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Vertical Sliding Windows

The way your home looks presents the ultimate statement of who you are as a person, so choosing the windows that best fit your needs is an essential decision. The right windows can drastically improve the overall appeal of your San Diego home or office, and raise the market value, curb appeal and even offer significant savings with improved energy efficiency. As today’s market has unlimited options to choose from, finding the windows that are right for you can be somewhat difficult.

Celebrated for their simple and elegant design, vertical sliding windows have been a common choice for centuries, from the Georgian era to the present day. They’re the most common choice in a wide variety of homes and because of their timeless beauty that goes well with different architectural styles. Vertical sliding windows consist of two sashes in a single frame. There are two types of vertical sliding windows, the single-hung and the double-hung window. The single-hung window, often referred to as a sash window, has the top sash fixed, while the bottom sash can be opened. On a double-hung window, both top and bottom sashes can slide up or down.

Many people prefer vertical sliding windows over other types since they’re easy to operate. They can be used in many different scenarios to make your San Diego home more comfortable and enhance its appeal at the same time. If you’re looking to give your home a classic look with a modern twist, vertical sliding windows are a great choice. They work well in almost any room and can be paired with other window types for interesting and exciting combinations.

 

Benefits

Vertical sliding windows offer a few significant benefits over other types of windows. Since they open and close without protruding, they don’t require any extra space for operation. This makes vertical sliding windows shine in areas with limited available space and make them a perfect choice for walkways, porches or patios. They’re also a great option for areas that need to be ventilated quickly, like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms.

Since their operation requires minimum effort, vertical sliding windows are also a great choice in places where ventilation is required but the window itself is somewhat hard to reach. As vertical sliding windows don’t protrude beyond the frame, it’s extremely easy to add insect or security screens to them. Finally, vertical sliding windows are extremely easy to maintain. The sashes are usually easily removable, which allows you to effortlessly clean both sides of the glass inside your home. Milgard’s double-hung tilt windows feature sashes that tilt inward to enable easy cleaning of the exterior glass.

 

Milgard Vertical Sliding Windows

A manufacturer that’s well known and renowned for the quality of its products, customization options, energy efficiency and warranty that’s unmatched in the industry, Milgard offers a variety of products to meet your needs, whether you’re building your dream home or remodeling. Combined with US Window & Door’s five-star installation and a lifetime warranty on labor, you have the perfect team for any home improvement. With endless options and combinations of styles, colors, grids, and coating types, Milgard offers vertical sliding windows in the following product lines:

 

Tuscany Series

Top of the line, premium vinyl single-hung and double-hung vertical sliding windows, designed with the customer in mind. Combining elegant design with unlimited possibilities, Tuscany Series offers:

 

♦ Milgard’s proprietary vinyl formula for fantastic results

♦ Convenient and innovative SmartTouch® Lock

♦  Even sightlines that provide a cohesive, aesthetically pleasing look

♦ An ENERGY STAR® specification customized for your region for an energy-efficient home

Milgard’s Full Lifetime Warranty which includes Glass Breakage Coverage

Trinsic Series

A modern single-hung vinyl window designed with a narrow frame, providing an expansive glass area to complement your home’s modern design. Trinsic Series offers:

 

♦ A modern narrow frame for an unobstructed view

♦ Even sightlines that provide a cohesive, aesthetically pleasing look

♦ Low profile hardware, designed exclusively for this series, that practically disappears from view

♦ An ENERGY STAR® specification customized for your region for an energy-efficient home

♦  Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty for your comfort and peace of mind

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Style Line Series

The clean lines of Style Line Series single-hung windows effortlessly breathe new life into your living space, making it more comfortable and allowing you to enjoy the view of the outdoors. Style Line Series offers:

 

♦ Milgard’s proprietary vinyl formula for exceptional results

♦  A Positive Action lock to operate your windows with a single motion

♦  Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty for your comfort and peace of mind

Essence Series

Sophisticated double-hung windows with a revolutionary design, combining the real wood interior with a fiberglass exterior to provide a mix of unmatched beauty and durability. Essence Series offers:

 

♦ A solid wood interior which allows painting or staining to match your existing décor

♦ Innovative SmartTouch® lock for trouble-free operation

♦ Even sightlines that provide a cohesive, aesthetically pleasing look

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♦ An ENERGY STAR® specification customized for your region for an energy-efficient home

♦ Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty which includes Glass Breakage Coverage

Ultra Series

Stunning, high-performance fiberglass single-hung windows that will help you create your dream home. If you’re looking for unmatched performance coupled with extraordinary beauty, Ultra Series offers:

 

♦ A fiberglass frame resistant to swelling, rotting, and warping for longevity you can count on

♦  Attractive window hardware that is durable, secure, and easy to operate

♦  An ENERGY STAR® specification customized for your region for an energy-efficient home

♦ Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty which includes Glass Breakage Coverage

Aluminum Series

Milgard Aluminum Series single-hung windows offer a contemporary, yet timeless look for your home. Aluminum’s exceptional durability makes it a great choice for larger windows with frames that stay slim without compromise. Aluminum Series offers:

 

♦  Narrow sightlines to highlight expansive views

♦  Sealed, mechanically-joined corners that keep their shape over time

♦ Milgard SunCoat® Low-E glass for improved energy efficiency

♦ Thermally improved aluminum which offers less heat/cold transfer, improving insulation ability

♦ Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty

Quiet Line Series

Engineered for busy environments, these double-hung windows provide ultimate sound control and ensure any noise stays outside, keeping your home noise-free at all times. Quiet Line Series offers:

 

♦  Milgard’s proprietary vinyl formula for exceptional results

♦  Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of up to 48, based on glazing options you can choose

♦  Standard SunCoatTM Low E insulating glass for energy efficiency

♦  A 10-year warranty

Quality

Aside from selecting the type, frame material, size and placement of your vertical sliding windows, you should always keep an eye on certain features to ensure your windows will serve you for decades to come. Consider the following factors:

 

♦  Operation

Vertical sliding windows contain two sashes in a single frame, one or both of which can slide up and down. Pay attention to how easy and smooth the operation is, as vertical sliding windows can often be placed in locations that are somewhat hard to reach. A good vertical sliding window is reliable, with sashes that don’t move unless you want them to.

♦  Security

Check the lock system if present. Depending on the size and placement of your vertical sliding windows, there’s usually nothing to be worried about when it comes to the safety of your home. However, since no two installations are the same, security should not be ignored. It’s important to note that Milgard’s products meet or exceed California’s forced entry codes.

♦  Ease of Maintenance

Windows with a wooden frame need to be painted or stained after a certain period. Exposure to moisture and varying temperatures can also warp the material. On the other hand, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum frames require little to no maintenance. Still, it’s important to choose the color of your windows carefully, as repainting these materials can be a bit harder than working with wood.

♦  Energy Efficiency

Make sure the windows you choose are well insulated and built with energy efficiency in mind. Going “green” is becoming more and more important, so most windows currently on the market include some energy-efficient options. Vertical sliding windows can provide better energy efficiency than some other types of windows as their construction is fairly simple so there aren’t many moving parts that stand in the way of a good seal. That means the heat transfer between the inside and the outside of your home is reduced to a minimum. Energy-efficient windows can be a great investment and even pay for themselves over time by reducing the cost of heating and cooling.

Frame materials

The frame material you pick for your windows plays an essential role in deciding which vertical sliding window is the ideal option for your San Diego home. Every frame material has its strengths and weaknesses that set it apart from the rest, so we’ll briefly cover the most important features of each.

 

Benefits of Vinyl Vertical Sliding Windows

♦ Affordable

♦ Energy efficient

♦ Weather resistant

 

Offering fantastic protection, vinyl is a great option for vertical sliding windows. Homeowners in Southern California choose vinyl window frames for their durability and stability. Vinyl is formed together with heat-welded joints, making the windows resistant to weather changes. These windows are also energy-efficient, meeting or exceeding ENERGY STAR® requirements. It’s also important to note that vinyl is relatively inexpensive and requires a minimal amount of maintenance. US Window & Door sells and installs vertical sliding windows from Milgard’s Tuscany, Trinsic, and Style Line Series. These windows are architecturally elegant and sound, with three internal and eleven external color options to choose from. If you’re looking for top-of-the-line vertical sliding windows in San Diego, Milgard’s vinyl windows sold and professionally installed by US Window & Door are the solution for you.

Benefits of Fiberglass Vertical Sliding Windows

♦ Incredibly durable

♦ Stunning design

♦ Can be built to look like wood

 

Fiberglass window frames are a relatively new option when it comes to window frames. People usually go with fiberglass frames because of their endurance and longevity, knowing the windows are going to stand the test of time and be reliable for decades. Milgard’s Essence Series combines fiberglass surfaces with interior frames made of wood, so you get the sturdiness of fiberglass and the elegance of a wooden window. US Window & Door also installs fiberglass vertical sliding windows from Milgard’s Ultra Series. Both lines of products offer various combinations of styles, colors, grids, and glass types to complement any San Diego home or office design. Each fiberglass vertical sliding window comes with SunCoat® Low-E insulated glass, which regulates the temperature inside your home while keeping out damaging sun rays. If you’re considering fiberglass sliding windows, Milgard’s Essence and Ultra Series provide unmatched durability and comfort.

Benefits of Aluminum Vertical Sliding Windows

♦ Great budget option

♦ High durability

♦ Ideal for large windows and doors

 

Aluminum frames provide a modern look while still complementing the home’s traditional architecture. It’s a solid material for its weight because the process in which the aluminum frames are extruded reinforces the metal. Aluminum is three times stronger than vinyl and more than forty times stronger than wood. US Window & Door proudly sells and installs high-quality vertical sliding windows from Milgard’s Aluminum Series. In addition to the standard model, Milgard offers thermally reinforced aluminum windows with increased energy efficiency. These windows include a thermal barrier between the exterior and interior glass panels which reduces the heat transfer to a minimum.

Choose the Best

Milgard’s Full Lifetime Warranty is unparalleled in the industry, promising to replace or repair any defects in material, as well as cover the costs of all parts and labor as long as the product buyer is the homeowner. Milgard also provides glass breakage coverage for certain product lines. In other words, as long as you own the home, your Milgard windows are covered, including parts and labor. Even if you decide to sell your home, the full warranty coverage extends to the successive owner for ten years from the effective date of installation, absolutely free of charge. All these benefits provide peace of mind for you and eliminate any future concerns you may have over replacements or repairs.

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. We’ve spent over 30 years honing our skills when it comes to window installations and replacements. We only work with the best materials and the highest quality models 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 guarantee a smooth purchase and an installation process that has been refined and improved over three decades. On top of that, you get the assistance of an AMMA-certified installer 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.