Anlin Vs. Milgard 

Anlin Window Systems and Milgard Windows & Doors are both window and door companies that offer services in the western United States. They focus mostly on window replacements. Both companies offer a variety of windows and doors. They have different window and door selections, quality, sustainability practices, prices, and warranties. When you are inconclusive as per which company to choose, one deciding factor may be the U-factor (the amount of heat transfer), the SHGC (the amount of solar radiation the windows let into the building) or the manufacturer’s warranty.

When the time comes to shop for new windows and doors for your home, you have to make sure the company you choose offers the window and door styles you are looking for at a reasonable price. You also have to make sure it provides a high-quality product. Both Anlin Window Systems and Milgard Windows & Doors are well-known western U.S manufacturers that are popular in the industry, but what are the key factors that will make you decide one over the other? We hope this article will help you learn more about the differences.

Window and Door Quality

Both Anlin Window Systems and Milgard Windows & Doors make windows that are AAMA and NFCR certified and Energy Star qualified. Many window types manufactured by Milgard are entry level or “builder grade” windows. “Builder grade” windows sometimes get negative online reviews, because their seals fail and they tend to start fogging. Milgard is more well-known than Anlin, but Anlin has a better market reputation in terms of their customer service and quality of product. Anlin’s online reviews are almost exclusively 5 stars, and most of the times quality beats quantity.

Price

The price of the replacement windows depends on multiple factors. Both Anlin and Milgard prices range greatly depending on the product line. The prices will also depend on the window replacement company you are getting a quote from. Select Home Improvements deals directly with the manufacturers, so we are able to provide great quality windows at optimal prices. We help homeowners take advantage of energy upgrade cost saving programs and offer affordable financing plans with low monthly payments.

Warranty

For the residential Anlin Catalina, Coronado, Panoramic, and Del Mar windows purchased after January 1st, 2017, Anlin provides the True Double Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers labor costs, parts, and shipping, as well as replacement in case of accidental glass breakage.
Double Lifetime Warranty means that your windows are covered for as long as you reside in the home where they are installed. Moreover, if you sell your property in the future, the warranty can be transferred once to the next owner.
Milgard has its own lifetime warranty for residential windows installed after January 1st, 2012 in the United States, or after January 1st, 2011 in Canada. The company promises to replace or repair any damage or defect in your windows caused by the workmanship or material. Costs for labors and parts on replacements and repairs are also covered by this warranty. This warranty does not transfer to the next homeowner.

Availability

When looking for the right company, you have to make sure that they sell and install their windows in your region.
Anlin has dealers in California, Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Milgard offers its services mostly in the Pacific Northwest. However, you can find Milgard locations in Arizona, Colorado, California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. Contrary to Anlin, Milgard also services Canada, with certified dealers in Vancouver and Calgary.

Note that Anlin is more extensively available, with locations in 12 states, while Milgard is available only in seven U.S. States and two Canadian cities.

Select Home Improvements has 4 locations throughout California: Orange County, Fresno, San Diego and Santa Rosa. We install Anlin vinyl windows in almost the entire state.

Window and Door Inventory

When replacing windows, you will want them to have the same style or a style that will fit your home. Anlin and Milgard both sell a wide variety of styles and will, for sure, meet your needs, but what they offer will be slightly different from one company to the other. Lets find out the difference.

Anlin exclusively sells vinyl replacement windows and doors. You can find their product lines here https:https://selecthi.com/products-services/windows/  The product lines vary in their functionality and quality.

• Catalina: Designed for thermal performance and durability
• Styles available: Geometric, picture, single-hung, and single slider
• Del Mar: The best-quality, luxury line of windows
• Styles available: Geometric, picture, single-hung, and single slider
• Panoramic: Designed for style, with slim-profile framing
• Styles available: Geometric, picture, single-hung, and single slider
• Coronado: Companion windows that can be paired with any of the above lines to provide additional window depth
• Styles available: Awning, bay and bow, casement, double-hung, double slider, and garden


Milgard sells windows in a broader range of materials if you compare it to Anlin. They carry vinyl, but in addition to that, you can choose from wood, fiberglass, or aluminum frames. At Select Home Improvements we recommend vinyl windows, because they are the most energy-efficient, long-lasting and cost effective windows available today.
Milgard offers many different styles and has seven product lines.

• Aluminum: Designed for strength, durability, and value for new construction and replacement window projects
• Styles available: Awning, bay and bow, casement, horizontal slider, picture, radius, and single-hung
• Essence: Designed with a natural wood interior and fiberglass exterior for durability and insulation
• Styles available: Awning, casement, double-hung, horizontal slider, picture, radius, radius casement
• Montecito: Vinyl frames designed specifically for new construction
• Styles available: Awning, bay & bow, casement, double-hung, horizontal slider, picture, radius, and single-hung
• Quiet Line: Designed for noise protection in busy environments
• Styles available: Awning, casement, double-hung, horizontal slider, picture
• Style Line: Vinyl frames designed with sleek, clean lines
• Styles available: Awning, casement, horizontal slider, picture, radius, and single-hung
• Tuscany: Top-quality frames made from Milgard’s signature vinyl formula
• Styles available: Awning, bay and bow, casement, double horizontal slider, double-hung, horizontal slider, picture, radius, and single-hung
• Ultra: Long-lasting fiberglass frames resistant to rotting and warping
• Styles available: Awning, bay and bow, casement, horizontal slider, picture, radius, and single-hung

It would be wise to make the decision based on the quality of the installers and the home improvement company you are working with over the difference between the windows. Milgard may have a wider variety of products but Anlin has a stronger quality product line as well as a better warranty and excellent customer service to back it up. Anlin cares about their customers and is dedicated to provide the best product and only works with the best contractors such as Select Home Improvements.

Select Home Improvements is the best choice is you are looking for a window replacement contractor in California and we work exclusively with Anlin Window Systems. If you have questions about your project please contact Select Home Improvements. We are here to assist you. Call us at (714) 942-2822.