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ayesha28 04-28-2011 07:11 PM

simonton windows
 
how do they compare with other replacement windows

Tangelo 04-29-2011 10:51 AM


2010 Builder and Remodeler Residential Window and Patio Door Satisfaction Study conducted by J.D. Power show Simonton rate among the best.

MJW 04-29-2011 07:51 PM

We sell their windows with very good luck. I even put them in my own home when I remodeled. We only use their new construction windows. They have a full nailing fin which creates a water tight seal with the vycor tape, and their double hungs can come with integrated J channel around them. Quick install, water tight, decent window for replacements, a good warranty, and they look very nice. The vinyl welds on the miters are a little rough on some, but still a really good window for the price range.

algored2deth 04-29-2011 09:50 PM

I bought all new simonton windows (vinyl replacements) for my house when I moved in a couple years ago. I think it was the prism line. At the time, it was supposed to be their best for residential. I had three estimates for windows and simonton were the cheapest. The other two companies were local dealers that advertise a lot on local radio. I know where some of their cost was going. One of the dealers was 2x simonton, and the other was about 1.5x more. Anywho, the windows are decent enough. I don't really have any complaints. The guy who installed them was pretty good and I think that matters a lot. Trying to do comparisons between windows is a pain (pun sort of intended). I went and looked at the windows and they seemed well made. I look at this issue as what will do the job w/o costing me was too much. And honestly, these days, you cannot count on new windows in a home to get you more money if you sell your house.

DangerMouse 04-30-2011 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Tangelo (Post 639022)

2010 Builder and Remodeler Residential Window and Patio Door Satisfaction Study conducted by J.D. Power show Simonton rate among the best.

Your posts here might have a bit more credibility if you replied to problems our members have with products you do not sell at HD, and do not add links to. ***your links were removed*** Otherwise, you come off as spammers and get reported.

DM

CMHbob 04-30-2011 08:06 AM

I use Simonton windows in my rehabs. My experience with them is similar to MJW. I buy them from a local distributor, not a DIY store and save a few $$. When I researched windows 2 years ago, I found very little difference in vinyl windows. Simonton offered the best value for the money IMHO.

bubbler 08-18-2011 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ayesha28 (Post 638578)
how do they compare with other replacement windows

Dredging up an older thread, but I know appreciate reading people's thoughts on stuff like this...

I had Simonton 6500 double hung replacement windows installed last November, so far I'm satisfied with them--they operate nicely, they block sound reasonably enough and they are certainly air and thermal tight (you can hold your hand next to it in the winter/summer and not feel cold/hot). I got the half-size screens which in hind sight I wish were full height in all but a couple of the windows.

This past spring I had four other odd windows done with Simonton as well... 2 awning windows around my fireplace (crank out windows) which were also "6500 series", and and two "hopper" windows in my basement (very large, 34"Wx28"H I believe) those were "6000 series"... very satisfied with both as well.

I def. give them a thumbs up, and they feel way better then the bottom of the barrel American Craftsman or the value line Harvey windows that I was also considering.

HomeSealed 08-20-2011 07:32 PM

Simonton makes a decent product. I'd say they are a solid "B" among vinyl windows, and definitely one of the better windows available to DIY'ers

Windows on Wash 08-30-2011 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeSealed (Post 711775)
Simonton makes a decent product. I'd say they are a solid "B" among vinyl windows, and definitely one of the better windows available to DIY'ers

+1

B would be my assessment as well.


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