Reliabilt 3500 Series vs. Simonton 6500 Window
I live in Central Virginia and received quotes from Home Depot for the Simonton 6500 ($10,000) and from Lowes on the Reliabilt 3500 ($5200 or $6400 for the 3900). Both windows seem relatively comparable to me and the price difference is substantial. What are your thoughts?
Scott - Homeowner - February, 2018
Website Editor's Answer
Scott, that is a big difference in price. I have to be honest though, I don't love the Reliabilt 3500 -- the 3900 is the better window...but far from great. The Simonton 6500 is the better window than either of the Reliabilt models, but not worth the difference in price.
Have you tried to get some quotes from local companies? You may be able to get a better vinyl window for a price in between the two. Check our recommended brands and see if any local companies sell in your areas.
Feel free to send the bids to me and I'll give you my two cents. 7, 8 years down the road you may start having some issues with the Reliabilts and may end up paying more in the long run for home windows.
Editor John M. - February, 2018