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Money-Saving Tips on Your Home Window Repairs: An Interview with Bruce King of Forex City Glass

By Bruce King

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Forest City Glass is a full-service commercial and residential glass company. We do all types of glass work except for auto glass. We specialize in storefront glass and doors, fixed and insulated glass, custom shower doors and mirrors, windows and doors, glass repairs etc. We have been in business since 1996.

What are some of the common signs that the windows or sliding glass doors in your home need to be repaired or replaced?

The windows will look foggy or milky inside. The butyl rubber seal that holds the two glass panels together becomes compromised and allows moisture into the IG unit. This can be the result of aging, the outside elements, or improper installation. We can install new glass units in 95% of window and door units.

What are the main benefits of repairing windows versus replacing them?

Replacing the IG units is very much more cost efficient. New panels cost much less than new door or window units. We can also rehab and rework the door and window units during the glass replacement process. This rehab entails adjustments, new hinges, weather stripping, handles, locksets, thresholds, painting, staining, caulking, and sealing. This allows older window and door units to have new life for years to come.

We can also install window units in existing wood and steel door units to provide light, sight lines, and to meet new privacy codes. This is a much less costly option than purchasing new door units, either residential or commercial. We can also rebuild and rehab most window frames and seals if severe aging or water damage has occurred. If windows are in good condition process is much simpler. Installing new IG units, replacement windows caulking, and sealing provides a great deal of energy savings. New windows can pay for themselves in only a few years.

Is there something that most people in North Carolina don't know about window repair that they should know?

Many homeowners do not realize that new IG units can be installed in their windows and doors. Some contractors will tell them it cannot be done. We specialize in rehabs and repairs, as well as new installations. Door units and door replacements are very costly. We can provide a rehabbed or remodeled door at a much better cost.

If a professional contractor tells a homeowner that their windows need to be replaced, what would your advice be?

If a contractor recommends windows should be replaced; homeowners should get a written bid and references. Homeowners should check references and with the Better Business Bureau before hiring a contractor.

What's the best way for people to contact your company?

The best to contact our companies is to call BRUCE KING at 828 289 6389. Prospective clients can also send info to brucekingconstruction@gmail.com. Clients can access further info and references at brucekingconstruction.com and forestcityglass.com.

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Bruce King owns and manages Forest City Glass as well as a full-service construction...

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