Paradigm Windows Reviews
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Paradigm Windows vs Simonton 5500
Looking to replace two patio sliding doors, I large picture window and one bow window. Looking at Simonton 5500 and Paradigm. Which window/door is better? Should I be looking at another company. I live in upstate New York and have a lot of snow and cold.
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Terry, the Simonton 5500 series is a good vinyl window. Paradigm is going to be lower on the food chain in my opinion, although I don't know a ton about them. My notion is that their premium vinyl window would be somewhere close to the Simonton 5500. You might want to get 1 or 2 additional bids.
Thanks for your quick reply. I have met with a Sunrise dealer/installer in my area for the 2 patio doors I need. He is quoting about 3,000 for each patio door and 3,360 for replacement picture window and 1 double hung on each side. both are installed price. I'm reading that Sunrise sash panels are welded, however the frame is "knock down" meaning it comes in pieces and assembled via fasteners.
Paradigm vs Sunrise Windows
We are having new windows put in; a couple of very large casement windows and a new sliding patio door. (I would love french doors, but afraid we don't have enough room in the area that they would open into.) Our contractor gave us a few names, Simonton, Kolbe we are trying to keep price down, but I've seen horrible reviews on both. Any midline brands that you can suggest? Paradigm? I assume Sunrise is out of our league. I really appreciate any input. Its a big investment and I would hate to have them leaking in a year or two. By the way, we are in Michigan, if that helps at all.
Hi Laura, yes there are bad reviews on just about every company out there. Simonton has a pretty good reputation actually and Kolbe had some issues with wood rot a while ago and that never plays well with customers (and nor should it.) They are more of an aluminum clad wood window maker, not so much known for their vinyl windows. (More on Kolbe windows pricing.)
Paradigm Window Review
I've installed a lot of different windows. I always like Harvey a lot, but then I just had a job putting in Paradigms and I think they're the best I've ever worked with. They come from the manufacturer packed really carefully and the arrive all cleaned (some windows have to be cleaned before you even install them). They are easier to install, so I can charge less to do it, and they have a smooth action and good seal.
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Paradigm Vinyl Windows
Paradigm makes vinyl windows, and they are pretty much the same as all the others. Most people will probably be okay with them, nearly everyone in the northeast has comparable windows. They aren't anything special, I like fiberglass a lot better.
I've recently put in some Paradigms, and I'm not normally a big vinyl fan but these are better than most. I personally like wood windows better, but were just fine.
Paradigm vs Okna & Sunrise
Paradigm vs Jeld Wen Windows
My house is 13 years old and the windows are starting to rot. I'm looking mainly at Jeld-Wen, which uses a stainless steel spacer (Paradigm uses a duralite). Which is better? Also, the contractor I talked to said a full frame replacement isn't necessary, but if they've started rotting this early I don't trust the frames.
Paradigm is a good choice, I know a lot of contractors who won't work with anything except Andersen and Marvin for their higher end clients and Paradigms for your average home.
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Paradigm Customer Endorsement
I've installed tons of Paradigm windows, and I think they're a great company. The install is easy, so it's hard to have problems, and my customers have all been happy with the windows. A couple of times when we did have a minor issue, they really bent over backwards to make it right. They have a lot of different options available and the window itself is really well designed so they only need minimal weatherstripping, not thick bands like I've seen on some cheap ones.
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