When Softballs Run Amok

When your windshield is smashed by an errant ball, call the Modesto auto glass experts at Don's.

So, you’re out in the yard tossing a softball around to get ready for tonight’s tournament at the Big League Dreams sports park when there’s a flashback to your childhood. It’s a flashback caused by the smashing sound of a softball hitting your windshield.  It’s kind of like the time you put a baseball through your parents’ front window when you were a kid.

Kind of like that time because when your baseball (you really should have been drafted for the majors) went through the front window, glass went everywhere. This time, no glass flew. Sure, you’re going to have to get a new windshield, but there’s just a big cracked place with no pieces to pick up. That’s because auto glass is made for safely, unlike the windows you see in most houses or businesses. The goal with auto glass is to keep you inside in case of an accident.

Basically, the windshield is made of laminated glass, which is two layers of glass with a layer of polyvinyl butyral between. The glass-PVB “sandwich” is heated and pressure is applied. The result is a structure that “allows the glass to absorb energy during an impact and gives the glass resistance to penetration from flying projectiles. … Laminated glass can break and be punctured, but it will stay intact because of its chemical bond with the PVB,” says auto.howstuffworks.com.

So, when you need to repair or replace your windshield, you can’t simply do it yourself. You need to call the experts at Don’s Mobile Glass. Don’s has been providing auto glass repair and doing windshield repair in Modesto and other areas of the Central Valley for more than 55 years. We have locations in Modesto, Manteca, Turlock and Merced to serve you. But you don’t have to worry about that, we’re mobile so we come to you. Wherever you are.

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