Caterpillar Doors: Choosing Between Glass or Polycarbonate Replacement Options

All construction machinery doors and windows take a beating, and Caterpillar doors are no exception. If you are experiencing issues with broken glass in your Caterpillar doors or windows, is here to help. We offer replacement options in both glass and polycarbonate, each with unique benefits to consider.

Glass is the more economical option, but it still provides good visibility. Glass is scratch-resistant, and with proper maintenance, it can last for many years. However, glass is not the best choice for extreme environments or heavy use, as it can shatter upon impact. In addition, it can be challenging to remove broken glass shards from the cab, creating a potential safety hazard.

On the other hand, polycarbonate is virtually indestructible and ideal for extreme environments and heavy use. Polycarbonate is fade-resistant, scratch-resistant, and significantly more durable than glass. However, it comes with a higher price tag. The cost of polycarbonate is higher, but the long-term benefits of durability may outweigh the initial cost.

Here's a summary of the pros and cons of glass versus polycarbonate replacement options:

Glass Replacement Polycarbonate Replacement
Economical More expensive
Good visibility Exceptional durability
Scratch-resistant Fade-resistant
Can shatter upon impact Significantly more durable
Potential safety hazard from broken shards No safety hazards from breakage

At, our replacement parts are designed to fit and function like the original equipment from Caterpillar, but at a much lower cost. By replacing broken factory glass in your Caterpillar doors or windows, you can save time and money by avoiding costly downtime and repair fees.

Our polycarbonate replacement options are made from high-quality materials, ensuring long-term durability and performance. Our polycarbonate replacements also come with a scratch-resistant coating, providing added protection against damage.

Contact us today by calling or texting (240) 301-1225 or emailing to learn more about our Caterpillar door and window replacement options.

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