Tuscany vs. Trinsic Series

Milgard’s Trinsic series and Tuscany series offer some of the most popular options for windows and doors in San Diego. They are both widely known for their aesthetic value and unique, customizable features that provide more flexibility for customers to match varied demands, tastes, and preferences. You can easily get overwhelmed with the many beautiful options Milgard has to offer. We’ve made a comparison guide of these two popular window lines to help you in this critical process of choosing the perfect window for your home. You can also check our brochures for more information on each product series:

Milgard Windows - Tuscany Windows

Tuscany Series

Tuscany series offers traditional styles of windows with thicker frames giving off a basic but sturdy look. They are highly admired for their performance and functionality. They are extremely energy efficient and durable and widely known for their signature vinyl formula. They come in eleven exterior frame color options with a coating technology that allows UV rays to pass through and reflect off their frames to preserve the exterior colors, making them last for years to come. Premium exterior finishes are available in bronze and espresso and are a top pick for our customers. Tuscany also offers custom options, offering equal sightlines and wider frame shapes to maximize customer’s freedom to personalize.

 

 

Trinsic Series

Trinsic Series

Trinsic series windows are an excellent choice for homeowners looking to match their modern house with a stylish, contemporary set of new windows. Their sleek and slim frame profile gives them the appearance of a frameless window, making them look clean and seamless. The narrowed frame aims to highlight your views, allow more light in, and provides an overall better look, inside and out. The Trinsic series also offers a wide variety of colors with eleven exterior frame colors to choose from so that you have the flexibility to customize even further to match your preferences. They also provide even sightlines for a cohesive aesthetic look. They use a low profile hardware designed uniquely for the Trinsic series, combining security with even more views. Sliding windows and horizontal windows are their top options for windows. They are remarkable in style and also highly energy efficient. Eco Options and Energy Efficiency options are available, and they come with an ENERGY STAR package tailored to your region for an energy-efficient home.

Tuscany Series windows have become a standard with their traditional styles and trusted functionality. Trinsic series, on the other hand, is Milgard’s recent line of windows offering homeowners a modern version of windows, bringing in a new level of elegance while maintaining Milgard’s signature touch and durability. Read further to find out more about these coveted windows.

Material

Tuscany series and Trinsic series are both made from Milgard’s signature vinyl formula, offering the same level of premium quality vinyl frames in its interior and exterior. The big difference with these windows is in their design. They vary widely in style as the traditional Tuscany windows possess more curves in their design. In contrast, Trinsic windows have sharper edges, looking more of a square with cleaner lines than the Tuscany series windows.

Tuscany Series
Trinsic Series
Frame
Window Pricing
Patio Door Pricing
Vinyl
Vinyl
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 Price

Tuscany Series windows are slightly more expensive than the Trinsic Series windows due to their high performing qualities and extreme energy-efficiency. Their thicker frames mean more of the signature vinyl material is used to offer more durability. Both exceed the value expected from their price due to their premium features and customizable options. A custom quote will be provided to accommodate and meet sizing differences, and the multiple options for window types and window frame materials to help you find the right window to fit perfectly for your home.  

Warranty

The Tuscany Series and the Trinsic Series line of windows both offer a full lifetime warranty. US Window & Door has a unique partnership with Milgard to provide a lifetime warranty to homeowners, providing them another layer of replacement window protection. A full lifetime warranty protects your investment’s long-term value by saving you time and money by spotting product defects before installation and ensuring only experienced builders handle the installation, ultimately minimizing future issues stemming from incorrect installation. This warranty coverage guarantees a superb level of customer service and satisfaction for residential replacement windows in the San Diego and Orange County areas.

Tuscany Series
Trinsic Series
Full Lifetime Warranty
Glass Breakage Coverage
Even Sightlines
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Operation Styles

The most common styles for windows are all available for both Trinsic and Tuscany series, from single-hung windows, picture windows to casement windows. The only difference in the operating types available is that the Trinsic series does not offer double-hung windows and bay and bow windows. While this minute detail may be a deal-breaker for some, the bold and modern styles available in this series is something homeowners always reconsider.

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

Color Options

The Trinsic and Tuscany Options have the same set of color options, available in standard interior, exterior, and premium exterior colors. Standard interior and exterior colors offer two options: tan and white, and in some locations, they are available in clay. The coating technology these colors have ensures that they last for years. Exterior finishes come in 8 premium exterior color options: bronze, espresso, classic brown tweed, silver, sand, fog, and ivory. They are translucent to allow UV rays to pass through the paint and reflect off the vinyl frames, thus preserving its exterior finishes.

Tuscany Series
Trinsic Series

Frame Color Options – Interior

Frame Color Options – Exterior

Standard
White - Tan
Matching Interior & Exterior Colors Only
Standard
White - Tan
Matching Interior & Exterior Colors Only
Standard
White - Tan
Premium
Ivory - Sand - Fog
Silver - Classic Brown - Espresso
Bronze
White Interior Only
Standard
White - Tan
Premium
Ivory - Sand - Fog
Silver - Classic Brown
Espresso - Bronze
White Interior Only

Hardware

SmartTouch® window locks are an easy-to-operate hardware feature Milgard Tuscany Series and Trinsic Series boast. These sleek, low-profile designed SmartTouch locks are incorporated into the sash. These Tuscany Series window locks may be entirely different in design from the Tuscany Series window locks, but they are both operated by lifting and lowering the latch. You can easily open and lock the window with a single motion.

Window Hardware Finishes

Standard
White - Tan
Will only match interior frame color
selection of white, tan, or clay
Standard
White - Tan
Will only match interior frame color
selection of white, tan, or clay

Tuscany Window Hardware Options

Standard:
folding nesting Folding Nesting Operator
sash lock Sash Lock
smarttouch-lock SmartTouch Lock

Trinsic Window Hardware Options

Standard:
folding nesting operator trinsic Folding Nesting Operator
features_hardware_trinsic_sashlock Sash Lock
smart touch lock SmartTouch Lock

Door Hardware Finishes

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

Tuscany Door Hardware Options

Standard:
traditional door handle Traditional Door Handle
SmartTouch sliding door handle (interior) milgard SmartTouch Sliding Door (Interior)
SmartTouch sliding door handle (exterior) milgard SmartTouch Sliding Door (Exterior)
Decorative:
swinging door handle tuscany Swinging Door Handle (Any Hardware Color Options)
smartTouch bolt Swinging Door Handle
decorative sliding door d handle Sliding Door D Handle  (Any Hardware Color Options)

Trinsic Door Hardware Options

Standard:
contemporary door handle (interior) milgard Contemporary Door Handle (Interior)
contemporary door handle (interior) milgard Contemporary Door Handle (Exterior)
SmartTouch sliding door handle (interior) milgard SmartTouch Sliding Door (Interior)
SmartTouch sliding door handle (exterior) milgard SmartTouch Sliding Door (Exterior)
Decorative:
Premium door handle Premium Door Handle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Recommendations

As previously mentioned, the significant difference between these two collections is style. We recommend choosing Tuscany Series windows if you like curved edges and Trinsic windows if you prefer sharp corners for a cleaner look with fewer lines. Tuscany Series windows are more energy-efficient than Trinsic Series Windows and are ideal for homeowners who value windows’ thermal performance over its overall design.