I just fixed up a bunch of storm windows on a friends house, they were
loose and basically flapping in the wind! Anyway, I used paraffin wax
for lubricant. I prefer it to grease, oil, and even silicone in some
Nobody else said it, so I will- step one is to field-strip and clean out
all the gunk and debris in the tracks, rollers,glide blocks, or
whatever. Is this up-and-down sashes (uncommon in aluminum around here),
or horizontal sliding? Also use Mk I eyeball and a straightedge to make
sure nothing is bent. Post a photo someplace, and we can probably give
Aluminum windows actually ride on plastic guides. These can wear out but
replacements are available at glass shops. Also dirt and crud can
accumulate to cause grief.
The first stem is to define why you are having a symptom, once you correct
the "why" the symptom should no longer be an issue.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
For aluminum windows, I use saw wax. It's non-staining, doesn't
run and stays put. It's also handy for sliding drawers, wood or
metal. Of course, it's lubricates saw blades too. I think I've
seen it in the big box stores but any hardware store should have
it in stock.
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