In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace a cracked piece of glass, restoring her window’s looks and energy efficiency.
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Tom Silva works with a glass specialist to repair a cracked double pane window. Tom travels to the glass manufacturer to see how the replacement glass is produced.
Cost: Around $75 (excluding the cost of the replacement pane)
Time: 4 hours
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Tom works with a glass specialist to repair a cracked double pane window. Tom travels to
the glass manufacturer to see how the replacement glass is produced.
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An insulating glass caliper [https://homedepot.sjv.io/QyWneo] is used to measure the thickness of the glass. Measurements are sent to a glass manufacturer.
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Assistance and materials provided by Banner Glass Shellmar [https://www.bannerglassshelmar.com/], and Thermal Seal Insulating Glass Inc., Uxbridge, MA.
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