Different Types of Auto GlassDifferent Types of Auto Glass

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Glass has different applications in our daily lives. It is used in cars, homes, and offices. While they are all made from one primary material, the glass manufactured for each structure serves different purposes. Needless to say, the glass used for automobiles is different from glass installed for house or office windows.

Diamond Auto Glass, your expert in auto glass repair in Sedona, AZ, talks about the two types of auto glass and their advantages.

Tempered Glass

A single-ply glass is superheated and then rapidly cooled to manufacture tempered glass. The process makes this kind of glass four times more resilient than regular glass so that when the tempered glass is hit or struck by a strong force, it doesn’t break into harmful sharp shards. Instead, it breaks into smaller, pebble-like pieces that have dull, harmless edges.

While the safety feature of tempered glass is noteworthy, a downside to this is that since tempered glass breaks completely and can’t be repaired, it requires auto glass replacement.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is made by sticking together two layers of glass with a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin in between them. These layers are then fused using high temperatures. Due to its outstanding ability to withstand impact, laminated glass is often used as windshields. Unlike their tempered counterparts, you can bring the laminated glass in for mobile auto glass repair services, provided that the damage isn’t too severe.


In terms of durability, it takes more to break tempered glass than laminated glass. However, laminated glass offers better protection against UV rays than tempered glass. The former can block up to 99% of ultraviolet light as opposed to the latter, which only offers 60 to 70% protection against UV rays. As for the costs, tempered glass is generally cheaper than laminated glass. How much you’ll need to pay for auto glass services can also vary.

Trust the Experts

Diamond Auto Glass offers a wide range of auto glass services that can cater to both tempered and laminated glass. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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