Do I Need to Reglaze My Windows? | Reliable Glazing

Do I Need to Reglaze My Windows?

May 29, 2020

Window glazing is the putty used to hold the glass pane in place within the window frame and keep it stable. Glazing that is in good condition will maintain a waterproof seal that prevents air transference and keeps moisture away from your home. Over time, however, that glazing can become brittle, which can make it start to crack or come loose. If this happens, its ability to protect the home against moisture and other elements may weaken, which could result in water damage and rot. In this case, summer window reglazing in Denver, CO will likely be necessary.

Reglazing your windows can help you keep them in good condition for a longer period of time. Common signs your windows need to be reglazed include the formation of cracks in the glazing, the putty starting to separate from the glass pane and sections of the putty that have become brittle and are crumbling. In addition, if you tap on the window and it makes a thudding sound instead of a usual window knocking noise, this is probably a sign the pane is loose and the putty has deteriorated.

Here are some things you should consider about summer window reglazing as a possible project to take on this year.

The benefits of reglazing your windows

There are a number of benefits associated with reglazing your windows.

First and foremost is the obvious benefit of preserving your windows and avoiding a full replacement. Reglazing is generally going to be less expensive, and it will allow you to keep the same windows in place for a longer period of time. In some circumstances, reglazing can help you keep the windows good as new and perfectly functional.

Another benefit is that reglazing can help you preserve the craftsmanship of your windows, which is especially important if you have a historically significant home, or a home with unique architectural style or custom-made windows. If you care about doing everything you can to preserve the home’s charm and character, then reglazing is a good idea.

When does it make sense to just replace the windows?

There are some circumstances in which reglazing might be too much work for what it’s worth, and replacing the windows entirely will be your best option. Of course, you should only go for replacement when you’ve exhausted your other options or when repairs are too expensive compared to the value of the windows.

If your windows are already old and have had other issues with quality or deterioration, then it may make sense to replace the windows instead of reglaze them. This will also add value to your home and increase your energy efficiency.

Ultimately, the choice is yours as to whether you will reglaze or replace, and a big part of that decision will depend on the age and general quality of your windows. To learn more about the reglazing process and how it could benefit your home’s windows, we encourage you to contact Reliable Glazing and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about window reglazing in Denver, CO this summer.

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