What is Vent Glass?
Vent glass is one of those things you probably already know about without realizing you do- after all, a number of modern cars and trucks incorporate vent glass into their design, both for functionality and for added aesthetic value.
You know those tiny windows that car manufacturers add to the front or rear windows to maximize visibility and incorporate a little flair into the design? That’s vent glass, and it’s used in a variety of models of vehicle. It is a useful way to extend the visibility afforded by the windows beyond the front or rear wheel of a vehicle, and also minimize the potential of blind spots. Sports cars, sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks alike incorporate vent glass into their window design these days.
How Does Vent Glass Work?
You may not realize it, but the vent glass in your vehicle can be tilted open, hence the name “vent glass.” This makes it different from quarter glass, which is purely there for design. Vent glass cannot be rolled down with the push of a button, as can your main door windows. However, it is able to be pried open with a gentle push, as it is mounted on a hinge. The original function of vent glass was to provide adequate ventilation for rear-seat passengers in the days before air conditioning. These days, vent glass is primarily decorative. However, it is nice to know that opening a vent window in your car is possible.
However, vent glass can be a bit problematic to replace if it should get damaged. Since each manufacturer shapes it a little differently, special skills are required to know how to handle each glass.. The pros at Northwest Glass are experts in accurately fitting vent glass to restore it to its original condition. This way your vehicle can look like new again! If your car or truck’s vent glass is in need of repair or replacement, let a Northwest Glass Company technician take care of it for you.
Northwest Glass Company proudly serves clients in the greater Seattle area, including Marysville, WA. Let us come to you and replace your auto glass quickly and efficiently. In addition to the convenience of mobile glass replacement, you will love the end result of the work we do! Contact Northwest Glass Company today at 425-737-4950 for expert auto glass replacement at affordable prices. We’re here for you!