broken window or glass door - what to do

If you have at least one kid in your house, there is a good chance that you have experienced at least one broken window in the past - if not, there is probably one in your future. Do you know what to do if a window or glass door is broken in your home? How you clean it up, who replaces it and how you handle the entire situation will all have an impact on the outcome. My site contains tips for dealing with a broken window or glass door in your home. Hopefully, you will be able to learn from my many experiences and avoid the mistakes that I have made.

Do You Have Thin Glass Windows? Get New Glass Or Windows On A Budget


If the glass in the windows around your home is so thin that you can hear the birds chirping and the neighbors chatting, then sound isn't probably your only problem. Air loss and energy efficiency should also be concerns that you have. There are some ways that you can reduce the cost of the project, while still getting the new windows that you need. Here are some of the things that you want to ask the window installation professionals about.

Glass-Only Replacement

If the window frames are wood and can be sealed or stained, or if you want to keep the current frames of the windows, just replacing the glass may be the best option for you. You can get thick glass that is resistant to UV rays and that helps to prevent air loss, and the glass will be custom fitted and cut for the windows you have in your home. You only want to do this if the frames are in good condition.

Discontinued Options

If you don't care if the windows in the front of the house match the windows in the back of the house, or if you don't mind getting windows that you can't get again in the future if something goes wrong, then you want to see if you can get a deal by purchasing discontinued windows. You might also be able to find windows that were custom ordered and then didn't work out, but there are only a set amount so they won't be reproduced.

Off Season Work

Talk with the window company about replacing the glass during the off season, or during a time when most people aren't replacing their windows. This may mean that you could be exposed to a little bit of uncomfortable temperatures in the house, but it's worth it in the long run if you save a lot of money on labor.

The condition of the windows in your home could be costing you when the utility bills come each month, and it could be the reason why you always feel a draft or hear the neighbors. You'll want to talk with the window installation company to see if you can get glass that will be durable, that blocks harmful sun rays that can damage your fabrics and materials, and that can be installed at an affordable price. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Becky's  Glass Works.


5 June 2017