For many of us, glass is ‘just glass’. And when it’s time to replace the glass in a door, it’s reasonable to simply look to replace what was there before.
There are many different types of glass and each one offers a range of features and benefits. Good examples are safety glass and double-glazing.
Next time you need to repair a glass door, consider the benefits that come with upgrading to better quality and type that’s designed for wherever you’re installing it.
Glass door repair can save on your energy bill
Here in Australia, we have such a broad temperature range from boiling summers that reach the high 40s, to freezing winters with lows plummeting below zero. The glass in your home is vital in keeping your home comfortable.
Heat moves quite easily through glass. In summer, the heat from outside will move inside rather quickly, while the cold air from your air-conditioning will escape.
One way to avoid this is to reduce heat transfer – commonly achieved with double-glazing. This is where two panes of glass are separated by a small airtight gap (or vacuum).
With less heat transfer, your air-conditioner or heater won’t have to work as hard to keep a room at a certain temperature.
Whilst it’s important to install the right glass in a door, the key is to make sure it’s installed properly. Draughts from doors alone are a major cause of higher power bills. Draught-proofing doors can help reduce your energy bill by 25%!
Glass door repair can be done after hours
Accidents, storm damage and vandalism to a glass door can happen at all hours of the day or night, any day of the week. At Big Kev’s Glass, we understand that you need your home or workplace safe, secure and ready to be a home or workplace again.
We have a number of temporary solutions that will keep the weather and intruders out, and it’s possible to fully repair your glass door rather quickly.
Normally glass repairs happen during work hours, but we know that you’re probably at work! We can install or repair glass doors when it suits you.
Household glass must adhere to current Australian standards
Unless you work in an industry that deals with glass, you probably don’t know about the standards and regulations that all glass in every Australian household must adhere to.
Standards relate to:
- The glazier and glass supplier.
- Insulation – type, testing and more.
- Glass in buildings – the design, type, instillation and more.
- Saftey glazing materials in buildings.
- Wind actions – E.g. Can the glass stand high winds etc.
- Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas – how the glass will perform in a bushfire environment.
More information can be found at the Australian Glass and Glazing Association website.
Alternatively, we can help you understand what you need to know. Each Big Kev’s Glass glazier is an accredited member of the AGGA.
There’s quite a lot to know about glass door repair, from the type and style of glass, to instillation and current Australian standards. Get your glass door repaired right with Big Kev’s Glass.