Polzin Glass

A windshield does more than keep out wind, rain, snow and flying debris. It also serves as a safety shield to protect you and your passengers. That’s why an improper windshield installation can be dangerous.

If you need your vehicle’s windshield replaced, look beyond cost to the quality of the installer.  At Polzin Glass, we keep on the latest training, products and industry standards.  We don’t cut corners and you can count on our integrity.

Defective installation at a seemingly bargain price can result in serious injury and even death if the windshield fails during a crash. You risk being thrown through the windshield or rear window and being crushed during a rollover due to improper installation. Unfortunately, when someone comes in with a vehicle, with a windshield installation that was faulty, it’s not easy to fix! We normally can’t tell what is wrong without doing a bunch of tests to figure it out. Then, in most situations, we will need to remove the glass and re-install it (if it doesn’t break when we take it out), so that we can get it installed properly. We have seen it far too many times, the insurance company makes you think you don’t have a choice on where you take your own car (Even though Minnesota State law allows you to go to ANY shop of your choice) so don’t be fooled! Call us at Polzin Glass and we will help you get the claim made, then we will take care of all the paperwork and even bill your insurance company for you too.

As experienced glass installers, will assure you are protected by carefully removing the old windshield and sealant, by cleaning the area, and by using OEM quality glass and manufacturer recommended adhesives for the replacement.

Any issues you are currently having, with the glass sealing to the body, indicate weakening of the vehicle’s structural integrity. If you spot problem areas, see Polzin Glass.  Only then can you be certain you and your passengers are fully protected while on the road.

Call Faribault – Phone Number: (507)334-8680  or Northfield – Phone Number: (507)645-6450


When a farmer has broken glass in his tractor cab, it is usually something they want to get fixed quickly so that no time in the field is lost.  At Polzin Glass, our Faribault and Northfield locations can assist with all makes and models of tractor cabs.

However, there are a few questions that we may need answers to that can help speed up the process.

Q: Did the glass crack or shatter in a million little pieces?

A: If it is cracked then it is probably Laminated glass and if it shattered then it is Tempered glass.
Tractor Glass

Q: Is the glass intact?

A: If so, it is Laminated glass and we can use that piece to make a pattern and cut a new piece.  If you lost or threw the glass away, we will need to make a pattern from the metal frame and then cut the new glass from that pattern.


Q:  Did the glass have a hole in it for wipers or hinges?

A: If so, you would need to get a new piece of glass from a tractor dealer and we will install it for you.  If you chose to do this, please call us to schedule an appointment.


Q: Do you still have the rubber that held the glass?

A: If  you still have the rubber and it is in good shape, we can reuse the old rubber. If you do not have the old rubber or it is cracked/ripped, we do have new rubber gasket for it.


Q: Can you bring the window or frame to the shop?

A: If you can bring the frame to our Northfield or Faribault shop, it will save you money.   Of course, if you need us to we can come there to make the pattern(s) & then come back to install once we cut & sand the new glass to the patterns.


POLZIN GLASS NORTHFIELDPhone: (507) 645-6450 |

POLZIN GLASS FARIBAULTPhone: (507) 334-8680




According to an Article from Matt Helms, when it comes to that nasty film that builds up on the inside of windshields, blame your dashboard — or any other number of plastics and vinyl products used in automotive interiors.   So, what is the film inside your windshield?

Per the article:

Our dashboards and other interior components are supple and long lasting for a reason — there are chemical compounds in them to make them that way. Without those ingredients, they’d get brittle and be prone to cracks.

Problem is, those chemicals don’t stay stuck to the vinyl or plastic forever. They gas out, especially in heat, and stick to nearby surfaces such as our windshields.

“The process that you are observing is called desorption,” writes David Felbeck, a University of Michigan professor emeritus of mechanical engineering. “This is the process where individual molecules that are weakly attached to a surface randomly get kicked off into space and then are deposited on another surface.

“The problem is worse with new cars because there is so much junk put into upholstery to make it look good. If you have ever kept a car for many years (as I did during my student years), you would notice that the problem diminishes with time. I currently have a 2-year-old car and I still have the desorption problem.”

You can reduce the amount of plastics-related chemicals you breathe by keeping windows open a crack and by setting the heater or air-conditioning so that they draw in fresh air rather than recirculate inside air.

At Polzin Glass, we keep up on the latest information regarding windshields and your well being.  For a name you can trust in windshield repair, contact Polzin Glass today.


POLZIN GLASS NORTHFIELDPhone: (507) 645-6450 | 
POLZIN GLASS FARIBAULTPhone: (507) 334-8680



As glass experts, we often find ourselves telling customers that we provide O.E.M. quality glass.  Yet, what does that mean to you, the customer?

O.E.M. stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Perfectly clear now, right?   Actually, knowing what it stands for is just part of the equation.  O.E.M. quality glass is the best quality available.  It means the O.E.M. quality glass is the same color, DURABILITY, thickness, size and shape as the original window specs.  Sometimes even better quality!!

In addition, this high-quality glass means protection for you and your family.  When it comes to replacing a windshield, it is part of the safety structure of your vehicle!!  This is not the place to cut corners & get cheap low quality glass.

Some glass repair shops will use the cheaper options, we will not.  To us, keeping you, your family and friends safe in your car in much more important than cutting a few corners to save a few extra dollars.

When choosing for your families safety, chose O.E.M. quality glass installed by Polzin Glass in Northfield & Faribault.

POLZIN GLASS NORTHFIELDPhone: (507) 645-6450 |  
POLZIN GLASS FARIBAULTPhone: (507) 334-8680