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December 4th, 2017

Milgard vs. Andersen Windows - Replacement Windows Review

Replacement Windows | Milgard Windows | Andersen Windows and doors

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 Andersen 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 Andersen
Aluminum Wood
Vinyl  Composite - Fibrex
Fiberglass Vinyl-Clad
Wood Aluminum-Clad
  Fiberglass-Clad

2. Available Colors

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

Milgard: Exterior Andersen: Exterior
Each window type differs in available colors - the Fiberglass Esscence 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.  Just like Milgard, Andersen window color options depend on material. The E-Series Aluminum-Clad windows have the most options (50+), while the 200-Series Vinyl-Clad windows have the least (2). To see full color options, look at this comparison chart. 

andersen.jpgAndersen 400 Series Wood Windows

3. Product Warranty

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

Milgard Warranty Coverage Andersen Warranty Coverage
  • Lifetime parts
  • Lifetime labor
  • 20 years on glass
  • 10 years on operable parts
  • Labor is not included in warranty coverage - warranty not prorated

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 Andersen
4-10 week average lead time 4-8 week average lead time

 

milgard ultra.jpgMilgard Ultra Series Windows. 

5. Pricing

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

Milgard Andersen
$$-$$$$$ $$$-$$$$$
Average cost of $350-$1,200+ per window Average cost of $40-$1,200+ per window

 

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!