Replacing A Window Pane in A Door

Replacing a window pane in your door can be a dangerous task to do yourself. It’s important to have all of your materials handy and to take your time to cautiously handle the glass.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Putty knife or scraper
  • Safety gloves and glasses
  • Razor blade scraper
  • Glazing compound (if window pane is glazed)
  • Chisel
  • Heat gun
  • Paint

Procedure to Replace a Window Pane

  1. Measure the broken pane of glass beyond the moulding stops that assist in holding the glass in place. Then subtract 2cm to allow for the new glass to expand in the door when it heats up. This is the size glass pane you should order from a hardware store or glass maker. It’s would be a good idea to order safety glass for the window pane to prevent injuries if the pane is broken.
  • Carefully remove broken glass pieces. Remember to always wear safety gloves and glasses to protect yourself from broken glass.
  • Use a razor knife to cut free the moulding surrounding the pane. Carefully pull the moulding free with a putty knife without breaking the moulding.
  • Insert the new pane of glass. After you insert the pane, replace the moulding.
  • Apply a bead of caulk all around the edges of moulding. Your door is now ready for painting.

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