Scott Ramsey

The manufacturer has dipped its toe into the wood market with its Essence Collection window line. Offering a wood interior and a fiberglass exterior, the series features the company’s SmartTouch lock and a new finishing process that allows 15 tones of fiberglass. It meets the .30/.30 tax credit requirement, comes in large sizes up to 3 feet by 7 feet, and is available in pine, vertical-grain Douglas fir, or primed wood. Cost: 20 percent to 25 percent more than vinyl. Milgard Windows & Doors. 800-645-4273.