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Joined: Oct 12 2004

Planning on replacing some orginal windows in the very near future. Have been underwhelmed with Milgard windows- and the only other ones I've found (Blomberg) are more money than we had budgeted. Does anyone have any other brands they would recommend?


Joined: Apr 2 2003

Hi Helen,

Can you clarify--are you replacing bedroom/bathroom sliders, sliding glass doors, standing (large) fixed glass, or all of these?


eichfan at rawbw dot com

Joined: Oct 12 2004

Please allow me to clarify.

We are replacing 2 bathroom sliders, and 2 bedroom sliders with double paned slliders. The orginals are aluminum, and we want to keep the orginal intergrity intact.

That said, I don't like the Milgard aluminum window because they don't look right to me. (I hope I haven't offended anyone by saying that I don't like the Milgard. My apologies- they just don't look quite right to me. Maybe I am making an arbitrary evaluation- and maybe they would look fine? Any feedback would be appareciated.) Does anyone have experience with the Milgard Aluminum, or other brands they can recommend, or say ill about?

Thanks in advance!

Joined: Dec 26 2003

I have fixed milgard aluminium and also their sliding doors, they are pretty good quality and look good, also have bonelli windows for the operable ones. I picked double casement for most of mine, they look nice and are great quality, but do have a thicker frame then the original steel windows. In my opinon that was not bad, but everyone's taste is different.

Joined: May 20 2004

I had some of the same reservations about Milgard Aluminum Sliders, but we couldn't afford Blomberg. I was very pleased with how they turned out. The former owner came by and did not even realize they had been replaced. We did have to retrim around them, and replace the raked panels above, but it turned out nicely.
email me at sallyha_at_pacbell_nospamdotnet
for the vendor we used. We're in a greenmeadow eichler in Palo Alto

Joined: Oct 12 2004


Based on the positive response for Milgard windows, they are now ordered! Thanks, everyone for your insights!


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