It happens all the time. Some stucco or grout gets on the glass. Someone innocently wipes it away, leaving a nice big scratch in the glass of your beautiful picture window. Or perhaps your window cleaner has just scraped your windows clean of the sap, over-spray or other residue that was on your beautiful sliding doors. Now, however, when the afternoon sun hits your glass doors, you notice fine, light scratches all over that glisten and sparkle in the sun. When one of the foregoing or some other unhappy scratched glass incident occurs, you now yourself in the market for some professional scratched glass repair. The temptation lingers : you could just leave it. It’s probably pretty minor, or if it’s not minor, than you probably have to replace the whole kit and caboodle anyway.
Not so. First, there’s no such thing as minor glass damage. Even a relatively small scratch threatens the structural integrity of a pane of glass by forming a weak spot that is more likely to break under pressure or impact. Not to mention the perceptual damage that glass scratches or acid graffiti on your glass can do to a business — if you can’t take care of your own front door or storefront, how will you take care of your customers?
Secondly, repairing scratched glass is much less expensive — usually by half or more — than replacing it. Getting a new tempered glass door can be a very pricey process — but when it comes to processes, the new and highly-effective process for repairing damaged glass is both quick and easy on the wallet.
So what is this miracle cure for your glass? Put simply, it’s a way of taking minute quantities of glass off of the window, ‘melting’ it down, and then spreading it over the damaged area. The glass settles into the grooves and abrasions of the damaged area and then ‘sets’, filling in the damage without leaving a trace — or a dangerous weak spot.
The process is quick, even if the damage covers a significant portion of your window. Most jobs — even big ones — can be handled in a timely manner. A talented glass scratch removal expert can restore or completely resurface about a hundred and twenty five square feet of glass surface per day — or more if the panes are nice and large, since there are fewer edges to fool with. The cost of resurfacing glass in such a manner runs from $10-$20/sq. foot depending on the type of glass, severity, accessibility and a few other factors.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Unscratch the Surface, Inc.