Cleaning Aluminum Framed Windows

by Alison

I'm trying to clean the black spots that have built up in the space between my aluminum-framed windows with two panes of glass that slide separately (though I'm not sure you'd call them storm windows?) My problem is that on all of the windows there is only one portion that lifts out of the frame (generally the right side, but on the picture windows the frames on either side of the center move). However, in another portion of the window with the two layers of glass both inside and outside layers seem to be fixed in the frame, as they don't slide back and forth. Is there an easy or recommended way to get into the space between those fixed panes of glass?

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Cleaning Aluminum Framed Windows
by: Ray Croskrey

Because there are so many different designs of this type of window it is really hard for me to give you any accurate suggestions without actually seeing it in person but I will give it my best. The first thing that comes to mind is that after the side panes are removed the inside of the picture pane may be able to be removed as well by lifting it upward and out of its track but not sure.
If the two panes of glass are truly permanent and one of them cannot be removed, unfortunately there probably is no real good way to clean in between them. If there is a large enough gap between the two panes I would remove my squeegee bar from its handle and wrap a towel around it. Next I would spray a foaming glass cleaner onto the insides of both panes. Then I would push the squeegee bar with towel in between the panes and try to wipe it up and down repeating the process until the glass was as clean as I could get it.

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