A thing happened. And it involved a volleyball hitting one of the solarium windows at high speeds. Don’t let anyone tell you that only boys break things by throwing balls! These girls are intense!
If you look past the dirty window and chipped paint, you can see numerous cracks. And with winter coming soon, we needed to get this fixed!
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Truth be told, this window pane needed to be reglazed anyway, so replacing the glass would just be one more step! We started by applying painters tape over the entire pane so the glass would come out in one piece. Then chipped away at what’s left of the old glaze. It truly just crumbled off!
The pane came out easily and in one piece just like we’d hoped! Off to the trash…
Luckily it was a beautiful day and we didn’t have to worry about the window being gone for a period of time while we cut a new pane of glass.
The new pane fit in perfectly, and I love that it’s so clean! Makes me want to wash the rest of the windows so they match. 😉
We used these little brackets to secure the window into place before glazing.
Now it’s time for the fun part… glazing! If you’ve never repaired window glazing, it’s a special type of putty that is applied and dries to hold the window in place and seal out any drafts.
We love DAP 33 Window Glazing compound, because it’s ready-to-use and the consistency is so smooth and easy to apply.
This stuff is fantastic, because it adheres tightly to both the glass and the window sash, forming an airtight and watertight seal. It resists sagging, cracking, shrinking, and chalking. All those important things, ya know?
If you can overlook how terribly chippy all the paint around it is, please enjoy this new window with fresh glazing! This is such an approachable project that anyone can do!
We hope you feel confident tackling your own window glazing repairs before the frigid winter hits! Let me know if you need a glass-cutting tutorial!