You’re looking out your window, admiring the view, and then you see it – a crack. Cracks can be caused from a number of things, but a good DIY project may be able to fix it. Here is how you can fix a window chip/cracked window if the damage isn’t too bad.
Make sure everything is ready
First thing to do when repairing a cracked window is to make sure everything is prepped. Have your area clean with all of your materials. Make sure to have an adhesive material, like two-part epoxy, and a putty knife. A lot of dirt and oils could have made its way into the crack between the time your glass broke and when you found it. Clean the crack with water, dish soap and a dry cloth. When you are ready, it’s time to get started.
You have to work quickly
|The adhesive material has roughly 5-10 minutes before it starts getting too hard to work with. Press your material back and forth over the crack with a putty knife. You’ll want to have it as smooth as you can without taking too much time before it starts to harden. Once you are done, let it sit and dry before the last steps.
The finishing touches
Take a sharp blade, and remove any dried excess of your adhesive material. After it is all gone, make sure to clean the rest of your window – and you’re done!
This solution is not permanent, since the glass is not as strong as it was before. Keep this in mind when fixing your window.
Make sure to only use these steps on small chips or cracks. If the damage is too big, make sure to call Window World TX. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss replacement windows in your home.