Have you accidentally broken a pane of glass in your home? It is a regular occurrence for homeowners across the globe, and although it might be frustrating, it is a simple fix to bring your windows back to their best.
The first thing to do is to remove the remaining glass entirely. Before you attempt this, you should make sure that you are wearing cut-proof gloves to prevent any cuts or splinters from the leftover shards that might be lying around. If there are any stubborn pieces that will not come out by hand, check for any screws that might be holding the glass in, or use a pair of pliers to apply more pressure.
Once removed, clean the entire windowpane to ensure there are no more remnants. If the window is made from wood, then you should sand down to remove any remaining signs of sealant, whereas, for aluminum or PVC frames, you should wipe down with a damp cloth.
When inserting the new pane of glass, it should be a simple task to slot the replacement into the broken piece’s position. Once in place, for wooden frames, you should apply a transparent silicone bead around the entire edge to ensure that it remains in place and is fully draught-proof, helping to keep your home more energy-efficient.
For more modern aluminum or PCV designed frames, then inserting a new panel is much simpler, and you can just screw the beads back into position as required. If you are unsure of the procedures to take or want help replacing your windows in your property, you should contact a professional window company that will be able to complete the job for you.