Can They Replace My Windshield in the Rain?

If it’s raining outside, your windshield can only be replaced using a mobile auto glass service in an area where the car is under some sort of cover, and can remain there for up to 4 hours afterward.

Below are the reasons why…

To protect your vehicle’s interior

During the replacement of your windshield, old glass is removed. This means that the interior section of your car would be exposed for almost 40 minutes. If you decide to replace your windshield on a rainy day with no cover, your interior may end up getting interior rainwater damage. Especially if it is rainy and windy at the same time. Reliable Glass will not replace your windshield in the rain. We care for your vehicle as if it were our own.

To protect the technicians

It would be unreasonable to replace a windshield in the rain and without cover, especially for the installers, since they would be exposed to the weather.

To protect the vehicle’s window repair or replacement

If it storms or rains too hard, it can put pressure on the windshield, and the water can adversely affect the tape or adhesive that holds the new windshield in place. The urethane and molding need to bond or cure, which cannot happen under those conditions.


After installation, do not put your car through a high pressure car wash for a minimum of 48 hours. The pressure of the water against a new installation can displace the moldings. Allow your windshield, adhesive and moldings the full 48 hours to become set and dry. A hand wash, however, is acceptable during that time.

Read more windshield aftercare instructions.