Milgard Style Line vs Milgard Ultra Series Comparison Guide

Style Line vs. Ultra Series

Milgard’s Style Line and Ultra Series boast a host of features that attract many homeowners looking to upgrade their homes. Style Line windows and Ultra Series windows are energy efficient, beautifully designed, and built with a sturdy frame structure. The Style Line is made with vinyl and uses a narrower frame for an optimal viewing area. Ultra Series is made with fiberglass material which is a fairly new type of material on the market and another great option for your home improvement projects. 

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Style Line

Style Line Series offers beautiful, affordable, worry-free vinyl windows. Its slim and sleek quality vinyl frames allow more light into your home, providing better, more expansive views. They also do not need painting and won’t corrode.

Milgard Ultra Fiberglass Windows

Ultra Series

Ultra Series fiberglass windows are energy-efficient, strong, durable, and require low maintenance. In addition to their beautiful design, they are an excellent choice if you are looking for windows that are long-lasting and durable.

Material

Style Line vinyl windows are manufactured with a contoured Z-bar frame profile to enhance architectural details and save on costs. Product installation for this line does not require costly repairs as it uses a portion of the existing window frame in the installation process. The Ultra Series is made for durability and strength and is easily a favorite too. The Ultra Series fiberglass material resists swelling, rotting, and warping. The frame is heat and cold resistant and puts less stress on the seals for a clear view. Fiberglass is considered one of the best materials for construction, being manufactured through a process called ‘Pultrusion’ whereby glass rovings and mats are pulled through a resin bath. This process is how the material gets shaped with immense strength and durability, making it multiple times stronger than vinyl.  

Style Line
Ultra Series
Frame
Window Pricing
Patio Door Pricing
Vinyl
Fiberglass
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 Price

Style Line offers the best option for budget-friendly windows among all of Milgard’s product line of windows. It is definitely the best way to go to get the most affordable quality Vinyl windows. Ultra Series is Milgard’s high-end line of windows offering more energy-efficiency, superiority, durability, and performance. The Ultra Series may fall on the opposite end of the chart in comparison to the Style Line in terms of price but the overall value, satisfaction, and high ROI you can get makes it as much a consideration as any other window.

Warranty

Both the Style Line and Ultra Series offer a full lifetime warranty however, the Ultra Series offers glass breakage coverage while the Style Line does not. 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. The warranty coverage includes parts and labor and is guaranteed to the homeowner for as long as he owns the home.

Style Line
Ultra Series
Full Lifetime Warranty
Glass Breakage Coverage
Even Sightlines

Operation Styles

Milgard’s Style Line and Ultra Series have all the common types of windows such as Single Hung, Horizontal Slider, Casement, Awning, Picture, and Radius. Milgard Style Line Windows and Ultra Windows also have tilt sashes available for single hung and horizontal operating styles. Milgard’s Ultra Series also offers French doors, with a choice of in-swing or out-swing styles, and French-style sliding doors.  They all come with standard SunCoat Low-E insulated glass to effectively regulate indoor temperature.

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

Color Options

The Style Line and Ultra Series color options are available in standard interior, exterior, and premium exterior colors with coating technology to ensure they last for decades. Standard interior and exterior colors for both lines offer two options: tan and white. Style Line exterior finishes come in 8 premium exterior color options such as bronze, espresso, classic brown, and tweed. Both collections give you design flexibility with its eight premium and two standard exterior colors.

Style Line
Ultra Series

Frame Color Options – Interior

Frame Color Options – Exterior

Standard
White - Tan
Matching Interior & Exterior Colors Only
Standard
White1 - Harmony - Bark - Black Bean
Matching interior and exterior colors only
Standard
White - Tan
Premium
Ivory - Sand - Fog - Silver
Classic - Brown - Espresso - Bronze
White interior only
Standard
Frost - Harmony - Bark - Black Bean

Hardware

Style Line and Ultra Series offer the Milgard Positive Action Lock, with its simple operation, this window hardware is one you can count on to perform. It is made to close and lock the window securely in one action. It meets and exceeds the toughest residential forced entry codes in the nation, making your windows beautiful and safe. Milgard ultra also offers more options for hardware such as the Folding Nesting and the Casement Operator.

Window Hardware Finishes

Standard
White - Tan
Will only match interior frame color
selection of white, tan, or clay
Standard
White - Tan - Clay - Dark Bronze
Slate Black
Decorative
Brushed Chrome - Satin Nickel

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

Ultra Series Window Hardware Options

Standard:
folding nesting Folding Nesting Operator
positive action lock Positive Action Lock
cam lock Cam lock
sash lock Sash Lock

Door Hardware Finishes

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

Ultra Series Door Hardware Options

Standard
Sliding Door Handle (Interior)
Sliding Door Handle (Exterior)
Madrona™ Swinging Door Handle
Decorative
Mastri™ Swinging Door Handle
Meridian™ Swinging Door Handle

Our Recommendations

Style Line windows are great for budget-conscious projects. They are a perfect match for modern homes and where bigger glass space is ideal. They are affordable but at the cost of some energy-efficiency and strength. Most consumers pay a 10 to 30 percent upgrade to cover the energy efficiency inherently lost. Style Line does not have vent stops, as they require a locking system upgrade and a better spacer. Fiberglass windows are the best option for strength, durability, and energy efficiency. Their materials for construction are made to outperform the strongest frames you can find on the market and Milgard offers versions of these windows at the highest quality as well as the best-looking ones.

For more information about Milgard Style Line and Ultra Series or any replacement vinyl window services, feel free to contact US Window & Door today to help you find the perfect window for your San Diego home or business.