What you need to know
Whether you have a broken window, hinges, insulation, break in or just need some old windows fixed up, here are some things you should know:
· It is always recommended to call an experienced Glazier. Trying to glaze a window yourself is difficult, time-consuming, and if you don’t know what you are doing, could result in a broken window.
· Glazing a window requires setting glaze in the frame before fitting in the glass, as well as glazing over the glass after the fitting and wedging it into place.
· If the glass is still in good condition, you do not need to buy new glass. The glass can just be re-glazed into the frame if possible, saving you money on buying new glass.
· It is important to contact a reputable Glazing company. Some things to ask yourself here are:
- o Does the company have good reviews?
- o Are they reliable?
- o Are they open 24 hours, 7 days a week?
- o Do they carry all needed supplies with them?
· Is double glazing better than single glazing? Double-glazing can reduce heat loss through windows by up to 50%. 20mm is the optimum space between the 2 panes of glass; less than this leads to increased heat loss; more than this makes little difference to the level of thermal insulation but does give improved sound insulation.
· Does the company offer residential and commercial services? This may be of help in case you own a business and would like to continue to work with the same window repair company
· Do they offer a free quote? Any reputable and honest company will have no problem supplying you with a free quote. Be wary of companies who want to charge you for every little thing.
· Check out the company’s reviews online at Google.com or BBB.org. Reading what others had to say about the company is a good way of knowing whether or not you want to choose them for your glazing needs.
· What is the cost? Is the cost up-front? Are there any possible additional fees? Is it a flat-rate? Are you charged by the hour? Is it more expensive if it is an emergency? These are all important things to ask so that you aren’t surprised by an outrageous bill once the glazing is completed.
· If the repair is for a business, can it be done the same day? Making your shop look good the same day from any damage caused by weather, theft, or vandalism helps you do what is best- running your business with limited disruption and loss of business.
Having any kind of emergency can be stressful. When you have a broken window, getting it repaired quickly will help eliminate the possibilities of more damage to the window, frame, home or business. You can now use these tips to help you during the process.
If you want more information feel free to check out 5 Emergency Glazing Tips (there are some great tips that i have not included here)
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