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Will insurance pay to replace a windshield that has become so pitted and cloudy that it is hard to see if you have complete glass coverage?

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2011-09-13 17:54:41
2011-09-13 17:54:41
Insurance Coverage for Glass

This is considered "normal wear and tear", which is never covered by auto insurance companies, rather than an "accident" or "ocurrence", which are covered by insurance companies.

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  • That depends, call and ask them if your policy would cover that. I don't think the coverage would replace a windshield simply because it is old. There should be some claims related event. And remember, there will be a deductible. Ask the glass company if they would waive or reduce that before scheduling a repair. A shop around if they will not work with you on reducing the deductible.
  • Probably not, even though it is a safety issue it is not broken, but I would check with my agent. Some insurance companies are more lenient than others.
  • I am a insurance agent for a large company, our policies do not cover this because it is considered wear and tear over a long period of time. You would have to have a crack in the window and even then the comprehensive deductible would apply. You should not file a claim for something as minor as a window, paying out of your pocket will save your premium and record in the long run.

Where do you live? If by any chance you live in Florida and have full coverage on your car they will pay for it without using your deductible The deductible does not apply for a windshield. I live in Florida and mine was replaced and I didn't have to pay anything. It was not cracked just pitted. Please call your agent

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No, unless it is due to someone els's liability. As in, someone hit you and your windshield cracked, then it is covered. If you had Comprehensive coverage you would be all set. It depends on whose insurance is paying and what caused the windshield to break. If it's your insurance and a rock chips the windshield and you don't have comp/collision... no.

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My answer would be to take it to a professional. Contact your insurance carrier. If you have Comprehensive coverage, the windshield will more than likely be replaced at no cost to you. Replacing a windshield is not a DIY job.

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It depends on the specific provisions of your coverage; if you only have liability insurance, then no. If you have comprehensive coverage, then they will still only cover the cost above your deductible. Some insurance companies will cover windshield replacement with no deductible if you use their preferred repair company and agree to repair (rather than replace) the window if possible, but this is not universal. You should call your agent and ask.

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Depending on the size, shape, availability and type, replacing an RV windshield can cost $1,000 – $5,000. The high cost of replacing a motor-home windshield is due to the glass product itself and the technical skill and labor of the experts who are hired to replace the windshield. Most often, your insurance company will cover the bulk of the cost of a windshield replacement. Some insurance companies will cover windshield repairs and, in some cases, offer additional glass coverage in their policies. RVs are notorious for taking rocks to the windshield, so consider inquiring about additional glass coverage.


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