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Crystal Pacific Windows Reviews
Read 3 Crystal Pacific Windows reviews on this Riverside, California based company and their Vista and Projected vinyl window series.
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Crystal Pacific Windows Cost
Hi Dane: I recently bumped into couple of contractors and wholesale dealers (like window depot) for retrofit window replacement project at my home.
I'm looking to replace almost 23 windows and 1 patio door. Most contractors in San Diego recommended to go with Anlin's Bayview series, while although they gave me a short overview of other premium series from anilin. I honestly could not grasp their key differences other than some aesthetics and slight performance edge.
The lowest quote I got for a Bayview series is 11k (material plus labor) while the highest quote I got for the same product is 16k.
Other product quotes I received are for crystal pacific windows (13k labor plus material) and solar industry windows from window depot (7k for material. Labor cost is additional)
I'm leaning more towards buying the Bayview series. But, I'm not sure if I should go with Bayview or choose a premium series like Catalina or Panoramic or Del Mar.
I also heard about Amsco and Milgard windows, but did not get any quote so far.
Could you please comment if the 11k quote for Bayview series sounds reasonable or there could be some compromise in quality or installation ? The quote came from a anilin wholesale dealer in San Diego.
Also which product or series will be best for San Diego weather and noise conditions ? I live in a neighborhood close to airbase so it can be quite noisy and also my house gets colder during winter months.
Thanks for taking the time to read and appreciate your help!
Manny - Homeowner - from 2021
[Site Editor's Answer]
Manny, $11K for 23 windows and 1 patio door wit hthe Bayview series is a really good price. Much better than the Crystal Pacific quote at $13K.
So the Bayview is the entry level option from Anlin, but I would expect the Del Mar to run $20K plus and the Catalina $18K....so the $11K is a pretty sweet deal in my opinion.
Normally, I am reticent about recommending a "lower end" window, but the Anlin Monte Verde Bayview is a decent window and San Diego is a very mild climate.
As to the noise, I can't quite tell you how this will affect it, except that new vinyl windows block out a lot more noise than your old aluminum single pane windows. Properly installed, the windows should block a decent amount of external noise.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2021
Crystal Pacific Window Quality
I am in the process of deciding what windows to purchase. I had never heard of Anlin until a friend mentioned them. You seem to have high regard for them and I am comparing them to the Milgard Tuscany. Based on what I read, you feel it is a toss-up as to which is better and to judge the installers and price as higher priorities. I am in Long Beach, CA.
So, there is a company that I want to get your opinion on Crystal Pacific Windows. Have you heard of them and what can you tell me about them. They seem to be close to half the cost of the Milgard which alone makes me concerned about the quality of the window.
Also, I am looking for a Kitchen / Side yard door and am considering a door with a glass insert and a blind in the glass. This door gets fairly heavy midday sun and minimal afternoon/evening sun.
John - Homeowner - from 2016
[Site Editor's Answer]
John, I don't know much about Crystal Pacific windows. I did look them up on the nfrc.org website to look at some of their performance numbers and they appear to be okay. I'm sort of assuming that the company like many smaller manufacturers makes a sort of mid range vinyl window that is marketed towards the price conscious consumer.
Since you live in Long Beach where the climate is quite mild, I would say you may be just fine with this option. If this is your forever home, however, I would probably advise to go with the Anlin or Milgard, which are proven companies with good track records.
Crystal Pacific does include an accidental glass breakage and limited lifetime warranty (only 10 years on ownership transfers though). Normally, I look at the warranty not as a benefit for the consumer, but as a gauge of what the company thinks of their own product - they seem to be offering a decent product by this gauge.
I think there may be some value in the Crystal Pacific windows, but I would also say that the window is probably going to be weaker than the Anlin/Milgard option.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2016
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