It has always been a dream of mine to have a greenhouse that I could use to grow my own produce during the winter. I love garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes and a variety of other produce and it made me sad when I had to quit gardening for the season. I decided that it was time for me to invest in having a greenhouse built in my backyard so that I could continue to grow throughout the entire year. Learn all about the selection of the glass and how it needs to be cared for right here on my blog.
If your window has been broken, you are going to need to have it repaired as soon as possible. Until you are able to call a glass replacement company, however, you may want to cover up the area with a piece of plywood for safety and security reasons. First, you will need to remove the broken glass, which can be quite dangerous if you aren't careful. It really is best to leave this dangerous job up to a professional, but if you want to remove the broken glass from your window pane, make sure that you wear the right safety gear to help protect yourself.
First of all, you have to worry about protecting your eyes. As you are prying the broken glass out of your window, small shards could fly up and hit you in the face and could cause serious injury to your eyes. A pair of safety glasses should do the trick, but make sure that they are tight-fitting so that you don't have to worry about a piece of glass flying in-between your glasses and your eyes.
It's best to wear boots rather than shoes, since they provide additional leg protection and help prevent flying glass from hitting your ankles. Tuck your pants into your boots for extra protection against this, and make sure that your boots have a hard sole that will help protect you in the event that you step on a small piece of glass.
To remove the glass, you are going to have to remove it one shard at a time. The best way to protect your hands while doing this is to wear a pair of thick leather gloves. Although you may feel as if they restrict your movement, they will help prevent you from cutting yourself. Remember not to try to move too quickly during this process -- extreme caution should be taken as you are handling each piece of glass, and you should only take one piece out at a time for safety reasons.
Removing broken glass from your window can allow you to temporarily cover the area with heavy plastic or a piece of wood and can help prevent one of your family members from being cut, but you will need to be careful. Wear this safety gear throughout the entire process, and consider hiring a glass replacement professional to help you to help prevent against injury.