Milgard Windows Frame Compositions
A combination of quality material and innovative engineering help create a high-performance vinyl window. To ensure top quality from start to finish, Milgard begins by precisely controlling their vinyl compound formulation to withstand harsh climate conditions. Milgard extrudes their own frame material, and fabricate all windows to order, giving them the tightest control over quality.
Essence windows are not merely a ‘fiberglass-clad’ wood product, but a true wood window enveloped by a tough, durable fiberglass frame. Milgard's secure connecting system firmly joins the wood interior frame to its fiberglass exterior frame for an aesthetically superior appearance with no unsightly nail holes or staples.
Essence Series fiberglass exteriors are resistant to water, cold, heat, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays for long-lasting performance and low-maintenance. The powder-coated fiberglass exterior finish won’t crack, peel, bend, warp or stick due to expansion and contraction.
Every Essence Series window and patio door is designed and assembled in the U.S. and custom made to exact size and specifications.
Milgard Essence Casement Cross-Section
Milgard Windows Energy Performance
Although the windows are both made out of the same material, the Milgard Tuscany window does not come with an argon-fill option in Texas. This is due to the fact that Tuscany windows are made in Colorado and shipping them to Texas, over the continental divide, causes problems with sealed glass units. Because of this, the Milgard Tuscany does not meet the certain criteria needed for an Energy Star South-Central qualification. This applies only to Tuscany units that are shipped to Texas. Tuscany units that are manufactured & shipped in the Western U.S. will meet the Energy Star requirements for those associated regions. If you have any other questions this Energy Calculator should be able to help you out.
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Milgard Tuscany Windows
Milgard Windows Frame Profiles
The two windows have quite different frame profiles. The Milgard Tuscany window provides a clean frame profile while the Milgard Essence window provides a timeless, classic architectural look that is synonymous with wood windows.
Milgard Windows Tilt-Sash Options
Tilt-sash windows are becoming more & more popular, allowing homeowners the ability to clean their windows while remaining in the comfort of their own home.
Milgard Windows Hardware
The Milgard Tuscany hardware (lock) automatically defaults to match the interior color of the window.
The Milgard Essence windows have quite a few different hardware finish options such as white, clay, satin nickel, brushed chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.
Milgard Windows Interior/Exterior Colors
Milgard vinyl windows are available in ten exterior frame colors. Choose from standard colors of tan and white or enjoy more color flexibility with premium exterior finishes to coordinate with your home design. From the newly popular 'fog' to rich, bold 'espresso', get inspired by all the possibilities.
To create a color that lasts, Milgard developed a new coating technology that allows UV rays to pass through the paint and reflect off the vinyl frame. This preserves the exterior color and finish.
*Milgard also offers a clay color that is specific to Texas
Essence Series windows offer seemingly endless design possibilities. The fiberglass exterior comes in 16 designer colors that fit any style or trend.
Interiors are available in clear vertical grain fir, natural pine or primed pine. Seal or stain the natural pine or fir to complement the wood finishes in your home. Or go with primed wood and paint the color of your choice.
Essence Exterior Colors
Essence Interior Options
Milgard Windows Pricing
The Milgard Tuscany a very affordable window and a great value. The Milgard Essence offers the natural beauty of wood with the durability of a fiberglass exterior. As such, the Essence window carries a higher price-point than the Milgard Tuscany window.
Milgard Windows Lead Times
As stated previously, the Milgard Tuscany windows are manufactured in a Colorado facility. The Milgard Essence window is all made in the same facility, Milgard HQ in Tacoma, Washington. The Essence windows are custom made-to-order and are all hand-made. Due to the custom nature of the Essence windows, they have an extended lead time.
After seeing some of the product information side-by-side, we hope it's easier to make your decision. If you have any further questions or inquiries about product offerings, we'd love to help - give us a call!