Can just the glass be replaced in windows?

September 21, 2018

If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing a crack or, even worse, a shatter in a glass window and are panicking about having an entirely new unit installed, fear not. Some installers, like Jack of Glass, offer the service of replacing just the glass itself as opposed to the entire window, meaning you can still stick with the window design you love, without worrying about the cost of having a newly manufactured window unit installed.

Advantages of a glass-only replacement

White uPVC sliding sash window

White uPVC sliding sash window

By opting to have only the glass of your window replaced, you’ll be able to maintain the aesthetic qualities you always had and the time it takes for the work to be carried out will be substantially less than a whole window replacement. As previously mentioned, it will also require less money than a window replacement.

Advantages of a whole window replacement

If you replace the window in its entirety, you’ll actually be choosing a fix that acts as more of a long-term solution. You could look to improve upon the original window you had, with one that’s less prone to needing a replacement in the future. This is because it’s not just the glass itself that can cause problems, the window frames actually have more of impact on the state of your window than you might think.

If the material used in the frame of the window isn’t very good, it can result in a poor standard of thermal efficiency, which in turn can lead to the window expanding or contracting. If a window changes in size, this will ultimately lead to leakage and just replacing just the glass itself won’t stop this from happening again. That’s why it might be worth spending a little more and investing in a whole new window.

Which should you choose?

Obviously if the problem you’re experiencing with your window is that somebody has intentionally or accidentally smashed/cracked it then it makes sense to choose just a glass replacement. If, however, you’re continually experiencing what can be described as ‘foggy window panes’ then you’ll more than likely want to choose a whole window replacement.

Jack of Glass

No matter which kind of repair you choose, Jack of Glass will do a fantastic job at ensuring your window is the best it can be. We do more than just repairs, we offer windows, doors, and many other glass home products. For more information, contact us or browse our website today!


Areas we serve

Operating out of High Wycombe for 30 years, we know the local area like the back of our hand. We supply and install high quality glass and glazing to homes in Princes Risborough, Chesham, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Marlow and beyond.

If you have a particular way of improving your home in mind and reside anywhere in or around a 20 mile radius, feel free to get in touch with our reliable team. We’ll be in touch swiftly.

K. Piowman-sale

Jack of Glass have done a wonderful job in putting a coloured glass worktop to my dressing table and installing a mirror. Has totally transformed my room. Unbelievable. Take a look at their showroom some really good ideas with glass, fantastic colours.

A. Hunt

Outstanding quality of service, and great at catering to bespoke requests. They are fantastic value for money, and a lovely bunch of boys to boot 🙂

H. Ellams

Great service at Wycombe Museum last Friday. The guys went above and beyond with their glass delivery service. This is the 3rd or 4th time i’ve used them.Just to let you know I shared it on High Wycombe facebook page too.

M. Harber

Incredible transformation. Great service. Amazingly fast replacement of a very big window!! Everything cleared up and great value for money.

M. Shoaib

Purchased 2 green house windows, got the size wrong, went back to get it cut to a smaller size FREE of charge and stayed after closing time until I arrived.

N. Shanta

I highly recommend Jack of Glass! Matt, Chris and their team deliver an outstanding service. I am extremely happy with the job that they did in our flat. It really exceeded all of my expectations and the room looks absolutely beautiful with the floor to ceiling mirrors.

S. Nandha

Great team and with great quality to detail on the finish of my glass splashbacks, also the bi-fold door works a treat for our dream house

Mr. Barlow

I recently needed to replace around ten or so panes of glass in my greenhouse . Very good service very nice guys ,cut and wrapped the glass while i waited and even made an alteration to a pane that i had measured wrongly .Thank you for the help and i will use again.

A. Lovell

We have recently had our front door and windows replaced by Jack of Glass. They were great. The communication was amazing, we knew every step of the way what was happening and they left place spotless. Our new door and windows have completely changed the house. Very happy and would recommend to anyone.

Josh Webb

Jack of glass have recently replaced all my windows efficiently and to a high standard. The price was also very reasonable. The customer service was outstanding along with the services they provide. Highly recommended.

Mr Bennett

I had to replace a small double glazed panel in a window. I though it would be difficult to get anybody interested as it was such a small job. However, Jack of Glass did the work. They visited the house to take the measurements, ordered the replacement glass and fitted it all very efficiently and at a reasonable cost. I will use them again.

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