San Diego homeowners have a wealth of options when it comes to replacement windows. Since they don’t have to worry about things like sub-zero temperatures or high winds, San Diegans can choose just about any product on the market and be relatively comfortable in their homes. But some homeowners want more than just relative comfort. They want energy-efficient windows that will allow them to use their air conditioning units less frequently. They want windows that will improve the look of the exterior of their homes, and they want windows that will last for many years (at least for as long as they own their homes). These more discerning homeowners are the ones who do their research on replacement window brands before they make a purchase.
For many of these San Diego homeowners, their research leads them to two brands of replacement windows: Anlin and Milgard. Milgard often shows up on internet searches because it is a very popular brand. Their products are sold in multiple retail stores throughout San Diego, as well as by replacement window dealers and installers. Milgard is a large national company with an equally large marketing budget to promote their products through digital ads, print ads, television commercials, and more. At this point, Milgard could be considered a “household name” for how widely known their name is throughout the home improvement industry.
Anlin, on the other hand, is a regional company. Their windows are sold only in the western United States. Although the company has grown substantially in the last several years, they are still a relatively small player in the replacement window industry. Their products are sold only by authorized dealers, so you won’t find them in big box stores, and your average general contractor wouldn’t have access to them.
However, when you ask just about any replacement window expert in the San Diego area which replacement window brand is the better of the two, the overwhelming answer is likely to be Anlin. Michal Bohm, a veteran of the replacement window industry and owner of BM Windows in San Diego, had this to say: “Anlin replacement windows are far superior to Milgard windows in so many ways. They are made with higher quality materials, and they are more energy efficient. You don’t have to pay for a bunch of expensive upgrades to get really great windows. They come standard with everything a San Diego homeowner could want. They also come at a great price point that is comparable to many of Milgard’s windows.”
Bohm continued, “Anlin also stands behind their products. My San Diego replacement window company has been working with Anlin for many years. If one of our customers ever has a problem with their windows—even if it’s years down the road—Anlin will take care of it. They are really great about honoring their warranty, unlike other replacement window manufacturers. I encourage all of my customers to consider Anlin windows. They are one of the best options on the market, in my professional opinion.”
You can find an authorized Anlin dealer on the Anlin website. If you’re in the San Diego area, you can contact BM Windows to get a quote on Anlin windows and patio doors.