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Vinyl Window Repair Tips

Vinyl Window Types

Vinyl Windows became very popular in new home construction around 1990. Their popularity continued through 2005. A large percentage of homes built in this time period featured vinyl windows. If you own a home with vinyl windows that was built in this era; it’s just a matter of time before you need to perform a vinyl window repair yourself, or hire a reputable window repair contractor to do the work for you.

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Step 4 Video | Window Glazing Tips

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Window Glazing Tips | Secure the Glass Window Pane

Carefully place the new glass into to the window frame. Gently tap triangle glazing points to secure the glass. You can push the glazing points into the wood with your putty knife and then carefully tap them with a small hammer until they are below the height of the inner wood frame. Install 2 on top, 2 on bottom, and 1 on each side of the replacement window pane.

Window Glazing Tips | Apply the Glazing

Purchase high-quality glazing from your local hardware store. Use fresh glazing every time. Older, previously opened tubs of glazing may not stick very well and may not be malleable enough to shape properly.

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Step 3 Video | Measuring and Cutting Window Glass

Measuring and Cutting Window Glass

Now that you have removed the broken glass and removed the old window glazing, it’s time to measure the frame to determine the size of the new window glass. To provide clear access to the frame, remove the storm window and screen. In some cases the storm window can be removed from inside the home. In any case carefully handle the storm window to avoid breaking any additional window panes.

Measuring and Cutting Window Glass

Once you have removed 100% of the window glazing, place the bare window frame in its closed position before measuring and cutting window glass. For more accurate measurements, it is best to work from outside the home so you can have a clear line of site.

Measure Twice Cut Once

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Broken Window Pane |Remove the Old Window Glazing

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Now that you have cleaned up the broken glass the next step is to remove the old window Glazing.

Video Step 2 | How to Remove the Old Window Glazing

Safety Gear:

Before you start to remove the old window glazing you should find your safety glasses. If you are like the average do-it-yourself Handyman, your safety glasses are probably buried in the back of the tool box. It’s time to fish them out for this project to protect your eyes from flying debris as you chip out and remove the Old Window Glazing.

Tools Required:

For this step of your project you will need the following tools:

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Broken Window Pane Replacement Video

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Watch the following video to learn the step by step procedure for broken window pane replacement. Be sure to watch the entire video series including Video Step 2: Removing the Old Window Glazing, Video Step 3: Measuring and Cutting the Window Glass, and Video Step 4: Window Glazing.

Broken Window Pane Replacement Video

Safety First

Before you start to remove the broken glass from the frame, you need to take a few safety precautions:

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Foggy Window Pane Repair

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Home windows in Illinois are subject to extreme temperature fluctuations throughout the day. This is particularly true in late fall and early spring when daytime temperatures can be much higher than the nighttime low. This can lead to a structural failure in the window pane itself, causing foggy windows, and ultimately, a foggy window pane repair.

The cause of the foggy window pane is the failure of the air-tight window seal between the double panes or triple panes of the glass window itself. While most window pane seals last for many years, the constant expansion and contraction of the window can lead to seal failure over time.

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How to Find a Reputable Window Repair Company in Illinois

If it is time to replace the windows in your home, your first hurdle is how to find a reputable window repair company. You may be replacing all of your older, outdated windows, for new energy efficient windows. Or perhaps you have a single broken window pane that requires attention. In either case; the search begins to find a reputable window repair company to provide the expert service and quality parts and workmanship you expect.

Window replacement or repair is a specialized field and should be performed by a company which has a great depth of experience in the home window repair industry. Hiring a reputable company will ensure the project is completed to your satisfaction.

A good place to begin your search is to explore one or more of the prevalent Contractor Directories. Some of the more trustworthy sources for searching for a window repair contractor include:

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DIY Instructions for Window Sash Replacement

After a thorough inspection of your home windows you may discover that it’s time to order Window Sash Replacement kits. If you are a skilled handyman you can perform this work yourself. If the project seems a little overwhelming you should hire a professional contractor in the Joliet, Naperville, and Plainfield area to remove your old windows and install a new Window Sash Replacement kit.

Step 1: Window Inspection

The first thing you need to do is inspect your windows to determine if a Window Sash Replacement Kit is all you need or if it’s time to replace the entire window assembly including the window frame and window sill.

Step 2: Measure the Window Opening

Before you purchase or order your new window sash replacement kit, carefully measure the existing sash opening. Measure the distance from Jamb to Jamb to determine the width. To measure the height; you will need to open the bottom sash and measure from the point where the exterior of the lower sash meets the window sill vertically to where the interior of the top sash contacts the window frame.

Step 3: Determine the Window Sill Angle

The standard angle of most window sills is 14 degrees. It is a good idea to confirm this by measuring the window sill angle with a protractor or angle level. You will need all of these measurements when you place your order for new window sash replacement kits.

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The Advantages of Using Tempered Glass for Your Office Windows

When it comes to safety in the workplace at your Coal City Illinois Office, you may want to consider using tempered glass to prevent accidents and injuries. Tempered glass has safety features which are best suited for industrial facilities, public buildings, bus terminals, vehicles and more. By replacing your existing Office Windows with tempered glass it is possible that you could prevent injury to your employees. Tempered glass will drastically improve cleanup efforts as well, if windows are ever broken as a result of an accident in the workplace. Here are some of the principal advantages of switching over and using a qualified contractor to handle the conversion, such as One Source Renovation.

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High Impact Ideas and Inspiration for Home Improvement

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Once yου’ve decided to make a significаnt improνemеnt tο your home, it’ѕ temptіng to simplу visualize how nicе the rеѕults wіll bе. You need gооd planning and fоrethоught tо аchievе thοsе rеsults, though! Τhеse imрοrtant tips and inspiration for home improvement can help you reaсh уour home improvement goal wіth as lіttle рain as possible. Read more