WoodCladâ„¢ Series Fiberglass Windows
Beautiful wood interior
We bought both fixed and double hung windows, but there's really not much to say about a fixed window, except it's really nice you can order just about any size you want. The windows are exceptionally pretty, with a very nice fine-grained Douglas Fir on the inside. The grids tend to be a little coarser grain wood, but not a problem - still pretty. The exterior are white fiberglass, which matches the white vinyl on the older part of the house. We had custom grids on some of the windows, and after a couple back and forth communications with our lumber yard representative to assure the measurements were correct, the windows were built to our specifications, and look great. The only caveat with the fancy grids is that all that wood needs to be finished, which is tedious. The windows seem to operate fine, although we are still under construction, so haven't been using them much yet. I assume with a vinyl construction and wood veneer, these windows will withstand our typically cool foggy conditions better than 100% wood.
March 21, 2013
Milgard has the best warranty
I had to replace several of my windows and I choose Milgard because of their great warranty. My other windows were very expensive but when it came to warranty issues, they did nothing. The most important thing to me is how a company deals with warranty problems. Milgard exceeds above all others.
August 28, 2012
Single hung windows are problematic
I paid a contractor to replace the 1935 vintage (true divided lite) windows on two single family homes. I choose the Milgard Wood Clad Series because they were appealing and closely matched the look of the original windows. The problem is the operation of the single hung windows. If you're not extremely careful in opening and closing the windows, the rope in the balance adjusters will break and jam or disable your window. The rope is extremely thin and obviously weak. I've had this occur on four of my windows and will need to order replacement parts and have the windows repaired.
August 1, 2012
Very nice looking and excellent quality. The wood clad windows are so attractive and do the job perfectly.
April 5, 2012
We are very happy with the windows.
We really do love our windows. They are a major improvement over the metal windows we used to have - no more sweaty window frames and no more cold drafts coming in.
As far as the appearance goes, they look very nice. However, I wish there had been more choices in the hardware. The hardware we have looks cheap. I see that now there is a dark bronze color available, which was not available when we purchased our windows. that is what we got on our Milgard slider, and it is really attractive. I would replace all my hardware with the new dark bronze color, but I know it would be way too expensive.
We were also disappointed in the color of the inside metal framing. It is a kind of beige color, and it would have been a lot more attractive if it had been available with dark bronze as an option.
However, all and all, we love our new windows. The do work well and look nice.
April 5, 2012