Today, we’re going to talk about a very common home repair issue: broken windows. Here in the South Shore, we have some wild weather. Wicked winter storms, driving winds, downed tree branches and debris – they all take their toll on residential windows.
One common scenario: a single pane in a multi-pane window is broken. The rest of the window is completely intact and perfect – it’s just the crack or hole in one pane that needs repair. The type of repair needed in this situation is window pane replacement. It’s a service performed by your local glass service.
What’s Involved in Window Pane Replacement?
Window pane replacement involves the removal of the broken pane of glass and the installation of new glass of the same type, appearance and size. After South Shore window pane replacement, your windows will look exactly as they did before the damage occurred.
What’s the Difference Between Replacement Windows and Window Pane Replacement?
This is a great question! Generally, replacement windows are needed when a window is significantly damaged, including damage to the frame or when a window’s performance in terms of energy efficiency was substandard. It’s a complete replacement of the entire window.
Window pane replacement, on the other hand, involves only the glass portion of the window. In the case of a multi-pane window, only a small fraction of the glass portion of a window is involved. In terms of budget, window pane replacement is almost always the more affordable repair option.
Window Pane Replacement for Colored, Etched, or Other Special Glass
Some multi-pane windows feature colored, etched, or other special glasses. When one of these panes gets broken, you’ll want the best local glass service to help you. They’ll be the ones who have the widest range of glass available so you can have an exact match.