How to Clean a Milgard Window or Patio Door

For the best aesthetic look to your home, it is imperative to keep all of your windows and glass doors clean. Use the information in this guide to how to clean a Milgard window or patio door so that they shine. (Please make sure to read our FAQs disclaimer before reviewing or enacting any FAQ content/recommendations.)

The materials needed to clean your windows and patio doors are mild soap, a soft cloth, a soft brush, gloves, and safety glasses.

A few general notes about cleaning your windows and glass doors. You should never use any of these items when cleaning your window as they might damage the glass, the frame, or the insulating seal: petroleum-based cleaners, caustic chemicals, razor blades, putty knifes, abrasive pads or water hoses. You should never remove any grease or lubricant found on rollers, locks, or casement/awning operators. If you see moisture, etching or debris in between the glass panes, you will not be able to clean that; contact Milgard for a replacement unit. Any sign of discoloration or fading on the window is normal wear, and you will not be able to clean it. Finally, to access the outside of Milgard’s tilt windows, view the video; “How to Operate a Milgard Essence Series Double Hung Window.

To clean a standard vinyl and fiberglass frame, use a nonabrasive soap and water. Test the cleaner to make sure that the cleaner will not damage the window and make sure you gently wipe away any dirt or debris from the glass pane.

For premium vinyl finishes, you want to immediately remove all debris and contamination like bird droppings or sand. Always remove the large particles with a soft brush. Afterwards, wash the frame with warm water, mild soap, and a soft cloth. (Do not use a dry cloth as it can damage the finish). If there are any scratches or paint chips, use Milgard’s touch up paint cover them up.

Wooden window frames will also need to be cleaned, like vinyl. However, since the finish of the wooden interior frame is done by the customer, we cannot provide a cleaning procedure that will be safe.

To clean a glass surface, use a mild dish soap and water. First, wipe the glass surface with your cleaner, rinse it with warm water, and then dry it with your dry cloth.

To clean the window or patio door screen, gently wash the screen with mild soap, then rinse it with water before drying it with a soft cloth.

Check out all the windows and patio doors that Milgard has to offer through US Window & Door. Download the brochure on the right for more information on cleaning Milgard windows or patio doors.