Glass is instrumental in both home design and energy efficiency, but what do you do if your glass windows or doors suffer a crack? How do you know when you need a residential glass replacement versus a simple repair? In most cases pertaining to cracked or blemished glass, replacement is almost always the way to go.
Signs you need a residential glass replacement in Denver
1.) Do you feel a draft?
Are you constantly putting a towel down in front of your glass door or shivering every time you walk by your window? If you are feeling a draft then you most likely need to have your window or door glass replaced. If you are feeling a draft through your windows or glass door, there is probably a crack in the seal that’s causing the undesired airflow. You will want to replace the glass entirely to fix this problem so you are not wasting energy. Having a draft affects your home’s temperature and can cause an increase in your monthly energy bill.
2.) Cracked or broken panes
While some minor cracks and imperfections in glass can be repaired, if you have a large crack or completely broken windowpane you will need to get it replaced. To repair a significant chip or crack in a glass pane can end up being just as expensive as a replacement. Don’t bother trying to preserve the broken glass, which is more likely to break again, and opt to upgrade to new, sturdier glass.
3.) The weather report didn’t predict fog!
Fog on the inside of your windows or glass door means moisture is somehow finding its way into your home. This is usually an indication of a broken seal. Over time, fluctuations in temperature cause the window and door frames to expand and contract with the weather changes. This eventually causes the seal to weaken and therefore water is trapped in between the glass panes. A loose or ineffective seal can cause water damage if you procrastinate a glass replacement.
4.) Stubborn doors and windows
If your doors and windows are sticking or not closing all the way, you should seriously consider a glass replacement. Sticking or faulty doors and windows can cause you to lose heat in the winter and let humid air in during the summer. If you are letting in unwanted air, your HVAC system is working overtime to correct this problem when you could easily correct it with a glass replacement. Additionally, if your windows and doors are not closing properly, it puts you, your loved ones and home at a safety risk. Home invaders and robbers look for faulty glass doors and windows because it is much easier to break into a home that is already broken. If you don’t prioritize your home’s safety, you could end up paying for more than just a glass replacement.
5.) It’s happened before
If you have already gone through one or more glass repairs and you are still experiencing issues, it might be time to bite the bullet and get a replacement. If you continue to sink your hard earned cash into annual repairs, you will end up spending more money overall than if you went with a replacement in the first place.
If you have experienced any of these signs, you should schedule your residential glass replacement with United Glass in Denver sooner rather than later.