Although most modern glass panels will be heat treated and tempered to be able to withstand higher than average amounts of pressure and damage – the truth is that glass is still one of the most brittle resources in the world. It’s a necessity within homes, offices and other buildings and fortunately, most panes can last for years – if not decades at a time, with minimal fuss and maintenance.
But there can be times when glazier services might need to be called in – especially when damage takes place, or if a particular window is so large that frequent evaluation has been recommended.
How do glass maintenance services work?
In the majority of cases a glazier will perform an initial evaluation of the glass, including the condition of the pane and its supportive frame. If any issues are spotted then they will usually be further investigated, but in most cases the glazier will simply suggest that a particular aspect of the construction will need consistent check-ups to ensure that the window remains safe and functional.
If an issue is spotted however, and upon further investigation a problem is discovered, the glazier might recommend immediate attention depending on the severity.
For example, if a home owner simply wants the condition of their windows checked, then a glass repair expert might visit their home, use a variety of tools to gauge the strength and durability of the window in question and then share their findings with the home owner. If subsidence has occurred then the glazier might recommend window frame re-alignment.
If a crack or a chip is present, then they might instead suggest the application of resin adhesive to bond and support the afflicted area. In extreme cases and when a glass has visibly warped, an immediate replacement might be required – and this can often save the home owner from larger sums that may be required if damage takes place.
This is why many glaziers recommend hiring them for maintenance from time to time – and with the cost of most maintenance projects being as low as they are, there’s really no need why their suggestions shouldn’t be taken seriously; especially considering the potential to minimise the risk of damage.