A broken mirror should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further breakage and injury. Without the right tools and expertise, handling broken glass can be difficult and dangerous. Experts will take accurate measurements and fix your broken mirrors or shower screens quickly and efficiently.
Depending on the location, broken mirrors will lose their energy efficiency, raising your energy bills. Cracks also cause condensation to form between glass panes.Although a shattered mirror needs to be replaced, cracked mirrors sometimes can be fixed instead of replaced. Let’s look at some of the specifics of how to repair a damaged mirror.
How to Repair Chipped Mirrors
When the damage is minor, it’s possible to use a repair kit consisting of a resin adhesive and a stabilizer. Here are the steps to repair chipped mirrors using a repair kit.
- Remove any dirt by cleaning the area with a soft cloth.
- Apply the stabilizer to the mirror.
- Insert the resin through the stabilizer. This step is to ensure the resin is in the crack.
- Also, apply a small amount of the resin on the top of the area.
- After the resin has cured, peel the top resin layer off and clean the mirror.
Although this method may work for minor damage, it is not adequate to fix shattered mirrors or mirrors with more severe cracks.
How to Replace Broken Mirrors
When mirrors are broken, it is often best to find a functional and stylish replacement. A professional will answer your questions and work with you to select a mirror that fits your needs. The professional will also take measurements to ensure a proper fit to reduce malfunction and other costly issues. The mirror can also be removed and taken to a glass and mirror shop. The shop can cut a new mirror of the correct size and style. However, they may charge an extra fee if the mirror has an intricate shape. An expert will then do your mirror installation and set up your new mirror.
Professionals installers have seen just about every scenario and know how to prevent most issues. The experience gives the professional the ability to make sure the installation will look beautiful and will provide you with peace of mind knowing that the mirror will function and last. Working with experts that you can trust makes a huge difference with mirror and glass installation.
Whether you needshower screen repairs or any other glass service, River City Glass can help. We are a glass company and glass repair shop you can rely on for your glass repair and replacement needs. We are excited to help you make your home improvement dreams come true with professional mirror installations. We will be bringing knowledge and experience to your projects, and you will be part of the River City Glass family. Contact us today to learn more.