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Read 28 Vytex windows reviews from homeowners and industry insiders who know the product and customer service and can provide insight into the pros and cons of this manufacturer.

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Vytex Windows Prices | Georgetown Series | Fortis Series

Potomac-HP Series | Grand View Series | 3300 Series

4000 Series | Heritage Series | General Vytex Reviews


Editor's Vytex Windows Review

Vytex is not a household name when it comes to windows, but they do offer several very solid vinyl windows and, perhaps more importantly, good value to the consumer. Their Fortis and Potomac-hp windows offer very strong performance data, nice features, clean sightlines and an overall a nice looking vinyl window. Where Vytex stands out is the performance numbers that their windows deliver for the price point. The air infiltration, U-value and design pressure of their various models are impressive when compared with the price most consumers will have to pay.

Vytex is a Maryland based company and a regional one at that so finding a dealer in your area could prove difficult. If Vytex were available in my area (which they aren't) I would get a bid on the Fortis or the Potomac-hp and see how it compared to say the better Simonton models I could find offered locally.

Tim - Site Editor



Vytex Georgetown Windows Reviews

The Vytex Georgetown series is the company's entry level vinyl window that delivers a U factor of 0.30 and air infiltration of .09 with their standard glass package (both decent numbers for an entry level window.) It uses a sloped sill (much preferred to a pocket or capture sill), along with a Duralite spacer. The downside on the window is a less robust main frame than on their better windows (2.75 inch jamb depth compared to a 3.25 inch on the Fortis and Potomac-HP), single strength glass, no foam fills, a more basic lock, and slightly less robust IGU.

All in all, the Vytex Georgetown is not bad for an entry level window, but the Fortis and Potomac-hp series from Vytex are much preferred. On the West Coast, the Georgetown window might be comparable to the Milgard Styleline window.

Tim - Site Editor


Vytex Georgetown vs. Alside Mezzo

I'm doing a remodel on a townhouse that consists of two sliding doors and four large windows. The install is pretty complicated.

Vytex Georgetown: $2500
Vytex Georgetown Doors: $4400

Alside Mezzo Elite: $1800
Alside 6100 Doors: $2800

Tani - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tani, I like Vytex more than Alside in general but the bid you have from Alside is so much lower. The Georgetown isn't the best model in general

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Vytex Georgetown Series From Window Nation

We have a bid from Window Nation on 26 double hung replacement windows, 11 have tempered glass.

The bid was $17,575 on the Vytex Georgetown series. Is this a fair price?

Win - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Win, it's tough to say whether it's fair without seeing more project bids. The Georgetown series is Vytex's entry level window, they have a Fortis and Potomac-hp series which I consider much better.

I would say get a few more bids from local companies and see how they compare to the Window Nations bid. This is going to tell you where the bid falls and may give you some nice options in addition to the bid you have.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Vytex Georgetown vs American Jewel 3000

I have two estimates and have been looking for mid range windows. Vytex Georgetown or American Jewel 3000 series. Which would you recommend?

Donna - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Donna, thanks for the question. I think Vytex makes a good window, but not necessarily the Georgetown model, I would suggest either the Heritage or Fortis models.

I've never been a big fan of American Jewel windows, but I checked out this page on the American Jewel Double Hung and with the upgraded glass option at least the U-factor of .22 and the air infiltration of .08 is pretty impressive. Assuming you can afford the glass upgrade and you are comfortable with the installers, I would go with the 3000 series.

http://www.ahc-inc.net/windows/aj/webpages/americanjewel.htm

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015


Vytex vs Simonton Windows

We have 13 windows to replace and the bids are as follows.

Company A has the Sunrise Vanguard for $8200. Next company has the Soft-Lite Elements for $7450 or the Simonton Generations model for $6900. The last company has the Vytex Heritage model for $8550.

Jen - Consumer - from 2014

[Installer Response]

Jen, the Soft-Lite Elements is the best deal of the bunch, followed by the Sunrise Vanguard. Either of these windows would be excellent, the Vytex Heritage is just not in the same category as these other two.

Brady - Installer - from 2014






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Vytex Fortis Windows Reviews

The Fortis model is one of Vytex's top rated window (a small notch below the Potomac-hp series). It is generally thought of as a nice unit with good design and construction by many contractors and installers.

It comes standard with a true welded slope sill, injected foam sash, a Duralite spacer, and mortised sill wall. Expect a U-factor of 0.26, 0.53 on visible transmittance, 0.29 SHGC, .04 air infiltration, and a DP R-50 rating - all very impressive numbers. The Fortis is one of my picks for

Tim - Site Editor


Vytex Fortis vs Ideal Platinum 3000

Do you have info on the Ideal Platinum window? We have a bid on the Fortis Vytex,, which costs $1700 more than the Ideal. The Okna 500 series was $3700 more expensive.

Thanks

Mosebar - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mosebar, the Vytex Fortis is a very good window and probably worth a bit more. You don't really say how many windows you are buying so the $1700 more doesn't really tell me much. The Ideal Platinum 3000 is quite a good window though and if it is less expensive, this is certainly a window I owed consider in my own house.

The Okna 500 is a very good window as well but for the bids you have I might go with one of the two less expensive bids.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Vytex Fortis Windows vs Soft-Lite LS

How does the Vytex Fortis compare to the Soft-Lite Imperial LS?

Genie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Genie, the Fortis is a very good window, but I wouldn't say it's quite as good as the Soft-Lite Imperial LS. I would rate the Fortis an 7.5 on a 1 to 10 scale and the Soft-Lite Imperial LS a 9.5. Both very good windows though.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Vytex Windows vs Wincore

I am busy replacing windows in my home and have two estimates so far. One is for the Vytex Fortis windows and the other is for the Wincore 5400 series. The Wincore is more expensive and looking at both windows I think they look similar in design and quality. Ideally I want middle of the range windows that are reasonably priced, but offer decent quality. Any suggestions is appreciated.

Sandy - Consumer - from 2012

[Installer Response]

If you only have those two choices, then go with the Vytex Fortis windows. These have decent performance numbers and they are a good looking window. The Wincore windows are more expensive and aren't as good a quality. Remember your Vytex windows come with composite reinforcements and a frame that is foam filled, so they are definitely the better choice.

Andy - Installer - from 2012

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Vytex vs Window World

Vytex has a Washington DC factory which I've been to and I've sold many of their windows. The Fortis is very well made, much better than one of the big national outfits like Window World which just resells an Alside window.

Brennan - Contractor - 2010






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Vytex Potomac-HP Windows Reviews

The Potomac-hp window is the company's high end vinyl window that is impressive in its overall look, energy efficiency, and its long term value for consumers. Standard features and components include foam insulation, constant force balancing, integral interlocks, an integrated sash lock, triple weatherstripping, a magnetic seal, and a composite sash reinforcement.

The Vytex Potomac-HP window has a slightly better air infiltration at .03 over the .04 of the Fortis. This number is quite impressive. The HP can be order in 26 exterior colors, 2 interior color options, as well as a woodgrain laminate. The Potomac is relatively similar to the Vytex Fortis model, but with a few upgrades that come standard, including a better glass package, integrated sash and lock tilt, and clear screen.

Tim - Site Editor


Vytex Potomac HP windows

Hello, can you recommend a Vytex window dealer that installs the Vytex Potomac HP windows in the Gainesville Virginia area?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Doug - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

I would simply google “Vytex Gainesville Virginia” and see what comes up….then call them up and see if they service your area. For instance, I came up with Nova Installations—I have no idea about their quality of installations so make sure you check them out thoroughly.

https://novainstallations.com/windows

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Vytex Potomac vs. The Fortis

The reviews and responses on this site are very valuable and thank you for maintaining this valuable forum. I am looking for help with my window replacement project.

We are replacing 14 double hung windows and have narrow down to Vytex brand based on overall value proposition. We have received two quotes for Vytex, one for Fortis series and other for Potomac hp series. The price difference between these two quotes is $15 per window. Both the companies have good reviews on Angie's List.

Based on the Vytex website, Potomac is a step up from Fortis. Their performance data is same but Potomac has some additional features like Magnetic Seal. But most of the online reviews recommend or prefer Fortis. So I would like to know why Fortis more favored. Are there any key design differences?

I will appreciate any insight and advice that will help me which model to select.

Peter - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Peter, I have heard that the Vytex Fortis is the preferred window over the Potomac, but I don't know enough about the differences to say why that is. My understanding is that they are very similar, with the difference being in the features that it comes standard with. But honestly, these are questions that the sales reps are best equipped to answer -- they work with the brand every day and should be able to tell you the exact differences better than I can (there are literally hundreds of window manufacturers in the United States.)

At the end of the day, the fact that the two windows are within $15 of one another should tell you that they are very similar. Have the rep walk you through the differences.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Vytex Ptomac vs The Competitors

I have quotes on 15 windows that range from $9,000 to $14,000.

Thermal Industries Park Avenue Window: $14,000
Revere Berkshire Widnow: $9,000
Vytex Fortis Window: $10,000
Vytex Potomac-HP Window $9,000

John - Consumer - from 2010

[Installer Response]

John, the Vytex Potomac-HP is by far the best value in your bid options. The Potomac-HP is an even better window than the Fortis, and cheaper, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me but whatever. Definitely the Vytex bids are the best bang for your buck, both great windows and prices.

Steve - Installer - from 2010






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Vytex Grandview Windows Reviews

The Grandview window is typically sold by Window Nation, but is made by Vytex. It isn't uncommon for a company to sell a relabeled window and in this case, the Grandview model is a decent vinyl window. I wouldn't put it into the great category, but it is a solid performer and consumers can expect a .26 U-factor and .08 air infiltration rating.

The Grandview is essentially the Georgetown series with a few standard upgrades and features.

Tim - Site Editor


Vytex Grandview vs. Sunrise Essential

I'm choosing between the Sunrise Essentials and the Vytex Grandview for 34 double hung windows. The Sunrise Essentials is $16.7K and the Vytex Grandview is $21K.

Will - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Will, good news, the Vytex Grandview is both the better window and is the lowest bid. How much better, not by a lot. The Sunrise Essentials is the entry level window from a very strong company and the Vytex Grandview is their Georgetown model with some upgrades here and there. Both are more or less the entry level widows, but the Grandview is the winner in my opinion.

One thing you may want to consider is going back to the Sunrise dealer and seeing what the cost would be to go with the standard Sunrise window. This is a much improved vinyl window and if the price was close to the Grandview I would definitely switch my opinion to the Sunrise over the Vytex.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Vytex Grandview vs. Okna 500 Window

I need 24 replacement windows and have two bids -- one on the Okna 500 and the other on the Vytex GrandView from Window Nation and the other for The prices are virtually identical so I'm looking for a head to head comparison.

John - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

John, the Vytex Grandview window has a .08 air infiltration and. .26 U-factor, definitely respectable numbers.

The Okna has about the same U-factor but a .04 air infiltration and is a better overall window -- construction, fit, and tolerances.

The Okna is the clear winner over the Vytex Grandview.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Vytex Grandview vs Sunrise Restorations

Which is better, the Sunrise Restorations or the Vytex Grandview series?

I really would appreciate an unbiased opinion on these two windows.

Bob - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bob, the grandview by Window Nations is a good window. The Sunrise Restorations is an excellent vinyl window, one of the very best.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Grand View vs Sunrise Vinyl Windows

Which is a better window, the Sunrise or the Vytex Grandview from Window Nation?

Bob - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Bob, the Vytex Grandview is a decent window. The Sunrise is the better window for sure. The Vytex Fortis is a better window than the standard Sunrise window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Great View Replacement Windows

I have a bid with a company in Maryland for 7 Great View vinyl replacement windows. I cannot find any specs or info about these windows on the internet. I believe they are made by Vytex, but don't show on the Vytex website. Do you have any info? Are they any good? Thanks.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nick, I believe that the Grand View window series window is made by Vytex and relabeled by Window Nation. The Grand View window has a .08 air infiltration rating, .26 U-factor and a .27 SHGC, generally good numbers for a vinyl window. I would say that the Grand View is a solid mid range window, perhaps a bit on the better side of that mid mark. Window Nation gets good reviews in many cases, they also get their detractors. I think assuming you are getting solid installation from the local company, the Grand View windows are a good bet.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016






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Vytex 3300 Windows Reviews


Vytex Casement vs. Simonton 5500

I've gotten a number of quotes for custom sized windows. All in all, I have anywhere from 35 to 58 windows -- it is sort of dependent on how you count them.

Andersen 100 Series: $49,800

Simonton 5500 Series: $43,650

Vytex 3300 Series: $37,506

Jean - Site Editor - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Jean-Marie, I like both the Andersen 100 and Simonton 5500, both good windows. My pick would be the Simonton over the Andersen.

I'm not sure which Vytex window you are referring to. Both their Potomac-hp and Fortis models are good. Their lower end windows are okay.

http://www.vytexwindows.com/products/windows/window_comparison_chart/
http://www.vytexwindows.com/products/windows/fortis-series/

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015






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Vytex 4000 Windows Reviews

The Vytex 4000 series is a lower end single hung new construction window that is often sold to builders for larger projects and developments. It is listed under the company's commercial section of their website.

Tim - Site Editor


Vytex Heritage Windows Reviews

The Vytex Heritage series is no longer listed on the company's website. This one-time replacement window was available as a slider, double hung or as a picture window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Vytex Heritage vs Sunrise Vanguard

I have 13 windows that need to be changed out and have a number of options. The Sunrise Vanguard was $8233, the SoftLite Elements was $7446, the Simonton Generations was $6908, and the Vytex Heritage was $8590.

Keith - Homeowner - from 2011

[Installer Response]

I wouldn't go with the Vytex Heritage or Alside Excalibur to my clients. The Sunrise Vanguard and Soft-Lite Elements on the other hand are both excellent windows!

Matt - Installer - from 2012






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General Vytex Windows Reviews


Vytex vs Window Nation

Window Nation has a Paramount window that we are considering putting on our house, but I can't find anything on them. Does anyone know if they are a good quality replacement for our home?

Frank - Homeowner - from 2011

[Installer Response]

The Paramount window is made by Vytex and rebranded by Window Nation. I believe it is an exclusive arrangement that they have. As far as performance and price, I'd put the Paramount right in between their Georgetown (entry level) and Heritage (mid range).

Jerry - Installer - from 2011

[2nd Installer Response]

I installed for Vytex for a number of years and I think they make a quality product, all except their Georgetown model, which I don't like. The warranty they offer isn't the best, they charge $150 per trip for any warranty claims that happen a year after you purchase. They will send replacement parts through the mail for free, but that means you change them out yourself.

Steve - Installer - from 2011






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