“The kids were playing out in the front yard when all of a sudden, I heard this tremendous crash of breaking glass,” Linda said. “Of course I came running, because I was terrified someone was hurt. But the kids were just standing there, as shocked as I was. They’d been playing soccer when my son’s kick went wild and the ball smacked full force into the brand new living room window. My wife and I put a piece of plywood up over the window, but what do we do next?”
In situations where a window has been broken but there’s no damage to the frame or surrounding structures, the service you want is called glass replacement. Your actual windows are fine, it’s just the glass that’s broken. In a situation like Linda’s, where a large picture window was the one damaged by the soccer ball, you’ll want to choose an experienced commercial glass company that has the skills and manpower to do the job properly.
Is glass replacement a DIY job?
The answer to this question can be yes. If you’re a skilled and handy craftsperson, who is confident in your ability to cut and fit glass and properly install it in your window frame without causing any damage, and you have the tools and time to devote to the job, small glass replacement jobs can be handled. That being said, once you start getting into larger panes of glass, such as the typical double hung window pane, the complexity of the job increases significantly. Considering the cost of materials and the risk of breaking the fragile glass panels, it’s often much less stressful to let the professionals handle the job.
How long does glass replacement take?
When you choose the best local glass company, you’ll be surprised how quickly glass replacement can happen. Same day repairs are possible for most common glass windows. We work with homeowners to have windows repaired quickly, because it’s important for their security and peace of mind.