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Read 7 Hayfield windows reviews from consumers and contractors alike on their 201, 701, 751, 801, Heritage windows, as well as the 2000 and 3101 patio doors.

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201 Series | 701 Series | 751 Series | 801 Series

Heritage Series | 2000 Patio Door | 3101 Patio Door | General Reviews

Hayfield 201 Windows Reviews

The Hayfield 201 single hung series (with a low-e window, argon fill, and grids) has some impressive numbers, including a design pressure of 55, air infiltration of of .02, U-value of .27, solar heat gain coefficient of .34, visible transmittance of .50 and a condensation resistance of 62. Those are very good numbers for a single hung, which are often a lower quality window. Not in this case.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Hayfield 201 Durawood vs. Soft-Lite Imperial LS

Replacing two 48" X 48" slider windows in the basement. I have a Hayfield dealer selling me the dura Wood 201 double slider. What do you think about this window? I like that it can be stained to match my unique woodwork, but I'm concerned about the wood. He insures me that the dura Wood will not rot,swell, crack etc.

The other window I am looking at is the SOFT LITE IMPERIAL LS. A little concerned of the AI .51 and the color of the vinyl oak interior. What do you think of the two options. Thanks

Matt and Kendra - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Matt and Kendra. So the Dura Wood from Hayfield is a wood laminate. They make a nice looking window with some nice numbers. The 200 slider gets a .06 air infiltration. I've attached a sheet from the company so you can take a look at the numbers.


The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is considered one of the best vinyl windows out there. The air infiltration of the Imperial LS window is .03, not .51. It's a really excellent window. As to the interior laminate colors, that's more of a personal preference. I think either window is probably fine, but the Imperial LS would be my first choice for sure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Hayfield 201 Single Hungs In Iowa

Good Afternoon, we are going to replace 32 windows and want to use a very good quality window. Do you know anything about Hayfield vinyl windows? They are made in Minnesota but they do have a dealer close to us in Sioux City Iowa. Thanks.

Lowell - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lowell, I don't hear a ton about Hayfield and have always been under the impression that they made a pretty mediocre product. However, I took a look at their website, specifically at the performance data and I have to say it's much better than I thought. For instance, that 201 single hung (using low-e, fills, and foam inserts) has a DP55, AI of .02, U-value of .27, SHGC of .37, VT of .56 and CR of 62. I'm not sure what model they are showing you, but these are very solid numbers.


I did come up with a couple more possibilities.

How about finding a Simonton dealer who carries either the Impressions series or the Simonton Prism Platinum (sometimes called the Reflection 5500) series. Both of these windows are quite good, although I don't believe that Simonton offers a woodgrain.

What I might also suggest is calling up a few local dealers and seeing which brands they carry. You might be able to get a Ply Gem Premium, which is a pretty good window as well.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Hayfield 201 Windows vs Gerkin 6000

I'm getting new windows, mostly sliders but also 2 double hungs, and I'm looking at the Gerkin 6000s and Hayfield 201s. The price is pretty close so it's down to features. Gerkin has better AI numbers, Hayfield has a better warranty. But Gerkin's is 10 years on glass, 5 on hardware and that might be all I need so I haven't decided.

Gerry - Homeowner in Mid West - from 2011

[Response From Industry Insider]

The two lines are comparable and both are fine. The Hayfield warranty is a lot better, 10 and 5 isn't long at all. The warranty might be important enough to make Hayfield my choice.

Tony - Contractor - from 2010

Hayfield 201 Series Sliders

My friend had Hayfields put on his whole house and he is really pleased. He said he got a great deal, and when we decided to get new windows we called the dealer he had gone through. We've been really happy with them. The warranty is good, and they are much less drafty than our old ones. The patio door has a really smooth glide, and the windows are really easy to clean from the inside. One sliding window that was put in was the wrong style, but they ordered a replacement and had it fixed in a couple weeks. Overall it was great service and a good deal.

May - Homeowner - from 2009

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Hayfield 701 Windows Reviews

The Hayfield 701 casement window delivers the following performance data: a design pressure of 80, air infiltration of .01, , U-value of .27, solar heat gain coefficient of .31, visible transmittance of .46 and a condensation resistance of 62. Those are smoking numbers for a window that I never hear about. Why is that?

Dane - Site Editor

Hayfield Windows Review Question

Hello, I see that a contractor will not install Hayfield windows and one of the reviews on your site is a thumbs up. How do we know if this is a valid customer and do you happen to have any direct experience with this company?

My contractor specked in Anderson Silverline window for our garage but I would like a white interior and their’s is Beige/Beige.

Thank you very much!

Gail - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Gail, the one review where the contractor refused to install Hayfield windows was from 2010, so I would take that with a grain of salt. I recently did a Hayfield windows based on the energy efficiency ratings and I was pretty impressed.

I would find out which window they quoted you out on and get the specific ratings for design pressure, air infiltration, U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible transmittance. I listed a link to the Hayfield window comparison chart that gives you these numbers if you have the windows series or model.

I took another look and their 701 casement for example has an air infiltration of .01, you just can't do better than that.

For the most part, Silverline windows are junk. I suppose their top-of-the-line 9500 series is decent, the rest are poor quality in my estimation. I'd get quotes from Hayfield on the garage windows as well.

The bottom line is this: if your contractor is going to do a good job with the installation and you like the look of the Hayfield window, then go for it. The company seems to make quite a number of good windows from the perspective of energy efficiency.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

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General Hayfield Windows Reviews

Hayfield Windows vs Gerkins

I'm looking at both Gerkins and Hayfields. They are pretty similar as far as air infiltration but I'm not sure how much that matters. The Gerkins says a range of .04 -.07 and the Hayfield says .06, so I don't see a significant difference. I'll have to have 4 sliders and 2 single hung windows.

Timothy - Consumer - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

You won't find any real differences in the AI with numbers that close. The Hayfields have a better warranty, 20 years on all of it, while the Gerkin has 10 years on hardware and only 5 on glass. If you like them the same, then I'd let the warranty shift the balance to the Hayfields.

Hank - Contractor - from 2011

[2nd Response]

Can you go look at them together in person? If you can find someone who carries both lines, go look at them and see how they compare. Both companies make a good product and I don't think either would be a bad choice.

Todd - Contractor - from 2011

Hayfield Windows Complaints

The installer I'm working with refuses to install anything from Hayfield. He said the last time he did, they were poorly made and leaky, and they refused to replace the faulty windows. He recommends anything but Hayfields, and says Vista or Andersen is a good choice.

Mike - Contractor - from 2010

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