Windows of varying shapes and sizes will be present within all modern homes. They serve a variety of functions, from adding an extra level of insulation to a property, all the way to promoting ventilation and light. Even with their varied functionality, they are still made of glass and when accidents happen, they can sometimes suffer with damage.
That’s where window fitters come in handy and understanding the unique types of services provided by a glazier can go a long way. Here’s a closer look at what these experts can do to help.
If there’s one thing that glaziers are recognised for, it’s their ability to install windows. Single panels and double glazed windows are a simple task for these professionals to take care of – in fact most will have the equipment and facilities to take care of an installation in less than a day. Even larger houses could be enjoying a brand new set of windows in the space of a couple of days.
Even if there isn’t a sign of damage, there’s really no harm in having an expert stop by to check the condition of panels and frames every so often. Professionals recommend a yearly check-up (more so if temperatures are extreme in your area). If any issues are spotted, they can often be dealt with immediately.
The thing with glass is that it can suffer damage in a variety of ways; with a range of consequences. If glass blows (usually the case with double glazing as opposed to singular panes), then the only option will be to replace a layer entirely. For chips, cracks and splits however, a good glazier will be able to inject a resin formula that can help to reinforce the structure and return the pane to a functional state.
There might be times where the damage to a pane of glass is too severe, or when a home owner simply wants their old panels removed in favour of an upgraded set. Glaziers specialise in window replacement and many will even offer to dispose of the unwanted panels as well. Doing so improperly can be risky, so it’s always worth taking an expert up on their offer – especially if they won’t charge extra for doing so.
One of the most commonly overlooked features of a glazier is their ability to address frames, as well as windows. A good pane of glass will only last as long as its surrounding structure, so hiring a glazier to take care of a damaged frame can make a lot of difference. Most frames can be repaired easily, but for those that are badly damaged it might be a better option to have it replaced entirely.
Even the newest windows will soon start to become a nuisance if their rubber insulation layer starts to come loose, or breaks away. All modern windows are fitted with rubber inserts and not only can these help with structural integrity; they are also there to restrict the flow of cold air. If the layer starts to wear away, it’s well worth calling a glazier to take care of the maintenance.