Just because your window panes aren't broken doesn't mean that you don't need to replace the glass. There are several reasons why you might need to replace the glass in a window that looks completely normal. Use this guide to help you determine if it's time to call your window glass replacement expert.
Your Double Pane Windows Have Lost Their Seals
Double pane windows work because of the gas that is trapped between the two layers of glass. If the seal is broken, your window will no longer insulate against heat or cold escaping your home. Your glazier can replace one of the panes and replace the seal to get your window working like normal. You can opt to replace the entire window, but pane replacement is the more affordable option.
Your Home's Windows Are Older and Thicker at the Bottom
Older windows can sometimes become thicker at the bottom than at the top. When this happens, your windows will be more fragile and will be less likely to keep cold air out in the winter or to keep cold air inside the home in the summer. If you love the look of your old window frames, talk to your glass replacement expert about finding more energy efficient panes to replace the older glass in your home. For homes with stained glass windows, your glazier might be able to offer other techniques to restore the beauty of your windows without removing the original glass.
Your Home Is Too Noisy
If you live near a busy street or you live in a large city, you might have issues with noise in your home. Replacing your window panes or your entire set of windows can reduce the noise problem in your home. Double and triple pane windows, as well as window panes designed to block noise, are ideal for homes near airports, train stations, or busy streets. Your window installer might also be able to help you find drapes and other accessories to add even more soundproofing to your home.
There are many reasons to install new glass in your windows. While whole window replacement can be expensive, replacing the panes is a more affordable option that still gives you the beauty, energy efficiency, and noise-cancelling properties you want in your windows. Talk to a glass replacement expert like Glasshopper Schor Glass about these solutions. There may be more options for improving the look and performance of your home replacement glass windows and doors.