“So we had a cold snap,” Linus, a Brockton area homeowner explained, “and I literally heard the window in our guest bedroom crack. Until that point, I never would have believed that cold weather can cause a window to break, but I witnessed it happen myself.”
As a Brockton window glass replacement company, we’ve heard more than a few stories about cold weather breaking windows. Window breaks tend to be one of two types – impact breaks, such as when a baseball, bird, or other object hits the window, and stress cracks. When the temperature on the outside of the window is very different than the temperature on the inside of the window, or if the temperature outside drops too far too fast, it can create stresses on the window that result in a crack.
When windows crack due to the cold, the damage tends to begin on the edge of the window and creep toward the center. There can be one crack or many small cracks. Either way, when the window cracks due to cold, it needs to be dealt with promptly. A cracked window can let in excessive amounts of cold weather, and in sub-zero temperatures that’s dangerous. Cracked windows let the warm air in your home out, which means your home heating system runs more often and your fuel bills go up.
The most cost-effective way to repair a cracked window is window glass replacement. Window glass replacement is an option when the damage to the window is restricted to the glass, and doesn’t impact the frame or sill. When the window frame and sill are damaged, window replacement is the better option.
If you’re not sure what you need, contact your local Brockton window glass replacement company. They will send a technician to your home to inspect the window and see what repair strategy makes the most sense. Window glass replacement can be performed quickly, so you can you enjoy your comfortable home once again.