It’s a good question to ask but the answer to the question is not a simple one. It’s not just a plain “yes” or a plain “no”. It’s really going to come down to how badly the window was broken and how old the window is.
The best thing to do in this situation is to speak with a window replacement company. The first step that should be taking is to find out if your window is covered under some kind of warranty that deals with breakage. If this is the case you might not even need to deal with replacing the window yourself as your insurance company will organize a contractor to come out and do the work. If that is not the case then keep reading for the longer answer.
In which Situation Can Glass just be Replaced?
If you have a single pane window then generally replacing the glass is not an issue. You can even do it yourself and it’s simply a matter of removing the caulk that holds the glass pane in place. Then adding the new glass pane and then re-caulking. If you’re not the type of person who likes to do home renovation then you can always get a window repair company to come out to your property.
If you are dealing with a multi-pane window such as double glazing or triple glazing glass then there are times that replacement is the only option. Especially if you have warranty on the windows but this is definitely best left to a professional window replacement company. It is not recommended try and reply multi-pane glass yourself if you are not qualified.
In what Situation should the entire Windows be Replaced?
There are definitely times where you want to completely replace window units. Situations that would deem this to be the case are when windows are coming up to the end of the life cycle based on manufacturing recommendations. Or when Windows are very old. If Windows a very old it might be quite hard to find a proper replacement so a new unit is the best option.
An obvious situation that a window needs to be replaced in its entirety is when there is damage to the window frame itself. If a new pane of glass cannot be put into the window frame and secured then it is physically impossible to replace the window.
Another example situation is if you have timber frames and they are starting to rot. This could be dangerous for your home and your families safety as they could be easily be used as a break-in entry point. The last thing you want is a robbery because of a failing window frame.
If you’re unsure as to what steps you need to take. If it’s double glazing repair in Bournemouth or if it’s to repair a window feel free to give us a call as we will be happy to help assess the situation.