Ziptide February 2021

Feb. 2, 2021

Glass Replacement

Editor’s Note: A 2012 article on our website offered tips on replacing broken window glass on a residential door. Read online at to our readers for providing some further information in the Comments section on our website.

Take the screwdriver, wrap it in wet paper toweling and push through the rabbet groves to completely clean them of glass. Put the glass pane in the rabbet grooves. 

When replacing fogged glass, be sure you have a 1/16-inch gap on all sides. Use the screwdriver, start at a large part and push the spline back in the frame. That’s basically it on replacing glass panes in alpine storm windows.

— Chloe Taylor

Home Window Glass Replacement Co.

Plainfield, Illinois

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