Double Hung Essence™ Series Wood Windows

Milgard's double hung wood window re-imagines this traditional design. Operable top and bottom sashes allow you to open just the top sash around children and pets. Sashes easily tilt inward for cleaning.

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Details for Double Hung Essence™ Series Wood Windows:

Double Hung Essence™ Series Wood Windows
  • Improve efficiency with our 3D® and 3D MAX® energy packages custom tailored to your geographic location.
  • 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 with your choice of three wood options. Seal or stain our natural pine or fir to complement the wood finishes in your home. Or go with primed wood and paint the color of your choice.
  • Tough fiberglass exterior frame and sash construction. Milgard's own secure connecting system firmly joins the Essence Series wood interior to its fiberglass exterior for an aesthetically superior appearance with no unsightly nail holes or staples.
  • Proprietary powder-coat process provides an extremely durable exterior coating that resists scratches and gouges. Choose from 15 exterior fiberglass colors - a palette carefully selected to complement both new and classic home styles.
  • Available in fixed models for use as a picture window.
  • Full variety of grid options provide nearly endless design flexibility - even non-linear patterns.
  • Innovative tilt latches with recessed release give windows a sleek, clean look. Latch operation is almost as easy as pushing buttons on a computer keyboard.
  • Exclusive, easy-to-use SmartTouch® lock provides an unobtrusive low profile ideal for contemporary homes. Choose restoration spoon lock option for a traditional look.
  • Patent-pending continuous weep system. In the rare event water enters sash system; Milgard's water management system protects the wood interior by harmlessly draining water away through a hidden system of water channels and drainage holes.
  • Superior energy efficiency performance. Meets 2010 ENERGY STAR® requirements in all zones with no costly energy upgrades. For those wanting even higher performance, we offer an optional energy package with triple glazing that is up to 30% more efficient than the base window package.
  • Standard charcoal fiberglass non-corrosive mesh screen. Optional extruded color-matched screen frame with internal corner keys and PureView™ fiberglass mesh window screen (its smaller yarns and finer weave provide 15% more openness than standard screen for clearer views).

Milgard's easy-to-use SmartTouch® hardware with the simple one-touch operation comes standard. Or select our classic spoon lock.

Standard Hardware Options

  • Standard Hardware Options 1SmartTouch™ Lock
  • Standard Hardware Options 2Spoon Lock

Available Colors1

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

Tilt Latch

  • Tilt Latch 1

Available Colors1

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

Exterior colors available: Frost, Harmony, Fog, Bark, Natural Crème, Rattan, Black Bean, Fern, Pebble, Pea Pod, Classic Brown, Cinnamon, Evening Sky, Tweed, and Twilight.

Interior Frame Color1

  • PinePine
  • Clear, Vertical-Grain Douglas FirClear, Vertical-Grain Douglas Fir
  • Primed WoodPrimed Wood

Exterior Frame Color1

  • 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 1Flat (various sizes)4
  • Grid Options 2Sculptured (various sizes)5
  • Grid Options 3Vintage (various sizes)6

Essence Frame Accessories – These beautiful and durable aluminum frames feature snap-in installation and require no painting. There are no visible fasteners or holes to putty, giving the windows a clean look. Because they are made from aluminum, they will not rot, split, crack or warp. Essence Frame Accessories provide a quick and easy solution to expensive and labor-intensive wood trim and are virtually maintenance free.

Essence Frame Accessories are factory finished for a color match with the window frame and are available in all Essence exterior colors. Colors can be matched to the window or door, or a coordinating color can be used as an accent. With all the combinations available, Essence Frame Accessories will complement virtually any style of home.

  • Essence Frame Accessories 1
  • Essence Frame Accessories 2Flush
  • Essence Frame Accessories 3Mitered
  • Essence Frame Accessories 4Flat Casing Flush
  • Essence Frame Accessories 5Flat Casing Mitered
  • Essence Frame Accessories 6Flat Casing with Head & Sill Horns
  • Essence Frame Accessories 7Brickmould Miter with sill

Availability – Essence Series Frame Accessories are available in these styles and combinations.

  • Availability 1
Double Hung Essence™ Series Wood Windows

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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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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
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
Fantastic product Milgards products are top notch! We have been installing Milgard windows and doors for 10 years. Never had a problem with Milgards products they are simple to install and extremely well made! My clients love the warranty. Northern California Contractor October 5, 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
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
Dependable company great product I have been buying Milgard windows for 30 years for new construction and remodel projects. The look and utility is excellent. I trust the product and trust the companyl September 11, 2013
I am so pleased with Milgard product, their service and warranty. although it was difficult to communicate via email and limited phone call, i received the best service and replacement of all troubled areas relating to windows throughout my home. thank you to the customer service call center, to the workers and all involved to assist me with my windows! September 10, 2013
great product and excellent customer service I've been very happy with the windows that were installed at our house. The house is noticeably warmer and it's easier to open the windows when the weathers nice. We had a kitchen window crack possibly from extreme cold and they replaced it no questions asked. The first time the window they sent out wasn't an exact match so they came right back a day or so later and made it right. Quality product and great service! September 10, 2013
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Footnotes

1
Colors shown are approximate. Due to monitor differences, actual colors may vary slightly. Visit a dealer showroom to see actual color.
2
Min/Max is based on tested values, sizes may vary by location. Contact your local Milgard dealer for details.
3
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 in the Performance Ratings document above.
4
Flat grid available in 5/8"
5
Contoured grid available in 1-1/16"
6
Vintage SDL available in 3/4", 1-1/8" and 2-1/4"
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