Low Maintenance Wood Windows Refresh

  • Architectural Style: Ranch style
  • Location: Arcadia, CA
  • Completion date: 2012
  • Notable project leaders: A New View Windows & Doors
  • Previous windows: Aluminum sliding glass doors, wood windows


With the kids grown and out of the house, the parents decided it was time for a home improvement window project. There was a lot of heat coming in from the windows during summer months and cold drafts during the winter. The previous wood window frames had to be sanded and repainted every few years. Some of the wood windows were rotted. Over the years, the homeowners experienced problems with water damage as the caulking would crack and chip.

Milgard Solution:

Compared with the old wood windows, Tuscany® Series windows were lower-maintenance, which meant there was no longer a need to sand or repaint the windows. The SmartTouch® locks offered improved ease of use and security. The homeowners remarked the windows dramatically improved the curb appeal of their home.

Milgard products used:

Tuscany Series vinyl windows and WoodClad™ Series fiberglass windows, Tuscany Series 4-panel sliding glass door, WoodClad Series sliding glass door. Simulated divided lite grids.

My wife has arthritis in her hands so she especially appreciates the ease with which she can open, close and lock the sliding doors and our windows. I believe you call the locks Smart Touch locks…they're great and secure. - Milgard Owner, Arcadia, CA

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