Peak tornado season may have passed for our area; however, a tornado can strike at any time throughout the year. While you can’t eliminate the danger from the wrath of a powerful tornado, there are a few steps you can take to lessen the impact. We have some tips for window protection during a Tornado as well as debunking some of the common tornado myths. Read more
Carrying Glass on the jobsite or at home can be more hazardous than you may imagine. In this article we will discuss the safe way to properly handle window glass. These tips are useful for both the professional contractor and a do-it-yourself homeowner. So if you are repairing or replacing the windows in your home, here are a few things to keep in mind when carrying glass. Read more
Now that we are in the dead of winter, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some winter storm safety tips. It’s no secret that the coldest day of the year usually falls in January, in fact it is often on this very day. This is historically true here in Coal City, and this phenomenon spans from Illinois to the Northeast. Oddly enough, the Western States generally experience their coldest day in mid-December. Read more
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.
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
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
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.
For this step of your project you will need the following tools:
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
Before you start to remove the broken glass from the frame, you need to take a few safety precautions: