How to Fix Broken Glass Panes
Windows are made to provide light during the day and to see through them. This is made possible by glass panes fixed on there framework. They are available in clear sheet, frosted or in simple terms those that are see through and those that are not. Usually glass for lavatories or wash rooms are frosted while for other rooms unless by architectural design are fixed as clear sheets.
When the glass panes are shattered or broken the process of removing them sometimes is delicate. This is because of the danger of being cut or breaking the replacement. The pane should first be identified and more so by the room it is to be fixed. Most department stores or hard wares stocking glass will sell with the putty to fix back if the pane was fixed by putty. Panes are fixed onto frames using rubber, putty or timber beading. This are fixed to the window frame or door frame to hold the glass.
The glass pane should be removed only after a replacement is ready. Start by removing the putty using a scrapper and clear it off the frame. Take the new sheet of glass which has been measured to fit the frame space. Note that before fitting it, place some putty on the frame. This is for the glass to sit on instead of directly onto the frame. Squeeze the pane on the edge firmly round with the scrapper handle so that the putty spreads evenly behind it.
Take more putty and line it round the glass pane at angle of at least forty five degrees to weather off any arising dust or water. Repeat the process again until the putty is about twenty millimeters thick round the glass and scrap off any excess putty. Take a clean clothe with petroleum and clean the pane. Ensure that the putty dries for about three to seven days before applying any paint which matches the rest of the window frame.