A vinyl window can be inexpensive, durable and remarkably energy efficient when designed properly to minimize thermal transfer. While early vinyl windows had problems with thermal expansion and stability in very hot environments, modern vinyl windows are much more durable and dimensionally stable. Look for vinyl window frames with heat-welded joints — they're stiffer than mechanically joined vinyl frames and thus provide better resistance to temperature stresses. Interior webs also strengthen the frame and improve its thermal performance.
Vinyl windows are made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material has many advantages, including being virtually maintenance-free. It can't be painted, but is often available in white and various neutral colors that complement many house colors. Because the color goes all the way through the material, scratches and dings are nearly impossible to see. Consequently, a vinyl window or patio door can look nearly new for years.
There will be differences in the quality of one manufacturer's vinyl compared to another. This is because a vinyl window frame is made from a compound—a recipe of sorts—that dictates its performance over time. Each additive to a company's vinyl recipe helps determine the long-term characteristics of the final product, like its weather and impact resistance. At first glance, competing windows may look the same, but there can be key differences in the vinyl recipe used and how vinyl parts are formed to make a window structurally strong and optimize insulation performance.
When you're looking to buy or replace doors and windows, you can't go wrong with Milgard® windows and doors. Milgard offers a variety of vinyl window styles with a broad range of styles, sizes, shapes and color.
Milgard Vinyl Windows Series:
Tuscany® Series Windows
Milgard® Tuscany® vinyl replacement windows make a difference in how you see the world and how the world sees your home. They also make your home more comfortable. Tuscany Vinyl Replacement Windows may be built to meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards in all climate zones. Montecito® Series Windows
Montecito® Series Windows
No matter what the style—or size—of your new home project, Montecito® vinyl new construction windows are an excellent choice. Milgard gives you a broad range of operating styles and innovative features like our award-winning SmartTouch® lock.
Style Line™ Series Windows
Now you can have a contemporary design and energy efficiency all in one. Enhance your home's design with a sleek, clean look. Milgard® Style Line™ Series windows will make your home feel expansive and the slim profile allows for plenty of natural light. With clean lines, functionality and durability, you will enjoy the light, the view and so much more for years to come.
Quiet Line™ Series Windows
Milgard's Quiet Line™ sound control windows deliver excellent noise reduction performance1 and weather protection. In fact, their noise reduction design results in a low U-value for excellent energy efficiency. Quiet Line windows reduce noise by 30 percent compared to our other windows. What's more, you get the same high-quality Milgard vinyl recipe and attention to detail as the rest of vinyl windows.
All Milgard windows are custom made to order to exact specifications at no extra charge or extended lead time. For ultimate peace of mind, they also come with a Full Lifetime Warranty.
For the utmost in comfort and energy efficient windows, contact American Vision Windows, your local South Bay Milgard authorized dealer. They will help you through every step of the process. To get a deeper understanding of what determines quality and performance in windows and doors and what features and materials enable windows and doors to contribute to your home's comfort, energy performance and aesthetics. Read Testimonials
American Vision Windows is the number #1 replacement window company in California, With over 70,000 satisfied customers and the experience of installing over 600,000 windows, they will find the perfect windows for you and your home.