Frequently Asked Questions – Windows – Part 2

In Part 1, we shared some of the most popular questions asked, and in order to answer those, thoroughly, we are including, here, the information we need to give you a more accurate estimate of costs.

To begin, here are some of the conditions that need to be considered when figuring the cost of window glass replacement:

Out-of-square – sometimes the wall opening is not square
Size of window – larger windows may require more than one person to install
Accessibility – 2nd floor or other conditions
Tempered
Low-E – see photo
Arches or curves

The following are some of the questions that we ask:

Is the glass on a second floor? Second floor windows take a little more time to install and we’ll need to ensure our safety as well as accessibility to the window.

What is the color of the glass? Is the glass slightly green on the exterior pane? If the glass is slightly green, then that indicates that the glass is Low-E, and those come at a slightly higher cost. (See photo below.)

Daylight measurement for Low-E IGU

Our photo shows : measurement for Daylight as mentioned in Part 1, bars or grids, and Low – E. (Our customer is getting a quote for Low-E replacement, see the spots on the glass?)

Does the window have bars or grids inside the panes?

(The following questions can also help determine a quick, ballpark size of the window.)

How many vertical bars?

How many horizontal bars?

Are the windows rectangular or do they have an arched top? These need to be accurately and precisely measured to assure fit. The arch does add to price.

Arch top

Are the windows within 2 ft. of a door or in the door?

Federal law requires that all glass within 2 feet of a door, or in the door, itself, must be tempered for safety reasons. Too many people have been injured due to non-tempered glass.

New patterned, tempered front door glass

The information provided here should give you idea about what goes into the pricing and installation of your window glass.

To get an accurate price, we can schedule a time to come to your home to take measurements.

If you’d like more information or would like a quote you can make a request or give us a call at (214) 708-7598.

We look forward to being of service.

We’re here Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Central Time.

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