Glass and Window Repair - What's the Difference?
When it comes to window repair, there are two things you can be referring to. Glass repair is the first thing and it usually refers to fixing cracks or chips on the glass that has been installed into your home. Window repair often refers to what’s behind the glass – all of those parts that make up a typical window and keep it working properly.
Usually, window repair refers to the actual operation of a window itself. Sometimes that means replacing parts like locks or rollers, but sometimes it can also mean fixing up the balancers at the bottom as well – they’re those metal springs on either side of a single hung window that hold them up and allow you to slide.
Windows are complicated. There’s so many different windows to choose from, and it seems like every day there’s a new one popping up on the market that nobody has heard of before! Plus, manufacturers have been known to discontinue lines without warning – meaning you may find yourself in need for a window. That’s why it’s best to repair the window rather than replace it altogether.
One thing to watch out for is that you don’t make matters worse when a part of a window needs replacement or fixing. I once had a customer ask me to come replace the lock on his bedroom window; but, when we got there and found it was discontinued-I told him we could get an aftermarket lock and install it, which would cost $150.00—well he didn’t like this offer at all! He decided instead of paying those extra dollars (or rather letting us do our job) he went home himself with new locks from Lowes-but not before buying these really long screws…
The screws pushed into the glass and the whole piece shattered! Let’s just say the glass repair was worth more than the lock itself.
Even if repairing a window might seem like a simple task, there are many things that can go wrong. Give us a call if your windows need a repair!