It has always been a dream of mine to have a greenhouse that I could use to grow my own produce during the winter. I love garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes and a variety of other produce and it made me sad when I had to quit gardening for the season. I decided that it was time for me to invest in having a greenhouse built in my backyard so that I could continue to grow throughout the entire year. Learn all about the selection of the glass and how it needs to be cared for right here on my blog.
Whether you are having a professional complete some glass repair for you, or you want to DIY it, you should know something about the different ways in which glass can be repaired. There is more than one method or approach, and selecting one over the other is often based on the severity of the damage and the type of glass you are attempting to fix. Here are three types of glass repair and how to choose the one you should use to fix your own broken glass issues.
Professionals and DIYers alike use kits to fill in small cracks and chips in glass. Filling the crack with the resin in these kits acts as both an adhesive and damage minimizer. After you or your professional glass repair technician have used a filler product, you can barely tell that there was any recent damage to the glass whatsoever. The only downside is that this method of glass repair can only be used with small chips and little cracks.
Complete breaks or large cracks require something more than a filler to fix them. If you are not dealing with tempered glass from a broken windshield, but are instead dealing with broken glass from a shower stall or a window pane in your home, you may be able to use glass fusing to fix it. This method requires extreme heat, such as that provided by a glass artisan's oven or kiln, or a blowtorch that can supply the right amount of heat and a high enough temperature for the glass you are attempting to fuse. Since this is a more technical process that occurs because of chemical reactions, and cooling the glass too quickly could damage it more, you may want to leave this approach to the professionals.
Although a complete replacement is not exactly glass repair in and of itself, it does fix the problem with regards to your broken glass. More often than not, replacing the broken glass is something you may want to consider for tempered glass or glass that is in so many pieces that even glass fusion would not be helpful. Windshields, without a doubt, require replacements when they crack extensively or shatter into hundreds of little pieces. A baseball shattering a window pane into several pieces is another example of glass you want to replace rather than attempt to put back together or restore.
For more information on glass repair, contact a company like One Cut Glass.