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Window Selection Made Easy

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Simple tips for smart window shopping When selecting new windows, there are many factors to consider. This guide gives you tips and suggestions about what’s important to look for when you’re shopping for new windows.

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LLook for a window company that’s close to home

Choosing a window company that’s close to home has many advantages. Being closer to you means: • Your orders can arrive in days instead of weeks. • If you ever need warranty service, factory-trained technicians can reach your home for faster service. • You have the reassurance that you’re getting windows specifically designed for your unique climate, and are manufactured locally. • Milgard® has over a dozen locations throughout the country. In fact, we won’t offer our windows in an area until we have a facility nearby. Our commitment to be closer to our customers means we travel fewer miles to reach your home — which means less fossil fuels are used to bring you great windows and service.

Milgard gives back Milgard’s Matching Gift/Community Action Team (MG/CAT) was created so Milgard and our employees can actively give back to the communities in which we live through contribution of time and money: • Employees participate in monthly community service events. Each event benefits a local community charitable organization. • Milgard matches employee financial donations to charitable organizations. When employees also volunteer over 50 hours of their time, Milgard doubles their donation. • From 2006 to 2009, Milgard employees have volunteered nearly 100,000 hours to charitable organizations in their communities.


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LLook for a solid warranty and a strong company

Windows are a long-term investment, so you want a quality product from a well-established company that stands behind what it sells.

Milgard® gives you an industry leading Full Lifetime Warranty Many companies offer limited lifetime warranties with a lot of fine print. Insist on nothing less than a Full Lifetime Warranty.

For nearly 50 years, Milgard’s philosophy hasn’t changed: if there’s ever a problem…we do whatever it takes to make our customer happy. • We stand behind every window and patio door we build. Milgard factory-trained technicians service all warranty claims giving you the assurance of quality workmanship from qualified people—with no hidden costs and no guesswork.

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• If repair is unpractical or cannot be made in a timely fashion, we will replace the product at no charge unless you request a refund of the purchase price.

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• If you sell your home, Milgard will automatically maintain its Full Lifetime Warranty for 10 years from the effective date of the original warranty to the successive owners, free of charge.

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• Our Full Lifetime Warranty covers accidental glass breakage on most product lines for as long as you own and reside in your home.

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For complete warranty details visit milgard.com


Look for energy savings

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Do something good for the environment and your family’s budget. Look for windows that are made with responsible manufacturing processes and that are ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Energy-saving energy packages Milgard® was the first company to offer all-inclusive energy packages that were designed to meet the specific climate needs of different areas of the country.

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Milgard Solutions that exceed ENERGY STAR® performance.

Meets ENERGY STAR® qualifications in all climate zones.

At least a 10% increase in energy efficiency over ENERGY STAR® qualified products.

At least a 20% increase in energy efficiency over ENERGY STAR® qualified products.


Three dimensions of performance At Milgard,速 we focus on three key elements in the design of every window. It starts with our engineers, known for their industry-leading window designs using Milgard patented technologies. We then produce our own vinyl and fiberglass frame materials in house, using only the highest quality materials. We complete our windows with the best insulated glass unit technology available, delivering superior energy efficiency for added comfort and peace of mind.

Energy tax credits Milgard makes it easy to get up to $1,500 back in Federal Energy Tax Credits. Many Milgard windows with 3D MAX速 can help you qualify. For additional details on this money saving offer visit milgard.com or speak with your Milgard dealer.

Milgard is a leader in energy efficiency Milgard is a charter member of the Efficient Windows Collaborative, an organization dedicated to providing unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work and the options available.


Form & function

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IInsist on quality

Windows that are made from high-quality materials and that are rigorously tested give you superior performance and durability.

Milgard® uses only the finest vinyl and fiberglass We extrude our own vinyl using our own recipe, which ensures us that responsible manufacturing processes are being followed. By using only the finest quality vinyl ingredients and making our own insulated glass units, Milgard vinyl windows are both durable and beautiful. In fact, Milgard’s vinyl and fiberglass profiles exceed voluntary American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA) stringent requirements for weather resistance, impact resistance and heat resistance. For over 15 years, Milgard has been perfecting our fiberglass recipe and construction techniques in the development of our Ultra™ and WoodClad™ Series fiberglass windows. All of this expertise means we are able to build windows that combine the beauty of wood with the durability of fiberglass. Our WoodClad windows feature natural wood interiors—select from Douglas Fir or rich Mahogany. Like our vinyl windows, fiberglass windows are virtually maintenance free and stand up to harsh weather, insects, salt air, and damaging ultraviolet rays.

All windows & doors are custom built

Proprietary frame materials

Award winning hardware

Advanced glass and spacer technology

Responsible manufacturing practices At Milgard, we reuse virtually all vinyl process waste or find another manufacturer who can use it. Our fiberglass pultrusion facility has earned ISO 14001 certification, a standard which manages and improves performance in areas such as lower energy usage, waste reduction and increased recycling. At Milgard we waste less and recycle more.

We test, test again and then test some more To make sure our windows are durable, we subject them to a grueling series of tests that check thermal performance, air and water infiltration, forced entry, and structural rigidity. Milgard’s SmartTouch™ lock has passed strenuous cycle tests equivalent to opening your window 5 times a day for more than 100 years. It’s quality you have to feel and see. Ask your dealer for a test open and close.


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LLook for innovation

Innovative features make your windows more beautiful and easier to use.

Milgard® is on the forefront of window innovation • Our vinyl windows feature a honeycombed chamber construction frame that improves strength and energy performance. • Strong materials mean we can create windows with bigger, less obstructed views.

Recognized by some of the industry’s most trusted sources • Milgard has been named the national “Most Used Vinyl Window” four times by the readers of Builder magazine and “Best Quality Vinyl Window” six times. • Both Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines have named us “Most Preferred Vinyl Window” for the three years. • Milgard is the only window manufacturer to receive an IDEA award for design for the SmartTouch™ lock. • As a member of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Performance Track, an organization that establishes goals for environmental improvement within major corporations, Milgard manufactures products that have minimal impact on the environment, beyond what is required by law. • Milgard is also a U.S. Green Building Council member, a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone. • Milgard is the first window manufacturer to receive the Arthritis Foundation® Ease-of-Use Commendation for the SmartTouch lock on our Tuscany™ Series vinyl windows.

Milgard’s exclusive new SmartTouch lock comes standard on all Tuscany windows.

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• One-touch operation. You can unlock, open and close the window with just one hand. • Visual lock status identification. When the window isn’t fully closed, the lock handle is raised. • Clean design. Our SmartTouch lock is built into the sash rail. The lock profile is essentially flush with the window for a sleek, sophisticated look. • Peace of mind. When your window is closed, it’s locked. Our SmartTouch lock exceeds even the nations’ toughest forced entry requirements.

To learn more about Milgard products, ask your Milgard dealer or visit milgard.com


ARIZONA Phoenix CALIFORNIA Hollister Sacramento Simi Valley Temecula COLORADO Denver ILLINOIS Chicago NEVADA Las Vegas OREGON Portland UTAH Salt Lake City VIRGINIA Fredericksburg WASHINGTON Tacoma Marysville

SmartTouch™, Tuscany™, Ultra™, WoodClad™, 3D® and 3D MAX® are trademarks of Milgard Manufacturing, Inc. ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Energy. Milgard Windows is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner, with all products ENERGY STAR® qualified for all U.S. zones. Milgard windows meet criteria for structural integrity and reliable performance established by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Consult your Milgard representative for specific test information.

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