Glass Replacement & Window Glazing


iPaint and Contract, Inc. | Glen Cove, New York

[dropcaps]W[/dropcaps]hen winds start whistling in around your windows, and you get that “rattling bones” sound – it’s time to do some glazing and window glass replacement.

Most people who call to have their windows restored do so because they have been living for years with windows that shake, rattle, stick, fall, don’t lock, don’t open, don’t close, and are drafty. These problems are not because of design; it’s because of lack of maintenance. iPaint and Contract can give your windows new life and energy efficiency with new glazing and glass replacement.

Glazing is the term usedto describe the act of fitting panes of glass into a window or doorframe. It is also commonly used for the putty around the outside of your windows where the glass meets the wooden frame, as well as for the act of replacing that putty. Although glazing is pliable when it is installed (to seal the glass,) over the years it has a tendency to dry, crack, and fall out. iPaint and Contract, Inc. can replace your old damaged putty with new glazing for a better insulated, day, draft free window or door.

If you need glass replacement in your windows the procedure is a bit different. Remember that glazing compound does not hold the glass in place – it only seals out water and air. The  glass is really secured by glazing points, small pieces of metal inserted into the wood frame along the edge of the glass.

iPaint and Contract, Inc. also repairs older style windows common to our area. Your home’s old wooden windows are some of the most valuable yet misunderstood elements of a historic house. Most people find them painted shut with sash cords cut and with missing bits and pieces of hardware. Inoperable windows, leaky and energy-inefficient windows, chipping lead paint worries are all repairable by the professionals at iPaint.

Windows are simple to maintain. Just keep your windows glazed and painted and if the glass breaks call iPaint and Contract, Inc. for all your glass replacement needs. That’s it! With some paint every few years or so you can keep them protected and safe for a long, long time.

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