Repairing Windows – Five Steps for Success
If you’ve ever experienced the splintering crash of a broken window, you know you must repair it quickly to protect your home from potential crime, the elements, and temperature swings. These steps can help you assess and perform repairs while maintaining your safety:
Diagnose the damage: What kind of repair is needed? Is damage limited to glass only, or is the entire window damaged? Make a list of what needs to be repaired or replaced. Note the materials and configuration of what needs to be fixed: Specify “triple layer glass” instead of “window glass” and “vinyl frame” rather than “window frame.”
DIY or pro repair: Are you confident you can make repairs? Do you have the tools needed for the job? If you have doubts, call a window repair service, as a failed repair effort can lead to more damage and expense. Make safety a priority; if you’re not experienced with installing and window repair, you or others could risk injury.
Tools and materials: Do you have the tools and protective materials needed for safely making repairs? Are you familiar with window glass and frame materials?
Repair process: Having thorough knowledge of your window repair project from start to finish can help you avoid delays, missing materials, and inferior workmanship. Know, in advance, what you need to do and how to do it.
Assessing results and making adjustments: After completing your window repair project, you might be tempted to call it a day. But, take the time to inspect your work and test the window. Then, you can determine if you need to make adjustments or do further work.
Window repair doesn’t have to be a “shattering experience” if you know how to make repairs before they’re needed. Being proactive with repairs can save you time and money in the long run.