Need to fix a broken window? Maybe several broken windows?
In our time at Guardian Property Solutions buying and selling real estate in the Greater Philly Area, we’ve had to fix A LOT of broken windows.
The good news is that savvy DIYers can probably figure out how to fix the broken glass on their own.
Here are some steps to help get the process started (this is assuming that only the glass needs to be replaced) …
Remove the Sash — This will make it a lot easier to replace the window glass since it can be laid flat while it’s being worked on.
Remove Broken Glass — Put on some heavy-duty gloves and start removing the glass. Be careful and make sure to get all of the glass. If a piece gets stuck, you can use a heat gun to slightly warm up the material. This will make it easier to remove.
Measure — Before putting in the new glass, make sure to measure the height and width of the windowpane as well as the thickness of the old glass. Write these measurements down and take them to a home improvement store to get the right glass.
Insert Glass — Clean the window frame, carefully apply new glazing, set the window glass, and paint the window frame once you’re done.
Hope that helps! If it seems like too much, don’t hesitate to hire a professional! And if you or someone you know wants to sell a property for a fair cash price, give us a call at (610) 569-9042. We can make a fair cash offer within 48 hours, buy as-is, and close in as little as two weeks!