Let’s just say your child’s baseball batting session in the front or backyard got a little crazy and your future Blue Jays player accidentally broke a window – you might not have the budget to fix your broken window right away. Depending on the size of the damage, there are many methods that can be used to help you out.
Here are three temporary fixes for your broken windows:
Before you get started, it is best to clean the window area appropriately to avoid injuries that can happen due to shattered or broken glass. Take your time to ensure the area is safe to work. It is best to use heavy duty gloves especially when using the packing tape and plastic methods outlined below.
The Packing Tape Method
First, you want to examine the damaged window. Once you’ve examined the glass and its current state – put a piece of clear packing tape over the crack. Use the tape to secure the window but make sure the surrounding glass feels sturdy enough to handle this. You do not want to make the damage any worse, or hurt yourself in the process of trying to perform a DIY temporary fix.
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The Nail Polish Method
You might be thinking – what is this? We all know nail polish looks good on fingers and toes but it could have other uses too, and this is one of them. If you have very small holes in the window, use clear nail polish and apply it in layers. If you let it dry between coats, it’ll help to patch up the windows. It’s a temporary fix but it doesn’t hurt to try it out.
The Plastic [Bag] Method
If the damage is too large, get several sheets of thick clear plastic. Cut it in the appropriate size and use tape to secure it. If you have a wooden window frame, you can use a staple gun. If you do not have thick clear plastic, you can also use a durable trash bag as a temporary fixer-upper.
If the damage is extensive, you really don’t want to wait too long to have it repaired especially in the Canadian landscape with the cold winters that we experience. Remember that these methods are only temporary – they are not meant to be long-term solutions. Once you are ready to have your windows fixed – contact NorthTech Windows and Doors! We offer a wide range of window replacement services that best suit your budget and the look of your home.