The Basic Principles of Glass Replacement
It happens to everyone at one time or another. In the blink of an eye and with a smash and a crash, one of your windows has shattered. Or maybe you got off lightly with scratches or a small hole. Either way, you need glass replacement and fast. You can’t leave a broken window to be fixed at a later date.
When your window is broken, not only is the security of your home compromised, the room is no longer protected from the elements. It’s important to decide how you’re going to fix it and act straight away.
Repair the Window Yourself
Depending on the type of window and the extent of the damage, it may be possible to deal with the glass replacement yourself. If you already have glass replacement skills, or are very handy and have the time to spare, you may be tempted to give it a go.
If you choose to do it yourself, you’ll need to remove the broken glass and dispose of it. Then take measurements of the frame to a glass supplier so they can cut some new glass for you. You may want to check online for some good window repair instructions to follow.
Get an Expert In
If your skills and equipment aren’t up to the job or you’re feeling nervous about doing it on your own, you will want to consider calling a professional glazier. There are lots of professional, high-quality glass repair services around who’ll be able to fix your problem efficiently and to an excellent standard. Many have a 24/7 emergency call-out service. They will have much more experience in window repair and glass replacement. Get some quotes and pick the best.
The Pros and Cons
Repairing a window yourself may work out cheaper than calling in a professional repair and glass replacement company, but unless you know what you are doing and where to get the right sort of glass, you are giving yourself a lot of extra hassle for little monetary gain.
You also run the risk of getting something wrong and causing more damage or taking much longer than you would like, and you need to find a way of disposing of the broken glass safely.
However, by calling in the professionals, you know they’ll be there fast and get the job done quickly. They guarantee their work and they’ll use police approved parts. All this means peace of mind and less stress for you – which many would say is worth the extra money you have to spend.
It’s always a bit of a pain if one of your windows gets broken. Now you know what your options are you’ll be able to get things fixed and back to working order quickly and with the minimum of fuss.