Wednesday, 2 April 2014

How To Replace Glass Of A Vinyl Window?

Vinyl windows became popular sometime in the 1990s. So if anyone has a house that is not more than two decades old, chances are that his windows are also made of vinyl. When discussing about vinyl windows, it is important that only the frame is made of vinyl. Mostly, dual pane windows have vinyl frames.

If the glass has broken, he will have to order some new glass panes. When ordering new panes, he needs to make sure that they are exactly the same size as the previous glass panes otherwise he will really have to struggle to fit them in. The best method for a vinyl window glass repair is to note the dimensions given on the existing pane and order an exact replacement. If just the locking arrangement is broken, he can either replace the entire jamb liner piece or simply replace the broken balance cartridge, depending on his skill level. 

Before anyone carry out any vinyl window glass replacement, he will have to remove the outer sash that holds the window in place. He may also have to cut some stops depending on the design of his window.  Glass panes for vinyl windows usually come in the form of integrated glass units. Once he has received the replacement glass unit, all he has to do is to slide it into place into his vinyl window until it locks.

If he is not replacing the entire sliding pane, but just the glass itself, that is broken vinyl window glass repair, he have to make sure to remove all old traces of glass and sealant from the sliding frames. Once the glass has been installed, it must be sealed with a thin layer of silicone caulking. He can use a cloth dabbed in isopropyl alcohol to remove any stains or finger marks from the glass before it has a chance to dry.

If he is replacing the vinyl jamb liner or a broken balance cartridge, that is vinyl window glass repair parts, he needs to follow the instructions given to prepare the window.For more information please visit