Glaze a window


Again and again it happens that a window breaks. If you glazed your window yourself, you can save a lot of money. Below you will find information and instructions for glazing your window.

Which windows you can not glaze yourself

Before glazing, remember that you can not glaze every window yourself. Modern thermal insulation glazing and insulating windows are double glazed or triple glazed. Between the glass panes, however, there is only "air" only in old double-glazed windows.

Modern insulation and thermal insulation windows either have a vacuum or are filled with a noble gas. In addition, it is often not simple window glass, but steamed or coated glass.

You can usually glaze these windows

However, there are many windows that you can glaze by yourself:

  • basement windows
  • Tool shed window
  • Garage windows
  • Attic window

Note special features of window materials during glazing

You can either cut the glass yourself or have it cut to size by the glazier. You also have to differentiate according to the material of the windows:

  • Plastic windows
  • wood windows
  • metal windows

Injected plastic windows

Plastic windows are being blocked. That is, the glass is on a block. The arrangement is usually as follows: a log at the bottom on the fishing side (where the window is hung). The second then diagonal, so on the outside (to the Angel) above.

Laterally in the same corners, where the other two blocks are. All four blocks are therefore arranged diagonally. The window is only on the lower block. All other blocks are used for stabilization. Incidentally, here you can also align a window.

Glazed wooden and metal windows

For wooden windows you need special glass pins or nails. These are struck in the frame and fix the disc. In metal windows, special loops or eyelets are usually used, which are inserted into holes provided and thus hold the glass.

Step by step guide to glazing from a window

  • Glazers or nails, blocks or eyes (according to the type of window)
  • Glazing putty, suitable for the respective type of window and the subsequent further treatment
    window glass
  • hammer
  • screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Glass cutter, if you want to cut the glass yourself

1. Preparatory work

When you have laid the window, you will see the bottom fold for the glaze putty. Here, a correspondingly thick bead with window putty is inserted circumferentially. Now you can carefully put the glass in the putty bed.

2. Fix the window pane

First, the window glass is fixed in the frame. Now you botch the window or put the pins or the metal eyelets - depending on which type of window you have.

3. Cement outside

Now on the outside of the putty between the frame and glass is used. If you have further questions about glazing putty, here you have, for example, renew access to an article about window putty.

4. Rework after blowing

Now the window putty has to cure superficially. Now you can paint it over.

Tips & Tricks

The timely brushing of the window cement is urgently recommended with a suitable paint (for example, oil paint), since this slows down the oxidation and the associated embrittlement and hardening of the linen oil.


Video Board: How to Re-Glaze Wood Windows