Window repairs can be a hassle. The broken glass, cracked frames, and damaged latches are annoying and dangerous for your home and family. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to get the job done right.
Fix the Sill
The sill is the bottom part of a window frame. It’s usually made of wood and can rot or crack over time. If you notice that you still need to be repaired, don’t hesitate to get it fixed immediately. It’s an easy fix that will keep your window safe and secure for years.
- Tip: Remember to use a nail gun when securing new wood pieces! They’re great for ensuring everything stays in place for years to come!
Replace the Glass
If the window is broken, you will need to replace the glass. The most important thing when replacing the glass is to ensure that you have the right size of replacement window and that the frame can accommodate it. If you are still determining how much glass you need or how big a piece of replacement window would have to be, contact a local glass shop, and they should be able to help.
Once you’ve got your replacement window in hand, it’s time to measure and cut! First, measure both sides (front and back) of each pane of glass, starting at one corner and making sure not to cut off any part of your measurement mark so that there won’t be any gaps around edges once installation begins later down this road. Use these measurements as guides when cutting out pieces from larger sheets if possible. Try using small saws rather than large ones since smaller blades won’t cause as much damage during operation (this goes for both handsaws and power tools). Once all four pieces are removed from their original sheet(s), drill holes into every other edge along vertical lines created earlier during the sizing process – these holes allow air circulation between two panes. Hence, no condensation develops, which could lead towards mold growth over time, causing issues down the line such as peeling paintwork, etcetera.”
Secure the Frame
With a hammer, drive nails into the frame of your window to secure it. Make sure there are no loose nails or screws. If the frame is loose, you may have to replace it.
Repair the Latch
Now that you’ve cleaned the window and removed any built-up grime, it’s time to check the latch. If it is loose, try tightening it before replacing the latch with a new one. If tightening doesn’t do the trick, remove your old latch and add a new one.
If you don’t hear rattling when you shake your windows or if there are no signs of damage on your sash or frame, then turn your attention to the strike plate. The strike plate is where your lock meets up with the woodwork around your window. It’s usually made of metal or plastic and may be hidden behind a piece of trim work or casing around the exterior of your home’s frame. Inspecting this area will give you an idea as to whether or not anything needs replacement here, and if so, replace it as needed!
Inspect the Screen
You want to ensure that your screen is securely attached to the frame. This can be done by gently pulling on it and ensuring it doesn’t budge. If there are cracks or bends in the screen, you should have this repaired immediately. Make sure there are no tears in the fabric of your screen, as these can cause water damage over time if left unattended. If you notice any missing pieces or fasteners, those should also be replaced before proceeding with any repairs.
These tips will help ensure your window repairs last.
Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure your window repairs last. However, before you begin the process of finding and hiring a professional, there are a few things you need to consider.
- Do your research! Check out reviews from other customers who have used the same type of service provider as you plan on using. If possible, check with friends and family members who have had similar issues with their windows or doors to get an idea of what they would recommend.
- Make sure that whatever kind of policy coverage you have will cover this repair job and only this one! You’ll want to ensure that if there are additional costs beyond those covered by your policy (such as labor), they won’t come back again later with another bill for them because it wasn’t covered by anything at all!
It’s easy to get lost in the details of window repairs, but if you take the time to plan and follow these steps, you can make sure that your job goes smoothly. If you still have questions about repairing your windows or want expert help with your project, contact us today!