Can you trust who is installing your windshield? When you bring your vehicle to Portland Glass®, our specialists – all NGA-certified, will handle your windshield replacement. They know that each windshield presents a unique set of challenges – from following OEM glass recommendations to choosing the right adhesive and applying it in the right amounts.
Weather conditions, humidity, even the cleanliness of the technician’s hands can mean the difference between a windshield that stays in place and one that pops out when you need it most. Your life can depend on our windshield replacement techniques, and we refuse to compromise our strict standards of safety. We’re proud to say that we install confidence with every quality windshield replacement and windshield installation in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Windshield Replacement Specialists - Our Portland Glass® windshield replacement specialists, certified by the National Glass Association, are required to undergo continual training updates through our SmarTechTM Certification Program. SmarTechTMEngineered Installation System provides safety and technical updates, best glass practice information and installation training materials for new vehicles. As Maine’s top auto glass experts, Portland Glass® regularly consults with automobile manufacturers to make sure our windshield replacement specialists are aware of and comply with the latest window installation standards and techniques.
Vehicle Structure - Have you noticed how much more glass today’s cars use than those of 20 years ago? In fact, the windshield in a car may account for as much as 27% of its structural integrity and can help prevent the roof from collapsing during a rollover. Additionally, your car’s factory-installed glass is part of its crash management system and is designed to be used as a “backboard” to properly deploy the passenger side airbag.
A past ABC 20/20 News segment documented the real-life risks associated with an improperly installed windshield. Portland Glass® will make sure we live up to our reputation as the best windshield replacement and windshield installation company on the East Coast. The structure and safety of your vehicle is our number one concern. Call the Portland Glass® windshield experts today!
Bonding Glass To Metal - Portland Glass® uses only adhesives that meet or exceed the manufacturers' safety and structural integrity requirements. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) requires no less than 50% of the windshield perimeter remain intact in the event of a crash. 100% of the windshield perimeter remained intact during crash tests using adhesives as part of our Portland Glass® SmarTechTM Engineered Installation System. As Northern New England's premier auto glass replacement and repair company, we have confidence that our customers cars are safe when we release them.
Safest Glass - At Portland Glass® all replacement glass is DOT-certified and meets all published Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for windshield replacement glass. These High Penetration Resistant windshields (HPR) are designed to withstand impact while preserving the structural integrity of the vehicle, which may help to reduce crash injuries and fatalities.
Our highly touted windshield replacement provides Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire with a customer friendly glass replacement company unmatched in quality and service. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
To learn more about windshield glass installation, please contact the Portland Glass® location nearest you.
If it’s Glass, we can do it.
To learn more about our windshield replacement, contact the Portland Glass location nearest you.
What do "R" and "U" value mean?
The R-value represents the resistance a material has to heat flow. R-Value measures the insulation properties of a material; the higher the R-value, the greater the resistance. Insulated glass provides a pocket of air to enhance its R-Value.
The U-Value is an insulation rating for transparent objects like glass. The term U-value is measured by the amount of heat that escapes a surface, like a wall, ceiling, or in our case, a window; the lower the U-Value, the better the insulation.