Resin adhesives are growing in popularity within the glass repair field – mainly due to their ability to repair cracks, chips and splits of all shapes and sizes. The good thing about resin is that it’s fairly easy to manage and once dried, it can actually be even stronger than the atomic bonds of glass itself – offering a quick and effective way to reinforce the structural integrity of a glass panel.

Why do glazier services often utilise resin?

Replacing a glass window can be very expensive – especially if the window is large. Unfortunately, there are some types of damage that can be so extensive that a glazier might have no choice but to replace it, but for all events that come before this requirement (including small chips and cracks), resin can be used.

Most resin will consist of a range of ingredients; some of which will be sourced naturally from trees, while others will be introduced in the form of chemicals. Regardless of the brand the majority of resins will have one thing in common; and that’s to slide into even the smallest of crevices and then dry hard.

Once dry, the purpose of the resin will make itself known and as mentioned above, the resin used by glaziers will often be even stronger than the atoms within the glass itself. This means that once injected into a chip or a split, the formula will dry and it will become strong enough to resist the majority of damage that would have occurred without its presence.

How reliable can resin be where glass repair is concerned?

As far as glass goes, if it has suffered with damage then it will be several more times likely to shatter than if resin has been applied. Resin can be so strong that even if damage occurs again, it won’t be likely to do so where the resin is present. Fortunately, entire panels can be held together with resin, but in extreme cases it might be a better option to simply have the window replaced by a glazier; simply to avoid the potential for further damage to occur.