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Read 25 Gorell windows reviews, although please note that the company is no longer manufacturing replacement vinyl windows. The company went out of business back in 2012, we are assuming due to consumer demand during the recession years. Regardless of the details behind the factory closure, Gorell is out of the window business. The company's assets were purchased by Soft-Lite Windows.

This is bad for consumers who still own Gorell windows because there are no remedies available to them for any warranty issues or claims. Soft-Lite is under no legal obligation to service any warranty claims and won't likely do so. For anyone interested, check out past Gorell window prices here.

Gorell Replacement Window Issues

Looking for recommendation for impact resistant windows for hurricane prone area. Purchased Gorell for 1/2 the home (10 windows), but they've gone out of business so our warranty is no longer valid. So far one window has failed. Would like to complete the rest of the windows.

CC - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

CC, I would suggest getting a few bids and explain your situation to the company before they come out just to make sure they bring the window models and series they carry so you can compare the look of the rails, sashes, hardware, etc. with your current windows. Hopefully, you can find one that looks close enough to suit your tastes. There are lots of different options out there, do you know who you purchased from before? That might be a good place to start.

Simonton makes a Stormbreaker Plus window. Other impact window manufacturers include, PGT, CWS and Stanek, all of whom may or may not be available in Texas. Zen windows is a franchise of Soft-Lite (the company that acquired Gorell's assets) and they offer a couple of good windows that are equal to Gorell's quality. Hopefully, this is enough to get you started!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Gorell Replacement Window Parts

Where can I get replacement parts for a Gorell double hung window that was purchased in 2005?

Dawn - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Dawn, Gorell was purchased by Soft-Lite back in 2012 so you may want to call them and see what they have to say about replacement parts. Legally, the company has no obligation to service any of the Gorell warranty, but the company still would have more information than anyone else I could think of.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Gorell Windows Out Of Business

Since Gorell was filed into receivership; who can we get to service a leaking Eco-Master 5200 low-E window? Florida Impact Window & Door will not respond. I know Gorell warranty is useless and disavowed by Soft-Lite.

Irwin - Homeowner - from 2015

[Editor's Response]

I wish I had an answer for you - we are in California and don't know a specific local company to call in south Florida. Unfortunately, Soft-Lite won't be any help, although if you call them and ask for their advice, you may get something (doubtful, but worth a shot). The only other advice would be to do a search for "replacement windows in [city or town you live in]" and call up a few companies and see what they say. They may be able to service the window for an hourly rate. Get a quote beforehand and keep them to the price they quoted the job out at.

Gorell vs Simonton

I'm looking for replacement windows for my house near Chicago. I can't spend a ton of money, but I still want good windows. I have quotes from Gorell and Simonton for 16 windows.

Simonton 5050 ($7,750) white, Low-E glass coating and Argon insulation package, 10 year warranty on workmanship, lifetime warranty on all vinyl.

Gorell 5305 ($8,150) white, AC Master insulated glass with Solar Shine option, 50 year glass breakage warranty and lifetime warranty on all vinyl.

Simonton 5500 ($9,970) same characteristics as above (I assume, there were no other details).

I'm not sure what to do. I know the Simonton 5050 is cheaper because it isn't as good, but the 5500, which I like, is awful pricey.

Donny - Homeowner in illinois - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

The Simonton 5500 is a nice window, but I'd recommend the Gorell even if it was the most expensive option. The OKNAs, Softlite, and Sunrise have good lines with similar features that are a little better than what you're looking at but not much more expensive.

Howard - Contractor - from 2012

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Gorell 5100 Windows Reviews

Between the Gorell 5100, the Simonton 5050, and Atrium, I would say that the Gorell 5100 needs reinforcement to be as good as the others. With fiberglass reinforcement, a foam filled frame, and double strength glass it might be the best of the three.

Tully - Contractor - from 2012

Gorell 5300 Reviews

I really like the Gorell 5300. It's one of the best designed vinyl windows on the market. It's a lot like the Vekaplast DH1WW but without the shortcomings. With a sloped sill instead of a pocket sill and the glazing beads on the exterior, it looks and works great. It will outlast pretty much anything you want to compare it to.

Patrick - Contractor - from 2011

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Gorell 5100 vs Okna 400

I got quotes from a dealer for both the Okna 400 Precision Weld and the Gorell 5100. I need 4 sliders, 3 of them large ones, and 6 double hung windows. The Oknas would be $4750 plus $16 per window. The Gorells are $5950. The dealer said the Oknas are better, but the price difference is mainly because their sliders are less expensive. My question is, if price is ignored, which is better in quality? Are the prices reasonable, or should I look at something else?

Mary - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

Gorell is a good window, but Oknas are better. They're just a higher class window. The Okna windows price quote you got is great, you'll have decent energy efficiency too. If you're install is good, then you won't really do any better than these.

Daniel - Contractor - from 2011

[2nd Response]

Okna... although the Gorell is good. The only thing I'd recommend is looking at the Okna 500s. They're a little more expensive, but not much, and they are a better product. I work with both of these windows, and I have to say the Okna is better all around. There's nothing wrong with Gorell, they just aren't at the Okna level. And the price is great.

John - Installer - from 2011

Comparing PGT, Gorell & Softlite

The PGT 2300 and SoftLites both have AI (air infiltration) ratings around .05. I sell both PGT and Gorell, but the PGTs cost less and I sell more of them. The Gorell is good too, especially their different glass packages. Their triple pane is better than almost anyone as far as energy savings.

Todd - Contractor - from 2011

Gorell 5500 vs PGT 2300

I need vinyl replacement windows, and I feel like I've looked at a million of them. I think I've got it narrowed down to the Gorell 5500 and the PGT 2300. I'm not sure which is better? They both seem good, the installers for each have good reputations, but the Gorell costs about 30% more. I have 18 regular windows plus 4 sliders so it's going to be a lot of money, I want good windows, but I also want a good deal. I'd like input as to e-ratings, warranties, durability.

Tom - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

I've heard some good things about PGT, but I haven't worked with them. I have handled a lot of Gorells, and I'm sure that you'd be happy with them. If the PGT is good, it's a pretty big price difference to overlook.

Bill - Contractor - from 2010

Gorell 5300 vs Soft-Lite Imperial LS

I need some advice on choosing a window. I'm looking at Softlite Imperial LS and the Gorell 5100 and 5300. Both with double glass, low-e coating, argon filled. Which is better? I'm waiting for final quotes on both of them, but I need to know the differences in quality.

Zed - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

I think both of these are good windows, you should be happy with either one. Look into the installers, and if one seems better I'd go with that one. If they seem equal then just go for whichever is cheaper. They are both good, and if the installation and price are comparable then just pick one.

Steven - Contractor - from 2010

Harvey vs Okna And Gorell

I'm looking at an estimate for 14 double hungs, a bay window and a slider, all Harvey Tributes, for $8,000. It sounds like a really good price, so should I keep looking into Gorell and Okna? They're supposed to be good brands but the Harveys seem nice.

Cam - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

Harveys aren't a bad product, but Gorells and Okna are better. You're going to get what you pay for. Most installers would rather work with better quality windows, they have less problems and better customer service. You'll probably be happy enough with Harveys if you go with them, but if you have the money go with a higher end window.

Harry - Contractor in Wisconsin - from 2010

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Gorell vs Stanek

If I'm looking at a Gorell Timeless vs Staneks, which is the better for double hungs? I've seen several reviews and had some replacement estimates, and I've narrowed it down to these two.

Melinda - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

Both of these are decent options. I really like Gorells, and the Timeless is one of their better options. It has a slim frame, ideal for small openings that need to maximize glass area. With a lot of options and glass packages to choose from, it's a good bet for any home. Staneks are decent performers as well. but not my top choice. I like Gorells because they actually design and manufacture their products. Stanek buy parts and they assemble and install, but they don't have the same control over quality. They are a bit less expensive, though, and that is always something to consider.

Harry - Contractor - 2010

Gorell vs Silverline

If you're looking at Silverlines and Gorells, the Gorell is a whole lot better. If you get Silverlines you'll have to replace them in just a few years anyway. Pay the additional money and get Gorell or something similar the first time.

Steven - Installer - from 2010

Gorell 5300 Review

The 5100 doesn't look like much, but take a look at the Gorell 5300. It's one of the best windows out there. Definitely one of the 5 best windows, with the Polaris, Sunrise, Okna, and Softlite.

Bill - Installer from Texas - from 2009

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Gorell vs Ideal Windows

I live in east Penn. and want replacement vinyl windows. The Ideal 5000s were quoted at $400 per and the Gorell 5100s was $572. Ideal had a 20 year warranty, Gorells 50. I had Ideals once before and they were junk, but I've been told they are pretty good now. Is that true?

Lewis - Homeowner - from 2009

[Contractor Response]

I'd go with Gorell. They are a better company and better product, but also higher priced. Worth it in my opinion. You'll get a better window, better materials, better engineering, better warranty, better service. If you aren't totally confident, then consider some other manufacturers. There are tons of them, and if you aren't thrilled with one then it's pretty easier to find another you like more.

Danny - Contractor - from 2009

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5300 vs Alside Ultramax

I have 23 windows to replace. I'm looking at the Alside Ultramax for $14,500 or Gorell 5300 for $11,500. Any ideas how they compare?

Dan - Homeowner - from - 2009

[Contractor Response]

The Gorell is much better, no question. I can't imagine why Alside would ask that much, they are lower quality than Gorells.

Larwence - Installer - from 2009

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