Storm Sash Storm Sash
A storm sash can be handy to keep out the weather, but they can be difficult to remove. A storm sash is an extra window that has been placed over the first to add extra protection. They can be painted on or nailed shut if a previous owner did not want to have their windows open.
• Step 1: Check to see if there are any nails or screws holding the storm sash in place and remove them. They are usually well hidden or painted over, so check carefully.
• Step 2: Run a sharp knife around the edges of the storm sash on the outside and the inside. This helps separate it from the frame if they have been painted together.
• Step 3: Pry the storm sash out of the frame carefully. You may need to use a hair dryer to make the sash shrink if it is wet.
Preventing a Storm Sash From Getting Stuck
To prevent your storm sash from getting stuck again, you should make sure that you don't paint over it while it is still in the window frame. This is a common mistake people make as they paint their windows. Take the storm sash out and paint it separately, then return it to the window once they have dried.