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Read 5 Vinyl Kraft windows reviews from contractors and consumers on their Legacy, 5500, and Trustgard vinyl window series.

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Vinyl Kraft Windows Prices | Legacy Series | Trustgard Series

Editor's Vinyl Kraft Window Review

Vinyl Kraft is a smaller operation out of New Boston, Ohio and the company manufactures three vinyl window series. These include the Legacy Series, the 5500 Series and the Trustgard Series. The company uses vekka extrusions in their frame rails and sashes, which is a high quality vinyl material and one used by many of the top companies in the industry.

The company has been in business about 20 years and the installers we talked to said that the Vinyl Kraft windows they've used have held up well. The company isn't one of the top vinyl window manufacturers in the country, but they do appear to manufacture a solid product at a decent price point.

Dane - Site Editor

Vinyl Kraft Legacy Windows Reviews

The Vinyl Kraft Legacy is the company's entry level vinyl window and comes standard with a 3/4 inch glass, and double pane glazing. Consumers can expect a U-factor: .30 and an SHGC: .29. We currently do not have any consumer reviews on the Vinyl Kraft Legacy series.

Dane - Site Editor

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Vinyl Kraft Trustgard Windows Reviews

The Vinyl Kraft Trustgard is the company's top-of-the-line vinyl window. It comes standard with 7/8 inch glass, double pane glazed, block and tackle balance system, and a pre-insulated foam frame wrap. Here are the window specs:

Triple pane (argon filled)
Air Infiltration: .09
U-value: .22
SHGC: .23
Visible Transmittance: .52

Double pane (argon filled)
Air Infiltration: .14
U-value: .28
SHGC: .27
Visible Transmittance: .52

Dane - Site Editor

Vinyl Kraft TrustGard vs. Alside Mezzo

Hey- Looking for a little feedback on my quotes thus far. Located in Southern Ohio.

I have 10 windows to replace. 2 of them are 54″ wide, so they will likely be sliders or casements. I have 3 bids so far, with 1 more scheduled for a few days from now(Polaris Dealer). I guess I need some help sorting through them.

Vinyl Kraft TrustGard (w/ Low E, Foam Filled, Argon): $3700
SoftLite Barrington (Double Pane, Low E): $4966
SoftLite Elements (Free Triple Pane Upgrade, Low E): $6044
Alside Mezzo (Climatech IE Glass): $4,000

Obviously the Elements is the champ here, but this is my first house, and I don’t plan on being here in 10 years or so. Is it worth the price jump? Also, Should I just spring for 2 casements? I’m not thrilled with the idea of sliders.

Worth paying for full screens?

Matthew - Homeowner - from 2018

[Matthew's Reply]

Hi Matthew, so if you aren't planning to stay in the house longer than 10 years, then the equation changes quite a bit. I would go with the Alside Mezzo at $4000. That's a good price on the product and it's definitely not a bad window.

The Vinyl Kraft TrustGard is a decent window, but I think the Mezzo is definitely worth the extra $300. If the spread was more, I would consider the Vinyl Kraft Option.

You are correct that the Elements is the winner of the bunch and actually you have a good bid on that one as well. But I don't think it's worth it with your time frame.

As far as screens go, I think it's worth it to get a full screen, but that's just because I open my windows quite a bit and want the convenience. Totally a lifestyle call in my opinion.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dane, the Polaris Ultraweld bid came in at $5,500. Which just leads me towards the elements if I am going to go towards that end of the spectrum. Only plus is that the Polaris has a 54" double hung, and I don't have to deal with a slider.

Thoughts on the Polaris vs the elements?

Matthew - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

The Polaris Ultraweld is an excellent window. I think I might give the nod to the Elements, but it is right up there. That's a great window and a great price. If it were me, I'd definitely go with the Ultraweld for the extra $1000 over the Alside Mezzo.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Vinyl Kraft Trustgard Series vs Soft-Lite Bainbridge

Good evening Dane and Tim, I am in the market for some new double hung vinyl windows and a vinyl sliding patio door and have a few quotes and specs that I would like to run past you.

The first quote I received was from Window City. They are offering a Vinyl Kraft Trustgard window for $300 each installed for the triple pane option and $200 installed for the double pane option.

The next quote is from a local Dayton contractor who sells Sunrise and Soft Lite windows. The double pane argon filled Sunrise window is $750 each installed.

Air Infiltration: .07
U-value: .27
SHGC: .23

The double pane argon filled Soft Lite Bainbridge is $700 each installed.

Air Infiltration: .06
U-value: .27
SHGC: .29

Based on the specs and price I am leaning towards the Vinyl Kraft Trustgard, however, I am having a hard time finding reviews and other information. Thoughts?

Vinyl Patio Doors

Triple pane argon gas Sunrise vinyl sliding patio door is $2900 installed. Still waiting to hear back on the specs I listed above.

Vinyl Kraft Double pane sliding patio door
Air Infiltration: .17
U-value: .30
SHGC: .26
$1200 installed

Pella 350 triple pane sliding patio door
Air Infiltration: advertised as 50% better than industry standard, does this mean .15?
U-value: .18
SHGC: .23
$2600 installed

I have not been able to see the Vinyl Kraft door, but if you think it's solid then I could lean towards it. They also have a triple pane slider for $1600 installed. I have seen the Pella and Sunrise and am leaning towards the Pella based on specs, price and the inter-locking panels. For some reason I really like the inter-locking panels feature on the Pella and Vinyl Kraft as I believe it adds security and extra wind protection.

Your thoughts and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Michael - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Michael, I don't know a ton about Vinyl Kraft, but they seem to make a decent middle-of-the-road vinyl window. The price quote you're getting seems amazingly competitive. Getting a window with a sub .10 AI for $300 installed is pretty tough to pass up. Assuming you trust the company (i.e. you've checked their reviews or have spoken with past customers and you feel comfortable with them), I think it's hard to pass up the triple pane vinyl kraft option. Sunrise and Soft-Lite make great windows and those price quotes are about what I'd expect, but they are significantly more than the Vinyl Kraft option.

In terms of doors, I prefer to go with the same company, only because of the similar look of the hardware, frame etc. However, I've never seen a review on the Vinyl Kraft door. I would want to see it before they installed it, at the very least see pictures of it to see how it compares to the Pella in terms of hardware, frame thickness, etc. Assuming you like the look, the performance data between the two is very similar and you are looking at saving yourself $1400. That's a pretty penny to be sure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Vinyl Kraft Windows vs Simonton

Dane, Thanks for your recent help on my project for 22 windows. Dealer I am working with loves the Vinyl Kraft Legacy series double hung. says he never has had a seal failure with their spacer ( foam) and has had issues with Simonton service.

We like the narrower look vs the more stocky platinum by Simonton and would like your thoughts. Pro via was in the mix ... This stuff is confusing.....foggy bottom stuff. Any help is appreciated

Jim - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mary, I have heard that Vinyl Kraft makes a decent vinyl window and I love the fact that you are working with someone who has worked with the brand before and knows how to install them and deal with any issues that should occur

ProVia is a good brand that I can vouch for. Vinyl Kraft I cannot. However, if you are working with someone who thinks they are proven and reliable over the long term (and they have a good reputation themselves), and you are getting a competitive price, then I don't see why you should go with them.

I would love to get the air infiltration and U-factor numbers on the Vinyl Kraft window you buy from them, if you do go with them. It would help me determine whether I should suggest them to others. As a point of reference, .10 or lower is considered good, .15 or higher is considered poor. AI is an important indicator of who air tight the window.

Dan - Site Editor - from 2017

Vinyl Kraft Windows Price Quote

I got a quote from Vinyl Kraft, which is a smaller, family owned company out of Ohio that sells pretty selectively to a handful of contract in the markets they supply to. They seem to use quality installation crews and I've spoken with a bunch of homeowners who have had their windows put in and they were all positive. But I'm curious why there isn't more on this company.

I've called customer service several times to ask questions and they are prompt and knowledgable and I have to say pretty patient.

Price wise, my bid is for 24 windows that came in at $10,000 for the TrustGuard and $8000 for the Legacy window. This includes all installation.

The company offers a lifetime warranty on their parts and a one year provision on the labor itself.

Here Are the Numbers.

Legacy Window
3/4 inch double strength glass
.30 U-factor
.29 SHGC
3.25 inch jamb depth
AI < .3

Trustgard Window
7/8 inch glass
block and tackle balance
Pre-insulated foam wrapped frame
.28 U-factor
.27 SHGC
.52 Visible Transmittance
3.25 inch jamb depth
AI < .3

Bradley - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

The company pops up now and again, but you are correct that there isn't much on them. It sounds like the company does a good job with customer service and most of the performance numbers are not bad. The big thing I see is the air infiltration at somewhere just under .30, this is pretty horrible. Anything above .10 is pretty poor and anything below .05 is good. The top vinyl window such as the Okna 800 is at a .01 AI, which is awesome.

I would imagine that this is the reason for the low cost of the window, it's a low end vinyl window that lets in air. Typically you get what you pay for, but I'd love to get your feedback on the windows once they go in if you do end up going with Vinyl Kraft.

- Site Editor - from 2016

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