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Replacement Windows Add Value from Every Perspective

If you're thinking about replacement windows or patio doors, there's no reason to wait. The benefits start immediately. From enhancing your home's interior to adding to its curb appeal, new windows and doors transform a home from ordinary to outstanding. What's more, they provide one of the best returns on investment of any home improvement project. Especially if they're Milgard windows. Backed by a full lifetime guarantee, these are the last windows or patio doors you’ll ever have to buy for each one they replace.

Replacement Windows are Clearly the Best Investment

A recent national research study examined the cost of replacement windows in an average-sized home. They looked at how much the windows would add to a house's value if sold a year later. For the 15 major markets served by Milgard Windows, the average rate of the window replacement cost recouped was 91.6%. This 2002 research study, conducted by Remodeling magazine (a Hanley-Wood, LLC trade publication) utilized professional opinions of over 200 real estate agents and appraisers in the top remodel markets.

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Our Vinyl Windows are Rated #1

A vinyl frame is made from a compound – a recipe of sorts – that dictates its performance over time. Each additive to a company's vinyl recipe helps determine the long-term characteristics of the final product. Its weather and impact resistance, for example. How it handles the summer heat and winter chill. That's why Milgard uses only the best quality vinyl material. Others may cut costs, but we don't. Which is why at first glance competing windows may look the same, but don't perform as well. You can trust Milgard vinyl windows and door frames to live up to every year of our lifetime guarantee.

The Ultimate Building Material

Fiberglass itself 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. Milgard's R&D team faced this challenge and engineered a window and door system that's impervious to water, cold, heat, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays. The end result: efficient windows and doors that maintain their beauty in every season, in any climate.

Milgard gives you two distinctive choices when it comes to fiberglass windows and doors: UltraTM and WoodCladTM. When you look at a Milgard Ultra series, you might think that it's painted wood. Or in the case of our WoodClad series, you might even think it's made out of solid Douglas Fir.

Experience the beauty of a wood window with the durability of a fiberglass frame. Make no mistake, our fiberglass windows will not crack, peel, bend/warp, or stick. A statement no wood window manufacturer can make.

Not Your Grandfather's Aluminum Window

For years, architects and builders have specified aluminum windows for their overall strength and lasting value. Because of their rigidity and durability, aluminum windows can be configured into large combinations with a large glazing area for maximizing views. These benefits keep aluminum popular as a frame material, but Milgard's aluminum windows are much different than the aluminum windows of the past.

Milgard approaches aluminum windows as a design element – not as a low-cost alternative to vinyl or wood. As a result, our unique aluminum windows are found in homes and projects ranging from entry-level homes and multifamily projects to high-end custom homes and light commercial applications.

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What's going to be right for you? Vinyl windows and patio doors? Aluminum windows and doors? Or fiberglass?

This chart will help you choose. Be sure to talk with local Milgard dealer too. They can help you select new or replacement windows and doors that are ideal for you and your home.

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Use this page to start selecting window and patio door types for your new home or home remodeling project. As a window and door manufacturer, Milgard makes everything from casement windows to French doors. We can fulfill your every window and patio door need.


Traditional in appearance. Single-hung windows slide vertically and are reminiscent of old-style sash windows. Combine them with a picture window for more impact. Available in:

Bottom sash slides vertically for venting, plus tilts for easy cleaning of outside panes. Combine with a picture window for lots of fresh air and impact. Available in:
* Not available in all locations. Contact your local Milgard office for details.

Enjoy all the elegance of years gone by with up-to-the-minute functionality in our double-hung windows. Features multiple operable vents for easy cleaning. Available in:

Enjoy all the elegance of years gone by with up-to-the-minute functionality in our double-hung windows. Top and bottom sash tilt for easy cleaning. Available in:

A popular style for contemporary homes. Horizontal sliders are typically used for bedrooms requiring egress. Available in:

A convenient style for your home. Both sashes operate for easy cleaning and maintenance. Typically found in bedrooms requiring egress. Available in:
* Not available in all locations. Contact your local Milgard office for details.

A perfect selection for view homes. Picture windows capture maximum visibility. Combine a picture window with other windows to allow for ventilation. Available in:

Radius windows enhance the character of both contemporary and traditional homes. Arched windows are perfect for door transoms, too. Available in:

Graceful styling and high-tech engineering make casement windows a popular choice. Jamb hinges allow the window to completely open outward for maximum ventilation and to achieve egress. Available in:

Hinged on the top of the window, awnings tilt out to allow for ventilation, even during bad weather. An ideal accent above or below a picture window. Available in:

Turn kitchen windows into mini-greenhouses. Garden windows extend out from wall to make the most of light from above and all sides sides. Shelf for plants and other adornments. Available in:

Create a focal point in a living or dining room. Bay windows extend out, incorporating three separate windows jointed at 450 angles. Choose ventilating windows as flankers to let in fresh breezes. Available in:

Bow windows are similar to bays, but often incorporate more than three windows. Windows are joined at a less dramatic angle. Choose ventilating windows as flankers to let in fresh breezes. Available in:

Add both light and height to a room. Glass skylights are much more thermal efficient and durable than plastic. Choose opening and non-opening styles. One model even closes automatically when it rains. Available in:


The industry leader for strength, function and beauty. Our traditional sliding patio doors in vinyl and aluminum are tough enough to earn a higher structural rating while still maximizing the glazing area. Tough, attractive hardware provides smooth operation. Optional grid styles and patterns complement your windows perfectly. Available in:

An elegant French-style sliding patio door. This favorite of architects, builders and homeowners combines the look of a French door with the space-saving ease of a sliding patio door. Made of sturdy low-maintenance vinyl or fiberglass, the frames won’t rot, peel or require paint. You get reliable performance and beauty for years to come. Available in:

This is the traditional in-swing French door with one important difference: the strength and durability of fiberglass construction. In-swing doors open into your home, providing the ideal passageway when you have limited outdoor space. Durable, low-maintenance fiberglass means these French doors will not crack, peel, warp, split, pit, or corrode. Ever. Available in:

This is the traditional out-swing French door with one important difference: the strength and durability of fiberglass construction. Outswing doors are the perfect solution when you have limited indoor space. Durable, low-maintenance fiberglass means these French doors will not crack, peel, warp, split, pit, or corrode. Ever. Available in:
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When you choose Milgard as your patio door and window manufacturer, you automatically receive the best window glass in the industry. Our dual-pane, SunCoatTM Low-E insulating glass is renowned for all year, all around comfort.

SunCoatTM Low-E window glass comes standard on all Milgard Fiberglass, Vinyl, and Aluminum windows and doors. The benefits of SunCoatTM Low-E window glass are clear:

  • Reduces solar heat gain for lower summer cooling costs
  • Helps block heat loss for lower winter heating costs
  • Reduces harmful UV rays that fade carpet and furniture by up to 78%
Milgard Windows is an Energy Star® Partner. That means our SunCoatTM Low-E glass coating provides such exceptional energy-saving qualities that it has been recognized by Energy Star®. The fact is, our windows frequently exceed Federal Department of Energy standards.

Milgard offers many combinations of window glass for everything from sun and noise protection to ensuring your privacy and safety. Shown here are some of our most popular glass options. (Not all patterns available at all locations. Ask your Milgard representative.)

Milgard's obscure door and window glass protects your privacy but allows abundant light to enter the room. Choose from a variety of colors and texture patterns for a translucent to semi-opaque effect. Choices include P516, Aquatex, #42 Clear, Glue Chip, Narrow Reed, Cross Reed, Rain, and Solid Translucent Etch Matte.

Tinted door and window glass provides additional shading from direct sunlight and warm conditions. Choose from a variety of tones and thicknesses from which to choose. Tones include Bronze, Graylite Solex, Evergreen, and Azurlite.


For even higher performance, Milgard offers these door and window glass options.

Tempered glass is extremely strong and often used for its safety characteristics. Not only is it extra strong, but when it breaks, it breaks into little pebble-like pieces without sharp edges. Tempered glass is ideal for reducing the likelihood of injury in the event of breakage in applications like patio doors, side lights, and bathroom enclosures for showers and tubs.

Laminated glass is highly effective in reducing noise. It also eliminates 99.9% of ultraviolet rays, providing the highest degree of protection from the sun for your home furnishings. Concerned about excessive outdoor noise? Get the utmost protection against noise with our Sound Control Windows.

Optional argon gas, used between panes, is also available to further improve thermal performance.

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Cut heating and cooling losses with the best glass in the industry: Milgard SunCoatTM Low-E all climate, all-season glass. It's the "clear" glass choice for energy-efficient windows that give you year-round comfort. You'll find it on all Milgard insulated windows. Not only does it make our windows more energy efficient, but it also protects your carpet and furniture from fading. SunCoat Low-E blocks infrared light and reduces ultraviolet light.

SunCoat Low-E is a clear, low-emissivity coating applied to one side of the glass in our dual-pane windows. This microscopically thin coating filters the sun's energy in the summer and reduces heat loss in the winter, making even energy bills look better. Low-E has been a product usually recommended for cold climates. Now with our introduction of SunCoat Low-E glass, you can use this product everywhere, from the heat of Southern Nevada desert to the cold of Chicago and Alaska winters.

You can get even greater thermal performance with the addition of argon gas to our standard, dual-pane, SunCoat Low-E insulating glass. In fact, our vinyl and fiberglass insulated windows have even been recognized by Energy Star® for their exceptional energy-saving qualities in your home.

  • The Benefits of Milgard SunCoat Low-E Glass Are Clear
  • Comes standard on all Milgard windows and doors
  • Reduces heat and cooling loads
  • Reduces harmful UV rays that fade carpet and furniture up to 78%
  • Provides all around comfort, all year long

Windows can account for up to 30% of the annual energy consumed in a home. In the summer, Milgard's SunCoat Low-E keeps your home cool and comfortable by rejecting the sun's heat and damaging rays. In the winter, SunCoat Low-E helps your home stay warm and cozy by blocking heat loss to the cold weather outside.

Heating and Cooling Energy Savings* (Percentage of dollars saved over ordinary glass. Savings by market.)

* Total energy costs (heating + cooling) comparing clear 2-pane glass to SunCoat Low-E, for a house with 15% window-to-wall ratio uniformly distributed on all four sides of the house. The actual savings can vary due to thermostat settings, use of drapes and blinds, and other lifestyle attributes.

Installed in identical test homes in California's central valley, Milgard SunCoat Low-E glass demonstrated a remarkable reduction in energy use compared to ordinary clear glass.

The home featuring Milgard vinyl windows and SunCoat Low-E glass showed a 27% savings in summer cooling costs compared to the home with ordinary clear glass. The average summer afternoon demand for air conditioning in the SunCoat house was 30% lower due to reduced solar heat gain. SunCoat also produced significant savings on winter heating bills.

The test houses were identical single-story, 1,850 square-foot, 3-bedroom production homes. They were located on the same block with identical orientation and solar exposure. About 50% of the glass faced west.

From the standpoint of building design, this test proved that incorporating SunCoat enables the use of more windows and more dramatic views, without compromising on comfort or energy efficiency.

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Proper care of your Milgard windows & patio doors is important. With some simple, routine cleaning and maintenance you can ensure your windows will perform their best while looking great. From frame cleaning to the drainage systems, light attention to your Milgard products will generate a lifetime of satisfaction.

Please follow these simple rules when maintaining your Milgard windows & patio doors:

Frame Cleaning
You may think that window cleaning is only for glass – suitable frame cleaning is just as important to the look and performance of your Milgard window or patio door.

  1. Wash window and patio door frames with only mild, nonabrasive soap and water. Never use abrasive or acidic cleaners because they might cause permanent damage to the frame finish. Always test cleaners in an inconspicuous area first. Wipe dry when finished.
Caring for your Glass
Milgard controls the entire production of every window & patio door, including the glass. Whether your window comes standard with the energy efficient SunCoat™ Low-E glass, or one of our many specialty glass options, proper maintainance is required to ensure their exceptional performance.
  1. Best practice is to clean glass with a mixture of mild dish soap and water. When finished, rinse complete with clear water and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
  2. Never use any of the following products on any part of your window or patio door – they may damage the glass surface or insulating seal: petroleum-based cleaners, or caustic chemicals; razor blades, putty knifes or abrasive pads; high-pressure water hoses.
  3. Use only mild soap, water, and a soft brush when cleaning your screens. When finished rinse with clear water and wipe dry.
Tips for a Lifetime of Effortless Operation
Following a few simple steps, you can ensure your Milgard window or patio doors open, close, lock and unlock smoothly for as long as you own your home. Guaranteed. In fact, if anything ever goes wrong with one of our products in a single-family home, we'll fix it for as long as the original owner lives there. Parts and labor included.
  1. It's important to periodically lubricate all window tracks and rollers. We recommend that you lubricate the hardware components once a year. In areas with high salt-air at least twice a year is recommended.
  2. It's important to make sure your window and patio door seals evenly when closed. Regularly check your weather stripping to ensure your window or patio door is sealed air tight.
  3. Occasionally vacuum the tracks on all sliding patio doors and windows to clear any dirt or debris.
  4. Your Milgard sliding patio door rollers can be adjusted for proper height clearance. Carefully use a screwdriver through an access hole at the bottom of your patio door.
Managing Condensation and Mold
Condensation on the inside of a window indicates the humidity levels inside that room are higher than outside. Excess moisture on the inside of your window may cause deterioration and possibly mold growth leading to possible health concerns. Follow these easy steps to reduce the risk of excessive condensation and mold growth.
  1. Check all window and patio doors for smooth operation and sealed air tight.
  2. Use exhaust fans regularly in rooms with high humidity (bathrooms, pool rooms, etc.)
  3. Use a ceiling fan to continually circulate air.
  4. Dehumidifiers can drastically reduce the amount of moisture inside your home.
  5. When practical, open all windows and doors when experiencing excessive moisture inside your home.
Allowing Your Window and Patio Door to Properly Drain
Mother Nature can be unforgiving to your home. Thankfully, with Milgard you are rest assured that no water will penetrate the inside of your home. Our window and patio doors are specially designed with a "weep" drainage system to protect the inside of your home. Proper maintenance of your weep system is required to assure proper drainage.
  1. The weep system is designed to allow the water to drain to the outside as water builds up. It's normal for the water to build up on the sill or the outside track. It's important to keep the sill or track clean of any dirt or debris.
  2. Periodically inspect the weep holes to make certain they are clear of any dirt or debris. Use a soft bottlebrush to clear openings. It is especially important if you anticipate excessive rain in the near future.
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