How to Repair a Casement Window that Sticks How to Repair a Casement Window that Sticks

What You'll Need

If you have to repair a casement window in your home, there could be many reasons why it is not functioning correctly. Much depends on the material that the window is made from as to its behavior over the years. This is how to solve a sticking window.

Step 1 – Removing the Window

If your casement window is made of wood you may find that some windows will start to stick after a while or certain times of year. Unscrew the hinges and remove the window that is sticking. If it is just sticking very slightly you may be able to sand off the excess area that causes the problem and then put the window back on.

Step 2 – Plane

Use a small hand held plane to shave off a few millimeters of the wood on the edge that sticks. Do not take too much off because if the wood has expanded due to damp and cold weather it will retract back and may leave you with a gap.

Step 3 – Replace

Replace the window and tighten the screws on the hinges correctly and test the window. If you have planed off just the right amount then you should have a nice snug fitting window once more.

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