Milgard is one of the biggest names in vinyl replacement windows. It is a company that has been around for more than 50 years, and their products can be found in homes throughout the country. Milgard is known for producing their own glass units, vinyl components, and fiberglass frames in order to control quality, and they offer a Full Lifetime Warranty on all of their windows and patio doors. In 2001, Milgard was purchased by Masco Corporation, a large manufacturer of home improvement products like Delta faucets, KraftMaid cabinets, and Behr paint.
Homeowners often choose Milgard because of their pricing and ready availability in the San Diego area in the large home improvement stores and from independent replacement window companies in San Diego. Brand name recognition may also have some bearing on a homeowner’s decision to choose Milgard windows, since they are one of the most well-known brands on the market.
Style Line is Milgard’s entry-level series of windows, with the Tuscany series being the next step up with regard to features and energy efficiency (and price). Their premium line is called Quiet Line and boasts superior sound control, making these windows good for San Diego homes near highways, busy streets, or the airport. Style Line series windows offer a thinner frame, and a larger glass area. The Tuscan and Quiet Line series windows feature a thicker, more traditional-looking frame, as well as an upgraded locking mechanism, spacer, and screens. Milgard also manufactures fiberglass windows, as well as aluminum and wood windows, but they are best know for their vinyl options.
Milgard is a company that has been around for a long time and has seen a good amount of success in the replacement window industry and in producing windows for new construction. As such, you will find Milgard windows in a lot of homes in San Diego. Some of those are their older aluminum windows that Milgard made in the company’s early years. Our replacement window company is now replacing a lot of those with more energy efficient, dual pane, vinyl windows.
Milgard’s entry-level windows can also be found in a lot of newer tract homes in San Diego. In recent years, we’ve come across more homeowners wanting to replace these windows with a more energy efficient option that will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Milgard has a pretty solid reputation, but in my professional opinion, there are definitely better windows out there for a similar price point.
When considering which windows to install in your San Diego home, homeowners should look not only at the window brands, but also look closely at the company that will be installing the windows. Make sure the replacement window company you hire stands behind their work and has a history of doing quality installations.