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Read 11 Gerkin windows reviews from installers and homeowners opinions to find out if their products are right for you. Explore Gerkin windows prices on many of their most popular models and options.

Aluminum Window Recommendations In Texas

Hi I'm replacing 1920-year-old house wood windows with aluminum Windows. Do you think MI windows are a good choice? Or recommend another please. I live in central Texas.

Ginger - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Ginger, MI is typically considered a builder grade window and not the brand that I would recommend - in fact, not even anywhere close. The first bid you are going to want to get is from Don Young, who is a Texas based manufacturer that makes an excellent aluminum window. They have three factories in your state and you should be able to find a dealer or two in your area w/o much problem.

Next, I like Milgard aluminum windows and they too should have local companies that sell this brand.

Finally, I like Gerkin aluminum windows, which are made in Oklahoma, but should have a company or dealer who handles some or all of Texas.

I think any of these three options would be a much better long term option for you and while they may cost more in the short run, in the long run you will be saving yourself some money!

- Site Editor - from 2016

Gerkin Windows vs Don Young

I have about 20 windows in my 1967 ranch style house that I'm wanting to replace. I live in Norman, Oklahoma. I have quotes from Window World, someone who installs Don Young windows, and someone who installs MI windows. I came across your site today and am now thinking I need to get a few more quotes for better quality windows. Can you recommend some good mid-range windows that are available for install in Oklahoma? Sounds like Sunrise, Soft-Lite, and Okna are your top mid-range picks.

Justin - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Justin, you are right about Sunrise, Soft-Lite, and Okna - these are all considered top vinyl window manufacturers. I'm not a big fan of Window World or MI windows. I do think Don Young makes an excellent aluminum clad window and a decent vinyl window. I know Gerkin windows is available in your area and they make a very solid aluminum and vinyl window options. If Soft-Lite isn't available, Zen is a franchised option that may be available and their two upper lines are the Soft-Lite Classic and Pro models, both quite good. Let me know if this is enough to go on!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Jim - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hey Jim, I can absolutely recommend some brands that will be MUCH less than the RBA quote you received. Gerkin windows may be available in your area and they make very solid vinyl and aluminum windows.

Soft-Lite and Sunrise are both excellent and one or both may be available in Tulsa. Google "Okna Tulsa OK" and see if anything comes up, Okna is a great option as well.

Finally check if Zen windows has a franchise in your city, this is a soft-lite franchise and their top two window brands are quite good. Let me know what you come up with!

Get 2 to 4 quotes from these companies and I think you are going to be much happier with the price and the long term quality and durability of your windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Gerkin vs ProVia Windows

Dane, I have been using your web page to help me better understand and choose replacement windows for my home. I am looking at Gerkin Comfort Series, ProVia Aeris, and Sunrise restoration. could you help me understand which one would be the best to go with. I live in Lincoln Nebraska.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Nick, if I were choosing in a vacuum (no consideration to window cost and quality of install), I would choose the Sunrise Restorations...

The Restorations uses a fairly narrow frame and sash, which give it clean lines and more glass area. Along with a high transparency screen, it has a clever tilt sash mechanism. The high quality finish makes it look close to real wood. A U-value of 0.28 and AI of 0.04 mean it ranks pretty high in energy efficiency.

The ProVia Aeris is a good window though and it can be ordered in the wood interior if you are interested (although I personally prefer vinyl for the cost, longevity, maintenance and performance). Performance wise, the Aeris double hung will produce a .28 U-factor, .10 AI and .47 VT - all pretty solid numbers. The ProVia also offers lots of color options and you can go with either the VT700 or the slightly upgraded VT800 - it's always nice to have some different model choices.

I would say that the Gerkin Comfort Series is right on par with the ProVia Aeris. For instance, the 6000 Comfort Series, which is the slider, will offer .29 U-value, .04 AI, .22 SHGC and .51 VT - I'm VERY impressed with the .04 air infiltration number. I tend to think the Gerkin windows aren't quite as nice looking as the ProVia, but this is my opinions and honestly once the windows are in you probably won't ever notice them unless something fails on them.

You have 3 solid window choices - now compare cost, which is important for obvious reasons. More importantly, installation, which should account for roughly half of the overall effectiveness of the windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

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Gerkin Windows Reviews

It's harder to find aluminum windows today, everyone is making vinyl. Gerkin makes a decent one. They don't have as many options as the vinyl ones do, but their windows have pretty low air infiltration rates, .01 to .04 depending on the window type. I like the sliders with a good sill support across the window. I also screw and shim the header to make sure there aren't any issues later.

Steve - Installer - from 2012

Gerkin Aluminum Windows

I'm a Kansas home owner and I've been looking into Gerkin windows. They have a vinyl line that seems to be a mid to high end. They have some nice features, like Duraseal insulated glass and LowE glazing. They also produce aluminum windows, which most people aren't making these days. They have reinforced aluminum frames, which makes them fairly sturdy, and they seem pretty good. For the most part they seem to have pretty good products.

[Update - 6 months after install]

Six months ago I got them out in and they're really good. One screen was bent when they got here but they have good customer service. I like that a real person answers the phone when you call.

Casey - Homeowner in Kansas - from 2011

Gerkin vs Hayfield Windows

I've narrowed my window options down to Gerkins and Hayfields. I think the Hayfields are better, they have a better warranty and just seem sturdier and more sound, but the Gerkin has lower air infiltration numbers. I can't really decide, they seem to be more or less equal as far as quality and price both.

Rich - Homeowner - from 2011

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Gerkin vs Jeld Wen Windows

I'd wanted Marvins, but there isn't a dealer close by and they're probably too expensive anyway. I looked at the Jeld-Wen, which felt lightweight and less well made than a similar Gorell. I then looked at Gerkins, and I think I'm going with them. Out of all I looked at, they are the best looking, sturdiest, and even have the best AI numbers. They're also cheaper than most of the others, although not by much.

Julie - Homeowner - from 2010

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Gerkins vs Milgard Windows

I've had some customers here in Arizona asking me if aluminum windows do well here. I think that thermally broken frames are a good option. Gerkin and Milgard both make them, and they have good products that they really stand behind. Either company would be a good choice.

Randall - Window Contractor - from 2010

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Gerkin Vinyl Window Reviews

I've worked with Gerkins, and they're a solid product. They have good ratings and are made well. They don't have as many color and glass options as some lines, and they also take longer to order and deliver. Both their vinyl and aluminum window lines are a good choice for any home. Their prices are reasonable, too, which is a big deal to most people.

Todd - Window Installer - from 2009

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