Glass can be pretty dangerous stuff when it get’s damaged. Unfortunately, that’s the price we pay for enjoying crystal clear, transparent windows.
When accidents do happen, it’s important to know what to do and when to arrange emergency glass repair to avoid further damage or injury.
Older windows and frames are damaged
Chances are, older windows probably aren’t fitted with safety glass. When this type of glass breaks, it can often end up in sharp, jagged shards which presents a serious risk.
Plus, if the window frames are old or water damaged, any remaining pieces of the window pane are at risk of becoming dislodged quite easily. This is especially dangerous if the window is on a second storey.
Your home security is compromised
The safety of your family at home is of the highest concern and any damage to glass that reduces the security of your home warrants emergency glass repair. Glass door panels, bathroom windows and even garage windows that have been broken are an opportunity for burglars to exploit, particularly if they are visible from the street.
A small crack in your car windscreen can quickly spread, and in some cases, cause the entire panel to rupture. For minor chips and cracks, it’s best to have them repaired promptly, as you may be putting yourself at risk of fines and defect notices if the damage is deemed significant enough.
If the damage is obstructing your vision, or you can see or feel the glass crumbling away from the surface, cease driving immediately and call for emergency glass repairs.
Glass and bare feet don’t mix. Glass and water don’t either. Extremely strong winds and stray footballs can result in broken pool fencing glass, which poses a serious risk. If your glass pool fence sustains any damage, vacate the area immediately and call a professional glass expert in for a safe clean up and replacement.
For emergency glass services in the Newcastle region, contact the friendly team at Koala Glass on (02) 49 68 1450.