A number of businesses will rent storefront suites that have glass doors and windows that run along the front and sometime the sides. The glass always adds natural light to fill the suite but also allow people to see the business’s services and goods. As the glass storefront can greatly benefit from all of the glass, when the glass breaks it can become a big problem. When your storefront glass breaks, it can leave your business vulnerable and be a major liability hazard. When a business owner finds their storefront glass broken, you will need to act quickly to ensure safety and security. M & M Glass will share what steps to take when your storefront glass breaks.
Clean Up Broken Glass
When your storefront glass breaks, you will be held responsible if anyone gets hurts. For this reason you will want to quickly secure the area. If you have tape, rope, or warning signs, you will want to put them put to keep people away from the glass. Once you have the area secured, you will want to clean up the glass. You will want to be thorough when cleaning up all of the glass and be careful when you are handling large pieces, if any.
Contact a Glass Repair Service
Once you have secured and cleaned up the site, you will want to look for and contact a glass repair service. When contacting a glass service you will need to look for a glass company that provides storefront glass repairs. Next be prepared to provide some basic information such as your business location, type of glass needed and the size. The glass company will schedule an appointment and a glass specialist will come to your business. They will take measurements and other details to ensure a quality glass replacement.
Take Photos & Board Up Windows
While you wait for the glass repair service to arrive, you will want to take pictures of the broken window. If you need to contact your insurance company to help cover the cost of the glass repair, you will want to attach the pictures you have taken to your insurance claim. Along with the pictures, the insurance company will want the receipt for the glass repair or replacement. In some cases the glass for your storefront may need to be custom cut. This will require the glass company to cut your glass to the right size and then return to have the glass installed. To ensure the security of your business, you will want to have the opening covered with plywood. Some glass repair companies will help you cover up the opening but be prepared for any scenario.
Installation of New Glass
The last step is to wait for the glass company to come and install the new glass. Often glass installations are a fairly quick process. If you want a tint added to match other tinted windows be sure to communicate that with the glass company.