The main element of any window is the window glass correctly cut and inserted into the frame. It is through him that an overview of the appearance of a house or apartment is carried out. The entire glass surface is visible, so it should be neat and flawless.
Before buying glass, you must very carefully measure the dimensions of the window frame. It is also necessary to pay attention to the distortions of the frame, since the glass must be cut as accurately as possible. If the consumer himself will cut the glass, then it is necessary to add 3 mm for the mount to all dimensions. If this procedure is entrusted to a workshop worker, then it is worth saying only the dimensions of the frame, and the master himself will add the necessary indents.
It is necessary to cut glass on a flat and hard surface. A table or workbench is perfect for this purpose. You need to cut glass in one motion. To determine the correct pressure, you should listen to the sound of the glass cutter: a creaking sound signals that the glass cutter is not sharp enough and needs to be replaced, a hissing sound is a sign that you are doing everything right. If white fragments appear on the glass surface, then the pressure must be loosened.
In order to break the glass, you need to knock on it from below with a glass cutter along the scratch, then place a pencil or other small object under the crack and gently press on the glass from both sides of the cut.
To replace glass of irregular shape, you need to do the following: glue a piece of paper to the old glass and outline a contour with a pencil, then cut the required shape of glass from the layout along this contour. This work must be done very carefully, since the shape of the glass must very closely match the opening into which it will be inserted..
Before the glass cutting procedure, professionals advise to wipe the glass with a cloth soaked in denatured alcohol. This substance will remove dust, grease and other organic matter from the glass surface and allow the glass cutter to glide gently and precisely over the surface..
Cutting glass is a rather complicated process, but with constant practice and gaining the necessary skills, no difficulties should arise.