5 Reasons To Fix A Commercial Broken Window Fast

A cracked window on your business building may not seem like a big deal, especially if the damage is small or if you have multi-paned windows. Unfortunately, even a small crack can lead to more problems, so it's important to schedule a repair as soon as possible. 

1. Safety Concerns

Cracks compromise the integrity of a window, increasing the chances of complete breakage. If someone leans against a window, it could shatter and lead to injury — an injury that you as a business owner would likely be liable for. Temperature fluctuations, such as those seen in winter, make further breakage even more likely, as does a crack near the edge seal of the glass. 

2. First Impressions

The outward appearance of your building affects how customers view your business. If the windows are broken and in ill repair, your potential customers could have a negative first impression and they may decide to take their business elsewhere. Repairing broken windows may seem like a small thing, but it can lead to increased customer traffic due to a better overall impression of your business.

3. Energy Efficiency

A cracked window is no longer energy efficient. If the window was a multi-pane insulated window, the crack will break the seal so that the window loses much of its insulative qualities. For single-pane windows, a crack can result in a draft that will further lead to a loss of efficiency. Inefficient damaged windows can cost a lot in terms of energy costs, so repairing the windows should be a top priority. 

4. Insurance Purposes

Neglecting to fix a damaged window can actually affect your insurance coverage. Often, commercial building policies come with inspection contingencies, and a broken window may not pass inspection. It may result in denial of coverage or a higher monthly insurance premium. Certain aspects may also not be covered if the lack of repair is considered owner neglect, such as injuries from a broken window or breaking and entering through the compromised window.

5. Vandalism Deterrent 

A broken window can signal to vandals that they will get away with their crimes. This means what starts out as a small broken window can lead to further breakages or graffiti problems. Thieves may also be tempted by the neglect shown from a non-repaired window, so they may take the opportunity to force broken windows open to steal from your business. Fixing the window will deter vandals and thieves. 

Contact a commercial window glass repair service for more assistance with your broken windows.

About Me

Window Advice and Inspiration

If you are designing a new home, then you may be looking for a resource where you can find information about different window styles and glass types that you can put to good use when building your home. If you are a business owner, then you may want to know just how to reseal those old, drafty windows to save money on heating and cooling costs. We created this blog to provide window information and advice that everyone who has windows can benefit from. We are not experienced window professionals, but instead everyday people like you. We stay away from complicated industry jargon when providing our tips to help make our tips easy for everyone to read and put to good use. Come back frequently for the answers to all of your your window questions.