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Read 6 Krestmark windows reviews from homeowners and contractors on their most popular vinyl window series and models.

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Krestmark 220 Windows vs. MI

We're replacing both our windows and siding. Our contractor wants us to use MI windows but I'm worried about their negative reviews online. He said he would also get a quote on Krestmark. Which window maker is better?

Toby - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Toby, MI makes mostly a builder grade window. Their Energy Core series is the premium window they sell and a decent option.

Krestmark makes a 220 series vinyl window that I would compare with the MI1650 window.

I would go with the Energy Core from MI over the Krestmark 220 window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Krestmark 220 Series vs. Don Young Windows

Dane, I am considering two quotes for window replacement. One quote is for Don Young windows at a total replacement cost including installation of $8700. The next best quote is a Krestmark 220 series windows for $5800. Do you think the quality of the Don Young window justifies that much additional cost?

Bill - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bill, I would say that the Don Young is worth the extra $3.5K (how many windows are we talking about?) over the Krestmark. However, I would add that the $8700 bid isn't necessarily the floor of the Don Young reps bid. I would go back to him and tell him that you have a bid for $5800, which is much more in line with your budget. Ask if he can match it...he'll tell you no, then you say that if he can come close, you're ready to sign then and there. That should get him to start the process of lowering his bid. It might take a few days, but I will bet he'll move from that $8700. http://www.replacementwindowsreviews.co/review-topics/negotiating-a-home-window-bid.html

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Krestmark 200 Series Review

My husband and I are preparing to have replacement windows installed. We live in Atoka, OK. The Krestmark 200 series was recommended, so we had an installer come out and give us an estimate and discuss the Windows with us. I am not thrilled with the thick frame that screams replacement window nor am I happy about the 10 year warranty. We have a Home Depot rep coming in a week to give us an estimate as well on Simonton Windows.

I've read reviews on Home Depot and must admit that I'm a little hesitant to purchase from them. It's just difficult to know the right thing to do. This isn't a cheap decision by no means. I would truly appreciate your advice and input. Are there other Windows you would recommend? We have to travel out of town for most everything, so that's not an issue if we need to.

Cindy - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Cindy, Krestmark makes an okay vinyl window, really nothing special. I would rather see you go with many of the Simonton models over the Krestmark personally, although I'm not a huge proponent of HD installation. This isn't to say that there aren't some good installers that subcontract out with HD, but in general the company pays a low per window rate that can lead to less than optimal results.

I do have three brands that I would recommend in your neck of the woods. Gilkey, Don Young and Enerlux. Google, for instance, "gilkey windows in atoka oklahoma" and see if any local companies carry them -- same goes for the other two. None of these is going to be less expensive than the Krestmark (or probably the Simonton), but they should offer much better long term value. With Enerlux, you may have to get a bid or two and then give them your dimensions over the phone to get your bid and then find a local installer. Enerlux is going to be expensive, but they offer pretty amazing performance.

Try these three and see what you get. Feel free to send me your bids once you get them and I'll throw in my two cents.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Krestmark Vinyl Windows Reviews

I'm beginning to research replacement vinyl windows & was interested in getting more information. Our windows are from the mid 80s and need to go. I've looked at Lowes and Home Depot and know that they sell some of the bigger companies like Andersen, Pella and Jeld Wen, but have heard that buying them through these stores isn't always the best way to go. I've received several bids from local contractors that were quite a bit more than the big box places. One possibility is Krestmark, which they sell here in the area and was recommended to me by some friends who seem to know their stuff so they are definitely in the mix. The guy that installs the Krestmark windows has a good reputation in this area and he recommended their Krestmark 220 vinyl window. I checked the website and the window has a .29 SHGC and .29 U-factor, which from what I can tell is pretty decent. Any advice would be very helpful.

Bill - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

Krestmark is decent, they sell mainly through local lumber yards, manufacturer direct supply places and so forth, not so much through distributors. This is one reason why there isn't as much information on them as other companies. There are definitely better products on the market, but if you have a good local contractor that you trust and he knows the Krestmark product, it's not a bad option.

Rich - Contractor - from 2010

[2nd Contractor Response]

My own opinion is that Krestmark makes a pretty low end vinyl window. There are a ton of better brands out there - Soft-Lite, Okna, Great Lakes and Sunrise off the top of my head. I always tell homeowners to get bids on some of these better brands and then see what you can negotiate with them. Usually you can get them down to a good price and you are assured of a good solid product.






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