One thing that I loved about my house when we bought it three years ago was the greenhouse in the yard. I knew that it needed a lot of work, but knew that I would eventually get around to making the repairs and would have a wonderful greenhouse to spend my free time in. I had to do some research to find out about replacing the glass panels that had been broken over the years. I wanted to be sure that the glass I was installing wasn't going to stop the sun's nutrients from reaching the plants and that the glass would be durable and last for many years. If you are building or repairing a greenhouse, visit through my blog to learn all about the glass that should be used.
Kids are not always the most careful of people. There are many times when kids are so involved in a game that they are playing that they do not pay attention to their surroundings and end up damaging something along the way. If you have a window that has been cracked by a stray flying disc, baseball, or even snowball with the unknown rock in it, do not stress. Call a window repair company to assess the situation and learn what your options are right away. The guide below walks you through what you can expect when the technician comes to your home.
Assess the Damage Done to the Window
The first thing the technician will do is he or she will assess how bad the damage to the window is. If the glass is simply chipped or has a small crack in it, it may easily be able to be fixed on the spot. If the window has a large crack or is shattered in some areas, it will more than likely need to be replaced.
Repair Any Damage That Can Be Replaced
If your window has a small crack or chip, the technician will be able to fill it on the spot so that the window is as good as new. It is important to get chips and cracks filled so that when the glass expands and contracts as the temperatures change outside, the crack does not get larger and cause you to need to get the glass replaced altogether.
Determine If a Pane or Entire Window Needs to Be Replaced
If the damage that is done to the glass is more than just a small crack, the glass will more than likely need to be replaced. The technician will have to determine if the glass is made with single, double, or even triple panes of glass. If only one pane of glass was damaged in the window and there are multiple panes used to create the window, that single pane may be able to be replaced to save you money on the overall repair costs. If more panes are damaged, the entire window may need to be replaced.
To save money on repair costs, you may also want to contact your homeowner's insurance company. Window repairs are sometimes covered under your policy and will allow you to only have to pay a deductible to get the window back in good condition as quickly as possible.