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How to Repair Single and Double Pane Glass Windows

When it comes to repairing glass and replacing your windows, it’s important that you know what you’re doing. Making sure the job’s done correctly should always be a primary concern. At Allied Glass, we take special care in ensuring your windows are flawlessly installed. Keep reading to find out more about window repair in Victoria, BC.

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Steps to Repairing a Single Pane Glass Window

While it’s typically recommended that you hire a professional to handle your glass repair needs, when it comes to single pane windows, a bit of a “do-it-yourself” attitude can get the job done. Here’s a list of steps to take when replacing a single pane window:

  1. Remove each shard of broken glass piece by piece. Take special care not to cut yourself; consider wearing gloves and eye protection throughout the process. Lay down a towel to make sure no tiny pieces get lost in your carpet or floorboards. Dispose of glass carefully once finished.

  2. Be sure to precisely and accurately measure your windows before ordering a replacement.

  3. If you’re dealing with wooden frames, remove old putty with a small putty knife. Consider using a heat gun to heat up the putty to make it easier to remove. Sand down the edges of the frame and reapply paint where necessary. For vinyl or aluminum frames, simply remove the clips.

  4. Replace new pane of glass by firmly inserting it into the frame and pressing firmly. For wooden frames, apply a new layer of putty. If your frames are vinyl or aluminum, replace the clips.

Double Paned Glass Windows

Double paned glass windows are a different story altogether. These windows comprise two pieces of glass with a small empty void in between typically filled with air or argon gas. Because of the way they’re built, when one pane breaks, you likely have to replace them both. That’s why, for double pane glass repair in Victoria, BC, it’s always better to hire a professional with the expertise required to get the job done right.

If you’re in need of glass repair in Victoria, BC, give us a call at Allied Glass. We specialize in making sure all your needs are taken care of properly. Visit us here for more information regarding our products and services.


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