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February 2nd, 2018

Milgard vs. Alside - Replacement Windows Review

Windows | Replacement Windows

When you’re looking for replacement windows for your home, it’s often hard to know which vendor to select - it’s so hard to look at your options without a direct, side-by-side comparison. Well, we’ve decided to make the search process a little easier! In this article, we compare Milgard and Alside offerings directly, pointing you to the product that is best for your home.


1. Product Offerings

Each brand offers a unique selection of window types. Below, you'll find the product selection from each brand. For more product details, click the link.

Milgard Alside
Aluminum Vinyl 

2. Available Colors

Each brand and window type vary in which colors are available, both interior and exterior. 

Milgard Alside
Each window type differs in available colors - the Fiberglass Essence Series has the most options (16), and the Aluminum Series has the least (3). To see each product's color options, see the Milgard site.  Alside offers a range of exterior and interior colors. Exterior window frame colors range from basic to bold in an array of color options (9), as well as a variety of either wood-grain interior laminate or solid colors (also 9 options). For more information, check out the Alside Window Style Guide. 


3. Product Warranty

Both Milgard and Alside want to prioritize one thing above all others: your satisfaction! That's why both vendors offer amazing warranties. However, it's important to know what is and is not covered by both vendor warranties.

Milgard Warranty Coverage Alside Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Lifetime parts
  • Lifetime labor

  • Lifetime moving parts, mainframe, sash, fiberglass screening and screen frame, insulating glass unit
  • Offers warranty transfer
  • The first year of labor free

4. Lead Time

When ordering replacement windows, it's important to understand how quickly your product can be made available to you. In industry lingo, this is called lead time. Depending on the manufacturing process and distributor locations, this can vary. 

Milgard Alside
4-10 week lead time 3-6 week lead time



Milgard Essence Windows

5. Pricing

After taking into account window custom size and shape, average window prices are roughly the same between the two vendors. 

Milgard Alside
$$-$$$$$ $-$$$
Average cost of $300-$1,200+ per window Average cost of $100-$400 per window
*Labor is not included


After seeing some of the product information side-by-side, we hope it's easier to make your decision. If you have any further questions or inquiries about product offerings, we'd love to help - give us a call!