For years, wood has been readily available window substrate, and the most common choice for homes. Wood has always been praised for its beauty and natural insulating properties inside the home--but presented real challenges in terms of durability on the exterior. With Essence Series®, Milgard combines the best of both worlds. A durable fiberglass exterior stands strong to protect a solid wood interior against the elements for lasting beauty and exceptional performance.
A vinyl window can be inexpensive, durable and remarkably energy efficient when designed properly to minimize thermal transfer.While early vinyl windows had problems with thermal expansion and stability in very hot environments, modern vinyl windows are much more durable and dimensionally stable. Look for vinyl window frames with heat-welded joints - they're stiffer than mechanically joined vinyl frames and thus provide better resistance to temperature stresses. Interior webs also strengthen the frame and improve its thermal performance.
| Montecito® Series
| Style Line™ Series
| Quiet Line™ Series
Fiberglass is a frame material known for its strength, durability and performance. As a building material, fiberglass is nothing new. It's been floating boats and adding strength to ladders for years. But, until recently, the complex profiles required for window designs have been impossible to attain with fiberglass. Innovative window manufacturers like Milgard® have solved these challenges and today you can buy fiberglass windows and patio doors designed to maintain their beauty in every season, in any climate.
| WoodClad™ Series
For years, architects and builders have specified aluminum windows for their overall strength and lasting value. Because of their rigidity, durability and narrow frames, aluminum windows can be configured into a wide variety of combinations that maximize views.
| Thermally Improved Aluminum