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Read 23 Reliabilt windows reviews from contractors and consumers for opinions on their quality compares to other brands, overall cost to replace windows with their models and more.

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Editor's Relaibilt Window Review

Reliabilt windows are typically sold at the big home improvement stores such as Lowes and HD. In terms of quality, I'd put Reliabilt at the top of the pack for windows sold in the "Big Box" stores, along with Simonton vinyl windows. This doesn't mean that I think Reliabilt windows are the best vinyl windows out there, far from it. I'd say Reliabilt is a lower to mid range vinyl window manufacturer that prices their products appropriately.

What many consumers don't realize is that Reliabilt does not manufacture their windows, they buy them from Atrium and resell them under their own name. This is a somewhat common practice in the industry (see energex windows).

At the end of the day, if you are a price conscious consumer and want a decent vinyl window at a fair price, Reliabilt should be towards the top of your list.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015


Reliabilit 3201 Windows Reviews

The ReliaBilt 3201 is an entry level double hung that is basically an updated Reliabilt 5600 window. The 3201 has a fully welded frame, a fusion welded sash, 3.25 inch jamb depth, a constant force balance, two cam locks and single strength glass. Nothing particularly impressive about this list of features. The window is sold through the big box stores and is often sold to Do It Yourselfers who are looking for a budget window.

The ratings on the 3201 model aren't horrible - a DP35, U-value of .30, SHGC of .19. The 3201 window also qualifies in each of the 4 zones for Energy Star savings. The window comes with Reliabilt's limited lifetime warranty that comes all the vinyl parts, hardware and components. The warranty is transferrable and the subsequent owner is then covered for 10 years from the date of the original purchase.

All in all, the 3201 isn't the window I would recommend to most consumers, but if you need an inexpensive window that is going to be fine for a rental home or something like this, I would say go down to Lowes and take a look. It's going to be better than most of the other windows you find in these big box stores.

Dane - Site Editor


Reliabilt 3201 vs. the Reliabilt 3900

Dane, I'm looking for a good replacement window and I’m having a difficult time choosing one. I’m looking for something mid range. I have been looking at Lowe’s as my installer with reliabilt 3201 as the window. Do you have an overall opinion on the quality of this product? Is the 3900 a better option? How did CR rate them? I also received a quote from a company called Champions, the window seems like a better quality product but the quote was much more then Lowe’s. I live in Ohio so it’s very cold and very warm.

I would appreciate your help or guidance.

Matt - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Matt. There isn't much in Lowes that I would consider mid range, most of it is lower end stuff. Perhaps their very best is at the mid range level. Champion makes a good vinyl window, but I've seen their price quotes and they often feel a bit inflated to me.

Since you are in Ohio, there are some good options out there that you may want to explore. For instance, I'd prefer you go with the lower end Soft-Lite Bainbridge over anything that Reliabilt makes. I'd prefer you go with the mid range Soft-Lite Classic or Pro though. Other dealers that will cover your area include Polaris, Stanek and Wallside. I think any of the mid range vinyl windows here will be good and you might be surprised to see the variety of bids you get with another two or three bids.

I would say avoid the Lowes Reliabilt, get a few more bids, and see if anything there is more in line with your budget. Going the cheap route may cost you more money in the long run—and lead to more headaches.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Reliabilit 3200 vs Simonton 5050

I have quotes on the Simonton 5050 and the Reliabilit 3200. Which would be the better window? We're in North Carolina and are interested in a reasonably priced window

Steph - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Steph, the Simonton 5050 and Reliabilit 3200 are relatively comparable. I might give the nod to the Simonton over the Reliabilt. Both are entry level replacement vinyl windows. If you are going to stick with these two windows, I would pivot to look at which installer is going to do the better job. Check online reviews and BBB, along with your own gut, to make a decision of who would do the better job.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Reliabilt 3201 Series vs Simonton Pro-Finish

I have quotes for double hung windows—Reliabilt 3201 and Simonton 6100 Vantage Point. Consumer Reports gives ratings on the Simonton Pro-Finish Contractor.

Michael - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Michael, the Reliabilt 3201 and Simonton VantagePointe are pretty comparable windows. I would probably say the VantagePointe is the better of the two by a smidge. It probably won't matter which one you go with since they are so close in quality. I would try and suss out who is going to do the better job installing the windows and make this the deciding factor.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016






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Reliabilit 3301 Windows Reviews


Reliabilt 3301 Windows

I'm looking to replace my home windows on a shoe string budget. I don't need great windows because of the location and we have relatively mild winters where i live in central California. If I'm looking at Jeld Wen, Ply Gem, Milgard, and Reliabilt windows. Which one of these is the best?

Yolanda - Homeowner - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

Of the brands you mention, the Milgard and Ply Gem are the best. Reliabilt and Jeld Wen are at the bottom.

One of the issues with budget windows is that they are often accompanied by budget installation. This is a recipe for more money spent long term with the repairs or replacement you will have to do.

With decent installation, I'd say the Reliabilt 3301 ought to be fine.

Joey - Installer - from 2012






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Reliabilit 3500 Windows Reviews


Reliabilt 3500 vs Simonton ProFinish Windows

I purchased a mobile estate and need to get 9 new single hung windows. Do they make specific windows for mobile estate? I have an estimate for single hungs with the Profinish Builder series. Are these a low end window?

Pam - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Pam, there are really no specific windows made to handle mobile homes. The Simonton ProFinish windows comes as the Master, Contractor, and Builder. Yes, the Builder model is the lower end series.

You may want to look at something like the Reliabilt 3500 or 3900 or the Ply Gem Pro.

One or both of these options should be available at your local Lowes or Home Depot.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Reliabilt 3500 Window Review

What do you think of this window? When we talked to Lowes they only had good things to say and even felt it was better choice over Pella because of the price. After reading some of your reviews I am a little nervous. We have ask Window World to give us a price but their reviews are horrible and they can't seem to tell what brand they sell.

Terry - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Terry, I think you are right not to go with Window World, their vinyl windows are just not very good. Reliabilt makes a decent low to mid end vinyl window and for the price, I think they offer a good product. Their 3500 series is their "premium" vinyl window and again it's decent.

I think if you go with a Reliabilt from Lowes, you need to find your own installer instead of going with Lowes subcontractors. Not to say all of them are bad, but those big box stores pay them per window and basically the installers are incentivized to go as quickly as possible - not a good recipe for quality. Instead, find a well respected and well reviewed installer via yelp, angie's list, or even craigslist and have them do the work for you.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016






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Reliabilit 3900 Windows Reviews

The Reliabilt 3900 window is a popular model at Lowes. The Reliabilt brand is manufactured by Atrium Doors & Windows and then relabeled. The 3900 model is the company's premium model and is a decent mid range vinyl window. Consumers can expect a 3.25" frame depth, a half screen, double pane glass, constant force balancing, a single cam lock, and double ventilation latches.

Consumer Reports Best Windows has the window selling for $280 (this assumes a medium sized window) and CR gave it a rating of 82, just behind the Simonton Profinish Contractor Series. Not a top tier window, but a decent window for a more limited budget project.

Dane - Site Editor


Reliabilt Window 3900 vs. Ply Gem Pro Series

Hello, could you give me your opinion on the Reliabilt Window 3900 from Lowe's Hardware?

What about Ply Gem Pro model?

Allan - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Allan, the Reliabilt 3900 is their top end window, so a mid range vinyl series overall. It's comparable to a Ply Gem Pro, although I would take the Pro over the 3900 series. Neither is a top tier window though.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Reliabilt 3900 Or Pella 250 Series

I have an estimate for both the Pella 250 and Reliabilt 3900. Which window is better

Trix - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Trix, these two are close in quality. I think the Pella 250 is a bit better than the Reliabilt 3900. Take a look here to see our Best Entry Level Vinyl Series.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Reliabilt 3900 Window or United 4800

Hi Dane, I'm interested in the UNITED 4800 PLUS or the Reliabilt 3900 replacement vinyl windows. I would appreciate your thoughts and opinion. Thank you.

John - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi John, I have to tell you that both of the selections you are asking about are considered builder grade windows, that is a lower cost lower quality window. Interestingly, when I looked at the Reliabilt, which is the better window in this scenario, I found the Reliabilt 3900 window cost to be roughly $440 just for the window itself - from Lowes. For this price (and assuming $125 for installation), you could buy a much better window in my opinion.

If you went with the Okna 400 series for example, I would think you could get the window and installation for $565 ($440 + $125). This also goes for the Zen Nirvana, the Soft-Lite Pro, the Sunrise standard frame, the Milgard Tuscany, the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait and the Polaris ThermalWeld model. All of these windows are solid vinyl windows that will serve you much better than either the United or the Reliabilt.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Reliabilt 3900 Window Review

Hi, which Reliability window looks the best and has the best price other than the 3900 series?

Julia - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Julia, To the best of my knowledge, the 3900 from Reliabilt is the top of the line from the company and would include more of the features that consumers often tihnk of in terms of "best looking."

Reliabilt windows are usually sold through Lowes Home Improvement so if you wanted to compare prices, I would suggest making a trip down there and checking it out. Their entry level vinyl series, including the single hung model and the picture window model, will be the least expensive options.

Reliabilt is not a bad window, but remember that you get what you pay for and with Reliabilt, you aren't pay a whole lot.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Relaibilt 3900 Vinyl Window

I just had all new windows and storm doors replaced with the Reliabilt 3900 vinyl window. From beginning to end, everyone was very helpful and nice. They all did great work and were very friendly. I am looking forward to having a nice warm house in winter and cool in summer.

Julie - Homeowner - from 2015






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General Reliabilt Windows Reviews


Relaibilt Windows Complaints

I purchased the casement replacement windows in 2015 for my whole house. I have an issue with one of the windows not closing all the way so I called Lowe’s to find out who could help me. They gave me the Number to an outside company. I contacted them only to be asked all kinds of questions, i.e. warranty # on my windows, pictures of the problem, a video of what the window was doing. They were all sent only to be asked my address to she could send me a video and a tool on how to fix my window. REALLY????

I pay $10,000 to be sent a video and not a window repair man???? Reliabilt windows, in my opinion, is THE WORST company for windows and I am letting everyone know NOT purchase these windows!! I was told by Lowe’s salesmen these were “the Best”, the guy names Joe who came to my how to do the measuring and selecting also said the same thing. This is beyond frustrating!!!

Thank you.

Kathie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathie, sorry for your troubles, that really sucks!

If Reliabilt won't give you satisfaction, you could always call up a local window repairman (craigslist, yelp, angie's list) and ask for a free estimate on home window repair. Some of these local guys might come by and give you a low cost way to fix the windows or show you how to do it. It might not be a perfect fix, but it may provide you with relief at relatively little cost to you.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Reliabilt Windows Review

Dane, Hello, my name is Bernard.

I have a serious problem. I have installed 24 Reliabilt Windows in my House without muntins. The Historical Society tells me I have to have protruding muntins on my Top Sash with a Diamond Design Grind. The Bottom has a grid. Can I replace the Sash with a muntins grid. I am trying to be as Cost Effective as possible. Thx u for your advice.

Bernard - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bernard, the short answer is -- I don't know what options Reliabilt offers. It's possible you may be able to buy muntins that you could apply to the existing window that would serve the purpose for the historical society. This would be the cheapest option and you could probably have a local handyman do it.

I would see if you could do one or two windows and then see if the result satisfies the historical society. That's what I would do myself.

If it doesn't work, see if you can get a bid on replacement windows from a local reliabilt dealer (not that you need new windows) and have them come out and then ask your questions and pretend that you are considering replacing the window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Do It Yourself Options

Dane, thanks for the response. I was hoping to see a bit more of price breakdowns, and am particularly interested in installing the windows myself. I'm currently under orders from the city of Minneapolis to do a large amount of lead abatement, and I therefore must either go through their certified list of approved contractors (a certification in addition to the national EPA certification) or do it myself.

I've chosen to do it myself, but am having a hard time finding companies willing to sell me the windows. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Drew - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Drew, I can't give you more of a price breakdown because there are so many factors that go into how windows are priced out…lots of features, upgrades, installation requirements etc.

If you are going to do it yourself, you will probably have to buy through the big box stores. Home Depot sells the Andersen 100 series, which is a pretty solid window. This is what I would buy for my house if I were going through HD.

The other two brands I think are decent through these retail sources are Simonton and Reliabilt. I wouldn't buy any other brands than these. Pricing is quite transparent obviously since you can walk right in and see what a particular sized window costs.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Reliabilt And Simonton At Home Depot

We live in Plano, TX and need a good but affordable brand of windows, maybe even from Home Depot.

Drew - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Drew, there are some okay windows at Home Depot, including Simonton and Reliabilt. The installation from there is a bit touch and go because they often pay their subcontractors a low hourly rate. I might find a local installer with good reviews on angies list or yelp.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Lowe's Reliabilt Windows

I bought 20 Reliabilt replacements windows thru Lowe's in 2003. I have 4 of those windows that have cloudy panes due to faulty seals. I just sent a claim through a class action suit regarding this damage. I have been unable to resolve this thru Lowe's.

Deb - Homeowner - from 2016

Entry Door Installation Issue

I just installed a Reliabilt entry door from Lowes that was cheaper than most of the other brands they carried. Some of the installers I know recommended I go with Milgard but I chose this instead. There were definitely some installation issues that I had to deal with and when I called them to tell them about it, they basically told me that it was my issue and not theres. Overall, okay product, but their customer service sucks.

Randy - Installer - from 2010






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