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Dnav
Re: How do I repair broken window?

I agree with A. Spruce that although it is kind of hard to tell from the pic, it looks like you should be able to remove the caulk and put in a new piece of glass, kind of like you mentioned in your first post.

Lin
Re: How do I repair broken window?

> Racking caused by settling or heaving is the usual cause for this type of break.

Since this is waterfront property and prone to "heaving" because of the pressure of the frozen lake pushing on the shoreline, is there a suggestion for replacement windows?

Am I better off replacing this one large window, with smaller ones (though that will detract from view). This section of the house "overhangs" from the foundation - so window and outter wall juts out.

Is there a vendor out there that has a special rack-proof window for this kind of situation?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: How do I repair broken window?
crylakel wrote:

> Racking caused by settling or heaving is the usual cause for this type of break.

Since this is waterfront property and prone to "heaving" because of the pressure of the frozen lake pushing on the shoreline, is there a suggestion for replacement windows?

Am I better off replacing this one large window, with smaller ones (though that will detract from view). This section of the house "overhangs" from the foundation - so window and outter wall juts out.

Is there a vendor out there that has a special rack-proof window for this kind of situation?

As far as I know, there is no manufacturer that makes residential windows that are structural and won't be affected by racking. Windows that are installed with a flange would be less susceptible to racking but not rack proof. Have you considered a hanging storm window? That is one that hangs on hooks rather than being fastened all the way around? Like the old style wood storms.
Jack

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