Milgard Windows & Doors
When you're looking to buy or replace doors and windows, you can't go wrong with Milgard® windows and doors. Our determination to be the industry's best extends to everything we do. So when you want doors and windows that last, we're the only place you need to look. Here's why.
Full Lifetime Warranty
Our warranty is unsurpassed in the industry. When we say this is the last patio door or window you will ever have to buy, we mean it. Every Milgard product is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own your home. That includes labor and materials.
To ensure durability, Milgard doesn't leave quality to chance. Milgard produces its own frame and sash components using only the finest grade materials. For example, we use a custom vinyl recipe and extrude our own vinyl components to ensure the best performance and durability over time. We also make our own fiberglass doors and windows. Milgard uses a process known as pultrusion, where glass rovings and mats are pulled at tremendous forces through a resin bath and a series of dies. These materials combine and catalyze to provide unparalleled tensile and torsional strength.
Others might be satisfied with the status quo, but not Milgard. Take, for instance window hardware. Most other manufacturers use off-the-shelf hardware, Milgard did better. We created our own patented SmartTouch™ lock and became the first window manufacturer to receive the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation, and only window manufacturer to receive a 2008 Bronze IDEA award for design. You'll find innovations everywhere you look at Milgard.
Milgard vinyl doors and vinyl windows have won Builder magazine's Best Quality in the Nation Award six out of the last ten years and their National Most Used Vinyl Window Award four times. We were also named Number One in the West the last four years. We've also won both Professional Remodeler magazine's and Professional Builder magazine's "Most Preferred Vinyl Window" Awards three times. What these awards mean to us is that we are doing things right. What they mean to you is that you're getting windows you can count on.
Nobody pays more attention to materials than Milgard. Where many other window companies don't have control over the entire process, we do. We temper our own glass, we make our own insulated glass units, and we produce our own vinyl and fiberglass. This gives us the ultimate control over quality. Take Milgard fiberglass doors and fiberglass windows, for example. Their base material, fiberglass, is nothing new. It's been floating boats and adding strength to ladders for years. But until recently, the complex profiles required for window designs have been impossible to successfully attain with fiberglass. Milgard's R&D team faced this challenge and engineered a fiberglass window and door system that's virtually impervious to water, cold, heat, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays. The end result: efficient windows and doors that maintain their beauty in every season, in any climate.
Because Milgard offers custom sizes without any upcharge, there's practically no end to the variety of sizes we can offer you in windows and patio doors. If you can imagine it, there's more than a good chance we can make it or configure it. And within all those choices in doors and windows, there's a vast selection of grid, glass and hardware options to further customize the doors and windows of your dreams.
While our coverage is extensive, our service is local. Milgard has over a dozen locations .Our belief is that by being close to our customers, we can provide them better service. This means faster lead and delivery time, as well as faster response to any warranty situations. We're there for you long after your builder or contractor has completed the job. Milgard also has a comprehensive network of dealers and offers some of the best training in the industry.
Fifty Years of Innovation in Window and Door Manufacturing
In 1958, Maurice Milgard, Jr. and his son Gary started Milgard Glass Company in a small building in Tacoma, Washington. Gary's brother, Jim, joined the company in 1961. Within a short time, the Milgards diversified into aluminum windows.
In 1962, Gary Milgard left the glass company to start an aluminum window fabricating company called Milgard Manufacturing. The company's objective was to provide a reliable source of quality aluminum windows styled and crafted to meet the unique architectural requirements of the western United States.
In 1968, Milgard Manufacturing started producing sliding glass doors. Two years later, aluminum frames were redesigned to fit both single-pane and insulating glass. Milgard developed a type of aluminum frame that was suitable for cold weather areas where only wood frames had been effective.
The year 1989 marked the introduction of the first Milgard® windows with vinyl frames. WoodClad windows and doors, a dramatic new line of fiberglass windows and doors, was introduced in 1990.
Growth continues to be the norm at Milgard. In addition to the Tacoma operation, the company now has manufacturing, sales and service locations in Marysville, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Sacramento, Hollister, Simi Valley, Temecula and Dixon, California; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.
While many window companies are simply distributors of someone else's products, Milgard is a vertically integrated window and patio door manufacturer. We make our own insulated glass units. We produce our own vinyl components. We make our own fiberglass frames. The Milgard vinyl plant, located in Tacoma, began extruding quality frame material in 1988. To ensure top quality from start to finish, Milgard begins by precisely controlling our vinyl compound formulation to withstand harsh climate conditions. We extrude our own frame material, and fabricate all vinyl windows and doors to order, giving us the tightest control over quality. Our fiberglass windows and doors receive the same level of attention. Almost all our frame materials are manufactured internally to provide the highest level of consistently high quality.
Milgard also goes so far to temper our own glass. In 1980, Milgard Tempering, Inc. was started in Tacoma to respond to a demand for high-quality tempered glass in the Northwest. In 1992, a second Milgard Tempering plant was opened in Dixon, California. Modern equipment and skilled employees enabled Milgard Tempering to become one of the most respected tempered glass suppliers in the country.
Through our vertical integration, Milgard is able to control quality at every step of the way. The result is higher quality products, all of which we confidently back with one of the industry's best guarantees, Milgards full lifetime warranty.