What are the benefits of installing an awning window?
Perfect for Damp Climates
Awning windows are ideal for damp climates with frequent or generally severe precipitation, given their weather-tight construction and a downward-slanting open position. These windows are perfect for leaving open on those warm, rainy days when you want to enjoy the weather without having to deal with it at the same time. You can leave the window open in a thunderstorm without having to risk water damage to your furniture or floors.
Midgard awning windows are made with energy-efficient glass, saving you hundreds on your energy bills while keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Ask about the different types of energy-efficient window panes offered by Milgard.
Aesthetics and Ergonomics
Awning windows offer a sleek and modern look to your home with their unconventional yet tasteful style and application. Their intuitive efficiency and ease of use also make for an impressive addition. It is perfect to install in places where you may have to reach out to open a window, including over the kitchen sink. Just a turn of the knob and you’ll be enjoying the fresh air while being protected from the weather. In addition to the modern look of every one of these window series, some (including the Tuscany Series) is also balanced with a more traditional look, giving you the perfect option for any setting in which you see fit to make a home.
Materials and Versatility
Awning windows are highly customizable, both in size and design. You can choose any size and dimensions you like, and we will fit them to the specifications of whatever window we are replacing for you. Milgard offers a range of excellent materials to frame your awning window, including aluminum, fiberglass, wood, and vinyl. Aluminum is not advisable in coastal areas due to its tendency to corrode in moist conditions and exacerbated by the presence of salt. Wood is more expensive and prone to swelling and warping. However, vinyl and fiberglass are inexpensive and ideal for any environment. They do not swell, warp or corrode, and as a result, they help maintain a seal for your home to keep moisture out and optimize your windows’ energy efficiency.
Milgard Life-Time Warranty
Milgard awning windows come with a full repair warranty. We will happily repair any product covered under this warranty and pay all costs for parts and labor, under the condition that the purchaser is the owner of the home. Products covered under this warranty include the Tuscany Series, Trinsic Series, Montecino Series, Style Line Series, Ultra Series, and Aluminum Series. The Moving Glass Wall Systems have a ten-year limited warranty. The Tuscany Series, and Ultra Series products include a glass-breakage warranty, as well. Whichever window series you choose, you can’t go wrong. Each window series has been painstakingly developed and improved to the point of near perfection, and we are proud to present you with your options in the descriptions laid out below.
At Milgard, we offer a variety of options for further customization to meet the unique needs of your home, including their Quiet Line sound control vinyl windows, which help block sound and keep the peace in your home. In addition to this, we offer a number of different materials with their own particular benefits (which are manifold) and drawbacks (which, be they few, we will be pointed out and explained below). Regardless of your decision, you can’t go wrong with any of these options, whether due to the superior materials and dedicated craftsmanship on which we so pride ourselves at Milgard or due to the full lifetime warranty offered with almost all of our products. We have given a great deal of consideration, time and effort to the development of our energy-efficient windows and patio doors, incorporating practical technological advancements and beautiful, clean design into each product we offer. Each of our windows is EnergyStar certified to ensure that your home is well-sealed and well-protected from the elements.
The Tuscany Series awning window is one of the vinyl, or PVC, options offered by Milgard. PVC is a durable and inexpensive choice of window frame material. It is not susceptible to moisture damage, warping or rotting like wood is prone to. Wonderfully, our Tuscany Series window frames have a wider profile, imitating the more traditional look of a wooden window while simultaneously giving you the protection, efficiency, and clean look of vinyl, and all for a lower price to boot. This window series is naturally more energy-efficient, given its weather-tight design and due to the low-cost, insulating material from which it is made. The energy-efficient nature of this window series will inevitably save you money on your yearly heating and cooling costs. This window series is a perfect marriage of modern, practical design and traditional beauty and presentation. The equal sightlines offered by this particular series add symmetry into your home, imbuing it with a peaceful balance.