Whether used as part of a sliding glass door in your home or an entryway door for a business, glass doors are both incredibly stylish and functional. However, there are situations where the glass can break or shatter. What many property owners and business owners don’t realize, however, is that broken glass doesn’t always mean you need to replace the entire door. Often, just the glass can be replaced. In this article, we’ll review what you need to know so that you can start saving money and avoid the unnecessary hassle of replacing an entire door.
What are the benefits of replacing just the glass?
There are numerous benefits to replacing only the glass when a problem develops. For starters, you save quite a bit of money. When the professionals on our team only swap out the glass, the remaining door structure can remain in place.
There are plenty of instances where only the glass will sustain damage. A stray piece of debris can make contact with the glass, causing a crack to develop. In this instance, it simply makes sense to only get the glass replaced.
Get professional assistance
Our expert glass installer will remove the broken pane, clean up the frame, and then pop in the new pane. The professional will then seal the new glass into place with weatherstripping or caulking, which will help you avoid unwanted drafts inside your home or business.
Removing and installing replacement glass may seem easy enough to do on your own, but you are always better off contacting the professionals. First, size is an issue—you need exactly the right cut to fit the door. You also have to remember that you are still dealing with broken glass, and you could seriously injure yourself by attempting to make this a DIY project. A professional contractor also has the connections to find the right, high-quality glass for your door.
Avoid installation complications
Replacing a door may seem simple enough, but a lot of additional issues can come up. For the most part, the experts can replace a piece of glass in a single day. That way, you do not have to deal with a broken glass door for an extended period of time.
When the experts have to replace an entire door, the process suddenly becomes a lot more difficult. They have to tear out the entire door, including the frame. They have to put a new door into place, and only at that point can they install the new glass. The whole process may last for a few days, and while you can put up a tarp for the time being, it is a hassle you probably do not have to deal with.
Get the same glass as before
You may have liked the glass you had in your door previously. When you trust the professionals to handle this line of work, you can be confident you will get exactly what you had before. They will know precisely what glass worked well last time and can give you precisely what you want.
However, they can also recommend other types of glass, and you may discover something else would work better.
Call Residential Glass for all your glass replacement needs
When it comes time for a new glass install, you want to contact us at Residential Glass. We will help your home feel comfortable once again by focusing solely on the glass. We even offer emergency repairs, so as soon as you notice a problem with your glass, get in touch with us for a free quote and for peace of mind.