Double pane windows provide your home with plenty of benefits. They offer extra insulation and soundproofing, making them an essential feature of your property. Consequently, when you experience issues with your double pane windows, you need to fix and replace them right away. So, in this article, we give our tips on how to replace a double pane window.

A common misconception is that you need to replace the entire window – this means the frames or door as well as the actual sealed glass units. However, most of the time, you only need to replace the glass unit, and your double pane window will be as good as new.

So, want to know how to replace a double pane window? Here at Cosyhomes, we have a range of services and tips you can use to replace your double pane window.

Step 1: Identify The Problem

Identifying the issue in your window is the first step in replacing it. Some problems are very obvious, such as cracks or completely smashed glass. In these scenarios, there could be damage caused to the frames, meaning the whole window should be replaced.

A common problem in double pane windows is that the seal around the window pane breaks, allowing moisture into the airspace that separates the two panes of glass. This causes your window to fog up and shows you need to replace the glass.

Step 2: Order New Glass Units

Here at Cosyhomes, we supply glass units that can restore your double pane window. It’s vital that you choose the right size and design to suit your property. We’ll happily help you find the right solution, and order it in as quickly as possible.

Step 3: Remove The Existing Window Panes

The next step is actually removing the window panes from your windows. To do this, you need to remove the glazing bead that’s keeping the glass in place. This is a fairly easy job, but we’ll gladly do it for you if you don’t want to risk any problems.

Once the seal is broken, it’s simply a case of lifting the glass unit out of the window. We say ‘unit’ because double pane windows have two pieces of glass to make up the unit, and they’ll both need to be replaced. When this is done, you can clean and prep your window before installing the new unit. Clear out any muck around the edges, ensuring there’s a nice clean base for the glass to be sealed into.

Step 4: Install The New Glass Units

Now, you need to install the new glass units that you purchased from us. As part of our service, we’ll come to your property and fit them for you. This guarantees you get a professional job done, and there aren’t any underlying issues with the frames that could potentially lead to the same problem of invasive moisture.

Fitting new glass units is essentially the same as removing them – but in reverse. The units go in, then the glazing bead snapped back in to secure them nice and tightly in the window frames.

Done And Dusted

After all these steps, you’ll have a brand new double pane window in place! If you’re eager to find out more, make sure you take a look at our glass units page for more information.