Essence Series

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.

Essence Series Sliding Patio Door

Designed to perfectly complement the rich, warm wood interiors of Essence windows, the Essence Series sliding patio door is built with solid wood and a durable fiberglass exterior. Not only is it beautiful, but you will enjoy the smooth operation and superior performance for years to come. And like Essence windows, this new patio door is backed by the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty including Glass Breakage Coverage. Explore more benefits of the new Essence Series Sliding Patio Door here.


  • Fiberglass exterior available in 16 powder-coated colors.
  • Interior solid wood frame with no visible fasteners.
  • Engineered with quality rollers that provide an impressively smooth and quiet operation.
  • Superior energy performance with SunCoat® Low-e glass coating.
  • Optional screen that is top-hung for smooth operation to minimize jams.
  • Make it your own with grids, decorative glass or expand your view with transoms.
  • The beautiful door handle comes in seven finishes and with an optional exterior keyed lock.
  • Add the optional SmartTouch® bolt for additional points of security on the door or to secure it in a vented position.

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.

2 Panel

3 Panel

4 Panel

Frame Options

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:

Choose a Color

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Color Options

Interior Frame Color

Douglas Fir


Primed Pine

Exterior Frame Color


Black Bean



Classic Brown


Evening Sky






Pea Pod




Essence Series windows offer seemingly endless design possibilities. The fiberglass exterior comes in 16 designer colors that fit any style or trend.


The new Essence Series® French-style sliding glass door features a newly designed handle and lockset for superior performance and beauty.  The handles are available in your choice of these finishes and can be mixed or matched for interior and exterior.

Expression (standard)

Elegance (upgrade)

Evolution (upgrade)

You have your choice of 5 different Handle finishes that will fit any décor.



Brushed Chrome

Satin Nickel

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:


  • Are scratch, dent and impact-resistant
  • Unaffected by time or temperature
  • Impervious to water, cold, & heat
  • Withstand the corrosive effectives of salt air and pollutants


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:


  • Resist scratches and gouges
  • Provide better color stability that withstands the construction process and weathers well
  • Takes paint easily with excellent adhesion

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.


  •     Lowest embodied energy while providing the longest life expectancy.
  •     Requires limited use of resources.
  •     Low pollution levels emitted during the manufacturing process.
  •     Made from silica sand, an abundant natural resource readily available almost everywhere.
  •     Embodied energy to extract glass from sand and convert raw materials into finished fiberglass is relatively low.
  •     Aluminum requires heating up to 1700°F while vinyl requires up to 425°F, and fiberglass, 200°F or less.
  •     Sustainable painting process uses no solvents, sprays or drips, produces little or no VOCs, recycles overspray, and yields very little waste (disposable as solid waste).

Obscure Glass



Cross Reed

Glue Chip

Narrow Reed



Tinted Glass

Solar Bronze

Solar Gray



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:


  • 16 Exterior powder coat finishes
  • Three wood interior options: Douglas Fir, Pine, Primed Pine
  • Updated hinges for improved performance with nine finish options
  • Three new handle designs with seven finish options
  • 2-4 panel configurations with operable and nonoperable sidelites (optional)
  • ADA accessibility options
  • Top hung screen or retractable screen available
  • Eight exterior trim options
  • Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty including Glass Breakage Coverage

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.


  • Feel confident that the work will be completed correctly by Milgard factory-trained technicians.
  • Easy service request process - just call (800-MILGARD) or submit a service request online. We'll get right on it.
  • The Full Lifetime Warranty will extend to glass breakage coverage on Tuscany® Series, Essence Series®, and Ultra™ Series products.
  • If you sell your home, Milgard automatically extends warranty coverage for 10 years from the start date of the original warranty to the successive owners, free of charge.
  • The Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty is extended to products installed after 1/1/2012 in the U.S. and after 1/1/2011 in Canada. Please see residential and commercial warranties for coverage details of products outside this description as well as territory exclusions.

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