Windshield Remedy along with a growing number of companies worldwide recognize the fact that we need to be responsible with our resources. We also recognize the need to contribute to the growing effort to help slow the effects of global climate changes. We believe individuals as well as small and large businesses have the biggest effect on these changes. Government intervention takes too long and is not the best answer. Therefore, we constantly promote the benefits of repairing windshields versus replacing and discarding them unnecessarily when they could possibly be repaired. Below are some interesting facts.
Restoration Businesses Making a Difference
Automotive restoration businesses like Windshield Remedy and others have a unique opportunity to restore materials while also conserving valuable resources and energy. Educating our customers and making them aware of these benefits is part of our company’s effort to make a difference. Besides, the simple fact is repairing a windshield is the sensible thing to do.
Repair vs. Replacement: True Costs?
Millions of tons of glass and windshields are dumped in landfills each year. Approximately 11-12 million windshields are replaced in the US alone yearly. Many of those windshields could have been repaired. It is estimated that as much as 39% of all windshields have stone damage, but only a fraction are being repaired. Repairing a windshield uses almost no energy, especially when compared to the amount of energy it takes to manufacturer and install a new windshield. It takes about 250,000 btu’s to manufacture a 30 pound windshield. We feel like the true cost of these unnecessary replacements carries much more weight than the high cost of replacing a windshield.
Various regions internationally, such as Latin America and Asia, are experiencing rapid industrialization. This has already resulted in a sharp rise in global energy consumption. Throughout history there has never been a better time for everyone to be environmentally educated in their consumer decision making. By engaging in and encouraging these sound and eco-friendly business we can all make a significant impact on resource usage on a global scale one windshield repair at a time.
It is ultimately your choice as to how you choose to take care of your windshield damage. In these times, it is more important than ever to make sensible decisions. Repairing your windshield continues to be the best choice financially, economically, and structurally for your vehicle. If your decision is Windshield Remedy we look forward to seeing you very soon!