Your windshield a vital safety feature. 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle.

Your windshield a vital safety feature. 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle.

ABC News Special Report with Barbara Walter – Windshield Safety

  • In a front end collision the windshield provides up to 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle and in a rollover, up to 60%.
  • In a 1982 General Motors concluded that a vehicle lost about 1/3 of its roof strength if the windshield bond came loose during a rollover accident. For more information: – www.safewindshields.org

Today, more than ever, vehicles depend on the glass windshield to add to its structure and strength as a whole. The windshield is a major part of the support system and energy management in a collision.

Have you ever noticed why the windshield is much larger in size and more aerodynamically slanted? It’s because of energy management and occupant protection in the cab of the vehicle.

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National Glass Company, owned by Gale and Debi Francis.We purchased National Glass Co. in Salem, Oregon the same year our son, Jonathan was born, 1976. Our business became a family journey, marked through the years by many benchmarks of growth.We started with just the three of us; that first year with the baby sleeping in the office, but later became a growing and thriving business.Our vision from the very beginning was to be the best glass replacement service shop we could be.Our customers always came first period. We valued them, and sought hard to solve their glass needs, whatever it might have been. There wasn’t any job too big or too small for us.Throughout the years, our customers became dear to us, as have their children. They returned whenever they had a glass need. We are even serving the third generation, and that makes us feel proud. Whether glass for an automobile, or glass for their home, or even a small glass project, their needs are our top priority.As the business grew, we began to expand our services to include shower and tub enclosures, custom wall mirrors, even commercial store fronts. However, we never lost our focus for auto or residential glass needs. We were in the business of customer service, which was why we began this journey in the first place.Today, we have returned to being a small window repair company with just the two us. This change allows us to continue excellence, serving one customer at a time, whether residential glass replacement, restoring a hot rod, or windshield repair in your brand new Dodge Dart.It has been about 35 years since we first opened our doors to serve our community. We remain dedicated to quality glass repair and replacement. We still want the very best for you.

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