Essence™ Series Out-Swing French Wood Doors

This out-swing French door brings classic elegance to any room, but also speaks volumes when it comes to durability. Its fiberglass exterior provides superior strength and weather resistance. Its interior provides the warm and beauty of wood. Out-swing doors open onto your patio, allowing you to make the most of limited indoor space.

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Details for Essence™ Series Out-Swing French Wood Doors:

Essence™ Series Out-Swing French Wood Doors
  • Reduce energy consumption with our standard SunCoat® Low-E insulating glass or the SunCoatMAX® option, which provides additional protection against fabric fading.
  • Enjoy real peace of mind with our industry-leading Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage.
  • Elegant interiors in your choice of pine or vertical-grain Douglas fir. Seal or stain our natural wood to match the wood in your home.
  • Tough fiberglass exterior. Milgard's durable fiberglass produces a door that is impervious to water, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays. Will not crack, peel, bend, warp or stick due to expansion and contraction.
  • Triple Glazed option enhances energy performance even further.
  • Custom made to specifications in three weeks or less.
  • Choice of 15 factory-painted Essence exterior colors. Milgard uses the latest advances in powder-coat finishing technology - the same technology that's used in aerospace and automotive applications. Our powder coat provides an extremely durable coating, allowing for increased protection against fading, chipping and scratches.
  • Create an even sightline with panel-glazed transoms above. Or keep frame thickness to a minimum and bring in the light with direct-glazed transoms above.
  • Order with operable sidelites featuring secure locking with easy thumb-turn operation.
  • Choose designer lever handles from multiple colors. Hardware available in same finishes as Essence Series window hardware for complementary look.
  • Multi-point locking system for greater security.
  • Low profile 1/2" sill is appropriate for ADA-compliant applications.

The ultimate window frame material deserves the ultimate hardware. Standard three-point locking hardware to increase security and performance and a stainless steel, corrosion-resistant lock fit the bill. Add to that a thumb-turn style lock that visibly shows you when the door is locked.

Standard Hardware – Interior and Exterior

  • Standard Hardware 1Madrona (standard)
  • Standard Hardware 2Meridian (upgrade)
  • Standard Hardware 3Mastri (upgrade)

Available Colors3

  • WhiteWhite
  • TanTan
  • ClayClay
  • Slate BlackSlate Black
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze (non-living finish)Oil-Rubbed Bronze (non-living finish)
  • Brushed ChromeBrushed Chrome
  • Satin NickelSatin Nickel

Seal unfinished wood interior with clear sealant for a natural look or stain to match existing woodwork to achieve everything from a maple to a cherry appearance.

Interior Frame Color3

  • PinePine
  • Clear, Vertical-Grain Douglas FirClear, Vertical-Grain Douglas Fir

Exterior Frame Color3

  • FrostFrost
  • FogFog
  • HarmonyHarmony
  • BarkBark
  • Natural CremeNatural Creme
  • RattanRattan
  • Black BeanBlack Bean
  • FernFern
  • PebblePebble
  • Pea PodPea Pod
  • Classic BrownClassic Brown
  • CinnamonCinnamon
  • Evening SkyEvening Sky
  • TweedTweed
  • TwilightTwilight

Add privacy where window coverings are impractical or undesirable with our many styles of obscure glass. Glass can be tempered for extra safety or to meet code requirements.

Obscure – Milgard's obscure door and window glass protects your privacy but allows abundant light to enter the room. Choose from a variety of colors and texture patterns for a translucent to semi-opaque effect.

  • P516P516
  • Narrow Reed Window GlassNarrow Reed
  • Cross Reed Window GlassCross Reed
  • Aquatex Window GlassAquatex
  • #42 Clear Window Glass#42 Clear
  • Glue Chip Window GlassGlue Chip
  • Rain Window GlassRain
  • MatteluxMattelux

Tinted – Tinted door and window glass provides additional shading from direct sunlight and warm conditions. Choose from a variety of tones and thicknesses.

  • SunCoat™ Low-ESunCoat® Low-E
  • BronzeBronze
  • GrayGray
  • EvergreenEvergreen
  • AzurliteAzurlite

Additional Glass Options – For even higher performance, Milgard offers these door and window glass options.

  • Tempered – Tempered glass is extremely strong and often used for its safety characteristics. Not only is it extra strong, but when it breaks, it breaks into little pebble-like pieces without sharp edges. Tempered glass is ideal for reducing the likelihood of injury in the event of breakage in applications like patio doors, sidelites and bathroom enclosures for showers and tubs.
  • Laminated – Laminated glass is highly effective in reducing noise. It also eliminates 99.9% of ultraviolet rays, providing the highest degree of protection from the sun for your home furnishings. Concerned about excessive outdoor noise? Get the utmost protection against noise with our Sound Control Windows.
  • Argon/Air Mix – Optional argon gas, used between panes, is also available to further improve thermal performance.

Energy Efficiency Upgrades – 3D® and 3D MAX® energy packages maximize performance with innovative SunCoat®, SunCoatMAX®, EdgeGard™ or EdgeGardMAX™. (3D MAX availability is based on region.) Learn more >

  • Energy Efficiency Upgrades 1

Grid Options – As viewed from the inside of the window looking out.

  • Grid Options 15/8" Flat
  • Grid Options 27/8" Simulated Divided Lite
  • Grid Options 31-1/16" Sculptured
Essence™ Series Out-Swing French Wood Doors
  • 1 Panel Min Max: Min 2'6" by 6'0" Max 3'0" by 8'0"
  • 2 Panel Min Max: Min 5'0" by 6'0" Max 6'0" by 8'0"
  • 3 Panel Min Max: Min 7'6" by 6'0" Max 9'0" by 8'0"
  • 4 Panel Min Max: Min 10'0" by 6'0" Max 12'0" by 8'0"
  • U-Value: 0.38

Need more technical details?

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Every window project is different. It's hard to provide an accurate cost range as a house can vary greatly in the number and size of its windows. Costs also depend on the frame material and glass options. Double and triple-glazed windows, or those filled with argon gas, increase energy savings but add to initial upfront costs. Often government or power company incentives include additional tax deductions or rebates for making energy-saving improvements to your home. These incentives may significantly reduce a project's total costs. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover how affordable a window replacement project can be.

For a detailed quote that accounts for the many important considerations, click on the "Request a Quote" option below and request a competitive, no-obligation, free price quote from your local Milgard Certified Dealer.

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Essenceâ„¢ Series Out-Swing French Door 4.1 5 35 35
We love our double hung windows The Essence Series double hung windows are awesome. I am so glad we did not go with a single hung. We appreciate the flexibility to open our windows from the top and the bottom to allow fresh air and the windows can be easily unlocked and tilted inward for easier cleaning. A fantastic buying decision. We are also glad that we went with the Essence series since the self locking, one click lock response is very assuring and easy for windows to be open. I like how because of this feature our daughter can open it in case she would need to exit in an emergency as well. September 20, 2013
Outside protection, beautiful inside We are happy to let you know that we are pleased with our new windows. The old windows were far past their prime, especially the outside wood. The fibreglass exterior looks great and the inside wood is beautiful. The new windows make the house more pleasant in terms of temperature and no worries about colour fading. Bert and Connie February 4, 2013
pretty good, but could use inprovement I have 13 essence double hung windows and some awning and picture windows in my home. The overall use and durability has been good. However, they just feel like not a very refined design. The spoon lock hits the upper casing/stop. It leaves a dent in the painted wood. Ths original double hungs have a nice brass stop to prevent this. The fitment of the interior wood is ok. These windows all are snap together, thus painted joints crack. The casing seem kind of thick compared to other windows. However, I shopped lots of different windows before buying these and even though I liked other windows more the overall value made me choose the milgard essence. Nonetheless, a little better engineering would have really made this window shine compared to others. Milgard customer service has been great. I had one of the lower sash slide pins break while cleaning them. Milgard came right out and fixed it. These was a little inclusion in the casting. I think this was an exception none of my other windows have had any issues. June 18, 2014
The winows look great in my house, they are just what I wanted and expected. So far, so good. I have only had the windows for two days. June 5, 2014
poor qualitiy Poor qualitiy review before window was shipped. Insulllation has pulled loose from bottom of window. How does a home owner fix that after installation. Very unhappy. April 24, 2014
Poor quality The door machanism does not work properly. These are very expensive doors and have not worked correctly. Very disappointed with quality. December 24, 2013
Beautiful Doors These outswing French Doors are beautiful. Make sure to get specifics on operable sidelights and screens. We were told sidelight screens were included but apparently they are not. November 14, 2013
Excellent Cusomter Service I had a problem with window closing after 9 years of use. The rep David Vargas came out and determine the problem right away with professional knowledge and insight. I highly recommend using Milgard's and will buy their product again. November 5, 2013
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Footnotes

1
Min/Max is based on tested values, sizes may vary by location. Contact your local Milgard dealer for details.
2
Information based on the standard configuration with SunCoat®, EdgeGard™ and air-filled glass. Different glazing, spacer and fill options will result in different u-factors. More details can be found on the technical resources site for professionals.
3
Colors shown are approximate. Due to monitor differences, actual colors may vary slightly. Visit a dealer showroom to see actual color.
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