Cheap window glass replacement


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Old 10-13-13, 09:17 PM
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Cheap window glass replacement

I am looking for a cheap window glass replacement in Barstow area.

Who can fix cracked window glass?

Thanks!
 
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Old 10-14-13, 03:19 AM
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That's gonna be a local thing. Yellow pages or google would be your best bet.
 
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Old 10-14-13, 04:52 AM
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Single pane?
If so wh y not fix it yourself?
 
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Old 10-14-13, 10:43 AM
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We fix our own windows - have to order the IGUs but then we install ourselves. If this is single pane, even easier.
 
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Old 10-14-13, 06:39 PM
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No single pane. Dual pane sliding windows with thermal glass units held in by a plastic glazing strip and adhesive.
 
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Old 10-15-13, 11:34 AM
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No such thing as cheap, then - the IGU is going to cost a lot but you could still replace it yourself.
 
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No such thing as cheap, then - the IGU is going to cost a lot but you could still replace it yourself.
Below some pictures of two windows that are cracked.

Could you please advise where to get IGU glass for less and how to replace it myself?
 
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Old 10-15-13, 12:14 PM
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If they are sliding and as easy to remove as most are, it's a lot simpler and quicker (though a bit more expensive) to just remove the sashes and take them to a glass shop for replacement. Otherwise it will be your problem if any measurements are off and the IGUs don't fit. It may not be that much different than doing it yourself, since you will be paying full retail for new glazing and adhesive/adhesive tape. The shop will have that in stock and will be able to change the glass quickly once they receive it from the manufacturer.

You can get a piece of plywood cut to temporarily close off the window.


EDIT...the sliding portion is normally removed by just moving it to the center, lifting the bottom and tilting it in. Check for a screw in the top that prevents lifting, it's common as an anti-burglary thing. Once the moving sash is out, the fixed sash may be held by a bracket, screw or caulk, but removal is much the same.

You still need to do your own research to find a nearby glass shop that can order the IGUs or do the repairs for you.
 
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No cheap place for IGUs, that was why I said cheap was out the window (ok, that pun was horrible...). We get wholesale cost on ours because we order so many; homeowners just can't get that same pricing.
 
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