Glass windows can be fairly fragile, which can lead to them potentially being at risk of suffering significant damage. Unfortunately, this type of damage can be very common for windows, but people may not always know the repair options that are available for this type of damage.
Impacts Are Not The Only Source Of Damage To Glass Panes
Strong impacts on the glass can be a very common source of substantial damage to windows. However, you should never assume that this will be the only way that glass windows can suffer damage. Sudden temperature changes can be another source of these issues. Issues with the window frame could also contribute to substantial damage due to it putting a lot of strain on the glass itself. Often, these damages can take the form of cracks that rapidly grow in size across the glass.
Some Glass Damage Can Be Repaired Without Replacing The Entire Pane
Severe glass damage will typically require the pane to be replaced. However, if a person is able to identify and repair these damages when they are still minor and fairly isolated, it is often possible to repair them without replacing the entire pane of glass. This is possible through the use of glass resins that can adhere to the crack and fill it. Having this repair done to the glass will repair the cosmetic issues that the crack may be causing while also strengthening the damaged area.
A Damaged Window Pane May Be Replaced Without Impacting The Frame
There are some individuals that may be under the impression that they will have to replace the entire window frame in order to replace their damaged pane of glass. Luckily, this type of disruptive and expensive repair will not actually be required. Rather, a glass repair contractor will be able to safely remove the pane from most window designs. This can limit the cost of the repair by avoiding the need to purchase and install replacement frames. However, the frame itself will need to be free of damage or other problems in order for this to be an option.
Repairing a damaged pane of glass is a task that you are likely to find yourself needing to do at some point or another. Knowing the wide range of ways that a pane of glass can suffer damage, the possibility of repairing the issue with resin, and the fact that the frame will not have to be replaced to change the pane of glass will make overseeing these glass repairs a much easier process.