Window Repairs: When to Call a Professional

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Window Repairs: When to Call a Professional

30 November 2020
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There are times when you might want to repair your damaged windows yourself to save some of your hard-earned money; this is okay as long as you are a handy person and have some window repair skills. Here are times when you need to contact a window repair professional:

Large Window Repairs

The larger the glass panel, the more sensitive and risky the window repair will be. This is because it means that you can't repair the window alone. You need help lifting and placing the window in place and additional help to support it as you secure it in place.

This means that you have to involve another person who should also be skilled. Do you have a relative or friend skilled enough to help you? If not, you might end up breaking the new glass or doing shoddy work that leads to high expenses and time wastage when you have to hire a professional, which you would have done in the first place.

High Window Repairs

Working at height is risky; first, it means that you need the right equipment to help you reach the high windows. Secondly, you need height safety equipment to protect yourself from falling. If you do not have such tools or even know which pieces of equipment to use, you may not be capable of repairing high windows.

If you know the tools and equipment needed, you might have to spend your hard-earned money buying tools you might only need once; this is not economical. Professional window repairers have all the necessary tools and equipment to repair windows at height, and it is economical for them because they will need to use the tools more than once and also generate some income.

Leadlight Window Repairs

If you have a leadlight window installed and the cames are made of lead, do not grind the cames. Contact a leadlight window repair and restoration specialist. Lead in dust form is poisonous; if you inhale or ingest it, it can lead to lead poisoning. If this dust finds its way to your neighbours and they get poisoned, you can face legal problems where you can serve jail time and pay a high fine.

Leadlight window repair and restoration specialists have the skills and expertise to repair the lead cames, replace damaged window panels, use personal protective equipment and also cover the work area to avoid lead dust from leaving the work area.

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Tips on Installing Glass Splashbacks Behind Gas Stoves

Hello, my name is Hugh and I’ve recently finished renovating our kitchen. The project itself wasn’t that much trouble (my wife knows exactly what she wants and I just go along with her!) but we did hit a couple of snags along the way. For example, my wife really wanted a glass splashback to run behind our stove. I didn’t think this would be a problem; however, we’re using a gas stove and our kitchen company pointed out that we needed to run some checks and maybe even do some work before it would be safe to put glass behind this kind of oven. I had no idea that a glass splashback might not be suitable for every kitchen and I thought other people might find it useful to learn what you need to know before installing this kind of splashback.