For the third consecutive year, Fife-based Milgard Windows has been honored for producing the nation’s highest-quality vinyl windows. The largest window manufacturer in the western United States was recognized in a survey conducted by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of Builder magazine.

“We”ve worked hard to provide a product builders and remodelers can install with confidence,” says Milgard Marketing Specialist Carolyn Atkinson. “It’s nice to see our emphasis recognized by the building trade.”

The study surveyed 6,250 builders across the country on their familiarity with, use of and opinions about brands in 68 different product categories.

In the vinyl window quality category, Milgard products ranked first in the country as well as first in the West.

Milgard also has plants in Marysville; Wilsonville, Ore; Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; Denver; Aurora, Ill; and the California cities of Hollister, Rancho Cordova, Simi Valley and Temecula.

Milgard, which manufactures a full line of vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and WoodClad windows and patio doors, recently added to its product line skylights that can be opened manually, by electric wall switch or by wireless remote control.