Help needed on this old aluminum windows

Old 03-09-22, 08:13 AM
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Help needed on this old aluminum windows

Hello guys,

We bought a property built in 1950s and it had old aluminum windows. We were looking into replacing them with new vinyl ones but the time estimate I got is 8-12 weeks. For the time being, we would like to use this. The main issue with the windows are - most of them have no locks, or it is broken. I have attached pics (good vs bad). I asked some handymans but they are not sure how to repair. Is there any way I can replace it or repair it? Any help would be appreciated.

Old 03-09-22, 08:27 AM
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The easiest temporary fix is to simply cut a piece of wood or steel rod to lay in the window track, physically blocking it so the window can't slide open.

You can also drill a hole through the frame of the interior pane's frame and half way through the exterior frame and insert a pin/nail. Of course you have to be careful with your drilling location to not hit that glass (which will instantly break it).
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Old 03-09-22, 08:35 AM
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Easy, quick and effective. No chance of drilling in wrong spot and cracking window.

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