Laminated glass offers superior protection than tempered for exploding sunroofs
“Laminated glass—two panes fused by a sheet of plastic—is designed to hold its form even when shattered, and can reduce the risk of ejections. Tempered glass, the kind used in side and rear windows, is safer than regular windowpane glass because it’s designed to break into small pieces, not shards. But when it fails, it can explode suddenly, causing thousands of pieces of glass to rain down at once.
Three automakers—Ferrari, Tesla, and Volvo—told the senators that all their cars with panoramic sunroofs have laminated glass.”
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Although rare, exploding sunroofs can not only cause damage from shards of glass but also pose a risk of driver error. Imagine driving on the interstate and all of a sudden the sunroof shatters. It would be an alarming experience which would certainly take your focus off of the road. Fortunately some auto makers have transitioned over to laminated glass that keeps the sunroof intact.
If you sunroof has exploded you should contact your insurance company and file a claim. For all other auto glass needs call the pros of Advantage Auto Glass at 612-343-8984 or visit our website further details.