The sound of breaking glass can strike fear into the bravest of hearts. Broken glass can be scary, dangerous, and a huge pain. Not to mention, broken glass can prove to be expensive. Unfortunately, glass is breakable and glass repair or glass replacement is a reality that could be in your future. When you find the glass break, you might see dollar signs or a quick trip to the home improvement store to fix the broken glass yourself. But can you?
You have glass all over your home. Glass windows, glass doors, glass panes in your doors, glass tables and surfaces, the front of your stove and microwaves, in picture frames, and innumerable other places in each room. What happens if any of those panes of glass are broken? All it would take is a well-hit baseball, a dropped pan, tripping and falling, or any type of rough-housing and you’d be left with broken glass to repair.
Depending on the impact, your glass could get chipped, cracked, a spider-web break, or completely shatter. Chips are common along the edges of a glass surface, such as a glass table or counter. A small crack can show up on glass frames or lower window panes due to hard closing. Spider-web cracks are common when a pane of glass is impacted by a projectile, such as a toy ball or tree branch. And completely shattering glass speaks for itself.
Can You Repair Glass By Yourself?
It can be tempting to tackle all home improvement and repair projects by yourself. It can save you a lot of money, and give you an opportunity to learn skills as a homeowner. Certain types of broken glass can be repaired at home, even by a beginner do-it-yourself-er. If you drop a bowl or glass and it sustains a clean break, it can be fixed with adhesive and epoxy. Take a quick trip to your local hardware store to pickup some glass adhesive and epoxy to keep on hand for any glass breaks. Chips in a glass counter, frame, or shelf can also easily be repaired with epoxy by filling the chip, leveling and smoothing the epoxy, and then applying the hardener. Finish your glass repairs by carefully buffing. Always use proper ventilation and wear gloves to prevent excess adhesive from sticking your fingers together.
When You Can’t Repair Glass Yourself
If your broken glass is beyond a clean break or a chip, our experts at Murray Glass advise you to involve professional help rather than trying to fix it yourself. Fixing broken glass can be dangerous, since glass shards and tiny fragments can be nearly invisible. Even if it’s a clean break, the length and location of a break in your glass can make it incredibly difficult to repair yourself. When you’re in need of glass repair, trust Murray Glass to restore your broken glass to be beautiful, safe, reliable, and shining brilliantly. We’re ready to help with all of your glass needs.