As a window replacement company with locations in Pleasanton and San Jose, we get a lot of questions about which brand of windows is best for homes in the Bay Area. The amount of information about replacement windows on the internet is so huge that it can be overwhelming for the average homeowner. So as replacement window experts, we are here to offer our opinion.
Two of the popular replacement window brands that we get asked about a lot are Milgard and Simonton. If you’ve looked at our website at all, you’ll notice that we don’t sell Milgard, but we do sell Simonton. This isn’t because Milgard windows don’t sell well—they do. In fact, we get calls all the time from potential customers asking specifically if we sell Milgard windows. We could probably make a lot of money if we chose to sell Milgard windows.
The reason we sell Simonton rather than Milgard windows is because Simonton windows are simply a better product in our opinion. Milgard dual pane windows are certainly better than any older, single pane window you might find in a house built in the last century, but if you are looking for replacement windows that are long lasting and energy efficient, but still affordable for most Bay Area homeowners, we think Simonton windows and doors are the way to go.
Both manufacturers make windows with vinyl frames, but we prefer Simonton’s premium vinyl, which we have found to be very durable, and the frame design itself helps make the windows very energy efficient.
Simonton windows come with a double lifetime warranty, which means you can pass the warranty along to the next owner of your home—a great selling point when your home is on the market. This type of warranty also says a lot about the confidence the manufacturer has in the quality of their products.
Another Replacement Window Brand for Bay Area Homeowners to Consider
Simonton isn’t your only good option for replacement windows and doors from our company. We also sell products from Monte Verde. If you’ve never heard of them, it’s because Monte Verde is a smaller, regional manufacturer of replacement windows and doors. However, by any standard, they make an excellent product that is surprisingly affordable, and they are made specifically for homes in the western United States. Monte Verde is also known for their customer service and for honoring their warranty. If anything goes wrong with your windows for as long as you own your home, the folks at Monte Verde will take care of it.
You likely have more questions about replacement windows and doors for Bay Area homes. We are always happy to answer them in as much detail as you want. to schedule a free consultation, where you can have all your questions answered, without being subjected to a high-pressure sales pitch. We look forward to hearing from you!