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Read 20 Vinylmax windows reviews from homeowners, consumers, contractors and industry insiders. Find opinions on many of their most popular models including the Sherwood, Easton and Newton models.

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Vinylmax Newton Windows Reviews

Vinylmax Newton vs Window World And Preservation

I'm in Kansas and have had 3 companies out so far to show me their vinyl windows, window world, vinylmaxx, and preservation windows by associated materials. All seem very similar but I'm looking for reviews or comparisons of these three, do you have any info?

Ken - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ken, in regards to the three bids you currently have, I would say this: Window World sells two models of vinyl windows that I would not have in my home based on the overall design and construction of the windows. The only caveat to this (and I always include this because it seems fair) is that some WW franchises have really good reputations and they service the windows whenever someone needs fixing -- which I assume happens with considerable frequency. If this was the case in my hometown, I suppose I would have to consider them.

Vinylmax sells a good vinyl window, particularly their top two window series, the Newton and Edison models. This would be my pick of the three bids you have so far.

Preservation by Alside is a very decent vinyl window, but it is often sold at a top-tier cost that I simply don't think is worth it for what you're shelling out.

I think you have one good bid, but it wouldn't hurt to get at least one more decent bid (I think Zen Windows is available in KC) to compare it to.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Vinylmax Windows vs Milgard

Hi Dane, I'm replacing old wood windows vinyl windows in a 1910 brick bungalow which is a rental property. So far I've had bids for Milgard and Vinylmax Windows with a combination of double hung, sliders and fixed units, depending on the room. Are they comparable products? Are they reasonably good quality or do you have brands you prefer? Both carry good warranties. Prices are fairly close, with Milgard being slightly more expensive

Andrea - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Andrea, I would say that Milgard would be considered a bit better, but only just. Of course, each company offers a number of different window series or models and these will offer better or worse energy efficiency, quality, overall construction, etc. Having said that, all of what you wrote looks correct -- generally similar products and prices. I would probably go with the Milgard Tuscany over everything that Vinylmax sells except for their Newton model.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Vinylmax Edison Windows Reviews

Vinylmax Edison vs. Pella 350 Series

Hi Dane, my husband and I are looking for replacement windows for our home in St Paul, Minnesota. We have 15 windows to replace- 2 are large picture windows and the others are sliders (6) or casements (7). We are looking at vinyl windows & full frame replacements. We've gotten window + installation quotes from Pella for the 250/350 series (just over $30k), Home Depot for the Andersen 100 series ($20k), and a local company for the Vinylmax Edison series ($23k).

We've ruled out Pella (too expensive, don't like the windows) and Home Depot (don't like the windows). We were very impressed with the company who quoted us on the Vinylmax windows & we like the window itself, but the price seems steep compared to other quotes we've seen online. In your opinion, is $23k way too expensive for this project?

Thanks for the gut check. Your site has been super helpful as we have been going through this process.

Laura - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Laura, I agree that the Pella quote is way too high, especially considering that the Vinylmax Edison is better than the Pella 350 window, in my opinion. The Andersen 100 is a decent window, but I would rate the Edison as better. In terms of a fair price, I can't say. But I can offer a couple of suggestions to help you find out.

One, are the bids broken out between the windows and the labor? This can help you separate how much the companies are charging for the install and should give you an overall idea of what the market price is for the installation.

Two, get a few more bids and compare these, asking for the bids to be broken down into windows and labor. (Some companies will do this, and some won't, but it's always good to ask.) I have a feeling that the Edison quote is probably right on, but you won't know until you get one or two more. The HD bid is probably lower on the install and you are right to toss it because HD typically pays such a bad rate to their subs that they aren't giving you a proper and thorough installation in some cases.

Three, you will want to see if the Edison bid can go any lower. Here's an article that may be helpful.

Four, you could always buy the Andersen 100 at HD and find your own installer. Someone who is local and has a great reputation for quality installs. This is often the cheapest approach but its a bit more hands on. There is a lot of transparency here because HD tells you exactly what they charge for the window and so you are getting only HD's markup, not the contractor's mark up (assuming they are marking it up).

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Vinylmax Edison vs Amerimax and Champion

Hello Dane,

I'm looking to replace the windows in my 1979 condo in Colorado. A few are the originals show the wear from the years in the sun and snow. I've received so many different quotes that my head is swimming. Originally I was going to just replace the two sliders (68 x 80) and two windows (42x70 - tempered and a trapezoid approx 42 x68) that were failing. Then I realized they all had seal failure. The quotes with an * are with these 2 doors and 2 windows and the other quotes include the rest of the windows ( 30 x 70; 30 x 18 triangle; 30 x 48; 60 x 36). All windows are double hung.

Champion Vinyl Windows: $8,500 *

Colorado Windo source (Amerimax vinyl): $5,500 *

Renewal by Andersen: $16,000

Windows of America Vinylmax Edison: $10,300

I'm thinking the Edisons are the best option. Will you opine please?

Big thanks.

Joni - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joni, I'll try my best here, but it's difficult with two bids being for the truncated number of windows. Of the Champion vs. Amerimax, I would easily go with Amerimax and save yourself $3K, although I wouldn't recommend going with the entry level Amerimax window. I would upgrade into the Craftsman Portrait or Aristocrat models.

I think I agree with you on the Vinylmax Edison window though. It's a good vinyl window and the price you are getting for everything is quite competitive. I would have the Champion and Amerimax companies bid out the job for the whole thing though and see how it compares. I would think the Edison would still be the best price. Assuming you like the installer(s) and they get good reviews, I'd say you have a clear winner.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

[Joni's Answer]

Thanks for your speedy reply.

If you say the Edison windows are good then I'll go with them. The Customer Service reviews for the company installing these had amazing reviews and they are were an Angie's List winner a few years ago. They also are accredited by the BBB. The Customer service with the others seemed to be not as highly recommended online and my experience with them has been not that positive.

Just a quick question about the Edison, does it matter which model I purchase (4600, etc) or are they all good vinyl windows?

Thanks again.

Joni - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joni, it won't matter which model you purchase. Usually the different models refer to the style of window you are buying (double hung, casement, etc.) This might not be true for the Edison, but I thought it was. Ask the sales rep -- they will certainly know the answer to this.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Vinylmax Edison vs Advanced Windows Corp

We have 3 bids for 7 double hung vinyl replacement windows. Here they are followed by their ufactor, shgc, vlt & air leakage.

Vinylmax Edison $3080, .28, .39, 56% air leakage unknown (this installer is doing siding for our entire condo project & supposedly giving a good price for windows). We have limited info on the Vinylmax installer ratings.

Soft-Lite Imperial LS with Super spacer $3565 .27, .28, 51, .02 (yes, .02) &

Advanced Windows Corp 6300 for $2800, .24, .28, 52, <=.30.

The installers for the Soft lite & for the Advanced Windows each have good reviews on line.

We live in the western suburbs of Chicago. Would you have any advice to help us decide the better among these three? And is the Super Spacer usually good quality & any better than Intercept spacer?

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathy, the Vinylmax Edison is a good window, a very solid mid range vinyl window. I would imagine the air infiltration on that window to be in the .08 to .10 range, not bad at all.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is one of the best vinyl windows on the market and this is reflected in the .02 air infiltration ratings.

I know nothing about Advanced Windows Corp, so I can’t speak to the product. However, the <=.30 air infiltration does not give me a lot of confidence.

One thing I will say about the U-factor is to be careful putting TOO much stock in this – the glass used to test can have a big impact on how well this number turns out. Air infiltration is a better predictor of overall quality (there is a way to manipulate this number, but for the most part, companies don’t do this often).

If this were my house, I would go with the Soft-Lite Imperial LS. It is without a doubt the best window in your list. You have a good price quote, but you may be able to shave a little off it – or at least try. If you were to go back to the SL dealer and tell him the Vinylmax quote and say that you want to go with him, but the price is just out of reach in terms of budget – if he could match that Vinylmax quote you would be ready to sign today. See what he says…

The Super Spacer and Intercept Spacer are both popular and well made spacers, no practical difference in terms of overall performance.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Vinylmax Window Replacement Quality

Have you heard anything about Vinylmax out of Hamilton Ohio? I have had someone suggest them and so far I haven't been able to find much but I thought you might know something. Thanks in advance.

Mark - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mark, Vinylmax is a decent vinyl window manufacturer that is more of a regional manufacturer so they don't get the amount of attention as say a Simonton or Jeld Wen. In terms of qualtiy, I would put them above the middle of the pack of hundreds of vinyl window manufacturers across the nation. I think their premium and mid range windows are going to perform well and I would avoid their entry level windows. FYI, I would say this about the majority of vinyl window companies out there.

I think Vinylmax is one of those companies where you can find some nice value for your money if you are looking for a decent vinyl window at an affordable price point. The actual price will depend on the particular distributor who gives you a quote, so I would make sure to get a few bids to compare it to. All in all, I think they are a decent vinyl window manufacturer and I would have their mid to higher end windows in my house -- assuming of course that the installler was thorough and didn't cut any corners.

Feel free to send me any bids you receive and I'll throw in my 2 cents!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Vinlymax Newton vs Sunrise Verde Windows

Hey Dane, you guys seem to answer these pretty often and do a good job of doing so! Between Vinlymax's Newton windows and Sunrise's Verde windows, which are better? Are they even in the same class of window? Any help appreciated!

Paul - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Paul, thanks for the kudos, we do are best to answer questions within 2 to 3 days of receiving them. The Vinylmax Newton is a good vinyl window, but the Sunrise Verde would be my pick. The Newton gets some nice numbers on the website, better than what I was expecting. The Verde would be on my top 10 list of replacement windows. I would be curious to know how the prices compare on these two options.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

[Consumer's Response]

I can tell you that the newton I was quoted ~$392/window installed, all under 101 UI and with standard flat grids. The verde was ~$642/window. I ended up signing with the Verde, though the dramatic price difference gave me some pause. I was having trouble really finding comparison numbers on the two especially because Verde is such a limited distribution product from Sunrise. I did however stumble upon Verde's manufacturer pricing sheet which listed my window and options somewhere between $290 - $330 a window. Sunrise also had a nifty spreadsheet where you can enter your business variables like markup and overhead percentages then spitting out your suggested price. Let me know if you want to take a look, pretty neat. In the end it still kind of hurts to pay $640 a window but I too felt it was a stronger window than the vinylmax.

Paul - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Paul, the price you're paying for the Verde sounds pretty fair to me. It definitely hurts paying that much for windows, but in the long run it should be worth it. The Sunrise Verde is a great window.

I'd love to check out the pricing sheet on the Sunrise!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Vinylmax Edison Windows

Dane, the brochure I have says the Edison is made by vinylmax. The glass is called IntelliGlass Plus Triple Pane Low E/Argon with a U-factor of .20, SHGC of .27, DP35 and VLT of 44. Are these any good?

Cathy - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

The Edison Window, which is promoted on their site as the Idea Window, looks to be one of their upgraded models. The triple pane numbers look good - do you need triple pane windows, I would be curious how the double pane window numbers compare. In general, vinylmax is a solid mid range manufacturer that makes good straight forward vinyl windows.

I think in terms of the actual window, you should be good to go with the Edison model. Now, what about installation? Make sure to find a good company that you feel comfortable with and who is going to provide you with quality installation, a fair price and provides a 1 or 2 year labor warranty on the work.

Good luck and let me know how it all goes!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

Vinylmax vs. PlyGem Windows

I was looking at Plygems and Vinylmax, the Vinylmax seems stronger and the welds look nicer, plus it has a lifetime warranty vs 25 for Plygem. The Vinylmax is $60 more each window, and I'm not sure if they are worth that much more? I don't mind paying it if they're worth it but I hate wasting money.

Peter - Homeowner - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

What are the numbers? You want to compare SHGC, u-values, and the DP and AI ratings. I don't know much about Vinylmax. They look like they have some nice features, but I know Plygems and I'd feel more comfortable recommending a company I know well than one I don't. Also, I don't know where you got your warranty info but Plygem has a lifetime transferable warranty.

Harry - Contractor - from 2012

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Vinylmax Sherwood Review

Any opinions on the Vinylmax Sherwood? It's supposed to be some kind of vinyl/wood hybrid? I was originally looking at the Simonton 5500 and the Sunrise (not sure which model Verde maybe?), but then someone suggested these and I'm not sure what to do.

Anna - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

I don't like the Sherwood model, it looks to me like they made a cheap vinyl window and glued wood to it. It's also bulky, which means a lot less glass to let light in. Look at the Andersen Woodwright, it has similar vinyl exterior and wood interior but much higher quality. Marvin makes a composite, too. For that matter, there are tons of all vinyl windows that offer wood-look interior.

Todd - Contractor - from 2011

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Vinylmax Easton Windows Reviews

I like the Vinylmax Easton, I'd compare it to a Simonton 5500, but the Easton has a triple pane option that is great for noise reduction. They aren't as well known as a lot of brands, but they are a small family run business and I've had really good experiences with them. They are a lot like Simonton a few years ago, before the big corporate takeover left them with customer service issues.

Peter - Window Installer - from 2011

Easton Series Take 2

I was looking for a mid-grade window and found the Vinylmax Easton. I like it but I can't find a ton of info on the company.

Allen - Homeowner in Virgina - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

I've never worked with them but their performance ratings aren't that great. The Easton model has an AI of .17, and I personally wouldn't buy a window like that when I can get an Okna vinyl window with a rating of .01 -.02.

William - Contractor in Illinois - from 2010

Vinylmax vs Soft-Lite

Soft-Lite and Okna have windows with an AI of .01, while the Vinylmax Easton is .17. The same two have U-factors of .26, while the Eastons is .30. They have better DPs, too. The Vinylmax looks decent on its own, but when you compare it to the others you see how bad it is. You'll pay more for a better window, but to get the same numbers in an Easton you'd need tons of add-ons and packages and upgrades. I'd pay a little more and get a much better product.

Jim - Window Contractor - from 2010

Vinylmax Windows vs. Wincore

So I have bids so far for the Sheffield from Alside, Wincore 5400 and Vinylmax Easton Window. I can't find much on Wincore in general and would love to get some U and R values to compare them with the others. I'm in South Carolina and am not sure if there are other window manufacturers that I should be looking at. I want a good middle of the road window that will do the job, but not break the bank.

Harold - Homeowner - 2010

[Contractor Response]

Between the Vinylmax, Wincore and Alside window, I would go with the Wincore, it's a nice window, same price as Simonton...assuming you are getting a good replacement window price on the 5400. These three are not in the top 5 vinyl manufacturers, but the Wincore is a good middle of the road window.

Wayne - Contractor - 2010

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Customer Price Comparison

I need 21 windows for our Kansas City home, one a large picture window. We plan on staying in the house, so we want something that looks good, will last a long time, and have decent energy efficiency. So far, I have estimates for Window World Series 6000 at $9250, Easton Vinylmax $11,300, Softlite Imperial LS for $12,850, and Simonton 5500 for $12,530.

Brenda Homeowner - from 2009

[Contractor Response]

The SoftLite is the best of those, in my opinion. Simontons would be my second choice. The Window Worlds are low quality, I wouldn't even bother. The Vinylmax might be okay, but it's a smaller company without a proven track record. I wouldn't spend that much on a company with so little info available.

Brad - Contractor - from 2009

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