Installing glass on your steel frame windows is usually light work. All you need to do is purchase the right amount of glass from a hardware and have it cut into desired size and number which should be equal to the projected number of window panes on your house. Then grab putty from the hardware and head home to fix your glass.
So, what is putty? Putty is a soft clay-like substance, grey in color, and is mainly used for fixing glass into windows frames or filling small holes in wood.Embed from Getty Images
Traditional putty is made from linseed oil and organic fillers like calcite lime. However putty for application on steel window frames, has a base that is not linseed oil.
Also called glazing putty , its more often than not, used to hold tight single-panes, or glass ,in steel window frames. This transform the windows into bad-weather ready components of the built environment, helping to keep out rain, cold air and insects for a very long time.
Putty is easy to work with and stays flexible for a long time. Putty is a plastic sealant and dry by formation of a surface skin leaving liquid material encased to maintain its flexibility. However with time the plastic core continue to harden.
The glazing putty costs between Kshs 50 and Kshs 75 per Kilogram at retail outlets in Kenya.
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