Glazier services vary in nature, with those that can be used to treat damage and others that are ideal for maintaining windows in general. Window damage can take a variety of shapes and forms, with some types being easily rectified and specific types being a lot more challenging to deal with. Here’s a closer look at some of the most common types of window damage and how a glazier can take care of them.
Chips are a lot more common than many people realise and it’s not unheard of for tiny chips to occur and then go unnoticed for years on end. Although minimal in nature, these issues can still be fairly risky – especially if the chips are allowed to worsen over time and deteriorate as a result of exposure to the elements. In these cases it can be very important to call a glazier out and most will opt to treat the chip by injecting a resin adhesive into the afflicted area. Once dried, the resin can be sanded down to a smooth finish and it will then hold firm and act to reinforce the structural strength of the surrounding atoms.
Splits and Cracks
At the first sign of a split it’s very important to get in touch with a glazier, simply because these are the most common causes of shattering. If glass is able to shatter, it can cause untold amounts of damage – not to mention that it can also pose a risk to those nearby. A glazier will often evaluate the development of a split or a crack and then either inject resin to reinforce the structure of the panel of glass, or offer to replace it entirely.
If shattering occurs, then it should be a priority to call a glazier as soon as possible. Glass can be very dangerous to handle and even tempered glass (which can be more resilient) won’t be impervious to shattering if exposed to the wrong types of pressure. In these events, a glazier will usually clear away the shattered glass and then fit a new panel of glass.