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How to repair your window?

Owning a home is great thing, right?  But what do you when you window needs repair… who do you call or do you do it your self?  I guess the correct answer is that it depends on problem that you are having.  If you have a single pane double hung window that is leaking too much cold air.. you can definitely look into making the fix yourself.  Also, if you have a torn window screen you can fix it yourself.  Let’s take a closer look.

You can fill small holes in metal screens with epoxy  Also, patch kits are often available at home supply and hardware stores; follow the kit instructions to repair the tear.  To patch a hole, cut a patch just barely larger than the hole. Apply a thin layer of fast-drying glue along the edges of the patch, and press it in place.  To avoid sticking fingers to glue, use low-tack painter’s tape to hold the screen together as it dries; cut a piece of tape larger than the patch, gently tape it to the patch, and leave until dry. To make your own patch for a metal screen, cut a patch from a length of screening. Trim edges of the hole into a neat square opening. Make sure the patch is 1/2 inch larger all around than the hole to be repaired; bend edges’ teeth into right angles. Set patch over opening so teeth penetrate the screen. Turn screen over; bend teeth flat on other side to hold in place

If the glass of your window if broken, it’s time to call in the experts.  We live in Brooklyn and for window repair Brooklyn, we utilize Airlite Windows.  They have been in business for over 50 years and do a great job fixing your windows.

Good luck fixing your window or call in the experts.