Recent Winter Storms in North Texas Causing Widespread Auto Glass Damage

The bitter cold is finally loosening its grip on North Texas residents as we see temperatures rising back into the 60s and 70s. After a week and a half of below-freezing weather, ice-glazed roads, and widespread power outages, we are just now starting to see the extent of damage caused by these cold February arctic storms.

Residents all over North Texas have dealt with losing power, heat, and the ability to keep their families warm for over a week, putting many families in a state of emergency. Homeowners and commercial businesses are experiencing frozen water pipes, busted pipes, and significant flooding with frigid water.

Winter Weather’s Impact on Car-Related Accidents and Damage

We’ve especially seen a huge impact when it comes to the safety on our roads. In Fort Worth we say one of the most massive car pile-ups in history, when nearly 150 cars crashed and collided on Interstate 35 killing several and injuring many more.
This was the worst of fatal incidents that were caused by the severe ice and snow recorded throughout North Texas. We’ve seen an increase in auto-related car accidents and incidents throughout the state due to icy road conditions and cold winds.
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Not only have dangerous wind and road conditions led to car accidents, but also to auto glass damage. At Frisco Auto Glass Pros, we’ve had an unprecedented number of calls from car owners who’ve seen minor windshield chips and cracks quickly escalate and expand due to these cold conditions.

Winter Storms and Auto Glass Repair

That’s the thing about windshield damage – people think they can put off minor repairs without any consequences. The next thing you know, the dime-sized chip you picked up months ago has turned into a 12-inch-long crack crossing your entire windshield. We’ve had over 50 calls in the past week alone for this sort of damage caused by the winter weather. That’s double the amount of calls we usually get.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t get to all the repairs and windshield replacements last week due to the freezing temperatures. It’s just not possible to get the job done right in freezing weather. A reputable auto glass company would not schedule any repairs or replacements in weather below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, due to the likelihood of glass not being sealed properly.

Our Advice to Car Owners in North Texas

If you notice any minor chips, scratches, or knicks on your car’s glass, make sure to get it taken care of right away. Now that the weather is getting better, you can safely get your glass fixed before the damage gets any worse. And you don’t need to get on the road with your broken glass – call a reputable mobile auto glass service that can come to you to repair any damage.

Give us a call today if you have any auto glass damage that needs repair – we service the entire Dallas metro area, including Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Lewisville, Flower Mound, The Colony, Richardson, Addison, Little Elm, Denton, Carrollton, and North Dallas.

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Recent North Texas Storms have wreaked havoc throughout neighborhoods all over the metroplex.

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