Window Care & Maintenance
Window Tech Inc, Lakeside, CA
care of your Milgard windows & patio doors is
important. With some simple, routine cleaning and
maintenance you can ensure your windows will perform
their best while looking great. From frame cleaning
to the drainage systems, light attention to your
Milgard products will generate a lifetime of satisfaction.
Please follow these simple rules when maintaining
your Milgard windows & patio doors:
You may think that window cleaning is only for glass
– suitable frame cleaning is just as important
to the look and performance of your Milgard window
or patio door.
Wash window and patio door frames with only mild,
nonabrasive soap and water. Never use abrasive or
acidic cleaners because they might cause permanent
damage to the frame finish. Always test cleaners in
an inconspicuous area first. Wipe dry when finished.
Caring for your Glass
Milgard controls the entire production of every window
& patio door, including the glass. Whether your
window comes standard with the energy efficient SunCoat™
Low-E glass, or one of our many specialty glass options,
proper maintainance is required to ensure their exceptional
1. Best practice is to clean glass
with a mixture of mild dish soap and water. When finished,
rinse complete with clear water and wipe dry with
a soft cloth.
2. Never use any of the following
products on any part of your window or patio door
– they may damage the glass surface or insulating
seal: petroleum-based cleaners, or caustic chemicals;
razor blades, putty knifes or abrasive pads; high-pressure
3. Use only mild soap, water, and
a soft brush when cleaning your screens. When finished
rinse with clear water and wipe dry.
Tips for a Lifetime of Effortless Operation
Following a few simple steps, you can ensure your
Milgard window or patio doors open, close, lock and
unlock smoothly for as long as you own your home.
Guaranteed. In fact, if anything ever goes wrong with
one of our products in a single-family home, we'll
fix it for as long as the original owner lives there.
Parts and labor included.
1. It's important to periodically
lubricate all window tracks and rollers. We recommend
that you lubricate the hardware components once a
year. In areas with high salt-air at least twice a
year is recommended.
2. It's important to make sure your
window and patio door seals evenly when closed. Regularly
check your weather stripping to ensure your window
or patio door is sealed air tight.
3. Occasionally vacuum the tracks
on all sliding patio doors and windows to clear any
dirt or debris.
4. Your Milgard sliding patio door rollers can be
adjusted for proper height clearance. Carefully use
a screwdriver through an access hole at the bottom
of your patio door.
Managing Condensation and Mold
Condensation on the inside of a window indicates the
humidity levels inside that room are higher than outside.
Excess moisture on the inside of your window may cause
deterioration and possibly mold growth leading to
possible health concerns. Follow these easy steps
to reduce the risk of excessive condensation and mold
1. Check all window and patio doors
for smooth operation and sealed air tight.
2. Use exhaust fans regularly in
rooms with high humidity (bathrooms, pool rooms, etc.)
3. Use a ceiling fan to continually
4. Dehumidifiers can drastically
reduce the amount of moisture inside your home.
5. When practical, open all windows
& doors when there is excessive moisture inside
Your Window and Patio Door to Properly Drain
Mother Nature can be unforgiving to your home. Thankfully,
with Milgard you are rest assured that no water will
penetrate the inside of your home. Our window and
patio doors are specially designed with a "weep"
drainage system to protect the inside of your home.
Proper maintenance of your weep system is required
to assure proper drainage.
1. The weep system is designed to
allow the water to drain to the outside as water builds
up. It's normal for the water to build up on the sill
or the outside track. It's important to keep the sill
or track clean of any dirt or debris.
2. Periodically inspect the weep
holes to make certain they are clear of any dirt or
debris. Use a soft bottlebrush to clear openings.
It is especially important if you anticipate excessive
rain in the near future.
Weep Drainage System
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