If you have a window in your garage door break, you want to repair it right away. When you own your garage door, the glass left in the frame can fall out, posing a safety risk. Also, leaving the window unfixed can make it easier for someone to break into your garage. To replace a broken window in your garage door safely, you'll want to follow the steps provided below:

Collect the necessary equipment:

  • Work gloves
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Wastebasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Piece of pre-cut replacement glass

Instructions for replacing the window:

You want to begin by turning off the power to the garage door opener and putting on your work gloves. Carefully remove all the broken shards of glass from the window frame and place them into the wastebasket.

If the window frame is screwed into the garage door, you want to remove all the screws and set them aside. Pull the retainers out and remove the frame from the garage door if you feel there are any hard-to-get pieces of glass left in the frame. Use the flathead screwdriver to make sure you get any leftover broken pieces of glass out.

Put the frame back in the garage door and position the frame against the garage door properly. Put the replacement glass in the frame (this is much easier if you have someone to help you) and put the retainers back in place. You want to put the retainers back starting with the ones on the sides and then with the ones on the top and bottom. Tap the retainers lightly with the rubber mallet to make sure they are securely against the glass.

Check the outside and the inside of the garage door to make sure nothing looks off. You want to lightly push on the glass and make sure you have the retainers against it securely enough. If not, use the rubber mallet again to correct the issue.

Once you fix your garage window, you can rest knowing that you don't have to worry about such things as rain, snow, birds and other animals and the possibility of a burglar making use of the broken window to rob you.

If you find you have a lot of problems with the windows in your garage breaking, you may want to consider replacing them with plexiglass. Plexiglass looks like glass but it won't break the way glass does. However, it is harder to clean and swill scratch easily. Contact a company like Unifour Door Systems LLC for more information.