Milgard Tuscany vs Milgard Ultra Series Comparison Guide

Tuscany vs Ultra Windows

Milgard offers a variety of stylish, contemporary window options that complement and add value to any home. Milgard Tuscany windows and Ultra windows are among these options that make up the top of the list of Milgard’s most preferred lines by San Diego homeowners. Tuscany is known as Milgard’s traditional line of windows that offers classic and durable types of windows. While Ultra Windows are basically on par in offering these features, Tuscany is famously known for its signature vinyl material and Ultra windows for their fiberglass frames. Read further to learn more about their varying characteristics in-depth so you can choose the best windows for your home.

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Tuscany  Series

Tuscany windows are popular with homeowners who are looking to upgrade their homes and replace their windows without breaking the bank. They require low maintenance, are energy efficient, beautifully designed, and built with a sturdy vinyl structure that automatically locks the window.

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Ultra Series

If you are looking for the ultimate upgrade, Ultra Series offers beautiful and visually impactful fiberglass windows for your home. Fiberglass is a long-lasting material that resists swelling, rotting, and warping, making them last years on end.

Material

The Milgard Tuscany Series of windows have thick frames made of its signature vinyl formula which is extremely strong, durable, and energy-efficient. Ultra Series windows also offer durable, energy-efficient windows that are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is becoming an increasingly popular material for crafting windows and doors as it can withstand harsh weather elements. Tuscany and Ultra are both great options for replacement windows, as they are guaranteed to provide an instant boost in your home’s overall appearance. They also require minimal upkeep and have a stronger construction compared to other types. Milgard’s Tuscany Series offers a multi-chambered profile and the Ultra Series offers multi-chambered fiberglass Pultrusion.

Price

The price of Milgard Tuscany windows and Milgard Ultra windows can depend entirely on customization, production costs, hardware, and other varying costs. Tuscany Series window costs are normally lower than that of Ultra Series windows. Fiberglass material is generally pricier due to its added benefits.

Tuscany Series
Ultra Series
Frame
Window Pricing
Patio Door Pricing
Full Lifetime Warranty
Glass Breakage Coverage
Even Sightlines
Vinyl
Fiberglass
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Warranty

Both the Tuscany Series and the Ultra Series offer a full lifetime warranty. 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. We make sure defects are spotted before installation, and that only trusted experts do the installation, guaranteeing you a superb level of customer service and satisfaction.

Operation Styles

Tuscany Series and Ultra Series offer most of the common styles of windows. While the Ultra series provides a variety of options for types of windows, Tuscany offers slightly more with the availability of double-hung, double-horizontal slider, and sliding patio doors.

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

Color Options 

Milgard offers great versatility with its many distinct frame color options. Tuscany vinyl windows have eleven exterior frame colors to choose from and are all made with coating technology that helps preserve and make the exterior finish last. Milgard’s fiberglass frames offer more customizable features with its paintable feature over a prefinished color. Fiberglass frames are available in standard interior, exterior, and premium exterior colors. The interior color can easily be customized as well to match your home.

Frame Color Options – Interior

Frame Color Options – Exterior

Tuscany Series
Ultra Series
Standard
White - Tan
Matching Interior & Exterior Colors Only
Standard
Frost - Harmony - Bark - Bean
Matching Interior & Exterior Colors Only
Standard
White - Tan
Premium
Ivory - Sand - Fog
Silver - Classic Brown - Espresso
Bronze
White Interior Only
Standard
Frost - Harmony - Bark - Black Bean
White or matching interior colors only

Hardware

Both Ultra Series and Tuscany Series have standard lock options that are easy to operate and also provide maximum security. Milgard Ultra offers more style in providing you more options with its decorative options for locks. If you value user-friendliness, Milgard Tuscany has SmartTouch® window locks that are an easy-to-operate hardware feature incorporated in the sash. You can easily open and lock the window with a single motion by lifting and lowering the latch.

Energy Performance

Milgard and Tuscany are energy efficient windows. Ultra Series window ratings are at standard efficiency, giving Tuscany series windows a slight advantage when it comes to energy efficiency and performance.  A window’s energy performance varies widely based on frame composition and material, glass panes, coatings, and other features that affect energy ratings.

Window Hardware Finishes

Tuscany
Ultra Series
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
Will only match interior frame color
selection of white, tan, or clay

Tuscany Window Hardware Options

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultra 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

Tuscany
Ultra Series
Standard
White - Tan - OIl Rubbed Bronze
Decorative
Brushed Chrome - Satin Nickel
Standard
White - Dark Bronze - Slate Black
Decorative
Brushed Chrome - Satin Nickel

Tuscany Door Hardware Options

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

Ultra 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

Tuscany and Ultra Series are excellent options for replacement and new construction. They are both strong and durable, provide great energy efficiency, and allow for great flexibility in customization.