Your sliding windows have sashes that slide along metal tracks. A dent or damage on these tracks prevents the window from gliding smoothly. Possible problems like rattling and exerting more effort to open or close the windows occur when your sliding windows have damaged parts. The windows might also get stuck if the locks are not functioning properly.
HOW TO DO DIY SLIDING WINDOW REPAIRS
The first step to getting your windows fixed is to know what parts are needed to be replaced. Purchasing parts that does not need replacing may be an unnecessary purchase and can be a hindrance to your budget (if you are in a tight budget). Once you know what needs to be replaced, the next step is to go to your local hardware store to purchase them.
Preparation is also important to getting your sliding windows fixed properly. Start off by cleaning the sash by using a stiff brush to remove small particles and debris off of the windows’ tracks. You can also use steel wool or sand paper to remove imperfections and dents to even out the surface. To effectively suck out the debris, use a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle.
Remove the sash properly by unscrewing the screws and put them in a safe position as they will be reinstalled later on.
If the problem is with the window’s glider, carefully remove it and take it to your local hardware store to have them let you purchase an exact match. The use of any other glider will result in your windows not being able to fit onto the frame, thus letting you waste precious cash.
Install other parts carefully and properly before reinstalling the sash. Take note of the parts that were taken out and replaced; any missing parts will result in the window not functioning properly (which means extra work for you). Double check everything first before reapplying the sash.
ALL THIS HARD WORK FOR FIXING SLIDING WINDOWS, IS THERE AN EASIER METHOD?
There is, in fact, an easier way to do this – let professionals take care of it. For instance, residents of Brisbane can take advantage of the services from Window Revival. They have sliding window repairs apart from their many other services offered.
For more information on what the company has to offer, you can give them a ring at 1300 882 482 or visit their website.