Windscreen/Windshield Facts

Windscreen Repair Techniques and Technology

Windscreen Wizards Essex has been founded to offer an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional windscreen replacement or repair. As many other windscreen repair companies also offer a replacement service, they often find it a simpler and more profitable option to replace rather than repair a cracked or chipped windscreen. We prefer the safe and environmentally option of repair. Repairs of windscreens help to restore the strength and clarity of the windscreen.

At Windscreen Wizards Essex, we only offer repairs as we believe it's the best solution in most cases. If we know the repair is impossible to fix then we won't take it. By developing techniques and equipment devised in the US, our highly experienced team of windscreen technicians have designed our own British made, vacuum injector which we use in conjunction with our finest quality own-brand resin, enabling us to repair damaged areas of glass which other companies cannot or will not fill. As one of the leading windscreen repair companies in Essex, we have all the skills and expertise needed to ensure a professional and efficient windscreen repair is carried out.

Windscreen Repair Techniques

Facts About Windshields and Windscreens

• In Europe, 9 million windshields are replaced annually. At an average weight of 11.3 Kg's each, this equates to about 102 million Kg's of waste per year.
• Glass takes more than 1 million years to decompose in our landfills.
• Windscreen glass is difficult to recycle because much of the glass is 2-ply laminated and contains a PVB layer that must be separated. Integrated heating elements or radio antenna are often embedded within the windshields and cannot be returned to the glass furnace for reworking.(1)
• The transportation of glass, which is a relatively heavy product, throughout the supply chain results in high levels of transport-related CO2 emissions.(2)
• Glass manufacturing is a high-temperature, energy-intensive activity, resulting in the emission of combustion by-products (sulphur dioxide, cargo dioxide and nitrogen oxides) and the high temperature oxidation of atmospheric nitrogen.(3)
• It takes 15.2 millions BTUs of energy to produce one ton of glass. The manufacturing of one ton of glass can generate as much as 174.6 Kg's of mining waste and 12.7 Kg's of air pollutants. like the production of other materials, glass manufacturing and usage has negative impacts on the environment.(4)
• Thousands of repairs can be carried out for the equivalent environmental impact of 1 replacement.