Category: Window Repair

Can I Just Replace the Glass of a Broken Window?

It’s a good question to ask but the answer to the question is not a simple one. It’s not just a plain “yes” or a plain “no”. It’s really going to come down to how badly the window was broken and how old the window is.

The best thing to do in this situation is to speak with a window replacement company. The first step that should be taking is to find out if your window is covered under some kind of warranty that deals with breakage. If this is the case you might not even need to deal with replacing the window yourself as your insurance company will organize a contractor to come out and do the work. If that is not the case then keep reading for the longer answer.

In which Situation Can Glass just be Replaced?

If you have a single pane window then generally replacing the glass is not an issue. You can even do it yourself and it’s simply a matter of removing the caulk that holds the glass pane in place. Then adding the new glass pane and then re-caulking. If you’re not the type of person who likes to do home renovation then you can always get a window repair company to come out to your property.

If you are dealing with a multi-pane window such as double glazing or triple glazing glass then there are times that replacement is the only option. Especially if you have warranty on the windows but this is definitely best left to a professional window replacement company. It is not recommended try and reply multi-pane glass yourself if you are not qualified.

In what Situation should the entire Windows be Replaced?

There are definitely times where you want to completely replace window units. Situations that would deem this to be the case are when windows are coming up to the end of the life cycle based on manufacturing recommendations. Or when Windows are very old. If Windows a very old it might be quite hard to find a proper replacement so a new unit is the best option.

An obvious situation that a window needs to be replaced in its entirety is when there is damage to the window frame itself. If a new pane of glass cannot be put into the window frame and secured then it is physically impossible to replace the window.

Another example situation is if you have timber frames and they are starting to rot. This could be dangerous for your home and your families safety as they could be easily be used as a break-in entry point. The last thing you want is a robbery because of a failing window frame.

If you’re unsure as to what steps you need to take. If it’s double glazing repair in Bournemouth or if it’s to repair a window feel free to give us a call as we will be happy to help assess the situation.

Do You Need To Repair or Replace your Windows?

Knowing when to replace your windows is very important. If we come out to your property to do a repair job and then realize that your windows really need to be replaced we will let you know. Here of four ways to know if you need to replace your windows opposed to repairing them:

How Cold are you?

Are you feeling cold inside? Of course feeling cold inside is not a telltale sign that there is something wrong with your windows but if your windows is supposed to be keeping the heat in and it’s not then it might be time to replace the windows.

How Safe are your Windows?

Safety is something that is very important for your home. Your window needs replacing if it’s not locking properly and the lock is un-fixable. If a window does not close property and it’s not fixable it’s time to replace the windows also. As the window could be used as an entry point into you home for a break-in. 

Is it Noisier Inside then it Should be?

If you live in a quiet suburb then soundproofing is not that big of a deal. But if you live in a noisy area such as close to a main road, a school, or in large apartment complex then your soundproofing needs to be on point.

Really good soundproofing in your home means that you should not even hear a low flying plane over head. Getting your soundproofing right will make your life much more relaxing at home.

Double glazing is generally the preferred way to soundproof your home as double glazed windows are very good at keeping noise out compared to single glass windows. If your home is noisy and that noise seems to be coming through the windows it’s best to get a professional to come out to see if there’s any repairs that can take place on your windows or if the whole unit itself needs to be replaced.

Are your Windows as Energy Efficient as they could be?

If you have damaged windows then they will not be as energy efficient as they once were. This means you’re going to be spending more money keeping the air conditioning on in summer and the heater on in the winter.

A good way to look into this is to simply compare your energy bills from the same time last year to this year. If there is a discrepancy but it doesn’t come down to a price increase from the energy provider then it might be time to have your windows looked at to see if there is any repairs that can take place or if the whole unit needs to be replaced.

What you should do if you think you need Widow Repair or Replacement?

The best thing to do if you have identified a window that seems to fit any of the criteria above his to give us a call on 01202 287066 and Abacus Glazing will happily come out to your property to do a free repair assessment and give you a quote.