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Marvin vs Milgard

Marvin vs Milgard

Marvin vs Milgard - how do these two well known window brands stack up to one another? Let's take a closer look and let me say that I like both of these brands, although for different reasons.

Milgard Costs: $$$/$$$$
(3/4 out of 5)

Reputation: Marvin certainly has the better reputation I would say. Not that Milgard doesn't have a good reputation, but Milgard also sells lots of their lower end vinyl windows in the Slimline series.

This doesn't help Milgard long term as far as their overall reputation goes. What you end up getting is pissed off consumers who take to forums to voice their concerns (which is reasonable as far as I'm concerned).

However, it's not quite a fair fight because Marvin's price point is so much higher than Milgards. Milgard's premium windows and doors are quite good and they deserve praise for these.

I would give Marvin a 8.5 out of 10 in the reputation department, while I might give Milgard a 7.0 out of 10. I think that's a fair assessment.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: April 4, 2024

Marvin Costs: $$$$/$$$$$
(4/5 out of 5)

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Marvin vs Milgard | Head To Head

What They Sell

Marvin sells three main windows: the Elevate and Essential Collections, as well as the Ultimate series. The first two are fiberglass windows (the Essential can be ordered in a wood clad interior if desired), while the Ultimate is a wood window. Interestingly, Marvin still sells their Infinity and Integrity ("older" models that are no longer listed on their websites). I find this quite odd. I think certain Marvin dealers feel comfortable selling these older series and so the company continues to produce them.

I like this approach of just having a few window models - but making them WELL. Check our all of our Marvin reviews here.

Milgard has a bit more diversified lineup. They sell four vinyl windows: the Slimline (their base model), Tuscany (mid range), Trinsic (modern looking mid range), and Homemaker (premium vinyl series). Then they sell the Ultra Fiberglass series and the A250 aluminum series. The company also sells the Quietline through certain limited dealers - this is a pricey but very good noise reducing window that is kind of a beast.

Check out all of our Milgard reviews here.

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Cost Comparisons

Marvin prices are pretty darn high. The Elevate might run 9 out of 10 against other fiberglass series, while the Essentials Collection might be an 8 out of 10. The Ultimate wood clad is a 8 or 9 out of 10. So, all in all, expensive - but what do you expect from a company like Marvin. I would give the company an 8.5 out of 10 in terms of their overall quality.

More on Marvin pricing here. Milgard prices are much more down to earth, but quite a bit more varied than Marvin. The Slimline might run 5 out of 10 against other vinyl series, while the Tuscany and Trinsic might run 6 to 7 out of 10. The Homemaker will run 7 out of 10. The Ultra fiberglass series might be a 7 to 8 out of 10, and the Queitline is going to be a 10 out of 10 when compared to other noise-reducing windows.

All in all, Milgard is all over the board in terms of cost - it's really going to depend on the series you select and the company who does the installation work.

More on Milgard pricing here.

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