01:12PM | 05/31/04
Member Since: 04/22/04
9 lifetime posts
Our local supplier carries these two brands. We are getting vinyl. The Milgard will be about $500 more in price. But I have never heard of Alpine and I have heard Milgard is good. Any thoughts???

By the way, that is only a total of $500 more for new construction, all the windows house


09:25PM | 07/22/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
1 lifetime posts
I would like to read what has been written but I haven't figured out how. There is a letter comparing Milgard and Alpine windows, but I can only see the first sentences.

I am also looking at Jeld Wen. All vinyl.

Also, does anyone know if tan color is the same for all three?

Jeld Wen excludes warranty for condensation. Do the others?


08:50PM | 07/26/04
Member Since: 07/25/04
2 lifetime posts

Milgard is the best vinyl window on the market. Not only because of the quality of their window, but their warranty and service as well. To pay $500 more for that peace of mind is well worth it. If you think about it, windows go into the holes in our otherwise complete walls of our homes. Yet everyone seems to want to "save money" in this area. I would get the best windows for the holes in my walls and a good company behind them. As far as condensation warranties, no company will warranty against condensation as this is a natural occuance based on one of two factors, (A) the level of humidity inside your home or (B) the difference in air temperature from outside and inside in relation to the dew point.

I hope this helps.


10:54AM | 12/08/15
Run away from Alpine Windows! The warranty information states that Alpine windows come with lifetime warranty. However, what they don't state is that the lifetime warranty only applies to the original owner at the time of the installation. Alpine windows were installed in my home, which was built in 2006. 10 of the 30 windows have failed. When I tried to get the lifetime warranty coverage, because I was the 2nd home owner, they declined coverage. Alpine, a company that should no longer be allowed to remain in business! Jeff


08:05PM | 05/12/16
It seems that Jeff hasnt read the Alpine Warranty that specifically states that it is a transferable warranty. Also, Milgard and Alpine have extremely similar warranties, except that Alpine warrants their screens for twice as long.I compared all of the specs (NFRC and AAMA) that I could find and looked at both the Milgard and Apline windows. The specs and looks almost identical (with Alpine being a bit better)! I'm going with Alpine and saving a lot of money.


11:38AM | 06/28/16
Regarding warranty: Because of failed windows in a building that I am the original owner, I contacted the phone number on the web for Alpine Windows and was informed that the "name" Alpine was purchased by Associated Materials and that Associated Materials is not responsible for warranties on windows prior to them owning the company. The contact person informed me that "Reliance Building Products" was responsible for warranties on my windows but had no knowledge of contact information for such a company. I have been unable to locate any contact information. I agree with others: it sure looks like a scam to avoid warranty issues. Alpine and Associated Materials will definitely not be my choice in the future!


01:04PM | 07/18/17
Stay away from Alpine windows! They are junk and I was just informed that the "lifetime" warranty doesn't apply to Alpine windows produced before 2000. Associated materials informed me of that fact a month after I submitted a claim for 10 windows. The said that they purchased the name in 2000 and were released of any liability for Alpine windows after the purchase.


11:35PM | 07/18/17
I installed a 6/0 x 6/0 Milgard Tuscany slider in my cabin in the remote mountains of Arizona. During installation, after storing in my garage for nearly a year, a crack formed in the corner of the dual pane glazing. I called customer service and within a week or so, a technical came and replaced the glazing unit. No fuss; no muss. I was very impressed. The rest of my 25 windows (almost all of which have failed in some respect after only 10 years) are being replaced with Milgard Tuscany.
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