How to Replace Broken Window Glass

» Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Broken Window Glass | 0 comments

You will save money, time, injury, and effort if you know how to remove and replace and properly a broken window. Replacing and removing windowpanes isn’t hard. However, you should have the exact skill and knowledge to correctly complete the work. There’s more to it than merely smearing putty and inserting a new window pane. Here is the complete guide on how to a replace broken window glass. 

Broken Window Glass

  • Removing Broken Glass 

Remove the putty in order to eliminate the broken glass. Then, eliminate the old putty from the frame of the window with whether a jackknife, putty knife, or wood chisel. Eliminate all bit of the putty. 

  • Eliminate All Putty 

To soften the putty in tough areas, use heat. Operate a heat source, such as a heater. 

  • Oil Older Frames 

Use a tiny paintbrush to apply a huge coat of linseed oil to all parts of the wood frame if you are replacing glass in an old window. Before proceeding, let the oil to soak completely in. Linseed oil is essential since it optimizes the putty life that holds the window pane in place. 

  • Apply New Layer of Putty 

Apply a very thin putty layer next around the frame where the new glass will be installed. Make sure that the base layer is not too dense. This thin putty layer gives a cushion for the new glass to be installed. The cushion stops the air from leaking around the glass and shields the glass and the wood.  

  • Installing the New Glass 
  • Cutting 

The replacement glass should be the exact size. Cut it to size with a glass cutter. A window pane must be less than 1-inch smaller than the area it will fit. Insert the new windowpane into the frame and press it firmly and carefully. 

  • Placing 

It is not advisable to hold the new pane in place with one hand and then use the other hand to install Glazier’s points every 4-inch on every side to securely lock the pane. Call over a relative instead for an extra hand. It’s much less risky. 

  • Use Glazier Points 

Place every Glazier’s point even alongside the glass. To push the Glazier’s points into the wood, use a glazing tool. Slip the tool beside it to remove the risk of breaking the glass. 

  • Preparing Putty 

Putty must be the consistency of thick and dry dough. Thin it according to the suggested method of the manufacturer if it is too hard. Use an old glass piece as a kneading board to make the putty into the right consistency and shape. 

  • Plan Your Placement of the Putty 

To learn the greatest way to put putty to the frame, study the figure first. It must cover the Glazier’s points. It must also be set at an angle. This is to hold firmly the glass in place without showing from the opposite side of the window. 

Overall, replacing or installing windows is hard. Keep in mind that it is better to call the professional for a double glazing installation in Bolton since double-glazed windows are hard to install.  

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