Best Windows Repair Tools

repair toolsUnless you already have the gift of being handy, then you dread when something breaks or needs repairing at home. The last thing you want to do is spend money and call a professional to come out a fix it. So if you do not have to, then don’t! If you have a broken window or it just needs a little bit of fixing, there are great tools out there to go ahead and fix the window by yourself for a very little cost.

No need to spend loads of money if you do not have to. Plus, if your window is broken, you do not want to have to wait for a professional to come out by appointment. You would not want your window to be broken during night time, letting insects inside your clean home, bringing snow inside the house, making the inside of your house freezing, access for strangers to come inside your home, or many other unwanted situations.

A good professional would tell you this even if they are losing a customer due to the fact that they do not have to come fix it.

To be able to repair your windows at home, all you will need is some good tools and there are excellent ones out there that are very simple and easy to handle. If your window glass in broken, you are in luck because this is one of the easiest things to fix. The first thing you will need to do is buy replacement glass.

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You can purchase replacement glass at any hardware store. The glass will need to be cut to measure. You will need to measure the frame of the window for the new glass. The glass needs to be a little bit smaller than the window opening because of contraction and possible imperfections in either the frame or the glass. Here are all of the tools you will need to replace window glass:

  • Glaziers’ Points
  • Spring Clips
  • Putty Knife
  • Linseed Oil
  • Single Edge Razor Blade or Glass Scraper
  • Rust Resistant Fresh Paint (needs to match the rest of the frame)
  • Safety Goggles
  • Masking Tape
  • Hammer
  • Heavy Gloves
  • Chisel or Scraper
  • Clean Cloth
  • Tape Measure
  • Replacement Glass
  • Glaziers’ Compound or Putty
  • Paint Brush

If it is not the window glass that is broken, it may be a broken screen. In this case, you will need some different tools to repair this. The following are all of the tools you will need to fix a broken screen at home without a professional.

  • Stuff Putty Knife
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Sawhorses
  • Weights or Clamps
  • Rope
  • Scrap Boards
  • Staple Gun
  • Heavy Duty Staples
  • Screening

If you have a aluminum frame screen instead of a wood frame, you will need slightly different tools in order to repair this problem. In this event, here are all of the tools to fix that type of screen.

  • Screwdriver or Putty Knife
  • Screening
  • Scissors
  • Scrap Boards
  • Splining Tool

As you can see, the tools that you need for all types of window repairs are very simple and easy to find. They can all be found at any hardware store for very reasonable prices. As long as you have all of these great tools for your specific situation, you should be able to tackle your window repair without any worries.

Sometimes, depending on the case you will need to hire a professional company that specializes in windows repairs and replacement. WindyCity Construction & Design offers a free consultation so don’t hesitate to ask!

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