How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Hammerhead Your Own Question
Hammerhead, Home Improvement Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 65
Experience:  Windows Doors Siding Additions Decks
Type Your Home Improvement Question Here...
Hammerhead is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do i make my home windows slide open and close easier

Customer Question

I just moved into a house with wood windows that open up and down but the windows don't slide easily.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Hammerhead replied 10 years ago.
You can rub candle wax or a soft bar soap along the insides of the window tracks. You may have to do this frequently depending on how often you open the windows. Sometimes you can gently tap both sides of jambs to move them slightly and relieve a little pressure.
The last resort is to have the sashes removed and have them sanded along the sides. This should be done by a window professional if you're not very handy.
Hope This Helps -Hammerhead-

Related Home Improvement Questions