Weathering the Storm

Storm Damage

Spring in Indiana is the time of year when the leaves grow, the birds return, and also when severe storms tend to strike. High winds can cause damage to homes. From falling trees on the property to even compromising the structure of your home.

Types of Damage

If your windows are shattered or damaged from a storm, it is important to replace them quickly so you can protect yourself and your home from outside elements. It is also important for your privacy. Here are some common types of damage to look for when the storm has passed and you can inspect safely.

Heavy Rain leaking into aged windows can cause structural damage over time.  It is important to regularly check your windows. Make sure your windows have a tight seal, and that it is not drafty. Even without stormy weather present, outside air can enter the home. This can increase your utility costs to heat or cool the home.

Physical damage from a fallen tree or flying debris from heavy winds can be quite obvious with shattered glass and shards present or with cracks at the very least.  Both can present issues with excess moisture and unwanted access from the elements into your home.

Hail damage can also be easily visible with cracks or dents.  The extent of damage can vary based on the severity of the storm and the size of hail.  If you are not sure if your home experienced damage from the storm, you might consider contacting an expert for inspection.

Emergency Service

Severe weather can strike at any time of day or night.  At Glass Express we’re always open for your emergency window repair. Because of natural disasters to human accidents, or from unwanted bugs to break-ins, we are always ready to come and provide quality service anytime night or day.

Insulated Glass Repair

In your home or at your place of business, using insulated glass windows work to your advantage. “Window Energy Ratings” well above the standard paned window make these units known for their excellent thermal performance.  If your windows are under-performing due to age or damage, it’s time to call in Glass Express for expert service and products!

24/7 Emergency Glass Repair

Do you have a window at either home or work that has been broken and needs to be replaced as soon as possible? Tired of having to wait until the next morning or even maybe Monday to have that broken glass replaced or boarded up? If a window breaks at your home or office, any time; day or night our team at Glass Express, Inc., will come out and fix it for you with a smile on their face!  We offer 24/7 emergency glass repair service.

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A broken window can occur from several different factors both intentional and unintentional. A broken window at home or at your place of business can result in looting or weather damage depending on the area. Windows that are broken at businesses are usually broken intentionally and usually it ends in theft and stolen items. No matter what your situation is, it is important that your emergency glass repair is taken care of as soon as possible.

Glass Express and our 24 hour glass repair team will respond as quickly as we can to any call, day or night, in regards to a broken window either at home or at work. Our experts will come out to the location of the broken window and repair it on the spot or they can simply board it up to have it fixed at a later time.

No home or business should suffer from a broken window for any extended period of time and that is why Glass Express is there for your family and company any time day or night. We understand just how important it is that broken windows are replaced quickly. Just pick up the phone and give us a call at 317-204-4561 and we will send out our next available glass technicians to either fully replace the broken glass.

Common Cold Weather Window Catastrophes

We’ve been experiencing some down right COLD weather around here lately and it may affected the performance of your old windows, and nothing is worse than a window catastrophes in the winter. Remember a childhood science experiment used to demonstrate how glass expands and contracts due to changes in temperature? An ice frosted drinking glass is filled with boiling water and the result is a cracked and broken glass. When the thermal temperature of glass becomes uneven, it can create stress on the glass just as if someone were applying pressure with their fist and the result is broken glass.

Now we know you didn’t pour hot water down your homes interior window so you might be wondering how did that crack just appear? Chances are you had chip or the beginnings of a crack that you couldn’t make out with the naked eye that was aggravated by the change in temperature. Unfortunately, larger windows are more at risk with the greatest surface area. It’s possible that part of your window receives some sunlight while the other portion is shadowed, perhaps from an overhang. When the wind comes ripping though, the difference in the thermal temperature becomes too much, and the next thing you know you have a broken window.

Similarly, you may have a window that has a floor heat vent without a flow guard blowing heat directly up onto the window. The intense outdoor temperature combines with the furnace working overtime to keep the house warm, equals thermal stress and broken window.

Unlike a window that has had an impact crack, which has a central circular web pattern, a thermal stress crack will run in a diagonal line across your window. Beware of long lines that do not splinter however, that may be a result of not having a good quality tempered safety glass.

Whatever the case, if your home has a window with a new crack due to the extreme temperatures outside, it’s time to call in the professionals. Glass Express is ready to brave the severe outdoor temperatures to ensure you are safe and comfortable everyday in your homes indoors.

 

Time for Glass Repair Indianapolis?

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If window replacement was not in the budget this year, don’t give up on your windows just yet. Go for glass repair Indianapolis! Simple fixes can become a Sunday DIY project, but bigger fixes should be left to the professionals. Learn when it is better to tackle a window repair alone and when you should call the experts at Glass Express.

Reseal and Cracks

Windows that have cracks or need resealed can be costing you money if not taken care of. Although it may seem like a simple fix to do on your own, it can actually save you money to have it done correctly.

When a window is not airtight, you will notice your energy bills increasing. A professional will insure your windows are properly handled. Not to mentioned, your home will be much more comfortable without drafts sneaking through!

Safety

Though most windows are designed to shatter into small pieces, dealing with windows can still raise safety concerns. A professional will know how to properly handle to window fixes, decreasing the chances of a window breaking.

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Time Efficient

Sometimes what seems to be a simple fix can take up an entire afternoon. Your experts at Glass Express handle glass repairs daily, and will quickly be able to repair your windows. Plus, it’s never too late to call Glass Express because the provide 24/7 emergency glass repair Indianapolis service.

Sometimes it pays to know your limits. Although there can be simple fixes, window repair can sometimes be better left off to the experts. Make sure to analyze your glass repair Indianapolis before tackling your next DIY project. Call your experts at Glass Express today!

Window Emergency

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Why is it that everything seems to run without a hitch until the day before your mother-in-law is coming in from out of town, or just before that big client is scheduled to come to the storefront for a visit. If bad karma comes to visit you in the form of an unexpected window repair, the good people of Glass Express have some light to shed on even the worst window disasters. Some unexpected setbacks can turn into a real headache, but as far as Glass Express is concerned, emergency glass repair doesn’t have to be one of them.


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Glass Express understands that for our customers, Emergency glass repair is just that, an EMERGENCY! That’s why we offer 24 hour emergency assistance 7 days a week. Your emergency is an opportunity for us to showcase what we do best.  No glass disaster is too big or too small.  We can service industrial glass windows, commercial doors and storefronts, and residential windows and glass.

Not every emergency has open wounds and bleeding. While shattered glass is always a threat; cracked, leaking, poorly functioning windows might be just as dangerous in the long run. With over 30 years experience, Glass Express can assess your window emergency, give you a free estimate, and get the job done right. If that’s not shedding light on a bad window situation, I don’t know what is.

Life has been known to throw each one of us a curveball at the most inopportune times. If a window emergency is one that comes your way, don’t sweat it. Call Glass Express and our expert technicians will get you up and functioning with window and glass perfection before you know it!