Broken glass. What to do?
April 4, 2011 10:06 PM Subscribe
Glass in older double hung windows - is it relatively easy to replace, or should we hire a pro?
posted by koeselitz to home & garden (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
While visiting my girlfriend here in Houston, I accidentally broke the glass in the double hung windows in her apartment. It's an older house, and she's planning to move out soon. Now, I may be pretty clumsy, but I'm also relatively handy, though I've never replaced glass on this type of window. It'd be wonderful if we can do this repair ourselves, rather than talking tongue landlord and going through the hassle of having someone professional do it.
But I don't know if it's a great idea to take this on; I don't see exactly how this window works, though I havent really dug into it yet. It looks like one of those old windows with a weighted rope system on the sides.
Should I try this on my own? If so, what's the best way to proceed? I see some advice on other sites, but most seems pretty vague on how to go about this and whether I should even try.
Thanks in advance!