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The 10 Most Terrifying Things About Glass Window Repair

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Glass Window Repair

Window-Repairs.-150x150.jpgProfessional window repairmen are able to maneuver large glass panes from a high point above the ground. They work in extreme weather conditions and adhere to strict safety guidelines.

While wearing protective clothing remove all glazing putty and metal glazing points with a utility knife. A heat gun will help to soften and take off the old putty.

Replacement

If a window pane breaks, it can be tempting to repair the glass instead of replace it. It is cheaper to replace a window and it will also help avoid other issues that could affect your home's efficiency. You should also take into consideration the type of glass that's broken to determine if it is a temporary fix or if you'll need to invest in an option that is more permanent.

To fix a damaged window, remove the sash or frame and place it on the work surface. Wearing eye protection, gently wiggle the window's pane and pull out any remaining fragments. Use a utility blade to scrape off the glazing compound and the glazing points that secure the window. Keep track of the components and their locations to ensure they are reinstalled.

After you've removed the frame and sash you can start preparing to replace the glass. Make sure you check the opening of the frame is of the correct size for the replacement window. Take measurements both ways across the opening, then subtract 1/8 inch from each measurement in order to leave the expansion and contraction of the frame and glass. After that, you can purchase double-strength glasses cut to these exact dimensions. It is also recommended to purchase enough new glazier's clips or glazier's points to be installed every 6 inches around the window pane.

Based on the window's warranty it could be covered by the manufacturer and in this case, you should call them to file a claim. After the new glass has been installed, it needs to be covered with a thin coating of glazier's compound. After the compound is dry it is possible to paint the frame to match.

If your crack is more than an inch in length, you can prevent it from spreading by scoring an arc that is just a little beyond the crack. This trick won't be infallible, but it will slow the development of the crack to a manageable size until you can take permanent measures.

Repair

Professional window repairs installers know how to deal with a variety of glass types, and they have the tools to do an excellent job. They are able to dispose of waste safely and are therefore less likely than other people to leave behind a mess which could cause harm to family pets or family members. They are also familiar with working with different types of windows and could be able spot problems that a novice home owner might not see.

Before beginning the process of fixing cracked window glass, ensure to wear safety goggles and gloves. Even a small break can cause shards to fly off, posing a danger to anyone who lives in or around the home. It is important to determine the cause of the crack, as this can prevent future issues.

Create a two-part mixture of epoxy. These are usually 50/50 mixture of resin and hardener, and they need to be mixed quickly. Once the mixture has been made then apply it directly to the crack and allow it to dry. It will take just some minutes but it's important to get it done quickly as the mixture is very thick and fast drying.

Once the epoxy has dried, you can get rid of excess epoxy with a putty blade. You'll need to clean the cracks in the glass. If you don't do this correctly, the residue could cause further damage to the glass. Use a putty blade to smooth out the compound around the window's edge and match it to the wood frame.

For a more durable solution, consider using a plastic cover. A trash bag that is heavy-duty or tarp is ideal, however you can also use masking tape to cover the glass. This will keep the crack from expanding and will also block out water, wind, bugs, and debris.

You can come up with a temporary fix if you are unable to access the window in time. Simply run a bead of the material around the outside edge of the broken pane. It won't completely seal the gap between frame and glass however it will keep the broken piece in place while you fix it.

Repainting

Repainting your old glass windows is a good idea. This is a low-cost alternative to window replacement and it can give your home a fresh new appearance. Before painting, make sure the surface is clean. Clean the window using water and soap or ruby alcohol to get rid of oil smudges and other traces that could hinder the paint from adhering. Wear rubber gloves when working on glass to prevent the transfer of your own oils onto the window's surface. Apply several thin coats rather than a single thick one. This will allow the paint to last longer, and keep your windows looking smooth and even.

If you're planning on repainting your glass windows, make sure you have the appropriate tools nearby. You'll need a brush or sponge, painter's tape, a ruler, toothpicks, as well as a few other tools such as a rag or paper towel. You'll need the paints and brushes that you'll be using in your kit. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Have patience, as it may take a while for the paint to completely dry.

If you're using solvent-based paints, you must make sure that the area in which you work is well-ventilated. This will lower the risk of breathing in toxic chemicals and permit the paint to dry faster. Also, make sure you have a protective mask for any spray paints you apply.

It is necessary to clean the glass window thoroughly with soap and warm water before you paint it. Use soap and warm water to thoroughly clean the glass window. Then, use rubbing alcohol on any oil or grease residues that could interfere with the adhesion of the paint. Make sure the windows are dry before you begin painting them.

If your glass windows are energy efficient dual pane windows, you may be able to submit a claim to the window manufacturer or dealer who sold them to cover any repair or replacement costs. This is particularly true if you have experienced numerous issues with broken glass or condensation and the windows are covered under warranty.

Sealing

Whether you have old double-pane windows with a broken seal or a newer version of insulated glass units (IGUs) that have experienced defogging, there are several methods for fixing the problem. It is the most expensive option to replace the IGU that is insulated as well as the frame. However, it may be necessary in cases where condensation or fog is causing energy losses. Other options include replacing the IGU with just one pane, or fixing the IGU that is in place by drilling a hole in the bottom and filling it with an anti-fogging solution.

You can also fill in the gap between the window frame and the sill or threshold by using a felt strip, vinyl v-strips, or a door sweep. Felt can be stapled, installers glued, or put in place, but it does not offer much protection against moisture. Vinyl v-strip weather stripping is durable and easy to put in however, it can be expensive and is typically reserved for areas that are exposed to high abrasion. Door sweeps are easy to nail to the floor and are affordable. However, they provide only a small amount of protection between the threshold and the air.

To repair a cracked window seal, first use a putty knife to scrape off the caulk. Wearing eye protection and gloves remove the glazing point -- small fasteners with sharp pointed tips that hold the glass into the recess of the frame. After getting rid of the glazing points clean out the grooves, then sand the wood. Wipe away any sanding residue, then seal the bare wood with a linseed oil-based paint or clear wood sealer.

A caulking knife or putty can be used to apply traditional glazing putty, however the use of a knife allows for an easier application and a stronger seal. Choose a putty that is specifically designed for glass windows as it will be more adhesive and a longer life.

Apply a thin layer along the inside edge of frame where it meets with the glass. Slide the window into frame so that scribed line on the glass is aligned with edge of frame. Apply pressure to the glass to force the putty and glass to form a tight seal. Smooth the compound with gloves and get rid of any caulk or drips that were applied incorrectly before it dries.

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