When you’re on the road enough in your RV, chips and cracks will happen to your glass on occasion, and it is important to have that damage replaced as soon as possible, especially when it’s on your windshield.
No matter where you may travel or how careful you might be, debris can be thrown by other vehicles, scratching, chipping, or cracking your windshield or other windows.
As soon as you noticed the damage to the glass, head to a local auto glass shop to have the necessary work done. This is important because the longer you wait, the worse the damage will be. Even the smallest windshield chips can develop into massive cracks. Rough road conditions or changes in the temperature outside can cause a chip to climb across the whole window or spread outward in spider web pattern.
Though a small chip can usually be repaired relatively inexpensively, replacing an entire windshield is much more costly. Therefore, if there’s anything that you can do to ensure that the chip is repairable, it’s wise to give that a try while you still can.
A repaired chip is usually almost invisible, and it stops the chip from spreading while keeping your window in great working condition.
Aside from significant savings, making sure that your windshield is at its best also makes the vehicle much safer. Considering the amount of time that is spent driving when you own an RV or the money spent on additional equipment like RV awnings, it’s very important to make sure that the vehicle is as safe as possible. Chips and cracks can impair your vision and can make your windshield perform at a less than ideal level. Do yourself and your family an important favor and have your glass repaired the moment you notice that it is damaged.