Commercial Glass Repair
Beautiful and versatile as it may seem, glass is prone to damage. Since it’s used as protection in windows and doors, the material is especially vulnerable to scratches. While scratches aren’t as problematic as bending or cracks, it’s still an eye sore and can worsen over time. Thankfully, experts like us at Ross Property Services are available for glass scratch repair; we’ll make sure that your glass looks brand new.
Professional Glass Scratch Removal
Glass Repair Urgency
When you see scratches on your window panes or glass dividers, you should have them fixed as soon as possible. They don’t just look ugly — scratches can weaken the glass, making it much more prone to breaking. Fixing a scratch is much cheaper than replacing the entire pane of glass, so address it while you can.
Avoid DIY Glass Repair
You might think of doing the repair yourself to save money and time, but we don’t recommend it. Glass is a fragile and fickle material, and if you attempt to repair it on your own, you could make the scratch worse or even distort the entire pane. In the worst-case scenario, you may fully break the glass, which is dangerous and expensive to replace.
Commercial Glass Repair
Glass repair is no simple task; proper training and certification are necessary for the best results. That’s why you should leave the job to a professional glass repair company. The experts at RPS have the appropriate tools and experience to remove any signs of damage on your glass, strengthening it once more. Best of all, we work quickly and safely, so you’ll get back your pristine glass in a matter of minutes to hours.
How Glass Gets Scratched
There are many ways that lines and scratches can appear on your glass, and they all involve some sort of abrasion. Here are the most common reasons why glass gets scratched in commercial properties:
Sometimes, grit and dust are picked up by cleaning cloth, making the surface rough. When the cleaner wipes, they’re dragging these materials across the glass surface, which can lead to scratches.
Any hard or sharp material dragged across the glass surface will scratch it, especially weaker types of glass. Most of the time, this happens unintentionally, unless vandals are involved.
Everyday Wear and Tear
The glass used for the exteriors of buildings is prone to scratches because of the weather and elements. Glass on commercial properties is also more prone to wear and tear, as a far larger number of people come in and out of commercial properties every day. When your glass begins to show its age, removing the scratches is recommended since it’s far more cost-effective than getting frequent replacements.
Types of Glass
Modern innovations in glass making have produced many types of glass. Each one has its own uses, whether they’re for decorative or protective purposes. The most common ones include:
Float glass, or standard glass, is the most common and inexpensive type. It’s as basic as glass gets, with no additional layers of protection. Hence, this scratches easily. Repairing these marks usually involves polisher and cleaning solution.
Tempered glass is made using controlled thermal and chemical processes, resulting in tougher glass. It’s what you’d find in phone screen protectors and windows of busy establishments. In most cases, grinders and specialized cleaning solutions are used to repair scratches.
Laminated glass is composed of glass layers that are made to stay intact even when broken. This is one of the strongest types today, so it’s trickier to repair scratched laminated glass. Ross Property Services has the right tools to address any issues.
Professional Glass Repair Process
To remove scratches on glass most professional teams follow a systematic approach:
- Our technician cleans the surface thoroughly to avoid further scratches from grit or dust.
- They’ll then use a fine-grit buffer tool, grinder, or abrasive compound to gently scrape away the scratch. This is called dry grinding. Sometimes water-based abrasives are used, which maintain a constant temperature to avoid overheating.
- For deep scratches, resin is added to fill in the gap.
- Technicians polish the surface for a smooth, pristine finish.
Why Choose RPS for Glass Repair
Ross Property Services is a family-owned and operated window repair company serving the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. We are:
- Licensed and Insured
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Professionally Trained and Certified
As a skilled full-service team, we offer premier glass repair services to businesses in the Atlanta metro area. We’ll handle any type of glass with no leftover streaks or distortions to worry about! In fact, we’re so confident with our work that everything is guaranteed, but our consistent five-star reviews on Google should be testament enough to our quality work.