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How to Fix Cracked Office Complex Windows

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever been driving and had a rock hit your windshield, resulting in a crack that’s smaller than a quarter? This happens often, especially on our construction-heavy Massachusetts roads. Once there’s a small crack in your windshield, it’s just a matter of time before that crack spreads like a spider web across your windshield, so it’s best to get it replaced as soon as possible. 

The same is true if there’s a wind or hail storm that causes tiny specks of damage or cracks to a window in your office complex. If you don’t take care of that commercial storm damage when you see a crack, you run the risk of rain getting into your office through the window, causing water or flood damage, along with mold and mildew if the water isn’t taken care of quickly. 

Another risk from cracked office windows comes in the form of safety, as it’s a lure to burglars looking to break into your office. If the crack spreads overnight and shatters your window, that provides an easy entryway for anyone that wants to gain access to your office’s records, computers, and other items. 

So, what can you do if you see a crack and can’t get it repaired right away? Here are some options:

  • Place a tarp securely over the window on the outside
  • Place thick packing tape over the crack on each side of the window
  • Board up the window with a large piece or pieces of plywood
  • Use a windshield adhesive that you can purchase at a store

In order to fix the cracked office window completely, you’ll need an epoxy solution with hardener and resin. It’s recommended to leave replacing a cracked window to a professional, as you don’t want to make the crack worse or damage the frame of your window in any way.

Need help with your commercial storm damage that resulted in a cracked window? Trust our Massachusetts commercial storm damage experts at SERVPRO Stoneham/Wakefield to help you with storm remediation, including an assessment and restoration.

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