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
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!