Causes Of Cracked Or Broken Windows

Cracking and breaking of windows is inevitable. They can crack due to a number of stressors or impacts. The sooner a cracked or broken window is fixed, the better it is. However, at the initial stage of buying a glass, it is advisable to consult a professional and opt for a glass of great strength that can resist environmental and other stressors better as well as last for a longer period of time.

Let’s take a look at some major causes of cracks and broken windows and how to rectify them.

Thermal Stress
Thermal stress causes a window to crack due to high temperature variations inside and outside the building. It can instigate when the temperature is very warm indoors and extremely chilling outdoors or vice-versa. Extreme differences in temperature can cause the window glass to expand and contract making it more susceptible to cracks.

Solution
The best possible solution is to opt for a thicker pane of glass giving due importance to edges, frame and position of the windows.  Also, always be gentle with them. This little hack will prolong the life of your window. However, if there’s already an unsightly crack looking at you in the face and leaking your precious energy, the only solution is to get it fixed immediately by an expert. You will need to consult a professional glass company for replacing the window glass.

Impact Breaks
As the name suggests, impact break is caused by a powerful high velocity impact on the glass. We’ve all experienced a neighbor’s ball thudding against our windows. If the impact is great, the window shatters. An impact break is usually characterized by a starburst pattern.

Solution
You can’t get rid of the factors that cause impact breakage, but you can definitely get a stronger new window fixed by a glass company. It’s very important to get an impact breakage fixed immediately to avoid injury and energy leaks.

Pressure Cracks
These cracks are caused by pressure variations that are either too high or low. They are characterized by a single crack across the window. Immediate measures should be taken to fix pressure cracks. If ignored, a single crack can cause the whole window to collapse suddenly which can be injurious to anyone around.

Solution
It is necessary to consult a certified professional to assess the type of damage and its cause thoroughly. It’s better to spend a little extra on new and stronger glass than bear expenses in the form of energy leaks and frequent replacements.

We, at Triple Crown Glass & Mirror, provide various window services in Killeen, TX. For more information visit 3901 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite 102, Killeen, Texas 76542 or call at (254) 304 – 6112.