Replacing Old or Broken Windows West Memphis AR

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Doorpro Inc
(901) 382-7762
1957 Vanderhorn Dr
Memphis, TN

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JCPenney Custom Decorating
(800) 510-2298
6620 TOWNE CENTER LOOP STE E
SOUTHAVEN, MS

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Arkansas Automatic Doors & Glass Company
(501) 888-1677
9 Freedom Ln
Little Rock, AR
 
Crafton Garage Door Service
(800) 737-7817
6897 N Saint Louis St
Cave City, AR

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Window world nwarv
(479) 424-1330
Window World of Northwest Arkansas
Springdale, AR
 
American Overhead Door Co
(901) 385-7388
5531 Pleasant View Rd
Memphis, TN

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Arkansas Window Supply Co
(501) 562-1420
8100 Scott Hamilton Dr
Little Rock, AR
 
Southwest Garage Door Co.
(800) 737-7817
2206 Wheeler Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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Wholesale Overhead Door
(479) 756-0588
317 N Old Missouri Rd
Springdale, AR

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Ace Glass
(501) 372-0595
405 Shall St
Little Rock, AR
 
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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...

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