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How to Handle a Broken Window Before Replacement

A cracked window can pose a serious threat to your home. Don't let broken window glass affect your safety. Get your window fixed as soon as possible and follow these tips if you are dealing with broken glass. 

Get Broken Glass Fixed Immediately

A broken window is more than just an unsightly inconvenience. Broken windows can cause future security breaches and can be interpreted as a sign of neglect by burglars.

Additionally, a cracked window can allow warm air to escape in the winter and hot air to enter in the summer, affecting your home's energy efficiency. Therefore, it's important to repair a broken window as soon as possible.

Here are a few other reasons to consider window replacement:

Reasons to Replace Windows with Broken Glass Infographic

Initial Steps to Replace a Broken Window

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  • If you suspect your window has been broken as the result of a break-in, call the police immediately to file a report. This will document the cause of the damage for the purpose of filing an insurance claim.
  • If the window needs to be replaced because of an act of nature or an accident, you may want to file an insurance claim to cover the cost of a replacement window. Before you try to clean up the damage, make sure to call your homeowners insurance company so an agent can document the damage with photographs and a report.
  • You will want to secure the window opening as soon as possible not only to keep out intruders, but to protect the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Always wear protective gloves that cover your hands and forearms when working with broken glass. 

While you can take steps to board up and replace the broken window yourself, these jobs are typically dangerous and time-consuming. Instead, work with professional glass experts to get your window replaced right the first time.

Call Glass Doctor Today

Glass Doctor® offers 24/7 emergency repair and replacement services to keep your home safe and secure. Give us a call today at 855-603-1919 to fix your broken window.

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Sources:

Broken Windows: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/03/broken-windows/304465/

Does Homeowners Insurance Pay to Replace Broken Windows?: http://finance.zacks.com/homeowners-insurance-pay-replace-broken-windows-6782.html

How to Temporarily Fix a Broken Window Pane: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/temporarily-fix-broken-window-pane-28125.html

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