This year’s mellow winter aside, Detroit’s weather has always been a good indicator of the functionality and overall state of a house’s windows. For the homeowner who is looking to entirely replace a window or window frame, or just to patch up the ones present, there are several one stop shops in the area to address those needs. Of course, if every little crack, rattle or draft from air leaking window frames isn’t enough incentive to call a repair man sooner rather than later, having more attractive windows is sure to impact future property values and offers immediate curb appeal. Good windows are good news for Detroit.

Gray & Son Hardware – True Value
6747 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 898-4200

Hours:  Mon to Sat – 8:30 a.m. to 5p.m., Sun- Closed

Located on the ever busy Warren Avenue, Gray & Son offers the newest plastic cover window wrapping for both the exterior and interior of windows. The store has the supplies and expertise to do reglazing. Except for brand new, whole insert frames, this shop seems to provide every window need of the consumer and the prices are very reasonable. It only costs around $15 to replace the glass of a window of average size.

Rick’s Weatherization Company
16219 Wisconsin St
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 354-5783

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sun – Closed 

This is one company that specializes entirely in windows with a focus on weatherization, repair and replacement. Rick’s Weatherization Company offers glass and glazing work as well as the contractors to do the work at the home. Window repair with this company includes the use of modern weatherization practices by default.

Affordable Glass & Mirror Co
2366 West Auburn Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 242-2171

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – By appointment only

Only about a 30-minute trek north of Detroit, this company offers same day repair and installation. Pricings vary depending on the size of the window and for direct quotes customers can call and speak to the owner directly. Perhaps the most impressive aspect is the quick turnaround the company and customers purport. Affordable Glass & Mirror serves Detroit, Auburn and Rochester Hills, and Ypsilanti areas.

H & R Window Repair
23641 John R
Hazel Park, MI 48030
(248) 544 – 8282

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat and Sun – Closed

Located off of 8 Mile, this company has been addressing customers’ window needs since 1957. H & R services all types of windows and associated details like screens and specific window hardware pieces, in addition to placing a storm window over an already existing window. For a free house visit and estimate, call to schedule an appointment.

Jag’s Window Repair
966 Round Lake Road
White lake, MI 48386
(734) 352-3335

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat to Sun – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This company likely serves the widest area, which includes Livonia and Walled Lake and Canton, in addition to Detroit. Jag’s window expertise falls under three categories: bad wood replacement, glass replacement, and replacement parts. Estimates are offered free of charge and a special 40 percent discount is given to senior citizens.

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Sakina Al-Amin writes regularly for an accumulating number of online publications, but has dreams of one day being a spokesperson. She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband. Her work can be found at


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