When you have an old, large window in your home that breaks, you need to have a custom piece of glass cut to replace the piece that broke. It is important to know how to have the glass properly replaced though. Use the guide below to have your large window repaired quickly and easily.
Hire a Glass Company
The first thing you will want to do is to have a glass company come to your home to assess the damage. The technician that comes to your home will let you know what your glass replacement options are so that you can make an informed decision about which glass you want to have installed into the window frame.
Remove the Rest of the Glass
Next, the technician will remove the rest of the glass from the window frame. This is a bit of a tedious process because he or she needs to make sure that it is done carefully so that they are not injured and so that the frame is not damaged during the process. The technician will wrap plastic around the outside of the frame of the window to keep dirt from being blown into the house.
Take Measurements of the Frame
The technician will then take measurements of the frame to ensure that the glass that is cut is cut to the exact size needed. The technician will not only take measurements of the length and width of the glass, but also the depth. If you want double paned glass to be used in the window that originally held only a single pane of glass, adjustments will need to be made to the frame to accommodate the thicker size of the glass.
Customize the Frame if Needed
At this point, the glass will be cut at the window repair shop to the exact dimensions of the frame. While waiting for the glass to be cut, the technician will chisel out the opening in the frame for the exact width of the new glass. The pane needs to fit snugly into place so that it can keep air from passing in and out of your home.
Replace the Glass
Once the new glass has been cut down to size, the technician will then slip it into place and seal the edges to ensure that it stays put and to create an airtight seal.
Once the glass is replaced, you can start using the window again. The entire process does not take very long to do so that you do not have to have the area covered in plastic to keep dirt from flying into your home any longer than necessary.
To learn more, contact a business like Ryan's All Glass.