Milgard has been manufacturing their quality vinyl window products for over 25 years. Puget Sound Window and Door has been operating for 15 of those years, and in this time we have cultivated a strong relationship with the company, gaining in-depth knowledge of the features and benefits of their products.
A common inquiry from our customers revolves around choosing the most suitable vinyl window product line to suit their homes among the three offered by Milgard. While all options are worthy investments, each series has its individual advantages and benefits.
In this comparison, we will examine the Milgard Trinsic product line, characterized by its contemporary and modern design, against the longstanding Tuscany series, originally known as the Classic series, which helped Milgard gain its reputation for outstanding windows. The enduring appeal of the Tuscany series allows homeowners with windows from 1997 to maintain a cohesive aesthetic. Many consider Tuscany to be an excellent window with a craftsman appeal.
Both Tuscany and Trinsic boast a comprehensive lifetime warranty, covering everything, including labor. In addition Tuscany includes a glass breakage warranty while it is an optional add with Trinsic. This ensures coverage for incidents like a baseball breaking the window or a rock chip. Warranty claims typically have a 30-day turnaround, and once covered, you won't incur any additional costs for the specified period. The lifetime warranty remains in effect as long as you own your home, and it's transferable for ten years. This means that if you sell your home within that period, the new owner also enjoys the warranty benefits through the end of the ten year span.
Milgard's local presence is reinforced by 28 service representatives in South King, Pierce, and Kitsap counties, as all products are sourced from the Tacoma plant. This proximity ensures quick access to new products and parts, enabling prompt responses to any issues, from locks to screens.
When comparing the two product lines, Trinsic features a 2⅞-inch deep frame, while Tuscany has a slightly deeper frame at 3¾ inches. Although a subtle difference, it becomes more apparent when observed side by side. Trinsic boasts clean, modern lines with a simple, square design while Tuscany appeals to a more craftsman, classic style.
Both lines incorporate a pull rail screen, offering a more robust and visually appealing alternative to traditional plastic tabs. It minimizes annoying breaks that plastic tabs are known for and makes the view that much more enjoyable.
Both windows prioritize energy efficiency, benefitting from vinyl's low conductivity of heat or cold. Both Trinsic and Tuscany are argon-filled to create a barrier between the interior and exterior, effectively insulating against temperature variations. Both lines include carbon glass, and various coatings or low-E options are available to meet specific envelope specifications.
Ultimately, choosing either Milgard vinyl window product line ensures a quality option. Our knowledgeable sales staff is ready to guide you through the features and assist you in making the right decision for your home.