In the old days I would have reglazed a metal window frame in much the
same way as a wooden one: scraped out all the gunge, put a smooth, thin
layer of linseed oil putty all around the frame, eased the glass into
place and replaced the beading but I suspect that a) that might not have
been the right way and b) that's not how people do it nowadays.
Is it all done with silicon sealant today? Any useful tips would be much
On Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:52:54 UTC, Nick Odell wrote:
Linseed putty is the traditional way, it works well enough, just need to overpaint once skinned it so it lasts.
Tip? Make sure you've got secondary glazing, heat loss through metal frames is terrible.
Yes, we've got aluminium double glazes windows here - no idea
how old they are but there obviously isn't a thermal barrier,
so ice cold frames and lots of condensation!
We're going to replace them with uPVC when the weather gets a
On Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:46:08 UTC, Terry Casey wrote:
condensation which seeps between the frame and casement and then freezes, making it dfficult to open the window to wipe away the condensation.
And the paint blisters off the outside.
On the upside, at least my windows don't look as nice as the council tenant neighbours'
Which is not advisable.
DG units in Timber frames should be dry mounted.
Support the glass on special rot-proof packers to leave a gap below
and each side, fix the glass to the frame inner rebate with double sided
butyl tape, then affix the glazing bars to the outside face of the glass
with more butyl tape and pin them into the frame with stainless steel
The bottom glazing bar should be a J moulding that sits on 3 mm packers
allowing any water to drain away and not allow the glass to sit in a
puddle of water in contact with the frame.
You are probably all desperate to find out why I want to reglaze a metal
window frame, aren't you?
Well, I'm going to tell you anyway. If you don't want to know, just
avoid the Flanders and Swan thread below...
Oh, and thanks for the advice. Really appreciated, as always!
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