A broken window should be addressed quickly, but it can be difficult to tell whether it’s most advantageous to repair or replace a pane of glass.
Whether you need a quick repair or a full window replacement depends on the condition of the glass and the extent of the damage. Today, we’re breaking down the basics of glass repair and replacement so that you can easily make the best decision for your home.
Should You Repair or Replace a Pane of Glass?
Generally, it’s much easier and cheaper to replace a pane of glass than to repair it. If your glass windows break, it’s important to have a professional look at them urgently. They will determine if a replacement is necessary and if so, they will seal the pane and make sure the window is securely in place.
Many people wonder if a broken pane of glass is repairable. Unfortunately, you can’t just melt it back together; however, there are other solutions available. In the case of heirlooms and the like, don’t turn to Google to find DIY solutions. Instead, contact a glass repair specialist who promises high-grade results. You can’t afford to be flippant when it comes to glass repair.
When to Replace Older Window Panes
If you have an older set of windows in your home, it might be time to replace the panes of glass. Many older windows are a dangerous hotspot. These windows are usually very easy to break and can lead to serious injury if someone accidentally falls through. They are also typically made of annealed glass, which shatters into sharp, jagged shards instead of crumbling into dull cubes.
You and your loved ones are worth proper insulation. This might include double or triple-paned glass, reinforced glass, and a snug-fitting frame that doesn’t let out cool air in the summer or cozy heat in the winter.
Reasons to Replace Your Windows
If you have a broken pane of glass, you might want to take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade the entire window. This might seem like a big and costly project, but Murray Glass makes it easy to find the right panes that will fit your budget.
Here are a few reasons you might choose to upgrade your windows:
- Enhanced UV protection
- You want to upgrade to energy-efficient windows that will decrease your energy bills and carbon footprint
- Reduced noise from the outside
- Increased curb appeal
- You want less maintenance and glass that’s easier to clean
- Your current windows are weathered or damaged
- Reduced cold drafts
Choose Murray Glass for Glass Repair and Replacement Services
Whether you need to repair, upgrade, or replace a pane of glass, Murray Glass does it all at a price you’ll love. We’re proud to provide fast project completion, premium service, and 24/7 emergency care. Our technicians know that every glass project is unique and should be treated as such.
We service Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding areas, including Layton, Park City, Sandy, West Valley, Tooele, Draper, and more! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for all of your custom glass needs.