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Do You Need Full Window Replacement or Just the Glass? November 9, 2018

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Do You Need Full Window Replacement or Just the Glass?, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Whether it’s been smashed by a baseball or severely scratched by debris, if your window is broken, you may be wondering what your options are. Generally, the choice between glass or window replacement depends on the extent of the damage. However, other factors may influence the decision as well. To better understand the differences between these two choices, consider the following.

Options When You Have a Broken Window

Glass-Only Replacement

When time and money are at a premium and the frame itself isn’t broken, replacing just the glass is the most efficient method. It’s more affordable than a full window replacement and can be done quickly. If you’ve recently upgraded your windows, this method also ensures all your windows maintain a cohesive appearance.

Full Window Replacement

window replacementIf the problem goes beyond the glass, you’ll need a full window replacement. However, this isn’t the only reason. If your current windows are more than 20 years old, it’s better in the long run to upgrade. Not only will new windows look more stylish, but they’ll also be more energy efficient. Modern designs have improved insulation, which will help you maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home and could lower your utility bills. Their updated construction also helps prevent excessive expansion and contraction, which cause leakage and subsequent condensation.


If you’re in the Greater Milwaukee area and need a full window replacement or just new glass, count on BGS Glass Service. Located in Waukesha, WI, this locally owned and operated company has served both residents and businesses since 1970 with all their glass needs. Need something other than window repair? They also provide frameless shower doors, mirrors, storefront windows, and custom glass work. To learn about all their glass services, visit their website or call (262) 513-2806.

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