Need Emergency Window Replacement?
We all know that broken windows don't always happen during regular business hours. If you find a broken or cracked window in your home or business, it's important to get it repaired as soon as possible.
If these windows aren't fixed immediately, your home, family, and possessions may be left at risk until the repairs are made. Thus comes the need for emergency window replacement. So what do you do when you need emergency window replacement?
Make the Call
There's a myriad of reasons that you could need emergency window replacement for your home or business. Glass is, as we all know, fragile. Anything from storm debris or improper installation to a rogue baseball or wayward rock can put a serious damper on your day or night.
The first thing you should do is schedule a professional as soon as possible for your emergency replacement. If for some reason you are unable to schedule repair services right away, there are some steps you can take to temporarily help the situation. Of course, the type of window, and severity of damage will decide the best method to use.
If you are dealing with a cracked window pane in your home or business, the main goal is to keep the elements out and the comfort in until you can schedule your emergency window replacement service.
In this situation, you'll want to use a heavy duty tape for your temporary repairs. Apply strips of tape to both the inside and outside, over the entire affected area. Be very careful not to apply too much pressure or you may make the crack larger, or even break the entire pane of glass.
If your emergency repairs involve a broken or completely shattered window, temporary repairs will be a little more involved. Until you can schedule your emergency window replacement, it's important that you cover the open area. Be sure to use heavy-duty gloves, protective eyewear, and a tarp or other large material to cover the space beneath the broken window to collect stray pieces.
You can use thick weathering plastic or a heavy-duty trash bag to cover the affected area. This can be stapled or even taped in place until your scheduled emergency window replacement has been completed. In some emergency cases, you may need to board up the entire window.