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If you need to book window repair, you don’t want to wait a moment longer than necessary. Broken windows leave your home vulnerable to weather damage, security problems, creepy crawlies, and more. You can hire a professional to come to your home and either fix or replace your windows. With the right help, your windows will be sorted in no time!

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Top Window Repair related questions

Start by making sure there is no loose glass that could injure family members or pets. If you have a crack in your window and are concerned about wind/rain getting inside, you could place thick tape over the surface to provide a temporary seal.

Common window breakages include cracks, chips, holes, and scratches.
If the tenant caused the window to break through malicious activity or negligence, they’ll need to organise window repairs and pay for them. But if damage has happened due to the property ageing or something else out of the tenant’s control, it’s up to the landlord to pay for the repair.

You don’t need to purchase anything for your window repair unless instructed to by your handyman. They may bring their own equipment and supplies, and will advise you during the service if any parts are needed.

This depends on the size and location of the window. For basic window replacements at ground floor level, this could take as little as 1 hour. 

Window repairs usually cost between $80-$235 when you book your service through Airtasker. But the total cost for your service will depend on the type of window, type of repair, the location of the window, and how long it’ll take to get the job done.

What does a window repair service include?

Your window repair person can help with a range of different window types and repair services, including glass window repairs, aluminium window frame repairs, and even car window repairs. They’ll advise you on the best solution (whether repair or replacement) and use their tools to get the job done. Here’s what you can expect from some of the most common window repair services:

Glass window repairs

Your handyman will start by assessing the damage. If the extent of the damage is beyond repair, they’ll recommend a window replacement. But if your window glass only has a small crack, hole, or scratch, they’ll be able to repair it - at least temporarily - to seal your room and prevent the damage from getting worse.  They’ll wear heavy duty gloves before handling any broken glass. Next, they’ll use clear nail-polish to patch up any small holes and scratches, building it up in layers, to discretely repair the glass. If there’s a crack but the window still feels sturdy, your repairer may apply a piece of clear tape over the surface to stop the crack from spreading further. For more advanced repairs, you’ll need to hire a glazier or organise a glass replacement.

Window frame repairs

The most common window frame repairs involve repairing rotten wood frames (since aluminium windows are less prone to damage). Your repairer will start by chipping away most of the rotten wood before covering it with a few layers of liquid epoxy to soak in. Once dry, they’ll mix epoxy filler and use this to fill the gap in your wooden window frame, shaping it to blend in with the rest of the frame. Once this filler is dry, they’ll sand the area smooth. At this point, the repairs are ready for priming and painting.

Window replacement

When your glass windows are beyond repair, they’ll need replacing. Your handyman will start by using the broken window pain. They’ll put on heavy duty gloves and safety glasses before scraping away at the putty or loosening the seal around the broken window pane so they can loosen and remove the old glass (including any shards). They’ll dispose of the old glass and then smooth out the edges of the frame so remove any remaining sealants. Your window replacement technician will measure the window to determine the size of the new glass, leaving a small 3.2mm gap around the edges to allow for expansion. Most of the time, they’ll get the glass cut to size at a local hardware store or glass company. Depending on the type of window frame and how the glass is sealed in, your handyman will then apply putty to the edges of the window, rolling it in their hands to make a long rope, and then sticking it onto the frame. They’ll gently push the new glass into the frame, allowing it to stick to the putty. Your window replacement professional will then apply more putty around the edges on both sides of the glass before gently removing any excess putty and smoothing it over.

Car window repairs

If your car window has a minor hole or crack, your window repairperson may be able to fix it without needing a total replacement. They’ll clean the area to remove debris and use a glass repair kit to seal the broken area with epoxy. The epoxy is applied using a syringe which forces resin into any cracks for a stronger seal. 

Recent Window Repair tasks

Fix broken hinge/screw of a aluminium bedroom window


Waitangirua, Porirua, New Zealand

17th Nov 2023

Replace or put in a new screw that's come off a damaged aluminium window due to strong wind. I’m unable open my window to take a pic to avoid any further damage. I’ve taken pic of my kitchen window just to give you an indication of what my window looks like. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 8 November 2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 22 November 2023

I need a 220mm circular hole cut from an existing glass window.


Te Awamutu, New Zealand

13th Nov 2023

A 220mm circular hole cut from an existing glass window which measures about W:930mm by H:330mm. Prefer someone who knows glasswork very well. - Due date: Flexible

Window ledge repair


Papakura, Auckland 2583, New Zealand

12th Nov 2023

fix a broken window ledge and 2 other small jobs - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

Fix broken hinge of a aluminium bedroom window


Waitangirua, Porirua, New Zealand

5th Nov 2023

Replace or put in a new screw that's come off a damaged aluminium window due to strong wind. My apologies, I'm unable to attach pictures as i don't have access to a camera as camera to my phone is damaged. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 8 November 2023

Healthy home: Fix window, door draughts. Install kitchen extract fan.


Fairfield, Hamilton, New Zealand

18th Sep 2023

-install an exactor fan through the kitchen wall. -the laundry window needs to be covered or replaced to stop draught. Draught treatment also needed in some kitchen and bedroom windows as well as the sliding door. Repair some missing/broken window hingers, catches or latches. - Due date: Before Sunday, 1 October 2023

Quote on replace a door and windows


Ngāruawāhia, New Zealand

16th Sep 2023

You will have to buy door and windows to be replaced - Due date: Flexible

Leaking windows rotted the framework and flooring on top floor


Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand

3rd Sep 2023

Have a commercial building in Onehunga that has leaking windows on the first floor that have rooted the timber framework and flooring and is leaking water down to the ground floor where a childcare centre has a business - Due date: Before Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Fix water damage on window sill


Chatswood, Auckland, New Zealand

20th Aug 2023

We have some water damage from condensation on a window sill. The paint is cracking and needs to be fixed up - Due date: Flexible

Fix a broken window


Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

14th Jul 2023

cracked widow needs replaced - Due date: Flexible

Repair wooden window


Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

11th May 2023

Wooden window has come away from frame, hinges have pulled out from frame - Due date: Flexible

Replace broken window


Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand

17th Apr 2023

Broken upstairs bedroom window. 1600x703 Would like a quote pleas. 20th 21st April would suit as flexible with time. Thank you - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 21 April 2023

Sliding door window


Auckland, New Zealand

1st Apr 2023

Sliding door window is smashed on cabin - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Remove window architrave and sill to 2 x windows


Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand

25th Oct 2022

Quest Wellington requires a skilled handyman to carefully remove a window architrave and sill to 2 x windows from apartment 1D. We would then like to retain these pieces so carefully removing them is important. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Fix leaks around wood window frames


Porirua, New Zealand

24th Oct 2022

Leaks around wooden windows - Due date: Flexible

Locks for windows


Auckland 2025, New Zealand

8th Oct 2022

I need a few locks and stays fitted to 4 windows - Due date: Before Saturday, 15 October 2022

Replace glass window in aluminium door


Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

14th Sep 2022

back door to house that's off internal garage. glass piece was broken and needs replacing its an old aluminium frame door, the door knob/lock also needs replacing please would like a quote urgently - Due date: Flexible

Help reattach the window to the hinge and other stuff


Berhampore, Wellington, New Zealand

3rd Sep 2022

I probably need to send photos to explain - Due date: Flexible

Window joinery repair/ leak repair


Waiake, Auckland, New Zealand

28th Aug 2022

We have high moisture reading near the windows and property inspector mentioned that this could be joinery issues. There are some cracks in windows sill and some leakage.We have 6 aluminium Windows and want to get the quote for the fix and availability for the fix. - Due date: Flexible

Window repairs


Cannons Creek, Porirua, New Zealand

24th Aug 2022

Window stays on 3 windows need repair, new handles where they are damaged. Windows need to be buzzed down where needed to close. Front door lead to be buzzed down so it can close over the sill. Foam tape to be put round windows that need. House is old. - Due date: Flexible

Line/insulate 2 walls of garage with plywood & window edge


Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand

2nd Aug 2022

Line & insulate two interior walls of garage with thin plywood and also some sort of edging around one window. - Due date: Flexible