Weathering the Storm

Storm Damage

Spring in Indiana is the time of year when the leaves grow, the birds return, and also when severe storms tend to strike. High winds can cause damage to homes. From falling trees on the property to even compromising the structure of your home.

Types of Damage

If your windows are shattered or damaged from a storm, it is important to replace them quickly so you can protect yourself and your home from outside elements. It is also important for your privacy. Here are some common types of damage to look for when the storm has passed and you can inspect safely.

Heavy Rain leaking into aged windows can cause structural damage over time.  It is important to regularly check your windows. Make sure your windows have a tight seal, and that it is not drafty. Even without stormy weather present, outside air can enter the home. This can increase your utility costs to heat or cool the home.

Physical damage from a fallen tree or flying debris from heavy winds can be quite obvious with shattered glass and shards present or with cracks at the very least.  Both can present issues with excess moisture and unwanted access from the elements into your home.

Hail damage can also be easily visible with cracks or dents.  The extent of damage can vary based on the severity of the storm and the size of hail.  If you are not sure if your home experienced damage from the storm, you might consider contacting an expert for inspection.

Emergency Service

Severe weather can strike at any time of day or night.  At Glass Express we’re always open for your emergency window repair. Because of natural disasters to human accidents, or from unwanted bugs to break-ins, we are always ready to come and provide quality service anytime night or day.

Insulated Glass Repair

In your home or at your place of business, using insulated glass windows work to your advantage. “Window Energy Ratings” well above the standard paned window make these units known for their excellent thermal performance.  If your windows are under-performing due to age or damage, it’s time to call in Glass Express for expert service and products!

Best Glass Repair in Indianapolis

When it comes to glass repair in Indianapolis, the experts at Glass Express come with a knowledge base consumers can’t find just anywhere. Having been in business for over 36 years, craftsmanship and quality are our job one. We are experts in insulated glass replacement. We offer unprecedented 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency service.  And we are able to help design, completely fabricate, and install a custom glass show piece for your perfect space.

  • Insulated Glass Repair

In your home or at your place of business, using insulated glass windows just makes sense. With “Window Energy Ratings” well above the standard paned window, these units known for their thermal performance are a no-brainer. If yours are under-performing due to age or damage its time to call in Glass Express expert service.

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  • Emergency Service 24/7

We all know accidents happen, and rarely do they happen at a convenient time; except at Glass Express. At Glass Express we’re always open for your emergency window repair. From natural disasters to human accidents, or from unwanted bugs to break-ins, we are always ready to come and provide quality service anytime night or day.

  • Custom Glass Projects

Perhaps one of our favorite ways to serve our customers,  the custom glass projects offer us a chance to really shine.  Getting involved in design, watching a custom window or glass piece come to life, and finally installing something unique brings both us and our customers great joy.

The restoration of the glass in your home or commercial space is what we’re here for, and working with windows day in and day out, our service people can’t help but be transparent and it shows. Recipient of the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, Glass Express serves Indy’s window needs. Give us a call now and see what Glass Express can do for you.

24/7 Emergency Glass Repair

Do you have a window at either home or work that has been broken and needs to be replaced as soon as possible? Tired of having to wait until the next morning or even maybe Monday to have that broken glass replaced or boarded up? If a window breaks at your home or office, any time; day or night our team at Glass Express, Inc., will come out and fix it for you with a smile on their face!  We offer 24/7 emergency glass repair service.

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A broken window can occur from several different factors both intentional and unintentional. A broken window at home or at your place of business can result in looting or weather damage depending on the area. Windows that are broken at businesses are usually broken intentionally and usually, it ends in theft and stolen items. No matter what your situation is, it is important that your emergency glass repair is taken care of as soon as possible.

Glass Express and our 24-hour glass repair team will respond as quickly as we can to any call, day or night, in regards to a broken window either at home or at work. Our experts will come out to the location of the broken window and repair it on the spot or they can simply board it up to have it fixed at a later time.

No home or business should suffer from a broken window for any extended period of time and that is why Glass Express is there for your family and company any time day or night. We understand just how important it is that broken windows are replaced quickly. Just pick up the phone and give us a call and we will send out our next available glass technicians to either fully replace the broken glass.

Do Replacement Windows Really Increase the Value of Your Home?

When it comes to your home, it never hurts to work towards increasing the overall value. There are endless ways to do so, but how do you know what options really pay off? Here at Glass Express Repair, we are certain of one thing, replacement windows will indeed increase the overall value of your home, and we’re here to tell you how.

Investing takes patience. You won’t see an immediate turn around when putting money towards replacement windows for your home, but we can assure you it will all pay off in the long run. One website states replacing your windows could add a whopping 20% in value to your home! Not only will your home’s value increase, but your ROI could be up to 85% according to ISoldMyHouse.com.

New windows won’t only improve the appearance of your home, but they will increase the energy efficiency of it as well. Aside from raising the appraisal of your home, this will help you save money now. By blocking air leaks, you will find yourself spending far less money on heating and cooling throughout your home. Also, when shopping for new homes, buyers actually look for a home specifically with energy efficient windows. Ensure your home isn’t crossed off of potential buyer’s lists by choosing from the variety of insulated glass window replacements we have to offer.

As you can see, choosing to replace your old windows with new, energy efficient ones, will not only increase the overall value of your home, but also slash your energy costs. Call the experts at Glass Express Repair today for a FREE quote on your new windows!

Truth About Replacing Your Windows and Doors

The Truth About Upgrading to Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

We’ve all heard about the benefits of replacing your windows and doors with energy efficient ones. For some of you, hearing about the benefits and savings was enough to make you invest in purchasing energy efficient windows and doors. For others, you may need more to be convinced. Well we have you covered. Glass Express Inc. came across an article in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine that debunks the myths of energy efficient products.

Myth #1 – Replacing your windows and doors won’t really save that much energy

The Truth – Replacing old windows with energy efficient ones can save a significant amount of energy. In reports published by the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2006, it was stated that if half the homes using single-pane windows in the U.S. upgraded to energy-efficient ones, approximately 20 million BTUs would be saved per year.

Myth #2 – Changing your windows and doors will cost more money than it will save

The Truth – Replacing the windows and doors of your home is an investment. However, it’s a worthwhile investment. Recovery of this investment in home value and energy savings is dependent upon the length of time you stay in your home after the replacement. Energy-efficient windows and doors can reduce monthly heating and cooling bills by up to 20%.

Myth #3 – It’s better to repair windows and doors than replace them. Repairs are less expensive and can make the windows and doors energy-efficient.

The Truth – If the repair is not quick and easy, then replacing your windows and doors is a better option.When you replace a window or door, you have the ability to choose from different style and energy ratings. When repairing a broken door or window, it’s almost impossible to increase its energy efficiency.

To read the full article on the truths of upgrading to energy efficient windows and doors, click here.

Create Your Own At Home Spa Getaway

There’s nothing better than coming home and washing away the long day’s work. Why not create your own at home spa escape to make a comfortable getaway for you and your family. Here at Glass Express we offer custom shower enclosures to fit your every need.

Just like the luxury hotels, we provide extravagant European style shower enclosures. Each custom European shower includes durable thick glass with no frame around the edges. We’ve had plenty of experience installing these showers across Indianapolis and Carmel, so we can ensure a job well done in creating the bathroom of your dreams. The money spent on upgrading your bathroom will pay off in increased home value and an overall improved look of your home.

Aside from your new European style shower, we’ve curated 5 tips of how to make your bathroom at home feel like a true spa.

Re-paint with calming neutrals

Colors like white and beige will create an overall fresh and peaceful environment in your bathroom.

Add in refreshing indoor plants

Indoor plants can have a variety of benefits for your home and they’ll help add a touch color to your small space.

Invest in high quality towels

There’s nothing better than the large plush towels from the luxury hotels. You won’t regret investing in a new set of towels to make you truly feel like you’re at a spa escape.

Diffuse essential oils

Receive the many benefits of essential oils by diffusing scents like lavender and jasmine.

Remove the bathroom clutter

Organizing your toiletries can go a long way. Investing in some high quality storage bins will help add the final touch to your new at home spa.

With these 5 tips and your new European style shower and closure, you’ll never have to leave your home again to receive a spa like experience. Here at Glass Express we want to assist in making your dream bathroom a reality. Call us today for questions or to get a free quote!

Common Cold Weather Window Catastrophes

We’ve been experiencing some down right COLD weather around here lately and it may affected the performance of your old windows, and nothing is worse than a window catastrophes in the winter. Remember a childhood science experiment used to demonstrate how glass expands and contracts due to changes in temperature? An ice frosted drinking glass is filled with boiling water and the result is a cracked and broken glass. When the thermal temperature of glass becomes uneven, it can create stress on the glass just as if someone were applying pressure with their fist and the result is broken glass.

Now we know you didn’t pour hot water down your homes interior window so you might be wondering how did that crack just appear? Chances are you had chip or the beginnings of a crack that you couldn’t make out with the naked eye that was aggravated by the change in temperature. Unfortunately, larger windows are more at risk with the greatest surface area. It’s possible that part of your window receives some sunlight while the other portion is shadowed, perhaps from an overhang. When the wind comes ripping though, the difference in the thermal temperature becomes too much, and the next thing you know you have a broken window.

Similarly, you may have a window that has a floor heat vent without a flow guard blowing heat directly up onto the window. The intense outdoor temperature combines with the furnace working overtime to keep the house warm, equals thermal stress and broken window.

Unlike a window that has had an impact crack, which has a central circular web pattern, a thermal stress crack will run in a diagonal line across your window. Beware of long lines that do not splinter however, that may be a result of not having a good quality tempered safety glass.

Whatever the case, if your home has a window with a new crack due to the extreme temperatures outside, it’s time to call in the professionals. Glass Express is ready to brave the severe outdoor temperatures to ensure you are safe and comfortable everyday in your homes indoors.

 

Improve the Quality of Your Home With Insulated Glass

There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your own home. With the frigid winter air, you want to be able to relax in the warmth of your house. Insure that the cold stays outside by installing insulated glass.

3 Reasons why Insulated Glass is so Important:

  1. Insulated glass is an investment. The money spent on installing the glass will be made back in the amount you will save in electric bills.
  2. Insulated glass is useful throughout all of the seasons. In the summer it’ll keep the hot air out, and in the winter the cold.
  3. Even if your glass is already insulated, it may be time for a repair. The experts at glass express will ensure a seal that will prevent costly temperature changes in your home.

Why you Should Choose Glass Express:

  1. We’ll get it done right the first time. We can guarantee our experts will properly repair or install insulated glass that will last for years to come.
  2. We have years of experience under our belt and are prepared for any situation that may arise.
  3. We offer free estimates before we get to work.

Don’t settle for the glass you have now. Let us help you reduce your costs and ensure a comfortable home for years to come. Call the experts today from Glass Express Repair to get a free estimate and answer any questions you may have.

Glass Repair for the DIYers’

We would love to repair windows and all of your glass repair needs. And we are good at it. Just check our testimonials. However, we know there are several “Do It Yourself” friends who just want to give it a try. So, for all you DIYs, here is some advice to help you with your next project.

When it comes to glass replacement, there are a few steps you need to take in order to successfully pull it off. Glass repair can go smoothly as long as you know what to do. It only takes some basic tools and a few simple steps and you’ll be on your way.

The first thing you will need to do is measure the window frame in which you need to replace the glass. The piece of glass you purchase needs to be a little bit smaller than the opening of the window in order to make room for the new window glass to fit. You need to measure from one inside edge of the window frame to the other inside edge of the window frame. You will then need to subtract anywhere from 1/16 to 1/18 inch in each direction.

After that you will need to have a piece of double-strength glass cut to the exact dimensions that are necessary in order for the glass to fit in the window frame. When purchasing the glazier’s clips or points you will need enough of them to be able to install one approximately every six inches around the window pane.

The next step is to make sure the glass window is sealed into the window frame. This will involve having to take a cord of compound, rolling it and pressing it into the joint of the frame.

You will then need to take a putty knife and smooth the compound around the joint. Once you have accomplished this step, you will then need to remove any extra compound from each side of the window frame.

Once the compound is dry, paint it to match the window frame.

If you follow these steps, your glass windows should be set. Good luck with your next glass repair project.

Looking for assistance with all your glass repair Indianapolis projects. Give Glass Express a call. We have been an Indianapolis based glass company for over 30 years.

 

Window Emergency

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Why is it that everything seems to run without a hitch until the day before your mother-in-law is coming in from out of town, or just before that big client is scheduled to come to the storefront for a visit. If bad karma comes to visit you in the form of an unexpected window repair, the good people of Glass Express have some light to shed on even the worst window disasters. Some unexpected setbacks can turn into a real headache, but as far as Glass Express is concerned, emergency glass repair doesn’t have to be one of them.


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Glass Express understands that for our customers, Emergency glass repair is just that, an EMERGENCY! That’s why we offer 24 hour emergency assistance 7 days a week. Your emergency is an opportunity for us to showcase what we do best.  No glass disaster is too big or too small.  We can service industrial glass windows, commercial doors and storefronts, and residential windows and glass.

Not every emergency has open wounds and bleeding. While shattered glass is always a threat; cracked, leaking, poorly functioning windows might be just as dangerous in the long run. With over 30 years experience, Glass Express can assess your window emergency, give you a free estimate, and get the job done right. If that’s not shedding light on a bad window situation, I don’t know what is.

Life has been known to throw each one of us a curveball at the most inopportune times. If a window emergency is one that comes your way, don’t sweat it. Call Glass Express and our expert technicians will get you up and functioning with window and glass perfection before you know it!