3 Reasons Your Window Won’t Open and How to Fix It

There’s nothing more frustrating than being trapped in a stale room and not being able to open a window. Now that spring is approaching, keep these stuck-window secrets in your back pocket for the next time you want to let in some fresh air.


  • The window isn’t meant to open. This may sound obvious, but check and make sure that the window you’re trying to open was built to open at all. Some newer homes have single pane windows that cannot be opened. If you can’t see any hinges and the window is a single pane, you’ll more than likely have to look into replacement windows in Burlington County if you want to introduce some fresh air into your space. You should also double-check the locks to make sure the window is open; some windows have multiple sets of locks.


  • The window is sealed closed by a layer of paint. Occasionally, painters will close a window before the paint on the frame has finished drying, effectively sealing the window closed with a layer of paint. Look closely at the sill of your window. Is a coat of paint connecting the window to the sill? If so, you can use a razor blade or putty knife to cut through the seal gently and pry the window open. If the window still will not open, check outside and see if the paint is causing the exterior to be sealed as well.


  • The frame of the window is damaged. Structural damage to the window will cause the panes to be out of place and will prevent the window from moving properly when you try to open it. Check your window’s exterior and interior frame for damage. If your window frame has been damaged, you’ll need to visit our team at New Window Factory Sales, Inc. for windows in Camden County to find a replacement.


Do you need to replace a window in your home? Purchasing energy-efficient Enviro-Star windows supplied by New Window Factory Sales, Inc. is the ideal way to upgrade in time for spring. Give our team a call today at 856-546-1120 to learn more!