In an ‘arch’ or ‘radius’ window, the bottom half of the window is rectangular while the top is an arch or half-circle. Arch shaped windows bring a softness to a room and juxtaposes the straight corners of rectangular windows and walls for a contrasting effect. Arch windows can be operable to let in fresh air or fixed to only let in light.
A popular way to enhance the design of an arch window is adding grids. Grids are bars that divide the windows glass into smaller panes for aesthetics. Grids are available in exterior and interior options to better simulate real divided lights, while internal grids facilitate glass cleaning.
A combination of quality material and innovative engineering help create a high performance vinyl window. To ensure top quality from start to finish, Milgard begins by precisely controlling our vinyl compound formulation to withstand harsh climate conditions. We extrude our own frame material, and fabricate all Tuscany Series windows to order, giving us the tightest control over quality.
Tuscany Series windows are designed with Milgard’s award-winning SmartTouch® Lock. With one hand, lift the locking mechanism to unlock and open the window. Using the same motion, Tuscany Series windows are closed and locked.
The technology behind the SmartTouch® Lock, patented by Milgard and an industry first, is secure and easy to use. Milgard is the first window manufacturer to receive the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation for the SmartTouch® window lock’s innovation and universal design. The SmartTouch lock exceeds all California forced-entry requirements, which are among the most rigorous codes in the nation.
Milgard vinyl windows are available in ten exterior frame colors. Choose from standard colors of tan and white or enjoy more color flexibility with premium exterior finishes to coordinate with your home design. From the newly popular ‘fog’ to rich, bold ‘espresso’, get inspired with all the possibilities.
To create color that lasts, Milgard developed a new coating technology that allows UV rays to pass through the paint and reflect off the vinyl frame. This preserves the exterior color and finish.