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Compared to other materials, the aluminum thermal barrier window types are stronger, yet inexpensive, have the potential to close the loop in manufacturing processes, and the windows will hold up to stresses, weathering and look great when used in large openings.
About the fenestration product: Thermally improved aluminum 920 series windows feature Milgard’s SunCoat® low-E high-performance insulating glass (standard in all Milgard windows and doors). The pour and debridge thermal-break frame design and higher thermal rating means greater energy efficiency. Milgard currently manufactures windows and doors in 2 facilities in the Pacific Northwest (Tacoma, Wash. and Portland, Ore.), 4 facilities in California (Sacramento, Hollister, Simi Valley and Temecula), 1 facility in Phoenix, Ariz., and 1 facility in Aurora (Denver Metro Area), Colo., 1 facility in Salt lake City, UT, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.Compared to other materials, the aluminum thermal barrier window types are stronger, yet inexpensive, have the potential to close the loop in manufacturing processes, and the windows will hold up to stresses, weathering and look great when used in large openings.
Outcome: The developer chose the Milgard aluminum window because of its slimmer profile, clear anodized color, the fact that aluminum is recyclable, and because the windows fit within their budget. Because the Case team is also thinking of local sourcing and long-term use for the projects they develop, factors such as durability and warranty are important. The Milgard company offers a lifetime warranty to the original owner in residential applications where the light commercial 920 series windows are used.Print version PDF (316 KB)
Sources:Tony Case, AIA,case-architects.com John Tremble, LEED AP, Milgard, milgard.com
Photo credits: Figure 1, Figure 2 ©Orhun Uygur, Turkphoto Inc., Figure 3 © Milgard Windows