NATIONAL GLASS ASSOCIATION: All technicians employed by Virginia Glass have passed the National Glass Association's Auto Glass Technician certification examination. NGA certification is a nationally recognized program designed to enhance professional standards by measuring technical knowledge.
Certified auto glass technicians also receive continuing education between regular testing intervals. You can check the NGA web site to see a list of shops in your area that employee certified technicians.
AGRSS: AUTO GLASS REPLACEMENT SAFETY STANDARDS COUNCIL: Virginia Glass also is a registered member of the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council (AGRSS). This means that Virginia Glass has been certified as in compliance with the ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002 Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard. This standard spells out the practices and procedures for safe windshield replacement and maintaining compliance with federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Most people do not realize that proper windshield installation is a critical factor in the ability of an automobile to protect occupants in an accident. Visit our Safety page for more information. You also can find a listing of shops in your area that are AGRSS registered.
ESSEX AUTOMOTIVE REPLACEMENT GLASS TRAINING: Virginia Glass employees also are certified in the recommended installation procedures by Dow Automotive's Essex automotive glass adhesives. By knowing that we follow the Essex ARG Technical Installation Guide, you can be assured that our technicians perform safe windshield replacements.
Dow Automotive's Essex Betaseal™ is an original equipment adhesive used by nearly two-thirds of vehicle manufacturers worldwide. Here at Virginia Glass we only use Essex/Betaseal™ O°ne™ and Essex/Betaseal™ Express fast-cure urethane adhesives. These products allow for safe one-hour drive away time across a wide range of temperature conditions. For more information, visit the Dow Automotive website.