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Read 16 Viwinco windows reviews from homeowners and contractors on their Edgemont, Cambridge and OceanView window series. For pricing information, see our page on Viwinco window prices.

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Viwinco Cambridge vs. Paradigm 8300 Series

We are in the process of replacing 9 windows in the front of our house. The contractor we are working with offered the following: Viwinco Cambridge, Paradigm 8300 series, and Jeld-wen Premium Vinyl. The Viwinco and Paradigm seem like better windows, and we can get foam filled frames with the Paradigms. What are your thoughts on these windows? They will be facing eastward, so they will be getting a lot of sun. Any concerns on longevity?

Rich - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rich, all of these windows are in that sort of mid range vinyl window status, I'm not sure I'd say one of them is significantly better the other. I think if were my house, I'd go with Paradigm with the foam fills and a good low-e glass package.

In terms of longevity, there is nothing about the products themselves that would indicate a longer or shorter longevity. The vinyl they use will be the same. I think the quality of installation would play a bigger role in terms of how long the windows functioned well. This would be an important factor in the decision if it were me.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Viwinco Sliders vs Alside Berkshire Sliders

Tim, I am trying to decide which windows to use to replace some screens on a screened in porch. I have a bid for Alside Berkshire sliders that is approximately half of the bid for the Viwinco Sliders. Which is a better vinyl slider for the money? Thanks for any help you can give.

Theodore - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Theodore, I would put the Alside Berkshire and Viwinco Slider in the same basic category so the 1/2 price Berkshire would be the clear winner. I think that the installation is key and I would make sure that the company/person offering the alside product has positive past reviews and is professional in their approach to the project. Given those two criteria, I would say that the Alside Berkshire should serve you well.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Viwinco Cambridge vs ProVia AP500

We are having builder grade windows replaced in our bay window. I am getting a variety of estimates and getting recommendations to use Provia AP 500 windows, or Viwinco Cambridge windows. We also have Thompson Creek (TC) windows available in our area.I am inclined to go with TC because of how pleased I am with two other windows we have from them, but am willing to consider the other two. Your thoughts?

EW - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

EW, I don't know much about Thompson Creek windows to be honest, I've heard that the company is very aggressive in their marketing approach, but this doesn't have anything to do with their windows themselves. I took a look on the website, which lists performance numbers on thousands on windows and found their TC 900 Double Hung model got decent numbers - U-factor of .32 and .28 with different low-e options, .19 with the triple pane option.

I'm not sure which ProVia model you are referring to, but I like ProVia windows in general and would certainly give them the nod (knowing very little about your project) over the TC. Viwinco windows tend to be a lower end vinyl window than the ProVia brand so I would put these a bit lower in the overall scheme of things.

I would still get bids from each company and see how everything compares in terms of your take on window quality, looks, and the price bids. Get all your bids together and then you can do a nice compare and contrast on the companies.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Viwinco Builder's Choice vs Simonton ProFinish Windows

I'm replacing most of my windows with New construction Windows as part of residing mt house (I have access to the flanges). The original 21 year old Capitol Windows are junk. I have a 13 year old addition with Builder's First Source windows that seem ok (they're staying). I tried to match the Builder's First Source windows and ended up with two Certainteed (MI) windows in the garage... they seem ok, but it's hard to tell, since it's a garage.

The contractor has priced Simonton Pro-Finish Master and Viwinco Choice Windows... The Simonton is more expensive and I assume they better... are they? Is the difference significant?

Martin - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Martin, the Simonton ProFinish Master window is a solid vinyl window, better than the ProFinish Builder and with a fewer nice features that don't come standard on the ProFinish Contractor (the ProFinish is available in three levels or options).

Viwinco offers two new construction windows, the S-Series and the Builder's Choice, I'm assuming that your contractor is referring to the latter option. The Simonton option is going to be better then the Viwinco. Simonton is a bigger company and you will have more options if something does go wrong. Sure, you might pay more for the Simonton, but it's a better long term option that I would hop will provide better value over the life of the windows.

As always, make sure they do a thorough job installing the windows. I think you will be happy with Simonton ProFinish Master windows.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

Viwinco Cambridge Review

We had Viwinco Cambridge replacement windows installment in our home last December. We are very pleased with the way the windows were installed. They are easy to open and close and clean. Also we notice that we don't hear a lot of outside noise. They have helped with keeping down the cost of heating and air conditioning. We had to match the exterior of our home and Viwinco colors were perfect. They give our home a very nice appearance.

Kay - Homeowner - from 2014

Viwinco vs Simonton Windows

I'm searching for new construction windows for my coastal home. The builder we are using suggested impact windows and sliding doors from either Simonton or Viwinco. It's one sliding door and maybe 20 double hungs. Any opinions on these two companies? The two products my builder prefers are the windows and sliding glass doors by the two companies mentioned above. Thanks.

Jennie - Homeowner - from 2014

[Contractor Response]

The Simonton Stormbreaker is their hurricane window and it's a tank. And it's pretty darn affordable (the Viwinco Oceanview should will less expensive, but it's not as good as the Stormbreaker). In general, Simonton makes a good mid-grade vinyl window and they have very good customer service.

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Viwinco Customer Complaint

Last fall, we had several large Viwinco windows installed in our den. Our den is now noticeably colder than the rest of our home. We replaced the windows so that the room would hopefully be warmer. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Air pours in through them. I contacted the company and someone came out to see them. We had condensation on the inside through the very cold winter, but also ice! I have never in my life seen ice before on the inside of new windows! The company representative returned and put thicker weatherstripping on the windows. It helped, but didn't completely solve the problem. They are simply poorly made windows. The warranty from Viwinco states that moisture on the windows is not a fault of the manufacturer, but rather because of high humidity in the home. I have heard from several people that is not the case. And we know it isn't because our other new windows (from a different manufacturer) do not have this problem. The Viwinco warranty excuses the windows. I would never recommend windows from this company.

Suzanne -Consumer - from 2014

Viwinco Window Review

Viwinco makes a lower end window. They're on par with Silverline or MI. If you need a cheap window, they aren't the worst you can do, but if you're going to live in the home for a while, try for something a little better. Oknas or Sunrise, Himark, Softlite, all of them are so much better in terms of performance and looks. Of course, sometimes that just is out of budget, and you have to do what you have to do. Really, you want a window with a u-factor of .28 or lower, a DP rating of at least 50, and air leakage under 0.07. Read addtional Sunrise windows reviews.

Michael - Contractor in New Jersey - from 2012

Viwinco Cambridge vs Energex Elites

I'm looking at Energex Elites with Advantage glass and Viwinco's Cambridge. I like both of them and I'm not sure which to go for. They both tilt and turn, the main difference is the Cambridge has a single lock and the Elite has a double lock system. The price is similar, and they seem to be about the same as far as energy efficiency. I'm leaning towards the Energex but I'd like more opinions.

Jamie - Homeowner - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

The Viwinco is a bargain window. It's designed to be cheap, good for rentals or low-rent properties. Bottom line: the Energex Elites all the way.

Michael - Installer - from 2012

Viwinco Installer Opinion

When I talked to a dealer they were pushing Viwincos, but it looked cheap and flimsy to me. There are so many better windows, and you don't have to spend a lot to do better. Even other bargain windows are better than these.

Matthew - Installer - from 2011

Viwinco Quality

I'd only use them in a rental property or for flipping a house, not one you want to live in. You'll spend more for a quality window, but you'll have lower energy bills and you won't have to replace them every few years. I'd also stay away from Silverline, American Craftsman, and Pella's vinyl lines. It isn't that much more expensive to get a real quality product. Okna, Polaris Ultra, Gorell, Soft Lite, and Sunrise are all extremely good brands.

Randall - Contractor - from 2011

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Viwinco Customer Review

I've heard a lot of bad things about Viwincos but I like them. I've seen them in a lot of homes and they look very nice and seem sturdy. I'll probably use them when it's time to replace my windows.

Mason - Homeowner - from 2011

Viwinco Cambridge Window or Okna Starmark

I think the Okna Starmark wins by a mile. The Viwinco looks good on paper, its ratings are competitive, but they don't last long and they are just cheap and flimsy.

Will - Contractor in Illinois - from 2010

Viwinco Contractor Approval

I like the Viwincos. They have a DP of 50 and have a lot of options. Our local dealer offers a free low-e upgrade, which is nice. The Cambridge is their best line, and they just upgraded their hardware and it looks great. They seem to be a sturdy window, with a 3/4 inch coil balance and a lock on the bottom sash. I think it's a good affordable option.

Mike - Contractor in Pennsylvania - from 2009

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