A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.
If you have a window in your home that has chipped, cracked, or shattered glass, you need to quickly do something about it. Before opting to have the entire window replaced, you might want to consider the benefits that would come from just replacing the glass itself. To help you with this, you will want to read through the following benefits.
It May Be Cheaper
The bigger the window, the more it will cost to have it completely replaced. While that is sort of the same for the cost of the replacement of just the glass, you will likely find that glass replacement will cost a mere fraction of what it would cost to have a brand new window put in. To get a clear picture of the savings that you will experience, you will want to call both a window replacement and a glass replacement company like United Glass Service Inc to compare the price of each.
It May Be Less Work
If your home has windows that are a lot older, or possibly the original windows in your aged home, you might find that the size of windows that you currently have are no longer sold as standard sizes. If you were to insist on a brand new window, you would either have to custom order the window so it will fit your exact measurements or have a different size of window put in and have construction work completed in order to expand or close in the old window space. Either way, that will surely take up much more time and will require a lot more work than simply having the glass replaced in your original window.
You May Not Need A Permit
The requirements for a construction or home remodeling permit will vary from one town to the next. However, if your town requires a permit for the installation of a brand new window, you may want to consider the option of just having the glass replaced. This is because it is unlikely that a simple glass replacement job will require a permit because you are fixing an existing item in your home. You might find that it is a lot less stressful when you can make the needed repairs without dealing with the cost of the permit or the appointments with an inspector.
With all of those points taken into consideration, you should be able to see that simply replacing the glass in your residential window is the best way to go.Share
1 July 2016