Beautiful, natural, wood interior and a strong fiberglass exterior.
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.
Picture windows are fixed windows that do not open. They are usually installed in difficult to reach places to let in light. For unobstructed views where ventilation is not a concern, picture windows are ideal. Picture windows create a portrait-like space on walls - hence the word "picture" in their name. Picture windows are also a popular choice for letting in natural light without cold air in areas of a room that may be most susceptible to drafts.
In picture windows, insulated glass is a great option for added performance and increased comfort in the home. Insulated glass is a combination of two or more panes of glass with a hermetically sealed air space between them. Optional inert gases like argon or krypton may be used between panes to further improve thermal performance and energy savings.
Combinations and Mulling
All Milgard windows and doors are built to your specifications. So while we're showing a few sample combinations, there are literally hundreds of products to combine and ways to combine them. Precision Fit Door and Windows is a Certified Milguard Dealer that can help you explore the possibilities. Because Essence Series has an innovative mulling system, there’s virtually no limit to window combinations.
Double Casement, Picture Window
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.
Interior Frame Color:
Exterior Frame Color:
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Interior Frame Color
Exterior Frame Color
Essence Series windows offer seemingly endless design possibilities. The fiberglass exterior comes in 16 designer colors that fit any style or trend.
Picture windows have no usable hardware.
Essence horizontal slider and double hung windows come with the patented SmartTouch® lock. This lock was awarded the Ease-of-Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation for its innovative and universal design. The SmartTouch lock engages when the window is closed and is unlocked with just a single motion. It’s the easiest, smartest way to lock and unlock a window, and also assures you that when your window is closed, it’s locked.
You have your choice of 5 different Handle finishes that will fit any décor.
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Grids Styles and Patterns
Get creative with grids. Select from three grid styles in your choice of widths in standard or custom patterns, all designed to complement a full range of architectural styles.
Grid Patterns - choose from our standard Valance, Colonial or Perimeter styles or create a custom pattern.
These beautiful and 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.
Essence Frame Accessories are made from aluminum and factory-finished for a color match with the window frame. They are available in all Essence exterior colors. Colors can be matched to the window or door, or a coordinating color can be used as an accent. With all the combinations available, Essence Frame Accessories will complement virtually any style of home.
With all the combinations available, Essence Frame Accessories will complement virtually any style of home. And your customer will enjoy years of virtually maintenance-free trim surrounding their Essence windows and doors.
Essence Exterior Frame Options
Durability — the Story behind Fiberglass
Essence Series windows use a newly engineered mulling system that more securely connects multiple units, creating a tight seal and protecting against air and water infiltration. The systems also allows for windows in combinations.
What is fiberglass? It’s a composite structural material consisting of fiber reinforcements, typically glass, bound together in a resin matrix. Used in many applications from household fixtures (tub surrounds) to car bodies and aircraft fuselages. By using fiberglass as a structural core and exterior, Essence Series windows are strong, durable and easy to maintain in any climate.
Milgard’s own fiberglass pultrusion process enables us to make the complex profiles required for the exterior look of painted wood windows.
Because fiberglass is known for its strength, durability and performance, Essence exteriors:
Our proprietary powder-coat process uses a similar electrostatic technique as the auto industry to produce baked-on, sag-free, extremely durable exterior finishes that:
Essence Frame Accessories are available in these styles.
Essence Series windows and doors can play an important role in obtaining the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System™ (LEED) certification. By optimizing energy performance, increasing ventilation and using low-emitting materials, paints, coatings and recycled content, Essence Series can contribute to your LEED rating.
Introducing the New Essence Series Swing Door
Our highly anticipated in-swing and outswing French patio doors from Milgard® are now available in our growing Essence Series product line. Similar in design and construction to the Essence French sliding glass door, the swing doors also combines the beauty of a natural wood interior with the durability of fiberglass exterior.
All the same great features of Essence windows:
Moving Glass Wall Systems
Open up your living spaces to the outdoors with Moving Glass Wall Systems. Stacking and Pocket styles are available with a rich, warm solid wood interior to complement Essence Series windows.
Ask your Precision Fit Representative about a Moving Glass Wall System
What is the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty?
Milgard extends a Full Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser of Milgard® windows and patio doors, which includes Tuscany® Series, Montecito® Series, Style Line® Series, Ultra™ Series, Essence Series® and Aluminum. Moving Glass Wall Systems are not included. Milgard will repair or replace any defect in materials or workmanship and will pay the costs of all parts and labor for as long as the purchaser owns his home.