Anlin Catalina Windows Reviews

Anlin is a top west coast manufacturer that is now owned by PGT windows. From everything I've heard, Anlin are still vey high quality and hopefully will continue to be a great option for homeowners moving forward.

I give Anlin a 4.6 out of 5 star rating based on 22 Anlin window reviews via our Anlin manufacturing page -- see link above.

The Anlin Catalina window is the company's entry level vinyl series. It includes a host of additional ordering options that includes fourteen frame color options, two glass packages, two casing styles, five hardware materials and 3 grid patterns.

The Catalina is available as a single hung, slider, picture window, combination, as well as a number of geometrical shapes and options. The Catalina has a frame depth of 2 7/8" and an extrusion thickness of .080 inches. In addition, the window uses a double strength glass, has equal sightlines, a single vent latch, silver coated glass and a Platinum Elite spacer system.
The Anlin Catalina gets a 4.5 out of 5 star rating.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - Updated In 2023

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Anlin Catalina Window Costs

Anlin Catalina window costs should run $600 to $800 fully installed with standard installation. This rather large price range is based on the installation requirements, the upgrades and components that you opt for. Assume about 30% of the per window price for the installation. The Anlin Catalina is comparable in cost to the Simonton VantagePointe Window and Pella 350 Window.

-- Window Itself: $400 to $550 -- *

-- Installation: $125 to $250 per opening --

-- Fully Installed: $600 to $800 --

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Catalina Window Ratings

With the standard low-e glass and argon fills on the Catalina single hung, consumers can expect .31 U-factor, .22 SHGC, .52 visible transmittance and 56 condensation resistance.

The upgraded window glass with the argon fills in the double hung will have a .26 U-factor, .24 SHGC, .41 visible transmittance and 48 condensation resistance.

These are impressive numbers for an entry level vinyl windows.

Anlin Catalina Warranty

The Catalina comes with the company's Limited Lifetime Warranty that covers the mainframe, sash and all other components for the life of the window. The company also includes accidental glass breakage. The warranty is completely transferrable for the first 15 years from the date of purchase.

All in all, the company offers a quality and comprehensive warranty. Of course, there are exclusions and limitations that consumers should read thoroughly before purchasing the Catalina Series.

Anlin Catalina Windows Reviews

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Catalina vs Soft Lite Classic Plus

We've identified several installation companies either through the dealers you suggested or recommendations from others. Currently, we have a good quote from Zen for their Soft Lite Classic Plus, priced at around $25k for 29 "openings". However, we want to explore other options and potentially consider higher quality vinyl options since this is our forever home. Do you think the Soft Lite Classic Plus is sufficient for a forever home, or should we aim for something better? Zen doesn't seem to carry the higher Soft Lite series -- they offered us 29 windows fro $25K.

Out of the following options, which ones should we prioritize for getting quotes?

NT Presidential, Soft Lite Classic Plus, Catalina or Panoramic, Marvin Infinity, Thermal Windows, and Milgard Tuscany.


Denise - Homeowner - August, 2023

Website Editor's Answer

Denise, that's a good price on the Soft-Lite Classic series. I would rank these equal to the Catalina/Panoramic (equal in quality as far as I'm concerned), then the NT Presidential and then the Milgard Tuscany.

Editor John - August, 2023

Anlin Catalina Cost Bid

Hello, I found your website and I am so grateful for it. I got a quote for $4900 for Simonton 7300 Daylight Max or the Madeira for 7 windows. I also got a quote, from the same person, for Anlin Catalina for $4408. Seems a bit high for both, but what do you think and recommend? Replacement Windows Cost

Thank you so much for your time!

Cheryl - Homeowner - October, 2022

Website Editor's Answer

Cheryl, I personally would go with the Anlin Catalina over the Simonton 7300 so the fact that it is less money means it's the clear winner in my book. $630 installed actually sounds very fair given today's prices. That's the best price I'ver heard about in months to be honest. Just make sure that the company doing the install gets good reviews.

Editor John - October, 2022

Anlin Catalina vs Del Mar

Hello, can you please tell me how this quote looks? He quoted us with the Anlin Del Mar with quadritherm added to each window. We have 5 windows and a sliding glass door. The price still seems hefty to me at $12,334. I have no idea if he is trying to over sell me on these. I'm in a condo and we will probably move within the next 2-3 years. Our current ones are from 1981 and the insulation in the house is terrible. We also need the exterior frame to match our condo paint, which is brown. I don't need anything fancy, I just need more insulation. Should I ask for a lower priced model or manufacturer? The sales rep said he's worked with lower quality series, and he says that people who buy them always have problems. He didn't specify which manufacturers he considered to be low quality.

I also received another quote from Home Depot for $13k for the Simonton 6500 series. I don't think I want to go with them because they don't have a lifetime warranty.

I received another quote from a different company for $8k for the Anlin Catalina series, but he quoted me with white vinyl instead of black or bronze.

I live in Denver, CO.

Thank you!

Denice - Homeowner - June, 2022

Website Editor's Answer

Denice, the $12334 price tag for 5 windows and a slider seems very hefty to me. If you are leaving in 3 years, you don't want to be putting in anything over $8K, which is what the Anlin Catalina came in at. Even that seems kinda high...

I'd get two more from the list and see if you can't find something lower than the $8K. From the list below [list pulled, contact us direct for our lists] I would first look at Amerimax Windows and Zen.

Editor John - June, 2022