ARE NOT THE SAME
Milgard manufactures its own vinyl compound that contains no fillers, assuring quality and consistency over time. Moreover, Milgard vinyl windows & doors are virtually maintenance-free.
Vinyl frames are made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material has many advantages, including being virtually maintenance-free. There will be differences in the quality of one manufacturer’s vinyl compared to another. This is because a vinyl 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. For example, titanium dioxide makes the vinyl more heat resistant. 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.
Generally, vinyl windows and doors are available in white and various neutral colors. Milgard recently developed a two-coat formulation of seven premium exterior vinyl finishes available in light and dark variety, in addition to standard white and tan. New coating technology allows UV rays to pass through the color formulation and reflect off the vinyl frame. This preserves the exterior finish. Consequently, a vinyl window or patio door can look nearly new for years.
Milgard produces vinyl in controlled environments to exacting standards. Milgard windows and doors do not contain fillers. Milgard extrudes its own components and develop its own compounds with high quality titanium dioxide and stabilizers to ensure the final product is heat stable with high performance physical properties. All final products undergo extensive testing for quality and consistency.