Save Money by Bringing Your Windows In

July 10, 2019 11:47 pm Published by

Window replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. If you’re thinking about replacing the windows in your home, you may be wondering what steps you can take to reduce the amount of money that you spend on the replacement process.

When you work with Custom Glass & Screen, you can significantly reduce the amount of money you spend on window replacement in Minneapolis, MN. We offer steep discounts to clients who bring their windows into our shop for measurement and replacement. If you’re willing to take an afternoon to remove and replace your own windows, we can provide you with an excellent deal on custom windows specially designed to fit your home.

Glass replacement in Minneapolis, MN is already a much more cost-effective alternative compared to full window replacement. With glass replacement, you can keep your existing window frames in place, and just replace the glass and seal surrounding it.

One of our friendly technicians will be more than happy to help walk you through the window removal process over the phone. To get started, however, here are a few basic steps associated with window removal that you’ll have to perform to bring your window into our shop.

Removing from a wooden frame

In most older homes, the window frames will be made from wood. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to remove your window from a wooden frame:

  • Lay out plastic sheeting: First, you’ll want to lay out plastic sheeting to collect glass and dirt that may fall during the window removal process. You should be able to lift the window frame up and out of its track, causing the window to fall.
  • Remove putty with a hammer and chisel: Next, remove dried, hard window putty with a hammer and chisel. Use clean, consistent motions to ensure you’re not damaging the window frame during the removal process, and collect the excess putty in a garbage bag.
  • Remove glazier’s points: There are small metal triangles, called glazier’s points, that you’ll need to remove with pliers. Smooth the surface with sandpaper, and then apply linseed oil to prepare the frame for the new windows you’re buying for your window replacement in Minneapolis, MN.

Removing from a metal frame

If you have a metal window frame, the process should be fairly simple. Lay out plastic sheeting, and then slide the window out of the track. Once you have removed the window from the track, use a screwdriver to disassemble the frame and remove the glass. Then, you can bring your frame to your window contracting company for measuring.

Since 1975, Custom Glass & Screen has been a premier provider of glass replacement in Minneapolis, MN. Our family owned and operated company employs highly trained staff members committed to meeting the needs of our client base. We offer a wide range of custom window and mirror solutions to our residential and commercial customers, providing window replacement, repair, installation and more. To learn more, reach out to one of our friendly representatives today.

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