Long-Time Experts Explain Importance of Window Repair In Reducing Home Vulnerability
Lynnwood, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2014 -- Statistics from the construction and remodeling industry indicate the average home holds at least 500 square feet of glass including windows, mirrors, shower doors, table tops and other components. Each glass panel is subject to damage ranging from simple mishaps to normal wear and tear, posing the risk of injury to residents and leaving the home vulnerable to the elements as well as intrusion. Having been well aware of this for more than 50 years, the staff of Associated Glass Inc. has launched efforts to make those in the Puget Sound region of King and Snohomish counties aware of the importance of timely repair and replacement of problematic glass.
Company spokesperson Heather Munn confirmed, "Our experience in the industry has helped to prepare us for any glass repair and replacement needs our customers may have. Storms are a major cause of glass damage, but plenty of other factors are present as well. Picture frames fall, broom handles crash into mirrors, baseballs find their way inside during backyard games, and any number of other accidents can occur. Old, inefficient windows can be as much of an issue as broken ones, but we are here to cover any of these problems and more."
A broken exterior window can result in thousands of dollars in water damage without prompt residential glass repair. Leaks can easily cause walls to begin to weaken and decay, and furniture and flooring may stain. In addition to increasing repair costs, mold and mildew can also begin to grow within walls and underneath carpeting, leading to foul odors and severe health issues. Replacing outdated windows with modern, energy efficient glass can save the average family between $100 and $500 dollars each year in heating and cooling costs as well.
While removing the risk of damage from moisture and reducing energy use are important, dilapidated windows and doors can also be an entry point for unwanted pests. Mice and insects can easily invade a home through gaps in glass and window frames, and once they arrive, they can cause extensive damage in their own right; not to mention, they difficult and costly to eliminate. Munn noted the company also provides screen repair and replacement to help customers take advantage of days with nice weather without inviting pests inside.
"We also offer commercial glass services to provide the same protection to businesses in the area as we bring to our residential customers," concluded Munn. "Our custom auto glass department can help customers with their vehicle glass repairs and replacement as well, to keep drivers safe and legal while on the road and prevent their vehicles from being easily vandalized. No one can predict what the world is going to bring their way, but we at Associated Glass in WA are here to offer our expertise for whatever glass and screening repairs and replacements those in our area may need."
About Associated Glass Inc.
Founded in 1959, Associated Glass Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Lynnwood, Washington and the surrounding areas. They provide residential, commercial and automotive glass repair and replacement with a strong emphasis on fast, courteous and professional service. Their dedication to high quality service has built them a loyal and growing customer base.