Essence Series® Picture Windows

Picture windows are fixed windows that do not open. They work well in combination with any operating window.

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Essence Series wood picture windows
Essence Series wood picture windows
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Essence Series is an elegant window with a revolutionary design. The real wood interior is paired with a fiberglass exterior for a combination of beauty and performance. Essence Series offers:

  • A solid wood interior that can be painted or stained to match your existing décor
  • Our own innovative SmartTouch® Lock for easy opening and closing, available on double hung and horizontal sliding windows
  • Even sightlines for a cohesive, aesthetically pleasing look throughout your home
  • ENERGY STAR® packages that suit your region for an energy efficient home
  • The Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty, including Glass Breakage Coverage
Preview Interior Frame in Douglas Fir
Preview Interior Frame in Pine
Preview Interior Frame in Primed Pine
Preview Exterior Frame in Frost
Preview Exterior Frame in Sand
Preview Exterior Frame in Ivory
Preview Exterior Frame in Fog
Preview Exterior Frame in Harmony
Preview Exterior Frame in Tweed
Preview Exterior Frame in Pea Pod
Preview Exterior Frame in Fern
Preview Exterior Frame in Cinnamon
Preview Exterior Frame in Evening Sky
Preview Exterior Frame in Classic Brown
Preview Exterior Frame in Bark
Preview Exterior Frame in Espresso
Preview Exterior Frame in Black Bean
Preview Exterior Frame in Bronze
Preview Exterior Frame in Twilight
Douglas Fir
Primed Pine
Pea Pod
Evening Sky
Classic Brown
Black Bean
Preview Hardware item in Standard Picture Window
Preview Hardware item in Octagon
Preview Hardware item in 5 Sided Gable
Standard Picture Window
5 Sided Gable

Ask your Milgard Dealer about all the picture window styles and shapes available.

Preview Grid item in 1-1/16" Sculptured grid
Preview Grid item in 5/8"" Flat grid
Preview Grid item in 3/4" Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)
Preview Grid item in 1-1/8" Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)
Preview Grid item in 2-1/4" Check Rail
1-1/16" Sculptured grid
5/8"" Flat grid
3/4" Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)
1-1/8" Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)
2-1/4" Check Rail
Preview obscure Glass in Aquatex
Preview obscure Glass in Clear 42
Preview obscure Glass in Cross Reed
Preview obscure Glass in Delta Frost
Preview obscure Glass in Frosted Glue Chip
Preview obscure Glass in Glue Chip
Preview obscure Glass in Matelux
Preview obscure Glass in Narrow Reed
Preview obscure Glass in P516
Preview obscure Glass in Rain
Preview tinted Glass in Azurelite
Preview tinted Glass in Cardinal Low-E
Preview tinted Glass in Evergreen
Preview tinted Glass in Solar Bronze
Preview tinted Glass in Solar Gray
Clear 42
Cross Reed
Delta Frost
Frosted Glue Chip
Glue Chip
Narrow Reed
Cardinal Low-E
Solar Bronze
Solar Gray
Preview Screen item in Picture window above awning
Preview Screen item in Picture window over horizontal slider
Preview Screen item in Picture windows above casements
Picture window above awning
Picture window over horizontal slider
Picture windows above casements

Picture windows come in many shapes and sizes and can be easily combined with windows that open to improve your view, bring in more light and add ventilation. Mixing and matching window operating styles provides endless possibilities for your home.

Technical Resources

Essence Series® Picture Windows Technical Resources

You can also search our full Technical Resource Library for more Product Series and Operating Styles.

AAMA 2400-10 Installation Instructions
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AAMA 2410-13 Installation Instructions
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Stucco Tape Guidelines
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Essence Series Performance Ratings
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Essence Series Patio Doors Performance Ratings
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Essence Series STC Ratings
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Essence Series Finishing Instructions
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Essence Series® Picture Windows

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Essence Series® Picture Windows is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful quality! Our house was built in 2004 and we had over 80% of the windows fail in the house. We had them replaced under the warranty but just over a year later some of the windows are fogged up and have cracks in them. Milgard refuse to replace them again. I never had such a bad experience with the windows in the past. Their quality is the worst in the industry.
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features We have Milgard picture windows and sliding glass doors installed in our house 15 yrs. ago. Due to the bad weather and ocean breeze, the glass got foggy and defective. We reported it to the Office of Milgard and a technician inspected it. It took over a couple of months for the materials to come in. But the technicians efficiently replaced those defective window/door glasses without any cost on our part. We really appreciate that we have Milgard's lifetime warranty on their product and services. Thank you so much.
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look Wish I had done this sooner. The windows are exactly what I had envisioned. The installation team was super!
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Poor Service & Quality We purchased 20 essence windows all vertical grain wood. Their hardware is already falling off on 1/2 of them. We wanted the sliding glass door to have a lock on the outside but that is a separate purchase that you learn about afterwards. One of the window pane developed a crack and 5 months later we are still waiting on a replacement. We have not even moved into our house. We called customer service at least 20 times, no exaggeration, and are still waiting on their lifetime warranty. Perhaps it takes a lifetime to get the replacement. They are true to their warranty in that aspect. Our sliding glass door screen has already lost its hardware and they do not have any retail places that sell replacement parts. Please do not waste your time on this company. We spent over 20K and we are really disappointed.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor customer service I have tried unsuccessfully to get windows and wood pieces repaired or replaced and over a year later and several service calls, still not done
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very dissatisfied Dear Milgard We purchased 11 new essence windows and a sliding Patio door from Mountain View Windows in Denver. We were assured that these were the top of the line windows and that although they were expensive, we would appreciate the quality and longevity of the windows. 6 of our windows failed within the first year. From the first time we contacted Mountain View about this problem to the time the windows were actually replaced took over 9 months. Milgard cancelled their appointment times with us twice with no notice. Our service rep, Guy, was unfriendly and unresponsive. He did not return calls and did not call at promised times. A seventh window failed approximately 2 years after purchase. We dealt with Milgard directly for repairs and are awaiting the replacement shortly. The time period for this replacement has been better. When we ordered our patio door, again through Mountain View, the first door never showed up, period. Mountain View informed us several months later that it had arrived broken and the had to refuse delivery. We ordered a second time and so far the door has been fine. We are doing a remodel and have just ordered two more large windows as we needed them to match the other windows that we ordered. We can not pin down a delivery or manufacture date which is problematic to our project. All in all, this windows look pretty but with 7 out of 11 failures and not so hot service I wouldn’t go this way again if I were starting over. The last two windows we just ordered came to over $1200. I would have been more satisfied if Milgard had offered us some sort of break on price as compensation for our time and hassle over the last two years but nothing was allowed or forthcoming. We can even get a delivery date or time frame for the new windows we purchased. If we didn’t need to match we would go with another company.
Date published: 2018-03-24
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