Your Guide to Knowing When it’s Time to Replace Your Glass

it’s Time to Replace Your Glass

Glass replacement is not just for when you have a broken window or door. It can also be a critical component in making your property safer, more energy efficient and more resistant to noise.

Read on to learn more about knowing when it’s time to replace your glass.

1. Unsafe/Old Glass

The Australian Standards around glass are always changing, so ensuring you’re in compliance with them is important.

If your building is old and the glass hasn’t been replaced in a while, it’s worthwhile getting a professional in to have a look. They will be able to verify whether your glass is compliant and inform you of your options if it is not.

Remember: ensuring compliance with all Australian Standards is your legal responsibility if you are a building owner. You can be liable if there are any issues that occur as a result of non-compliant glass.

2. Fragile Glass

If your glass is fragile or standard single-pane, it may be time to think about upgrading to more secure glazing units – especially if you have children.

Installing toughened or laminated glass into your home will make a huge difference in improving safety and security.

These types of safety glass are difficult to break so they will make your property much more secure in the event of an attempted break-in or in harsh weather conditions.

In the rare event that they do break, both toughened and laminated glass are designed to either stay intact or shatter into much smaller pieces, as opposed to large sharp shards. This will prevent injury and make clean-up much easier.

3. Energy Wasting Glass

Standard, single-pane glass is also very energy-inefficient. It allows for easy heat transfer through your windows and doors, requiring more thermal control inside your home.

Upgrading to multi-glazed, laminated or low-emissivity coated glass is a great way to improve your building’s energy efficiency. These types of glass are great at insulating your home, keeping it cool during the summer and warm during the winter without you needing to blow your energy bill.

For more information on energy-efficient glass, read our How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Using Glass blog.

4. Loud Glass

If you’re finding that your glass is bad at blocking out external noise, it may be another sign to get a replacement.

Multi-glazed and laminated glass are much more sound-resistant than standard glass panels. They are great at keeping outside noise outside and maintaining the peace and quiet in your home.

Author: Magic Glass