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Old 04-10-15, 01:47 PM
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Unable to remove screens from 1960's storm windows

The house was built in 1960 with aluminum storm windows. After watching countless Youtube videos, I still have no idea how I'm supposed to get the screens off these windows. There are no tabs or spring latches. We have tried pulling them out from inside and outside, but they are obviously not intended to be removed that way and end up severely bent.

The storm windows have metal tabs held in with screws (shown in photos). I believe those windows can be removed from outside once the screens are off. Photo #4 has a metal piece that looks broken/doesn't go all the way up the frame. All the windows are like that on the left side, but the storm window doesn't go high enough to slide out of that.

Does anyone know how these windows work?

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Old 04-10-15, 03:21 PM
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They could be spring loaded. Try to pry them to one side or the other.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 03:41 PM
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You have to completely remove the lower front storm window sash from the frame. (4th picture, loosen thumb turns, and raise bottom of panel above the end of the track that's a few inches above the thumb turn... then pull the bottom of the panel toward you so that it's in front of the track and lower it until it comes out of the track. Once you do that, you will probably need to lift the top of the screen frame to lift the top sash slightly (edges of the screen may be crusted in with dirt and may not want to move) and once you do that the top of the screen frame will pull in toward you... then lift it up all the way to the top until you can slip it out of the track that prevents it from falling forward.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 03:45 PM
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X...do you want me to delete the post where the colors made it unreadable? I already took the color out.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 04:03 PM
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Yes! thanks.......................................
 
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Old 04-10-15, 04:24 PM
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Becky got it..................thx Lady!
 
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Old 04-10-15, 05:35 PM
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Ohhh X Sleeper thank you so much! I was able to get the storm window and screen out. Now I can finally get all the grime off these dang windows.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 06:15 PM
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Glad to help! They probably haven't been washed since the 60's either! Good luck with that!

There is usually some kind of tension spring toward the top that pushes against the front of the storm window sash... that's probably what's stopping the top sash a few inches short of the notch when you lift it. But with some muscle you push it up under that tension spring... and once it clears the notch, you can then pull it toward you.... and yank it back down.
 
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I've always found prying with a putty knife to be beneficial but you do need to use care as it doesn't take much to bend the frame.
 
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