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Why Summer Is Glaziers Busiest Time of Year

Your windows are most appreciated in summertime as the sun shines into your home, giving you and your belongings an energy they lacked during the long British winters. The sun brings with it a motivation to get active and a need to leave your windows open. This activity can lead to accidental damage, plus leaving windows open increases chances of burglary and theft. Unfortunate events such as these lead to summer being a very busy time for glaziers, from Abbey Wood to Aberdeen.

Summer Sports           glaziers

During the summer, the TV schedule is full of sports inspiring many viewers to get outside and emulate those they see on TV. For many home and business owners in and around areas such as Abbey Wood, this means a variety of cricket balls, tennis balls, footballs and rugby balls are going to be hailing upon their windows, conservatories and patio doors. In many cases, these home and business owners will require an emergency glazier to replace the damaged glass.

Theft and Security Windows glaziers

During the summer months, windows and doors in homes and businesses are left open, allowing a breeze of cool air to circulate throughout. But it’s all too easy for home and business owners to forget their open windows when leaving the premises, meaning their property is an easy target for thieves and robbers. A slight opening can be easily forced, and the resulting damage to windows, doors and skylights keeps glaziers very busy during these months. If you think your home or business might be at risk, call a glazier to assess your windows and fit new security ones if required.

Worn Frames and Seals      glaziers

Sometimes it’s not the glass in the window that calls for a glazier, but the frame. Over the years, window frames and seals become damaged from the various forms of extreme UK weather. Cold winter rain and winds will wear your frames down, and if moisture gets trapped in the frames it can freeze causing damage that escalates over time. Even the summer heat and UV rays cause the frame materials to degrade. Savvy home and business owners realise how much easier it is to replace their windows during the warm summer months, keeping glaziers nice and busy.

If you need a glazier that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides boarding-up services as well as glazing in the Abbey Wood and surrounding areas, look no further than Emergency Glazier of London. With an average call-out time of 30 minutes and a wide range of different types and styles of glass available, they can help to keep your property safe and dry this summer.

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Three Things to Consider When Replacing Your Windows

home glazingWhen it comes to revamping your domestic glazing, there is a bewildering range of possibilities. Just browse through any interior design magazine or building supply catalogue and you’ll be faced with a vast choice of materials, finishes and shapes. However, it is possible to cut through the confusion by focusing your attention on a limited selection of factors.

Don’t forget that when you’re choosing windows, it can be as important to keep the heat out in summer, as it is to keep the warmth in during winter. Neither should you underestimate the role of your windows in noise reduction. At every step of the selection process, give consideration to the thermal qualities, maintenance implications and environmental impact of your choices, and you’ll be satisfied with your windows for a long time to come.

Type of Glazing

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The type of glazing you choose will be influenced by your location and by the character of your home. For period properties or homes of historical importance, single glazing is probably the only allowable option, although it may be possible to supplement your single-glazed windows with secondary glazing. In the UK today, double glazing is the most common choice, although triple glazing makes a lot of sense if you’re serious about optimising your home’s insulation.

Frame Material

Again, if you live in a listed building or property of character, you’ll almost certainly be restricted to installing windows with wooden frames. But this is no bad thing, since wood is pretty much the only eco-friendly option available: uPVC requires the consumption of fossil fuels to produce, and metal frames have poor insulating properties. Nowadays timber window frames can be treated with environmentally friendly products that prevent rot and insect attack, so maintenance requirements are kept to a minimum.

Type of Opening

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Sash windows are a common feature of heritage homes and look delightful, but should generally be avoided unless you are prepared to take on the considerable demands of their maintenance. If you’d like your windows to open outward – preferable if you’ve got windowsill ornaments you don’t want to disturb – you can arrange for them to be hinged at the top or the side. Another style of opening popular in continental Europe is the tilt and turn window: these open inward to give either a gap at the top of the window or a wider opening at the side.

Choosing domestic glazing needn’t be a headache if you break the process down into the three categories of glazing type, frame material and opening style. Then rate your options according to insulation, maintenance and environmental impact. Contact Emergency Glazing for help with all aspects of window repair and installation.