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Essence Series Windows and Doors Case Study

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Essence Series Windows and Doors Case Study

November 5, 2013

Project Overview

Expansive views of the Puget Sound and beautiful Mt. Rainier were just a few of the perks that Hoppet Design & Construction of Gig Harbor, Wash., was charged with optimizing when the contractor known for custom creations was called into action for one Gig Harbor, Wash., family. The project required tearing down an existing home and building a new one that could maximize the more-than 180° of unique visuals.


With the location's hill-top setting ofering unobstructed views, building plans called for 34 windows and four patio doors. The project's design team wanted to frame these views using wood. However, because of the demanding Pacific Northwest weather, the challenge became finding wood windows and doors that could provide the durability and beauty needed while at the right price.


The design team chose Essence Series windows and doors from Milgard. The new wood and fiberglass series offered a natural wood interior and fiberglass exterior. This combination, along with a range of colors, sizes and styles, was exactly what the team was looking for. And because Essence Series was priced below most wood windows, it became an even more attractive choice.

Milgard Products

Essence Series windows and doors; casements, awnings, and fixed windows.

Project Leaders

John Blair,owner, Narrows Passage Window & Door

David Hopkins, owner, Vine Design Group

David Hopkins and Dawn Gogel, owners, Hoppert Design & Construction Inc.

Milgard Essence Series windows and doors help maximize views from Gig Harbor, Wash., home

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