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Feel free to include project quotes and bids and get an expert opinion on which proposal(s) is right for you. Our site editor, and our website in general, is not associated with any window company. Instead, our advise is based on the idea of providing American consumers with the best long term value for your dollar.

Milgard Tuscany vs Anlin Del Mar Infinit E

We are in Tucson, Arizona. We are replacing 6 aluminum frame windows, 47 x 82 each, with Low E, picture windows, dual pane, tempered glass in white. The Milgard bid is from Lowe's, who uses sub-contractors for installation. The Anlin is dealer installed by their employees. Lowe's bid is $5789.

Anlin's bid is $9487. Is the Anlin product worth the difference of $3698? What are your thoughts regarding the warranties?

Bette - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bette, the warranties from both of these companies should be very similar in terms of what they cover etc. I have a tough time telling anyone to use the big box stores for installation. The sub contractors are often paid a very low per-window rate that does not always lend itself to quality work. However, you could buy the Milgard window from Lowes and then go on yelp or craigslist and find a good local installer.

Generally, I consider Anlin a bit better than Milgard but it is certainly dependent on what window you are being quote on.

I like both the Milgard Tuscany and Anlin Del Mar series. If you can get the Tuscany from Lowes and installed by someone with a solid installation track record, I'd say this might be the way to go.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Anlin Del Mar Windows Quote

Tom, I recently got a quote of $20k for approximately 23 Anlin Del Mar Windows and a sliding door. The estimate included install and disposal of windows. Is this a fair quote?

Fernando - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Fernando, the quote is not out of the question, but it doesn't jump out at me as low by any means. I think you need to get a couple more bids to get a better sense of prices and brands before you move forward. I would try and get a bid on the Milgard Tuscany, the Amerimax Masters Grande Series, the Simonton Impressions 9800 and the Simonton Reflections 5500 series.

All of these windows and brands should be available in Los Angeles and they are all more or less on par with the Anlin Del Mar. I defintiely like the Anlin Del Mar, but I think you can probably get a like minded window for less money. The other advantage to multiple bids is that you can take the lower quote back to the Anlin dealer and ask him to match it if he wants the business.

For that matter, you can take the quote of whatever other bids you get and play it off the others to find the best price on the product and the window company that you like the best.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Anlin Bayview vs. Ply Gem Pro Series

Hello Tom - Thank you for you website it has helped me understand the complexity of window replacement. 8 windows. I have received two quotes for very different windows:

Ply Gem Pro Series $3,855 and Anlin Bayview $5,800

Below are the dimension of my windows. I am in Los Angeles County. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Carla-Anne - Homeowner - from 2017

Editor's Reply

Carla-Anne, both of those bids are pretty solid I think. While the Anlin Bayview may be a bit better window, I'm not sure it's worth $2K more. The Ply Gem Pro model is a decent middle of the road vinyl window and should serve you well in Los Angeles, where the climate is relatively mild.

I would go with that bid, unless you can get the Anlin rep to come down off their price a fair bit (which might not be possible). I would use the Ply Gem bid as bait and see if you can find his bottom. Of course, the same could be said for the Ply Gem rep.

Tom - Site Editor - from 2017

Anlin Windows or Polybau

My personal opinion is that Anlin and Polybau are a better choice than Simonton. They are superior when it comes to air leakage and offer a large extrusion. I really like the Anlin windows, but they can be on the pricy side. Find a good installer and try and get a reasonable price, it is possible, especially if you get a number of price quotes beforehand.

Jonathan - Industry Insider, 2006

Anlin Windows Reviews from a Homeowner

After recently placing eighteen Anlin windows and a sliding door in my property I must say I am really happy with them. I used American Vision for the installation and while they claim customer service is important to them, I didn't find them overly helpful when it came to fixing problems. While I wouldn't hesitate to choose Anlin again, I would not use American Vision as my installer.

Jason - a Homeowner, 2007

Window Seller Advice

When I was in Northern California all the windows were Anlin and customers never had any complaints. Now I'm in Alabama and the trend I am seeing is lazy installers who put new glass in old frames to make the job quick and easy. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that if the owner is aware it's happening, but in many cases the homeowners think they are getting a complete replacement. Just be careful and watch your installer to ensure they are doing what they promised.

Adrian - an Installer, 2007

The Best Manufactures on the West Coast

Ranking the best window companies on the West Coast I would have to go with Anlin, Amerimax, Milgard and Simonton. All four of these windows offer great features and are top quality. I always suggest customers obtain a number of estimates before making a decision. I would choose Milgard over Anlin is that they are not a large company and you want peace of mind that they will be around to honor their warranty in a few years.

Douglas an Installer, 2010

Anlin &- American Vision

I saw Anlin windows and those are what I wanted, but finding an installer was a huge problem for me. The prices were absurd, Anlin recommended American Vision and the estimate I received was half of what I had received from other installers. They were quick to do the installation and arrived on delivery day to complete the job. They did forget the deadbolts and it took a few calls to get them to come back to complete the installation, but they were courteous, professional and apologetic. I was very impressed with the windows and installation.

Barry - a Homeowner, 2010

The Best West Coast Window Companies

"If I had to choose a favorite on the West Coast, it would be a tough choice as I prefer Amerimax and Simonton. The top four alphabetically would have to be Amerimax, Anlin, Milgard and Simonton.

As I only work with the windows which you can get in Southern California, chances are if you're somewhere else in the country you may have less or more options available to you. The reason I have chosen these four as my top choices is because they are all excellent quality and they have superior features. I would, however, suggest you get a few estimates before making a final decision.

Jordan - Tradesman, 2010

Overall Persepctive

I haven't had any bad reviews on the Anlin windows. My suggestion is to get a minimum of three quotes which should include installation. Be sure to check the service and warranties on offer before you choose the cheapest quote, you may find one of the more expensive options offer you a better deal.

2011 - Daniel a Window Contractor

Anlin or Milgard

Anlin enjoys a good reputation out West. I would suggest you get a bid from Milgard giving you something to compare your quote to. There is a lot of debate as to whether Migard or Anlin is the better product, personally I believe they both make good windows and are very similar. They are both sturdy, visually appealing and durable.

Randy - Tradesman, 2011

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