Sometimes we 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 windows in your home, and it can be tempting to think that you’ll be able to replace your glass yourself and save a little cash. But before you find yourself going down that road too far, you should know that glass is an intricate 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, 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 professional can 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.