Essence Series wood 4-panel sliding patio door

Essence Series® Patio Doors

Beautiful, natural wood interior finish with strong fiberglass exterior.

Essence Series®
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Sophisticated look. Solid and durable.

Essence Series 2-panel in-swing patio door in Evening Sky
Essence Series 4-panel sliding door
Beauty Combined with Exceptional Durability.

Highly regarded as the finest patio door Milgard manufactures, the Essence Series is a patio door like no other. Featuring a durable fiberglass exterior and a natural wood interior, the frame has been engineered to have no visible fasteners for lasting beauty and exceptional performance. 

Benefits of Essence Series

  • Natural Wood Interior
  • Exterior Frame Colors
  • Durability and Energy Efficiency
  • Hardware
  • Frame Accessories
  • Full Lifetime Warranty
Solid Wood

Natural Wood Interior
Essence Series patio doors combine the beauty of a natural wood interior with the durability of a fiberglass exterior. The interior can be painted, or stained and sealed to show off the wood grain. Choose from Douglas fir, natural pine or primed pine for a stunning wooden patio door that is perfect for replacement or new home construction.

16 Exterior Frame Colors

Exterior Frame Colors
Milgard offers 16 powder coated colors for its Essence Series patio doors. This method of applying paint is more durable than conventional finishes, resulting in a lasting color that is less likely to chip, fade or scrape. 

Essence Series 2-panel in-swing door with sidelites

Durability and Energy Efficiency

The fiberglass exterior is low-maintenance and offers long-lasting performance that will not crack, peel, bend, warp or stick due to expansion and contraction. It is also resistant to cold, heat, water, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays.

Enjoy superior energy performance with our SunCoat® Low-e glass coating that comes standard.

Essence Series 4-panel sliding patio door handle

Hardware
Essence Series patio door hardware is available in oil rubbed bronze, white, clay, slate black or tan painted finish colors. Plated finishes are brushed chrome, or satin nickel.
Add the optional SmartTouch® Bolt for additional points of security, or, if you prefer to hold the door open in a vented position.

Frame Accessories 
Essence Series patio doors offer frame trim kits that are specifically made for the Essence Series. Available in all 16 exterior colors, options include Flush or Mitered joints in Flat Casing or Brickmould.

Full Lifetime Warranty

Full Lifetime Warranty

Backed by the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty, we will repair or replace any defect in materials or workmanship and will pay the costs of all parts and labor for as long as the purchaser owns their home. Glass Breakage Coverage is included. If the home is sold, the warranty extends 10 years from the install date.

Essence Series Operating Styles

  • French-style Sliding
  • In-Swing French
  • Out-Swing French
Essence Series wood french-style sliding patio door

French-style Sliding
Essence Series French-style sliding patio doors come in 2, 3 and 4 panel configurations all custom made to your specifications.  They are engineered with a weather-strip system and top quality rollers that provide an impressively smooth and quiet operation.

Essence Series wood in-swing patio door

In-Swing French
Choose the Essence Series French-style in-swing patio door to accent a spacious room.  The door swings inward, creating an elegant entrance. Choose from 1, 2, 3 and 4 panel configurations. 

Essence Series wood out-swing patio door in Cinnamon

Out-Swing French
Our Essence Series French-style out-swing patio door can provide a grand entrance onto your patio. This high performing door is beautiful and makes an elegant statement. 

Reviews

Essence Series® Patio Doors

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Essence Series® Patio Doors is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 176.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! We just got our two sets of new French out swing doors installed and they are absolutely the highest quality doors! We no longer feel any drafts or cold air coming through the doors at all. They are beautiful.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful entrance I put Essence in the sliding glass doors in the entryway to my patio and the outside it is just beautiful and the wood is magnificent! I really like it and I’m very pleased with everything. It looks beautiful
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Beautifully Made Our windows were made to our exact specifications. They fit perfectly into our imperfect frame. Lastly the windows enhanced our house
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful window We ordered one window of this type to confirm it would match our Milgard sliding door installed a few years ago. This window appears to be of the same quality and of excellent appearance. The window fit our opening perfectly and our installer (of considerable Milgard experience) did an excellent and timely install. This will be the basis of an order for several more windows in the next year or so.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The windows are beautiful. Our new Milgard windows are beautiful inside & out. They give our French/traditional style home a fresh updated look. We went from all wood windows, that had white grids, and that had become worn & warped to the Essence Series fiberglass clad wood -without grids. We love the clean look & great ‘views’. Also, looking forward to years of low maintenance-no need to paint exteriors.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Very pleased with the quality and appearance of the sliding door and sliding window. They were easy to install but the door was heavy so it took 4 of us to set it in place. It was worth the effort. The interior douglas fir frame is clear and very well crafted. Both slide effortlessly.
Date published: 2017-12-03
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