Whether your window has been hit by a baseball, a golf ball, or a BB gun pellet, you need to temporarily treat any crack before it gets worse. Temporarily fixing a cracked window helps prevent insects and water from entering your home, as well as helps to maintain your home’s energy efficiency.
Here’s a summary of the temporary solutions for cracked windows you can implement before your replacement glass arrives:
- Stop the crack from spreading. In many cases, you may need to do this before doing anything else to the glass. You can use a glass cutter to create a small arc just around the crack line.
- For very small cracks, you can apply coats of shellac or transparent nail polish over the crack.
- Temporarily cover a cracked glass pane with thick plastic, such as double-thickness garbage bags, stapled to the wooden sash or muntin.
- Apply masking tape on both sides of the affected glass to temporarily cover the window crack.
- Use layers of super glue to fill in window cracks.