Tools & Know-How/ Savers/ Parts of the House/ Doors/ Windows/ Exterior Windows/

Remove and Repair a Broken Glass Window Pane

Transcript

Learn how to replace a broken window pane; includes details on removing broken glass, cutting glass, using glaziers points and glazing.

Most single pane window glass is held in place with glazier’s putty and, oftentimes, small metal clips called glazier’s push points. Perhaps the most challenging part of this job is removing the old putty which, can, at times, be quite hard. In this video I show you how to cut your own glass to size, however, you can also get many hardware stores and home improvement centers to cut it for you. Always order the glass cut slightly small than the opening.  

Glazier’s window putty can be quite sticky stuff. Kneading it in your hand and rolling in into a coil before applying it can make it a bit more obedient. Smoothing the putty after putting it in place is really a matter of practice. If it’s not turning out as neatly as you’d like, scrape it out and try again. It’s really a matter of holding the putty knife at the right angle and applying even pressure.

Ron Hazelton Headshot

Have your project done by a local, qualified professional.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE QUOTE

Not everyone is in a position to do a project themselves. That's why I've partnered with HomeAdvisor.com to provide you with free quotes from qualified local professionals.

comments

Related Tips

Blog Articles

January 15, 2021

Pry Tool Quickly Removes Wood Trim without Damage

Trim Puller is engineered for repair or remodel projects where you need to remove trim and don’t want to damage your walls. It’s the perfect tool to make a frustrating task a smooth process.

January 15, 2021

Crown Molding Simplified

If you love crown molding but have been put off by the thought of hammers, nails, compressors, hoses and nailing guns, then polystyrene crown trim could be just what you’ve been looking for.

January 15, 2021

A Simple Way to Restore a Deck in a Few Hours

Rain, dirt and sunlight all take their toll on any wooden deck. Over time, things can get pretty ugly. Despite the fact that your deck may look like a goner, chances are, you can bring it back to life in just a few hours.

Recent Articles