"Dad, this is my house. You have to let me decide what is DIY, or DID (Do it by Dad), and when I need to call in a professional. I know that you re-puttying it would be cheaper, but I think that would be a 6 month fix. Getting them reglazed would be a 5 year fix. I could get all new windows, which would be a 20 year fix, but that would be so much more! So for this I don't want you to do anything or it will just cost me more to have the glazer take the putty out and then reglaze the windows. You know what I could use your help on if you want? ...."