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Glazed awning located above a front door, the marquee protects from the weather. If it is damaged, repair it is within the reach of all.

Redo a glass canopy

Difficulty: 2/4
Cost: About 60 €
Time: 3-4 h
Equipment : drill, rotary brush for pickling metals, wire brush, demasping knife, hammer, painter's knife, putty knife delaurier, flat brush

At the beginning of the last century, the scrollwork consoles of the marquises were hand-forged and the pieces of ironwork assembled by riveting. In addition, the use of cathedral glass was the norm. Today, an armored glazing or translucent plastic plates are preferred to avoid the danger of broken glass.

A solid frame

The frame of this marquise of angle here comprises a frame angles, divided into four parts by T irons that support the glazed elements. The windows are held by glazier's putty and the whole is sealed in the wall. Finally, the frame is supported by a single scroll console. Over time, the metal rusted, the sealant split, the flashing (wall / roof connection of the marquee) cracked and the seal is no longer assured. Finally, several windows were broken under the effect of hail and the impact of objects... To replace a broken glazed element, it is necessary to measure the length and width between two T irons; the glazier will then take care of subtracting the games. Before any application of mastic, corroded parts must be treated with rust inhibitors. If the masonry flashing is defective, it should be redone with a mortar consisting of one part waterproof cement for three parts of sand.

1 REMOVAL OF BROKEN GLAZING

1 REMOVAL OF BROKEN GLAZING

Remove the sealant using a flat tool. Press the cutting edge against the frame and hammer to remove the sealant.

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Remove putty remnants with a drill-mounted brush (at medium speed) and insist on rusty areas.

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Apply a coat of anti-rust paint to the rebates of the T-irons and to the areas that require it.

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Put putty in the bottom of the rabbet and smooth with the glazier's knife.

2 TREATMENT OF METAL AND INSTALLATION OF GLAZING

2 TREATMENT OF METAL AND INSTALLATION OF GLAZING

Place the cathedral glass (5 mm thick) in its place, without force, so that it comes into contact with the T irons. Press on its circumference to crush the sealant and seal between glass and profiles.

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Put putty along the rabbet with a painter's knife. The mastic is all the more adherent and easy to smooth it is kneaded by hand beforehand.

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Smooth the bead of putty in one motion by pressing firmly on the putty knife (here in the shape of a bay leaf) held at 45°.

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Brush energetically the ironwork with a wire brush. Dust and apply two coats of antirust lacquer every 24 hours. After drying, clean the windows.


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