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Read 45 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

5200 Series | Prodigy Fusion 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 Bid

Hi Dane! I love your site! I wanted to get your input on vinyl windows as I'm feeling pretty lost. We have three slider windows that are 62 inches wide. They are old and need replaced, and because we don't love the way they function we are looking to turn each window into a double mulled window (so will end up being 6 double hung windows total) The double hung windows are traditionally what is used on our 1920's four square home. I have gotten the following quotes so far each for 6 double hung mulled windows:

Pella encompass $4000 cash, 4200 if financed

Pella 250 $4700

Vytex Georgetown $4800 through window nation. The Potomac quote was even higher and way out of our budget.

Right now we are leaning toward the Pella 250, but am not sure if this is a good buy? Durability is most important to us and It seems like the vinyl Pella windows don't have great reviews. We didn't love the sales tactics window nation was using, but the windows seemed nice.

Around 10 years ago the previous owners replaced most of the other windows with Champion double hung so we are also thinking of getting a quote from them. I heard they are normally pretty expensive though.

At this point I'm also wondering if going with sliders again is going to save us a good deal of money, since we would only be looking at 3 windows instead of 6? That would save us on installation cost I am thinking.and I also wonder if the mulling is adding to the installation cost? Neither company will give me a material and installation breakdown.

Thank you in advance!

Jessica - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jessica, personally, I'd stick with the sliders if budget is a concern -- they look nice, but that's just my take. That will save you quite a bit of money. The Pella Encompass and Pella 250 isn't something I'd put in myself. I think there are better windows at a comparable price.

Window Nation can have a steep price point, but the Georgetown isn't a bad window. It's not a great window either, probably comparable to the Pella 250 to be honest. The upgraded WN window (usually a relabeled Vytex window) would be my pick, but it sounds like the company as a whole was a bit underwhelming.

I would definitely get a bid from Champion on two sliders. I'd see if there is a Simonton dealer (not Home Depot) who could quote you out on their Reflections or Impressions series. Ply Gem makes a decent window in the Pro and Premium models. The entry and mid level windows from Okna, Sunrise, Polaris and Soft-Lite might also be good candidates to check out. All of them would be preferable to the entry level Pella and Window Nations windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019


Vytex Georgetown Window Quote

Hi guys, I am wondering your guys opinion on the price of my quote for Vytex Georgetown Windows from Window Nation. I know it’s their entry level model but I’m not sure how long we are staying in our house so I am fine with the entry level quality of the Georgetown series. We currently have original wood windows from the 1970s.

15 Double Hung Windows, 1 slider window in laundry room, and 1 Vytex Series 7000 patio door for a total all-in price of $9,420.

Thanks.

Jordan - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jordan, that's not a bad price for 16 windows and a patio door. Window Nation isn't always the cheapest, but in this case it looks like you are paying around $475 per window for the Georgetown. Not bad with installation. I'd still say get a couple more bids to use as comparison, but a pretty solid firt bid to be sure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


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.

Tim - Site Editor


Fortis vs Potomac

Which do you think is better quality & value? Fortis vs Potomac.

Joseph - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joseph, the Potomac-hp is the better model. Honestly though, both are awesome vinyl windows! Can't go wrong with either of these.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Fortis vs. Soft-Lite Barrington / Kingsroyal

I just wanted to check if you have received my email earlier asking for your suggestions as to what offer / company I should go with to replace 9 windows and 2 sliding doors.

To be sure, the two offers I have received from Semper West and Zen Windows are:

Semper West using Vytex - Fortis for 9 double hung windows and 2 sliding doors (Vytex 7000 series) - total package $8,394.00

Zen Windows using Soft-Lite Barrington for 9 double hung windows $6,129 and Soft-Lite Kingsroyal for 2 sliding doors $4,522.00. Total package is $10,118.00 after discount.

I do not have experience working on windows with either of these two companies.

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Van - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Van, so I don’t know how Semper West stacks up to the local Zen branch, but I’m going to assume for argument sake that they are equal to one another. If their reputations are not the same, this should be an important factor.

Product wise, the Vytex Fortis is the better window over the Soft-Lite Barrington. By quite a bit. The Vytex doors and Kingsroyal are close to one another in quality.

Therefore, the Vytex brand bid is the clear winner in my book over the Soft-Lite bid.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

[Van's Reply]

Hi Dane, I appreciate your quick response.

When looking up for reviews, Semper West only has reviews on roofing though they provide windows, siding, and gutters services too.

Do you think Semper West pricing for Vytex Fortis is reasonable?

Thanks.

Van - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Van, the price is definitely fair, essentially you are getting a top notch window for about $550 per, depending on the patio door cost, which I sort of guesstimated.

I would ask for some references on their window services before you move forward.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Fortis 5200 series

Ok thank you very much! Since you guys are knowledgeable about this, would you say this type of window is in the economy or average level? Just trying to gauge where I’m at In terms of overall quality.

- Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Charlie, the Vytex Fortis is an excellent vinyl window. I might put it in my top 10. Top 15 for sure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Fortis Windows

Any advice on which estimate to choose? I'm in Central Maryland in a 3-level townhouse. I plan to stay in the house for about 5 more years and then probably rent it out after that. I would like good windows, but not top of the line (my budget can only go so far). I also prefer thinner frames and maximizing glass.

I was leaning towards the Soft Lite "Valley Brook" Pro or the Vytex Fortis, because I wondered if the Soft-Lite Imperial LS was worth the extra $1000, especially since I prefer narrower frames.

I am waiting for one more estimate on Sunrise Solace. I really liked what I read about Sunrise Restorations and I am being told that Solace is the same. Is that true? In comparison to my other estimates, if the Sunrise Solace comes in at close to the other estimates, should I go with them?

Finally, do you think I should try to negotiate these prices down. Do you think they are reasonable for my area? One of the companies is hinting that they can do "things to help" gain me as a customer.

Thanks so much for your advice. Your webpage has been my number one source for research.

Here are my estimates.

Estimates for 10 windows - 9 double hung (six 60x35, three 72x35) and 1 picture window (35x35)
1) Okna 500 Insul Tek DX: $6244
2) Soft-Lite Imperial LS: $6931
3) Soft-Lite "Valley Brook" Pro: $5994 (they said it has the composite spacer like the Imperial LS)
4) Vytex Fortis: $5798
5) Ideal Majestic (Energy Green Package): $6232
6) Sunrise Solace: estimate just came in at $5696.

Kory - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kory, you have some EXCELLENT bids there, some really top notch windows. It's almost a shame you're only staying there for five years. My pick would be the "cheapest" one the Vytex Fortis for $5798. This is a GREAT window - a true welded slope sill, injected foam sash, a Duralite spacer, and mortised sill wall. It gets a .04 air infiltration, and a DP R-50 rating - all very impressive numbers. As long as you like the installers, this is what I'd go with...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Fortis vs. Ply Gem

Dane and Tim, I am looking to replace 5 windows, all of which are non standard sizes and need to be sliding windows as a result. I have two quotes one for pygem and one for vytex windows from 2 different companies to install and am trying to decide which route is worth going with. Given the large difference I was wondering if it was really worth the difference in price.

Vytex Fortis bid: $5000
Pygem bid: $4100

Meredith - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Meredith, the Vytex Fortis is an excellent window. Definitely worth the $1000 over anything Ply Gem manufactures.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


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

Read additional Wincore windows reviews.


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 vs. Okna 600 Eco-Pro

Hi. I like your website, as it has lots of information for homeowners trying to decide which windows to buy. I’m going to be replacing all of my windows (35) with vinyl windows. I have similar quotes on the Vytex Potomac and Okna Eco-Pro 600 windows, and a more expensive quote on Sunrise Restoration windows. How would you compare these 3 brands?

Thank you.

HG - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

HG, all three of these windows, the Vytex Potomac, Okna Eco-Pro 600, and the Sunrise Restoration series, are excellent. If I had to put them in order of energy efficiency, I would rate them Okna, Potomac, then Restorations, although the Restorations for me is the nicest looking of the three. I really like the Okna 600, so if the install crews were the same in terms of quality installation, then I would go with the Okna option first.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[HG's Reply]

Hi Dane. Thank you for the answer. So, you'd be comfortable putting any of these 3 windows in your house?

The Okna and Vytex windows had similar bid prices. The Sunrise windows were about 30% higher. The complicating factor is that I have numerous neighbors that have had very good experience with the local contractor/home remodeler that installed the Vytex windows, whereas there is no such neighborhood experience with the Okna installations.

That's a relevant datapoint, since I know that the installation is just as important as the quality of the window. With that being said, would you suggest the Vytex Potomac windows for my 34 windows? Thanks again.

HG - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

HG, yes, I would go with an installer who has a track record that I could measure in some appreciable way. The Potomac window is excellent, so if I knew I had a great product and a great installer, I would breathe easy myself. Since the installation is half the battle I think the Vytex is the way to go.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021


Vytex Potomac vs. Okna 800

Hello Tim, we wrapped up our window estimates and this is the rundown of the quotes we received:

Okna 800 - $29,500 Double Pane, $33,000 Triple Pane

Restoration by Sunrise - $36,500 Triple Pane free upgrade promotion

Vytex Potomac - $29,910 Double Pane, $34,320 Triple Pane

Soft-lite Elements - $36,996 Triple Pane free upgrade (price as double initially)

All four quotes are from recommended, reputable installers that would do a fine job installing the windows. Do you have any advice based on the quality and the prices we obtained?

We also received quotes for a 9ft. sliding patio door and the price of that quote vary so much with Vytex coming it at $2,900, Okna at $3,000, Sunrise and Soft-lite at $4,700 Would you know why there is such a disparity?

Thanks again your site is very helpful and responsive,

Marc - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Marc, the price disparities aren't unique at all. Some companies have higher overheads, some simply try and charge more. All kinds of factors could account for this.

The good news is you have two awesome options that are the least expensive of the four bids.

If this were my project, I would choose either the Okna 800 at $29,500 or the Vytex Potomac at $29,910. My preference is for the Okna 800, but I would pick between the two based on the reputation and track record of the installation company.

Door prices often vary pretty significantly and that can be based on whether your selections/preferences require custom options, sizing, hardware, etc.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Potomac-hc Windows Project

Good morning! A decision has been made, finally! First of all, thank you for your input. We have decided to go with the Vytex Potomac-hc windows and ProVia Steel patio doors on the back of the house. We're doing without the transoms and putting in 8 ft. doors with the glass and no grids on any of the doors or the windows to get a clear view. I really don't think that we could go wrong with either of the two windows, as you mentioned.

Reviews from both of the window and door companies that we narrowed our choice down to are great and we feel comfortable with both. Then it came down to cost. When all is said and done there's probably a $2,500 price difference.

Both companies sell the same doors and sell them for about the same price. The price difference is in the windows. Plus, one company is going to include the painting of the trim, nose, brick mold, etc. and the other we'd have to contact our painter and pay extra for that.

Thank you, again and stay healthy.

Barbara - Homeowner - from 2020


Vytex Potomac Price Bid

Hello. i came across your site by just searching the web for window reviews. Seems like you provide good feedback. Here is my situation. I am in the process of trying to replace my windows in my home. This is the home that my family and I plan to live in for the next 15 yrs or so God willing. What I found is that trying to purchase window is a nightmare with all the brands out there. I learned that there are lots of windows that are distributed to different sellers and they slap their name on them. I also found that every manufacture claims to make their window differently.

I am just trying to make a wise decision and be able to purchase a product that will deliver on our needs. I am looking for Energy efficient and durability. My home gets lots of sunshine in the front and back (no shade). This makes it very uncomfortable in the summer time here in Norther Virginia.

Here is what i have:

42 total windows. This includes 2 picture windows with about 32 double hung windows and some smaller windows above the double hungs.

I have received quotes from the following sellers:

Sears - 25k
Thompson Creek - 32k
Windows of Washington (Okna Windows) - 40k
Window Universe (Revere Berkshire Elite) - 24k
Vytex Potomac (estimate pending)
Soft-Lite (estimate pending)

My question for you is, which window should i pick?

I have read all the raving with Okna windows but man... they came in at a very expensive price. Not sure if they were just overpricing because of the area we live in or what. I am trying to stay away from some of the other names that are being mentioned in my area (Simontons, Alside, Ply Gem, Andersen, Lansing and Pella). Seems like these are what are being pushed out here through many contractors.

Well, if you can guide this lost sheep that would be highly appreciated.

Thank you,.

Luis - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hey Luis, so you have quite a few window bids, which is great. I'll go through the bids and give you my impression.

Sears - Not sure which window, but Sears is a bad place for windows in general.

Thompson Creek - Often overpriced, but a decent window. Not a bad bid at $32K.

Windows of Washington - Great window and great installer, but the bid is very high.

Window Universe (Revere Berkshire Elite) - A middle of the road vinyl window, but the bid is where I'd expect it to be.

Vytex Potomac - A great window, but without the price I can't really tell you if its a decent deal or not.

Soft-Lite - A great brand, but without a series or a price.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

[Luis' Reply]

Tim, I sent the quote for the Revere Berkshire Elite to NOVA Installations which are located in Chantilly VA.

They stated that they can match the quote from Window Universe (Revere Berkshire) with Vyntex Potomac or Soft-lite Pro windows.

What are your suggestions?

Luis - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

If they can match the price for the Vytex Potomac-hp, this is the window I would go with -- it's a great one.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

[Luis' Reply]

They priced match it. They also doing front and back doors with Provia 4800.

23k windows
4800 for doors

Luis - Homeowner - from 2020


Potomac HP VyWood Windows

Tim, I am considering buying 4 double hung and a picture window from Window Nation. These are made by Vytex Windows. Saw your website, but no reviews of the Vywood windows specifically.

Can you tell me anything about these line of windows?

Thanks, and best regards.

Tim - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tim, the Potomac-hp is a great vinyl window. However, I don't know much about the Vywood option. The way I understand it, it is a laminate wood product that can be painted or stained. It came out in 2017 so there not much anecdotal evidence as to the longevity. I would ask about the warranty information from Window Nation as a gauge of how well/long Vytex expects the laminate to do.

On the face of it, it sounds great, since you could use any stain to match the interior color scheme of your house.

I wish I had more info for you, but like I said, I'd go to the warranty of the product as the basic indicator of quality.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

[Tim's Reply]

Thank you very much for your response. I had gauged from your reviews, and others, that the Vytech HP was a quality window. I have asked the salesman for a copy of the warranty on the VyWood and I will carefully read the fine print.

Dealing with Window Nation sales has been a puzzling experience. They could or would not give me a detailed written quote (only gave a price without detail on quote given at time of sales pitch). I had to follow up 3 times to get fulfilled what is a very simple and businesslike request.

This gives me pause on doing business with them. Do you have any experience or knowledge on their installation quality?

Thanks so much,

Tim - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tim, that's very strange. I've seen tons of quotes from WN that are standard window bids. How did they expect you to make a decision without specific window sizing and pricing? I wouldn't necessarily ditch them, but I would tread lightly if you decide to proceed. If anything else sketchy or unprofessional happens, I'd be wary about proceeding with them.

Or let's say this, I would recheck their reviews and then I would only do business with them if I had an assurance that I was getting their best installation team to do the work. (Actually not a bad idea regardless...)

Let me know what you decide.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Replacement Windows In Maryland

Hi, very interested in your opinion on windows I should buy . These aren't replacement exactly because the mullions are there but they are screened in only. Deck has a roof and plank floor and is 27 x 10' . I basically want a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling tempered glass picture windows on the long side (total of five) , and slider windows with a 6 -12inch knee wall on each end. Thanks.

Valerie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

In Maryland, I'd recommend getting a bid from Vytex on their Fortis or Potomac-hp models. The higher end Simonton windows are good. Okra, Sunrise and Soft-Lite are all brands I like. Google "okna windows in [your town], Maryland" and see if any local companies carry them. If so, call them up and get a bid. Once you have three or four bids, choose the company with the best reputation and the best pricing!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


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 Window Bid

I have a quote from Window Nation to install 22 Grandview for $17,400 which dramatically less expensive than quotes from Pella, Anderson, and a few other companies.

If I went Potomac the price would increase about 20%, so $21,000.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Dana - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dana, the Grandview is a decent enough vinyl window. If this is your forever house, I would consider moving up to the Potomac-HP, which is an excellent vinyl window. Window Nation is never the cheapest in my opinion, you are paying for the marketing and the name, but they have a pretty strong reputation. The fact that the other bids were much higher leads me to believe that your project probably had some large windows or some installation complications that are factoring into those bid prices.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

[Dana's Reply]

Thanks. I was able to get Soft-Lite Imperial LS for a little off the Grandview price.

Dana - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dana, the Soft-Lite Imperial LS is THE better window than the Potomac-HP and the much better window over the Grandview. This Soft-Lite Imperial LS is the way to go!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


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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Vytex 5200 Windows Reviews


Vytex 5200 Windows

Hey, I saw your website and I appreciate all the info on there. Could you give me an unbiased opinion on these two quotes? I have no clue about windows but I’m almost positive the vytex window is much better than the wincore, but yet he’s trying to charge the same price. It’s 4 windows and the price is virtually the same. Could you give me your opinion(first time homeowner and no idea about windows). I’m pretty sure I’m gonna go with the vytex but do you think I could get it at a lower price?

$2900 for 4 windows.

Charles - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Charles, the Vytex 5200 series is better than the Wincore by a whole lot. Given the same price point and same installer, the Vytex option would certainly be my first choice.

On the price, I certainly think it's possible to get a better price, but you won't know this information until you get a couple of bids to compare it to. This is probably what I would do just to make sure I was getting the best bang for my buck.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

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Vytex Prodigy Windows Reviews


Vytex Prodigy Fusion Window

I see a lot of information on your site for Vytex Fortis and Potomac-hp but no information about the Vytex Prodigy Fusion welded window. I got a quote from Unicorp Home Energy Service in College Park, Md for 21 windows What do you know about this window. Thank you.

Krystal - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Krystal, from what I know the Unicorp Prodigy has the same specs as the Fortis...so I’m pretty sure it’s a relabeled Fortis. A solid window to be sure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020



General Vytex Windows Reviews


Vytex Window Recommendation

Hopefully I’ll be in my house another 20 years. Do you have a favorite window that you feel is the best bang for the buck? Thank you

Chris - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

My favorite brands include Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Kensington, and Vytex. Their mid range and premium vinyl window offers are all good to excellent. Zen sells Soft-Lite so I’ll include them as well. Ideal Windows is very good too, but probably not available in Virginia. Check anyways.

Do an online search for “Kensington windows in Lynchburg, Virginia” for example and see if local companies come up that carry this brand. Do this for all of them and hopefully you will get a couple that do.

These are the bids I would focus on. I’m pretty sure you will find an Okna dealer in your area. The Okna 500DX series window is awesome. If you can get a decent bid on this series, or the 600 series, this is what I would look for first.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Windows

Dane, I’m replacing a couple of windows on my house this summer, new construction, doing it myself. What are the best, low maintenance, mid-priced, available in Wausau Wisconsin windows? I’m open to vinyl, fiberglass or possibly wood clad. I will not do business with Tundraland, otherwise I’m wide open.

Jeff - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jeff, I don't really have windows nailed down for each county in the nation, but I can give you some suggestions and you can search google for "sunrise windows in Wausau Wisconsin" for instance and find the local companies that carry the brand relatively easily.

Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Okna, Polaris, Kensington, Marvin, Zen, Great Lakes, Vytex, and Simonton all come to mind. Each of these companies sells a number of series so the mid range offering is usually the right series for a mid range window. With the last three companies though I would stick with a higher end series.

Collect a few bids and send them my way and I'm happy to give you my take on your quotes.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


Vytex Window Quality

I've come across your recommendations, Okna, Soft-Lite, Sunrise, Kensington, Polaris, and Vytex. Of these, or another, I'm looking for a solid frame, vinyl, that won't warp or sag, has a low profile (larger glass area), have large double-hung windows, old double brick walls, no issues with rotting etc just old single pane need to go. Any architectural details are also a benefit. So, with the above, what would you recommend? And who/where can we find a reputable installer? Please advise - I need help!

Tim - do you have recommendations for installers in the Cincinnati area? WE previously had Pella installers, husband had to reinstall a number of the windows and doors. I want to hire and pay for good service but very difficult to find. I want a better than mid-range vinyl window and am leaning elsewhere than BE and Pella 350. I can find a window much easier than I can find a good installer. Help / thoughts?

Cat - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Cat, Sunrise and Soft-Lite should both have reps in your area. Go through the whole list of recommendations and google "Vytex windows in Cincinnati, Ohio" for example and seeing what local companies come up who carry them. Call them up and ask them to come out and give you a bid.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


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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