Choosing the right type of window is the crucial first step toward replacing your windows. The Trinsic Series includes a variety of different types of windows so you can mix and match the different types inside your home. If you want to be able to open and close the windows, look into our awning window, casement window, single hung window or horizontal slider window. If you want windows that do not open but allow in as much light as possible, check out our picture window or our radius window. For windows that open, make sure you consider how the windows open as well as how they lock to ensure the window will work well inside your home.
Consider the Energy Efficiency of the Windows
One of the biggest reasons to get new windows is for improved energy efficiency. Newer windows will fit better, ensuring no drafts in the home. Additionally, at Milgard, we make sure our windows are energy efficient to help reduce energy usage in your home. Our windows are tested for use in your climate through thermal simulations to enable us to improve the efficiency of your home and meet green building efficiency standards. We also have options available to make sure the components of the windows you purchase from us match your region’s energy needs. Our windows adhere to Energy Start v6 requirements to ensure they meet or exceed U-factor and SHGC criteria as well, ensuring you purchase the most energy efficient windows for your home.
Milgard Trinsic Windows – Picture Window
Picture windows do not open or close, but they let in a lot of extra light. They’re available in just about any shape or size and are designed to let in more light and a beautiful view. They can be combined with other windows so you can have windows on the bottom that easily open and windows higher up that don’t need to be opened, giving you more natural light in your home. They can also be used in any room in your home, ensuring you can see the view outside clearly.
Milgard Trinsic Windows – Awning Window
Awning windows are hinged so they open outward from the top. This allows you to have ventilation inside the home while not worrying about the rain or falling leaves. Our Trinsic Series awning window is designed to be easy to operate and to look great, providing a clear view outside when it’s closed. These windows pair perfectly with our picture windows, giving you some ventilation in the room and maximizing your view of the outside as well as the light that can come in.
Milgard Trinsic Windows – Casement Window
Casement windows hinge at the side, opening outwards similar to a door. They do not have a rail like single or sliding windows, which means they provide an unobstructed view of outside. These windows are perfect for installing over something else, such as a sink, countertop, or appliance in your kitchen. These windows can operate with a crank to open them, making it easy to open and close the window even if it’s placed over something like a sink in your window.
Milgard Trinsic Windows – Single Hung Window
Single hung windows have two different sashes, with the bottom sash opening up to allow airflow. The top sash is fixed. These windows do not open inward or outward, making them an excellent choice in areas where space needs to be maximized. They’re especially good for first-story rooms and work well in combination with other types of windows. Our Trinsic Series single hung windows include the latest SmartTouch locks so you can easily make sure your windows are closed and locked when you need to leave the house.
Milgard Trinsic Windows – Horizontal Slider Window
The Trinsic Series horizontal slider windows are available as a single slider or double slider. There is a sash that is fixed and cannot be opened. The single slider has one slash that opens to the left or right, depending on the desired operation of the window. The double slider includes two sashes that can be opened, with one on either side of the fixed sash. These do not open inside or out, making them an excellent option for places where space is at a premium, such as nearby walkways, porches or patios. They also include the SmartTouch locks so you can easily make sure they’re closed and locked.
Milgard Trinsic Windows – Radius Window
Radius windows are similar to picture windows, but the top section of the window is a partial circle. This adds a unique element to the window, making it a design feature instead of just a way to view outside. These can be made to almost any dimensions to fit your home and are fixed like the picture windows. They’re great for higher windows that only need to add in more light, not open and close. You can pair the Trinsic Series Radius windows with picture windows or any other window in the Trinsic Series for a fantastic view and more light inside your home.
Add Grids or Decorative Glass
Grids and decorative glass can add to the look of your home and increase your home’s curb appeal. Decorative glass also adds privacy, giving you some light coming in without people being able to look into the room from outside. This is perfect for showers or near bathtubs. It’s also possible to have the decorative glass tempered, which makes it safety glass. The decorative glass is available in a number of different styles and tints you’ll want to check out today.
While the Trinsic Series minimizes the use of grids to create a larger viewing area in the window, grids can add to the curb appeal of your home and make your windows look fantastic. Endless grid options are available for the Trinsic Series windows. Flat and Sculptured grids are placed inside the glass, giving the gridded look you’re after without making it more difficult to clean the windows. Simulated Divided Lites have the grids both inside and outside of the glass, with a spacer inside the glass. This provides a gorgeous grid look for your windows.
Installation Process for Milgard Trinsic Windows
The installation process begins with choosing the perfect windows and measurements. If windows are being replaced, the old window will need to be measured carefully to ensure the new window will fit properly. This is best done by a professional to ensure there will be no gaps around the window after the installation. If you’re adding new windows to your home, have a professional measure where the new windows will be to ensure the new windows are the right size to look great in the room.
Once the measurements are taken, consider the type of window you want to purchase as well as any added design features you’re interested in. For instance, if you’re planning on purchasing a picture window for a bathroom, consider decorative glass for privacy. If you’re considering a window for your kitchen, think about whether you’d prefer a window that opens with a crank or a sliding window.
A professional will handle the installation for you. They’ll remove the old window, if necessary, and place the new window in the same opening. If there is not an opening yet, this will need to be made so the window will fit properly inside the wall. They’ll carefully install the window, ensuring the fit is perfect and making sure no air can get in or out around the window. Then, they’ll finish the installation and make sure the window looks fantastic. The professional will also remove your old windows so you have nothing to worry about.
If you need to replace older windows or you’re interested in adding more windows to let in more light to your home, check out the options available by Milgard today. Our new Trinsic Series windows are the perfect option for just about any home as they provide a clean, contemporary look and are easy to use. Take a look at your options now or speak with a representative to get help choosing the right windows for your home. When your new Trinsic Series windows are installed, you’re going to love how your home looks.