Proper single hung Sash Removal for Milgard Windows

In this step by step video you’re shown how to properly remove a single hung sash on a Milgard window. The sash is the operable portion of the window. You should have a basic understanding of simple hand tools to undertake this project.  Remember to wear eye protection and keep pets and small children out of the area when performing this process.

The tools required for this project include:

  1. Flathead screwdriver
  2. Safety glasses
  3. Gloves

There is a silver take-out clip on either side of the jam.  With the sash closed, use a flathead screwdriver to pop the clips out at a 45 degree angle.  Preform this action on both take out clips.  Remove the sash stops, which are located in the top corners of the window.  Slide the sash up until you feel it disengage.  You’ll want to be sure that both sides catch on the take-out clips.  Once they catch, you’ll want to be able to see the bottom of the spring-loaded balancers and you know you’re past the engagement point.  Slide the sash to one side and remove.  To re-insert the sash, place it above the bottom of the balancer, line up the sash, push it in, make sure you have a clearance on the other side and balance it back and forth until you feel both tops catch. Slide the sash down about an inch or two.  Make sure you don’t see the balancer or any metal on either side of the spring.  Push in both of your take-out clips, and bring down the sash.  Finally, re-install the sash stops.