Window Glass Replacement: Why It Isn’t a DIY Project

Window replacement installation

If you have a broken window in your home, you should take care of the window glass replacement as soon as possible. Delaying this repair can cost you money and make your home uncomfortable during hot, cold, or stormy weather. Sometimes homeowners try to fix broken windows on their own. However, in many cases, window glass replacement is not a do-it-yourself task. Ryan’s all-glass examines why you should hire a professional to replace your window.

Preparing Your Frame

When you have a broken window in your home, it won’t be a clean break. What we mean is that there will be jagged pieces of glass remaining on the frame after the window breaks. If you want window glass replacement without having to replace the frame, you must prepare the frame properly. This is where a professional saves you tons of time and labor. Removing old glass is an extensive process that includes removing glass shards, cutting away old putty stuck to the frame, and preparing the frame for the new glass pane. Professional glass companies like Ryan’s all-glass will take care of the entire process for you.

Finding the Right Size for the Pane

When it comes to window glass replacements, the size of the pane is an exact science. You might have a window that doesn’t conform to the typical frame sizes. If you have an older home, replacements are hard to come by with modern manufacturers. Finding the correct pane size might even require a custom glass company. This is because you can’t use a pane that is close to the right size; you have to get the size exactly right. If you are attempting to fix the broken window yourself, you need to know how to measure the proper size for the pane of glass. Ryan’s all-glass can help get the right pane and get it installed for you in no time. Some glass replacements may take just a few hours of your time. 

Cutting the Glass

Window glass replacements for custom windows are notoriously difficult. They require a custom glass pane based on what you had there originally. Panes could be very large, thicker than normal, or have aesthetic designs that need custom cutting. Ryan’s all-glass will get your custom glass window replaced and return your home back to normal in no time.

Ryan’s all-glass Window Glass Replacements

Talk to Ryan’s all-glass if you need a window glass replacement for your home. For more information on what we offer, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

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