There will come a time in your life that you will have to take the responsibility of repairing your glass window. There will always come a time in your life when you will not be able to contact the professionals such as glass repairs Canberra, to do the job for you while you sit quietly and relax. In times like these, you will need to follow some of the do-it-yourself methods to repair your window glass.
Here are some of things that you will need before you can start repairing your window glass. You will need a hammer, a putty knife, brad nails, window putty, masking tape, glazier points, replacement glass and last but not the least safety goggles and heavy work gloves.
Here are 6 steps on how you can repair the broken glass window of yours all by yourself:
First of all, it is essential to have the necessary and appropriate knowledge about a rear glass window aka the restrictions and requirements of having a rear glass window, if there are any. After gathering all the essential information and the requirements, you can easily cut the replacement glass, that you bought from a store, into a suitable size or just like your old glass. It is advisable to even call that company from where you bought the glass, and ask them for guidance.
Now safety come first and safety should be your top priority. Always remember to wear safety goggles and gloves. Firstly, remove the broken glass completely wearing goggles and gloves. If there is a piece that is cracked in your old window glass, then use masking tape to cover that cracked area in such a way that it looks like an X. it is essential to do so because it will allow you to prevent glass pieces shattering everywhere when you break the glass. Now, lift the hammer carefully and tap it on the glass. After that, sweep the glass shards and splinters that may have spread around the room.
Using a putty knife, scrape the excess paints, glazing putty and old glazier points. Furthermore, remove the wooden frame of the broken glass window. Make sure you do it gently, so not to break them while doing it.
Take some window putty and soften it. Just like modelling clay. After removing the wooden frame, spread that window putty on the remaining sides of the frame and smoothen them using a putty knife.
Now, fix the new glass piece into the repaired frame using glazier points. Glazier points also help you to adjust the glass until it is fixed perfectly. Make sure that there are two glazier points on each side of the frame.
Last step, carefully using the brad nails, if required, reinstall or remove the old window strips and replace them to their original place by just tapping it gently.