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How to Fix a Broken Window Pane – A DIY Guide

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Windows are essential when a house is constructed. Without a window, a house looks like a dungeon. Because there is no natural light coming in, no passing of natural air.

The house seems confined and definitely not a good sight to the eyes.

If your window is broken, don’t worry it’s not a difficult task to fix. You can do-it-yourself or you can grab a helping hand as well. Although it is a DIY project, you still need to have the tools to fix the window. I

n this guide,

We will be talking about the step-by-step process of how to DIY fix a broken window pane!

How to fix your broken glass window issue?

A broken window is a security alert and also a major climate hazard. Well, to say the least fixing a broken window is an easy task, you can replace the glass easily by yourself. Buy a glass pane from your near utility or hardware store and follow the below steps.


Step 1: Remove broken glass

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Put on your gloves and remove the broken glass from the window. You MUST wear gloves, as you are not an expert, you need to handle every step carefully.

Step 2: Take measurements accurately

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Now, after removing broken glass, you need to measure the frame and make sure to buy a glass that is a little smaller than the frame, just a little not too much, to allow expansion and contraction. Measure from edge to edge to be more precise. Then subtract 1/16 to 1/8 inch from both sides. To make your window workable, you need to buy enough glaziers and clips so you can install them precisely.

Step 3: Fix the Glass pane and use a putty knife to seal the frame

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Firmly press the glass pane to the window frame. You can seal the window this way. A putty knife is used all along the frame to seal the window frame. Make sure you keep the knife at the tip of the frame, so you cut around the edges accurately. It is necessary to keep the joint near the pane, and if the putty becomes sticky, make it moisturized to allow smooth strokes all over the joint.

Step 4: Remove excess putty

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With the help of a scraper or any other tool, remove the excess putty from the sides of the window panes and let it dry for 4 to 5 days, in order to get the best results.

Step 5: Paint it

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Once it dries off completely, paint the window frame according to the other windows of the house. And, you are all set. Your DIY project is complete with less cost!

Tools required to fix the broken window panes 

  • heat gun
  • putty knife
  • tape measure
  • small wire brush
  • heavy gloves
  • linseed oil
  • Putty knife
  • glaziers push points

Some EXTRA Window repair tips 

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  • There are a few tips that would help you repair the window much more quickly and precisely. This way you can ensure a positive result for your DIY project.
  • Make sure to form a small arc to prevent a window crack, with a glasscutter just along the crack.
  • Make sure you let your putty knife dipped in the linseed oil, so the blade becomes a little soft and the strokes become effortless.
  • Fill the pallet hole with a help of nail polish in the pane. Once it dries off, repeat the procedure until the pane appears clear.

Custom window glass replacement for broken glass 

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To fix a broken glass you have several options, if your glass is broken you can contact the company and they will replace the glass pane for you. And you can also buy one from a hardware store and fix it yourself.

It is advised that you buy the same glass as the previous one because this way it will be easier to install it.

The broken pane needs to be removed then the new glass would be installed. However, if you want to do it on the budget you can do it yourself.

Some windows have a wooden frame, they need to be replaced if the wood starts rotting.


This decay can be remedied by adding a patch to them. However, it is advised to change them. This way your glass will be preserved and the frame would be replaced.

If you feel like remodeling the house and your old windows look old and dingy.

You need to replace your windows with a better-quality window.

The choice is entirely up to you but it is best to preserve the glass.

The window glass replacement techniques are constantly improving with the addition of security latches, vinyl sheets, more aluminum insulation, and much more!

If you have a double pane glass window and you accidentally broke it, here’s a complete guide on how to fix it instead of replacing it.

No need to spend extra money just fix it with some easy steps.


Wrapping up!

If you have a broken window and want to replace the window glass, replacing the window may be the best suitable option for you.

Because it is a DIY project and you can do it on a budget! This way you can get rid of the old and ordinary windows. This upgrade will make your house cleaner and provide it a much more refreshing look.

The normal time span for replacing a window glass is 15 years.

So, if you have reached that time span you need to replace your windows.


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