DIY Window Repair Guide

This online illustrated guide will show you basic DIY Window Repair steps for How to Open a Stuck Window and also How to Replace a Window Screen

Don't you hate when you buy a house or come back to your summer cottage and find the windows are stuck and you can not open them.

The problem of opening windows have been a problem for centuries, but with knowledge and a little ingenuity, different ways have been found to allow you to open stuck windows .

Simple Steps For Opening a Stuck Window

 
Windows can get stuck multiple ways, like paint, humidity, and dirt.

Some of the best ways to ensure your windows do not get stuck is monthly cleansing and taping around your windows prior to painting.

So take a moment and read and watch this article on How you can get your windows unstuck.

Included are the equipment and procedures that will be used.

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Fix That Stuck Window.

You will first start with the cloth and cleaning solution.

Make sure you clean around the window,sashes,and channels to ensure dirt and grime is not getting you window stuck.

Utilize the tooth brush to get into tight areas.

Second part will be squirting a liberal amount of WD40 in the channel so they are lubricated.

By squirting WD40 in the window channel, you will be lubricating the metal channels that allow the window to move with ease.

Third part is when you dab a little bit of paint thinner on a rag and rub off any excess amount of paint. 

New construction workers tend to be in a hurry, and forget to double check to see if they have painted shut the windows.

If all else fails and the window is wooden, use a paint scraper and wedge the scrapper in the sash where the window meets the wall.

Gently wedge the scraper in and wiggle all around the window.

Remember to ensure your window does not get stuck in the future make sure you tape before painting, lube every month, and open windows consistently.

How To Replace A Window Screen

Screens on windows can help protect and help improve your quality of life during the long and hot summer months.

While the screens on windows can hold out most debris, there are times that the screens in your windows become compromised.

Now you could have the option and bring the screens down to the local hardware store, or you could learn how to repair and maintain your own screens. Why you may ask?

While it may be easier to just bring your screens down to the local hardware store, being able to fix and maintain your own screens will allow you to save more money while also gaining a sense of accomplishment.

 


Items You Will Need for Repairing Window Screens

Detailed below is the information that will allow you to become accustomed to screens windows and how you can fix and maintain them.

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Replacing Screens in Windows

Take your window screen out of the window first.

There are generally two pulls out buttons that you will pull at the same time.

After removing your window, Inspect the surrounding outer edges for paint, grime, and others pieces of debris. Wash and dry.

Take a putty knife and pull out the rubber spline, or take a staple remover and remove staples on wooden frames.

After the removal of the rubber spline, your screen will be removed and discarded.

Unwind a portion of screen, leaving about three inches over the frame.

Cut remainder portion of screen.

Utilize the screen tool and roll the screen down the longest area.

Make sure screen is tucked in properly.

Continue around the screen ensuring you are keeping tension taunt.

When you get to a corner, cut the corner to allow for tension.

You will now take the replacement rubber spline and start from the top of side 1.

Using you rolling tool push the spline inside the crevice on all sides. Do not cut the rubber spline around the corner, but take your time .

Cut the remaining screen and discard.

Important!

While it may be easier to just bring your screens down to the local hardware store, being able to fix and maintain your own screens is pretty simple to do

Upgrading Windows and Doors

Selling your house takes effort but simple remodeling tricks can add value to your home and increase the selling price.

One of the most important issues to resolve before selling a house is whether or not the windows need replacing.

Today, more than at any point history, new windows and fittings are important to home buyers as create a more energy-efficient home.

Emphasis that is placed on "green" living and saving energy can work for you when you sell your house.

That’s not because people want to save the planet – they want to save their money.

If you can offer new windows that are durable and keep the heat in effectively, it’s a definite selling point for anyone looking to buy a home.

Technology changes rapidly and some of that technology includes changes in window materials.

From the old wooden-framed windows to new aluminum and composite frames, windows are definitely keeping up with the changes.

When you replace the windows in your home, take the time to check the sills and frames for rot or wear.

Soft sills and rotting frames will need to be replaced when you take the old windows out of the home.

Replacing wooden frames with metal frames adds plenty of value to your home as it means they are more durable and will last into the future.

Break the Mold

Keep in mind that you do not have to fit your new windows into that old window space.

There are plenty of options for bowed windows and bay windows for your home.

Window frames and sills can be modified to fit these new styles of windows and the beautiful view will pay for itself.

You can even choose specialty windows that come in odd shapes but fit into a standard frame.

These windows add a fun look to the outside of your home, keeping it modern and exciting and is a great way to give your house a little more personality.

Etched glass and colored glass are also great additions to your windows and doors.

A few colored panels in your windows bring elegant light into the home for very little additional cost.

Doors

Doors are another easy fix when adding value to your home. Doors can be purchased at most home stores and are simple to install.

Along with your new doors and windows, you might add a security system.

The addition of the system can be another selling point for your home and, since you are installing windows anyway, the work is not as difficult.

Windows and doors are some of the areas of the house that loose the most heat.

Ensure that you invest in double-paned glass as these new windows are energy efficient can save you 20% or more on each month's electric bill.

Replacing those old sliding glass doors with French doors can also increase the value of your home.

French doors add a modern and stylish look to the patio entrance or pool area.

The addition of new windows and doors not only adds value to your home, but also makes it safer and more energy efficient – something that buyers are desperate for. 

More Resources

Here are some products to help you with DIY window repair projects that you can buy online that I think look very useful:



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