Why Should I Replace My Window Glass This Fall?

October 22, 2019 11:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you live in Oklahoma, you already know that, even if we don’t get as much ice and snow as some of our more northern neighbors, it can still get pretty cold around here. Now that it’s October, it’s only a matter of a few short weeks before we see freezing temperatures overnight.

Most people have a fall checklist of all the things they need to do to prepare for winter. Cleaning out the garage or putting away the patio furniture are a few items that likely make it onto that list, but what about home window repair in Oklahoma City, OK? If you have window glass in your home that is cracked or chipped, fall is the time to get it fixed. Here’s why.

It’s safer

Today’s glass windows are designed better than ever, which means that a cracked window could stay in place without fully breaking or causing injury or harm for years. Cracked glass, however, will break eventually, and when it does, it could cause serious harm to you, your family and your property. Cracked glass is more likely to give way in the winter when the warm air on the inside of the house, the cold air from the outside and moisture in the air can further compromise the integrity of the glass. And if your window is going to give way, the last thing you want is for it to give way on a cold, rainy night in the middle of January.

It reduces leaks

Even a small crack or chip in your window glass can allow leaks to occur. It may not result in water/moisture leaks, although that is a possibility with larger cracks, but it does allow air leaks. No matter how small the crack, your glass will leak air, which can cause drafts in your home, lead to moisture buildup and mold on your window frames and even increase your energy bill in both the winter and summer months.

It protects the interior

Most modern windows are designed to filter harmful sunlight, protecting the interior of your home—including furniture, carpets and draperies—from fading. A crack, however, can compromise the protective powers of these windows, making the interior of your home more susceptible to damage from the sun.

It looks good

Maybe this is the most superficial reason we’ll cover, but it’s still a valid point. Keeping up appearances is important, especially if you care about your home. You put in all this effort into mowing the lawn, decorating and other upkeep, so why let a cracked window mar the beauty of your home? Plus, with holiday guests coming over, you want your home to look its best.

If you haven’t already, be sure to add home window repair in Oklahoma City, OK to your fall to-do list and schedule your service with the residential glass experts at Eagle 1 Autoglass today. To learn more about what we have to offer, check out our list of services or contact us today!

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