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Glass Repair vs. Replacement? How to Decide?

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Windows and other types of glass don't tend to draw much attention until there's a problem with them. One day they become cracked, develop condensation, and become fully shattered. At this point, all you want is to have them back to their intact selves.


The question for many Canadians is, can you get by with glass repair in Toronto? Or do you need a glass replacement for your Toronto home or business? Here's how to tell.


When You Need Glass Repair

Glass repair is more economical than glass replacement, but not all glass problems can be repaired and therefore have to be replaced. The good news is that rarely you may be able to get by with a repair if you have the following common issues.


Small, Controlled Cracks or Chips

Perhaps a small object hits your glass pane and creates a crack or chip. If that damage is minor and controlled, a window glass repair may be all you need. Our glass specialists can fill in the defect to restore your glass' appearance as well as its structural integrity.


However, it's difficult to tell whether your crack or chip is repairable. That's why it's best to contact a glass specialist as soon as possible to assess your damage and, if possible, repair it before it worsens.


Window Condensation

If you notice frequent condensation on your single-pane window or between the panes of a multi-pane window, it signals a problem. This typically means the seal around the glass has failed.


While this most often requires a window replacement depending on the extent of the damage, we can rarely repair your windows instead. Our specialists, if possible, will re-seal the window to keep the outside air out while the inside air stays in.


When You Need Glass Replacement

As much as every commercial property owner or homeowner hopes their glass problems are repairable, sometimes a replacement is the only way to go. While there are plenty of issues with a window's frame or sash that could warrant a replacement, what about the glass? Which circumstances might require a glass replacement for Toronto residents?


This typically happens when you have a fully broken window. If there is a visible hole in the glass from one side to the other, you'll need a replacement. The same goes for a window that is shattered or has extreme cracks.


Why You Need To Act Fast

Whether you need glass repair or glass replacement, time is of the essence. For one, glass cracks and chips can become worse over time. The sooner you call a professional, the more likely we will be able to repair the glass instead of replacing it, saving you financially.


Security is a top issue as well. When burglars notice broken or cracked glass, they see it as an easy way into the home or building. The longer your glass remains damaged, the longer your safety is at risk.


Don't forget about your energy usage. Glass in windows and doors is critical for keeping your heat or air conditioning inside. When the glass loses its strength or seal, you end up using more energy and, once again, spending more.


Of course, don't forget about your home or commercial building's appearance. We all want a manicured, well-kempt look, and intact glass keeps your property looking newer and adequately maintained.


Ready to reap the rewards of well-cared-for glass? For glass repair or glass replacement for Torontonians, call our glass specialists today.


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