Glass Installation & Repair
What a Glass Professional Can Do for You
Fogged and broken glass. Double-pane windows become fogged due to a seal failure that leads to condensation becoming trapped between the panes of glass. Common causes of fogged glass are an original manufacturer defect, improper installation, exposure to extreme conditions, and age. A company specializing in glass installation and repair can typically replace broken or fogged glass in windows and doors without having to replace the frame, offering a cost-effective solution.
A glass professional should be able to identify and replace insulated glass, single panes, tempered glass, and Low-E glass as well as specialty options such as textured and patterned glass.
Glass window and door repair. It is important to address any damaged or broken element of a window or door to ensure proper functionality, ease of use, and safety. Window jamb liners, balances, cranks, locks, tilt latches, and caulking as well as glass door rollers, handles, and locks are often items that a qualified company will be able to repair or replace.
Window and door replacement. If a window or door requires complete replacement due to age, deterioration, or damage, a glass installation and repair professional will be able to help make the best replacement selection for your home. The professional should consider style, materials, glass type, efficiency ratings, screen type, budget, and HOA requirements when making a recommendation.
Other types of glass work. Professional glass companies often offer related glass services, including the repair, replacement, or installation of window screens, glass shelves, tabletops, cabinetry, mirrors, mirror walls, and shower enclosures. The glass for these pieces is typically custom-cut and should be handled by a glass professional. Cracked or broken glass in a home should always be replaced for safety purposes.
Doors and outdoor tables should always have tempered/safety glass because it is stronger and breaks in a safer manner than conventional glass. Tempered/safety glass is required by code in many settings and is recommended in others.
Installing new windows is one of the best ways to reduce energy consumption in the home. The most energy-efficient windows can help block heat transfer due to heat-reflective coatings, and gas-filled inserts.
Low-E coatings. Energy efficiency can be further increased by installing windows with low-emissivity, or Low-E, glass that is specially coated to reduce the transmission of ultraviolet light, or heat. Low-E glass can lessen visible light transmission, which can reduce glare, protect furnishings and floors by minimizing their exposure to direct sunlight, and lower your home’s cooling costs.