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Broken Window Glass

Broken window glass can cause serious injuries if handled improperly. If you have a broken window, you should get it fixed as soon as possible.

At Glass Doctor®, we provide 24/7 emergency repair and replacement services and can determine if your window needs a simple repair or a total replacement. Call us at 855-603-1919 and get your window fixed today.

DIY Window Pane Repair

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While some windows can be repaired without professional help, it's still a good idea to call in a glass service like Glass Doctor to bring in special tools and help clean up the area. If you're confident in your window-repairing skills, you can try to fix a broken window pane yourself.

However, this option is risky because you'll be working with sharp edges and may end up having to buy additional materials.

First, remove all broken glass to start with a clean window.

To remove the glass from the window, you will probably have to use a heat gun to soften up the old glazing compound, a substance that binds the window to the frame. Don't forget to wear thick gloves to protect you from sharp window edges.

Remove any residue from the window frame and prepare to re-glaze it.

You can use a small wire brush to clean off any residue from the window frame. If the window is old, you'll need to apply a bead of linseed oil to condition the wood to bond with the new glazing compound.

Take measurements of the window frame and head to the hardware store.

Measure the area where the glass will be replaced (be precise about the dimensions) and take them to the hardware store. The store should be able to order the size of glass you need. While you're there, grab a pack of push points—small triangles that will hold the window glass in place.  For a small pane of glass, you will need to use two points on each side.

Using a putty knife, install the new window.

Apply an even line of putty to the window by holding the putty knife at an angle and smoothing out a single bead of putty in one motion. Once the putty is dry, you can paint it to match your window frame.

If you think window replacement is too complicated for a DIY job, you should call in a glass expert.

Why Glass Doctor

Our professionals have years of experience and will save you time and money during the window replacement process. We also offer:

  • Up-front pricing with no surprise charges when the work is finished
  • Expert repairs that are potentially less costly than DIY repairs
  • High customer satisfaction rate 
  • Emergency repairs and replacements available 24/7

Call Glass Doctor Today

Call us at 855-603-1919 to schedule your free, in-home consultation today. Let our glass experts help you get rid of broken window glass and fix your panes. 

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Sources:

DIY Network: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/doors-and-windows/how-to-replace-a-broken-window-pane

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