Storefront Glass Windows and Doors

August 3, 2021 2:06 pm Published by

In a perfect world, there would be no need for storefront glass repair. But sometimes the unexpected happens, and you’re left with a need for new glass windows or doors for your business.

The reasons you might need storefront glass repair vary. There may have been a weather-related incident that damaged the glass, for example. There may have been an act of vandalism that left your glass damaged. Perhaps a driver mistook the gas for the brake pedal in front of your store and drove a vehicle into the glass. The point is, things happen.

Here are some of the steps that might be part of getting your storefront glass repaired.

Glass repair process

If your glass is damaged, it will almost certainly need to be replaced. Glass isn’t a forgiving material, so the solution to fixing it is usually replacement. Here are some of the steps in the process.

First of all, if there is a mess from a broken window, that will need to be cleaned up. Then any remaining glass, such as a second pane, will be removed. Then the frame and padding will be removed, and a new pane of glass will be installed. This requires the use of special suction cups to handle the glass and set it into place. The glass is then cleaned, and the frame is reinstalled to lock it into place.

For replacing glass doors, the process is similar. If a door is separated into multiple panes of glass, it may be the case that only one piece of glass needs to be replaced.

When having glass replaced, it may be a good idea to look at upgrading the glass to include energy-efficiency treatments, like low-e (low-emissivity) glass. This can help reduce your overall energy costs by helping regulate temperature—and it’s also helpful for the environment since you will be using less energy. Treatments like tinting, frosting or upgrading to double-pane glass can also be a welcome addition for your customers and employees.

You may also consider different types of glass that are more resistant to damage or vandalism. There may be modern advancements in glass technology that can help abate vandalism from happening again.

Hire a professional

Repairing storefront glass is a job best left to the professionals. There are many reasons for this. For one, it pays to have experience handling large pieces of glass. There are special tools, transportation procedures and installation techniques that, if neglected, can result in damaged glass.

Another reason to hire a professional to repair or replace your storefront glass is that the new glass will fit exactly in the space like a glove. Sometimes commercial storefronts will need custom-cut glass to fit a given space, and this is a service that is best left to the professionals.

When you need expert and professional craftsmanship for your storefront glass repair, contact the team at Custom Glass & Screen today. With over 45 years of industry experience, we’re prepared to tackle commercial glass projects of all types.

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