About Milgard Windows and Doors
Milgard Windows and Doors began as a small glass company in Tacoma, Washington in 1958. Within a few years, the company moved on from glass to the production of aluminum windows and added sliding glass doors to their products in 1968. Since their founding, Milgard has prided themselves in their innovative approach to window production. Operating as a vertically integrated window manufacturer means that each window distributed by Milgard was created from parts the company produces. From a specially formulated, high-quality vinyl, to glass tempered in a Milgard factory, Milgard produces each of their windows and doors from start to finish as a way to guarantee the quality of every single product.
Today, Milgard is under the ownership of the Masco Corporation and has grown to one of the largest manufacturers in the windows and doors industry. Milgard continues to grow year after year. With over 3000 employees, Milgard has created jobs in showrooms, factories, and service centers in the Western U.S.
Distributing their windows and doors in the Western U.S. as well as Canada, Milgard approaches the operation of their sales and service centers as if they are a local business which has allowed them to build a reputation of trustworthiness.
Types of Windows by Milgard Windows and Doors
Milgard offers a full line of energy efficient windows. Each window serves a specific purpose and can be purchased within a series based on your design or functional needs. Continue reading to learn more about each type of window by Milgard.
Single Hung Windows
This window has two sashes, one stationary and one that slides up to allow air into a room. Single hung windows can be purchased in the Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra, Woodclad, and Aluminum Series.
Double Hung Windows
This window has two operational sashes, one sliding from the bottom up and another from the top down to allow air to flow into a room. Each sash tilts into the home for easy cleaning. Double Hung Windows can be purchased in the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Ultra, Woodclad, and Quiet Line Series.
This window has a single pane which has a hinge along one side and then opens out on the other side. The majority of Milgard casement windows operate easily with a single crank. Casement windows can be purchased in the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra, WoodClad, Quiet Line, and Aluminum Series.
Like the casement window, this is a single pane window. However, this window is hinged at the top and opens outward at the bottom. With the use of a handle, these windows can be opened or closed and locked with a single motion. Awning windows can be purchased in the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra, WoodClad, Quiet Line, and Aluminum Series.
Horizontal Slider Windows
This window is typically wider than it is tall, with two sashes side by side. When one of the sashes slides left or right, it is called a single slider. When both sashes slide open, it’s called a double slider. Double sliders are popular if they are the only window or one of a few windows in a room because they provide maximum ventilation. Horizontal Slider Windows can be purchased in the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra, WoodClad, Quiet Line, and Aluminum Series.
This window was designed for homes in temperate climates with mild winters. This window has parallel glass or cedar panes which can be opened at any angle to control ventilation. Jalousie windows are only available for purchase in Hawaii and are part of the Tuscany Series.
Bay and Bow Windows
These windows extend into the outdoor environment, providing maximum natural light and an unobstructed view. Three windows, typically a picture window with a casement window on either side, make up a bay window. A bow window has three or more equally sized windows which curve gently out into the environment. Bay and Bow Windows can be purchased in the Tuscany, Montecito, Ultra, WoodClad, and Aluminum Series.
These windows are stationary and are usually used as an accent or as a means of bringing additional natural light into a room. Picture windows are available in various shapes and can be purchased in the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra, WoodClad, Quiet Line, and Aluminum Series.
Arch & Radius Windows
Arch or Radius windows look like a casement window with a curve on the top portion of the frame. Some of these windows are stationary, while some open to allow airflow into a room. Arch & Radius Windows can be purchased in the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra, WoodClad, and Aluminum Series.
These stationary windows are used on the ceiling of homes to bring natural light into a room. This Milgard window is available in the Aluminum Series.
This window extends out from the home into the outdoor environment. With a shelf inside the window, it is typically used to store herbs or plants which benefit from optimal natural light. This Milgard window in available in the Montecito Series.
About Milgard Windows Series
Milgard has crafted a line of windows in seven series. Each series has its own unique characteristics and this versatile approach to window design and production has allowed Milgard to provide windows which can meet the needs of projects of all kinds.
The seven series of Milgard Windows are the Essence, Tuscany, Montecito, Style Line, Ultra & Woodclad, Quiet Line, and Aluminum Window Series.
Milgard Essence Series
The series provides homeowners with the natural insulation and beautiful look of wood inside of their home, while protecting their home from the outdoor environment with a fiberglass exterior. Using the highest quality protects, Milgard has produced a wood window which is preferred by builders and remodelers in the west.
A wide variety of design options makes these windows incredibly customizable. Consumers can choose from fir, natural pine, or primed pine for the interior wood which can then be stained or painted based on preferences. There are 16 color options for the exterior fiberglass frame. Select from five different hardware finishes, which all use the easy use SmartTouch lock.
The designers and engineers of the Essence Series used a mulling system to create a tight seal between multiple units, providing exceptional protection from the environment. Unique to this series is a newly developed water management system which protects the natural wood if water manages to leak into the interior of the window.
Milgard Tuscany Series
Using the unique formula created by Milgard, the windows in this series are crafted from premium vinyl. Consumers are able to create custom windows which meet their exact needs. This series is known for its energy efficiency, with every window meeting or exceeding minimum ENERGY STAR® requirements.
The vinyl frames of the Tuscany Series windows can be customized with eight different color choices which are finished with Milgard’s own, incredibly durable, vinyl coating. Finally, using SmartTouch hardware, these windows provide exceptional security and are easy to operate.
Milgard Montecito Series
The windows in this series were created for new construction projects. Using Milgard’s uniquely formulated vinyl, the frames of these windows are durable and maintenance free.
Builders and remodelers can choose from multiple architectural looks, from traditional to contemporary, and customize the frames with eight color choices. Using a durable coating specially created by Milgard, the color on these windows will last for the life of the window.
Unique to this series is the Montecito Garden Window. This window extends out into the outdoor environment and brings natural light into a room.
Milgard Style Line Series
Milgard created this series of windows with their specially formulated vinyl and a modern, streamlined look. The frames of the windows in this series are slim, which means there is more glass, allowing a maximum view and natural light.
Unique to the Style Line series is the Comfort Package which includes an accessory package, customized performance energy package, and special glass breakage coverage.
Homeowners can customize the windows in this series by choosing from eight different vinyl colors. Additionally, homeowners have the option to add the Milgard PureView screen, which has thinner yarns and finer mesh, further improving the view from these windows.
Milgard Ultra & WoodClad Series
The windows in this series have become the popular choice for areas in the home which experience high humidity or high heat, such as the bathroom or kitchen, because of the fiberglass frame which is able to withstand any environment. Every window in the Ultra Series has a WoodClad option, which allows homeowners to add wood veneer to the interiors of their Ultra Windows.
The windows in this series can be customized from a collection of rich colors for the exterior and the interior veneer can be stained to match the wood throughout your home.
Quiet Line Series
Known for their exceptional ability to control outdoor sound, the windows in this series are a popular choice for homeowners living in urban environments or near a highway or airport. The windows in this series have double-glazing and a sound panel built in, giving them an above average rating for Sound Transmission Class.
Milgard designers created these windows remembering that homeowners often use them in combination with typical vinyl windows, so any of the Quiet Line Series windows can be customized to match the Montecito and Tuscany Series.
Milgard Aluminum Series
The windows in this series were created to provide a modern look as well as long-lasting durability. The aluminum used for these windows is thermally improved, which increases the ability of the window to insulate your home against the outdoor environment.
Unique to the Aluminum Series is the Aluminum Skylight, which allows you to bring additional natural light into your home. The windows in this series can be customized with choices from four different frame colors.
Milgard Windows Warranty
The warranties available with Milgard windows were created with the belief that windows are a long-term investment. After the installation of the windows, Milgard offers a full lifetime warranty which lasts for as long as you own your home. Because of their vertical integration approach to manufacturing windows and installation performed by certified technicians, Milgard feels confident in the durability and longevity of their windows.
If at any point during the time that you own your home damage occurs as the result of a mistake made during installation or defective materials, Milgard will cover the full cost of replacing or repairing the window—labor included.
Since each series has a unique warranty and exclusions exists within the warranties, you should carefully read the warranty for each specific window before making a purchase.