Replacement Windows and Broken Glass

Sometimes glass breaks, be it because of a storm, attempted break in, or just an accident. Whether you just got brand new replacement windows for your Winnipeg, MB home, or you’ve been enjoying new energy efficient windows for a while, there is always the risk of the windowpane, otherwise called window glass, breaking.  

When this happens, you have a few different options for replacing the windowpane depending on factors such as how the glass broke and how much its broken. For starters, if you just installed replacement windows you should always contact the manufacturer if something goes wrong, like the windowpane breaking. They might still be under warranty, or the manufacturer can make sure you get the right replacement pane.  

Cracked glass is an easy problem with a few easy solutions. If you’re looking to save on repair or replacement costs you can try and replace the broken windowpane yourself. However, doing it yourself can be tricky as you don’t want to hurt yourself or damage the window frame, plus it sometimes takes a professional touch to do it correctly. It can also be hard to replace a windowpane with special glass, as you need to order specialty glass from a manufacturer. A professional window company can remove the cracked pane and replace it with a new one. If you’re replacing the pane, you can take the chance to get an upgrade like insulated glass units, or IGU. When an IGU breaks, or when you want to install one, the window company just pops out the old IGU and seals a new one in its place.  

There are instances in which you will need to replace the entire window, even though it costs more. For instance, you will need to replace the whole window if the muntins or munions, the dividers in a window, are broken, or if the glass on your window breaks and the window is 15 years old or older, as it might be better to just invest in new windows rather than spending money to repair the old one. The same is true if you have low quality windows. It also is time to invest in a new replacement window if you have rotting wood windows. Rotten wood is a common cause of broken window glass, as it can cause the frame to get out of shape and break the window. If you have rot, you are better off saving yourself the stress by replacing the window right away.   

You also need to replace the entire window if the window seal is broken. Defogging a window with a broken seal can fix the issue in the short term, but only a new window will be a long-term solution. 

Whether want to learn more about replacing window glass, or have questions about Winnipeg, MB replacement windows in general, Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd is here to help. We are located at 8 Fast Lane Headingley, MB, R4H 0C5, and you can stop by and visit us anytime. You can also give us a call at (204) 889-8422.  

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