QUARTER GLASS SERVICES
Quarter Glass services are provided by Island Xpress to all model and make vehicles. You know that small piece of glass found behind the doors and above the rear wheel of your vehicle? It’s called quarter glass, or a valance window, and we can replace it too!
THE IMPORTANCE OF QUARTER GLASS SERVICES
WHAT IS THE QUARTER CLASS ?
Also called a valance window or vent glass, a quarter glass window is a side-facing window on a vehicle that is significantly smaller than the standard passenger windows and often serves as an extension of the passenger window either above the rear wheel or next to the side-view mirrors.
WHAT IS ITS MAIN PURPOSE ?
Quarter glass windows greatly enhance the driver’s visibility of the surrounding area. In the rear of the vehicle, the presence of a quarter glass window can allow the driver to view an area that would typically be a “blind spot.” Furthermore, when these small windows appear on the front of a vehicle, they allow the driver to increase the visibility of the side-view mirrors and the front of the vehicle.
REPLACING THE GLASS ?
Quarter Glass services are very important. More often than not, quarter glass panels are made from the same tempered glass that your vehicle’s windshield and passenger windows are made of. For that reason, if there is any damage to the quarter glass, it should be addressed immediately.
THERE ARE THREE PRIMARY WAYS THAT QUARTER GLASS CAN BREAK.
- The glass itself can break, resulting in a full replacement.
- The weather stripping that holds the glass in place can become damaged or weakened causing leaking and other damage.
- The window-opening mechanism can break if the windows are not stationary windows.