NEWS - In The Media
(DIY Network's House Crashers, January 2010) - Appropriately titled "Kitchen Expansion," this episode of House Crashers features a new Milgard sliding patio door to help expand the small home's kitchen and dining areas, accommodating the owners' love of cooking and entertaining. See "Kitchen Expansion" on DIY's House Crashers here.
Milgard surveyed builders and contractors across the country to find their biggest issues with window installation. Most builders requested assistance in preventing window damage before, during and after installation. The result is the innovative Milgard SmartCaseT System. View the ebuild TV demonstration video from IBS.
(DIY Network's BATHtastic!, January 2010) - Titled, "Double Up" for the project's double shower, this episode's project features three new Milgard fiberglass Ultra windows installed in the shower itself. Fiberglass is resilient to the elements, making it perfect for the bathroom. Add in no maintenance, and it's a no-brainer. Check your local listings for the full DIY Network BATHtastic! episode titled "Double Up," or view the 4-minute video clip on Fancast.
(World Architecture News, January 2010) - Milgard's SmartTouch lock engages with one light touch, providing simple security and streamlined style. Unlike conventional cam-style locks mounted atop window sashes, Milgard's SmartTouch has an integrated, low-profile design. The lock mechanism is recessed into the window frame, providing a clean, sleek look that complements any type of architecture or interior design. View write-up at World Architecture News.
(Window & Door Magazine, November 2009) - Milgard has received the 2009 Energy Saver award presented by the U.S. Department of Energy for energy savings at its Tacoma, Wash., vinyl extrusion plant. The award is part of the Save Energy Now program honoring companies that have achieved more than 7.5 percent total energy savings compared to the prior year. View article from Window & Door Magazine.
(Fusion NW, October 2009) - Did you know that you could be losing as much as 40 percent of your home's heat energy out your windows? Glenn Ziegler joined us from Milgard Windows to show us some of the most energy-efficient windows on the market. Right now the federal government has tax stimulus money available, so these windows are more cost-effective than they have ever been. You can learn more at a free Milgard Smart Home seminar. Check with Milgard at 1-800-MILGARD for the time and place of the next seminar in your area. View video at FusionNW.
(DIY Network, 2009 Online Video) - Windows beautify a home and protect it from the elements, if they're installed properly. Whether replacing a window or overseeing a room addition, here are a few installation tips to ensure your new windows install water-tight. View the DIY Network video.
Milgard's energy efficient Ultra Series triple glaze windows used in remodel that reduced energy bills over 60%
(U.S. Department of Energy, January 2010) - Building Media, Inc. and Green BuilderŪ Media, LLC, have teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy, Milgard and others on a net-zero energy remodel demonstration home for visitors at the 2010 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Their ReVISION Vegas house is a deep retrofit of a 1963 ranch home that will cut energy bills by at least 60%, not counting photovoltaics. Download PDF (459 KB).
(By Jim Gulbrandsen, July 2009) - Gary and Jim Milgard are the best businessmen in American history that you have never heard of. The two brothers took a small family-owned glass shop in Tacoma, Wash., and methodically turned it into the best and likely most profitable window company in the U.S. during their tenure, which began in the 1950s.Download PDF (68 KB).
(Buildaroo.com, June 2009) - Our very own Vanessa stepped on stage with Ted from Milgard to talk about three different window products on display at 2009 PCBC. The windows on display are part of the Tuscany series.View blog post at buildaroo.com.
(Money Pit Media, April 2009) - These quick clips show you how to prepare for summer with projects that earn tax credits and enhance curb appeal. View video clip at newsinfusion.com.
(Icon Magazine, January/February 2009) - An independent designer and sustainability consultant had been trying to design sustainable interiors for nearly 30 years. But trying was sometimes the best she could do. Until now. Take a look at some recent innovations that are socially responsible and beautifully designed. Download 221KB PDF from asid.org.