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A case study from Milgard Windows and Doors

by Joann Whetstine: Original Post

Moisture. It’s the enemy of wood traditional windows. If you own a home with older wood windows, the look and feel they offer may have been one of the elements that helped you fall in love with the property in the first place. Wood windows add charm and can make a home feel sturdy. But, older wood windows require a lot of upkeep and maintenance. They can even deteriorate over time if moisture gets trapped, so, what’s the solution for old, rotted wood windows?

Rotted Window Before and After

A Wood Window with a Fiberglass Frame

Milgard® Essence Series® replacement windows provide a great alternative to all wood or clad wood windows and patio door products because of the innovative fiberglass frame throughout. This solution helps homeowners enjoy little to no maintenance on the exterior of the window because fiberglass naturally resists water, cold and heat. The powder-coated exterior finish won’t crack, peel, bend, warp or stick due to expansion or contraction, which provides long-lasting performance. Plus, Essence Series comes in 16 exterior, designer colors that offer beauty, in addition to durability (Bronze shown).

One Homeowners Real Story

In this real story from a Texas homeowner, their beautiful lodge had a leaking pipe that led to rot in the wood windows. They reached out to Hill Country Windows & Doors who assessed the condition of the windows throughout their house. The homeowners had not only rotten wood to deal with but, many of their windows were painted shut due to improper maintenance over the years, so, there was not only an aesthetic concern, but, safety as well.

Rotted Window Before and After Texas

Choosing the Best Window

Through the guidance of Hill Country Windows & Doors, the homeowners were able to make their ranch house more attractive and modern, while still keeping the sturdy, solid look of a wood window. The hot Texas summers will also be much more enjoyable with the addition of Milgard SunCoatMax® Low-E glass that was added to the windows in an effort to significantly increase their energy efficiency.

Make a Statement with Wood Windows

If you need a wood window solution and want to make a statement in your home, the Milgard Essence Series may be the best choice for you. With a real wood interior frame available in clear vertical grain fir, natural pine or primed pine, you can create just the right look to coordinate with your home’s decor. Seal or stain the natural pine or fir to complement existing wood finishes in your home, or, choose primed pine in white, and paint your frames any color you choose. (Shown above in primed pine).

Project Info: Milgard Series Used: Essence Series® wood windows
Photographer: Austin Fields
Milgard Dealer: Hill Country Windows & Doors
Location: Fredericksburg, Texas

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