Amcraft Windows Reviews
Read 5 Amcraft Windows reviews from consumers and indsutry experts and explore Amcraft windows warranty on the Grand Estates window, a relabeled Simonton series.
CWS Window Bid vs. AmCraft
Tim, I have a fairly complex set of windows and work that needs to be done for the install. I got a quote from CWS today on 18 windows for $22,640. Then with some slight trickery of the pen the quote was changed to $19,936, which is still too much for my budget. The CWS salesperson carries PGT windows and claims that PGT line is 8-10% more than the CWS line.
[Site Editor's Answer]
Meredith, I agree that the CWS bid is too high—although honestly I don't know much about your project. AmCraft isn't what I would consider a very good brand and I would be wary about going with them. If the AmCraft bid is only $3.5K above CWS though, the CWS bid might not be out of line. If you need work to the sills and or frames, the per window cost can go way way up. That's not the fault of the window company, but a function of the condition of your home.
Amcraft Window Costs vs Wallside
We decided to go with Wallside windows. A few people I work with said they have been happy with windows from them. None who have had them installed are all that old, so longevity wise hopefully we get a good number of years out of them.
Amcraft Windows Prices
I'm trying to get a handle on a quote for replacement windows for my home. The installer quoted Simonton Grand Estates View windows, but I'm having trouble finding information on these windows. Do you happen to know anything about them? Lastly, the job quote came in at about $5500 to replace 10 windows. How does that sound?
[Site Editor's Response]
Travis, I believe that this window is manufactured by Amcraft, instead of Simonton, although it's difficult to know of every window model, series, etc.
Amcraft vs Simonton Windows
I'm in Central Florida and just got quotes on PGT5400, Simonton Grand Estates Original, and PGT Series 400 PGT's are single hung and energy star and Grand Estates
is dh and energy star. What are the best windows?
[Site Editor's Response]
Frank, you have some good choices there, kudos to you. The Grand Estates Original is made by Simonton and relabeled or rebadged by Amcraft. In general, Simonton windows are a good mid range vinyl window so I'll assume that this is the same for the Grand Estates Original - it appears that the Original is the mid range series, between the Grand Estates and Grand Estates Premier and Premier Plus models. The Amcraft windows warranty is not as strong as the Simonton warranty, but is a limited lifetime warranty on most frame, hardware and component parts.
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