It happened to all of us at one time or another. A couple of kids play in the driveway and ka-pow! The baseball went not-so-smoothly into the garage through the window. Maybe it was a lacrosse ball or basketball due to an ill placed hoop.
Your garage door window is shattered. Break out the duct tape and a piece of cardboard. Then, you’re back in business temporarily.
What can you do?
You could pick up the phone and call us. If you’re even a little handy, this is a fix you can easily handle yourself. In most cases, a few screws around the window hold it in place.
Tape any glass left behind carefully before removal. If possible, have someone either inside or outside the door at the same time to hold what’s left in place for safe removal.
A quick phone call to a local glass vendor is all that’s needed. They need the length, width, and thickness of the piece. The typical garage door window either has 1/8 or 1/2 inch glass. It should be easy to determine.
If your children are little and this could happen again, replace the window with some Plexiglas. Better yet, Lexan. Both materials will be close to or less expensive than glass.
The Lexan is virtually unbreakable. The downside is that the plastic products eventually “cloud” up over time. Saving the cost of yet another replacement is the idea.
If you remove the glass yourself, take a look at the available window treatments. Sliding in a new window overlay is an inexpensive way to give your garage door a new style. This repair falls squarely under the you-can-do-this-yourself category
We’re always here to assist or handle completely if you’d like!
Your Overhead Door™ Team