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Vinyl Kraft Windows Reviews
Read 3 Vinyl Kraft Windows reviews from contractors and consumers on their Legacy, 5500, and Trustgard vinyl window series.
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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. I would love to get some air infiltration numbers on their windows to compare to some of the better known manufacturers.
Vinyl Kraft 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 Prices
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.
3/4 inch double strength glass
3.25 inch jamb depth
AI < .3
7/8 inch glass
block and tackle balance
Pre-insulated foam wrapped frame
.52 Visible Transmittance
3.25 inch jamb depth
AI < .3
- 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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