Thursday March 01, 2018

Replacement Windows for Northwest Climate

The Problem: Old Wood Windows

Living in the Pacific Northwest means experiencing rain showers on a regular basis. While a wet climate provides beautiful foliage and lovely scenery, it can also have an adverse effect on older wood windows, which need very high maintenance to perform well over time.

After eleven years, the wood windows in this Pacific Northwest home were rotting and growing mold. The windows could not be salvaged, so, it was time to look for replacement windows.

Researching New Windows

While conducting research online, the homeowner wanted three things:

  1. To choose windows that matched the existing look of their home.
  2. Windows with high performance designed to withstand rain, snow and other Northwest weather.
  3. A long-lasting warranty for peace of mind in the future.

Why Essence Series Wood Windows

Our Milgard®Essence Series®windows were the perfect solution with a natural wood interior and powder-coated fiberglass exterior. These beautiful windows fit the desired style, while offering durability and energy efficiency. This was a great solution for the climate.

The Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty offered the homeowner the added peace of mind they were looking for because Milgard will repair or replace any defect in materials or workmanship and will pay the costs of all parts and labor for as long as they own their home. Plus, Essence Series windows come standard with Glass Breakage Coverage.

The original style was beautifully replicated, and the upgrade in performance allowed the homeowners to enjoy a comfortable home they can be happy with for years to come.

Project Information

Milgard Products Used: Essence Series® Wood Windows


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