Recognising When Your Window Might Need Repairing
Most modern homes feature dozens of windows. They are a staple present within any type of property; responsible for both letting the light in and keeping our families warm during those colder months. Although the majority of panes will be constructed with longevity in mind, the brittle nature of glass means that things can go wrong when we least expect them.
What can go wrong?
Well, one of the most prominent issues with double glazing is that a single panel can blow, resulting in a misty window that will need replacement. There’s also the risk of stray stones and debris causing chips and cracks; as well as damage from the elements that can lead to shattering in extreme situations. Even if your glass is laminated, the risk of injury won’t be voided completely.
What can you do?
If you’re dealing with a damaged window on any level, from the smallest chip to the largest split, you might want to consider hiring an expert. Glaziers are at the forefront of all things glass repair and replacement – and considering their costs are fair in most instances, there’s no reason why you should put your families’ welfare at risk any longer.
We’ve compiled a few tips on window glass replacement to help you to recognise when there might be an issue – so why not get to know what we recommend and then see whether your home could do with a visit from an expert.
How severe is the damage?
The first thing that you might want to do is to look at the condition of the damaged glass itself. If there’s a small chip then it won’t be likely that the entire panel will shatter into a million pieces; but keep your distance nonetheless. The wrong amount of pressure could result in catastrophic damage, so if you spot a chip, try not to touch it – just hire an expert glazier to come out and take a look for you.
Are you worried about the associated costs?
If you’re a little concerned about spending more than you’d like, then don’t worry too much. Most glaziers will provide a free, zero obligation quote and if they can’t meet your budget, then you could find another local glazier near you. If you think about it, is it really worth putting you and your family at risk? Having the reassurance of an expert can be more than worth the initial investment; which in and of itself can actually be much cheaper than you might have expected.