This week’s question comes from Amy.
“Can I reglaze the outside [of my windows] without removing the panes and replacing the interior seating portion?”
Absolutely! When you reglaze windows, it’s not always necessary to replace the glazing “bed” which is the putty that the pane rests on in the glazing rabbet.
Replacing the bedding putty is beneficial, though, since it will help air seal the glass and also help to keep interior condensation from getting at the putty.
It is much easier to replace just the worn out finish glazing, and this can be done fairly easily with the window in place. You won’t have to worry about beating the weather either since the glass can remain in place.
In the end, remove the glass and replace the bedding and finish glazing for the best results, but just reglazing the outside is the next best thing.
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