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What you should do when you find a broken window in your home

Have the windows in your home broken into? Not only is it pleasant, but it can also be dangerous for you and your family. Once you have discovered how it was caused, clearing up all the broken glass is very important. If you experience this, our emergency glaziers are happy to help and are available across London, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Peterborough.

What to do when a window breaks in your house

Know the cause 

It is important to know how your window broke, whether due to getting broken into or an intense storm. If your window has been broken into due to burglary or vandalism, you need to call the police as soon as possible so you can file a report.

We understand how overwhelming this can be and will ensure we get to you as soon as possible to help get the window repaired, so you and your family can feel safe and secure again. 

Secure the area

When a window or the glass on your patio door is broken, it may need time before it can be repaired. If this is the case, the area must be blocked off, cleared and boarded off. You may also need to measure the size of the glass panel you need to install and wait for it to be created to fit your window perfectly. Here at Hunters Glass Ltd, we will be happy to guide you through the process from start to finish.

Get professional help

An empty window or door frame could attract unwanted animals and increase the chances of theft. You need to make sure you call professional glaziers to help you get your windows and doors repaired as soon as possible. 

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Broken Window FAQs

What should I do immediately after discovering a broken window?

The first thing to do when you discover a broken window is to make sure that everyone nearby is safe. Take extra care to remove any shattered glass to avoid hurting anybody, especially if kids or animals are around.

For glazing repairs in London, Sheffield, Wimbledon, Tooting, Chelsea, Fulham, or the other areas covered, call us on 0330 133 1655.

Should I report the incident to the authorities?

It's critical to notify the authorities right away if you believe there has been foul play, such as vandalism or an attempted burglary. They can look into the matter and offer advice on what to do next.

Do I need to contact my insurance provider?

Yes, you should report the damaged window to your home insurance company as soon as feasible. They can provide you with information about the available coverage and the claim filing procedure.

Can I repair the window myself, or do I need professional assistance?

Small chips or fractures in the paint may be easy enough for a do-it-yourself project, but larger damage or structural problems call for expert help. To evaluate the damage and perform the required repairs, get in touch with a trustworthy glazier or window repair business.

How can I secure my home temporarily until the window is repaired?

You might cover the shattered window with boards or temporary coverings to temporarily safeguard your house. To stop more harm or incursions, make sure that any temporary fixes are strong and securely fixed.

Is it necessary to take photographs of the damage?

Yes, snapping pictures of the damaged window and its surroundings will come in handy later on for paperwork and insurance claims. Take pictures from several perspectives to give a thorough picture of the damage.

What if the broken window was caused by severe weather?

If extreme weather—such as storms or strong winds—caused the shattered window, take pictures of the damage and get in touch with your insurance company. They can help you with the claims procedure and offer advice on the coverage that is available for damage caused by weather. Additionally, think about strengthening your windows and fortifying your house against potential weather disasters.

Are there any safety precautions I should take while waiting for repairs?

It is important to make sure the area surrounding the shattered window is protected while waiting for expert repairs. Keep kids and animals away from the damaged area to avoid mishaps or harm. Additionally, to reduce the chance of cuts, think about taping or covering sharp edges with cardboard.

Ready to get in touch with our glaziers?

Our emergency glaziers are available 24/7, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands with us. For more information, get in touch with us on 0330 133 1655.