Product Care How-To Videos

These short videos will show you how you can easily maintain your Milgard windows and doors. A little routine care and cleaning will ensure your windows and doors will continue to be their best.

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It only takes 10 minutes to adjust the window vent on a horizontal slider window when you notice the reveal is off. The word “reveal” refers to a small amount of open space between the sash and the frame. Adjusting the roller wheels will help align the window again.

The single hung window has a vent stop on each side of the window at the top of the jamb. It’s very easy to pry this out with your fingers and easily reinstall when needed. This process will take less than 2 minutes.

Be sure to read the instructions before you begin to get familiar with the window terminology. This project will require a new SmartTouch® lock from Milgard and Phillips head screwdriver. Please allow at least 10 minutes to complete.

For a single hung or double hung window, you can use this guide to learn how to remove and re-install the block and tackle balancer. Be sure to have the necessary parts from Milgard before you begin and read the entire  guide before you start. Allow 20 minutes to complete the project.

 

If you have a question about your window, our customer service representatives will ask you to provide the sales order number (SO number) in order to identify your window in our system. This video will help you to locate the SO number on your window. Download instructions for more information.

This video will show you how to properly open, close and operate the tilt feature on a Milgard® vinyl double-hung window. Download instructions for more information.

This video will show you how to properly replace the SmartTouch® Lock on your Milgard® window. Download instructions for more information.

This video shows how to remove and reinsert both sashes in a double hung window. A double hung window means that both “sashes” (where the glass sits in the frame) operate independently. Both sashes on Milgard double hung windows can be removed for easy cleaning. Download instructions for more information.

Learn how to best clean and lubricate a Milgard hinged window. Hinged windows, such as awning and casement windows, need hinge and arm lubrication to operate smoothly. Download instructions for more information

This video will show you how to properly open, close and operate the tilt feature on a Milgard® Essence Series® double-hung window. Download instructions for more information.

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You should only need 10 minutes and some simple hand tools to replace the SmartTouch® handle on a Milgard sliding glass door. Be sure to have the new handle ready before you begin, along with a Phillips head screwdriver.

This project requires a new swing door handle from Milgard and your Phillips head screwdriver. Be sure to read the instructions prior to getting started and keep both the interior and exterior handle pointing the same direction.

If you have a question about your window, our customer service representatives will ask you to provide the sales order number (SO number) in order to identify your window in our system. This video will help you to locate the SO number on your window. Download instructions for more information.

Milgard in-swing and out-swing doors have two types of hinges. In this video, you will learn how to adjust the lift off hinge. Adjusting the hinges can help eliminate door drag on the frame, correctly distribute door weight and increase functionality of your swinging door. Download instructions for more information. Need help identifying your hinge? View this document.

This video will show you how to replace the lock snib, which is the mechanism used to engage the lock. If the snib is damaged or broken, it should be replaced. Download instructions for more information.

Learn how to remove and adjust a Milgard patio door screen and lock. This how-to video shows the correct way to remove and reinsert a patio screen door. It also shows how to adjust the patio door lock in case the locking mechanism isn’t connecting. Download instructions for more information.

This video will show you how to properly adjust the lock and handle on your Milgard sliding glass door. Download instructions for more information.

Learn the best way to clean and lubricate a Milgard sliding patio door. The cleaning and lubrication process is quick and easy to complete. Routine maintenance is required to keep your sliding door operating as smoothly. Download instructions for more information.

The mortice latch is the metal latch mechanism that is on the operating side of a Milgard French swing door. This latch connects to the door frame to keep it from opening on its own. These latches are adjustable and can turn front or back. This how-to video shows how to change the direction if it gets turned the wrong way. Download instructions for more information.

Learn how to install a door roller on Milgard patio doors. This tutorial will give step-by-step procedures on how to remove the operable part of the patio door from the frame, replace the door rollers, and reinsert the door back in the frame. Download instructions for more information.

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