Milgard® Essence Series® glider windows open almost effortlessly. Clean lines complement homes in a wide range of styles. As with our double hung windows, gliders feature the tilt latch for removal of vents and the SmartTouch® lock, both of which make the window very easy to open and create a streamlined, clean look. You can also choose a spoon lock for a more traditional look.
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- Double Hung Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Horizontal Slider Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Fixed Casement/Awning Picture Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Fixed Sash Double Hung/Glider Picture Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Transom Picture Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Radius Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Casement Essence Series® Wood Windows
- Awning Essence Series® Wood Windows
Details for Horizontal Slider Essence Series® Wood Windows:
- Enjoy peace of mind with our industry-leading Full Lifetime Warranty that includes parts and labor for as long as you own your home. Essence Series also comes standard with Glass Breakage Coverage.
- 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. Our 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.
- Choose from a variety of traditional or contemporary grid options that provide nearly endless design flexibility.
- Essence Series windows have superior energy efficiency performance. They meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® requirements in all zones.
- For even higher performance, choose one of our 3D® and 3D MAX® energy packages custom tailored to your geographic location. These packages include either our standard SunCoat® Low-E insulating glass or SunCoatMAX® which provides additional protection against harmful UV rays.
- 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.
- In the rare event water enters sash system; the HydroGard® water management system protects the wood interior by harmlessly draining water away through a hidden system of water channels and drainage holes.
- 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).
- Optional taller bottom rail matches traditional proportions and sight lines of the bottom sash of double hung windows for a coordinated appearance.
- This operating style is available in fixed models for use as a picture window.
Complete the look with hardware.
The double hung and glider windows come with integrated tilt latches and your choice of the sleek and innovative Milgard® SmartTouch® lock or the historically accurate look of a spoon lock.
Standard Hardware Options
- SmartTouch™ Lock
- Spoon Lock
- Window Opening Control Device
- Oil-Rubbed Bronze (non-living finish)
- Brushed Chrome
- Satin Nickel
Essence Series windows offer seemingly endless design possibilities. The fiberglass exterior comes in 15 designer colors that fit any style or trend.
Interiors are available in clear grain vertical fir, natural pine or primed pine. Seal or stain the natural pine or fir to complement the wood finishes in your home. Or go with primed wood and paint the color of your choice.
Interior Frame Color1
- Clear, Vertical-Grain Douglas Fir
- Primed Wood
Exterior Frame Color1
- Natural Creme
- Black Bean
- Pea Pod
- Classic Brown
- Evening Sky
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.
- Narrow Reed
- Cross Reed
- #42 Clear
- Glue Chip
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-E
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 >
Grid Options – As viewed from the inside of the window looking out.
- Flat (various sizes)4
- Sculptured (various sizes)5
- Vintage (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.
- Flat Casing Flush
- Flat Casing Mitered
- Flat Casing with Head & Sill Horns
- Brickmould Miter with sill
Availability – Essence Series Frame Accessories are available in these styles and combinations.
- Min Max: Min 3'0" by 2'0"; Max 8'0" by 6'0"
- (All dimensions are planned, and may vary from final commercially available product.)
Need more technical details?
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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- Colors shown are approximate. Due to monitor differences, actual colors may vary slightly. Visit a dealer showroom to see actual color.
- Min/Max is based on tested values, sizes may vary by location. Contact your local Milgard dealer for details.
- 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.
- Flat grid available in 5/8"
- Contoured grid available in 1-1/16"
- Vintage SDL available in 3/4", 1-1/8" and 2-1/4"