The windows in garage doors are typically made pretty durable. There are sometimes, though, that an accident can happen. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Indianapolis, we would like to help you ease that burden.
Replacing the Window Glass
So, the window glass in your garage was broken. You will want to have it replaced as quick as possible. Whether it was broken from an accident or from a storm, the process is the same. Some reasons to replace your broken glass quickly:
- Keep out the elements – you don’t want rain and debris to blow inside your garage
- Maintain the energy efficiency of your garage door – don’t let the heating and cooling get outside the garage.
- Let the curb appeal of your home remain intact – broken glass can be an eyesore
Windows and window inserts are generally not too hard to find.
How to Replace the Windows Yourself
Safety first, always use necessary precautions before attempting to replace your glass windows yourself! There may be sharp edges around the glass once it has been removed from the shell. Take care to not touch these edges. Safety gloves and glasses should always be worn when doing any sort of garage door repair.
Here are some steps to take when replacing your garage door glass:
- Remove the screws from the outside retainer, with help from another adult who is holding the window frame
- Remove the inside retainer from the frame and take out any broken glass very carefully
- Put in the new glass panes
- Secure the glass by reinserting the screws into the inside retainer, again with another adult holding the window frame
Types of Garage Doors
Some of the steps above may vary slightly depending on what material your garage door is made of. If you have a steel door, you would use a putty knife to remove the window pane. Then, you would simply reinsert the new window and use a bead of caulk to secure it.
If you have a wood garage door, you would remove the window frame and then remove the window pane. After that, you would put the new glass in just like the steel door and secure it with a small amount of wood putty. Finally, attach the window frame back into the garage door.
Maybe You Would Like a New Window Style
If more than one of your windows are broken, now would be the time to change your style if you have been wanting to. Of course, the cut would be the same since there is already a hole in your garage door. However, you could possibly upgrade styles if you choose.
Give Our Team a Call Today
Anytime, day or night, give Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a call. We proudly serve our community for any and all garage door repairs! If you need your garage door window replaced, call us! If it is a job you would like to do yourself, no problem! We can help you with any questions and order you the window you need. We are looking forward to working with you!