Reliabilt Windows Reviews
Read 9 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.
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.
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.
Relaibilt 3900 Vinyl Window
I just had all new windows and storm doors replaced with the Relaibilt 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.
An Inexpensive But Decent Option
Not to sound too cheap but I'm looking to replace some windows and don't have a very big budget. The windows are in the back of my home where I don't get much wind or weather because the prevailing winds are from the West towards the front of the house and I live in the East Bay of California so our winters are pretty mild and the windows won't get any direct sunlight because of the porch overhang. So my question is what is the best "cheap replacement window" for my house. I have looked at a number of home improvement stores and have found Ply Gem, Milgard, Jeld Wen and Reliabilt windows. . Which is the best of this bunch?
While I never recommend buying cheap windows for a house, I certainly understand your situation. So of all the brands you mentioned, I'll say the Milgard and Ply Gem are better options than the Reliabilt and Jeld Wen. And if I had to rank them, I would do it in the same order they are mentioned, with the Milgard being the best and the Jeld Wen being at the bottom of the list. The biggest issue I see with lower end vinyl windows is that the homeowner also scrimps on installation, which is almost more important with a low end product. If you get reliable installation, then you can probably put in a Reliabilt 3301 and not have any issues with it for many years, especially if it isn't being used super often. I have a Silverline 9500 in my house that I installed 8 years ago and have never had any issues with and lets be honest it's not the best built product out there.
[2nd Contractor Response]
I would say that all the brands you mentioned are probably equal, the bigger question is which product are you considering from each. For instance, the Styleline from Milgard is a lower quality product than the 3500 from Reliabilt. Since you mentioned you are in California, have you looked at the Simonton Assure model? This is their entry level window and I think one of the best entry level product out there.
Reliabilt vs Atrium Windows
Reliabilt offers good value for the price. I'd would recommend their 3201 Series over the 3500 Series for the superior air infiltration numbers. One interesting note: with some searching you can actually find these windows for less under a different brand name (Reliabilts are made by Atrium windows and then rebadged and sold.) This is pretty common practice - Soft-Lite sells certain windows in certain places that you can't even find on their website. The replacement window market can be a tough one to figure out because each dealer or distributor has a deal with the manufacturer and is at liberty to sell the products at whatever price they want.
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.
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