How to replace a broken garage door glass window

How to replace a broken garage door glass window

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How to replace a broken garage door glass window

While broken mirrors bring bad luck, broken garage door windows bring frustration and security threats. Therefore, broken garage door windows should never be ignored, especially if you live in a neighborhood where burglars are at large.

A broken garage door window does not only increase safety hazards but also gives a signal to the burglars that you are not concerned with the open way to the house.

Steps to replace a garage door window

Broken garage door windows need a little more repair than taping. It requires proper tools, equipment and a practical repair soliton from a good service provider. Otherwise, you’d spend hours and end up taping the broken garage door window.

Here are some steps to replace a garage door window in an emergency:

Assess the type of window

Two decades ago, the window panes were made of wood. Therefore, replacing broken glass was simple. However, the garage doors now come with a single pane which makes broken glass replacement difficult.

The long glass in the garage door is held in place by the panes which are usually attached through screws. Unless you have the old type of garage door, it’s best to call a professional to help you out.

Even if you decide to replace it yourself, don’t forget to measure the width and height of the window for a replacement order.

Remove the screws, hold the frame, take out the broken glass and replace it with a new glass. Fit the frame back by screwing both sides tightly.

 

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How to replace a broken garage door glass window

Remove the damaged garage door glass safely

It is advised to wear good quality gloves and safety goggles before removing the broken glass from the garage door. Use a putty knife to take the smaller shards of glass out of the pane and save the largest shard for the end.

Measure the single window frame of your garage door

Measure the thickness and height of the largest shard of broken glass and dispose of it safely. Measure the width from opening side to closing side and height from top to bottom.

Subtract one-eighth of an inch from the height and width measurement for the windowpane. If you can, buy a laminated or tempered glass. Laminated or tempered glass is four times stronger than the regular glass used on garage doors.

The tempered glass is specifically designed to break into large and smooth shards rather than small and sharp shards.

Whereas, the laminated glass for the garage door is coated with a film of plastic from all sides. Therefore, it resists breakage.

Prepare the pane for the tempered/laminated glass

Place out the glazier’s points that help to put the glass within the frame.  Scrape off the rust or the dried paint that might have accumulated on the sides.

If the debris is hard to remove, coat it with oil and then use a blower to heat the paint up. Use sandpaper to brush away all the debris. Apply a thick film of primer and let it dry thoroughly.

Install new glass window on the garage door

 Apply the glazed compound alongside the inner edges of the window frame. Fit the new glass within the putty and ensure that it fits perfectly. Push the glazier’s points and hold them from four edges to hold it in place.

After that, paint the new frame to match from rest of the garage door color.

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repainting your garage door

repainting your garage door

Tips to consider when repainting your garage door

A garage door is the extension of your home which increases its value and its outlook. You want the design of the garage door to flow with the rest of the home’s exterior, especially if it connects to the main entrance. While some people like replacing their old garage doors with modern ones, others find it easy to do a painting DIY job. It might seem like a daunting and time-consuming task but it is actually fun and less costly than buying a new garage door.
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Guide to paint your garage door

Here are some tips to consider before you start the DIY painting job:

Pick out the appropriate shade of paint

Before you pick out the appropriate color for your garage door, it is important to consider the size and type. The longevity and beauty of the garage door paint lie in three factors. You have to inquire about the primer and the type of paint which will work on your garage door. If your garage door is made of wood or steel, oil-based paint is perfect for selection. Acrylic paint is food for aluminum garage doors and latex-based based primer is suitable for vinyl garage doors. Choose an exterior paint that will withstand the outdoor elements, such as rain, humidity, dry weather, and cold. While picking up the color of the paint, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Do I want the garage door color to complement other doors of the house?
  • Should my garage door color match the trim of my house?
  • Should my garage door color compliment the color of my house?
Don’t clash colors as they look to add and might even reduce the value of your house.

Clean and prepare the garage door

When you have picked up the supplies and the paint, let’s get started. Disengage the garage door opener before preparing the garage door. After that, wear your protective gear and sand your door to remove previous paint. Once you complete the sanding process, use an all-purpose cleaning agent to scrub and rinse the excess paint off.

Cover the hardware of the garage door

The next step is to prime the door. Once your garage door is dry, cover the hardware by using painter tape. Line the edges to protect your walls. Moreover, you can place clothes underneath the garage door to protect your driveway. Apply the primer on one panel and move your way from bottom to top. If you have a textured garage door, use a brush. Otherwise, use a big roller to cover large areas of the door. Let the coat of primer dry for at least 12 hours.

Paint the door

Use the same technique for painting the door as you had used in applying primer. Use long yet slow strokes to avoid streaking. Apply at least two or three coats of paint to ensure a smooth look of the door.

Paint the trim

Once the door is painted, it is time to paint the trim. Whether you are using the same color as the door or a combination color, make sure to tape off for crisp lines. And voila, it is all done!

Conclusion

Pat yourself on the back after a tiring yet fun garage door DIY paint job. While it is a daunting task, it is better than investing in a new garage door.

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