Anlin Del Mar Windows Reviews
The Anlin Del Mar window is the upgraded model from the Catalina and will run 10% to 15% more than the Catalina Series. The series has a frame depth of 2 7/8" and an extrusion thickness of .080". 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. While the Del Mar and Catalina are similar, the Del Mar includes these following upgrades: a green foam injection in the frame, sash fiberglass inserts, and a thermal reinforcement. The result is a stronger window with slightly better energy efficiency.
The single hung Anlin Del Mar with the InfinitiPlus window glass will deliver a .22 SHGC and .22 U-factor, .44 VT and a 49 condensation resistance. Expect an air infiltration around .05 for the single hung and .08 for the horizontal slider.
The Del Mar is available as a single hung, slider, combination, as well as a number of geometrical shapes and options. Other options include fourteen frame color options, two window glass packages, two casing styles, five hardware materials and 3 grid patterns.
Review By Jim R. - Site Editor
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Anlin Del Mar Windows Prices
The Anlin Del Mar series should run $500 to $700 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 Del Mar series is comparable in cost to the Sunrise standard window and the Polaris ThermalWeld.
-- Window Itself: $300 to $450 --
-- Installation: $75 to $250 per opening --
-- Window & Installation: $500 to $700 --
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Anlin Del Mar Cost Quote vs. Alside Mezzo
Hi, appreciate your input on 2 quotes I received in the DFW area. We are replacing 26 windows and received a quote for Anlin Del Mar and for the Alside Mezzo. The Anlin quote was for $34,000 (after their 40% off special) and the Alside quote was for $16,500.
I understand that the Anlin is a better window but struggling to decide if it is worth double the price. Just wondering if you felt either of these quotes were “out of wack” and if not if the Anlin is that much better of a product?
Many thanks for your advice.
Bill - Homeowner - May, 2022
Website Editor's Answer
Bill, yes the Anlin is the better window, but not more than 2x better. I would much prefer to put the Alside Mezzo in and then 12 years down the r
Editor Jim R. - May, 2022
Anlin Del Mar vs Catalina
We have decided to go with Anlin brand but struggling with going with Del Mar vs Catalina. Quote for 15 windows, all single hung is: $10,000 for Catalina and $12,000 for Del Mar. Are these reasonable quotes and is Del Mar that much better than Catalina? Thanks.
Mandy - November, 2020
Site Editor's Response
Mandy, the Catalina and the Del Mar are both good windows. Both use the same extrusion and msot of the same features. The Del Mar includes these following upgrades that the Catalina model does not: a green foam injection in the frame, sash fiberglass inserts, and a thermal reinforcement. The result is a stronger window with slightly better energy efficiency.
Now, is this worth an extra $2000 -- I tend to think so if you plan to be in your home long term. Let's say 10 years is my over under for whether it's worth it.
Editor John M. - November, 2020
Anlin vs. Catalina Series
Anlin/Catalina- I have a quote of $10,810 for 12 windows that include two cut-downs egress bedroom windows, one kitchen build-up, & 12' Malibu slider door. Is this a good price? Is the difference in price and efficiency between the Catalina and Del Mar window worth the cost increase? Thank you for your advice.
Shelly - Homeowner - January, 2018
Website Editor's Answer
Shelly, there isn't too much difference between the two window lines, they both use the exact same frame. I like the standard upgrades on the Del Mar, such as the insulating foam and slightly better roller on the slider. I think it's worth the 10 to 15% hike in price (assuming that's what it is). The quote you have from the Anlin rep looks pretty darn fair to me.
I don't think it hurts to get a couple more quotes to see if there is a better deal out there though. You may also be able to bring a lower quote to the Anlin dealer and see if he will come down a bit off his price. Something to think about...
Editor John M. - January, 2018
Anlin Del Mar Windows vs Milgard Tuscany Windows
We are looking to purchase window and sliding door, we are trying to make a choice between the Milgard Tuscany and the Anlin Delmar windows. Could you help us with that? Thanks.
Louis - Homeowner - June, 2017
Website Editor's Answer
The Milgard Tuscany and Anlin Del Mar are pretty darn close in terms of quality and price (actually the cost might vary, but it shouldn't by much). I like both windows, although I might opt for the Tuscany myself because I feel like Milgard is a bigger name and easier to find installers and parts down the road. Honestly though, this is a personal preference.
I would say make the decision based on the quality of the installers and company who you are working with over the small difference between the window. This will be a bigger factor down the road than the windows (again because they are so close in quality.)
Response From Editor Jim R. - June, 2017