“Jalousie” is the French word for jealousy. Thanks to the slatted louvers, jalousie windows protect the interior of your home from jealous eyes as well as the elements. A popular choice in temperate, warm and humid climates, these windows maximize natural ventilation by allowing airflow through the entire area of the window. Jalousie windows were an extremely popular choice for a wide variety of homes regardless of the climate until the 1960s when air conditioning became widespread. Still, they’re very common in Florida, Hawaii and Southern California as their greatest advantage is maintaining ventilation in a storm or during windy days.
Thanks to advanced manufacturing processes and designs, modern jalousie windows provide increased security and an airtight seal when closed, along with non-corrosive hardware. Attractive, stylish, and functional, jalousie windows are ideal for home and office applications, larger window units and coastal locations with strong winds. The slants cause rain to roll off and block direct sunlight while air and natural light can enter the room. Jalousie windows are a great way to beautify a veranda, porch or a bathroom, while the increased ventilation reduces the cost of cooling and heating.
A perfect choice for porches and sunrooms, as well as regions with mild winters, Milgard’s impact-resistant jalousie windows, offer multiple variations with attractive glass or cedar slats for increased privacy. The parallel louvers are easy to open and fit tight when closed. Jalousie windows can be used side by side for a wall of windows or combined with picture windows to frame a view with ventilation. Made from Milgard’s very own vinyl formula along with SunCoat® Low-E or SunCoatMAX® glass, these windows provide additional protection from the elements and fantastic energy efficiency.
Garden windows extend outwards from the wall with an interior shelf for flowers, herbs or anything else you may want to display. If you’re looking to add some light to your kitchen, create a healthy in-home area for your plants and flowers or grow your own organic herbs throughout the year regardless of weather, garden windows are an ideal choice for you. The unique angled design with side panels ensures your plants are kept safe from the elements while still getting the most sunlight possible, effectively making garden windows a mini-greenhouse. The side panels can also be opened to allow extra ventilation.
With a wide variety of custom shapes and sizes, garden windows are an attractive design element that provides additional appeal and value to any home. Thanks to their versatility, they can be used in an unlimited number of combinations and improve the look and feel of any space. If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to refresh your living areas and show off your plants, flowers, books, figurine collections or anything else you like, garden windows present a fantastic option for providing a warm, open, inviting atmosphere for your San Diego home.
Milgard offers garden windows with a variety of combinations to choose from. Different materials, dimensions, colors, grids, and security options ensure you will find a window that perfectly suits your needs. Additionally, you can pick from several energy-efficient variations to ensure maximum protection for the items or plants you display in your garden windows, as well as your furniture from damaging solar radiation, heat, and cold.
Energy Efficiency and Savings
If you’re building your dream home or remodeling, the choice of windows can add multiple benefits to your home or office. New windows can improve the look and feel of your San Diego home or office, boost the “curb appeal” as well as increase property value. However, the most important benefit of choosing Milgard and US Window & Door for your next project is the increased energy efficiency we provide. Since our environment is constantly changing, the demand for sustainable housing has been on the rise in recent years. Using windows that are well insulated and built with energy-efficient glass and coating provides significant savings in the long run by reducing the costs of heating and cooling. This makes your property more sustainable and environmentally friendly. As “going green” is becoming more and more important, California provides state-level programs that offer a tax credit for improving the energy efficiency of your property.
Choose the Best
Milgard stands behind the quality of their products. Their Full Lifetime Warranty is unmatched in the industry, as they guarantee repair or replacement of any defect in material, as well as cover the cost of all parts and labor as long as the homeowner is the product buyer. Milgard also provides glass breakage coverage for certain product lines. In other words, as long as you’re the homeowner, your Milgard products are covered, including parts and labor. Even if you decide to sell your home, the full warranty coverage extends to the new owner for ten years from the effective date of the original warranty, absolutely free of charge. These benefits provide a peace of mind for you and eliminate any possible concerns you may have over replacements or repairs in the future.
US Window & Door is a reliable, insured, independent family business. We’re one of the oldest exclusive window and door replacement companies in Southern California. When it comes to window installation and replacement, we’ve been honing our skills for over three decades. We take pride in our work, as excellence and customer service are our main focus. We only work with the best materials and the highest quality products on the market, while adhering to all industry standards. That’s the only way to be sure our products will last for decades to come. Our team is fully licensed, so we promise a smooth purchase and an installation process that has been refined over 30 years. On top of that, you get the assistance of an AMMA-certified installed that doesn’t rely on the work of subcontractors to get the job done.
Contact us at any time if you have questions, feel free to request an online quote to get started, or call for a free in-home evaluation and estimate for your project.