Two main reasons why glass gets scratched:
To prevent concrete burn, you will need to develop a concrete sealing program and increase the frequency of window cleaning.
Only use the highest grade products with your concrete sealing program.
Increase window cleaning frequency to at least 4 times per year.
There are two methods used to remove hard water stains.
Chemical Restoration only improves the appearance of the glass but does not actually repair the glass itself. It also comes with a high risk due to the use of harsh chemicals and acids.
Mechanical Repair actually repairs the glass and improves the appearance.
Let us help you look through your glass, not at your glass. Modern Technology and creativity, that involves specialized training and skills has provided us an alternative, whereby most scratched glass, does not need to be replaced.
This Technology of fixing scratched glass has existed for many years and is now fully adopted by Skyline Canada. Window and glass manufacturing companies have been fixing defects and scratches on glass for many decades, but this technology was not adopted into the contracting industry until just a few years ago.
The glass fixing process is a polishing system, with specialized compounds and tools, that removes scratches from glass surfaces and renews the glass to its original form. As mentioned earlier, this is not a new technology or process. Glass manufacturers have been using this process to fix scratched glass surfaces for decades.
This process will not leave any distortion on the glass surface because our technicians are very experienced with this type of repair. Our experienced technicians will take care of your glass and you will be amazed when you see the finished product.
Many buildings are usually exposed to lots of debris during the process of construction. Builders are usually advised to protect or cover glass and window surfaces during construction. Unfortunately, this is not normally the case due to the cost of protecting windows or glass during construction. As a high-rise window cleaning company, we often see a lot of scratched glass and windows prior to cleaning.
Unfortunately scratches on windows or glass surfaces are not usually visible, until it is washed or cleaned. Sometimes scratches are also caused by the window cleaning companies hired to clean the windows. This is sometimes the case when window scrappers are used on glass to remove debris, glue and concrete particles on windows that were not protected or covered during the course of construction. Scratch damage on windows is usually caused during the course of construction or window cleaning.
Scratches are also caused during the process of window installation and sometimes by painters or dry-wall contractors that may attempt to clean off over spray or splatter on glass and windows. Scratches can also be caused by several other means or by accident or vandalism relating to graffiti etc.
Replacement of scratched glass can be extremely expensive, particularly for builder’s, developers, window cleaning companies, project owners or home owners. This could range from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the type of damage caused. Insurance companies are particularly not cooperative when it comes to replacement of scratched windows, because it is sometimes very difficult to identify who is responsible for the damage. Windows could be scratched during construction by a host of trades or while transporting.
Builders and developers can also be blamed or bear the responsibility, due to failure of protecting the glass surfaces during construction. Getting a contractor to assume responsibility for scratched windows is extremely hard because other trades or contractors, all had some type of interaction around the windows or glass at various stages.
Skyline glass technicians, can help resolve your situation of replacing scratched windows or glass. Why would you replace, when you can pay as low as a quarter of the price of replacement to remove the scratches from the glass?
Removal of scratches will also depend on the extent of damage. The more the damage or scratch, the higher the repair cost will be. Price range could also vary depending on the extent of the damage.
Because we are very sure that our Technicians will perform an excellent job, you are not required to sign a waiver as most companies performing this work will request. If the damage cannot be repaired, you will be notified immediately and you will not be billed for those specific pieces of glass.
Be careful with companies that ask you to sign a waiver on already scratched glass. Most likely they are not sure if they can perform to expectation. We attract quality and highly trained Technicians only. Also as a registered high-rise window cleaning company, we see damage and scratches on windows regularly. We are able to attract the right pool of trained technicians.
We do not recommend fixing scratches on windows or glass surfaces by yourself…..it is not a good idea. Our technicians are highly trained and can restore your glass to optical perfection.