Having sticky windows is a frustrating problem, but it doesn’t have to be! Learn how to solve your window issue quickly and easily with these simple steps. Are you ready to take your windows from sticky to smooth? Let Sean from American Window Concepts show you what you can do to improve the window itself.
The first thing you’ll need to do is remove the window sash. To do this, you’ll need to slide the window open all the way. Then you’re going to want to remove the window panel out of the frame by lifting the panel and tilting it out. Once you remove the window, you’ll immediately notice all the dust and grime trapped on the slider track below the window panel, the window rollers, and at the bottom of the weather strip.
After you’ve successfully removed the sash, it’s time to clean the window. A few focus areas include
the rollers and the weather strips at the bottom of the window panel. To do so, all you’ll need is a brush and a rag. Use you’re cleaning tools to brush or wipe off any debris. While you’re at it, take the time to wipe down the glass on both sides.
Once you’ve cleaned the window panel and its various components, you want to shift your attention to the window frame. While you can take a rag to the roller track at the bottom of the frame, you can take it a step further by removing it entirely. An easy way to do this is to take a flathead screwdriver to it. Gently ply where the tracks and the frame meet until you can lift the track out. After you’ve removed it, clean the crevices of the frame until you’re satisfied. Don’t be afraid to loosen any hardened dirt with water.
After you’ve cleaned it to your satisfaction, it’s time to put everything back together. Start with the rolling track, then put the window sash back. A great little trick we like to do is to spray the track with a dry film lubricant thoroughly before putting the panel back on. At American Window Concepts, we cannot recommend Sprayway’s all-purpose dry lubricant and release agent. We’re not sponsored in any way. It’s just that good.
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