Milgard Window Reviews
Milgard Tuscany vs Anlin Coronado
I replaced my windows many years ago with aluminum frame. There is leakage and I want to replace the windows.
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Ellen, I agree with you that the Anlin is the better window, but that is steep at nearly $1000 per window! The Milgard Tuscany is a much nicer price point and I like this window in general. My only issue is the pocket sill it uses, which can be an issue over time in rainy climates -- so if you are in a place like Southern California I certainly think you are fine going with the Milgard, but I might be a little bit reticent in a place like Portland Oregon.
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.
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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.
Milgard vs CertainTeed
I installed Amerimax windows and I am so happy with them, that was back in 2005. I did look at the other options - CertainTeeds, Milgard, Window Worlds. 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 hungs are so easy to clean with their simple tilting action.
Milgard vs Other Brands
I live in the L.A. area and have heard good things about Milgard. They have never to my knowledge had any quality control issues. They are good on service calls and make a nice, if rather plain, window. Let's see, Ply-Gem windows gets pretty good reviews, although they have multiple series which are formerly Great Lakes and CertainTeed and I'd avoid the latter brand. Here in L.A. I'd recommend Superior, which are made in Hayward and seem to be good (again nothing fancy). I've had good success with them