Safety is always the top priority when it comes to replacing sunroofs on a vehicle. According to George Weller, operations manager for City Auto Glass in South St. Paul, MN, usually it's a “plug and play” process. The technician will need to remove the old glass, clean the broken glass from the frame, and then place the new glass.
However, when it comes to aftermarket solar roofs, there are more challenges involved. Another consideration when deciding whether to buy a car with a panoramic sunroof is the added weight of the vehicle. Lighter cars consume better fuel, brake more easily, and accelerate faster. This means that the extra 200 pounds of the glass roof can affect your overall stability and maneuverability.
In terms of weight, you can compare the panoramic sunroof to having another passenger on board at all times. When selecting glass replacement services, it's important to make sure that the replacement glass is the same size and shape as the original sunroof glass, matching the part specifically to the year, make, and model of your vehicle. Knowing how to schedule a replacement and how to maintain it can help ensure that the sunroof is in good condition. Jeff Reddell, owner of PACE Glass in Texarkana, Texas, says that many of the solar roof replacements are due to recalls, such as in the case of a burst sunroof.
Replacing sunroof glass is a specialty that should be left to a professional, trained automotive glass technician. Installing new sunroof glass is sometimes a complicated task, which can usually be done in a few hours by a trained automotive glass technician. In conclusion, replacing sunroof glass is an important part of maintaining the integrity of the sunroof. It helps protect your vehicle's interior from damage caused by UV rays and water.
If the sunroof glass is scratched or otherwise damaged, replacing it can still offer great benefits.