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REPAIR/REPLACE GLASS If the crack is a  cut hazard,larger than 4 inches, or coming from the corners/edgers of the window pane.(as per  San Diego County Section 8 inspector)
To reduce the repair cost it may be possible to seal the crack at less cost than replacing all the glass but although this would reduce the safety hazard, it would still be a cosmetic defective and thus replacement not sealing is recommended.


REPAIR/REPLACE GLASS As the crack will  probably get larger  in the future ) 


REPAIR/REPLACE GLASS: As glass may turn off a prospective renter or reduce goodwill from existing renter)

 Safety glass should be found in locations considered to be, 
according to the 2006 version of the International Residential Code (IRC), “subject to human 
impact.” It describes these locations, as well as their exceptions, in “R308.4 – Hazardous 
locations” under “Section R308 – Glazing” as the following: 
R308.4: The Following Shall Be Considered Specific Hazardous Locations for the Purposes of 
1. Glazing in swinging doors except jalousies. 2. Glazing in fixed and sliding panels of sliding 
door assemblies, and panels in sliding and bifold 
closet door assemblies. 3. Glazing in storm doors. 4. Glazing in all unframed swinging 
doors. 5. Glazing in doors and enclosures for hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, 
bathtubs, and 
showers. Glazing in any part of a building wall enclosing these compartments where the bottom 
exposed edge of the glazing is less than 60 inches measured vertically above any standing or 
walking surface. 6. Glazing in an individual fixed or operable panel adjacent to a door where the 
nearest vertical 
edge is within a 24inch 
arc of the door in a closed position and whose bottom edge is less than 
60 inches above the floor or walking surface. 7. Glazing in an individual fixed or operable panel, 
other than those locations described in Items 5 
and 6 above, that meets all of the following conditions: 7.1. Exposed area of an individual pane 
larger than 9 square feet. 7.2. Bottom edge less than 18 inches above the floor. 7.3. Top edge 
more than 36 inches above the floor. 7.4. One or more walking surfaces within 36 inches 
horizontally of the glazing. 8. All glazing in railings regardless of an area or height above a 
walking surface. Included are 
structural baluster panels and nonstructural infill panels. 9. Glazing in walls and fences 
enclosing indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas 
where the bottom edge of the glazing is less than 60 inches above a walking surface and within 
60 inches horizontally of the water’s edge. This shall apply to single glazing and all panes in 
multiple glazing. 
Laminated safety glass is effective in blocking most ultraviolet radiation, as well as sound, and 
it’s also used in cutting boards, thermometers, and bulletresistant 
bank windows.