Tips for starting a windshield repair business

Starting a windshield repair business can be really lucrative. With over a billion vehicles on the road today, there are unlimited opportunities in windshield repair. When starting a windshield repair or glass repair business, there are some things to be aware of, some factors you might consider when determining whether this is the right business for you to get into. …

A Legacy of Service: GlasWeld Manager of Technical Services Randy Mackey Retires

On December 31, 2017, Randy Mackey will end his 32-year career at GlasWeld. Since 1985, Mackey has been an integral part of GlasWeld, serving as its Manager of Technical Services for the past few years. He is nationally recognized as an innovative developer and resident expert on windshield repair products, spending much of his time at GlasWeld providing training and education to ...

RV? Semi truck? How do I repair a vertical glass windshield?

How do I address repairing a vertical windshield? Let's say it's a recreational vehicle, semi-truck, or maybe even the sidelight of a vehicle where the injector needs to be pretty much horizontal to the glass on a vertical piece of glass?  The first thing to understand with vertical glass windshield repair is that to achieve the proper vacuum and resin ...

How long will it take to recoup my initial investment for a GlasWeld windshield repair kit?

How long will it take me to recoup my initial investment if I buy a professional glass windshield repair kit? Let's take a look at a conservative scenario for windshield repair. Generally speaking, most windshield repair technicians in the US market, on the low end, charge $45 per repair for retail repair work. That's what you would Bill to your ...
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What windshield repair training does GlasWeld provide?

Well, the first thing is our QuickStart guide, included in every kit. Its laminated information that shows exactly how to accomplish a proper repair, with with images and instructions. In addition to familiarizing you with the standards here in the US market. In addition to that, you'll get a DVD which will have all of the videos which you can ...

What to look for in a professional windshield repair kit.

When deciding on a professional windshield repair system, the first thing we should look at is technology. Technology and innovation matters, particularly in the sense that technology allows for you to get an excellent repair even when the situation is not ideal. When climate factors are involved or when you are working with a difficult break. Technology can help you get the ...

How much should I charge for a repair?

That's a loaded question, every market is different, whether you're in the US or whether you're in another country. So the first piece of advice is just to do your research, make some phone calls and find out what your competition is charging to understand your local market. Do the local insurance companies provide complete glass coverage? Is there a glass deductible ...

Getting set up to bill through insurance companies.

Billing insurance can be a breeze! It can also make for a pretty easy sale when you tell a customer that the repair will cost them nothing out of their own pocket. Follow our guide to get a better understanding of how it all works. The first thing to be aware of is if the customer has full coverage, in ...

What GlasWeld certification can do for your windshield repair business.

Should I get certified? Does it matter? Do the insurance companies care? Do the retail customers care? Etc. Let's tackle that subject real briefly. Why should you get certified, well the first reason is it does add credibility to your business. Indeed, retail customers now are trained to look for certifications in many different industries. Windshield repair is no different, and ...

What you need to get started in windshield repair

The truth is in any business first off you need desire and determination and the willingness to work hard and do quality work. That's true of any company, and of course, it's always good to have a business plan and an understanding of your local markets. Identifying potential clients; car washes, fleet accounts, dealerships, body shops, detail shops, retail work, etc. ...