A broken window needs to be covered while waiting for the replacement window to arrive. Not only will this help keep you and your family safe from intruders, but it will also reduce the chances of injury from glass shards and provide temporary protection from weather conditions, such as rain and heat.
While taping the broken part of your window on both sides of the glass can help hold the glass together, it doesn’t provide a suitable level of security and protection. Using a piece of plywood to cover your window temporarily will do a better job.
To cover your broken window with a wooden panel you can follow these simple steps:
- Measure the outer dimensions of your window frame and mark those measurements on your plywood. Cut accordingly and make sure it fits your window.
- Check the thickness of your window frame. Make marks in from the edge of your plywood, and drill screws through the marks and into the window frame.
If you want more detailed instructions, you can click the link here for a video tutorial on how to temporarily cover your broken window with plywood.