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How to Repair Your Window

All homeowners face a window repair or two at some point. If you’re dealing with a broken window, you have two options: fix the window yourself or find a professional to do the job for you. Follow our guide to repairing your home window, or contact Glass Doctor®. Offering expertise and convenience, our glass specialists will repair your window on the same day for a hassle-free experience.

Tools Needed for Home Window Repair

Unlike some home projects, you may be able to handle a window repair on your own. However, if the damage is overwhelming or you want to leave the work to the professionals, give the experts at Glass Doctor a call for immediate assistance.

If you choose to go the DIY route, here is what you will need:

Items to Repair Your Window:

  • Utility knife
  • Work gloves
  • Straightedge
  • Glass cutter
  • Measuring tape
  • Glazier’s points
  • Glazing putty
  • Safety glasses

Steps to Repairing Your Window

Now that you have the materials, follow these steps to fix your broken window:

  1. Remove the old glazing—Wearing your work gloves and safety glasses for protection, use your utility knife to remove any old glazing around the glass.
  2. Remove the glass—Keep your work gloves on as you remove the pieces in need of replacement.
  3. Measure the pane—Using your measuring tape, measure the opening for the glass. Be sure to subtract ⅛” from the height and width so the glass fits in easily.
  4. Cut the Glass—Using a straightedge and your glass cutter, cut the glass in one smooth, easy motion.
  5. Clean the window—Ensure the wood around the window pane is clean, primed and dry.
  6. Insert the Glass—Place the glass panel replacement in the opening and hold it in place with your glazier’s points.
  7. Apply Putty—Carefully apply putty to the space between the window glass and the frame.
  8. Let it dry—Practice patience as your project dries.

Tips for Window Maintenance

Now that your window is fixed, you will likely want to preserve its function for as long as possible. Here is how to protect your windows and extend their life expectancy:

Tips to Protect Your Windows:

  • Keep the window sills clean.
  • Replace rubber seals once or twice a year.
  • Clean window sills regularly.
  • Address cracks as soon as possible.
  • Pay attention to signs of condensation.

With these tips in mind, you can keep your windows in good condition for many years.

Need Professional Assistance? Glass Doctor Is Here

Of course, even the best cared-for windows are going to experience some wear. Eventually, you will get to the point where you need professional assistance.

When you personally feel as though your window concern is outside of what you are comfortable addressing, rest assured that Glass Doctor will fix the issue. Whether you need a window repair or replacement, we have the skill and experience to serve you. In addition to home windows, we will also repair or replace commercial and auto windows, so you can see clearly.

When you are ready for window repair and have questions about our services, do not hesitate to let us know. Call us at 855-603-1919 today.

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Sources:

Today’s Homeowner: https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-repair-broken-glass-window-panes/

Square One Insurance Services: https://www.squareoneinsurance.com/your-windows