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What Every Business Owner Should Know About Dealing With Commercial Window Damage

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As a commercial business owner, business security is of the utmost importance. One of the biggest threats to your company's security is your window glass, especially if you have a storefront that features a lot of windows. If you experience any type of commercial window glass damage, it's important that you know how to deal with it. Here are a few things that you need to think about to address a broken commercial window.

Assess The Damage

The first thing that you need to do is to assess the damage. You need to consider the extent of the damage in order to determine how best to address the problem and protect your business. For example, windows that are cracked or chipped can be addressed much easier than windows that are shattered or completely broken.

Look at the window carefully to ensure that, if it is only cracked, that the crack is contained. If there are any webs of cracks shooting off from the central crack, you need to be more concerned about worsening damage and potential window failure.

Secure The Damage

Once you have assessed the damage and determined how severe it is, you need to address the problem with a temporary solution that will prevent it from worsening while you wait for a commercial window repair technician to arrive to replace it or repair the damage.

In the case of cracks or chips, the best thing you can do is to reinforce those cracks by putting a couple of layers of duct tape over each side of the crack or chip. This provides a bit of stability and helps to prevent the damage from worsening. Just be careful not to press too hard on the glass when you apply the tape so that you don't cause the crack to spread.

For more severe damage, the best way to secure your business and ensure that nobody is hurt by broken glass or glass shards is to cover the window with plywood boards. Secure plywood to each side using long enough nails to keep the wood in place until the repair technician arrives. Covering both sides ensures that you don't risk any glass shards injuring anyone inside or outside of your business.

Eliminate The Damage

Reach out to a commercial window repair technician to have the window glass damage addressed. In many cases, cracks and chips can be repaired with resin to fill the crack or the chip. 

You may have to have the glass replaced if it's been completely broken, but in many cases, repairs can be done quickly and easily. It's important to work with a commercial window technician, though. They have the expertise to deal with the large glass panels that are involved with commercial storefronts and properties.

Contact a company like Nor Sac Glass Company for more information,