If you have windows in your garage door that are broken, they can be replaced. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Atlanta, GA can replace your windows for you if they are damaged. Also, we put together a quick guide that can help you make the replacement on your own if you’re a DIYer. Here’s how you can replace your garage door windows:
1. Tools You Need
In order to replace your window, there are certain tools you need. In addition to your safety gear such as gloves and goggles, you will need:
- A glazing compound
- Putty knife
- Glazier’s points
- Paint for the wood frame (choose a paint that matches your other windows)
Once you have all of the tools and your replacement window, you can take out the old glass.
2. Remove The Old Window
In order to remove the glass, we recommend you wear your gloves and goggles. This will keep shards of broken glass from getting into your eyes or embedded in your skin. You will need to loosen the glass and carefully remove it. Take each broken piece out one at a time.
3. Get the Replacement Glass
Take accurate measurements of the glass in your window. You should be able to go to the hardware store and find a pain that will work as the replacement. You may want to buy more than one size just to be on the safe side.
To measure the glass, you will need to:
- Measure the height and width and then subtract ⅛ of an inch so the new pane will fit in your garage door.
- Measure how thick the glass is. You’ll have to do this after you take out the old piece.
If your glass is still in-tact when you take it out, you could take it with you to the store to help pick out the replacement. However, if it is completely broken, then you will have to rely on your measurements.
4. Insert the New Glass
Make sure that the glass fits in your frame before putting the glazing compound around the edges. Once you know it works, run a ¼ inch bead of glazing compound around the outside of the glass. Push it inside the frame firmly.
Place new glazing points on the glass edges to keep it secure inside of the frame. The putty knife can be used to help you move them into position. Put a glazing point every 4 to 6 inches around your glass.
After all of the glazing points are in place, put more compound around the edges. Smooth out the compound with the putty knife.
Call Us Today to Replace Your Glass
If you need someone from Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Atlanta, Georgia to come out and install new glass in your door, we would be glad to do that. Our technicians can be out there today. We’ll be happy to take care of this repair for you so you don’t have to worry about it. Call now so we can get started on your project.