Stage I – Corrosion - is defined as glass with light corrosion, with little or no damage to the glass.
Stage II Corrosion - occurs when the deposits are no longer on the surface of the glass, but have started to break down the molecular structure of the glass, leaving an etched or white haze on the glass after the stain has been removed.
Usually stage II is irreparable and the glass must be replaced. The professional window cleaner at Sunrise Window Cleaning can remove stage 1 cleaner with certain chemicals and techniques. We usually need to test an area of the water stained glass to determine which stage the corrosion is in, and at that point we can determine if we can make a difference. However, in some instances, especially on windows which have extensive sun exposure on parts of the glass, we sometimes find that that part of the pane which is more shaded will clean up quickly, but the area with excessive sun exposure requires much more work and, as a result, we have to charge hourly for this service.
We offer screen repair for our customers, providing the mesh is fiberglass and not metal. In addition, we can repair bent screen frames, screen corners and screen pins. Usually a simple re-screen can be done on site, but if we need to replace some sides, we sometimes need to bring the screen back to the shop to do the repair and then return the screen(s) when we are in the area. Our prices are a little higher than if you were to bring the screen in to a hardware store to have the repair done, but sometimes, for example, you can’t fit a sliding door screen into your car, so the onsite repair is more convenient.