Here is why it is so important to have a professional install glass in your business or home!
Virtually every home and business has glass, it keeps our indoor spaces comfortable by letting in light and fresh air as well as helping to keep us protected from theft and the elements. If you’ve got inferior glass at your place that needs repairing or replacing, you may be wondering if you can tackle the task yourself. Here is why it’s so important to hire a professional to install the glass in your home or business.
It will meet Australian Glass Standards
Using the wrong type of glass for the job or the wrong installation technique can be a major safety concern. Professional glaziers are highly experienced at installing glass and follow stringent measures to ensure your glass is up to standard. Hiring an amateur or attempting to install the glass yourself may not see you achieve the safety requirements necessary for the job.
Highest quality finish
Updating your glass is a great way to boost the efficiency and look of your home or business, however, if it’s not done correctly, it can do quite the opposite. Trained professionals have the skills needed to transform a space and to produce a high-quality finish no matter the complexity. It will be fitted with precision, and the correct equipment and materials will be used. This ensures you not only end up with a professional result that complies with Australian glass installation standards but that it lasts the test of time too.
Saves you time and money
Most people avoid hiring a professional for one main reason, and that is to save money, but not doing it properly in the first instance and producing a shoddy and unsafe finish, can end up costing you more in the long run, not to mention the potential safety risk that it may pose in the meantime. Most glaziers guarantee their work and conduct their work to industry standards, so while it may cost you more initially, it can actually save you some money and hassle in the long run.
They can offer helpful and friendly advice
Sometimes, what you may think is a great idea isn’t the best choice. A qualified glazing professional can offer helpful and friendly advice on what glass type, application method and fittings may be best given the specifics of the project. If you aren’t sure about the type of glass you want for your home or business, they can share ideas and work with you until you’ve found the perfect type for the job. This will ensure you get an aesthetically appealing finish, it meets your insulation requirements and is suitable for the application.
Glass, when broken can be extremely hazardous and not having the proper equipment or knowledge on how to handle and fit glass can lead to serious injury. This isn’t something you have to worry about when hiring a professional glazier to remove or install your glass. They are equipped with all the necessary PPE, equipment, and know how to handle glass safely.
Ensures optimal thermal resistance
The glass in your home or business is the main source of heating and cooling loss. Inferior quality glass, glass that isn’t designed for the application or poor fitting glass can increase the amount of energy your home consumes drastically. Often DIY jobs or hiring someone who isn’t a qualified professional can result in such issues, while it may look like it’s done properly, there’s a good chance that it doesn’t meet Australian glass installation standards and your heating and cooling is going to have to work harder and for longer to get the room to a desirable temperature. Qualified glaziers can ensure optimal thermal resistance and can talk to you about energy-efficient glass options if that’s something you’re interested in.
If something goes wrong when hiring someone that’s not up to the job or installing the glass yourself, you will be out of pocket for the repairs or replacement. Most reputable glass companies are fully insured meaning they cover the cost. This not only provides you with peace of mind knowing if something isn’t done right or something gets damaged in the process of installing the glass, you’re covered. With something as fragile as glass, having this added protection is essential.
Get your glass fixed fast in an emergency
If your glass breaks outside of business hours and you plan on fixing it yourself, you could be leaving your family or customers exposed to a hazard for a few days. This is dangerous and is a disaster waiting to happen. Many good glazing companies offer an emergency glass service meaning they can come to you anytime, day or night and fix your broken glass for you. This service aims to get to you fast, and many will respond and repair within an hour or so. They will remove any broken or shattered glass from site, and the area can be used again as normal. This causes minimal disruption to your day, allowing you to get on with things.
Ready to call in the professionals?
Glass is one of those things you shouldn’t cut corners with, it’s fragile and dangerous and should only be handled by a professional glazier. Here at True Blue Glass, we have decades of experience and can help you with all your glass needs. Contact our team today for more information on when we can repair your Commerical Glass Brisbane.