A violent storm, a baseball throw gone awry, or a rock thrown by a lawn mower might be all it takes to see your window turn into a shattered memory of what it once was. If you need a window repaired in the Rochester Hills area, we are here for you.
Our team is available for much more than full window replacements. We can also help you repair one broken window — and possibly bring your window to an even more secure state than it was before that errant fly ball rendered the window useless (and dangerous!).
In the sake of emergency situations such as these, our team will make every effort to come out to repair windows in the Rochester Hills area as soon as possible.
In the meantime, however, you will need to temporarily secure the window to prevent injuries from shattered glass and to keep rain, snow, and creepy critters out of your home.
Emergency Repair for Broken Window Panes
If one of the windows in your home breaks due to Mother Nature or human error, clearly the first thing you’ll need to do is make sure everyone in the household and outside of the house is safe.
Keep children and pets away from the area.
Next, if you’re certain that the window pane won’t break any further, safely vacuum, sweep, or dust off the floor, window sill, and any nearby furniture or equipment. Be sure to wear shoes with thick soles, as well as rubber gloves, as you are clearing glass. You should wear protective eye gear as well to prevent shards of glass from flying into your eyes and to remind yourself not to touch them.
If the damage is only a crack, you can use duct tape to secure it. If the window is shattered, carefully remove any remaining glass from the window frame. Push the glass away from you in order to protect yourself and your home.
Afterward, cover the window with plastic, bubble wrap, or a large trash bag. Measure the area and then cut the plastic to fit. Secure the plastic to the window frame with duct tape, packing tape, or staples from a staple gun, depending on the surface material. If you do not have the plastic or other material to cover the broken window, you can purchase it from local hardware stores.
You may wish to clean the area around the window in order to ensure that the tape adheres to the surface. Use a dry microfiber cloth with a few drops of water. Do not soak the window sill, or you may damage its integrity.
If you have any concerns that the damage could turn into a more hazardous situation, do not attempt to clear the glass on your own. Stay out of the area and wait for professional assistance.
Contact Us for Window Repair in the Rochester Hills Area
Whether you need one window repaired due to damage or want to have all of them upgraded to improve the appearance of your home, you can count on our experienced window installation professionals. We use brands such as Andersen and Pella, so you can rest assured that you have high-quality windows on your home.