Milgard Style Line Series vs Milgard Aluminum Series Comparison Guide

Style Line vs. Aluminum Series

Milgard Style Line and Aluminum Series are Milgard’s product line and best window options in the market. Style Line® Series windows are budget-friendly vinyl windows with clean lines and a slim profile design that are easily loved by San Diego homeowners. Aluminum Series windows are another affordable window solution that is built with durability and strength. Check out our brochures for more information on each product series:

Milgard Best Style Line Windows for San Diego

Style Line Series

Style Line windows are commonly selected by homeowners because they are affordable quality vinyl windows. Their clean slim frames complement any home, giving better, more expansive views. Style Line vinyl windows require minimal upkeep and are dubbed worry-free windows as they don’t require painting and do not corrode.

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Aluminum Series

Aluminum series windows have a slim frame profile and can also provide wider views. Aluminum frames are perfect for indoor and outdoor living and are often used in multi-panel glass. They are extremely durable, have narrow sightlines and require low maintenance. Their timeless characteristics make them an easy favorite for homeowners.

Material

Style Line is made with Milgard’s premium vinyl material. Style Line vinyl windows are all about saving money as they are manufactured with a contoured Z-bar frame profile allowing you to use only a portion of the existing window frame in the installation process to avoid costly repairs. Milgard Aluminum series windows focus on durability and high performance with their strong aluminum material. Both Series offer standard energy efficiency and are available for an Energy Star efficiency upgrade.

Style Line
Aluminum Series
Frame
Window Pricing
Patio Door Pricing
Full Lifetime Warranty
Vinyl
Aluminum
$
$$
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 Price

Style Line windows and Aluminum Series windows are comparable in price. While vinyl windows can cost 30 percent less on average compared to on aluminum windows due to the inherent value of the material, customization costs and other similar features and benefits provided by Milgard often level both options out in terms of overall quality and value.

Warranty

Both the Style Line and Aluminum Series offer a full lifetime warranty. These windows come with a full lifetime warranty to the owner with a coverage of 10 years from installation date which the second owner can benefit from. The warranty coverage includes parts and labor and is guaranteed to the homeowner for as long as he owns the home. US Window & Door’s unique partnership with Milgard offers this full lifetime warranty to protect your investment’s long-term value by saving you heaps of money and time by minimizing future issues stemming from incorrect installation.

Operation Styles

The Style Line and Aluminum Series have most of the window types you could wish for. Milgard’s Style Line windows are available in multiple operating types from Single Hung windows, to Horizontal Sliders.

Style Line
Aluminum Series
Single Hung
Horizontal Slider
Picture
Radius / Arch Top
Awning
Bay & Bow
Sliding Patio Door
Casement
Operating Style - Custom
Door Style - Custom Sizes

Color Options

Each product line has different and unique color options. Style Line exterior finishes come in 8 premium exterior color options such as bronze, espresso, classic brown, and tweed. Both series allow for great customization and design flexibility with their eight premium and two standard exterior colors. Standard frame colors include white and tan. Premium exterior finishes range from bronze to silver. With the many options, you can easily find one best suited to your home.

Style Line
Aluminum Series

Frame Color Options – Interior

Frame Color Options – Exterior

Standard
White - Tan
Matching Interior & Exterior Colors Only
Standard Aluminum
Bronze - Anodized1- Clear Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Bronze Anodized1Clear Anodized
White
Standard
White - Tan
Premium
Ivory - Sand - Fog
Silver - Classic Brown - Espresso
Bronze
White Interior Only
Standard Aluminum
Bronze - Anodized1 - Clear Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Bronze Anodized1Clear AnodizedWhite

Hardware

The Style Line Series and Aluminum Series offer great security and functionality with their hardware options. Aluminum Series windows offer easy to operate hardware allowing you to close and lock the window securely in one motion. Milgard Style Line offers a positive action lock and the Aluminum Series offers a standard casement operator. Milgard continually redesigns, improves, and updates rollers, locks, frames, and hardware.

Window Hardware Finishes

Standard
White - Tan
Will only match interior frame color
selection of white, tan, or clay
Hardware will match frame color
Standard Aluminum
White - Clear Anodized - Bronze Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Clear Anodized - Bronze Anodized

Style Line Window Hardware Options

Standard:
folding nesting Folding Nesting Operator
positive action lock Positive Action Lock
positive action lock hung Positive Action Lock Hung
sash lock Sash Lock

Aluminum Window Hardware Options

Standard
Push Out Operator
Thermally Improved
Push Out Operator
Roto Operator

Door Hardware Finishes

Standard
White - Tan
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Decorative
Brushed Chrome - Satin Nickel
Standard
White - Tan

Aluminum Hardware Options

Standard Aluminum
Sliding Door Handle (Interior)
Sliding Door Handle (Exterior)
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Sliding Door Handle (Interior)
Sliding Door Handle (Exterior)

Our Recommendations

Vinyl windows generally have better-insulating properties than Aluminum windows because vinyl minimizes heat transfer. Look for thermally improved aluminum frames if you opt for Aluminum windows and want better insulation. Aluminum windows are not recommended for beach homes due to the possible corrosion from saltwater and salt air. This could affect your hardware, frame, and performance. Check our product brochures to learn more and guide you in your search.