Essence Series® Wood Windows

Essence Series® Wood Windows & Doors
Crystal Achievement Award

The new Milgard® Essence Series® wood windows have been awarded a Crystal Achievement Award as the most innovative window by a large manufacturer. The Crystal Achievement Award program from Window & Door Magazine, a publication of the National Glass Association, honors significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing, and marketing. Each year's award winners are featured in the magazine's September issue. Download Press Release

Milgard Essence Series® Wood Windows & Doors

Wood windows. Re-imagined.
Introducing new Milgard Essence Series® windows.

When Milgard set out to build a better wood window, good wasn't good enough. It had to live up to the Milgard name. Which is why we created a window that embodies beauty and strength. Style and innovation. Comfort and dependability.

Essence Series® Wood Windows

New Essence Series windows are beautiful on the inside and Milgard tough on the outside. They feature stunning wood interiors and durable fiberglass exteriors. Plus they provide outstanding energy efficiency and innovative new features.

For new homes, remodeling projects, and wherever quality wood windows are desired, Milgard Essence Series windows deliver it all — including something ordinary wood windows can't offer: Milgard's Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage Coverage.

Elegant Interiors

Essence Series® Elegant Enteriors (L to R: Pine, Primed Wood, Vertical-Grain Douglas Fir)

Choose from three wood interior options. Seal or stain our natural woods to match the woods in your home. Or go with a primed wood to paint the color of your choice. A new secure connecting system firmly joins wood and fiberglass for an aesthetically superior appearance with no unsightly nail holes or staples.

Durable Exteriors

Essence Series® Durable Exteriors

Conventional wood windows rely on wood exteriors or on aluminum cladding or other composite materials to protect the wood. The problem: water inevitably gets behind the cladding as the silicone sealant deteriorates, which can cause rotting and damage. Milgard uses a tough fiberglass exterior frame and sash construction. Plus we use a proprietary powder-coat process for a baked-on, sag-free, extremely durable exterior coating that resists scratches and gouges.

Design Flexibility

Choose from 15 exterior fiberglass colors — each carefully selected to complement new and classic home styles. A variety of grid options gives you nearly endless design flexibility — even non-linear patterns.

Essence Series® Design Flexibility

Elegant and Easy-to-Use Hardware

Choose between the sleek and innovative Milgard SmartTouch Lock® or the classic look of a Spoon Lock on our Double Hung and Gliding windows. Folding nesting operator handles are standard on Casements and Awnings. Each is available in a wide range of finishes, including white, clay, satin nickel, brushed chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.

Essence Series® Elegant and Easy-to-Use Hardware

Advanced Water Management System

Milgard designs windows to be impervious to water. In the rare event water enters the sash system, the new Milgard water management system keeps it away from the wood interior and drains it harmlessly away through a hidden system of water channels and drainage holes.

Essence Series® Advanced Water Management System

Superior Energy Efficiency Performance

Milgard Essence Series® windows and doors integrate the latest advances in energy-efficiency design and technology. They meet 2010 ENERGY STAR® requirements in all zones with no costly energy upgrades. For those who want even more performance, we offer an optional energy package with triple glazing that is up to 30% more efficient than our base window package.


  • Double Hung
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Horizontal Glider
  • Transom/Picture Window and Shapes
  • Double Hung/Glider Picture Window
  • Awning/Casement Picture Window
  • Radius Window
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