How to Clean a Milgard Window or Patio Door

For this project you’ll need safety glasses, gloves, glass cleaner, mild soap, a cleaning pad, paper towels, soft cloth, and a soft brush.


Please Note:  Never use any of the following materials to clean your window or patio door, as they may damage to glass, frame, or insulating seal: petroleum-based cleaners, caustic chemicals, razor blades, putty knives, abrasive pads, or high pressure water hoses.  Also, do not remove any grease or lubricant found on hardware such as rollers, locks, or casement/awning operators.


To clean vinyl or fiberglass, first remove debris such as leaves, bird droppings, or sand with a soft brush or a cleaning pad as shown.  Next, wash the surface with warm water, a mild soap, and a soft cloth.  Never use a dry cloth as this may scratch the finish.  To clean the glass, first use a mild soap and water, or use an ammonia free glass cleaner.  Dry the glass cleaner or the soapy water with a soft cloth.  After cleaning ensure there is no condensation on the inside of the window pane.  If this is the case and the glass unit is faulty, contact the Milgard service department.  To clean the screen use a soft brush with soapy water and gently brush the screen, Rinse the screen with water and dry with a soft cloth.

For our wood interior products, such as essence, clean the exterior as mention before.  For the wood interior we cannot specify a cleaning procedure that will be safe for the finish.  Care must be used to not allow water to remain on the wood for extended periods of time, as this can damage the wood.