Can double glazing be repaired?


In the event of a crack, break, or near-total damage of the glass in your conservatory or window, you may be in a situation where you’re wondering whether you’ll need to buy a whole new pane of glass. But not only is double glazing repair possible, it’s also easy and affordable for a professional glass company, such as Salop Glass.

However, before we go into detail of how double glazing is repairable, we must go into detail about the various kinds of damage. For example, you may have noticed condensation has started to form between the panes of glass in your double glazed windows.

When this happens, it is a sure indicator that a part of the unit has failed. This is most commonly down to damage to the sealant, which allows the warm air in your home to escape into the gap in your double glazing. When this happens, and the warm air hits the colder outer window, condensation occurs.

What is double glazing?

First of all, double glazing is made up of 2 separate panes of glass with a space in between. Most often, the gap between each pane of glass is filled with argon, an inert gas that is a poor conductor of heat. When all these components are put together, the glass combined with the argon-filled space creates a barrier between the outside and inside, preventing draughts and making your home more thermally efficient.

Commonly asked Questions About uPVC repair.

Below are two commonly asked questions surrounding uPVC repair.

There is condensation in my double glazing. Can it be fixed?

The double glazed unit can be replaced in your existing frame, meaning you will not need to buy a complete new window or door. We would dispose of your old glass and offer a guarantee on your new double glazing.

Why is there condensation in my double glazing?

Double glazed units are sealed to prevent the argon gas inside from escaping. Most commonly, if windows have been poorly fitted, or not maintained, this seal can fail which results in the gas escaping. When this happens, the space between the two panes of gas isn’t airtight and the warm air in your home rushes into it.

Time can also damage the airtight seal on double glazed windows. This happens because as the temperature both inside and outside fluctuates, the glazed unit expands or contracts. When this happens, the seals can become damaged and loosen. Furthermore, some cleaning products can damage seals, particularly chemically abrasive ones.

Talk to Salop Glass about double glazing today

If you are considering new windows for your home, speak to us today. We are experts in glass and glazing, and we can talk you through your options and help you to understand the best way to move forward.

In some cases with broken double glazing, resealing the unit will be more than sufficient to rectify the problems. In more extreme circumstances, it may be more cost-effective to replace the unit and refit a new one. Whatever the solution may be, we can help!

For more information about double glazing in Shropshire, windows in Shropshire, or any of our range of products,  contact Salop Glass – one of the premier glass suppliers in Shropshire – today.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!