Reglazing a Window

Here's how to reglaze those old broken window panes. First, remove the old glazing compound with a propane torch and putty knife. Carefully remove the old glass and clean the (groove) with a soft wire brush. Apply a thin bead of backglazing, replace the glass, and gently place the push points every eight inches to hold the pane in. Apply a generous bead of fresh glazing compound and smooth it with your putty knife.
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Replacing Panes

Buy a pane of glass that is 1/16 in (1.55mm) smaller that the window opening on all sides. Chip out any old putty. Clean out the recess, and paint it with primer. Lay a bed of fresh putty in the rabbet in the window frame. Press the new piece of glass into position around the edges – not in the center, where it could break. Insert glazing brads or clips to keep the pane of glass in place.
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Andersen’s Home Style Library

Andersen’s Home Style Library

Selecting replacement windows for the home is no easy matter. In addition to the different materials, window types, hardware and glassware options, a homeowner must also be able to select a window that matches the home's existing style. What window…

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Wonder Shutters

Wonder Shutters

Shutters that save money? That's not a hard one to figure out. Close the shutters in the summer to cut down on heat gain and reduce cooling costs. Open them in the winter to do the opposite. Ah, but wait.…

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Increase Your Window Know-How

Increase Your Window Know-How

Don't know your way around your own windows? Don't sweat it. Simonton has you covered. The well-known window manufacturer has assembled a smart little How-To library of videos demonstrating the various techniques homeowners should know when it comes to their…

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