3 Important Reasons To Schedule Window Glass Replacement Before Winter

Winter is on its way! In terms of winter preparation, you might be having your furnace inspected and making sure your home is weather-stripped to withstand cold temperatures–but have you thought about scheduling window glass replacement for your older windows?

While it’s great to have a high-functioning furnace, it won’t do any good if cold air leaks through your old windows. In this blog,  Springfield Glass Company explains three critical reasons to schedule window glass replacement for your old windows in preparation for winter. 

Energy Efficiency

Old windows are not as insulated as newer, high-efficiency windows, and they are prone to tiny holes and leaks in the seal. You’ll notice rooms with older windows are colder, and you can physically feel the cold leaking in when temperatures are below freezing. 

Cold air leaking in through broken or leaky seals will cause your furnace to cycle more frequently to keep your home warm, raising your energy bill. 

Replacing your old windows with newer, high-efficiency windows will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and keep your utility bills in check. 

Avoid Cracks and Shattering

Older windows are more vulnerable to cracking and shattering when exposed to frigid temperatures. Repairing a cracked window during the dead of winter is costly and could delay work due to weather. 

Replacing your old windows during more temperate months will save you money and hassle. Although Springfield Glass Company is glad to assist you with glass repair, we’d prefer to replace your windows to keep your family safe and comfortable year-round! 

Prevent Mold and Mildew

Older windows attract mold and mildew through tiny holes and gaps in the seal. Over time, moisture from precipitation penetrates the window and slowly starts to stimulate mold growth. Signs of mold growth include a brown or black discoloration near your window seal or a musty odor.

If anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, mold can become a significant health hazard. Window glass replacement can help keep everyone in the home healthy.

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Window Glass Replacement at Springfield Glass Company 

The experts at Springfield Glass Company are ready to give you an estimate on window glass replacement for your home before winter hits! We’d love to work with you to make your home warmer and more energy efficient. Call us today at 417-883-6555 for a free estimate, or contact us online.

Top 4 Reasons Your Building Needs Window Glass Replacement

Deciding to replace windows in your home or business is no easy task. Perhaps it’s something that’s been in the back of your mind for years. Maybe you feel it’s time to upgrade your home or business. If you’re considering a remodeling project, think about your windows and how they affect your building. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we explain the top four reasons why your commercial or residential building needs window glass replacement.

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1. Updated Look

Perhaps your current windows are of an older style, are too thin, and aren’t made of tempered glass. Older, thinner panes of glass are more susceptible to damage, but they’re also more prone to accumulating dust and dirt. Window glass replacement can transform the look of your building without a major renovation. 

2. Energy Efficiency

Window glass replacement can return your investment over time thanks to savings on utility bills. Modern glass has the proper seals on it. When you invest in tinted glass, it can reduce the amount of radiant heat that comes into your building due to the sun’s rays. Over time, your lower utility bills pay for the installation and then some. 

3. Interior Comfort

Does your building get hot in the summer and cold in the winter? Does your heating or air conditioning stay on more than it should? Window glass replacement may be part of the solution, particularly if you have outdated windows. Double- and triple-pane windows insulate your building against the heat and cold. Low-E coatings minimize heat transfer year-round. 

4. Broken Seals or Glass

Broken seals and broken glass create all kinds of problems. First, there’s the safety of your family or employees when it comes to glass shards. Second, air leaks can cause your utility bills to skyrocket. Third, water leaks from rain or snow could lead to structural degradation and damage. Fourth, you might have trouble opening and closing the windows. Broken seals and broken glass are the most immediate concern when you need window glass replacement.

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Residential Window Glass Replacement

Springfield Glass Company specializes in all kinds of glass, including custom glass, glass repair, and window glass replacement. If it’s time for a refresher for your building, consider new window glass to upgrade the look and feel of your place. Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 883-6555 for more details.

Window Glass Replacement: Fogged Window with a Broken Seal

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When a window seal fails or breaks, you’ll likely experience cloudy windows and unclear views of your yard. Foggy windows won’t go away on their own, and, eventually, the problem will become too aggravating to ignore. In today’s blog, our window replacement experts explain the causes of fogged window glass and what you can do to fix the issue. 

Why Are Your Windows Foggy?

Insulated windows keep homes and buildings warm during the winter and cool in the summer. However, the seal on insulated windows is not flawless. Wind, water, temperature changes, and other elements impact a window seal’s duration, and all seals will fail over time. A failed seal allows moist air to permeate and condense between the window panes. The fog may not be visible right away, but after an abrupt temperature change, you’ll start to see proof of failure: window glass that looks hazy or dirty.

What Is the Best Way to Repair Your Foggy Window?

If you’re getting tired of having a foggy window with a broken seal, there is an easy and cost-effective way to solve the problem. Simply replace the foggy glass panes! 

If your windows have gotten foggy, you should replace the double-pane glass units instead of replacing the whole window. This is a simple and cost-effective solution that the Springfield Glass Company can provide for your residence.

Whether you are just replacing a single glass pane or you are replacing every glass pane in your home, this can be an affordable and efficient option. You don’t have to replace the entire window, and you don’t even have to replace the window sash. Springfield Glass will remove the existing panes carefully, clean the frame, and put new glass in the opening. No staining or painting is required.

Contact the Pros for Window Glass Replacement

If you live in the Springfield area and you need the window glass replaced in your home, contact us today. The Springfield Glass Company provides high-quality windows that come with a one-year warranty. For a free glass estimate, call (417) 883-6555 or send an email to info@spfdglassmo.com.