Milgard vs. Ply Gem Windows - Replacement Windows Review

Milgard vs. Ply Gem Windows - Replacement Windows Review

When you’re looking for replacement windows for your home, it’s often hard to know which vendor to select - it’s so hard to look at your options without a direct, side-by-side comparison. Well, we’ve decided to make the search process a little easier! In this article, we compare Milgard and Ply Gem Window product offerings directly, pointing you to the product that is best for your home.

Milgard vs. Ply Gem Window Product Offerings

Both Milgard and Ply Gem provide you with a wide variety of window options. To learn more about the various products within each brand's category selections, click the links below. 

Milgard Ply Gem
Aluminum 2000 Double Hung Window
Vinyl  Double Hung Window (Premium Series - Vinyl)
Fiberglass Double Hung Window (Pro Series - Vinyl)
Wood Single Hung 6100 Series
  5100 Casement Awning Window
  Casement Awning Window (Premium Series - Vinyl)
  Casement Awning Window (Pro Series - Vinyl)
  2000 Sliding Window (Contractor Series - Vinyl)
  Sliding Window (6100 Series - Vinyl)
  Sliding Window (Premium Series - Vinyl)
  Sliding Window (Pro Series - Vinyl)

Available Finish Colors

Each brand and window type vary in which colors are available, both interior and exterior. 

Milgard Ply Gem

Each window type differs in available colors - the Fiberglass Essence Series has the most options (16), and the Aluminum Series has the least (3). To see each product's color options, see the Milgard site. 

Depending on the window purchased, Ply Gem offers a variety of finish options. While some products are only available in a limited number of colors (2), there are windows with up to 11 exterior color options and 5 interior color choices. Click each product's link to learn more about color options. 


Milgard vs. Ply Gem Product Warranty Coverage

Both Milgard and Ply Gem want to prioritize one thing above all others: your satisfaction! That's why both vendors offer amazing warranties. However, it's important to know what is and is not covered by both vendor warranties.

Milgard Warranty Coverage Ply Gem Windows Warranty Coverage

Milgard offers coverage for both lifetime parts and lifetime installation. To view more details about their coverage, visit the Milgard website. 

Ply Gem offers varying warranty coverage depending on the product purchased. To see their warranties, visit their website.


Milgard vs. Ply Gem Lead Time

When ordering replacement windows, it's important to understand how quickly your product can be made available to you. In industry lingo, this is called lead time. Depending on the manufacturing process and distributor locations, this can vary. 

Milgard Ply Gem
4-10 week lead time 4-8 week lead time

Milgard Essence Series Windows

Milgard vs. Ply Gem Pricing

After taking into account window custom size and shape, Milgard window prices are slightly higher than Ply Gem.

Milgard Ply Gem
$$-$$$$$ $-$$$
The average cost of $400-$1,300+ per window The average cost of $200-$750 per window
*Labor is not included 

After seeing some of the product information side-by-side, we hope it's easier to make your decision. If you have any further questions or inquiries about product offerings, we'd love to help - give us a call!


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