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Broken Glass vs Whole Window Replacement

Is it more cost-effective to replace broken glass or replace the whole window?

Knowing when to replace a window with broken glass versus just calling a glass shop to replace the glass is a challenge.  Many people call us every day due to broken glass in one or more windows.  I always start by asking a few questions.  Does the window roll?  Is the frame is still intact?  Does the window leak air or water?  Are energy savings important to you?  Due to different circumstances many people might have several of these problems but can only afford to replace broken glass right now.   Glass replacement will cost anywhere from $50 for a single pane glass that you bring into a local glass shop to over $200 for a dual pane glass pack that requires someone to come measure first at your house.  An equivalent window will cost $250 to $500 at least depending on size, color, and options or upgrades.

A key point to take in this discussion about broken glass?  The investment in even just one replacement window will pay off.  If the replacement window includes a glass breakage warranty like all of Metropolitan’s windows and door’s warranties, our manufacturer pays the cost of the replacement glass if it breaks again.  For installations after 2008 the manufacturer also pays for the labor to replace broken glass, saving you $50 to $200.  The glass breakage warranty alone pays for almost half the cost of your broken glass replacement window.  This is in addition to energy savings you get from dual pane, LoE3 argon-filled windows with warm edge spacers.  Feel free to call us at (800) 995-8878 to discuss Metropolitan’s Energy Star qualified window and door products.

Learn more about Glass-Only Replacement vs. Whole Window Replacement and the many benefits of vinyl windows and patio doors.  #MHIBlog

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