Glass mirrors are everywhere in most houses. From wardrobe cabinets to bathroom fixtures, glass mirrors and panes add style and function to ordinary furniture. Glass tends to break, however, so most homeowners turn to the experts when it comes to knowing how and when to have their glass mirrors replaced. Here are a few mirror replacement tips that any homeowner will find useful.
Find out what type of glass you need.
If you are replacing a glass mirror that broke, it is important to find out why it broke in the first place. In some cases, ill-fitting glass or a glass type that wasn’t suited for that piece of furniture or that part of the house contributed to the damage. You can avoid future problems by choosing the right glass for each specific need.
Do an online research to find out what types of glass mirrors are available.
There are so many choices online for different types of glass, and you can make better decisions if you know which ones are available online or in your local shop. Online research also saves more time than canvassing local stores on foot.
Hire or DIY?
Look at the replacement problem and determine whether it is simple enough to do yourself, or if you need the help of professionals. There are some replacement projects that you can do on your own, like simple repair or glass maintenance. But if you lack the skills or the tools, hiring professionals may be a better option.
Request for at least three quotations from different mirror replacement specialists.
You can use online store locators to pick out the best replacement specialists near you and ask for quotes. This way you can compare prices, look at the reputability of the store or shop, and get the best price.
Choosing a mirror replacement specialist
A good replacement specialist should be able to give you a number of replacement options for your glass and a quote for each. Choose a specialist that has a good track record with previous clients and preferably choose a local shop so you can easily reach them for any do-overs or questions.
If you are doing a mirror replacement on your own, or if your replacement specialists do not include disposal in their services, it is important to know how to dispose of broken or old glass mirrors. You can cover the entire surface of the glass, front and back, with duct tape so that it won’t break into pieces during disposal. Contact your local waste management company for very large or old glass mirror panes for proper disposal techniques.
Doing your research and shopping around for the best prices can help you make wise and informed decisions about the glass mirrors for your home. Get the service that is worth your money by following the tips mentioned above today.