Replacing Old or Broken Windows Cordova TN
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Replacing Old or Broken Windows
Replacing windows can be a simple project to take on by yourself. Photo Credit: nationalrural
Replacing a broken or old windows or one that has slipped out of the frame is relatively easy and can be done as a DIY project . The trick is getting the measurements for the new glass and then removing the old piece without destroying the frame.
To start, you’ll need gloves and eye goggles to work on the broken piece of glass. Get a grip on the broken glass and gently rock it out of the frame; repeat this process on the remaining sections of broken glass. If the glass is still in one piece, take a hammer and gently tap the glass to loosen and remove.
Once the window glass is removed, scrape away all glass shards and putty crumbs from the frame. A rag and bristle brush should be enough to clean and prepare this area. As you’re removing the debris, you’ll notice some triangular shaped metal pins sticking through the frame. These are glazier points. They actually hold the glass in place. Remove them with pliers or a screw driver. It’s a good idea to mark their holes; you’ll need them for the new window.
Now that the frame is clean, give it a coat of exterior paint and wait for it dry. In the meantime, take vertical and horizontal measurements of the opening. In order to have enough room to work the new glass in, subtract an eighth of an inch from each side. In other words, if one side measures at 12 inches, order the new piece at 11-7/8 inches. Just fill in the fra...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine