Don't Try Window Replacement Without a Professional

Posted by Arrow Glass on Feb 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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The lie that costs you time and money, “I can do it myself” When to call a professional.

There are times when you can do household repairs yourself and times when you can't. Knowing the difference is important because further damage can be done if you don't know what key things to look for, or do, to get the job done right. This is especially true for glass repair and installation.

A simple window repair can go bad pretty fast if you don't know what you are doing. It's improtant to know how to tell when it is time to call a professional for your home's glass replacement and repair needs.

Double the Trouble

Double paned windows and other specially designed windows are best left to the experts for repair. They have unique features to them that require specific measures that have to be taken to fix them.

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Between the double panes of glass there is a pocket of air, which is what helps create better insulation against the elements. If the window isn't repaired properly, it won't have the same isolative effects. 

Let’s Face It; You Can’t Get an Antique Back

Do not try to repair any valuable antique windows or mirrors in historic homes yourself either. Their value can be greatly reduced if they are not handled properly. Some simple styled windows on older homes might seem easy to fix yourself, but check around the frame before you get started.

Be sure there are no signs of severe rotting or improper fitting of the glass in the frame. These are cases where a more serious repair might be needed, or the window could have to be replaced completely. 

If It's Broken, Don’t Fix It

Lastly, badly damaged windows require extra precautions, so no injuries take place due to shattered glass or pieces of broken wood or metal parts. Remember to never attempt to handle or repair windows that are in very bad shape. They aren't safe for inexperienced people to work on.

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You would not expect to represent yourself in court without a lawyer, and you should not expect to repair or install a window without professional help. Simply put: Be smart about your home repair decisions.  

Calling a professional glass replacement and repair company might seem more expensive than doing it yourself, but it can actually save money by preventing further damage. Keep in mind, you can always call a professional glass replacement and repair company if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Arrow Glass & Mirror, Inc.

Your Residential and Commercial Glass Specialists For Austin and the Surrounding Area.

9201 Brown Lane #280
Austin, Texas 78754
Telephone: (512) 339-4888

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