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Milgard Certified 5 Star Window Installation San DiegoMilgard is one of the most well-known and trustworthy names in patio doors and home windows. The company proudly serves Canada and the western United States with more than a dozen customer care and service facilities, and its network of over 3000 locally-owned dealerships is standing by to help you build the home of your dreams. Whether you’re replacing your home’s windows or building from the ground up, a Milgard Certified Dealer can help you through the selection and installation processes. Read on for some common questions and great answers on Milgard windows.  

Where Are Milgard Windows Made?

Milgard’s patio doors and windows are designed and crafted in the US, and they’re built to last. Over the past several years, we’ve won BUILDER Magazine’s Best Quality Vinyl in the Nation Award eight times. We’ve won five Most Used Vinyl Window awards, as well as the Builder’s Choice designation for fiberglass and vinyl windows. 

What Kind of Warranty Coverage is Available?

Milgard doors and windows are covered by a full lifetime warranty, which lasts as long as you own the home. When you buy our patio doors and windows, you can rest assured that they’ll be installed right the first time by factory certified technicians.  

Will These Products Last?

Milgard offers only the best patio doors and windows, which will make your entire home feel more livable and comfortable throughout. Every part is the result of countless hours of research and development, and by building everything in-house, we find it easier to perform proper quality control. The window and door industry has taken notice, giving Milgard dozens of performance and quality awards. Visit a local dealer to see the difference for yourself! 

Does Innovation Really Make a Difference?

At Milgard, we’re proud to offer doors and windows that do so much more than let in air and natural light. Our engineers are renowned for their cutting-edge designs that use patented technologies, and we’ve introduced low-maintenance exterior finishes and easy-opening windows with SmartTouch handles and locks. We’re not stopping there, though, and we’re always looking for more ways to address customers’ needs. For us, innovation is all about anticipating the features that homeowners want. 

How Well Do Milgard Windows Perform?

The AAMA or American Architectural Manufacturers Association has a long history of leadership within the industry, and they’ve helped to develop the door and window performance standards we all follow today. Milgard’s patio windows and doors all carry the AAMA’s Gold Label, which proves that we’ve met their requirements and everything has undergone independent testing for air leakage, water penetration, forced entry resistance, and structural integrity. 

What Do Customers Say About Milgard?

Milgard proudly stands behind every patio door and window we craft. If any part covered by our comprehensive lifetime warranty needs service, our factory trained techs are ready to help. We’re committed to customers’ satisfaction and top-class service. Read our customers’ reviews and see how we’re making a difference in homeowners’ quality of life. 

How is Milgard Making a Difference and Moving Ahead?

At Milgard, we’re very grateful for our success and our customers’ continued support. To give our thanks, we’ve taken part in various regional and national initiatives, such as those listed below. 

  • In August 2018, we donated $25,000 to TAF (Technology Access Fund), which is a Seattle-based non-profit supporting middle school and high school-age students participating in robotics competitions. 
  • We partnered with Goodwill to eliminate obstacles to career advancement for non-English speaking employees in the Tacoma, Washington area.  
  • We’ve worked with Tacoma’s Habitat for Humanity to get homes ready for low-income families. 
  • We received the Houzz “Best Of” in design for the fourth straight year. 
  • Milgard celebrated a half-century in the patio door and window manufacturing industry by offering buyers a $100 Amazon gift card with any Montecito, Tuscany, or Aluminum-series sliding door. Homeowners who bought a moving glass wall system during February got a $200 gift card. 
  • In 2017, we ranked in the top 10 for Bike MS fundraising. With help from the Masco Corporation, we raised more than $27,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in America. 
  • Further along in 2017, we helped the ABC Green Home 3.0 win the Gold Nugget Award; it was deemed the best zero-net energy design. This home in Orange County, California was designed using our most energy-efficient vinyl windows.  

What Are People Saying Online About Milgard, and Which Awards Has the Company Won?

Back in June 2017, Milgard Windows & Doors earned the honor of being named the highest-rated patio door and window brand online. In 2016, we won Window & Door’s award for Most Innovative Window for our Essence Series radius casements. According to Chad Martinez, the product manager for the Essence Series, the product uses cutting-edge technologies. They’re designed with durable phenolic exteriors that allow greater flexibility in shape and design, and their non-visible fasteners give them a more streamlined appearance. 

The wooden Essence Series line was, in the past, recognized as the winner of the Crystal Achievement award in the innovation category. This series combines a rugged fiberglass exterior that offers protection from the elements with a solid wooden core that provides enduring beauty and great performance. With our radius casement windows, now available in gabled styles, we’ll continue to receive the industry’s top honors while offering some of the most advanced products on the market.  

How Did Milgard Get Its Start?

Milgard Window & Door was founded in Tacoma, WA in 1958 by Maurice Milgard Jr. and his son Gary; another son, Jim, joined the company three years later. A short time later, the Milgard men diversified their offerings a bit, getting into the aluminum window industry. When Gary Milgard left the company’s glass division, he started an aluminum window company known as Milgard Manufacturing; his goal was to provide high-quality, reliable aluminum windows made to meet the architectural and structural demands of the western US. Six years later, Milgard Manufacturing began building sliding glass doors, and shortly thereafter, their aluminum frames were retooled to accommodate insulating and single-pane glass.  

In 1989, Milgard introduced its first vinyl-frame windows, and WoodClad fiberglass doors and windows were introduced the following year. At Milgard, growth continues to be a top priority. Along with the location in Tacoma, the company now has service, sales, and manufacturing centers in Portland, Sacramento, Temecula, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  

Does In-House Manufacturing Make a Difference?

While many door and window companies distribute other vendors’ products, Milgard is one of only a few vertically-integrated manufacturers. We make our own vinyl components and glass units, frames, and more. The vinyl plant in Tacoma started extruding frames in 1988, and to ensure the utmost quality, we control the manufacturing process from start to finish. Our fiberglass components receive enormous attention to detail, and almost all our components are manufactured in-house to ensure top quality. 

Visit Us Today to Learn More

Through our long history, vertical integration, and commitment to quality and customer service, Milgard is poised to become one of the century’s best door and window manufacturers. We control quality at every point in the manufacturing process, and we back everything we sell with one of the best guarantees in the industry. Call us today or visit a local dealer to see the Milgard difference.