Cleaning Your Garage Door Windows

cleaning garage door window steps

Most of us put off cleaning something because it seems like too much work. And cleaning your garage door windows just sounds stressful. Thankfully, our garage door manufacturer Clopay doesn’t like stress, either. If you have a Clopay door, you can clean your windows in just three easy steps!

Step 1: Removing window inserts.

Find the tabs around each of the snap-out window inserts. There should be four of them around each window insert. Remove them and pull the insert out of the window.

Step 2: Cleaning windows.

Rinse with a little bit of warm water to get rid of dirt and grime, then use a mild dishwashing soap and a soft cloth or sponge to gently wash your windows. Clopay recommends not using any harsh solvent-based cleaners like ammonia, since they can damage the quality and insulation of your windows.

Step 3: Putting window inserts back in.

Put the four tabs from each window insert under the lip of the frame when you go to put them back in. Refer back to the manual if you need any help.


Super easy, and no stress required. And with the weather getting nicer, now is a great time to get started. Of course, there are a few special cases when it comes to cleaning your garage door windows. If that’s you, check out this blog.

And if you’re looking to do a little bit more work to change the look of your garage door, try staining or painting it. Here are some instructions if you’d like to give it a try.


Hopefully this got you thinking about garage door maintenance. Summer is the time when garage doors tend to get a little finicky. The humidity can get in there and start messing with your springs and rollers. When you start hearing some crazy noises or notice that your garage door just isn’t running like it has been, give us a call. We do garage door repair in Columbus and the surrounding areas. Places like Bexley, Clintonville, Gahanna, Worthington, Upper Arlington, Grove City, Hilliard, Pickerington, Pataskala, Grandview, and more!


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