When spring and summer come around the threat of having a broken window from a baseball is a real possibility? Well, maybe twenty years ago when kids actually went outside to play, today they just play on the computer. However, if something does go wrong with your windows, you can count on finding someone who does handyman jobs in traverse city, mi to fix it.
How to replace a broken window
First off you need to figure out where the window is broken and if it is a large pane of glass or if it is a small piece that can be replaced. Either way, you need to find a local store in your area where you can purchase the glass.
Call the glass company and get a quote. Before you leave the house to make sure that they have what you need in stock. Go buy the glass, bring it home and have a look at how much of the window needs to be removed.
Measure the broken glass and determine how much more will need to be removed. If it is just small piece, use a putty knife or razor blade for that part. Next remove the hardware for the window sash and any glazing that was on that portion.
Then use a sharp utility knife to cut out the rest of the glass. After that use an angle grinder with a cutting wheel to remove the jagged edge of the window frame. Be sure not to damage any of your siding or even any wiring behind the wall (be sure to wear eye protection). Then, clean up all the glass.
Prepare an epoxy-based glazing to repair the frame of broken window. Then, apply it with a putty knife and smooth out any bubbles or imperfections in your glazing. This will be your permanent window until you can replace the entire thing (set aside a few hours for this one).
Finally I would install sheetrock on the walls and a ventilated sash and then caulk around it, after that paint your new window like you have never had glass in there before.
As you can see there is a lot of work involved, this is why you should really hire a handyman to do the task for you. It is worth the money in time and tools.