Are your windows crackling? Do they rattle every time wind blows around your house? Are there any Then, your window glass is in an urgent need for some repair. It is quite easy to repair window glass and you don’t have to be an expert handyman to restore your windows.
Home window repair can be a stressful task for many people. However, if you just choose the right tools and techniques, then you can repair your window glass very easily. The exact time and energy required to repair the glass depends on the extent of damage. For example, if the glass is cracked, then you may have to remove it and change it with a new one, but it is just scratched or loose, then small repair work might be enough.
Before starting the repair, take a complete account of the amount of repair required. Many people make the mistake of directly jumping into the repair work without finding the extent of damage. Once you have an idea about the extent of damage, collect all the tools and material that you will need.
To fix a lose window glass; you will need some putty or clay, which will set the glass on its place and will also reduce the rattling. Make sure that the glass is fixed firmly in the window, because otherwise, it will damage your window panes.
If your window glass is scratched, then instead of replacing the entire glass, you can simply repair it with the right tools. There are special kits available in the market which can repair the scratches and make your window glass as good as new within minutes. However, if you notice that the scratches are turning into cracks, then you will have to take change the entire glass because the crack may spread and shatter.
Things to remember while replacing the glass:
- Size: Carefully measure the size of the window to ensure that you don’t purchase the wrong glass size. This will only waste your time and money.
- Color: If you are not changing all the glasses of a window, then make sure that the new glass is of the same color and finish. Otherwise, this might create a mismatch and will rob your window of its beauty.
- Strength: The strength of your window glass is also very important. Always purchase only the high quality glass.
Window glass repair should always be done by skilled person, who knows what he’s doing. Any kind of home repair issues should never be handled by an unskilled person.