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What are some tips for replacing insulated glass?

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Individuals replacing insulated glass should complete the project themselves, if possible, since hiring a professional to make this replacement is often very expensive. According to The Family Handyman, this project only takes about one day to complete.

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When beginning the replacement, remove the entire window sash containing the broken glass, make an appointment with a glass shop's window repair specialist, and bring him the sash. A specialist can measure the panel's thickness and size and determine whether it is still covered by a warranty. If the glass isn't covered by a warranty, the specialist can give you a price estimate for replacing it and advise you on which supplies are necessary for the procedure and how complex it is. Use the specialist's advice to determine whether fixing the glass yourself is more affordable than hiring a professional.

Double-hung, casement and slider windows typically have sashes that owners can remove for repairs. However, if the sash is stationery, it may be impossible to remove and must be repaired in place.

If conducting the replacement yourself, verify whether the new glass is covered by a warranty before purchasing it. A warranty covering against seal failure for at least 10 years is ideal.

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