Lowe's customers favor Milgard Style Line single-hung vinyl windows for quality and appearance. For The Home Depot customers, Tafco and American Craftsman vinyl windows are popular because the reviewers claim that installation is easy.
Vinyl windows use impact-resistant polyvinyl chloride material to resist heat loss and condensation. The Millgard double pane window is waterproof, states one Lowe's customer. Other customers state that the window reduces outside noise and keeps the house cooler without using air conditioning. Many customers compliment the quality workmanship -- specifically the solid lock.
The Home Depot customers appreciate the Tafco single slider vinyl window. Most customers install the windows in barns, sheds or deer stands. Many reviewers that give high ratings state the window is functional and operates well, but that it only opens one way. Although it is easy to install, the screen is full-width and covers the slider and the fixed pane.
Other The Home Depot customers favor the Tafco double-hung window with grids for quality design; however, the locking mechanism is cheap plastic, notes one reviewer. The American Craftsman single-hung window with grilles is also popular with The Home Depot customers. It is easy to tilt open and has a beautiful interior and exterior appearance, according to one reviewer.