The Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS for short) was first developed nearly 20 years ago. It was originally developed by the National Windshield Repair Association under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and became an ANSI-approved standard. The ANSI standards development process is a rigorous and transparent consensus-building process that is open to all interested parties.
When NWRA and AGSC came together in 2019, both groups agreed that it made sense to synchronize their standards development process as well as take a new look at updating the ROLAGS Standard. Though ROLAGS has been updated over the years, it does not provide guidance on repairs in relation to today’s new technology such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
The ROLAGS 2 Standard, when completed and approved, will be a standard of “best practices” for when and under what conditions a repair should take place that also explains when repairs should not take place. The Standard will be a continuously maintained document under AGSC management with consistent procedures that unites the auto glass repair industry. ROLAGS 2 will also serve as a great reference for customers, insurers and others seeking to understand when a proper repair may be made.
Individuals, both those who were part of the original ROLAGS Standards Committee that developed the standard and those who were not, are invited to be part of the ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee. Those interested should contact Kathy Bimber at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting of the ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee will take place in June 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. in conjunction with Auto Glass Week™ 2021. The exact date and time of the meeting will be announced shortly.