5 The Best Milgard Windows for Small Homes

5 The Best Milgard Windows for Small Homes

June 13, 2022
Martin Whitmore, President of US Window & Door
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Small homes may be limited in space, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice on quality, design, or functionality of your windows. There are many Milgard windows in San Diego that help maximize your space by adding more light into your home, making your place feel bigger. Additionally, these windows offer energy efficiency, maximize the glass view, match your home design, and are durable. In this article, we’ll lay out the five best Milgard windows for small homes

Milgard Aluminum Windows

The distinct feel and strength of Milgard aluminum windows have made it a timeless choice for many people who own small homes. Its main advantage is that the windows use a thin frame, which allows for maximum light, thus making the room appear much bigger than it is. 

Light yet strong, aluminum frame windows and patio doors can be configured into a wide variety of combinations. The narrowness of the frame places the focus on the glass and, subsequently, the view it offers. Multi-panel glass walls are often made with aluminum frames to facilitate indoor/outdoor living. Milgard aluminum frames are available in anodized or baked-on finishes for long-lasting color. Sealed, mechanically joined corners stay square and true over years of use.

Aluminum is not recommended in beach homes. That's because the material is water-resistant; thus, it can suffer corrosion from saltwater and salt air. The corrosion affects hardware operation and frame performance.

Milgard Style Line Windows

Milgard Style Line Windows are made from vinyl; however, they come in a slim frame style of an aluminum window. The slim profile design helps combine clean lines with maximum glass area, which lets in plenty of natural light. 

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High strength design allows for more glass despite a thinner frame. To create a smooth and sleek look, Milgard designed slim-profile windows and doors with minimal protruding hardware, finished with your choice of a neutral color frame. Style Line Series casement and awning windows are operated by an innovative folding handle that tucks out of the way. 

The clean lines of our Style Line Series can help refresh and renew your space and allow you to enjoy your view. It includes a Positive ActionTM Lock on sliders and single-hung windows to open and close the window with one motion.

With eight premium exterior vinyl frame colors and three standard colors, you will have a variety of options to match your home’s unique style. Standard frame colors include white, tan, and clay (in some areas). Premium exterior finishes range from bronze to silver. You can try Milgard Style Line Series Windows. And the operating styles for the Style Line are single hung, horizontal slider, casement, awning, picture, and radius

Milgard Ultra Windows

The Milgard Ultra Window series is the ultimate, upscale fiberglass window that makes a visual impact. The fiberglass material resists swelling, rotting, and warping, making it the perfect choice for long-lasting durability for small homes coupled with exceptional beauty!

Ultra Series fiberglass custom windows are heat and cold resistant, durable and low-maintenance. The frame expands and contracts at approximately the same rate as the insulated glass it holds, putting less stress on the seals for a clear view.

Not to mention, there are plenty of customization options in this series. Ultra Series offers a wide variety of grid types, patterns, and combinations. The grids you choose will match the exterior fiberglass frame color of your windows. Looking for a dark interior frame to match the exterior? You’ll find it with Ultra Series fiberglass windows. Choose Bark or Black Bean to create the popular dark window frame look. We have four beautiful exterior frame colors available: Black Bean, White, Bark, or Harmony.

Milgard Ultra Series window hardware is attractive, durable, secure, and easy to operate. Available in white, clay, dark bronze, brushed chrome, or black. Choose from the Positive Action Lock or optional Cam Lock for single hung or horizontal slider windows. Folding nesting operator handles are standard for casements and awnings.

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Milgard’s fiberglass windows and exteriors are built to last through every season and are extremely energy efficient. Made from glass fibers, the frame has the ability to expand and contract at almost the same rate as the insulated glass it holds. As a result, your windows will remain fog-free and crystal clear as the chances for seal failure are reduced due to the minimal stress placed on the seals. This is why these windows are the perfect choice for environments with high heat and humidity (such as bathrooms and kitchen areas) and can help reduce energy bills in the winter.

Not only are both Milgard fiberglass windows and exteriors excellent in resisting more heat, but they are also highly durable and strong. Thus, this allows for more resistance to bugs, rotting, warping, and shrinking. In regards to fiberglass exteriors, these substantial frames will protect the interior against the elements as well. Moreover, fiberglass windows are able to hold paint exceptionally well in comparison to other windows. As a “natural U.V. protector,” it is less likely that you will see chips, cracks, or fades in the paint job.

Milgard Trinsic Windows

The Milgard Trinsic Window series can be described as a contemporary vinyl window with a narrow frame and expansive viewable glass area to help homeowners embrace the modern home design. If you’ve been looking for a contemporary vinyl window, the new Trinsic Series is for you. The frame profile is so narrow that you’ll hardly know it’s there. With the maximum available viewable glass area, you’ll enjoy amazing views outside. Plus, the low-profile hardware, uniquely designed for this series, practically disappears from view. With its sleek and contemporary style, Trinsic Series can satisfy your desire to embrace modern home design for your small home. 

All Trinsic Series custom-made contemporary vinyl windows come with equal sightlines. This provides a streamlined and aesthetically pleasing look throughout your home, no matter which operating style you choose. You’ll notice the difference.

Milgard has developed their own vinyl compounds and extrudes our own profiles to ensure our vinyl windows perform as we expect them to. They also require little to no maintenance over time. Milgard is a proud ENERGY STAR® partner

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Milgard is proud of the signature vinyl formula they use across our vinyl window lines. It's quality materials and innovative engineering that help them create their high-performing vinyl windows. We also extrude our own frame materials and fabricate them in-house for a quality window that meets our high standards and yours.

Milgard Tuscany Windows

Milgard Tuscany Windows are top-of-the-line, premium vinyl windows designed to offer a contemporary feel and look to your small home. Milgard Tuscany Windows is one of the most energy-efficient styles available from Milgard, and for good reason. It creates its own vinyl compounds and extrudes its own profiles to ensure stable thermal performance. 

With full control over the product, Milgard makes sure its windows do what’s expected. That means Tuscany windows should require little to no maintenance in the long run. Additionally, Milgard is an ENERGY STAR® partner that offers glass packages specifically created to meet or exceed local energy criteria. 

Tuscany windows have white, tan, and clay standard interior and exterior colors. Premium exterior colors include bronze, espresso, classic brown, tweed, silver, sand, fog, and ivory. Milgard uses a special formula designed to preserve the exterior finish color for years. Not to mention the Tuscany Series comes in many operating styles, including single-hung, double-hung, horizontal slider, double horizontal slider, casement, awning, picture, radius, bay, and bow. 

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The technology behind the patented SmartTouch lock was an industry first. With one hand, you can easily lift the locking mechanism to unlock and open or close the window. The SmartTouch lock exceeds all California forced-entry requirements, which are among the most rigorous in the nation. 

Why Choose Milgard Products 

U.S. Window & Door has a special tie to Milgard Windows and Doors. Here’s why Milgard windows are the best in the market: 

Less Hassle – Wanting to replace your windows but don’t want to do a complete remodel? Milgard has created a state-of-the-art retrofit window that can be easily used throughout your home to replace select windows. No tear-downs are needed.

Local – Milgard has a manufacturing plant in Temecula, CA, to provide service to the San Diego county area. This plant provides jobs to the local community. It also assures fast delivery or fast repairs, if ever needed.

Style – Whether you’re looking to change the look and feel of your home completely or just improve your current style, Milgard has many styles for you to choose from. Keep it traditional with Milgard’s popular Tuscany® Series, or for a sleek and contemporary look, the Style Line is beautiful. Don’t worry if you’re not sure. Milgard representatives can help you choose what is best for you with their Help Me Choose tool.

State of the Art Technology – Not sure what style of windows you’d like? Milgard representatives have high-end technologies to help show you what your new windows will look like before you commit. No guessing, just the results you want and expect. 

Lower Bills with Energy Saving – Milgard is proud to be an Energy Star® partner!

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Reputation – With over 50 years in the industry, Milgard has become one of the most trusted names in window manufacturing. Milgard provides products and services across the U.S. and Canada and is the biggest manufacturer on the west coast. For a record eight times, Builder Magazine has labeled Milgard Windows “Best Quality Vinyl in the Nation” and an impressive “Most Used Vinyl Window” six times!

Innovation – Milgard created SmartTouch® locks and handled them for style and ease of operation.

Noise Reduction –We know quality windows will help prevent noise in your home. But did you know the thickness of the panes of glass (they should be varied), as well as the design of the window, are all important factors to consider when canceling out noises? Milgard has created the Quiet Line, which has an impressive Sound Transmission rating. Milgard can even match the Quiet Line windows to match Montecito® Series and Tuscany® Series products, so style won’t be compromised.

Mood Booster – Natural light is proven to be a mood booster. It helps the body sync with the time of day, sleep better at night, and natural light is even said to prevent disease!

Get the Best Windows for Small Homes With US Window & Door

Choosing the right windows for your small home is incredibly important to ensure that you’re getting ones that match your home. At U.S. Window & Door, we’ve been the top seller for Milgard windows and have been using their windows nearly exclusively for a long time. These windows are custom-made to order to meet the application of your home. There aren’t any standard sizes, and U.S. Window & Doors is proud to install these windows into the homes of San Diego homeowners. We offer custom installation work to better allow for conversions of doors to windows. If you’re ready to replace and install new windows in your small home, you can contact us and schedule a free in-home estimate*.