Two Things You’ll Need to Do before Having a Window in Your High Rise Building Replaced
Before you can get your high rise building's damaged window pane fixed, there are a couple of things you'll need to do. Continue reading to find out more.
You must tell the glazier how high up the pane of glass is
Before you call the glazier, you should find out the exact height of the window where the broken pane is located. If you don't know this off the top of your head, then you may need to take some measurements and do a few calculations to find this out. It is important that you have this information when you call the glazier, as they will need it in order to determine what kind of access equipment would be most suitable for this glass replacement project.
For example, if you tell them the glass pane is on the second floor, then they may decide to use a ladder. If it's on the four or fifth floor, however, they may decide to bring a mobile scaffold, as this would be safer to use at such a height. If it's any higher than this, they may need to rent a cherry picker for this job.
Giving them this information as soon as you find out the glass needs to be replaced will mean that they can then immediately arrange to rent the equipment they require (if they don't already own it), which should, in turn, enable them to fit the replacement pane as quickly as possible.
You must ensure that there is enough space for their access equipment on the ground beside the building
As mentioned above, the glazier will have to use access equipment to replace the broken pane. As such, you must ensure that there is enough room on the pavement beside your building for this access equipment. Additionally, you will need to make sure that there is some extra space around this equipment so that if any small glass fragments fall from the window whilst the glazier is replacing the pane, they won't land on anyone or any vehicles.
To do this, you may have to put up tall temporary fencing around the building's entrance and instruct those who work or live in the building to use the back door whilst the replacement of the glass is carried out. If people have designated parking spots that are within this cordoned-off area, then you may also have to provide them with alternative parking spaces nearby.
For more information, contact a glass replacement service in your area.