I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!
Have you noticed that the bay window in your house has begun to sag and has a crack in one of the glass panes? Rather than investing in a new bay window, you might be able to get a few repairs done to bring the one that you have back to a good condition. Take a look at this article to discover a few things that can be done to repair your damaged bay window so you can avoid spending money on getting a new one.
1. Lifting the Window
The first step to repairing your damaged bay window is to lift it back up to the right level. If you want to attempt lifting the window up on your own, you will need at least two hydraulic jacks. The jacks can probably be rented and industrial equipment store if you don't want to purchase your own. Place a jack under each side of the bay window and use them to carefully lift it up. After the window is up to the right level, install structural brackets at the top of each side of the window to keep it in place. Do not remove the jacks until the brackets are securely in place.
2. Repairing Damaged Wood
The next step to bringing your bay window back to a good condition is to repair any areas of wood that is damaged, such as small holes or cracks. If you leave damaged wood on your lifted bay window, it will only lead to you needing untimely repairs. Hire a professional to repair holes and cracks with new wood. He or she will likely only have to place new wood inside of the holes and cracks to for stabilization of the frame as a whole. If there is severe damage to the wood, you might need a new frame installed altogether.
3. Getting Rid of Cracks
When cracks develop in a glass pane, it does not necessarily mean that you need new glass installed. A professional glass repair specialist should be able to repair the crack to the point of you not being able to notice that it was ever there. However, the ability to repair a cracked glass pane will depend on the severity of the crack. If the crack is too long and deep, you might need to replace the glass pane. Get in touch with a glass specialist to find out if your damaged bay window can be repaired or not.Share