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). The ANSI standards development process is a rigorous and transparent consensus-building process that is open to all interested parties and culminates in an ANSI-approved voluntary industry standard. It is the same process that was used to develop the AGRSS Standard. AGRSS deals with replacement; ROLAGS deals with repair.
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 the ROLAGS Standard. Though ROLAGS has been updated over the years, it does not yet provide guidance on repairs in relation to today’s new technology such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
The ROLAGS 2 Standard will be a voluntary industry standard of “best practices” for when and under what conditions a repair may take place and also when repairs should not take place. The Standard will be a continuously maintained document under the auspices of AGSC 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 can and should be made.
All individuals including those who were part of the original ROLAGS Standards Committee, which developed the standard, 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 Monday, January 11 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.