Glass breaks, that’s just how it works. Glass breaks even if it’s your window glass, be it from a storm, attempted break in, or just an accident. Whether you just got brand new replacement windows for your Tucson, AZ home, or you’ve been enjoying new energy efficient windows for a while, there is always the risk of the windowpane, or glass, breaking. You have a few different options for replacing the windowpane depending on factors such as how the glass broke and how much its broken.
If you just installed replacement windows you should always contact the manufacturer if something goes wrong, like the windowpane breaking. They might still be under warranty, or the manufacturer can make sure you get the right replacement pane.
Cracked glass is simple to repair. A professional window company can remove the cracked pane and replace it with a new one. If you’re replacing the pane, you can take the chance to get an upgrade like insulated glass units, or IGU. When an IGU breaks, or when you want to install one, the window company just pops out the old IGU and seals a new one in its place. If you’re looking to save on repair or replacement costs you can try and replace the broken windowpane yourself. However, doing it yourself can be tricky as you don’t want to hurt yourself or damage the window frame, plus it sometimes takes a professional touch to do it correctly. It can also be hard to replace a windowpane with special glass, as you need to order specialty glass from a manufacturer.
While a full replacement will cost more, there are times when the additional investment is well worth it. For example, if the window seal is broken, you need to replace the window. Defogging a window with a broken seal can fix the issue in the short term, but only a new window will be a long-term solution. You will also need to replace the whole window if the muntins or munions, the dividers in a window, are broken, or if the glass on your window breaks and the window is 15 years old or older, as it might be better to just invest in new windows rather than spending money to repair the old one. The same is true if you have low quality windows.
It also is time to invest in a new replacement window if you have rotting wood windows. Rotten wood is a common cause of broken window glass, as it can cause the frame to get out of shape and break the window. If you have rot, you are better off saving yourself the stress by replacing the window right away.
If you’re not sure whether you need replacement window glass or replacement windows for your Tucson, AZ replacement windows, Olander’s Window Replacement is for you. We have years of experience in the industry, and offer expert advice from 4141 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712. Call today at (520) 326-2909 to learn more.