Glass Pane Installation Variables

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Broken windows can diminish the value of your home and dissuade potential homebuyers from becoming interested in placing a bid on your home. A glazing contractor is an individual who you will be dealing with during the installation of new glass panes within your residence.

The Assessment

A glass supplier who employs a contractor who is responsible for preparing glass panes may subcontract a glazing contractor to aid with the installation of glass. This person uses a series of adhesive products to secure panes. Although glass sections may sit within a recessed area that a door or a window contains, a glazing compound is typically used to properly secure a pane and provide the cutout that surrounds it with an airtight seal. 

An assessment of your residence will need to be performed first. Contact a glass contractor who has a glazing contractor working alongside them or under them. If you are concerned about the cost variables involved in the upgrade, inquire about whether or not you will be charged only one service fee, for the glass pane acquisition and installation requirements and for the services that will be rendered by a glazier.

If your glass contractor works separately from the glazier, you may be responsible for paying two separate fees for each of the window installation procedures that need to be performed. This will mean that each contractor will provide you with a separate estimate and bill. One will be for the glass and installation prep step fees and one will be for the sealing of the glass panels.

The Glazing Materials

A glazier is an important person who completes the glass installation process. A contractor who works in this field may feature a variety of glazing products that are designated for adhesion purposes. When consulting with the person who will be overseeing the glazing duties, ask about the products that are typically used to adhere residential glass panes to their frames. A glazing contractor may use a liquid or rollout product.

A liquid glazing compound will come in a caulk-like canister. This type of product needs to be spread around the outer edges of a glass pane and will require several hours to dry. A rollout product is in a dry format. This type of glazing material will need to be measured and cut. Afterward, it will need to be aligned with the edges of a glass pane. These are just two basic glazing materials that a contractor may use.

Contact a glazing contractor near you for more information.