Can I replace the broken glass in an aluminum frame window?

19 April 2012
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:

  1. 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.

  2. Once you remove the broken window, disassemble the frame by removing the four Phillips-head screws in the four corners of the frame.

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