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Monday 28th September, 2015
Chance of injury
One of the main reasons you should reconsider attempting to fix glass yourself is the potential for injury. Fitting glass is actually pretty simple, even though there are things that can go wrong. The main trouble comes with removing the old glass. Once cracked, glass could collapse at any time. As you remove the broken glass there is a high chance it could shatter and cause serious injury. There are certain steps that need to be followed that only professional glass repair services will be familiar with. It is also easy to underestimate just how heavy glass can be. It may look light and fragile in its frame, but once you lift it out you’ll soon realise how difficult to handle it can be.
Unequal, poor results
If you repair the glass yourself, the results won’t always turn out how you imagined them. This is especially true when you’re dealing with decorative glass repair. You need to ensure that you are replacing the broken glass with the exact same style and colour and you also need to ensure you are fitting it in the right place. It can be tricky, especially for those who are new to glass repair.
Proper equipment will be needed
In order to replace and fit the glass, you will need specialist tools. These in themselves can cost a small fortune. By the time you’ve invested in everything you need to repair the glass properly, you may as well have hired professionals. Trying to repair glass without the right tools can result in injury and inadequate results.
DIY installation can be more costly in the long term
Let’s face it, one of the main reasons you consider DIY glass repair is because you think it’s going to be cheaper. Often that really couldn’t be further from the truth. Making the repairs yourself can actually end up a lot more costly than it would be to use professional glass repair services. If you install it incorrectly, it can cause problems with insulation. If the glass lets out a lot of heat from the home, you’ll spend a lot more money trying to keep warm; particularly in the winter months. Then there’s the additional costs you could end up paying if something goes wrong.
Overall expert glass repair services are highly recommended; particularly if you are dealing with commercial glass repair or furniture glass repair. Not only will it ensure you are getting the best, most affordable results, but you could also choose to upgrade while you’re at it. Self cleaning or toughened glass could be an excellent addition to the home or business.
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