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!

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!

5 Benefits of Insulated Glass

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If you have experienced an Indiana winter, you know they are anything but warm. If you feel the need to wear a winter coat in the comfort of your own home, then it is time to consider insulated glass. With winter around the corner, the experts at Glass Express are here to shine a light on the benefits of insulated glass.

Reduce Home Heating & Cooling Cost

While the winters seem to get colder, and the summers hotter, you notice your heating and cooling bills increasing to alarmingly high rates. Insulated windows can help reduce your heating and cooling cost by reducing heat loss in the winter, and keeping cool air circulating in the summer.

Reduced Condensation

The consistent airflow and higher humidity levels insulated glass allows reduces the levels of condensation on your windows.

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Noise Reduction

Regardless if it is the kids playing outside, or the teenager’s loud music, insulated windows, can help reduce noises from outside the house. Finally, thanks to the air between the panes you can have some peace and quiet!r

Versatile

If you are concerned that your current infrastructure will prevent you from installing insulated windows, don’t be! Insulated windows perform well with all materials and can easily be custom fit to your current home.

Improve Comfort and Health

Insulated windows regulate a home’s temperature and allow for better air quality. No longer will you need a new outfit every time you enter a new room with the even air temperature insulated windows will provide!
Still not convinced? Talk to our glass experts to see how insulated glass can benefit you today.

The Best Glass Repair and Services in Indianapolis

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If you find yourself looking for glass repair in the Indianapolis area, make Glass Express your final stop for glass service. When it comes to glass repair and custom glass services, the experts at Glass Express come with a knowledge base consumers can’t find anywhere else. With 32 years of experience, we are both trailblazer and wise sage. Trailblazer because we stay up-to-date with the latest innovation in window production and wise sage because we’ve been around the block a time or two, and we just know when something in glass isn’t working. We offer unprecedented 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency service, but we are not limited to repair service. We take great pride in our custom work too. Anything from custom shower surrounds, to glass table tops, to unconventional window shapes and sizes; our team can help design, completely fabricate, and install a custom glass show piece that’s perfect for your 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.

indy-glass-repair-2Emergency Service 24/7

We all know accidents happen, and rarely do they happen at a convenient time. At Glass Express we’re always open for your emergency window repairs. An emergency is just that, and we will give you the timely attention your home deserves. From natural disasters to unwanted bugs or break-ins, we are always ready to come and provide quality service anytime, night or day.

Custom Glass Projects

This is 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 installing something unique brings both us and our customers great joy.

Working with windows day in and day out, the people of Glass Express can’t help but be transparent. The 32 year commitment we’ve had to glass in Indianapolis is apparent in the work we do. As they say in windows, “Quality shines through.” Recipient of the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, give Glass Express a call for all your window needs.

Double-pane? Insulated? Double glazed? Triple glass window panes?

So many names for the same kind of product! Double or triple-paned insulated windows are windows manufactured with 2 or 3 pieces of glass with an air space between them.The air space provides a temperature shield to reduce heat being transferred through the glass. Insulated or double-paned windows are also useful for sound dampening when noise is a concern. Insulated glass may be laminated or tempered for further energy efficiency or strength.Energy Efficient Window

Insulated windows using the double-pane process were invented in the 1930s. In the 1950s, the Thermopane brand name was the most popular. The manufacturing process is well established and now the innovation comes through improving the energy efficiency of the windows.

The best insulating comes from having the correct thickness of the air space in between the double panes. Too little space and the heat is transferred through the glass and too much space allows convection currents between the glass to transfer heat between the The thickness of the insulated glass unit is also impacted by the strength of the frame.

Generally the thickness of a double-paned window works well in commercial and residential uses. Triple-paned windows further reduce heat loss but are often too heavy for most residential and commercial applications.

Insulated Glass Repair

When insulated glass is damaged; replacement is not necessarily the only or best solution. The good news is that many types of damages to this type of glass can be professionally repaired to look like new.

Insulated glass is the preferred choice for many applications, especially windows; because of the range of benefits that they offer. They are used in commercial buildings, hospitals, residential homes, hotels, i.e. The many benefits that insulated glass offers include the following:

  • Energy efficient
  • Durable and strong
  • Reduces outside noise
  • Effectively reflect sun-rays
  • Temperature and humidity control
  • Slows air transfer between outside and inside air
  • Effective in keeping small particles and insects on the outside

Designers, engineers, and people in general are creative in the different ways that they utilize insulated glass. Some of these uses are for functionality, while others are for ornamental applications in enhancing certain design features whether architectural or otherwise. Some of these uses include:

  • Elevator interior glass
  • Partitions and railings
  • Back splashes
  • Floor panels
  • Mirrors
  • Doors
  • Stairs

Glass Express, Inc. has been in business for over thirty years offering insulated glass repair services in Indianapolis, IN and surrounding areas. Our family-owned operation has been offering our services to residential as well as business customers alike. We utilize state-of-the-art technology, methods, and techniques to ensure that the end result is always professional. No matter what the application of the insulated glass; we provide professional insulated glass repair service.

Low-E Glass: Affordable & Energy Efficient

When choosing windows, design aesthetics like placement and size come to mind, but don’t overlook the significant role low-e coatings play in the overall performance in the lifetime of your windows.  Reducing costs of heating and cooling your home, as well as the amount of visible light that enters your room are all environmental impacts related to emissivity.

Low emissivity or Low-E glass is one such technology used at Glass Express.  Glass with low emissivity has a micro-thin metal layer deposited on its surface to create the proper balance between retaining and refracting solar heat. Think of your darkest sunglasses. They refract natural light and heat.  With windows, you want to insulate your home from some of that heat while at the same time allowing in all visible light. The emissivity and temperature of your window determine the heat transfer that will occur.

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Because Indiana’s climate includes both terribly hot and terrible cold days, low-e glass provides an energy conserving solution that works for you no matter the temperature.  On hot days low-e glass reflects heat on the outside and keeps cooler temperatures in.  On cold days when the heat is trying to escape from the inside, the low-e glass reflects heat back to the interior while pushing the cold air away on the outside.

At Glass Express we’re committed to keeping up with the newest residential glass technology.  When low-e improvements are made, glass keeps its solar and thermal performance at its peak and keeps you happy, safe, and comfortable.  Happy because you have more money staying in your pocket and less of it going “out the window” in the form of your heating and cooling bill, safe because your windows protect you and your family from harmful ultraviolet rays while letting in the maximum amount of visible light, and comfortable because it enables you maintain a more consistent temperature in the interior of your home.  Contact Glass Express to learn more about the benefits of low-e glass for your home.