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    Default How do I repair broken window?

    Hi, I am buying an older home it has one broken window. The windows are aluminum, two panes across. And have a storm window which is fine. I have changed out several panes in the past on an older grid type window without any problem.
    This window however is boarded up and does not easily move up and down. Can I change out the pane like I did on my grid windows or...suggestion? Thanks.

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    Default Re: How do I repair broken window?

    By "two pains across" do you mean the window is double paned, as in there is a pane of glass on the inside and a pane of glass on the outside?
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    Default Re: How do I repair broken window?

    Can you post a picture for clarification?
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    Default Re: How do I repair broken window?

    Yes, some pictures would be helpful. Some aluminum frames you have to disassemble the frame to replace the glass.
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    Default Re: How do I repair broken window?

    Hi guys, me again. I have a photo of the window, hopefully I attached it correctly. Thank you! J
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    Default Re: How do I repair broken window?

    Oof! Tough to guess from that pic, but it looks like the windows are puttied in from the outside. Remove the putty and the glass (or plywood ) should come out with ease. Insert new glass, install new glazing compound (putty ). After the putty cures, prime and paint it.

    Can you get a better shot of where the glass meets the frame? In particular, in the bottom of the picture above, there seems to be a gap in what looks to be glazing compound.
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    Default Re: How do I repair broken window?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicegirl40cheetos View Post
    Hi guys, me again. I have a photo of the window, hopefully I attached it correctly. Thank you! J
    J, it is really hard to tell from the pic. It looks to me like the wood is just caulked into place and the glass may be held in by a removable rubber strip.

    You should be able to pick up some dry lubricant spray at your local hardware store. Not as messy as WD40.
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