Mid Continent Glass

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Repairs / Service Work

Glass glazing repairs can help restore the functionality and appearance of windows, doors, or other glass fixtures. Whether you’re dealing with cracked glass, fogged or broken seals, or damaged frames, here are some steps to consider for glass glazing repairs:


1.  Assessment: Begin by assessing the extent of the damage. Determine whether the repair can be done yourself or if it requires professional assistance. For complex repairs or those involving large glass panels, it’s generally recommended to seek the help of a professional glazier. Gather Materials: Depending on the type of repair needed, gather the necessary materials and tools. This may include replacement glass, glazing putty or silicone sealant, a putty knife, cleaning supplies, gloves, and safety goggles.


2.  Safety Precautions: Ensure you take appropriate safety precautions when working with glass. Use gloves and safety goggles to protect yourself from any potential injuries.


3.  Remove Damaged Glass: If you’re dealing with broken or cracked glass, carefully remove the damaged pieces using gloves and protective equipment. Ensure you dispose of the broken glass safely.  


4.  Clean the Area: Clean the area around the damaged glass thoroughly. Remove any old glazing putty, debris, or dust from the frame using a putty knife or a scraping tool. Wipe down the surface with a mild detergent or glass cleaner.


5.  Replace Glass: If you’re replacing the glass yourself, measure the dimensions accurately and obtain a replacement piece that matches the specifications. Apply a thin layer of glazing putty or silicone sealant around the edges of the glass, ensuring an airtight seal. Carefully insert the glass into the frame and press it firmly.


6.  Secure the Glass: Depending on the type of frame, you may need to use clips, screws, or glazing points to secure the glass in place. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional for guidance.


7.  Finishing Touches: Smooth out the putty or silicone sealant around the glass using a putty knife or your fingers. Ensure that the seal is tight and free of any gaps. Remove any excess putty or sealant and clean the glass surface.


8.  Allow for Drying and Curing: If you used glazing putty or silicone sealant, allow sufficient time for drying and curing as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid touching or disturbing the repaired area during this time.


9.  Regular Maintenance: To ensure the longevity of the repaired glass, perform regular maintenance. Clean the glass regularly, inspect the seals and frames for any signs of damage, and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

Remember, if you’re not confident in your ability to complete the repairs or if the damage is extensive, it’s best to consult a professional glazier. They have the expertise and experience to handle glass glazing repairs safely and effectively.