Can I replace the broken glass in an aluminum frame window?Yes! To replace the broken glass in an aluminum frame window, you’ll need a rubber mallet and a Phillips-head screwdriver, or a large flat-head screwdriver or a pry bar.
Many homes in Phoenix have “single-hung” aluminum-frame windows, with one fixed panel or “sash” and another one that slides up and down.
Here’s how to replace the broken glass in a single-hung aluminum window frame, in five easy steps:
- Remove the sliding panel by lifting the frame up and swinging the bottom out of the track. If you need to remove the fixed panel, use your Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the screws at the top and bottom.
- Wear gloves, and once you have removed the broken glass, disassemble the frame by removing the four Phillips-head screws in the four corners of the frame.
- Pull the separate frame pieces apart. They may need a few light taps with a good rubber mallet. Sometimes you can force the corner pieces of the frame apart with a large flat-head screwdriver or pry bar.
- Be careful not to tear the rubber gasket holding the glass in the frame. Once you have dismantled the frame and removed the rubber gasket, discard the broken glass pane.
- Slip the rubber gasket over the edge of the new glass pane. Then slip the aluminum frame over the gasket, resecure the frame with the 4 previously removed screws and reinstall the window in the frame opening.