Texas ‘Eco Home“ uses Milgard® Windows and Patio Doors

Dallas, Texas (April 18, 2014)— The newly completed Village Park Eco Home will open to the public for tours beginning this weekend, showcasing energy efficient and high-performance products including Milgard windows and patio doors.

The Contemporary Hill Country style residence is a certified Department of Energy Challenge Home, ENERGY STAR home and Green Built Texas Home. During the guided tour, visitors will learn about the vision and building science behind the net zero-energy house.

Thirty-four Tuscany® Series vinyl windows and four Ultra™ Series fiberglass French doors were installed, and reflect Milgard’s commitment to energy efficiency as all windows exceed ENERGY STAR Version 3 requirements.

Milgard windows and patio doors were chosen not only because of the superior energy efficiency but also the Full Lifetime Warranty coverage, ensuring the homeowner will have high performance windows for as long as they own the home.

“The first priority was to make the home as energy efficient as possible,” said Chris Miles, Eco Home Project Senior Advisor and House Talk Today Radio host. “For windows and patio doors, we chose Milgard vinyl windows. Milgard offered a very “high performance” product that exceeded our expectations especially when it came our third party testing. I have used wood clad, composite, and fiberglass [of other brands], but none compared to the excellence of the Milgard product.”

Atkins Design Group created the layout for the 3,752 square foot house. Sustainable and recycled materials were used throughout for minimal environmental impact. Barbara Gilbert Interiors designed the interior spaces, using as many eco-friendly items as possible.

The Village Park Eco Home will feature Open House tours on weekends until May 11th. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with many of the manufacturers about the products inside the home.

Milgard Certified Dealers will be present at every tour to answer questions about the high performance windows and patio doors as well as the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty. Event attendees will be eligible for a special promotion.

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About Milgard Windows & Doors

Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Wash., offers a full line of wood, aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, all backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized for manufacturing the nation's highest quality vinyl windows six times in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of Builder magazine. Milgard has over 3,700 dealer locations nationwide. For more information, visit www.milgard.com or call 1.800.MILGARD.

About Masco Corporation

Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products. For more information, visit www.masco.com or call 313-274-7400.