When a storm breaks your window, the first thing that might pop into your mind is to clean the glass to prevent it from being a hazard around your home. Afterwards, the next thing you’ll likely do is to determine the cause of the damage and file an insurance claim to get a window replacement as soon as possible. However, such a thing takes a certain amount of time, which will leave you with a broken window for a few days. Thankfully, there are ways for you to get around this until your new window arrives.
In this post, Skyline Windows explains the ways you can temporarily fix your broken windows until you obtain a replacement.
Packing Tape Method
If your window wasn’t outright broken during the storm, the first thing you can do is to put on a pair of heavy duty work gloves and examine the window. If there aren’t any missing glass and there’s only a crack, carefully feel the cracked area by gently pressing the glass. That way you can ensure if it’s loose or not. Afterward, place clear packing tape over both sides of the crack if the glass is sturdy enough.
Patch Small Holes
On the other hand, if the packing tape method seems lacking, you can also examine the window for small holes in the glass. If you happen to spot any, patch these small holes with trace amounts of clear nail polish. Apply it in layers and allow it to dry between coats before repeating the process until all holes are patched. If you’re uncertain about doing this, you can always ask the composite window replacement pros of Skyline Windows for advice.
Cover Broken Area
Once you’ve patched up the small holes, you can cover the broken area with several layers of thick clear plastic that’s been cut to the appropriate size. Tape the plastic into place with packing tape or a staple gun to prevent further damage or drafts from entering your home.
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