Emergency Glazing: What to Expect

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Emergencies can happen at any time and in any place, including within the windows of your home or business. Whether due to severe weather, accidental damage, or criminal activity, a broken window can leave your property vulnerable to the elements, pests, and intruders. That’s why it’s essential to have a plan in place for emergency glazing services. Below, we’ll discuss what emergency glazing is, when you might need it, and what to expect when you call a professional emergency glazier for help.

Contacting an Emergency Glazing Service

If you find yourself in need of emergency glazing services, the first step is to contact a professional glazing company. Look for 24/7 glaziers, so you can get help anytime, day or night. When you call, be prepared to provide details about the type of damage to your window and the location of your property. The glazing company will ask for your contact information and dispatch a team of trained professionals to your location as soon as possible. In some cases, they may even be able to provide an emergency boarding up service for the damaged window to secure your property until permanent repairs can be made. Make sure you choose a service that offers a service no matter what time, or where in the country you are to ensure both safety and security to your domestic or commercial glazing.

Assessing the Damage

Once the emergency glazing team arrives at your location, they will inspect the extent of the damage and identify any potential hazards or safety concerns. If the damage is severe, they may recommend a full window replacement. However, if the damage is minor, they may be able to repair the window on-site. In some cases, the glazing team may need to take measurements or make templates to ensure that any replacement glass is the correct size and shape. During this assessment, the emergency glazing team will also discuss the repair or replacement options with you and provide an estimated cost for the work.

Temporary Repairs

Emergency glazing teams may perform temporary repairs to secure your property and prevent further damage before permanent repairs or replacements can be made. This may include emergency boarding up of the affected window, applying a protective film, or covering the damaged area with a piece of plastic or tarp. These measures are designed to prevent debris or water from entering your property and causing additional damage. However, it’s important to note that temporary repairs are not a long-term solution and should only be used until permanent repairs can be made. Be sure to ask your glazing team about any temporary repairs they can make and how long they will be effective.

Permanent Repairs

Permanent emergency window repair can vary depending on the severity and extent of the damage. For minor damage, the glazing team may be able to repair the window on-site by replacing the broken glass or resealing the window frame. If the damage is more extensive, the entire window may need to be replaced. After the permanent repair is completed, the glazing team will clean up the work area and dispose of any broken glass or debris.

They may also provide advice on how to prevent similar emergencies from occurring in the future. Remember to ask your double glazing repairs team about warranties for their work, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your window is properly repaired or replaced.

Costs and Insurance

The cost of emergency glazing services can vary depending on several factors, including the type and extent of damage, the size and location of the window, and the materials needed for repairs or replacements.

In general, emergency glazing services may be more expensive than regular glazing services due to the urgency of the situation and the need for immediate attention. It’s important to discuss pricing and payment options with the glazing company before they begin any work, so you are aware of the costs upfront. If your property is covered by insurance, your insurance company may cover some or all of the costs associated with emergency glazing services.

Be sure to contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the damage and find out what your policy covers, whether it’s commercial glazing or domestic glazing. Keep in mind that some insurance policies may have limits or exclusions, so it’s important to review your policy carefully.

Contact Montrose Glass for Emergency Glazing  

Emergency glazing services are essential for securing your property and preventing further damage in the event of a broken window. When contacting an emergency glazing service, be prepared to provide details about the damage and your location. The glazing team will assess the damage and recommend temporary or permanent repairs based on this information. While costs for emergency glazing services can be higher than regular services, insurance may cover some or all of the costs.

If you’re not sure where to turn for emergency glazing, our experts at Montrose Glass would be happy to help you – available 24/7, offering a fast and effective response. Contact us for a reliable service.

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