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08:00AM | 12/14/02
Member Since: 12/13/02
4 lifetime posts
Hello: We are about to sign up for 18 Anlin windows, and it is costing us a pretty penny. Can you please let me know if this brand is of good quality? I would love any feedback. They are vinal (sp?). Also, they are taking out old alum. ones--collapsing the frame and putting these in. Is this good/bad? They said they would replace any minor dry rot and re-do the walls/siding as well. Not sure what other questions I should ask them? Thanks for any help!


05:39AM | 12/15/02
Member Since: 11/25/02
12 lifetime posts
Check the spelling of the manufacturer.
Never heard of Anlin.


09:02AM | 10/01/04
Member Since: 09/08/04
1 lifetime posts
Anlin Windows are a major manufacturer of vinyl replacement windows. They were the manufacturer in California(and the west coast I believe) for Certainteed Windows for many years.

They are a high quality window with a very fair price.

Go to to see more about them. You can email them for a distributor in your area.

Better Quality Homes also sells their windows and has the website

I work for a coating contractor in San Diego and see many homes that have windows put in and often the quality is not the greatest. Anlin installations have always been good.


10:17AM | 12/13/06
Member Since: 12/12/06
1 lifetime posts
anlin windows are the best window out in the market and guaranteed for life or as long as you own youre home and if u sell your home to a family member they get an additional 20 yrs. of that guaran.

I sell these windows in northern california and we do give free estimates on these windows. we also install them and remove all the debriese, our work is guaranteed for life. if u have more meat


12:51PM | 08/10/13
I worked for Anlins largest dealer as GM for 10 years. The company I worked for sold and installed 2000+ Anlin windows a month and you can't go wrong with their product or customer service if needed.


11:01AM | 09/11/15
I had four installed in 2011. Recently I found that one had lost it's insulation. Gas leaked out I imagine. I called the retailer, Pacific Coast Home Solutions, who sold Anlin to report this. One month later, no response. So I called Anlin direct and found that PCH had not reported the malfunction. Still don't know if anyone will honor the "lifetime'warranty.

I think that Anlin windows may be good, but the installation quality will depend on the retailer who sells them to you.

I don't find comments from installers or related businesses helpful at all. Their vested interest makes them an unreliable source of facts.


11:50PM | 02/22/16
We purchased 15 windows from Anlin about 10 years ago. After about five years I noticed the inside sealing/installation was pertruding between the double-pains. I don't think gas linked, but it doesn't look good. I contacted an Anlin rep, but he down-played the matter, asking was it linking gas. I still want something done to rectify the situation. I will contact them again.


05:26PM | 03/21/18
I purchased 18 windows from them 11 years ago. All membranes are cracking between the double panes. The salesperson told me when I bought them they had a lifetime guarantee. When they came to look at them, they said my model of windows have no lifetime guarantee. DO NOT BUY THEM, THE MEMBRANES WILL FAIL!!!


10:46PM | 08/05/18
Bought $30K of Anlin Windows. The distributor guarantees them and their installation. They are better than the WindowMaster windows I had years ago, although WindowMaster honored their warranty and replaced several windows when the insulation failed. Replacing the glass in a window is no big deal -- it's the window hardware that better be good. It's more of a challenge to make a window open/close smoothly if it doesn't to start with. Our Anlin windows have worked well for three years. Hopefully they'll last .


10:18AM | 08/06/18
Member Since: 08/06/18
14 lifetime posts
Johh brown
Anlin are the replacement of Vinyl windows. Well, I am late to reply, but I can say that this is good brand. I have installed in my home since 2 years. I have no objection about the quality.


02:36PM | 09/18/18
What's a typical cost to install 12 Anlin windows and a Sliding Door?
I am being coated ~$12000.00.

Thanks in advance.


08:22PM | 10/27/18
We just had Anlin Windows installed and are not happy with the rollers. They are extremely loud. They have this rattling sound like when you used to stick a playing card in the spokes of a bicycle when you were a kid.
One of the main reasons we replaced our old windows was because they were noisy and didn’t open well and when my wife would close them in the morning they’d wake me up. These aren’t any better.
The installer is trying to claim this is normal and/or that it’s an added safety feature so you know when somebody’s opening a window. Sounds like total BS to me.
So is this normal with Anlin? Did we get a bad batch of rollers? The Milgard windows we have downstairs and that we got for our cabin don’t do this. Originally we went with Milgard because Anlin didn’t have the style we needed. We went with Anlin this time because they were supposed to be better and now regretting it.
Installee is referring the matter Anlin but I just wanted to have more info before they respond.


07:40PM | 11/08/18
Bought 29 windows in 1991. Only problem: cranks keep stripping on the 4 crank-out windows, and retailor is out of business so must order free cranks from factory. Lifetime parts warranty always honored.


06:15PM | 01/04/19
These are the best windows you can put on your home... Hands down. Great customer service, great product.

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