Essence Series wood awning windows
Essence Series wood awning windows

Essence Series® Windows

Experience the revolutionary design of all natural wood paired with a fiberglass exterior frame.

Essence Series®
4

Real wood interior, durable fiberglass exterior. Pure elegance.

Essence Series double hung wood windows interior
Essence Series wood casement window in primed pine
Wood Windows Re-Imagined

Wood has always been praised for its beauty and natural insulating properties inside the home, but presented real challenges in terms of durability on the exterior. With Essence Series, Milgard combines the best of both worlds. A durable fiberglass exterior stands strong to protect a solid wood interior against the elements for lasting beauty and exceptional performance.

Benefits of Essence Series

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

Solid Wood Interior
Essence Series custom windows are a true wood window enveloped by a tough, durable fiberglass frame. Interiors are available in clear Douglas 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.

16 Exterior Frame Colors

Exterior Frame Colors

The fiberglass exterior is available in 16 designer colors. We apply the paint using the latest advances in powder coat finishing technology (also used in aerospace and automotive applications.) This makes it more durable than conventional finishes, providing increased protection against fading, chipping and scrapes.

Even Sight Lines

Even Sightlines
Picture windows are available in casement/awning and double hung/slider frames that create a clean, consistent look when used with the matching operating style. The design of each of these combinations will create even sightlines throughout your home and work well in new construction or replacement projects.

Durable and Energy Efficient

Durability and Energy Efficiency

Essence Series fiberglass exteriors are resistant to water, cold, heat, insects, salt air and ultraviolet rays for long-lasting performance and low-maintenance. The powder coated fiberglass exterior finish will not crack, peel, bend, warp or stick. Choose from a variety of ENERGY STAR® energy package options.

Patented Milgard Hardware

Hardware

Essence Series windows come with the option of our patented Milgard® SmartTouch® lock or a traditional spoon lock. Folding nesting operating handles and slim line sash locks are standard on casements and awnings. Double hung and slider windows come with integrated tilt latches.

Essence Series wood picture over casement windows

Frame Accessories
Essence Series windows and 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
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. We extend this warranty for 10 years from the install date in the event that you sell your home. Essence Series windows also come standard with Glass Breakage Coverage. 

Essence Series Operating Styles

  • Double Hung
  • Horizontal Slider
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Picture
  • Radius
  • Radius Casement
Essence Double Hung

Double Hung

Double Hung wooden sash windows have beautiful details such as a 3 ¼” tall exterior bottom rail on the sash and 14-degree exterior sloped sill. The tilt latches and the SmartTouch® lock make the window very easy to open and create a streamlined look. A traditional spoon lock is also available.

Essence Horizontal Slider

Horizontal Slider

Essence Series horizontal sliding windows open almost effortlessly. Clean lines complement many home styles. Sliders feature latches for removal of vents. Choose from the SmartTouch® or traditional spoon lock for opening and closing.

Essence Casement

Casement

Essence Series wooden casement windows combine unobstructed views with great function. The fold down handle and slim-line sash lock give the interior a clean elegant look. Casement windows are hinged on the left or right side and swing out for maximum ventilation. Also available with a radius or arched top.

Essence Awning

Awning

Modern styling combined with the beauty of wood Essence Series awning windows a popular choice for contemporary or Craftsman homes. Awnings are hinged at the top to tilt outward, allowing for ventilation even in bad weather. Awning windows use a folding nesting operating handle.

Picture

Essence Series picture windows are available in double hung, casement, or standard picture window styles. With no obstructing rails, picture windows help you make the most of a great view. 

Radius

Radius windows have rounded tops which brings softness to any room. This window style can also include half circles, full circles and even arched shapes. Choose from fixed picture windows or windows that open for ventilation.

Essence Radius Casement

Radius Casement

Our newest operating style to the Essence Series, the Radius Casement is made with a durable, phenolic exterior that allows for shapes not available with fiberglass. Concealed hinges and no visible fasteners ensure a clean look. Available in arched or round-top styles with matching picture windows.

Our experts are here to help!

Reviews

Essence Series® Windows

See All Reviews
Essence Series® Windows is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 191.
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
  • y_2018, m_12, d_13, h_2
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_191
  • loc_en_US, sid_prod.essence-series_windows, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_milgard
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 15.92ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT