Milgard Essence™ Series windows are a completely new approach to making a wood-clad window. The result is a superior, long-lasting solid wood window with a protective fiberglass cladding, providing greater energy efficiency and durability than any previous all-wood option.
Milgard Essence™ wood windows are beautiful on the inside and Milgard tough on the outside. They feature a wood interior in pine or optional Douglas fir or primed wood. A new internal secure connecting system results in a pristine interior wood surface with no unsightly nail holes or staples, perfect for staining, sealing or painting.
The outside is durable fiberglass, with fifteen beautiful color options. What is fiberglass? It’s a composite structural material consisting of fiber reinforcements, typically glass, bound together in a resin matrix. These durable fiberglass frames feature snap-in installation and require no painting. There are no visible fasteners or holes to putty, giving the windows a clean look. Because they are made from fiberglass, they will not rot, split, crack or warp. Essence™ frame accessories provide a quick and easy solution to expensive and labor-intensive wood trim and are virtually maintenance free.
Compare this to conventional wood windows with their exposed wood exteriors. Not only is Milgard’s better protected on the outside, but they also have an advanced water management system that protects the wood interior and harmlessly drains away water in the rare event water enters the sash system. What’s more, Milgard’s tough fiberglass exterior frame and sash construction is designed to last and last. Milgard’s proprietary powder-coat process gives it a baked-on, sag-free, extremely durable exterior coating that resists scratches and gouges.
For new homes, remodeling projects, or wherever quality wood windows are desired, Milgard Essence™ Series windows deliver it all – as well as something ordinary wood windows don’t provide: Milgard’s Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage Coverage.