This guide aims to help others save money on their window repairs and enjoy the satisfaction of learning a new skill. While I was initially nervous about potential injuries, the process turned out to be quite simple. Don’t be afraid to tackle this repair job—it’s easy and could save you a lot of money, or even lead to a new career!

Step 1: Gather the necessary tools.

You’ll need:

  • A reliable tape measure to take measurements for new glass
  • A paint scraper to remove the sash and any glue
  • A Stanley knife to cut the sash free from the frame
  • A hammer to secure the sash nails back into the frame
  • Thick gloves to protect your hands from broken glass
  • Safety glasses for eye protection, just in case

First, measure the window frame accurately to ensure you purchase the correct size glass. Record the measurements, then contact a glass supplier to purchase the necessary glass. Bring a sample of the glass or describe its intended use so the supplier can recommend the appropriate thickness.

Step 2: Remove the broken glass and sash.

Use the Stanley knife to carefully cut the paint along the sash of the window, then use the paint scraper to pry the sash from the frame. If your sash is glued, use the scraper to separate the glue. Remove the sash carefully to avoid dropping the glass, and collect any removed nails for later use.

Step 3: Prepare the frame and install the new glass.

Clear any debris from the frame using the paint scraper and ensure the sashes are clean and ready for reinstallation. Hammer the nails’ points so they’re ready to be secured back into place.

With the help of another person, carefully place the new glass into the frame, then reinstall the sashes and hammer the nails back in place. Professional glaziers advise against using glue or window putty for this task, as it complicates future repairs.

Finally, admire your handiwork and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.

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