We offer a full range of glass replacement products from top manufacturers, including optional glass treatments to improve strength & safety, efficiency, and privacy.
Enjoy pressure-free sales and expert installation for all our glass replacement services:
- Glass Replacement for Foggy Windows
- Broken Window Glass Repair
- Sliding Door Glass Replacement
- Door Glass & Side LItes
Replace the glass—keep your window or door
Glass replacement for condensation inside windows
Failed windows get cold, foggy or hazy inside the glass, where you can’t clean it. Glass replacement is the best way to restore your failed window glass, both visually and functionally. We always recommend reglazing while your window frame is still in good shape. If your window frame is rotting or cracked, visit out our window replacement page.
Broken window glass replacement
Many people imagine that a broken window should be repaired by replacing the broken pane of glass. That is possible, but we don’t do it, and we don’t recommend it. To replace a pane of broken glass takes too long, so it doesn’t end up being cheaper.
The best solution for a broken window is the same as for a failed window seal! We recommend removing the entire insulated glass unit and replacing it with a new one.
Patio door glass door replacement for sliding doors
A glass sliding door is essentially like a large window. The repair process is the same: order an insulated glass unit to fit your sliding door, remove the damaged or failed glass, and replace it with the new insulated glass.
When to replace insulated glass in windows—signs of a failed seal
When the seal around the glass fails, it eventually gets moisture inside and becomes foggy. Over time, mineral deposits stick to that moisture, making the glass look hazy.
Before a window even gets foggy, you may be able to tell its seal has failed because it’s colder than other windows in the room. Foggy, hazy or cold windows are all signs that glass should be replaced, because it may not insulate your home as it should.
What is low-e glass, and how does it work
Low-e glass is a thin coating on the inside of your window. It works by reflecting sunlight in the infrared range, which would otherwise enter your home and turn into heat. Low-e glass is not an alternative to double-pane windows; it can be applied to either single-pane windows or double-pane windows.
There are plenty of good options out there for energy-efficient and UV-blocking glass. Starting with your goals, we can help you find the perfect product for your home.
- Reduce glare
- Protect furniture
- Keep the home cooler
Anatomy of an insulated glass unit: multiple panes of glass enclose a noble gas, which helps insulate the window. The seal around the glass is the typical point of failure.
The technology behind energy efficient windows
Modern windows rely on a layer of argon gas for insulation. Argon insulates much better than normal air, and it is clear and nontoxic. During manufacture, argon is sealed between the panes of glass in a ready-to-install unit.
Is it a failed glass seal, or natural window condensation?
If you can wipe condensation off a window, your glass may not need to be replaced. On the other hand, if it’s between the glass panes where you can’t reach it, that’s a sign of seal failure.
Failed glass can look different from window to window. But moisture or haze between the glass means water is getting inside, and your window is not insulating it well. Call us about glass replacement if you see any of these things inside the glass:
- Foggy or patchy
- Wet and streaky
- Swirly and/or discolored
- Hazy with mineral deposits
Why can it look do different from window to window? The particular appearance of failed glass depends on the air around the window, and the size and position of the leak.
How to check your window for condensation, a helpful video from Milgard
Optional glass treatments
Sound View Glass offers a full range of replacement glass to meet your needs. These optional treatments can improve the performance of your glass:
- Privacy glass (obscured glass) lets light in, but isn’t see-through
- Safety glass: tempered and laminated glass both improve strength and safety
- Energy-efficient glass coatings (such as Low-E) can improve insulation and reduce glare
- Soundproof glass (e.g. triple-pane glass) is also available, but be aware that your windows are not the only factor involved in sound-proofing your home, and no sound-proofing product alone can be guaranteed to meet your expectations for noise reduction
Custom Glass Orders and Services
Sound View Glass offers a wide variety of glass cutting, shaping, and prepping services. No job too big or too small!
• Edge polishing, grinding, bevels, and custom etching
• Custom shelves in a variety of glass thickness and styles.
• Table and desktops in clear, patterned, bronze or gray glass. Polished, beveled and/or ground edgework.
• Cabinet or door glass in clear or a wide variety of custom patterns and colors.
Mirrors add light and space to any room. Let Sound View Glass help you replace or upgrade your mirrors today!
• Mirrors for any application or any room;
bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, entries and foyers.
• Custom shapes for home gyms, bar backs, and other special functions.
• Custom fit mirrored wardrobe doors.
• Outlet and light fixture cutouts, mirrored outlet covers, ovals, circles, geometric shapes, abstract, lettering, and so much more.
Never feel limited in choice! From replacing the glass insets in an antique compact to all-glass custom installations, the Sound View Glass team of product specialists and manufacturing partners are a resource for you. Contact us today about making your your project go from imagination to installation!