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Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

Welcome to my blog. When I was a teen, I started dabbling with coloured glass and stained glass art. Later, I helped work on a number of houses, and my partner and I often changed the windows in those houses. Through that experience, I learned a lot about maintaining, protecting and repairing glass. Currently, I am not working on any projects, so I decided to create a blog full of the information I have learned about glass over the years. Whether you are an artist, a glass installer, a homeowner thinking about new windows or anyone else with a question or concern about glass, this blog is designed for you.

Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

Are You in Need of a Glass Replacement Company?

by Catherine Smythe

Windows probably don't occupy your thoughts very often. When you glance through a window, it is whatever is on the other side of the window that has captured your attention, rather than the window itself. The only time that you notice the glass in the window is when it is dirty or damaged. While mud or dirt can be washed off the glass pane without difficulty, a broken window can be harder to fix. When faced with a broken window, you must call a glass replacement service. Here are three questions to ask before agreeing to use a glass replacement service.

Do they have the right glass?

At first glance, you might think that all glass is the same, but it's not. Not only can you get glass in different colours, but you can buy glass in different thicknesses as well. Many glass replacement companies will also offer glass panes with a range of properties, such as anti-glare, reflective glass and one-way glass. Before you work with a glass replacement company, find out what type of glass they will be able to provide. Ensure that what they offer is a good replacement for your damaged window pane.

How soon can they get to you?

One of the most valuable jobs performed by the glass is separating the inside of a property from the outside. Once the glass is broken, everything outside the property can enter the building. You might be faced with wind and rain entering the building and damaging expensive stock. Alternatively, you might be worried about intruders who now have an easy way into your property to take anything that catches their attention. Broken windows present a risk to your business, and you must be confident that the glass replacement company can reach you quickly to complete the glass replacement before there is further damage. Look for a firm that is happy to offer a 24-hour glass replacement service. You don't want to be stuck waiting hours for the glass replacement company, just because your call arrived after the end of business hours.

Do they have good customer service?

No matter what the company promises you, you won't be satisfied unless they deliver on their promises. Look at their reviews or testimonials to see what past customers have said about their work. The reviews can provide a good indication of whether you will be happy with the standard of work offered by the glass replacement company.