Regardless if it is caused by severe weather or a baseball, a broken window is something that must be given immediate attention. For one, the broken bits and shards of glass alone pose a safety hazard not just to you but to anyone in your home. Also, the fact that the glass is shattered exposes your interior to the elements, compromising your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your local source of siding and replacement windows, discusses things you can and should do in the event of a broken window in your home.
Ensure Safety First
Before dealing with this problem, be sure to secure the area around where the broken window is. Keep your children and/or pets as far away from it as possible. That way, you eliminate the risk of them wandering over and possibly incur injuries.
Then, get yourself equipped for the job by putting on protective wear. Gloves used for gardening or carpentry works well to prevent cuts on your hands. The size of the glass bits and pieces, when combined with how transparent they are, renders them practically invisible. Wear shoes or slippers so you don’t step on them.
Apply Temporary Fixes
The fact that a broken window poses a hazard requires you to apply some temporary fixes right away. First, clean up and dispose of all broken glass in the area. Gently ease out glass shards still attached to the borders. Then, use a clean plastic to cover the damage. Duct tape or masking tape can also be used as an alternative. Do the same if the window is broken but is still in one piece.
Of course, you shouldn’t hold off calling a professional when dealing with this problem. For this, you’d want to pursue someone who has experience installing replacement windows. A new window unit makes sense as an investment because it boosts your home’s aesthetic and function. A repair may only fix the problem on the surface, but it can lessen its potential to ensure minimal heat transfer and better energy efficiency.
At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we offer high-performance windows with triple-paned glass and other energy-saving features that help keep your indoors at a comfortable temperature. They are also virtually maintenance-free and highly-resistant to damage, even coming with the superior transferable warranty which covers glass breakage and lifetime labor.
Turn to us for your storm window installation and siding replacement needs. Call (972) 217-7585 (Texas), (405) 252-1548 (Oklahoma), or (316) 226-8011 (Kansas). You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Salina, Topeka, and Wichita, KS.