Milgard® Wood Windows Earn Industry Award

October 03, 2011

Taylor, Mich. (October 3, 2011) -The new Essence™ Series wood windows from Milgard®, a Masco company, has been awarded a Crystal Achievement Award as the most innovative window by a large manufacturer. The Crystal Achievement Award program from Window & Door magazine, a publication of the National Glass Association, honors significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing and marketing. Each year's award winners are featured in the magazine's September issue.

"We are honored that the research and development we devoted to the Essence Series have been recognized with this award," said Jim Sheehan, product manager for Milgard. "Essence Series offers everything the industry has been waiting for in a wood window."

Designed to meet the expectations of the wood window market, Essence Series combines the warmth and architectural beauty of natural solid wood on the interior with the strength and durability of fiberglass on the exterior. Additionally, Milgard offers a Full Lifetime Warranty with Glass Breakage Coverage that includes parts and labor on the wood windows.

Taking a "no compromise" approach to design that extends beyond good looks; Milgard engineered Essence Series to meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications without any upgrades. The line also features the Milgard SmartTouch™ lock, which helped Essence Series become the first wood window to earn the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.

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About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, BrassCraft® water supply products, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and Quality™ cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit

About Milgard Windows & Doors
Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Wash., offers a full line of wood, aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, all backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized for manufacturing the nation's highest quality vinyl windows six times in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of Builder magazine. Milgard has approximately 3,800 dealer locations nationwide. For more information, visit or call 1.800.MILGARD.

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