Milgard Ulltra Series vs Milgard Aluminum Series Comparison Guide

Ultra Series vs. Aluminum Series

Milgard’s Ultra and Aluminum Series are Milgard’s top windows. They offer modern, stylish, durable windows built with superior quality and great functionality.  Milgard Ultra Series windows are made with strong fiberglass material and are made to last for years. Similarly, Milgard’s Aluminum Series windows are also built for strength, durability, and design flexibility in aluminum material.

Milgard Ultra Fiberglass Windows

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.

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Aluminum Series

Aluminum Series windows are best known for their overall strength and durability. It offers great design flexibility with its stylish, contemporary, and timeless line of windows. They are a great choice for replacement and new construction.

Material

Material and frame composition play a big part in every purchaser’s decision. Ultra Series comes in an upscale fiberglass material while the Aluminum Series in Milgard’s premium quality aluminum material. Both these options are extremely durable and can withstand some of the harshest weather elements.

Ultra Series
Aluminum Series
Frame
Window Pricing
Patio Door Pricing
Fiberglass
Aluminum
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 Price

Prices can vary for Aluminum and Ultra series depending on customization, material costs, added features, and other varying costs. The Ultra series price range can be higher than that of Aluminum due to the obvious cost difference in material. Both are great choices as they provide all the benefits homeowners usually look for in a window, such as beautiful design, great functionality, customization options, and energy efficiency.

Warranty

US Window & Door’s partnership with Milgard offers a full lifetime warranty for both series, providing homeowners guarantee and security for their home improvement investment. It protects long-term value, ensuring only the professionals handle the installation.

Ultra Series
Aluminum Series
Full Lifetime Warranty
Glass Breakage Coverage
Even Sightlines

Operation Styles

Aluminum Series and Ultra Series offer similar window style options with a variety of options to choose from. The Aluminum Series has more options when it comes to door styles as it also offers patio doors and in swing and out swing types of doors. Both provide perfect looking windows that are easy to operate and maintain.

Ultra Series
Aluminum Series
Single Hung
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 Ultra Series and Aluminum Series color options are available in standard interior, exterior, and premium exterior colors with coating technology to ensure they last for decades. Both product lines give you design flexibility with its eight premium and two standard exterior colors.

Ultra Series
Aluminum Series

Frame Color Options – Interior

Frame Color Options – Exterior

Standard
White - Harmony - Bark - Black Bean
Matching interior and exterior colors only
Standard Aluminum
Bronze Anodized - Clear Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Bronze Anodized - Clear Anodized - White
Standard
Frost - Harmony - Bark - Black Bean
Standard Aluminum
Bronze Anodized - Clear Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Bronze Anodized - Clear Anodized - White

Hardware

Whichever window you choose, Milgard provides the best hardware for your windows that you are sure to love. The various types of hardware that are compatible with the Aluminum series windows are the Standard Casement Lock and Operator. Ultra Series windows, on the other hand, are compatible with the Positive Action Lock, Folding Nesting Casement, and Operator.

Window Hardware Finishes

Standard
White - Tan - Clay - Dark Bronze - Slate Black
Decorative
Brushed Chrome - Satin Nickel
Hardware will match frame color
Standard Aluminum
White - Clear Anodized - Bronze Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Clear Anodized - Bronze Anodized

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

Aluminum Series Window Hardware Options

Standard
Push Out Operator
Thermally Improved
Push Out Operator
Roto Operator

Door Hardware Finishes

Standard
White - Dark Bronze - Slate Black
Decorative
Brushed Chrome - Satin Nickel
Hardware will match frame color
Standard Aluminum
WhiteClear Anodized - Bronze Anodized
Thermally Improved Aluminum
Clear Anodized - Bronze Anodized

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

Trinsic Door 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

The Aluminum Series and The Ultra Series are both great choices for new or replacement windows. Fiberglass windows are a fairly new option on the market and many homeowners go after the improved features and qualities it possesses. Aluminum windows may have been around for a long time and have been a popular choice for ages but they do offer similar value. It remains a top pick due to its durability and innovative designs. Depending on your needs and preferences, both windows provide a lot of options for style and design and are sure to meet your aesthetic needs or even exceed them.