We wanted to highlight a replacement window brand that we at Window & Door Consumer highly recommend: Anlin Window Systems. The Anlin brand may not be as well known as window brands like Milgard, Simonton, or Pella, but they should not be overlooked by San Diego homeowners seeking high-quality vinyl window or patio doors.
Anlin Window Systems only offers vinyl replacement windows and doors, so San Diego homeowners looking for wood, fiberglass, or aluminum windows or doors will need to look elsewhere. However, their vinyl is made with top-quality materials, making them extremely durable and energy efficient, and an excellent choice for most homes in San Diego.
Anlin offers four series of windows: Del Mar, Catalina, Panoramic, and Coronado.
Del Mar windows are considered Anlin’s “luxury” line of windows. They offer the best in energy efficiency and sound suppression technology out of all of Anlin’s products. Their sliding windows have rollers with stainless steel axles for a lifetime of smooth opening and closing. The Del Mar series also offers windows with even sight lines, meaning the glass area is the same on both the fixed and the sliding panels of the window, giving the windows a balanced, symmetrical look.
The Catalina series is Anlin’s most popular line of windows. Like the Del Mar series, it offers windows with even sight lines. It also features two high-performance glass options, both of which exceed Energy Star standards, to save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
The Panoramic series offers windows with slim-profile framing to maximize the windows’ viewing area. This series of windows is great for homes with a more modern style. They also feature Anlin’s proprietary, energy-efficient glass systems, advanced locking mechanisms, and high-quality rollers.
The Coronado series is considered the companion series to Anlin’s other offerings. They have the additional depth needed for certain styles of windows, like double sliders, double hung windows, casement windows, awning windows, and bay and bow windows, and look great with windows from the Del Mar, Catalina, or Panoramic series.
For glass patio doors, Anlin’s Malibu line features both sliding patio doors and swinging patio doors. They are available in heights from 6 to 8 feet. Sliding patio doors come with heavy-duty locking hooks, while their swinging patio doors feature a three-point locking system with a dead bolt. All Anlin patio doors have passed the California Forced Entry resistance tests. If you’ve had sliding patio doors in the past, you know that they can become difficult to open and close over time. Anlin’s QuadraGlide rollers are made with sealed, precision bearings that glide over a track made of a single piece of stainless steel, and promise a lifetime of effortless operation.
All of Anlin’s products come with their new (as of 2017) True Double Lifetime Warranty. It includes all of the parts, labor, and shipping on covered products and services for as long as you live in your home. The warranty can also be transferred to a subsequent homeowner, who will receive the same great coverage for as long as they live in the home. Glass replacement is even covered on most products, in the event that your glass is accidentally broken.
One of the only downsides to Anlin windows and doors is that they are not as readily available as some of the other window and door brands sold in San Diego. You can’t currently find them at the big box stores and must purchase them through an authorized Anlin Dealer, which you can find here by typing in your San Diego zip code: http://www.anlin.com/DealerLocator.aspx
Michal Bohm, window industry veteran and owner of BM Windows in San Diego, had this to say about Anlin windows and doors: “When it comes to value, Anlin windows and doors are a great buy. The company makes extremely quality products that are still affordable for most San Diego homeowners. Their windows and doors are very energy efficient and offer the safety and security features that people are looking for. They also come with an industry-leading warranty, which is often a factor shoppers overlook when they’re looking at the various options of replacement windows. Even their screens are covered by their warranty, which is not something all window manufacturers can say.”
To find out more about Anlin and their products, visit their website at http://www.anlin.com.