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Reliabilt Windows Reviews

Discover 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. Find Reliabilt window prices and costs here.

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?

Yolanda - Homeowner - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

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.

Joey - Installer - from 2012

[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.

Dean - Contractor - from 2012

Reliabilt & Atrium

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.

Smith - Contractor - from 2010

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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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