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Smashed Window? Here’s What To Do

A broken window is a pain. Not only is it an unsightly security threat, it also can feel like a major inconvenience to sort out. No matter the cause of the damage, a broken window is a common problem faced by homeowners, so find out how to sort one out now.

Fixing a broken window – a step by step guide

If you are faced by a broken window, here are some of the steps you can take to sort it out:

1. What if my window was smashed due to vandalism?

If your window has been smashed due to vandalism, follow these steps:

  1. Call the police: Report the incident to the local police department and file a report.
  2. Document the damage: Take photos or videos of the damage to your property. This can be used as evidence for an insurance claim or for a police investigation.
  3. Contact your insurance company: If you have homeowner’s insurance or a policy that covers vandalism, contact your insurance company to report the damage and start a claim.
  4. Secure your property: Carefully clean up the broken glass. Secure the area to prevent further injuries. If the window is broken, make sure to cover it with plastic or cardboard to prevent further damage or theft.
  5. Replace the window: Hire a professional to replace the broken window as soon as possible to ensure the security of your property.
  6. Take precautions to prevent future vandalism: Consider installing security cameras or taking other measures to prevent future incidents of vandalism.


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2. Safety First

The first thing to think about when fixing a broken window is your safety. Always prioritise your own health when dealing with broken glass, as it can be sharp and dangerous. Make sure to wear gloves and protective eyewear before investigating the window in order to prevent cuts and other injuries.

3. Clean up the mess

Once you have ensured your safety, the next step is to clean up the broken glass. Use a broom and dustpan to sweep up the pieces and dispose of them carefully in a bin bag. Be cautious of any remaining sharp edges and dispose of the glass in a secure place where children and pets are not able to reach it.

4. Assess the damage

After cleaning up all the broken glass, you can start assessing the damage to the window. If the mess isn’t too bad, it could be that the window is cracked but still intact. If this is the case, you can think about repairing it. However, if the glass is shattered or the frame is also damaged, you will need to replace the window or the pane.

5. Make temporary repairs

If you need to make repairs then you don’t have to wait for a professional in order to make the area safe whilst you wait for expert help. Use clear packaging tape or duct tape to cover any cracks or holes. This will prevent the elements from entering your home and keep intruders out until you can have the window professionally repaired or replaced.

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If the damage to the window is extensive, you will need to have it professionally repaired or replaced.

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Contact our team of experts at Plan-it Windows if you want a reliable, professional, and efficient window replacement service that you can trust. We use only the best installation processes and materials so you never have to worry about the energy efficiency or security of your home.

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