Behind the Scenes: MI in Motion

There’s so much that goes into MI windows and doors to deliver beauty, performance, safety, comfort and noise reduction. With our video gallery, you can get an inside look at things like our robust testing process or how we achieve maximum energy efficiency in our windows. It’s all right here so you can make the most informed decisions.

We are always adding to our gallery of DIY window and door repair and installation videos. Through these videos, learn more about the guiding principles of MI Windows and Doors and, for viewers interested in a "How It's Made" experience, how our windows are fabricated in any one of our three U.S.-based manufacturing locations. We also have resources that show how to install a window or how to repair or adjust various parts of our windows without the need for a technician. If you are looking for something specific in our video content and don't see it here, please let us know, and we will do our best to create it in the future. 

 

Experience MI

Using real-life footage, this short video captures the essence of the MI culture. Our integrity and precision. Our relentless pursuit of 100%. Our family-first atmosphere. And our dedication to our customers, communities, and team members.

How It's Made - MI EnergyCore Windows

Do you want to wow your Thursday night trivia team with your fenestration knowledge, or are you just interested in understanding how vinyl windows are made? Regardless of your intentions, we’ve produced a short “How It’s Made” video that gives you an in-depth look at how the high-performance, energy-efficient vinyl windows from our EnergyCore series are produced in our Prescott Valley, Arizona facility.

How To Adjust the Keeper - 5500 Single-Hung Window

The keeper is the part of the window that engages with the lock to secure the sash. Over time, the keeper may become out of alignment, making operation of the lock difficult. This video will show you how to adjust the keeper on a 5500 single-hung window so that your lock operates smoothly again.

How To Adjust the Keeper - 5800 Single-Slider Window

The keeper is the part of the window that engages with the lock. Over time, the keeper may become out of alignment, making operating the lock difficult. This video will show you how to adjust the keeper on a 5800 single-slider vinyl window so that your lock operates smoothly again.

How to Adjust the Keeper - HM160 and EC160 Single-Slider Windows

The keeper is the part of the window that engages with the lock. Over time, the keeper may become out of alignment, making it difficult to operate the window. This video will show you how to adjust the keeper on a HomeMaker3 160 and EnergyCore 160 single-slider window so that your lock operates smoothly again.

How to Adjust the Rollers - Single-Slider Windows

If your single-slider window doesn’t glide open smoothly, or if there is uneven spacing between the window frame and the edge of the sliding panel, you may have to adjust the rollers. This video shows you how to adjust the rollers on a sliding window from our Western Region, including single-slider vinyl windows from the HomeMaker3, EnergyCore, and Pro5000 series.

How to Check the Sill Track - 5800 Single-Slider Window

The sill track – the bottom part of the window frame – of a single-slider window may be knocked out of alignment or seated incorrectly. This can make operating a sliding window difficult. This video will show you how to check the sill track and snap it back into place on our 5800 single-slider window.

How to Check the Sill Track - HM160 and EC160 Single-Slider Window

The sill track – the bottom part of the window frame – of a single-slider window may be knocked out of alignment or seated incorrectly. This can make operating the sliding window difficult. This video will show you how to check the sill track and snap it back into place on our HomeMaker3 160 and EnergyCore 160 single-slider window.

How to Remove & Replace a Tilt-in Window Sash

This video shows you how to remove and replace a tilt-in sash on single-hung and double-hung windows from MI Windows and Doors. The sash may need to be removed to perform repairs or your clean your window. The window used in the video is a 1650 double-hung window. Your window may look slightly different, as product appearances vary depending on make and model; however, the process for removing and replacing the sash does not change.

How to Remove and Replace a Side-Loaded Sash

This video shows you how to remove and replace a side-loaded sash on single-hung windows from MI Windows and Doors. You may need to remove the sash to perform repairs or clean your window. The window shown in the video is a HomeMaker3 150 single-hung window from the Western region. Your window may look slightly different, as product appearance varies depending on make and model; however, the process for removing and replacing the sash does not change.

How To Remove and Replace a Sliding Sash

This video shows you how to remove and replace the sliding sash of a single-slider or double-slider window from MI Windows and Doors. You may need to remove a window sash to perform repairs or clean your window. The window shown in this video is a HomeMaker3 160 single-slider window from the Western region. Your window may look slightly different, as product appearance varies depending on make and model; however, the process for removing and replacing the sash does not change.

How to Replace a Balance - Single-Hung Windows

The balance is the part of a hung window that counter-balances the weight of the sash when you open and close the window. This video shows you how to replace the block-and-tackle balance on a single hung window from the HomeMaker3, EnergyCore, and Pro5000 series.

How to Replace a Slider Track

This video shows you how to replace the slider track of a single-slider or double-slider window from MI Windows and Doors. The slider track is the part of the window that an operational sash slides on top of. You may need to replace the slider track if it becomes damaged. The window shown in this video is a HomeMaker3 160 single-slider window from the Western region. Your window may look slightly different, as product appearance varies depending on make and model.

How to Replace Pivot Bars

Pivot bars are found in the bottom corners of the operable sashes of single-hung and double-hung windows. They allow the window sash to tilt inward for cleaning or removal and may need to be replaced if they become damaged. This video will show you how to replace the pivot bars on your window. The window shown in the video is a 1650 double-hung window. Your window may look slightly different, as product appearance varies depending on make and model; however, the process for replacing pivot bars does not change.

How to Replace the Lock & Keeper - Single-Hung Windows

Over time, a single-hung window’s lock or keeper, which is the mechanism that engages with the lock, may become damaged or out of alignment. This video will show you how to replace the lock and keeper on a single-hung window from the HomeMaker3, EnergyCore, and Pro5000 series.

How to Replace the Lock & Keeper - Single-Slider Windows

Over time, the lock or keeper of your single-slider window may become damaged or out of alignment. This video will show you how to replace the lock and keeper on a single-slider window from the HomeMaker3, EnergyCore, and Pro5000 series.

How to Replace Weep Covers

Weep holes in vinyl windows allow water to drain out of the sill. Weep hole covers have one-way vents that prevent drafts and dirt from entering the home while still letting the water escape, as well as making the window more aesthetically pleasing. If the vent of the weep cover is damaged or missing, the weep covers should be replaced. This video shows you how to replace the weep covers on any of our vinyl window products.

How-To Eastern Region - Changing a Coil Balance

The balance is the part of a hung window that counter-balances the weight of the sash when you open and close the window. This video shows you how to replace the coil balance used in several of the vinyl windows produced in our Pennsylvania manufacturing locations.

How-To Eastern Region - Changing a Double-Hung Bottom/Top sash

A double-hung vinyl window has two operational, or moving, sashes. This video shows you how to remove and replace both window sashes on an MI double-hung window from our Eastern region. It also describes how to reposition a coil balance while both sashes are removed. The balance is the part of a hung window that counter-balances the weight of the sashes when you open and close the window.

How-To Eastern Region - Fixing a Drifting Sash

When an operational sash on a single-hung or double-hung vinyl window does not stay open or closed, it is said to be “drifting.” This typically indicates something is wrong with the balance. Learn how to fix this problem on our Eastern region single-hung and double-hung vinyl windows that use a coil balance by watching this video.

How-To Eastern Region - Measuring Top Glass for a Single-Hung Window

If you order replacement glass for your single-hung vinyl window, you need to know the size of the glass panel you’re replacing. This video shows you how to measure for replacement glass for the non-operable, fixed sash in a vinyl single-hung window from our Eastern region.

How-To Eastern Region - Replacing a Sash-Set Picture Window Sash

If your sash-set picture window becomes damaged or cracked, you may need to replace the sash. This video shows you how to remove and replace a picture window sash from our Eastern region so you can get back to those unobstructed views in no time.

How-To Eastern Region - Replacing a Single-Hung Fixed Glass Panel

In a single-hung window, the top glass panel is non-operable, or fixed. This video shows you how to safely replace the fixed glass panel of a single-hung vinyl window from our Eastern region.

How-To Western Region - French Rail Patio Door Handle Removal & Installation

You might want to replace your patio door handle if it becomes damaged or if you want to upgrade to a new look that better suits your home’s style. This video shows you how to replace the door handle on a French rail patio door from our Western region.

How-To Western Region - French Rail Patio Door Lock Adjustment

If the lock on your sliding glass door is not working properly, you may need to adjust the mortise lock mechanism. This video will show you how to adjust the lock on a French rail patio door from our Western region.

How-To Western Region - French Rail Patio Door Roller Adjustment

The rollers on a sliding glass door may need to be adjusted for a variety of reasons – if the door is not operating smoothly, if you’re not getting proper weatherstrip contact at the top or bottom, or if the gap between the door and the frame is too large or too tight. This video shows you how to adjust the rollers on a French rail patio door from our Western region.

MI's EnergyCore Multi-Slide Door

Elegantly & effortlessly blend interior and exterior spaces with MI's EnergyCore Multi-Slide patio door. Whether you are looking for a sliding glass door for a new construction or for a renovation or replacement projects, the EnergyCore Multi-Slide Door provides you with the aesthetic you want and the energy efficiency you need.

Model ReModel 2017 - Before the Project

This home in Woodbury, Connecticut was selected for Professional Remodeler's 2017 Model ReModel project. Using MI's triple-pane windows, Ben Bogie of Built to Last Design and Build will be able to create a truly an energy-efficient home.

Model ReModel 2017 - Energy-Efficient Measures

Ben Bogie of Built to Last Design and Build explains the importance of energy efficiency to the 2017 Model ReModel project. MI's triple-pane windows were utilized throughout the project.

Model ReModel 2017 - Project Progress

MI visited the Model ReModel Project in Woodbury, CT just in time to observe the window installation by contractor Ben Bogie, owner of Built to Last Design and Build.

More Than a Job - Benefits

At MI Windows and Doors, we believe you should love your job. Listen to our team members describe how our competitive benefits package makes a job at MI something more.

More Than a Job - Enjoy What You Do

At MI Windows and Doors, we believe you should love your job. With a family-first attitude, we strive to create an environment where our team members enjoy what they’re doing and the people they do it with. Listen to two of our team members describe the relationships they’ve made with their fellow MI team members.

More Than a Job - Giving Back

MI Windows and Doors is proud to give back to our communities and to national causes like fighting pediatric cancer and supporting our veterans. Our team members are an integral part of our charitable efforts, and they enjoy working at MI because of the opportunities available to be a part of the MI Charitable Foundation.

More Than a Job - Opportunities

At MI Windows and Doors, we provide our team members with opportunities for advancement and pay increases, making life at MI more than just a job – it’s a career. In this video, our team members describe the opportunities available at MI.

More Than a Job - Pride

MI’s goal is stated loud and clear, and we want everyone to know it – we want to be the best aluminum and vinyl window manufacturer in the fenestration industry. We take pride in our precision-built products, and so do the team members who make them. As the team members in this video state, when you can take pride in what you do, your job becomes more than just a job.

More Than a Job - Teamwork

At MI Windows and Doors, you’re not just an employee – you’re an integral part of our team. Our team members enjoy working at MI because of our family-first attitude and the comradery felt throughout our company.

Warm-Edge Duralite Non-Metallic Spacer

How non-conductive Duralite™ spacers insulate up to 45% better than other spacers on the market to create some of the most energy efficient windows. Video by Duralite

Warm-Edge Duralite Spacer Reduces Energy Loss

How the Duralite™ spacer is designed to trap air inside of small chambers that reduce energy loss. Video by Duralite

*These videos are intended to be used only for repairs on MI Windows and Doors products.