When you get a window or door pan gets chipped, cracked or shattered it is wise to have it repaired as soon as possible. Even the slightest chip or crack can give cause to serious safety concerns and may lead to the window breaking at the worst possible time.
A simple chip may not seem to be a problem at first but it weakens the integrity of the pane and will lead to serious safety implications, particularly in the summer when the heat expands the glass making it even weaker. So, don’t put it off, have your glass repaired as soon as you can.
How do you choose a Glass Repair Specialist?
- Check that your Specialist has all of the relevant certifications and qualifications. You need to be confident that they are indeed a Specialist and not just a handyman who fits glass as part of their services. An Australian Glass and Glazing Association certified specialist has been examined on many aspects of safe glass repair including how to repair a broken pane and undergoes ongoing training to be up to date on the latest techniques.
- Check that you understand exactly what the Specialist is recommending for your repair. Ask about the type of glass they propose to use, the safety grade of the glass and even the colour.
- Check references of previous clients that the Specialist has worked for. A great Specialist will be happy to give you a choice of references for the quality of his work.
- Check that you are getting a quote before the repair, and compare it to the quotes of other Specialists.
Don’t just go with the first glass repair company you find in the business pages, get quotes and references from several companies before committing to one.
What can a glass specialist do for you?
- Repair broken or cracked window panes.
- Repair windows that stick or do not open or close properly and easily.
- Repair panes of glass that have fallen.
- Install bushfire glazing systems.
- Ensure the safety of your family and your home.
- Advise on thermal performance.
- Advise on wind load performance of glass for cyclone and high risk areas.
An AGGA accredited Glass Repair Specialist does more than just replace broken panes, they give you total confidence in their professional abilities. They adhere strictly to the Australian Standards and will take every step necessary to ensure that the glass they use to repair or re-glaze you window is not just fit for the purpose but is reliably sourced. They will be able to show you documentation that will verify the safety of the glass and that the installation is 100% compliant with all standards and regulations, giving you complete peace of mind.