How to Replace Glass in a Metal Storm Window
A broken storm window won't properly protect your home from the elements. Fix it with our step-by-step instructions.
A storm window can't do its job of protecting your home from the harsh weather if it's damaged. For windows with cracks, shattered panes, or torn screens, it's best to take care of problems right away.
Metal storm and screen windows are frequent troublemakers, partly because they are often of poor quality and may have been hastily installed. You can sometimes, but not always, purchase replacement parts; manufacturers are often regional and may be out of business. Storm windows have a number of small plastic and metal parts that are easily broken. In addition to corner keys, you may need to replace sliding locks, sash hangers, and pull tabs. The weatherstripping often compresses or comes out; use a spline roller to replace it with new weatherstripping. For a tighter seal consider installing better-quality storms.
Follow along with our instructions below to replace glass in a metal storm door.