Remove the window from the frame as recommended by your owner’s manual. The window assembly may be held together with screws that must be removed before the seal can be lifted.
Set the window on a flat surface and use a screwdriver or other flat-edged tool to remove the butyl seal to separate the two panes of glass.
Remove the broken pieces of glass from the frame carefully.
Clean the remaining pane with a solution of isopropyl alcohol, vinegar and water to remove dirt and grease.
Clean the new glass with the same solution to ensure that no dirt or oil is trapped on the inside of the window between the two panes.
Set the new pane of glass on top of the spacers that separate the glass panes, adjusting the pane to sit squarely on the spacers.
Apply a silicone sealer around the perimeter of the spacer, leaving no gaps between the spacer and the glass.
Run a thick seam of silicone around the entire perimeter of the glass, ensuring that the spacers are covered as well.
Let the silicone cure for at least 24 hours before replacing the window in the frame. The amount of time recommended for curing may vary depending on the product you use. Follow label directions carefully.
Things You Will Need
- Silicone window sealer
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Paper towels
- Some double-pane windows have argon, krypton or carbon dioxide between the glass. These gases prevent heat transfer even more efficiently than ordinary air. If you have this type of window, consult a window repair contractor to fix or replace the window so that the gas continues to help insulate the room.