for cleaning purposes, would some kind soul please tell me how to
-remove- the decorative muntins (aka the plastic "grids") from the
window sash in Kinco aluminum-framed single-hung "series 40" windows?
grids in question best illustrated in the rightmost top and bottom images at
note kinco's "asp-contact them" online form is non-functional... :-(
also, their website has -zero- info on this subject, and, in fact,
doesn't even tell how to remove the sliding sash and screens (which I
figured out by now)
all kinds of tree krap, pollen, dirt, mold, and small organic debris is
behind the grids, especially near the sash edges/bottoms, between the
glass and the grids, plainly visible from indoors...not overly 'scenic'
do these rigid plastic grids "unsnap" or unfasten from the window sash?
(they aren't glued to the glass). if so, the removal method for them
isn't what I'd call "immediately apparent"...so how's a guy supposed to
clean ¾hind= the grids, especially near their edges? the best I can
manage so far is inserting a small thin wooden wedge mid-grid, to give
some small clearance*, but I'd -vastly- prefer to remove them, for
note: I'm =NOT= asking how to remove the moveable single-hung SASH from
the window FRAMES here...
*note the nuisance decorative grids are VERY rigid plastic =indeed=, so,
after I got about a quarter-inch clearance between grid-midpoint and
glass midpoint using the wooden wedge, I didn't want to insert a thicker
wedge, and risk glass breakage, or grid breakage...or both :-\. also,
there are no screws, "unclip push-tab ears" <or any other fastening
methods, for that matter> visible at grid edges, outside, or inside,
thanks much in advance for info