When a San Diego homeowner decides to replace the windows in their home, one of the first questions they tend to ask is, “What brand of replacement windows are the best?”
For many San Diego homeowners, their decision comes down to Anlin vs. Milgard windows. So, what are the differences between the replacement windows made by these two companies?
What’s in a Name? Anlin vs. Milgard
Both companies manufacture dual pane replacement windows with vinyl frames. Each company offers several different lines of replacement windows so that customers have a range of styles and features to choose from. However, that’s largely where the similarities end.
Milgard is a very well-known brand. Their replacement windows are sold throughout the country in big box stores, hardware stores, as well as by some replacement window dealers. You’ll find Milgard windows in many housing developments in San Diego—especially in homes built in the past 20-30 years. In addition, they run commercials on television and have print ads in popular magazines. It would not be a stretch at all to call Milgard a “household name.”
Anlin, on the other hand, is not widely known outside of the replacement window industry. Anlin is a smaller, regional company whose products are only sold by authorized dealers. This means they are not available in retail stores, so most homeowners have never come into contact with the brand.
Michal Bohm, owner of BM Windows in San Diego and a veteran of the replacement window industry, had this to say about the comparison between Milgard and Anlin:
When it comes to name recognition, there’s really no comparison. Milgard is definitely the better-known brand of replacement windows in San Diego. We often get calls from homeowners requesting Milgard windows by name. That’s how popular they are. When we get those calls, we have to tell the callers that our company doesn’t sell Milgard windows. Just because a product is well known, doesn’t mean it’s the best. This is definitely the case with Milgard. My San Diego replacement window company has chosen not to offer Milgard windows (even though we could probably sell a lot of them) because their quality is not up to our standards. Anlin offers much superior windows at a similar price point as Milgard windows. Anlin’s replacement windows are more durable and energy efficient, and they come with a better warranty than the one Milgard offers. We can confidently recommend Anlin windows to even our most discerning customers.”
The Best Replacement Windows for San Diego Homeowners
All things considered, Anlin windows are the superior choice for San Diego homeowners looking for replacement windows that are high quality and energy efficient, yet still affordable. While Milgard windows are definitely an improvement over the old, single pane windows found in many San Diego homes, Anlin windows provide homeowners with much better performance and value. Anlin windows also come with one of the best warranties in the replacement window industry, so a homeowner’s investment is protected, should anything go wrong with their new windows.