Among the most common questions that we gets in terms of glass repair is what we call the proverbial repairing versus replacing question. A West Palm Beach homeowner often realizes that his or her sliding glass door isn’t working properly.Perhaps they look around their house and realize that their other windows or glass doors are also aging. Let’s face it. Many of the properties in West Palm Beach were built in the 1960s or 1970s and have slowly but surely aged. Technology has advanced and many of the more modern sliding glass doors can dramatically cut energy bills, and they will literally slide at the touch of a finger.
Now, however, money can be tight, and the homeowner can want to decide whether to repair or replace that sliding glass door. Many of the less reputable glass repair companies in West Palm Beach will try to steer the customer towards an expensive replacement, or an expensive repair job, when the alternative is a better choice for the customer. It often comes down to pay now or pay later. Generally speaking, of course, replacing a door is more expensive than repairing one, but this is not always the case.
Factor in Your Energy Costs
And, you need to factor in your energy costs. The older glass doors from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s, often let in heat and light at a factor that is many times higher than those of the more modern materials. So repairing the glass might seem cheaper in the short run, but in the long run you will pay much more in terms of your air-conditioning bill. Not to mention, that you are contributing to global warming through a higher carbon footprint.
So, they call our technicians and are happily surprised that we give out free estimates, for both repairing or replacing a sliding glass door in West Palm Beach. We try to be neutral. We try to lay out your options, which may or may not be cheaper. Our goal is to give you your options, and explain which is cheaper in the short run, and which is cheaper in the long run. Then, in this way, you can make the decision whether to repair or replace her sliding glass door.
Know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. This is true in many things in life, including the proverbial repair versus replace decision when it comes to glass windows and glass doors.