Glass windows look great and allow people to see inside your business as they walk by. They provide a lot of light and a place to display items you sell for people to see. If one is damaged in some way, you do not want to ignore it. Even a small crack can turn into a big problem if you do not address it.
The front windows in your store or business can be damaged and need to be replaced. Commercial windows are typically made from heavy sheets of tempered glass that have a plastic membrane in between them to keep them from shattering. In most cases, the plastic will hold the glass in place if it is damaged but that doesn't mean you can ignore it. The glass still needs to be replaced as soon as possible from a company like Acme Glass & Tinting. Glass with heavy damage can fall or break up unexpectedly and if someone is walking by it when that happens, they could be injured very badly.
Who To Call About Your Windows
Because the glass in these windows is specifically made to fit the opening, you need to call a commercial glass company to come out and take a look at the damage. They will more than likely, measure the glass while they are there and discuss the options with you. In many cases, the glass will need to be ordered to fit the opening and frame that is already there. If they have a big enough piece of the right glass in stock, they can cut it to fit your frame and get the job done right away. If they don't, it might take a few days to get the glass in and cut it to fit your frame.
Installing The Glass
Once the glass is ready, the glass company will come and remove the old glass from the frame and dispose of it for you. The new glass can be installed into the frame right on sight but this is not a 30-minute job. The glass is heavy and the larger the window, the heavier it gets. Sometimes the installer will need three or four men to help maneuver the glass into place. They will work slow and methodical so they do not break or chip the glass during the installation process. If you have an extremely large window, they may ever need to lift the glass and position it with a crane or other machine. Be patient as they work on getting the glass in place and secured. While it is not a quick process, the final result will be a nice, new window for you to display your goods in.