Residential Window Repair

Residential Window Repair

Opps!  Your window is broken and need to think about repairing the window.  It does really matter how it was broken, it was most likely accidental anyway. But what happens next? Window repair may initially seem to be a cinch. But, is it? Here are some tips if you want to take a Do It Yourself (DIY) approach to window repair:

1. You need the right tools for the right jobs.

Regardless of whether you are installing a new window or repairing an old one, it is important to have the proper tools. While some tools are fairly inexpensive, others have a hefty price tag. Although you may have the right tools, it is unlikely the typical Do-It-Yourself-erpossess the necessary skills that a home improvement specialist will. Some tools that would be required for window repair include:


  • Chisel
  • Glass Cutter
  • Glazier’s Points
  • Heat Gun
  • Linseed Oil
  • Metal Shield
  • Pliers
  • Putty
  • Putty Knife
  • Window Scraper

Failing to have the proper tools could make a DIY project ineffective and even dangerous!

2. You need to have know-how

Repairing windows is not quite rocket science. However, it does require a certain amount of technical knowledge, in order to ensure you do it properly. For instance, when replacing the glass of a window, the window must be precisely the right size. Not too tight.  Not too loose. When adding putty to the new glass, it must be the proper consistency. Using a putty knife is actually more challenging than it may seem, and requires the right touch. You must even position the glass into the window frame exactly, to ensure that the glass does not shatter.

If you are a fan of DIY projects, then you could certainly consider repairing a window yourself. However, you should consider the fact that professionals have all the training and experience required for fixing windows quickly and effectively. Thus, they are prone to make fewer mistakes and easily remedy those that they might make.  And they should guarantee their work like we do.

3. You should be prepared for certain dangers

Repairing a window can include various danger that can make it a risky DIY project. So, if you have intentions of repairing windows yourself, you should be aware of the various dangerous. Some of the tools create a relatively high amount of danger, due to sharp edges, hot temperatures, and so on.

However, probably the most obvious and dangerous item when repairing a window is the window itself. If the window breaks (due to a baseball or bowling ball), you must first work with shards of broken glass when removing the old glass. Then you must handle the new piece of glass as well.

4. You should have enough time to repair the window
Just as with any other DIY project, doing projects the first time can be quite time-consuming. However, home improvement professionals have the knowledge and experience to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Can you perform DIY window repairs? Yes, it is possible. However, always remember that a home improvement professional has the proper tools, skills, and experience to do the job quickly and efficiently. Taking a DIY approach to save your pride, could result in needlessly losing a lot of time, money, and energy!

Choose “Premium 1st Class Service” to speed your request along to the best qualified technician today.

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