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Replacing Window Glass | Repair | How To

Replacing broken window glass isn't always easy. If you have a broken window and you are thinking about replacing it yourself, there are many things to consider before getting started. In fact, it may even end up costing more in the long run than simply calling a professional.

First, you should consider the pros and cons and replacing broken window glass yourself. Then you can decide whether you want to take on the challenge or leave it to the experts. 

Replacing Broken Window Glass: DIY vs. Calling an Expert

The DIY Method

Replacing broken window glass yourself involves numerous steps and each step should be done carefully and precisely. DoItYourself.com outlines nine steps to replacing window glass yourself:

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  • Step 1: Remove the broken glass
  • Step 2: Remove any putty
  • Step 3: Oil the frames
  • Step 4: Apply new layer of putty
  • Step 5: Install the new glass
  • Step 6: Use glazier points
  • Step 7: Prepare the putty
  • Step 8: Place your putty
  • Step 9: Add any finishing touches

While DoItYourself.com says it can be done, the article warns that "you must have the proper knowledge and skill to complete the job correctly." Without the proper knowledge, you run the risk of getting hurt or installing the window glass wrong, which will only cost you more money. 

Calling an Expert

Not all windows are created equal, meaning some can be harder to replace on your own than others. By calling on glass repair experts—like the specialists at Glass Doctor®—you are ensuring that your window glass will be long-lasting, secure and up to industry standards. 

Glass Doctor specialists are qualified to cut and handle all sizes and types of glass, and many of our specialists are certified experts by the National Glass Association. We pride ourselves on offering exemplary customer service. That's why we offer emergency glass repair and replacement services, as well as double pane window repair, specialty glass repair and home window upgrades. 

Call us at 855-603-1919 for a free consultation today. 

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