Installation & Finishing

AAMA Window and Door Installation Instructions

Milgard is a charter member of American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Our replacement and new construction windows and doors comply with and use AAMA's installation instructions. For window and door installer instructions, how to, step by step and installation guides download a PDF below.

Note: These instructions are for review only. Please contact a Milgard representative if you need a hard copy of the installation instructions.

New Construction Installation

AAMA 2400-10: Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with a Mounting Flange in Open Stud Frame Construction for Low Wind/Water Exposure (.99M pdf)

Replacement Installation

AAMA 2410-13: Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame (.99M pdf)

Milgard Installation Supplement

Installation Supplement: Common tools and materials for installation and guidelines for lead (233K pdf)

Essence Installation Supplement:  For Essence Glider, Double Hung, Casement, Awning, Direct Set Picture, and Radius/Gable Picture replacement windows. (719K pdf)

Essence Sliding Glass Door Nailfin Installation Supplement:  For the new Essence sliding glass door (341kb pdf)

Essence Sliding Glass Door Block Frame Installation Supplement:  For the new Essence sliding glass door (545kb pdf)

Field Installation Instructions for Milgard Vinyl Patio Doors

Sliding Patio Doors - Flush Fin: Step-by-step instructions with photos on how to remove previous doorways and install new flush fin sliding patio doors.

Sliding Patio Doors - Mounting Flange: Step-by-step instructions with photos on installation of a mounting flange sliding patio door in new construction.

Swinging Doors Installation Guide: Step-by-step instructions with diagrams on how to install a swinging door.

Essence Series® Exterior Trim Installation Instructions

Doors

Windows

Transoms

Brickmould - Integral (with transom)

Brickmould - Integral

 

Brickmould - Nail Fin

Brickmould - Nail Fin 3 sides (door with transom)

Brickmould - Nail Fin

Brickmould - Nail Fin 3 Sides

Brickmould - Nail Fin

Flat Casing - Integral

Flat Casing Flush Joint - Integral

Flat Casing - Integral

Flat Casing Miter Joint - Integral

 

Flat Casing Flush Joint - Nail Fin

Flat Casing Flush Joint - Nail Fin 3 Sides

Flat Casing Flush Joint - Nail Fin

Flat Casing Flush Joint - Nail Fin 3 Sides

Flat Casing Flush Joint - Nail Fin 3 Sides

Flat Casing Miter Joint - Nail Fin

Flat Casing Miter Joint - Nail Fin 3 Sides

Flat Casing Miter Joint - Nail Fin

Flat Casing Miter Joint - Nail Fin 3 Sides

Flat Casing Miter Joint - Nail Fin

Sill Horn

Sill Horn

Sill Horn

Stucco Key

Stucco Key

 

Groove Filler - Integral

Groove Filler - Integral  

Groove Filler - Nail Fin

Groove Filler - Nail Fin Groove Filler - Nail Fin

 

Stucco Tape Guidelines

Stucco Tape Guidelines: Guidelines for use of stucco tape with painted vinyl and/or fiberglass products.

Installation of Winkhaus Locking Hardware for Fiberglass Patio Doors

Winkhaus Installation Guide: Step-by-step instructions with photos on how to install Winkhaus locking hardware on fiberglass patio doors. [Note: This hardware is no longer available. These instructions are being kept here as a helpful reference.]

Installation Masters™ Training Opportunities

Take advantage of the Installation Masters™ Training and Certification Program. This nationwide training and certification program was developed by AAMA for new construction and replacement installers of windows and exterior glass doors in residential and light commercial markets. Milgard provides many of the accredited instructors.

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