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Burris Windows Reviews
Read 6 Burris Windows reviews in the Texas based company's TectView Ex, TectView CA, and TectView AC window series.
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Editor's Burris Window Review
Burris is a vinyl window manufacturer that is headquartered in Carrollton, TX. The company sells three window series, including the TectView Ex, TectView CA, and TectView AC. Their windows uses veka extrusions, Cardinal glass, and Tru Seal Spacer. Each series comes in three color options: white, clay and tan.
I have to admit that I don't know much about the overall quality of Burris windows. There are literally hundreds of vinyl window companies and so far I haven't seen much out of them.
Dane - Site Editor
Burris Windows vs. Sunrise Classic
I have seen your site and my builder and supply yard are nudging me to Burris windows. After seeing your site I am leery about what quality windows I might get or not.
My house is in planning stage, is being bid out now.It is about 20 windows varying from casement, slider and fixed windows.
Your site inferred Sunrise, Milgard and NT over Burris. The lumber yard apparently likes their Burris service for the customer and said very little problem with Burris? Do you have a suggestion? I am in 75491 zip code, remote but not too far from the metro area. Thanks.
Alan - Homeowner - from 2019
[Site Editor's Answer]
Hi Alan, I would say that Burris is just kind of an average brand in my opinion. I think there are better options out there in the same general price category. Most lumber yards carry pretty average products in my experience so that's not surprising that they like it. Again, Burris isn't a bad window, it's just not a good window either.
I'd say the Sunrise Classic window, an aluminum Don Young window or the NT Energy Master or the Presidential series are my top three options in the Dallas Forth Worth area. If this were my house and I was building a house, I'd put in one of these windows/brands over the Burris.
Tim - Site Editor - from 2019
Burris Factory In Carrollton, TX
Dane, just wanted to let you know that I visited the Burris Factory in Carrollton, TX. If you get a chance, I would contact them so that you could take a tour of their factory.
I believe it was one of the co-owners, Reid Ashmore who gave me a tour. He took time out of his day, as he heard me out in the show room talking, and showed me the assembly from back to the front.
He was absolutely right, when he said -- If you don't know more about windows by the time we are done, I've done something wrong!
His factory was extremely organized, methodical and well thought out. One he told me his background of being an electrical engineer, I could easily see why the place was so well thought out.
I would add this to your list! Please take the time to visit them if you are able.
With your background, you may see things that I didn't, but I truly believe they have a Great product, and now feel comfortable having them put into our house.
Mark - Homeowner - from 2018
Burris AC Window Bid
Dane, We are in Dallas, TX. We have gotten a bid to replace 41 windows with Burris Windows, out of Carrollton, TX. Here is the Quote. Please let me know what you think.
Burris AC series window. 41 Windows total.
Tempered: Where required by code.
Glass: Cardinal Hi Performance 340 Solar Glass all windows.
Obscure: Wet Bar and Master Bath.
Sealants: Premium Exterior and Interior with lifetime warranty.
Foam Insulation: Quad window and door foam where needed.
Clean up and haul away of all job related debris.
Permitting: Customer responsibility if desired.
Total project cost. $20,287.00
Less 5% for cash or check. $19,272.00
Mark - Homeowner - from 2018
[Site Editor's Answer]
Mark, at a little less than $500 a window, you have a good start. Burris is considered an okay vinyl window manufacturer, but there are other options in Texas that you may want to look at before you pull the trigger on Burris.
I would rate NT windows over Burris and would take a look at their Traditions, Energy Master, or Presidential series.
I think Milgard is on par with NT and would look at either their Hermosa or Tuscany series.
Sunrise might have a dealer in your area and they would be the best of the bunch. The standard or classic Sunrise window is a real quality vinyl window.
Finally, maybe get a bid from a Zen window dealer on their Nirvana or Zen Lotus series.
I think the Burris bid is fine, but these other brands are better.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2018
Burris TectView EX vs. Ply Gem Builder Grade
I've been on your site and found it very helpful in terms of trying to figure out which manufacturer and line of windows is better than another. We are building a new house; the builder usually uses builder grade Ply Gem vinyl windows.
From your site, we were able to determine that the Ply Gem Pro would be a better option. When we discussed upgrading to the Ply Gem Pro with the builder, we were told that only the Ply Gem builder grade windows were manufactured locally in the DFW area, and they would rather recommend other local manufacturers than ship windows in from out-of-state (to minimize potential delays in case of window breakage during construction).
We were told Milgard windows would be an upgrade from the Ply Gem builder grade windows. We believe either the Milgard Style Line series or the Milgard Hermosa series are made locally whereas the Milgard Tuscany line would have to be shipped perhaps from Colorado. When we asked our builder which Milgard line they were recommending, we were told that the installer would be pricing the Burris TectView EX window instead, which they felt would be a better quality product.
We want to purchase windows that will provide energy efficiency and not give us problems, from a company that truly stands behind its products. We previously lived in Pennsylvania and had Andersen casement windows (wood interior with metal exterior cladding) that were 35 years old and never had any of those windows fog up or give us problems. We did have one lock break, but were able to order an exact replacement (part and bronze color) with no problem or great expense.
Since you don't seem to have much information about Burris on your site, I'm emailing to see if you could provide some insight on what you would recommend for this area of Texas. Everything I read seems to indicate vinyl is a better choice for Texas over the wood windows we had in Pennsylvania. We would like to find a window company here that provides a comparable level of product quality and customer service.
We are looking to install approx.. 400 sq. ft. of windows [(15) 3'x6' single-hung, (4) 3'x5' single-hung, (1) 2'x4' single-hung, (2) 6'x1'-6' transoms, (1) 1'x4' transom, (1) 3'x6'-6' picture window, and (1) 4'x5' picture window]. The quote included Low-E double-pane Argon-filled glass, and for the Ply Gem builder grade windows was $4,400. A Milgard distributor/installer quoted Style Line @ $6700, Hermosa @$7300, and Tuscany @ $8500. We haven't had a chance to look at and don't have pricing on the Burris TectView EX line yet. Any comments or recommendations'
Sherry - Homeowner - from 2018
[Site Editor's Response]
Sherry, I understand about not wanting to ship from out of state, but I personally wouldn't go with Burris for my house. The Milgard Tuscany is a good window, worth the price in the upgrade from the Styleline.
I know that Sunrise has a dealer or two in Texas that may service your area -- give them a call and see if they do. Okna also should have a dealer or two in Texas and the same thing applies to them. Both of these brands are much better than Burris or Ply Gem.
Also look at NT's Presidential or Energy Master series. Don Young also makes a decent vinyl window and they are available throughout the state.
Any of the four brands I mentioned would be a good option. The Milgard Tuscany is probably on par with the Ply Gem Pro or the mid range Don Young vinyl
Let me know wht you find!
Dane - Site Editor - from 2018
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