It’s important to ensure that every window in your home is in good condition, so you and your family can continue to enjoy your space, stay safe and avoid unnecessarily high utility bills.
That’s why functioning glass panes on your windows are essential. Glass panes are sheets of glass cut to fit into windows and doors. In this article, we’ll show you how to handle a broken glass pane, but the experts at Glass Doctor® are available to take the work off your hands.
If you need assistance with your broken window pane, call Glass Doctor today or keep reading.
How to Replace a Broken Glass Pane
If you have a broken glass pane in need of replacement or repair, here is what you need to know about doing it yourself:
Make sure you have these tools and materials on hand:
Tools You'll Need
Small wire brush
Glaziers push points
Then, follow these steps:
Step 1: Remove the Glass—Wearing your heavy work gloves and glasses for protection, remove the glass. You may need your heat gun to soften the old glazing compound.
Step 2: Clean the Window Frame—Use your small wire brush to remove any remaining residue on the window frame. You may need a drop of linseed oil on the brush to help condition the wood so it will bond with the glazing compound.
Step 3: Measure and Purchase Glass—Carefully and precisely measure the area that needs to be glazed. Bring your measurements to your local hardware store to order the glass.
Step 4: Replace the Glass—When you are ready to replace the glass, place two push points on the sides of the glass, around all four edges. Then, with the putty knife at an angle, apply a smooth line of putty.
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