Although we work with all kind of glass products, we specialize in Automobile Glass. We replace and repair windshields, back glass, door, side, mirrors and truck sliders. We use the best quality glass and the finest urethane adhesive that not only gives an added safety factor, but allows the vehicle to be driven only one hour after a windshield replacement.
In addition to windshield replacement, we provide the same quality service for the following auto glass items:
- Windshield Repairs (In shop only)
- Back Glass Replacements
- Door Glass Replacements
- Side and Rear Mirror Replacement / Repair
- Truck Sliders
People often overlook the large contribution toward auto safety that is made by the car’s windshield. Modern windshields play a vital role in many safety features in today’s vehicles. Lane assist, navigation, antennas, and automatic wipers are among some of the safety features impacted by the windshield. All of the cars today have airbags installed. These airbags inflate in case of an accident to protect the driver and front seat passenger. When the airbag inflates, it provides a soft cushion between the windshield and the driver/passenger as long as the windshield was installed properly and with a quality adhesive. A windshield that pops out in an accident renders the air bag completely useless. At Sunrise Glass our well trained technicians use only the highest quality adhesive to ensure the windshield stays in place allowing the airbag to be effective. This is the same product used in over ninety five percent of the cars made in America. Sure it costs a little bit more than many inferior brands, but we think our customers deserve the extra safety benefits that it provides. Don’t you?
Windshield repair / replacement
Having to deal with a broken windshield can be very frustrating, let alone a huge hassle. Let Sunrise Glass take the stress away from you. On average our technicians have 25 years of experience, so no matter if your car is old or new you are in good hands. Best yet, we are the glass company that comes to you! So no matter if it is your windshield, back-glass, side or window we have you covered.
If the damage to your windshield is small, just a “chip or ding” (smaller than a quarter) you may only need a repair. Good, news this is a quick process done with our expert technicians using cutting edge ultraviolet cured plastic resin.
To get the best results from your repair schedule as soon as possible from the date the damage occurred. The longer you wait the less likely will be that the damage will disappear.
Have glass coverage in your insurance policy? Your insurance company may waive your deductible saving you any out of pocket expense. If you decide to pay out of pocket you will be surprised at how affordable repair is. We also offer a discount if you have multiple chips.
For a “chip” or “ding” to be repaired it must meet the following criteria:
- The damaged are must be smaller than a quarter. (this includes the legs of the cracks)
- The “ding” must be at least 1 inch from the edge of the windshield
- Repairs are done in shop only to achieve the best results
We recommend replacing your windshield for the following reasons:
- The “chip or ding” is in your line of vision.
- You have three or more “chips”
- If you have a hard time seeing through the windshield in bright sunlight, or the windshield wipers do not clear water as they should (and they are in good condition).
- If the damage is larger than a quarter.
If you are not sure if your windshield should be replaced or repaired please feel free to drop by our Brewer or Ellsworth locations and we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to replace a windshield?
It typically takes 1.5 to 2 hrs to replace a windshield. Keep in mind all vehicles are different: f the vehicle has a lift kit or any pre-existing damage it can take longer. The longest part of the replacement is the wait time for the urethane. We have found the best results come from the urethane that needs to cure for 1 hour after the windshield is in place.
Do you have my windshield in stock?
We have the most common vehicles and commercial vans in stock and can often get these cars in the same day. For all other windshields, we can get most with in 24 hours of your call.
Will you replace my inspection sticker, Trans pass, parking permit etc.?
Yes, in some cases stickers do tear, we do always try our best to put things back exactly as you had them.
Do I need to wait with my vehicle?
No, you do not need to be present when we replace your windshield, but we do need the following:
We need the vehicle to be unlocked with keys available for the technician.
If using insurance we do need you to sign your name on a piece of paper giving us permission to bill your insurance company.
My rearview mirror is attached to my windshield. Will the technician reattach it?
Yes, we remove your rearview mirror and attach it to your new windshield.
Can you come out in any weather to replace my windshield?
If you have a heated garage with space for our technician to move around the vehicle then yes! However, in the winter and during in climate weather we only schedule windshield replacement in our shop. We need the temperature to be warm enough for the urethane and the molding to be pliable. We also may not be able to replace your windshield during a rainy day as we don’t want the interior of your vehicle to get wet when your windshield is out of the vehicle.
Can you Guarantee the chip or crack will be invisible after the repair?
No, the repair process does not always make the damage disappear. The main purpose for a repair is to keep the glass from cracking further. Most repairs do improve the cosmetic appearance of the chip.
Can you guarantee the chip or crack will not get worse during the repair?
Unfortunately no, due to the repair process it is possible that the windshield may crack further. We do guarantee that a successful repair will not chip or crack further. In the unlikely event that the repaired crack gets larger we will credit the cost of the repair towards the purchase of a new windshield.
Can you fix the sunroof in my car?
No, we only repair and replace windshields, back glass and side windows.