Milgard Style Line vs Milgard Essence Windows - Replacement Windows Review

Milgard Style Line vs Milgard Essence Window Review - Replacement Windows Review

Deciding which window brand is best for your home isn’t easy, and choosing a specific window type to fit your home’s needs can be daunting. That's why we're breaking down two top-notch Milgard products: Milgard Style Line vs. Milgard Essence. In this article, we'll tell you about each product's features, and compare and contrast varying features of the two offerings.

Energy Performance

All windows vary based on material type, glass thickness and material, various coatings, and other qualities in their energy ratings. Below, you'll find the ratings for both the Milgard Style Line and Milgard Essence Series windows.

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

Standard Efficiency

Available with ENERGY STAR Efficiency Package upgrade

Standard Efficiency



Frame Profile

The minimum window frame depth and varying window profiles range dependent on which series and style of window you choose. For specific details on minimum depth and frame profiles, check out the Milgard for Professionals website, where you can search for the specifications for specific windows.

Frame Composition

The composition of a window's frame is one of the largest determining factors in your purchase decision. Between the Milgard Style Line and Milgard Essence Windows, you have two options.

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

Vinyl

Fiberglass Exterior, Wood Interior

Milgard Windows Tilt Sash Options

The Tilt Sash, or component of the window that allows a window to open via a tilting process, is not available in all window types.

For Milgard Style Line Windows, tilt sashes are only available for double-hung units.

For Milgard Essence Windows, tilt sashes are available for double-hung and horizontal slide units only.

Hardware

Check out the various types of hardware that are compatible with each window type. Hardware can include locks, switches, and toggles.

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

Positive Action Lock

SmartTouch Window Lock

Exterior Colors

Each window series comes in a variety of color offerings, some with more options than others. Check out the Milgard Style Line & Milgard Essence exterior color options below, or check out pictures of completed projects in our gallery. 

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

Standard (3): White, Tan, Clay*

Premium (8): Ivory, Sand, Fog, Tweed, Silver, Classic Brown, Espresso, Bronze

*Clay not available in all areas

Available (16): Frost, Ivory, Fog, Harmony, Sand, Tweed, Cinnamon, Pea Pod, Fern, Classic Brown, Evening Sky, Bark, Black Bean, Espresso, Bronze, Twilight

 

Interior Colors

Though interior colors usually stick to a few varied neutral colors, each product offers different distinct options. Take a look at the varying interior color options of each Milgard window series below.

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence


Standard (3)
: White, Tan, Clay*

*Clay not available in all areas

Available (3): Douglas Fir, Pine, Primed Pine

Price

Due to material costs, production costs, and customization processes, each window product varies in price. Check out the difference between the Milgard Style Line and Essence options:

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

$$

$$$-$$$$

Lead Time

The lead time for a product is the amount of time it takes to place, create, and ship an order. Depending on materials, location, and time of year, this can vary across vendors.

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

4-10 Weeks

6-8 Weeks

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Because each window series is made differently and adapts to homes in different ways, not all window lines are best for construction or replacement. Luckily, the Milgard Style Line Series & the Milgard Essence Series are both perfect for both replacement and new construction!

Milgard Style Line

Milgard Essence

Window Replacement

New Construction

Window Replacement

New Construction

Have more questions? Interested in adding one of the mentioned products to your home? We're here to help. Give us a call today for a free quote!

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