Hayfield Windows Reviews
Read 5 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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
[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.
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.
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?
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?
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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