Amerimax Windows Reviews
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Amerimax Craftsman Portrait vs. Milgard Trinsic
I received a quote for 8 Anlin Catalina/Malibu windows and to remove old windows and install new windows including labor and tax for $8,000. Free upgrade to sound package. Is this high? I'm in Los Angeles, California.
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Jeannie, this is a pretty darn good bid for the 2 slider doors and the three large sliders. I?m always of the opinion that more bids is better in terms of seeing a range of prices and products, but for an Anlin bid, this is quite solid.
I also received a bid for Milgard Trinsic for $6,000 total vs. Anlin's $8,000. Is Anlin worth the $2,000 more in window investment?
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The bid for the Milgard Trinsic is really good, almost too good in fact. I'd have to consider this above the Anlin quote on the price of it.
Amerimax quoted $9000 for the craftsman portrait series so I would probably go with Anlin for 8K. I'm thinking of going with Anlin verus Milgard even though it is 2K more. The quality of the window seems much better. I have until today to decide since I did sign a contract with Anlin and I can cancel by tonight.
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Jeannie, I agree that the Anlin bid sounds like the best option given what the Amerimax bid is -- a very fair quote for the work involved.
Amerimax Craftsman Portrait vs. Soft-lite Classic
Dane, I?m in Colorado we have to replace 9 windows and a sliding glass door. We are replacing 20 year old builder grade vinyl windows on a tract home. I?ve got bids from two dealers Zen Windows and Colorado Window Source.
Hi Paul, so let me say this -- the Soft-Lite Classic is a good window, but it isn't their premium vinyl window model. The Soft-Lite Imperial LS and the Elements are their best vinyl windows and both are definitely better than the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait.
Amerimax or Renewal By Andersen
I had Amerimax windows placed in my Los Angeles property around five years ago. Today they are still looking white and nice. They offer no drafts or leaks, they have a smooth movement making them a top choice that works well. When shopping around we came across a host of cheap windows and had we purchased those I think we would have been faced with numerous problems. We did consider Renewal by Anderson, but they were very expensive, almost five times more than the other brands. Vinyl has been a top choice for many years, if they didn't meet our requirements there wouldn't be anyone buying them.
Frames Colors & Selection
Amerimax windows are what I have used in my home for over seven years and I am very pleased with them. The selling point for me was the AAMA - color certification - with many vinyl windows the color yellows within a few years, this doesn't happen with the Amerimax windows.
Amerimax vs CertainTeed
I installed Amerimax windows in vinyl and I am so happy with them, that was back in 2005. I did look at the other options - CertainTeed, Milgard, Window World. While the Amerimax are slightly higher in price compared to CertainTeeds and Milgards. they are quieter, they look good and they have helped lower my electricity bill. The double hung options are so easy to clean with their simple tilting action.
Window Dealer Viewpoint
Amerimax is a top choice and makes a good window. The majority of Amerimax windows have super spacers, 2x strength glass and triple weather stripping along with other important features making them a better choice over some of the similar models. These windows also come with a wider selection of color and grid options. The standard glass package comes with an argon fill, this gives you the advantage of a tax rebate without an expensive upgrade.
Compared to Regional Brands
I purchased twenty two replacement vinyl windows from Amerimax five years ago and am exceptionally pleased with them. They blend in with our home beautifully with white on the interior and green on the exterior. They are durable and sturdy, including the locks. The warranty is also a big bonus. The price was higher than I would have like to have paid, but was reasonable and the windows are better than any of the others we considered.