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Crystal Pacific Windows Reviews And Prices

Crystal Pacific Windows is a Riverside, California based company that sells the Vista and Projected vinyl window series.

Company Information: Crystal Pacific is a part of Crystal Windows, which is a New York based window and door manufacturer. (Check out our Crystal Windows Reviews here.) The company has manufacturing plants in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Riverside, California. Most of their work and marketing is done, not surprisingly, in these four states. It's unclear why the company would have a separate name for their California based operation, but they do. It's a bit confusing, but welcome to the world of replacement windows and doors.

Are Crystal Pacific Windows Any Good? CPW are not considered a high quality vinyl window. They are more of a "builder grade option," which means they are marketed towards contractors and builders looking to save money on projects by using lower end products on the job. While they will certainly last for 8 to 10 years, they will then have a tendency to begin to fail in small ways over time.

Crystal Pacific Windows gets a 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: December 17, 2024

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Crystal Pacific Windows Reviews

Dane, I got a quote for Crystal Pacific. Because of bad install previously, my new windows will have to b nail in and stucco repair.

Do you know anything about Crystal Pacific windows?

Lisa - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Crystal Pacific tends to be a lower quality window in my opinion. There are probably better options out there. I'll send you my list of great and good vinyl windows for your consideration.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Your Overall Impression

Thank you so much! Do you know anything about Crystal Pacific? Are they good windows because they are cheaper and then the wait time is much shorter, but I don't want to sell myself short by going for bad quality windows just because of shorter lead time. Thank you so much!

Karen - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Karen, I don’t know a lot about CPW. I know they are out of Riverside, I know they used to be back east and had mixed reviews. Someone online equated them to the Milgard Tuscany. I have never seen one so I can’t speak to that, or their quality in general.

If this were my project, I would be vary of going with a relatively unknown brand. If you don’t plan to stay in the home very long, you could always roll the dice.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Crystal Pacific Windows Reviews 2021

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. The installation 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 windows and Milgard, 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 CPW 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 $ 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. 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 CPW. I did look them up on the 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.

CPW 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 CPW, 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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