Hiring a professional to take care of a few window repairs is something that many home owners will have to face during their residency – what with damage caused by the weather, as well as the potential for panels to chip and crack when put under too much pressure. Although the repair process might vary depending on the type of damage, or even the variety of glass used; it’s commonly accepted that the same types of materials will be used for the reparation process itself.
The uses of resin
Resin has been used for centuries as an adhesive and in a treated form, it can even be smoked. As far as windows are concerned, the unique composition and structure of resin can allow it to seep into the tiniest of cracks and crevices (when heated), before solidifying as it’s exposed air. Once hardened, resin is one of the most durable materials available – and thanks to transparent types available to window fitters and repairmen, there’s little to zero noticeability once applied.
There are certain types of windows that will possess internal cracks, as opposed to those that can be felt on the surface. These can be very challenging to deal with, but there are two options available to repairmen. The first is to spray the outer layer with a fine coating of adhesive – and one that will dry transparent and smooth. This layer can help to reinforce the integrity of the panel and keep it functioning with minimal concern. The second option is detailed below.
There are times when spray adhesives simply won’t be suitable and when these events arise, injectable alternatives are preferred. A repairman will need to make a small hole or incision in the glass panel (or utilise any existing cracks and chips) and then inject the adhesive resin. This method can also be used to address external chips, as the resin will be easy to wipe away when still in liquid form – allowing an expert to fill a gap, then smooth it over.