At our San Diego replacement window company, we sometimes get asked if we sell Jeld-Wen Windows. Jeld-Wen is a large window company—one of the largest in the country—and many people have seen their products on the shelves of their local home improvement stores.
Jeld-Wen offers a wide range of products, including vinyl windows and doors, wood windows and doors, as well as aluminum windows and doors. What you should know about Jeld-Wen, however, is that they are largely focused on windows for new construction, rather than on replacement windows.
What’s the Difference Between New Construction Windows and Replacement Windows?
If you aren’t familiar with windows, new construction windows are designed with a special “fin” that allows you to nail the windows directly into a home’s wood framing. You can only use these types of windows on new construction homes, home additions, or if you are planning to remove the exterior material of your home. If this isn’t the case for you, and you’re like most San Diego homeowners who just want to replace their home’s windows, you need replacement windows. Replacement windows fit into the same opening space of your old windows. An exterior flange covers the old window frame, allowing replacement windows to look as if they had always been a part of the home.
Why Does it Matter That Jeld-Wen Is More Focused on Windows for New Construction?
While Jeld-Wen does make replacement windows, as we mentioned before, they are not the company’s main focus. They specialize in windows for new construction. As such, the majority of Jeld-Wen’s business comes from home builders, who buy their windows by the thousands, as well as the big box stores, who also buy their windows in bulk. If you, as an individual homeowner were to buy Jeld-Wen replacement windows, and you experience a problem with them down the road, it may be hard to get the customer service you need.
So, What’s the Best Replacement Window Brand for San Diego Homes?
The better option is to go with a window manufacturer that only makes replacement windows, such as Anlin Window Systems. This is our preferred replacement window brand at BM Windows, and we recommend them to many of our San Diego replacement window customers.
Anlin replacement windows are made with high-quality materials, with the latest in energy-saving technology. They offer multiple styles, so you are sure to find windows that will suit your San Diego home well. Their products are very durable. What we like most about working with Anlin for replacement windows is that they truly stand behind their products if there ever is a problem with them. This can’t be said of all replacement window manufacturers.
We’ve been working with Anlin for many years now, and our San Diego replacement window customers love their products and we love how easy they are to deal with on warranty issues.
If you’d like to learn more about Anlin replacement windows or any of the other products we offer at BM Windows in San Diego, give us a call or contact us through our website. We look forward to hearing from you!