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Old 01-28-12, 11:17 PM   #1
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Random foo question: Amerimax, Milgard, Simonton?

Any window people that can shed the light on these three brands. More specifically on Milgard Styline, Simonton 7300, Amerimax ?

Any real differences in quality?

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I replaced all of the windows in my house with Milgard products. I don't have any experience with the other two brands.

I really like them. The oldest ones are 4.5 years old and no problems so far.

My mother had the windows replaced in her house quite a few years ago. Some windows have Milgard and the other have a cheaper brand (I don't remember which). The Milgard windows still open with no problems; the cheaper brand windows are starting to stick.
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I would not classify Amerimax or Simonton as cheaper brand....
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I would not classify Amerimax or Simonton as cheaper brand....
I was attempting to indicate that better windows cost more but are worth it in the long run.

Have you tried going to the manufacturer's websites and reading the user comments? Or you can check your local BBB listing to see if the windows have any complaints.
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I've bought Simonton windows from thier overstock warehouse... some were installed almost 20 years ago & they're still fine, the other about 15 years ago and still operate properly. Simonton is a local manufacturer here, so one can get great buys! Simonton also sponsers a local mountain bike race - has for years - (Challenge at Mountwood near Parkersburg WV) if that makes a difference to you.

Anyway, don't know anything about the other windows OP mentioned, but the Simonton windows are good quality.
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I was attempting to indicate that better windows cost more but are worth it in the long run.

Have you tried going to the manufacturer's websites and reading the user comments? Or you can check your local BBB listing to see if the windows have any complaints.
Yeah, not on their websites, but on other boards read few comments. It really just came down to "I got X windows installed and they are good" or "I got X windows installed and they had Y issues". There are complaints against all three brands. Some of it is installer related, some warranty, some quality. There are praises too. So pretty much like with everything else it's a mix.

Of course now another thing came up: new installation vs retrofit.
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