When your home sustains a broken window, it can take a while for the replacement to arrive at your doorstep and be installed by contractors. This can lead to a host of problems for you as it leaves your home vulnerable to drafts that can cause your bills to skyrocket and moisture that encourages mold growth in your home. Thankfully, there’s a fairly easy way around this dilemma until your new window arrives.
Step #1: Examine The Window
One of the first things you should do before applying your temporary fix is to examine the broken window. Put on a pair of heavy duty work gloves, clear the area of the broken glass (if any), and take a closer look. If the window is merely cracked, carefully feel the cracked area by gently pressing the glass to ensure it’s not loose enough to fall off.
Step #2: Apply Tape
If your window has cracks, place a piece of clear packing tape over the damage if the glass is sturdy enough, repeat the process on the opposite side of the pane. Make sure to rub the taped pieces together to smoothen out any air bubbles.
Step #3: Patch Small Holes
The third step to temporarily fix your windows until the replacement windows expert arrives, is to patch the small holes of the window. Use small amounts of clear nail polish and apply it in layers before allowing it to dry between coats. Make sure to repeat the process until all holes are patched.
Step #4: Cover The Area
Once you’ve patched up the small holes, you can now cover the damaged area with several layers of thick clear plastic or garbage bags and cut them down to the appropriate size. Tape the plastic into place with clear packaging tape and a staple gun to the edges of the wooden window frame and your window should be fixed until it can be replaced with a new window.For assistance in replacing windows in your home, don’t hesitate to turn to Windows by Toll. We are your number one provider of window and door installation services. Give us a call at (203) 200-7808 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.