We often get asked about which windows are the best replacement windows on the market. This answer can change from year to year. What we considered to be the best replacement windows in 2021 may not be the best choice in 2022. A lot can change in the industry from year to year.
Occasionally, new window companies are started, and some of these startups are worth considering, since they may be using the latest technology to improve energy efficiency, sound suppression, and overall quality. In addition, their prices may be low, since they are still trying to build their brand. Sometimes, window companies change hands—either they are sold to a new owner or bought out by a larger company that owns many smaller companies in the home improvement space. When a company is sold—especially one with a recognizable name—the owners will often keep the same name and branding, so the average consumer doesn’t detect the change. However, behind the scenes, a lot could be changing. Sometimes, the changes can be for the better, but other times, they can negatively affect both the quality and pricing of the windows.
Even with a replacement window company that doesn’t change hands, things can change from year to year. A company can institute significant price increases that make their windows unaffordable to the average homeowner. Or a company could make changes to their products that affect their quality. Those changes can affect quality negatively when a company is trying to cut costs, or they could be positive when a company is trying to raise their game when it comes to their windows’ quality and/or performance.
Evaluating Replacement Windows for San Diego Homes
Because things in the replacement window industry are constantly changing, the team at BM Windows makes a point of regularly evaluating the products on the market. We look at the replacement windows we currently sell, as well as other products that we may want to consider offering to our San Diego customers. We look at changes in technology, materials, quality control, and yes, pricing.
We understand that prices will go up over time, but when a company announces a large pricing increase with no accompanying quality increase, we look deeper. Is the company investing in new technology that will improve their products down the road? Are they having to pay out on a lot of warranty claims? Or did they just give their executives large year-end bonuses? Whatever the reason is for the price increase, we try to get to the bottom of it. In 2021, prices increased across the board on replacement windows (as they did on many products) due to supply chain issues and increasing prices on raw materials.
We always want to provide our San Diego customers with the best replacement windows for the money. We don’t sell “cheap” windows, but we also know that the most expensive windows on the market aren’t necessarily the best. The most recognizable names in the window industry also may not be the best choice for many San Diego homeowners.
Anlin Replacement Windows Still Among the Best for San Diego Homes
After all our research, we can say with confidence that Anlin replacement windows are still one of the best options on the market for San Diego homes. We have sold Anlin at our San Diego window company for many years now, and we will continue to do so into the new year.
Simply put, Anlin windows offer homeowners a great value. They aren’t the cheapest on the market, but they consistently outperform more expensive windows in terms of energy efficiency and sound suppression. They come with a great warranty that covers pretty much any issue that can arise with windows—including accidental glass breakage.
We realize that Anlin windows aren’t the most well-known name among consumers, but those within the replacement window industry will tell you they are high-quality products that perform well over time. We often get asked by our customers why we don’t sell popular brands like Milgard, and it’s simply because we can’t confidently recommend their products. We recently took a look at another popular brand of replacement windows to see if their windows would be a good option for our customers, and we decided to stick with Anlin products instead. Anlin products are still the best windows for the money.
On top of that, our San Diego replacement window company has a great relationship with Anlin. Occasionally, they offer us deals that we can pass on to our customers. They also take care of any warranty claims quickly. This isn’t the case with other replacement window manufacturers, which may take months to fix a manufacturing defect in one of their windows. Overall, we’ve been very pleased with Anlin as a company, as well as with their products.
Purchasing Anlin Windows for Your San Diego Home
Anlin windows cannot be purchased just anywhere. You won’t find them in your local Home Depot or from many other replacement window dealers in San Diego. They are only sold by authorized dealers like BM Windows. One of the ways Anlin has chosen to preserve the integrity of their windows is by only allowing qualified professionals to sell and install their products. Before BM Windows was authorized to sell Anlin products, we had to go through an extensive process, which included factory training for our installers.
Are you interested in Anlin replacement windows for your San Diego home? Contact us at BM Windows. We can answer your initial questions and then schedule an appointment in your home, where we can go into more detail and give you a quote on Anlin windows for your specific home.