Years of harsh weather conditions and sometimes, lack of maintenance, can lead to worn out window frames. To protect them from damaging pretty often, regular care is needed no matter what type of window frame it may be. Wooden, vinyl, and aluminum frames need special care, so that they last for a longer time and will safeguard your home as well. Let’s take a look at how each of these different frame repairs is done.Regular frames are made of wood that often get rotten spots on them. It’s a safety issue because a weak frame can let water trickle down during rain and/or melting snow inside the house. This will eventually spoil the frame and make the window pane fall off. To avoid any serious damages, follow the steps to repair the wooden frame mentioned below.Wooden frame repair is needed if more than 10% of the window is damaged. To remove the rotten wood from the frame, use a screwdriver to scrape it out.

Apply wood preservative on the frame to treat it, although I suggest you apply the preservative on the entire frame. This will minimize the chances of damaging more wood near the infected area.
Take wood putty and fill the hollowed area. It all depends on how deep the damage is for you to use the putty. If it is considerably hollow, then you might have to build the putty in thin layers, so that it looks like the actual frame. Let it dry for a day or two.
Smooth the area with a sandpaper and paint the entire frame.Has it happened with you, that your window just won’t stay up and/or fell off suddenly whenever you tried to unlock it? Don’t think you’re risking anything by repairing the frame on your own. Just follow these simple steps to perfect vinyl frames.Open the lock and lower the top window, so that you open the spring which sits against the frame. It will be held together with a screw.
Remove them both (spring and screw). The old window will have the name of the manufacturer on it, so that you can buy the correct replacement window. Basically, it would be a U-value of 0.3 or less. This will provide with the best insulation year round. If the U-value is even lower than 0.3, it will be better, as it is more energy efficient.

Now that you have the new vinyl frame, tilt the window forward and install the frame on top of the window. Gently push the window back to its original place and reattach the screw and spring.There are two major advantages to aluminum frame repair. One, it is low on maintenance; two, it will insulate your home during winters and keep it breezy during summers. There are few repairs that need to be taken care of which are practically inexpensive.The screen sash needs to be removed before we start with the aluminum frame repair.

Now remove the glass or plastic glazing from the frame. There might be some metal keys secured in the corners. You will have to unscrew them from one or two sides. The corners may be pinched and for that you will need an awl to take out the keys that have secured the glazing.
Buy a new glazing which is 2 mm smaller than the inside frame proportion. This will give it room to expand and contract accordingly. Place the glazing on top of the glass, press it down the frame, and piece it together at the corners. For pinched corners, place the glass inside the frame and then place the glaze between them.Just an at-home tip for any kind of window frame repair – regular window cleaning and repainting them as often as needed. This will prevent the frames from getting damaged or perhaps worse.