Replacing windows is pretty common, but when you have a large glass window in the front of a store or business that is broken, cracked, or leaking, hiring a commercial glass installer to come to deal with the problem is essential. The large sheet of glass is not something many people can try to remove or replace themselves, and if the job is not done right, the problems you already have can worsen.
Laminated Safety Glass
The commercial-grade windows in many storefronts and businesses are a laminated glass intended to keep it from shattering if something impacts it. Commercial glass installation contractors often have special tools and equipment to work with these large glass sheets because they are extremely heavy and very difficult to move.
If you have a storefront window or large laminated glass front in your business and it is damaged, a commercial glass installer can inspect it and determine the best way to handle it for you. Often the glass needs replacing if there is a crack or chip in it because it is too weak to do its job once the glass's surface is damaged.
The installer can go over the options for replacement glass when they finish the inspection and determine the best course of action for your glass storefront.
Leaking Commercial Windows
Large windows are often set in an aluminum frame because the frame is strong but lightweight. Using a heavier frame would only make the window heavier and may not add much stability to the glass. The frame on most commercial windows uses a rubber seal that is glued to the glass when it is assembled, so if you have a leak around the seal, it is difficult to fix.
Some people may try and seal it with a silicone sealer or a similar product, but this can still allow water to get under the seal. Water can run out of the frame onto the glass, but it may come from somewhere else. Sealing the glass causes the water to puddle in the frame, and over time it will damage the seal and frame further. It can eventually create a more significant leak than you have now.
Have a commercial glass installer come and inspect the leak to determine if they can fix it or if they need to remove the window and reseal the frame. If the frame is rusted or is damaged in some other way, the glass installer may have to replace the window to resolve the leak. Contact a commercial glass installer for more information.Share
12 October 2020
Over the years, the materials that people use to make buildings and decor have changed. We rarely build homes from stone or brick anymore. They're made from wood, concrete, and drywall. But one material has not changed much over the past few hundred years, and that material is glass. Since glass windows were invented in the 17th century, they've become ubiquitous in homes. It's hard to imagine a home without glass windows! Glass is here to stay. That's one of the reasons we are happy to present this blog. Since glass is here to stay, we are going to discuss it here, in depth.