Houses should contain a windows that will be beneficial in different ways to the owner that include allowing sun rays to penetrate into the house making various corners of the house to be lit, allowing individuals who are in the house to have a good glimpse of the environment and also allowing fresh air in the house. Challenges will arise when the windowpane has a crack or is broken allowing different weather into the building and also posing a security threat. These broken or cracked window panes should not be left like that because they are very easy to repair. You can purchase glass to replace the cracked or broken glass at various hardware stores or lumberyards.
We should confirm if we are equipped with the tools and materials needed during the repair. Tools that we may require during the repair process include paint scraper, wife brush, a glass cutter, tape measure, chisel, heat gun and a standard or glazier’s putty knife. All these tools will be helpful in one way or another during the replacement process. The common materials used include glazing points, linseed oil, glazing compound and the glass pane. In case you are not well conversant with the process of cutting the glass, it is always recommended that you ask a glass specialist or a near hardware store to assist you in cutting the glass.
When purchasing the glass, it is advisable that we buy double-thick glass which does not break easily when compared to the single-thick glass unless the window pane is extremely small. One has to eliminate the broken or cracked glass by the use of a heat gun that will help to soften the glazing compound. When carrying out this process, we should ensure that we put on heavy gloves that will assist in protect us from the sharp corners of the broken glass.
After eliminating the broken glass, ensure that you clear the entire residue present on the frame of the window by using a wire brush. If the window frame is very old, gently apply linseed oil using a brush to help the condition the frame made of wood to easily bond with the present glazing compound. The glazing compound should be warmed by kneading it for some duration until it forms a pencil-thin bead.
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One will then take the cut glass and gently place it using the corners to the window pane after which he will apply putty and use the putty knife to get a straight line. When the putty is completely dry, paint it with a color that blends with the surrounding. Cleaning the replaced glass to make it very clear is the last step.
Replacing a window is a task that can easily be done using the right tools and materials that will make each step of the process easy.What Research About Repairs Can Teach You