Damage to glass fixtures can be a serious threat to the security of your home, whether it’s your door or a window. If you’re experiencing any of the problems we’re going to outline in the following article, contact Glasgow Glass and Locks for the best window glass repairs in Glasgow. 

Even if you deem broken glass as less of a priority because you’re not on the ground floor, it will still decrease the efficiency of your home. Neglecting to get a broken window or a broken door repaired (or replaced) will make your home colder, therefore increasing the amount of central heating you’ll require. 

So, what else do you need to know about glass repairs?

Window Glass Repairs Glasgow: How to Examine Broken Glass

Before you contact Glasgow Glass and Locks to get your window or door fixed, you’ll likely want to assess the damage. A visual inspection should be all you need to determine the extent of the damage. Don’t pick up shards of glass with your bare hands. Even glass that doesn’t look very dangerous can be deceiving, and it’s not worth the potential injury. 

If you do need to pick up the glass yourself, your safest option would be to use rubber gloves. Otherwise, get in touch with Glasgow Glass and Locks. They will deal with the stray shards of glass before repairing or replacing your window. 

Reasons You Might Need Glass Repairs

The most common reason you’d need glass repairs would be because your window or door has sustained cracks. As well as this, though, there are a number of other potential reasons. 

It could be that the glass has sustained small or significant scratches. It can be easy to ignore smaller scratches if they’re not very noticeable, but they could lead to further issues. 

Too much humidity in your home can cause buildups of condensation. You may be risking permanent condensation (which would require the glass to be replaced) if your home is too humid. 

It may also be that you can’t physically see any issues with your windows or doors, but nonetheless, you feel a draught. If you’re noticing that your home is abnormally colder in certain rooms, then check the windows or doors for damage. It may also be that your windows are gradually coming away from their frame. This is a problem that can occur over time, usually with lower-quality windows.

How to Prevent Glass Problems

There are a number of ways you can prevent your windows or doors from encountering problems. 

Check the glass in your home for any signs of damage, and do so fairly regularly. This doesn’t need to be an all-out inspection; simply look the glass over for small cracks or scratches. 

If you notice any cracks, chips, scratches, or any other problem with your windows or doors, get them repaired as soon as you can. 

You should also be washing your windows quite regularly. Not only will this increase the longevity of the glass, but it’s also always good to be able to see through clear, clean windows.