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Dane - Site Editor - Page Updated in October, 2023

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BetterBilt Windows Reviews

Hi Dane! We purchased BetterBilt Windows for an addition to our house from Lowes in 2012. They were special order because of the size.

The outside and bottom pane got broken. We had our local glass company come look at it for an estimate to replace it and he said since it is a Low E window, the tint is almost impossible to match without knowing the manufacturer.

I found from your site that the company was bought out so I am wondering if there is anyway to match the tint??

I hope you can help.

Sheila - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Here is my list of good and great windows. For local bids, we do have our simple, no-cost form -- Local Replacement Window Bids

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Better Bilt Windows And MI Windows

Hello Dane, FYI – I've been searching for information on Better Bilt windows. Comments on your site mentioned they were bought out by MI Windows. I called MI and ended up getting a Milgard representative. At first, she said she never heard of either company, but after asking co-workers, she found out that BetterBilt and MI are both products of Milgard.

The problem I have is condensation between the glass (dual paned), which is covered under warranty, however I purchased them in 2003 and I don't know if Milgard still gives a lifetime warranty on their products. I hope you find this information helpful.

Thank you.

Teri - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Teri, yes Better Bilt was purchased by MI. They will probably not honor a warranty from 2003, but you could always get a bid from an MI rep who services your zip code and then ask them if they will honor that warranty. Usually the company comes in and buys the assets of the company, which relinquishes their obligation to honor warranties.

Milgard offers a lifetime warranty on their windows, but they aren’t necessarily going to cover a warranty on BetterBilt windows.

The other option is to find a window repair person and see if they will give you an estimate on replacing your glass. You can use Yelp to try and find a quality repair person in your area.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Better Bilt Screens

Our house was built with Better Bilt windows 20 years ago. Although we haven't had problems with the windows, some of the screen frames are deteriorating and the latch on each of the 4 corners are broken.

Any idea where I can get replacement screen parts for Better Bilt screens?


Allan - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Allan, call up your local Home Depot or Dixieline and see if they fix window screens. They also sometimes sell new screens that can be custome made. They aren't the highest quality, but they usually do the trick. They can also point you to a good local source if your needs are more complicated then what they provide.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

BetterBuilt Windows

Hi Dane, I have aluminum windows that were sold by Lowes and purchased in 2006 that I believe are made by BetterBuilt / MI. I need new lift springs and need to identify manufacturer. The only identification I can find is “Series 3740” and the original Lowes SKU #89268.

This came off one of the other windows that is smaller than the one that broke but they are all the same brand and purchased at the same time. The one window that the lift spring broke has no sticker on it. Any help would be great.

Thank you

Mark - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Mark, start with Lowes on this one. This is the page that came up when I put in “better bilt 3740 series” in google.

They should be able to help you get the part you need or have a contact number for you.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Better Bilt Windows

Good morning, I live in New Mexico and own a home built in 1996.

My home has Better Bilt windows and I realize that they are no longer in business, not an issue. I will try to explain what type I have. They have a solid upper window pane and a lift up lower pane. They became almost impossible to raise so several years ago I was able to find replacement parts with hopes that it would correct my problem. They helped for a while but now they are bad again which hurts our back trying to raise them.

After that being said my question is this. Can the lower windows be removed and some one make some windows that would slide back and forth in the framework without having to completely remove the entire window. Your advice would be very appreciated.


Ed - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ed, it may be possible, but I sort of doubt it. You will have to talk to some local window companies and see what they say about the prospects. I would recommend having a few come out and give you their opinion and bids. You don't need to use them, but you can collect all of their information and information for you as well.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Replacing A Better Built Window Slider

While searching for some direction for inquiry about replacing a very leaky Better Built slider window that is an original when i had my home built 20 years Fountain Hills, AZ (near Scottsdale ----HOT in summer), i found your website.

My builder died within 2 years of possession of home.... i never investigated warranty, insurance, etc. As we don't get much rain it took about 2 years for a substantial rain storm and discover a leak..... we were not sure whether it was the window and/or the installation process. my husband thought he should try to drill additional weep holes...

fast forward.... 20 years. my husband died 2 months ago and i am in the process of trying to figure out where to go to address this. have had 2 window replacement companies who want to sell me a house full of windows.

the slider is the major problem but a few other windows with the same westerly exposure get cool and damp on the windowsill wallboard after each big rain.... but nowhere near the (now) stain and watermarks on the wall below the window.

i realize that Better Built is no longer in business and that it wasn't the "top of the line" when they were. i'd like to find a window that may pretty much match the color and composition of the existing windows so that if i replace 1 or a few more it won't be a major difference and a "why are these windows so different from the rest of the house" red flag for future buyers.

any suggestions....? do i find a window company and then an installer... i'm pretty sure the installer will be the most important part of the equation. am i being unrealistic?

any advice and/or direction would be a big help!!!

Carol - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carol, so it sounds like you have water/moisture issues on one window, but not necessarily all of them.

In Arizona, I would recommend going with Anlin, Milgard, Amerimax, or even a high end Simonton window. For the first three, I would say go with their mid range vinyl model they offer. Hopefully, you can have the local companies who rep these brands come give you a bid. However, I would be surprised if all of them didn’t try to sell you a house full of windows since that’s where they make all of their money.

I think if you don’t want to replace all of them (and it sounds like you don’t need to), you should find a good local window installer using craigslist or angies list and pay them for an hour of their time to come out and give you an opinion. They may be able to buy a higher end window from Home Depot (I’m thinking of an Andersen 100 model or better) that can match your colors and provide you with a good window(s) at a fair price.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Better Bilt Replacement Parts

I have Better-Built single hung windows. I need replacement screens for 2 windows. The original owners of the house bought the windows at Lowe's. Lowe's doesn't carry this brand anymore. They can't have replacement screens made for me because they can't have them made with the same kind of tabs at the top of the screen. Where can I get new screens.

Mike - Homeowner - from 2015

[Contractor Response]

Have you tried to fill out this online form requesting new screens? Make sure to include the width and height on your windows.

We would love to hear if you are successful or not to help other consumers with this same question. (If not we will post this information and perhaps the company will see the negative review and improve for the future.)

Tim - Contractor - from 2015

Better Bilt And MI Windows

Better Bilt was an independent manufacturer that was acquired in 1999 by MI Windows & Doors. MI sold Better Bilt replacement and new construction windows for several years through their distribution lines and Lowes Hardware Store. They sold both vinyl and aluminum clad windows. In general, the BetterBilt windows were considered a low to mid grade window - butt jointed coners, U-channel spacer, single strength glass and a non trasferrable warranty.

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Better Bilt vs Milgard Windows

I like Milgards much better than Better-Bilt, but Anlins and Superior are worth taking a look at, too. They are all fairly similar in price to Simontons, but I think the quality and service are significantly better. The Milgards and Superiors are probably going to have the best warranty and give the best value long term. Especially in Southern California, where Superior is based, you can sometimes get really good prices on their windows.

Aaron - Contractor - from 2009

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