How To Remove All The Cracked Windows On Your House

What a pain it is to clean them all up. They are all so old, and so you can’t just throw them in the recycle bin.

What is it with old windows? They are so hard and often cracked that they simply never need to be fixed. But how do you know if you have cracked windows? The signs you should look for are obvious (crisp paint, etc.). We’ll provide you with a tip and instructions that will take you through the process of breaking down and replacing them, all without any hazardous chemicals. We’ll also give you a list that will help you identify the most common types of windows.

If you’re a homeowner who has a cracked window, here’s the tip:

Use a hammer to break off part of your old wooden or PVC siding so that you can access the old wooden door. Use your sledge hammer to pry the siding away from the door, exposing the crack. This crack is normally between the door and the window. If your siding is cedar, consider using a sharp-edged knife or scissors to pry the siding off. If your siding is made of fiberglass, consider using a power tool to remove the siding from the crack at a 45 degree angle. If you think this step is too scary, consider using a hammer and some wood screws, but make sure you practice this step carefully.

What’s the most common type of window?  Wood in the front and plastic in the back.

When you start looking at the cracks on your wood siding, it’s a good idea to avoid using anything that has metal or copper in it. These metals are very corrosive and can cause your wood siding to crack.

It’s actually pretty hard to tell if or how much metal you’ll need to cut away before you can access your old wooden door. But in this case, the crack was the only thing keeping that old wooden door closed. So, the obvious question is how do you access the door?

There are a few ways that would work. If you were going to try this yourself, you could:

Use a hammer and screwdriver to pry off the metal on the window latch from underneath. This would allow you to remove it. However, if you wanted you could just cut a hole under the window. Just pry the metal off from underneath so that the screwdriver blade does not touch the hinge itself. Screw the plastic latch back on and tighten the metal clip from under the window.

Other than those above approaches, how do you know what kind of metal you’ll have to cut off from underneath before you can get into the door?

First off, your window latch shouldn’t have any metal at all. There are usually four metal components to all those plastic parts on your old windows. The reason for this is the same reason that you could find a hole underneath a window latch. They don’t have metal. The metal parts will simply get damaged too often by rusting.

It looks like the latch was designed with plastic parts in mind, but it doesn’t work very well. It’s designed to stay permanently open, while metal parts rust and break. Now, the most direct approach to getting through the door to your old wooden door will be to use a hammer, hammering on the wood side of it against the metal sides. This method will still allow you to access your door.

Using a hammer and screwdriver, pry the metal latch back off. You should be able to remove the metal tab from the metal piece. The other two metal tabs are glued to the top of the door.

Next, you can pry the metal piece from underneath.

You should now be able to open the door.