Common Misconceptions About Sunroof Installation
1. All sunroof installers and brands are the same.
The best sunroof on the market won’t make up for a poor installation by an inexperienced installer. We’ve been in the industry for over thirty years, and all of our install technicians are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified. As for the brands we carry, we sell Webasto sunroofs, which have proven themselves through rigorous component and systems testing, plus lifetime warranties on many models.
2. All sunroofs leak.
No. Some sunroofs do leak, but good quality sunroofs that are installed properly do not. Leaky sunroofs are the result of unprofessional installation by unqualified suppliers. Webasto inbuilt sunroofs are designed with an extensive water management system to direct the water that encroaches past the seal into a dedicated water channel and out through drain tubes, keeping the interior of your vehicle water free. Some cheaper sunroofs even have seals made of neoprene that when exposed to weather, rapidly deteriorate, leading to leaks.
3. You should only get a sunroof if you don’t have air conditioning.
Although some people may invest in a sunroof because their car isn’t equipped with air conditioning, most people want the open-air feeling you get with a sunroof. Sunroofs can open up a small car, giving it a much larger feel, which can be very nice on long road trips, and they ensure pleasant ventilation with fresh air.
4. The company that gives you the lowest price is the one you should go with.
Problems can arise when you make your installation decision based on cheapest price. That low price you were quoted somewhere may not be for a high quality sunroof. The company may give you a low price to get you in and then install an inexpensive, poor quality sunroof without you knowing and most often with a very short term warranty or none at all.
For more information about this topic and what our install technicians can do for you, please contact us today!