aluminum wall panels Single Pane Window Glass Repair in an Aluminum Frame

by:Carlos     2019-04-01
Let us assume that you have old aluminum single-pane windows in your home.Let us assume that you have old aluminum single-pane windows in your home.One of the neighbor’s children threw a ballOne of the neighbor’s children threw a ball.(Your child will never do this(Your child will never do this!Depending on where you live in the countryDepending on where you live in the countryYou can pay for anything from $75 to $150 to fix it.You can pay for anything from $75 to $150 to fix it

WellIf you are willing to spend an hour or twoIf you are willing to spend an hour or twoYou can fix the window for about $20 or $30. I am not going to try to explain how to cut my own glass

I am not going to try to explain how to cut my own glass

I will explain how to take out the old glass

I will explain how to take out the old glass., measuring new glass, measuring new glassAnd install replacement glassAnd install replacement glass. SoLet us use this article to explain the most common aluminum frame window typesLet us use this article to explain the most common aluminum frame window types.If you have a sliding windowIf you have a sliding windowOne of the panels will be stationaryOne of the panels will be stationaryAnd the other will slide back and forthAnd the other will slide back and forth. If the slider is broken. If the slider is brokenYou just have to lift and swing downYou just have to lift and swing down. If the bottom won't come out. If the bottom won't come out, check the top wheel, check the top wheel. Sometimes the top wheel is adjusted upwards, so the slider cannot be removed. Sometimes the top wheel is adjusted upwards, so the slider cannot be removed. Simply loosen the screw that holds the roller in place and lift it hard. Simply loosen the screw that holds the roller in place and lift it hard. This should push the roller. This should push the rollerAllows you to delete panelsAllows you to delete panels. Place the panel on the table and measure only the width and height of the glass. Place the panel on the table and measure only the width and height of the glass. Make this measurement and add 1/2" to the width and height. Make this measurement and add 1/2" to the width and height. This is the size of the new glass you need to order

This is the size of the new glass you need to order

Measuring the thickness of old glass. Measuring the thickness of old glass. It will be 1/8" or a little smaller. It will be 1/8" or a little smaller. Thin glass is called a single strength and is actually about 3/32". Thin glass is called a single strength and is actually about 3/32". 1/8" glass is called double strength glass. 1/8" glass is called double strength glass. Be sure to order the right one. Be sure to order the right one. If you order double strength glass, because you think it is stronger than the old single strength glass. If you order double strength glass, because you think it is stronger than the old single strength glassYou will have to regroup the pictures for a whileYou will have to regroup the pictures for a while. This tiny 1/32" difference may be the real pain of the neck. This tiny 1/32" difference may be the real pain of the neckTrust me.Trust me., you want to replace a single strength with a single strength, you want to replace a single strength with a single strength.NowIt's time to take apart the frame and remove all the old glassIt's time to take apart the frame and remove all the old glass. Be sure to wear a pair of heavy gloves to avoid cuts

Be sure to wear a pair of heavy gloves to avoid cuts

You can find a screw in every corner of the frame

You can find a screw in every corner of the frame

You want to remove two of these screws at the opposite corners. You want to remove two of these screws at the opposite corners. SoIf you remove the screw at the bottom leftIf you remove the screw at the bottom leftYou also need to delete one in the upper right cornerYou also need to delete one in the upper right corner. Now, take the rubber 槌, take the rubber 槌, slide one of the corners off the table where the screws have been removed, slide one of the corners off the table where the screws have been removed, tap the frame to separate it from the glass, tap the frame to separate it from the glass. Put half of the frame aside. Put half of the frame asideAnd then do the same thing for the other halfAnd then do the same thing for the other half. Now you should have two halves of the frame. Now you should have two halves of the frame, a piece of rubber, a piece of rubberThere are still many glassesThere are still many glasses. Throw away all the glasses. Throw away all the glassesAnd then clean the rubberAnd then clean the rubberTo make sure to take out every piece of glass from thereTo make sure to take out every piece of glass from there.When you get the replacement glass homeWhen you get the replacement glass homePut it on the table with a long side and a short sidePut it on the table with a long side and a short side. Place the rubber on the two overhanging edges. Place the rubber on the two overhanging edges. Put half of the frame. Put half of the frame(Which half is okay(Which half is okay) leaning on the glass, first open the corner) leaning on the glass, first open the corner. Then tap the long side onto the rubber until it is in place. Then tap the long side onto the rubber until it is in place. Then do the short side. Then do the short side. Now, put the other two sides on the table and perform the same steps, put the other two sides on the table and perform the same steps. Finally, install screws in the corner, install screws in the corner. Put the panel back and you're done

Put the panel back and you're done

If the broken pane is a still partIf the broken pane is a still partThere is some extra work to get the panel outThere is some extra work to get the panel out. You need to remove the slider first. You need to remove the slider first, then remove the two screws that hold the center rod in place, then remove the two screws that hold the center rod in place. Tap the center rod from the panel until it leaves the side of the panel. Tap the center rod from the panel until it leaves the side of the panelPut it aside.Put it aside

Then tap the edge of the frame to pull it out of the channel that connects to the wall. Then tap the edge of the frame to pull it out of the channel that connects to the wall. Once it is away from the side channel. Once it is away from the side channelYou can lift it up like a sliderYou can lift it up like a slider. You can remove and install the glass in the frame just like you would with a slider. You can remove and install the glass in the frame just like you would with a sliderPut the frame back into the openingPut the frame back into the opening, point it into the side channel, point it into the side channel, install center rod and screw, install center rod and screwAnd install the sliding panelAnd install the sliding panelThat's it.That's it.You Finished:You Finished:. If your window does not match this description. If your window does not match this descriptionDo not be alarmed!Do not be alarmed!! I will try to cover all possible window configurations in the next few weeks.! I will try to cover all possible window configurations in the next few weeks

SoI will chat with you next week.I will chat with you next week

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