Tuscany™ Series Vinyl Replacement Windows
Add architectural detail. Let in light. Save energy. Milgard® Tuscany™ vinyl replacement windows make a difference in how you see the world and how the world sees your home. They also make your home more comfortable. Tuscany Vinyl Replacement Windows are engineered to meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards in all climate zones. Plus they’re custom made to your home’s exact specifications for a perfect fit at no extra charge or extended lead time. For ultimate peace of mind, they also come with our Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage.
Montecito™ Series Vinyl New Construction Windows
Traditional. Victorian. Contemporary. Cape Cod. No matter what the style—or size—of your new home project, Montecito vinyl new construction windows are an excellent choice. Milgard gives you a broad range of operating styles and innovative features like our award-winning SmartTouch™ lock. Plus we custom make each window to your home’s exact specifications at no extra charge or extended lead time. For your comfort, all Montecito new construction windows meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® performance requirements in all zones. What’s more, each comes with the peace of mind of our Full Lifetime Warranty.
Style Line™ Series Vinyl Windows
These narrower-profile vinyl windows combine sleek, modern lines with maximum glass area. Style Line windows feature the same low maintenance and energy efficiency of our Tuscany™ and Montecito™ vinyl windows. And like those windows, they’re custom made to your home’s exact specifications at no extra charge or extended lead time. Our Style Line windows make a cost-effective solution for either new homes or vinyl window replacement—and give you all the peace of mind of their industry-leading Full Lifetime Warranty.
The Ultra™ Series, as the name implies, is the ultimate window frame material for new construction and fiberglass replacement windows. Since it’s made of glass fibers, it expands and contracts at the same rate as the insulated glass it holds; this puts less stress on the seals, reduces the chance for seal failure and results in a clear, fog-free window that lasts for years and years.
Milgard® Ultra™ Series fiberglass windows combine a traditional wood-frame profile with the strength, stability and low maintenance of fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows withstand the harsher sides of Mother Nature like no other window, yet look like traditional painted wood windows. In fact, you can choose any of our factory-painted exterior colors or paint the exterior yourself. And for multi-unit projects, Milgard offers the option of custom colors applied at the factory. Milgard fiberglass windows are custom made to your home’s exact specifications at no extra charge or extended lead time. You can customize them with our wide selection of hardware finishes and virtually endless grid options. All Milgard fiberglass windows are covered by our Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage.
Milgard® WoodClad™ Series fiberglass wood windows satisfy both the architectural purist and the realist. If you are looking for wood windows, you are in the right place. With Milgard WoodClad windows, you get a carefree fiberglass exterior, plus the interior rich, warm beauty of wood windows. Our WoodClad windows feature furniture-grade, natural wood in Douglas Fir or Mahogany without a nail hole or staple on them. Seal with a clear sealant or stain to match your existing woodwork. For the exterior, order Milgard WoodClad Series fiberglass windows in any of our factory-applied standard exterior colors. Customize even further with their wide selection of hardware and grid options.
Milgard fiberglass is the ultimate window frame material. Because it’s made of glass fibers, it expands and contracts at the same rate as the insulated glass it holds. In fact, we’re so confident in the strength and durability of our fiberglass windows they are covered by their Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage.
Architects and builders have long appreciated aluminum windows and replacement aluminum windows for their overall strength, lasting value and configurability to maximize views. Milgard takes aluminum windows a step further than most manufacturers by treating them not as just a low-cost alternative, but as an architectural design element. As a result, their unique aluminum windows are found in projects ranging from entry-level homes and multifamily projects to high-end custom homes and light commercial applications.
All their aluminum windows are custom made to your home’s exact specifications at no extra charge or extended lead time. Plus they’re covered by a industry-leading Full Lifetime Warranty.
Your home has style. Add excitement with Milgard’s® architectural windows and doors. The following examples show ideas on how to match windows and patio doors to your home’s style.
The Cape Cod home style originated in colonial New England and usually is one-and-a-half stories. Frequently, there are dormers. Windows are generally multi-paned, double hung windows with shutters at their sides. The best windows for these homes are double hungs, traditional in style, with grids to match the multi-pane look. French swinging or French-style sliding doors are best for patios.
There are many styles of Colonial homes—Dutch, French, Spanish, New England and Georgian, for example. These homes look best with small double hung windows with grids that create the look of multiple panes. These divided panes are usually referred to as “6 over 6” or “8 over 8” depending on the number of panes in each sash. French swinging or French-style sliding doors are best for patios.
Tudor homes predominantly feature combinations of tall, narrow windows (single hung, double hung and casement) and often have darker trim. Many of these homes contain exposed wood features that the windows may match or complement. Simple French swinging or French-style sliding doors are best for patios.
Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American home when he began to design “Prairie” style houses with low horizontal lines and open interior spaces. Clerestory (pronounced clear story) windows—a high band of narrow windows—are popular in these homes. Large picture windows, simple awning windows and sliding glass doors fit in well.
California bungalows, craftsman bungalows and Chicago bungalows were variations of an affordable housing type that swept across America in the early twentieth century. These homes used double hung and casement/awning windows with larger profiles and interesting grid patterns (often just at the top of a picture window). This architectural style is known for having many windows and abundant light. Many of these homes have wood features that the windows may match or complement. Fiberglass windows and French patio doors with wood interiors are an excellent choice for replacement windows and doors in these homes.
Today, these are often called mid-century homes as they were most popular in the middle decades of the twentieth century. They often contain very large sliding glass and picture windows. Many were built with sliding glass doors leading to patio areas. Windows and patio doors can be more contemporary with this style of home. Grids are often very simple, if used at all.
Influences from Spain, Italy and other Mediterranean countries combine with North American ideas to create a Spanish/Mediterranean style of home. These range from older homes with small windows and large doors topped by arch windows, to new-style Mediterranean homes that have larger windows, use banks of windows and employ much larger arch windows. Grid patterns create an illusion of multiple panes. Use careful attention to design a grid pattern that complements the rest of the home. French swinging or French-style sliding doors are best for patios.
There is no single style that epitomizes “modern.” However, modern homes tend to feature large picture, casement, awning and horizontal sliding aluminum windows with very slim profiles and very little, if any, ornamentation. These simple, clean lines complement the home’s sleek appearance. Narrow-frame vinyl windows and doors offer a way to update windows with greater energy efficiency but maintain the slim profiles of their window frames. Large picture windows over half vents also are popular for allowing air to come through while keeping their full views.
Matching Windows to Home Styles
Choosing a window or patio door style that goes with your home can greatly enhance the look and style of your home and increase its resale value.
There are far too many home styles to cover them all here. But Milgard has a comprehensive network of dealers, each familiar with the home styles in their area. Many have showrooms to help you choose the right patio doors and windows for your particular home.
- When adding additional windows to an area with an existing style of window, such as double hung, consider installing the same style to keep that look consistent.
- When shopping, look at a manufacturer’s full line of choices. For example, find frame materials and grids that match the look of your home’s current architectural style.
- Bring pictures of your home, or even a home you admire, to the dealer or showroom. This makes it easy for a dealer to offer suggestions that work well with your home’s architecture and window styles.