We often take our windows and glass doors in our houses for granted – until they break, that is. It’s hard to know where to start when you need to replace the glass in your house, and it can be tempting to think that you’ll be able to replace your glass yourself. Before you find yourself going down that road too far, you should know that glass is a very tricky part of a house, and it is very important to use a glass professional when replacing the glass in your home.
The problems with glass are many, and they won’t necessarily present themselves until you have already bought your glass and are beginning the install.
The Right Glass For Your House
Do you need reflective glass? Or gas filled? Or do you need spectrally selective coated glass? There are many types of window glass, and you might not know which type is right for your house, or even right for specific windows around your house. Different glass types let in different amount of heat from the sun and insulate your house in different ways. Depending on where you live, you may need multiple types throughout your house. A glass professionalcan work with you and take the guesswork out of selecting the best replacements.
Installation is Hard, and Glass is Not Cheap
Glass is a very fragile material, and installation of glass requires fitting panes into very tight spaces. Without proper know-how, it is very easy to accidentally break that pane of glass that you just bought and probably spent a long time trying to fit. That means another trip to the hardware store and and more hours lost with the very real possibility of breaking another pane. Simply put, professionals have spent thousands of hours doing this and are much more efficient and experienced than it’s possible for an amateur to be.
Glass Is Dangerous
Have you ever cut yourself on broken glass? Then you know it’s not a fun thing to have happen. Glass breaks easily, and when it does, it becomes dangerous. Shattered glass is incredibly sharp and many people have suffered serious nerve and tendon damage in their hands at the mercy of a shattered window. From taking out the broken pieces to be replaced, to the tricky installation, a lot can go wrong. When glass does break, disposal can be a problem on it’s own. Whether it’s a child or a pet getting into the garbage, or another unsuspecting person handling it, shattered glass remains dangerous even after you think you have disposed of it.
It’s not impossible to replace glass by yourself, but it’s rarely worth the hassle or the potential danger. The staff at Dan’s Glass are professional glass experts. We’ve been in business for over 35 years. We handle both our glass and customers with care and are always available to answer any questions you have. Contact us today and let us find the glass solution to meet your needs.
This article originally appeared on Dan’s Glass’ blog at: https://www.dansglassinc.com/importance-using-professional-replacing-glass/.