TACOMA, Wash. –Milgard Windows & Doors announced a milestone with the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) as it celebrates 25 years of continuous partnership with the organization.
Windows and patio doors look alike, but they can perform differently. The NFRC was developed to provide fair and impartial information about windows and patio doors so consumers can make an informed choice about which products can help make their home more comfortable.
Milgard is dedicated to supporting energy efficiency and strives to get lower thermal values on their windows and patio doors to help consumers save money.
“Before the NFRC, thermal values were not validated,” said Kevin Vilhauer, Doors Engineering Manager at Milgard Windows & Doors and NFRC Board Member. “Now the public has this data readily available when they are ready to purchase energy efficient windows and patio doors.”
The NFRC meets semiannually with a large representation of window and patio door manufacturers to refine and improve energy efficiency measurement standards. Choosing a product with the NFRC label provides assurance that the product has been certified by an independent third-party.
“We greatly value our partnership with the NFRC,” Vilhauer went on to say. “Representatives from Milgard have the opportunity to participate in meetings, task groups and committees to help with the formation of NFRC standards.”
NFRC’s CEO, Deb Callahan, takes pride in seeing her organization’s fair, accurate, and credible energy performance ratings contribute to the success of its program participants.
“It’s rewarding to collaborate with all our members to educate the public,” Callahan said. “Helping people make more-informed choices is what we’re all about.”
Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Washington, offers a full line of vinyl, wood, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized as Builders Choice for vinyl and fiberglass windows in the Western United States, in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of BUILDER Magazine. Milgard is the highest online rated window and patio door brand, as measured by the 2017 NRS consumer sentiment study conducted by MetrixLab and commissioned by Masco. Milgard has approximately 3,800 dealer locations nationwide. 
Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr paint; Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid and Merillat cabinets; Milgard windows and doors; Kichler decorative and outdoor lighting; and Hot Spring spas. Masco.com.

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