A common question asked by many customers is if they can just opt for house window glass replacement, or if they need to pay for a new window. The answer is that it depends on the situation. For example, if your home has wooden frames that need to be replaced soon, it might be more cost-effective to just swap out the whole window now. Of course, the type of replacement glass you select also affects the overall cost. Read on to learn more about house window glass replacement.
Hire a Pro
Replacing window glass is really not a DIY project, so it’s important to hire a professional. Although, it’s also important to note that not all companies that install windows offer other related services, such as house window glass replacement. Many companies do not perform such services because they prefer to limit their focus in order to keep their profits as high as possible.
Replacing an entire window is obviously more profitable than installing new window glass. When shopping around for a pro, make sure to hire a company that is licensed and insured. This protects you from any liability in the event that an accident occurs on your property during the installation process.
House Window Glass Replacement Options
If a pane of glass cracks or chips, it can be unsightly, as well as dangerous. This is especially true if you have young children at home. Thankfully, an experienced technician can safely remove the broken glass and replace it. The new sheet of glass is popped into place and then sealed to hold it in place. Sounds simple enough, right? But remember, if your windows are still under warranty, don’t replace broken glass before first checking with the manufacturer. Not doing so could cause you to accidentally void the warranty.
You have some options when choosing new glass for your windows. Of course, you may opt to replace it with the exact same glass. But there are advantages to considering other alternatives on the market. For example, insulated glass is popular because it can reduce monthly heating and cooling expenses. It can also help to regulate the temperature inside your home, cut down on outdoor noise, and lower your carbon footprint.
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Windows for Your Home
At Pleasanton Glass Company, we’re proud to have served the Tri-Valley for over 50 years. Contact us for all of your glass needs. We offer a wide range of services, from shower door installation and designer mirrors to unique backsplashes. Give us a call at (925) 261-7198 for a free estimate, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.