Expert Glazing Solutions

Window glazing is the cornerstone of maintaining both structural integrity and energy efficiency in buildings. A.O Handy specializes in delivering premium glazing services tailored specifically to the unique needs of masonry structures, ensuring optimal performance and longevity for the windows of your home or business

Why is Window Glazing important?

Window glazing plays a pivotal role in both the structural integrity and energy efficiency of masonry buildings. Properly installed glazing helps to seal windows, preventing water infiltration and air leakage, which can compromise the stability of the building and lead to costly repairs. 

Additionally, high-quality glazing with appropriate insulation properties can significantly reduce heat transfer, improving energy efficiency and lowering heating and cooling costs for building owners. By prioritizing the selection and installation of durable, energy-efficient window glazing, masonry buildings can enhance their longevity and sustainability while providing occupants with a comfortable and environmentally friendly space. 

At A.O Handy, we prioritize excellence in window glazing installation, offering expertise that not only enhances the beauty of your masonry buildings but also reinforces their longevity and eco-friendliness.

Our Glazing services

Are your windows drafty, leaky, or showing signs of aging? Our expert window glazing services restore the airtight, watertight seal, improving the comfort of your home or business and saving you money on energy bills.

Window Glazing Restoration

Revitalize your existing windows and improve their performance. We expertly remove old, damaged glazing and apply fresh compound for a watertight, airtight seal, saving you energy and enhancing comfort.

Window Glazing Repair

Fix targeted glazing issues quickly and efficiently. Whether it’s a small crack, a loose section, or water intrusion, our spot repairs prevent problems from getting worse and restore your window’s integrity.

New Window Glazing

 Ensure a perfect seal for your recently installed windows. We provide professional glazing application for new windows, guaranteeing maximum energy efficiency and protection from the elements.

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Don't Ignore the Need For Glazing

Ignoring the need for glazing on windows can expose you to a myriad of issues. Here’s a brief look at some of these risks:

  • Increased Energy Costs: Without proper glazing, windows can’t efficiently insulate your home or business space, leading to higher heating and cooling bills.
  • Reduced Comfort: Inadequate glazing fails to regulate indoor temperatures, causing discomfort during extreme weather conditions.
  • Condensation Issues: Insufficient glazing can lead to condensation buildup, fostering mold and mildew growth, posing health risks. 
  • Noise Pollution: Unsealed windows permit external noise to infiltrate, disrupting peace and quiet indoors, affecting concentration and relaxation.
  • Decreased Property Value: Neglecting glazing maintenance diminishes the aesthetic appeal and value of your property, deterring potential buyers.

the Window Glazing Process

Whether you have a commercial building or a home, our window glazing process delivers the same benefits: improved energy efficiency, draft elimination, and protection from the elements. Take a look at the steps involved.

Step 1: Inspection

We begin with a thorough inspection of your windows. Our experts will identify any areas where the glazing is damaged, missing, or compromised. We’ll also assess the overall condition of the window frames to ensure the glazing will adhere properly.

Step 2: Preparation

Safety is a priority! We’ll wear necessary safety gear and carefully protect your workspaces. Next, we’ll gently remove any window stops or moldings that are holding the glass pane in place.

Step 3: Removing Old Glazing

Using specialized tools, we carefully scrape away the old compound, taking precautions not to damage the frame or the glass itself. Finally, we meticulously clean the exposed frame to ensure a perfect surface for the new glazing.

Step 4: Prepping the Frame

We’ll smooth out any roughness on your wood frames with sandpaper for optimal adhesion of the new glazing. If your frames are wood, we’ll apply a fresh coat of oil-based primer and make sure it dries fully before moving on to the glazing application.

Step 5: Applying New Glazing Compound

We’ll select the best glazing compound for your windows, whether it’s traditional oil-based for long-lasting durability or a modern latex/acrylic for easier handling. We’ll knead the compound until it’s soft, then add it into the frame, shaping it for proper water runoff. 

Step 6: Cleanup and Curing

Once the glaze has partially set, we’ll carefully clean away any excess from the glass. We’ll provide specific instructions on the curing time required for your chosen glazing compound before the windows can be painted or put back into full use.


Why Choose Us for Window Glazing?

At A. O. Handy Inc., we understand the critical importance of Window Glazing for your home’s efficiency. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, here’s why we stand out in providing top-notch window glazing services:

  1. Expertise: We specialize in window glazing, focusing on the precise techniques and materials needed to create a perfect, long-lasting seal around your windows.
  2. Craftsmanship: We take pride in our meticulous workmanship. Our attention to detail ensures that your windows are not only functional but also look their best.
  3. Efficiency and Value: We work efficiently to minimize disruption to your home and offer competitive pricing without sacrificing quality.
  4. Commitment to Preservation: We believe in extending the life of your windows through proper glazing, saving you the cost of full window replacements whenever possible.
  5. Customer Satisfaction: Our goal is to leave you with comfortable, energy-efficient windows and a positive customer experience.

Our Reviews

Matthew Eash
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We contracted A. O. Handy to restore the foundation of our 150 year old home. The fieldstone foundation needed interior tuckpointing -- and a lot more. We could not be more pleased with their work. They are outstanding.
Arlen James
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I hired A O Handy for a chimney rebuild. Denis was in contact before, during, and after the project which was great especially when an issue arose regarding the old chimney. As for the project itself, everything was completed very timely, the crew cleaned up each day and were careful with personal items in the yard.
Jerry Tenckhoff
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The crew at A.O. Handy Inc. did a great job tuckpointing our 8000 sq ft commercial building. They paid attention to detail and completed the work on schedule. Very easy to work with and brought attention to areas that I was not aware of and stayed on budget.
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Frequently asked questions

Window glazing refers to the process of installing glass into window frames. It involves securing the glass within the frame using various materials such as putty, silicone, or rubber seals.

The durability of window glazing depends on factors such as the quality of materials used and the installation technique. Properly installed and maintained glazing can last for many years, providing a reliable barrier against the elements.

In general, window glazing may need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years, depending on factors such as exposure to weather conditions and the quality of the original installation. Signs that glazing may need replacement include cracks, gaps, or deterioration of the sealing material.

There are several types of window glazing, including single glazing, double glazing, and triple glazing. Single glazing consists of a single pane of glass, while double and triple glazing involve multiple panes with insulating layers of air or gas in between.

Double and triple glazing are more energy-efficient than single glazing because they provide better insulation against heat transfer. The additional layers of glass and insulating gas help to reduce heat loss during the winter and heat gain during the summer, resulting in lower energy bills.

The cost of window glazing varies depending on factors such as the size of the windows, the type of glazing material used, and the complexity of the installation. Generally, double and triple glazing tend to be more expensive than single glazing due to their enhanced energy efficiency.

In many cases, minor issues with window glazing can be repaired rather than replaced entirely. Cracked or damaged panes can often be replaced individually, while deteriorated sealing material can be removed and replaced with fresh sealant.

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of window glazing. This includes inspecting for cracks or gaps in the sealing material, cleaning the glass regularly to remove dirt and grime, and ensuring that the window frames are in good condition.

While window glazing can provide some level of noise reduction, its effectiveness depends on factors such as the thickness of the glass and the presence of insulating layers. Double and triple glazing tend to offer better sound insulation than single glazing.

While some homeowners may be able to tackle window glazing as a DIY project, it’s generally recommended to hire a professional installer, especially for double or triple glazing. Proper installation is crucial for ensuring the effectiveness and longevity of the glazing system.