How to get the screen out of a two-track storm window?
We'd like to remove the screen in the guest room upstairs to put in an air conditioner for my mother's two-month summer visit, but can't figure out how to remove the screen.
The storms in that room 20-year-old two track storms. The window sash moves up, and the lower panel of the storm moves up (after squeezing tabs to release them).
The screen sits right under the upper storm in the same track. The upper storm does not appear to move.
The only apparent ways to remove the screen are:
- take the sash off and disassemble the storms/screen.
- throw a chair through it
- two tiny flexible tabs along one side that don't seem to have any effect when pulled on. I found a mention that there should be squeeze-clips that will allow the screens to be pulled out, but that are sometimes installed backwards. There is no sign of anything like that.
Did I mention that these windows are on the second floor?
Thanks for any help. Familial happiness depends on it.