Review of Milgard Windows

Review of Milgard Windows

Brennan partners with the best manufacturers in the window industry. That’s why we’re proud to feature several lines of Milgard’s new and replacement windows. A wide range of Milgard product lines means a solution to every home’s design and functional needs.

One of the things we admire about Milgard is that their attention to detail, every window component is developed from hours of testing and attention to detail. By producing their vinyl and fiberglass frames in-house, they’ve got a close eye on quality control which means more reliable products for you.

Our review of Milgard’s window products will inform you on why they’re known as an industry innovator, why they’re a trusted brand for energy efficiency, and each of the five series options Brennan carries.

Logo for Milgard Windows and Doors. Milgard is a leading manufacturer of windows and doors.


Milgard’s Performance Gold

Innovation and remarkability

Milgard has been manufacturing windows for five decades. In that time, they’ve learned a key tenet of exceptionalism: innovation!

They are always looking at better ways to address consumer needs. Their engineers are known for their industry-leading designs using patented technologies. As a matter of fact, they introduced a lower-maintenance exterior vinyl window finish with proprietary paint formulation. Also, they’ve developed an easier way to operate windows with the award-winning SmartTouch® lock and handle. With one smooth, single motion, you’re able to open, close, and lock your window. No forcing, squeezing or twisting. This technology enables people with diverse abilities to live independently in their own homes longer and more comfortably. 

Example of Milgard Smart Touch Window handle.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has a history of industry leadership and the development of window and door performance standards. Milgard windows carry the AAMA Gold Label to show they have met their strict requirements, which are tested and certified by a third party. This rigorous testing includes water penetration, air leakage, structural integrity, and Forced Entry Resistance. 

Energy Consciousness

Milgard helps consumers make an impact on their energy consumption by offering energy-efficient windows and patio doors designed for your home’s comfort. They make it easy to meet local energy codes and green building efficiency standards with a selection of energy packages you can tailor to specific climate. They also conduct thermal simulations to improve energy performance in their windows and patio doors and they adhere to ENERGY STAR® v6 requirements that meet or exceed U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) criteria for the areas in which they serve.

In fact, Milgard has its own Eco Home project right here in North Texas. This project showcases Milgard energy efficient and high-performance products and is a certified Department of Energy Challenge Home, ENERGY STAR home and Green Built Texas Home. The home in the Highland Village area of Dallas features 34 Tuscany® Series vinyl windows. We’ll get into more on the Tuscany® Series later in this article.

Sterling Brook designed home in Oak, Texas. This home was constructed with Energy Star certified products including Milgard windows.

The Village Park Eco Home features 34 Milgard windows and saves the owners about $1700 per year.

Milgard Windows

So, let’s take a look at some of these top-of-the-line windows. We’ll look at five product lines and highlight the styles, materials, and special features within each.

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5 of Milgard's product lines

  • Milgard Aluminum Series
  • Milgard Essence Series
  • Milgard Style Line Series
  • Milgard Tuscany Series
  • Milgard Ultra Series

Styles available for Milgard windows

Illustration of single-hung windows. The image is from Brennan Enterprises, a home exterior remodeling company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 

Single-Hung windows are available in the following Milgard series:

  • Milgard Aluminum Series
  • Milgard Style Line Series
  • Milgard Tuscany Series
  • Milgard Ultra Series

Illustration of a double-hung window. The image is from Brennan Enterprises, a home exterior remodeling company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Double-hung windows are available in the following Milgard series:

  • Milgard Essence Series
  • Milgard Tuscany Series

Illustration of an awning style window. The image is from Brennan Enterprises, a home exterior remodeling company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Awning windows are available in all five Milgard window series. 

Illustration of a casement style window. The image is from Brennan Enterprises, a home exterior remodeling company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Casement windows are available in all five of Milgard's window series. 

Illustration of a sliding style window. The image is from Brennan Enterprises, a home exterior remodeling company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Sliding windows are available in all five of Milgard's window series.

Illustration of a picture style window. The image is from Brennan Enterprises, a home exterior remodeling company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Picture windows are available in all five of Milgard's window series. 

Aluminum Series

It’s well known that aluminum windows are great for their overall strength and lasting value. With Milgard, you’ve also got beautifully clean lines and narrow frames that are the perfect complement to a modern architectural style.

Milgard also offers a Thermally Improved Aluminum frame in select regions. Thermally Improved Aluminum windows and doors are equipped with thermal breaks to separate the interior and exterior surfaces and reduce heat transfer.

Aluminum windows are available in the following styles:

  • Single-Hung
  • Horizontal Slider
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Picture
  • Specialty

Aluminum windows are available in the following neutral colors:

Milgard Aluminum window interior and exterior finishes.

Essence Series®

This is a line of wood windows enveloped by a tough, durable fiberglass frame. Interior lumber is available in clear Douglas fir, natural pine or primed pine. You can seal or stain the natural pine or fir to complement the wood finishes in your home. Or, you can select primed wood and paint the color of your choice.

Fiberglass exteriors are available in 16 designer colors. They apply the paint using the latest advances in powder coat finishing technology. This technique makes it more durable than conventional finishes, which give you increased protection against fading, chipping and scrapes.

The following style options are available within the Essence Series®:

  • Double-Hung
  • Horizontal Sliding
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Picture
  • Specialty

Essence Series® windows are available in the following finishes:

Interior:

Milgard Essence interior paint colors.

Exterior:

Exterior finishing colors for Milgard Essence replacement windows.

Style Line® Series

Milgard’s vinyl windows in this line offer a slimmer frame that allows more natural light in and helps make a room feel more expansive. Corrosion and painting won’t be a concern with this series.

Remember that streak of innovation we mentioned earlier? Well, Milgard’s vinyl series reflects their focus on continuous improvement. They’ve created seven premium exterior vinyl finishes available in several colors. Their new coating technology allows UV rays to pass through the color formulation and reflect off the vinyl frame. This preserves the exterior finish helping these windows look new for years.

These long-lasting windows come in virtually any style imaginable:

  • Single-Hung
  • Horizontal Sliding
  • Casement 
  • Awning
  • Awning
  • Specialty 

Style Line® Series vinyl windows are available in an array of neutral colors:

Interior:

Colors available for the interior of Milgard Style Line vinyl replacement windows.

Exterior:

Exterior color options for Milgard Style Line vinyl replacement windows.

Tuscany® Series

Another line of vinyl windows, with premium features. This signature formula offers the performance and energy efficiency coupled with sightlines and wider frame profiles to mirror the look of a traditional wood window. The result? Elegance that’ll last. You’ll find that this series features the award-winning SmartTouch® lock makes it easy to open and know when the window is locked. There are nine styles to choose from:

  • Single-hung
  • Double-hung
  • Horizontal slider
  • Picture
  • Specialty
  • Casement
  • Awning 

The Tuscany® Series also offers a bevy of neutral colors:

Interior:

Interior paint finishes for Milgard's Tuscany series replacement windows: White, Tan, Clay.

Exterior:

Exterior paint colors for Milgard's Tuscany series replacement windows: White, Tan, Clay, Sand, Ivory, Fog, Silver, Tweed, Classic Brown, Espresso, Bronze.

Ultra™ Series Windows 

This is the ultimate, upscale fiberglass window that makes a visual impact. Fiberglass resists swelling, rotting, and warping making it the perfect choice for long-lasting durability coupled with exceptional beauty. Fiberglass windows provide a barrier that’s heat and cold resistant, durable and low-maintenance. The frame expands and contracts at about the same rate as the insulated glass it holds which puts less stress on the seals allowing a clear, fog-free view. Brennan carries the below styles:

  • Single-hung
  • Picture
  • Specialty
  • Horizontal slider
  • Casement 
  • Awning

In line the upscale look of the Ultra™ Series, they’re available in a variety of contemporary colors

Interior:

Interior paint options for Milgard Ultra replacement windows: White, Harmony, Bark, Black Bean.

Exterior:

Exterior paint options for Milgard Ultra replacement windows.


Milgard’s collections are beautiful, high-end options for homeowners looking for new or replacement windows. If you’d like to learn more about the selections available at Brennan, check out our product pages below, or reach out to our team at 817-860-9767.

Milgard Aluminum Windows

Milgard Essence Series®

Milgard Style Line® Series

Milgard Tuscany® Series

Milgard Ultra™ Series

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