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Read 25 Wincore windows reviews and discover what contractors and homeowners think of this company, their 5400 and 7700 series, as well as their customer service and availability. Wincore is a West Virginia based manufacturer that was established in 2007 by former employees of Simonton. They enjoy a solid reputation in the industry and can offers consumers a quality product at its price point.

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Wincore 5400 Windows Reviews

The Wincore 5400 series is the lower end vinyl window that comes standard with a contoured frame, double strength glass, argon fills and low-e glass. It has a true sloped sill, cam locks, constant force balance, a U-channel spacer, and contoured grids. It is is available as a double hung, picture, slider, bay, bow window, and in several geometric shapes. All in all, a decent entry level vinyl window

Performance wise, the Wincore 5400 double hung window delivers a .29 U-factor, .22 SHGC, .40 VT, and a .27 air infiltration. This .27 AI is a pretty disappointing number.

Dane - Site Editor


Wincore 5400 Series vs. Atrium 8300 Series

Hi, I'm a manager of a 24 unit Senior Living Apartment building that was built in 1988-89. We are looking to replace all our windows with double hung vinyl replacement this year. I have quotes from 2 Building supply Stores in my area. They don't carry the same window brand so I am wondering how the 2 compare?

1st is Atrium 8300 Replacement series

2nd is Wincore 5400 series

Do you have any advice? The pricing is really close within $20.00 per window. I'm looking at 92 windows total. We are in Northern Pennsylvania, so we experience long cold winters with winds.

Thank you!

Carmelia - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carmelia, my big concern with both of these options is that the window series you are considering is the entry level option from each manufacturer. In general, I would give the nod to Wincore over Atrium and I would give the 5400 series the advantage over the 8300 series from Atrium.

But I would advise you to get pricing on the Wincore 7700 window, which I feel is a stronger overall unit that at least comes with a double strength glass, as well as some nice upgrades.

Same goes for the Atrium products, at least the 8700 Atrium is a bit more durable than the 8300 with a double strength glass.

With 92 windows, I would think your buying power would be strong. I would see if you couldn't purchase the 7700 Wincore for the price they gave you for the 5400.

If the supply houses won't negotiate, maybe it's time to get some bids from local dealers who have a lot more discretion when it comes to pricing.

The bottom line is I think you need a better window that will last longer and give you better energy efficiency. I'd collect four or five bids from local manufacturers. Send them over and I'm happy to give you my opinion.

All the Best.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Wincore 5400 Series vs Window World 4000

I have Relief Windows coming in to quote me on 14 windows later this week. The sales guy seems to want to push the Wincore 5400 series and when I questioned the 7700 series he said it wasn’t much difference between the 2. My first thought was he must have more room to mark up the 5400 series and that could be the reason for him pushing the 5400 series. However, after doing a lot of research it seems that the 7700 series is the better option; depending on overall cost I assume. The confusing thing is even within a model of a window, there are many options to select.

So when your site references the 7700 series windows, are these based on the basic models are ones with a few upgrades. For instance, the higher end of the 7700 series is the Ultra High Performance configuration and that even shows in the U-Factor of .19 and SHGC of .18. However on the lower end of the 7700 series it has a U-Factor of .29 and SHGC of .21; not much better than the 5400 series after a few upgrades. So if I pick the 5400 series with upgrades, it could compare to the ratings of the 7700 series. My fear is that the 7700 Ultra High Performance is going to be out of my price range.

And by the way, Relief Windows has great reviews in the Baton Rouge area. Window World quoted me $4,846 for the 14 windows in the 4000 model with the SolarZone Elite package. As you know, they don’t have a great reputation on installations; however I have seen that the Baton Rouge branch seems to be better than most. Any advice is appreciated.

Jerry - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jerry, the Wincore 7700 model is the better window, but you are correct that the differences in glass packages, a sill reinforcement, etc. can make up the differences between the models. I think the 5400 with some upgrades would be comparable to the 7700. I think either option would serve you well.

I have heard that the Window World in Baton Rouge is good, however, they are still selling a window that is sub par. Some consumers make the point that if the window comes with a lifetime warranty, why not go with a sub par window. The problem with this option in my opinion is you're still going to pay for the labor of pulling out the windows and replacing them, which can be roughly a third of the cost.

The other option is to get a bid from the Sunrise dealer in New Orleans who services Baton Rouge. I'm pretty sure he'll come out and give you a bid. The Sunrise window is excellent and would be a good comparison to the Wincore 7700 model. Might be nice to have some comparisons.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

[Jerry's Answer]

I couldn't find the Sunrise window dealer in New Orlean's; do you know their name? Only 2 options here outside of big box stores and general contractors. I called the top 5 mid range window manufacturers from your website and not one had representation here. Relief Window's rep was pushing 5400 model and said there wasn't much difference between the 5400 & 7700. Quoted 14 windows at $9,225 for 7700 & $7,325 for same windows for 5400 with Low-E and argon. Talked him down to $7,895 for 7700. What's your thoughts on that price? Still working to get him to at least $7,500. I feel they are a little high due to all the work in this area because of flooding last year, but I am only assuming that and don't know for sure.

Thanks so much for responding.

Jerry - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jerry, you are correct that there aren't many of the brands I list as the best in the souther states. I was actually pleasantly surprised when you mentioned the Wincore brand. I don't know the name of the guy in New Orleans but I did ask my friend who used him and he said he was traveling but would look it up when he gets back (not sure of the timeline on this -- sorry). Go to Sunrise Window's website and call their corporate office and see if they have anyone who serves your area or the closest rep and give them a call and see if they would come out (you may be able to get a pseudo-quote over the phone if you describe the project and go over all the window specs on the phone using your Wincore quote -- ballpark pricing).

In terms of what you have right now, the Wincore 7700 for 14 windows for $7900 is a very fair price, but I agree that getting him down to $7500 is a good goal -- $400 bucks is $400 bucks. I think the 7700 model is a good vinyl window and I think if you can get him close, then you've got a good window. If you are able to contact the Sunrise rep, get a bid on their Essentials model, which is their entry level. I would think it would be lower than the Wincore 7700. Use this bid as leverage to see how low the Wincore rep will go -- my advise is to always be super nice to the rep, but let him know that it's a question of budget and that you really want to go with him if he can just help you out on the bottom line.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Wincore 5400 vs Simonton 5500 Series

I bought my home a year ago and currently thinking of replacing my windows but I'm not sure if this is the solution. I have cold air drafts near all my windows. It's a split level home and the ground level feels 7 degrees colder. The sticker on one window reads Atrium series 8300 vinyl 2 lite slider ( u- factor -.31, SHGC- .27, visible transm- .50). First, what do these numbers mean? Is this window good or were the flippers saving money? Could it be that they were just not installed properly?The sticker says Energy star but they are not performing like energy efficient Windows. Should I feel coldness when I press my hand to the glass? I had 2 people come to price out the 19 Windows. One contractor suggested Simonton. I've spent the whole day reading way more about Windows than I care to read. Please suggest a fantastic window that will keep my house steadily warm, reduce outside noise and inside visibility? I plan on being in this house for at least 15 years.

Thank you for your website , I've learned a lot reading everyone's questions and answers. They need to include information like this in new homebuyer seminars.

I'm located in Maryland. He said the windows were not good and the installation. I currently have a lot of air escape. One contractor wanted to use Wincore 5400 series , low e, argon gas fill. He said they use aluminum wrap and caulking. The difference is this price was 10K for 19 windows and the Simonton 5500 was at 14K.

Lucy - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lucy, U-factor measures heat loss - .31 is just okay. SHGC is how much heat passes through the glass - .27 is fine (the ideal number is more based on where you live, which direction the window faces etc.), visible transmittance is how much light enters through the window .50 is okay. In general Atrium windows are just okay. They are often one of the options people use to save money because they can be purchased at the big box stores. Atrium is one of the better brands at the big home improvement stores, but they tend to offer pretty mediocre windows.

So did the contractors say it was the windows that were sub par and not the installation? I'm guessing this is the case. Simonton is a good brand, although I would only have the premium Reflections or the Impressions line in my house. Where are you located, windows are typically sold regionally....

I think the Wincore 5400 window is good — I like the Wincore 7700 series better — if it were me I would go back to him and ask if he has access to the 7700 series and if so, I would tell him that I was willing to sign a contract that day if he could do the job with the 7700 window for the 10K ;)

The Simonton 5500 series is good - but I'm not sure if its worth $4K more — I think the Wincore 7700 and Reflections 5500 are probably equal.

Now see what the best price you can get by playing the two quotes off one another…there is some wiggle room in price, I'm certain of it...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Wincore 5400 Windows vs Zen

I have 5 quotes listed below for my Austin Texas location. What is my best option or should I look for more quotes. Project scope: 15 total windows, some large some eyebrows with legs..

4 = 70L x 47W
2 = 70L x 22.25W
3 = 70L x 35.5W = (total 70Lx106W grouped together/connected these 3 windows fit 1 large opening
3 = 52L x 47W picture+eyeb
1 = 28L x 58W picture+eyeb
2 = 82L x 34.25 picture+eyeb

Quotes:
1. Product Wincore 5400 $10,489.75
2. Zen Soft-lite Nirvana = $16,211
3. Zen - Kensington = $10,041
4. Simonton Vantage Point 6500 = $13,984
5. Simonton P Plat = $16,045

Thank you.

Jon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Jon, I like the Soft-Lite Classic (Zen Nirvana), but it's also your highest bid so I don't want to pick it without giving you a little more of my take on all your other bids. Wincore makes a decent window, but I like their upgraded 7700 series more. I'd be curious what the company who gave you that bid would price out the 7700 at...if it's at $12000 or less it's definitely something to consider.

Forget the Zen Karma, I don't think that window is very good. Simonton's VantagePointe is just sort of okay in my opinion.

Installation quality has to come into effect so make sure that whoever you go with offers quality installation, good reviews and a labor warranty on their work.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Wincore 5400 Review

I'm looking at Wincor 5400 windows - my wood clads are old and need to go. I was hoping for an unbiased opinion on them. Thanks!

Jerry - Homeowner - 2013

[Contractor Response]

Wincore frames tend to be a little bulky and they offer okay performance numbers. Maybe slightly better than middle of the vinyl pack. Probably right at the same level as Anlin, Simonton and Ply Gem.


Wincore 5400 vs. Vinylmax

So I have bids so far for the Alside Sheffield, 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, I would go with the Wincore, it's a nice window, on par with 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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Wincore 7700 Windows Reviews

The Wincore 7700 model is an upgrade from the 5400 series. It uses the same main frame and sill, but adds some quality upgrades that make it a nice step up from the 5400 model. The 7700 model comes with an upgrade glass package (double strength, low-e, argon fills, Intercept spacer), a true sloped sill, a better cam lock, along with constant force balancing.

In addition to the upgrades, the Wincore 7700 series offers some optional upgrades that consumers are going to like, including interior woodgrains like dark, oak, oak, white oak, light oak, and cherry. They also offer some nice hardware upgrades and decorative glass options.

Performance wise, consumers can expect the Wincore 7700 replacement window to offers a U-Factor of .30, SHGC of .21, VT of .41, and air infiltration of .08. This window isn't a world beater, but it's a solid vinyl window that, depending on the price point, can offers some decent consumer value.

Dane - Site Editor


Wincore 7700 Series vs. Enviroview Windows

Hi there, I have found your website to be extremely beneficial. I am hoping to get your opinion of my situation. We’ve owned our home for almost 7 years, we are making several large improvements to the home this summer, as we plan to stay there for a while.

My home was built in 1994, has a total of 19 windows (if we are counting the actually windows, some of these companies are counting the window area now each window itself so some say 14) mostly all pf them are original builder grade aluminum and a bay window area. I am going back with vinyl as I believe it will be the most cost efficient but an improvement to what we currently have?

Here in the Tulsa area, we seems to literally get the best/worst of both worlds when it comes to weather. Our winters get into the negatives sometimes and we’ve had 2ft plus of snow, and the summers get over 100 degrees with 80% humidity. Home faces the east and the bay and large upstairs windows face the west, so it is somewhat important to consider something that will help with the heating and cooling, especially the upstairs.

I am struggling on what brand/company to even consider. I have the following estimates:

Lowes- Reliabilt 3201 - $9991.00, Pella 250-$10,126 and Pella 350- $13,447

Community Builders - Enviroview Windows - $11,858

Individual contractor- Wincore 7700 - $9800

I have Thermal Window (Local company who makes their own), Burnett Windows and Siding- uses Infinity from Marvin and Preservation Reserve, and Champion all scheduled to come out next week. I think other than Home Depot, Andersen, or Sears any other brand or company you think I should check in this area? I honestly don’t think I’m even going to bother with HD or Andersen based on what I’ve read unless you advise otherwise?

Thank you.

Rebecca - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Rebecca, Of the bids you have I like the Wincore 7700 the best. From the little I know, the Enviroview Windows is a relabeled Alside Excalibur, which is not a good window in my opinion. I would probably put the Pella 350 on par with the Wincore 7700, which is obviously the much less expensive of the two. How is the contractor's reputation who is installing the Wincore?

Thermal Industries windows seem to be good so I would keep this as a possibility vs. the Wincore bid. Marvin makes good fiberglass windows, but they will probably quite expensive. Champion makes a better vinyl window than Wincore in my opinion so I would keep this as a possibility as well.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Wincore 7700 Series vs. Okna 500 Delux

Hi, I have a 1992 built house with original wood windows, 22 in total. I am looking to replace them all and I saw your advice on replacement windows and I am having a contractor come to me on Thursday to give me a quote.

Meanwhile I have 2 quotes one from home depot and other from another local contractor that is planning to install Wincore 7700. The quote is around $16,500 with a patio door installed with aluminum moulding outside and with windows with grills inside.

I was hoping for it to be around 12K-13K for best windows I can get like Okna 500 Delux, is that in the right range or is there some other advice you can give?

I live in Wisconsin.

Thanks in advance for your help.

K - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

K, for simplicity sake, I'll assume that the patio door quote is $2K. That breaks down your per window cost to $650. That doesn't strike me as out of the ballpark of what I'd expect for the Wincore 7700 series. It would feel excessive for the lower end Wincore 5400 series windows. The overall bid is perhaps a bit high but that could simply be accounted for based on the size of your windows. Most contractors bid out their windows by the lineal foot, which isn't practical for our cost calculator because its way too complicated and time consuming.

The key to getting the best prices is simply to get a ton of bids. Not only will it give you a better sense of what an appropriate price is for your particular project, it will possibly draw out lower bids from companies who may need the work more. You can also use the bids you get as leverage to find the companies lowest price (which often isn't their initial bid). Also, bids can be all over the boards.

You are correct that the Okna 500 often comes in at the $550 to $650 price range -- get your next bid and see where it is. If you don't like it, get a couple more bids. The process can feel like a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Wincore 7700 Series

I replaced my single pane windows with Wincore 7700 and 5400 when I lived in GA a few years ago.

I have since moved back to the Chicago area. I am installing Wincore 7700 windows in my new house as the windows the builder put in the houses in my subdivision have been an issue.

Just wondering what you think of the Wincore 7700 for the Chicago area?

Thanks so much for your thoughts.

Carol - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carol, I think the Wincore 7700 is a solid vinyl window. Chicago winters are pretty brutal, but it should be up to the task. Assuming good installation, I don't see why you would have any issue with the 7700 series. Let me know how it goes!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


7700 Wincore Windows vs. Revere Berkshire Elite

I love your website as I am a first time buyer of 8 replacement windows ad 1 patio door. I am just starting the process of getting at least 4 quotes on mid and higher priced double hung vinyl windows. Living in cold winter and hot summer Wisconsin, I'm asking for quotes to include double pane and triple pane windows. The front of my house faces south. The rep selling the 7700 Wincore windows is pushing only the double pane as he says that triple pane windows aren't worth the extra $170/window cost and they have had issues with triple pane windows.

A second company is sending me a quote for Imperial LS windows by SoftLite and for Revere Berkshire Elite windows. The second company is quoting both double and triple pane windows and due to our climate and the way that the house sits, believe that that triple panes are worth the extra money-don't have his quote yet but estimated the cost difference to be less than $150.

Question-are triple pane windows worth the extra money as I am planning on staying in my home for at least 15 years.Could it just be that the Wincore windows aren't engineered for the extra pane??

Thank you.

Tom - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tom, my personal belief is that triple pane windows aren't worth it -- unless you live in a very cold climate, and then they are. So basically I think they do make a lot of sense for Wisconsin.

I think you are exactly right in saying that the Wincore rep doesn't trust their triple pane. I like Wincore by the way but if the rep is saying don't trust it, then don't trust it.

I might have the same reservations on the Revere Berkshire Elite windows, but I don't quite know the window to say for sure.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is one of my top five vinyl windows out there and if you went triple pane, you really couldn't do much better. I would strongly urge you to go with this option if you can. I would use the bids from the other two companies to try and find the Soft-Lite reps floor price.

Negotiate A Price Quote.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Wincore 7700 vs. Window Nation ULTRA-VIEW

I received the following quote from Window Nation for 12 39x54 double hung windows:

Window Nation to furnish and install the following: 12 windows ULTRA-VIEW MODEL

Clean up and haul away of old windows and debris.

.07 Air infiltration rating

Lead- Safe Certified: Window Nation is lead-safe certified and embraces the EPA’s safety guidelines for proper handling and disposal of lead contaminated materials.

Total Price: $15,144

FINAL PRICE: $ 6300.00 good until 12/31/2017

I have also received quotes for the Wincore 7700 series from a local supplier for $230 out the door, and an instill price from a contractor for $100 per window, including capping and caulking. Window nation has come down several times since they came out two weeks ago, is their “Final Price” worth it? Is it better than the Wincore?

I live in Cleveland, OH

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kevin, Window Nation offers nice windows and the Ultra View is quite a good window. However, the Wincore 7700 is a pretty darn good vinyl window and the price you were quoted is REALLY good. The $100 for the install is average (the fact that it includes capping seems very competitive). The Wincore 7700 for $350 installed per window is a VERY good deal.

How funny is that that Window Nation started out at $15K and now their price is $6K?

I'm on the fence here. For $6300, I might would go with Window Nation, but I would be tempted to go with the Wincore 7700. I might see if you can order the 7700 with a foam injected fill, upgraded glass package and a reinforced sill and see how much that would run you. Those upgrades would turn the 7700 into a very solid vinyl window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Wincore 7700 vs. PGT 5400

I have a quote for PGT 5400 Energy Vue & Wincore 7700 windows. The money is the same. I am ordering 7 windows in Ocala Florida for a stick frame house. $2300 is the price for either brand, but which is the better window. Thank you.

Mark - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mark, both the PGT 5400 Energy Vue and the Wincore 7700 windows are, in my opinion, good vinyl windows. I'm not sure I can rate one over the other. I would instead turn from the windows themselves to the installers, and use that as the basis of my decision of who to go with. Reputation, reviews, references, how long they've been in business, you gut reaction to each.

By the way, getting either of these windows installed for roughly $325 per window is a smoking deal. I would have suggested you try and negotiate the price and choose the one who drops it the most, but I don't see how much lower they can go for the windows they are offering you.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


[Mark's Answer]

Thank you for responding so quickly to my question. Both windows to my untrained eye seemed good & somewhat equal. I think PGT has better warranty that will be beneficial 50 yrs from now long after I'm dead and gone. I figure if they will put anything prorated that strong at 50 yrs & beyond they are more willing than Wincore to stand behind their product .

I think the only thing I noticed was the Wincore 7700 came with low E & argon gas, & the PGT only came with Low E. In Florida I think I can live without the low E due to are milder winters. Again thank you for quick response as your pro input is very influential to me in product purchased & I think I have chosen the better installer.

Mark - Homeowner - from 2017


Wincore Windows 7700 Series vs Simonton ProFinish

Tim, We are looking to replace all windows in our 35 year-old home. Our contractor is a Simonton Contractor. We would use 5 picture windows, 4 sliders, 3 single or double hung, and enlarging the kitchen window to as big as possible. We live in Austin, TX.

Questions:

1) Do you recommend Simonton windows? If so, which model would be a mid-range to mid-range+ and, if you had to guess, how much might we expect to pay?

2) What do you think of the Simonton Pro-Contractor replacement windows? Where do these fall in terms of quality, look, and price relative to other common windows?

3) What do you think of the Wincore Windows 7700 Series? How to the Simonton windows you recommend compare to these?

4) If we were going to enlarge our dining room window as much as possible, like a wall or 3/5 of a wall, what brand, make and model would you recommend?

5) How do we verify if a contractor is competent and reasonable and knows what they are doing?

6) How much quieter will 3-pane windows be relative to 2-pane windows?

I know this is a lot. I appreciate any information you may be able to share with us and/or any advice you may be able to provide.

Arcelia- Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Arcelia, Simonton windows are generally considered a solid manufacturer, nothing special in terms of looks or overall quality, but a decent mid range manufacturer. I always say they are like the "Ford" motor company of windows. Like Ford, they make a number of windows and I would put the ProFinish Contractor in the low-mid of range vinyl window quality. (I'm assuming this is the model you are talking about, although you didn't mention the ProFinish part anywhere in your email) The ProFinish comes in three models itself; the Builder, Contractor and the Master. The Contractor is a very similar window to the Simonton Asure series. I think if it were me, I would feel more comfortable pressing him to price out the ProFinish Master window. I feel like the Master model offers some nicer standard features and would provide some more durability and performance over the Contractor model.

Wincore makes two models, the 5400 and the 7700. I definitely like the 7700 model over the 5400. I like this window and this manufacturer, perhaps a bit more than Simonton, but only because they are smaller and offer a little more of a personal touch over Simonton, which is the largest window manufacturer in the United States. Pros and cons to both. I think I would give the edge to the Wincore 7700 series over the Simonton ProFinish Master, but I'd have to look at the following performance data before I stuck to my own opinion:

Design Pressure
Air Infiltration
U-factor
Condensation Resistance

I would stick with the same brand of window for the whole project for the sake of continuity, although if the opening is too wide across, you may have to use an aluminum clad window to support the weight across the span. This is where a good contractor comes in.

Triple pane windows will help some with the performance such as U-factor and could have an impact on sound reduction. The biggest issue with sound attenuation is the distance or space between the panes (different glass thicknesses as well but typically triple pane glass is the exact same thickness and this doesn't help much). If the triple pane option uses a deeper of thicker window frame and therefore provide more space between pane 1 and 3, then there will be some nice noise reduction. If the depth of the window frame between pane 1 and 3 is unchanged (i.e. the manufacturer basically slides one more pane between the standard pane1 pane2, then the only change would be the glass, so therefore not a ton, but a bit).

Verifying a good contractor for me begins with rock solid references. If they have worked with homes in the community, get several referrals and call up the homeowners and ask about the experience overall, the work, how it's held up, any financial problems that arose. Then check with the BBB website, look for online or social reviews of the company, make sure they are licensed and bonded.

Finally, structure the contract so that payments are made at different portions of the project, 1/3 up front, 1/3 at the half completion mark, and 1/3 at the completion mark. Also insist that there is a labor warranty guarantee in case anything goes wrong in the 1st or 2nd year. After this, there isn't much more you can do but just stay vigilant yourself as the project goes along, each day check the work, and look for anything that doesn't seem right. If it doesn't speak up -- contractors and workers tend to do a better job if the homeowner is looking at details because they know they'll have to go back and do it over if they screw up.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Richlin 900 Series vs. Wincore 7700

We are planing to replace three windows, two in the kitchen and one in a bathroom. The quote I have received in for Richlin 900 Series vinyl windows at 3,580.77. We can upgrade to Wincore 7700 Series with charge of 607.23 or Marvin Clad/Wood for 1,751.68. I do not know much about either company. I know Marvin in top of the line. What would you recommend?

Rich - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rich, I don't know much about Richlin, although I have heard some nice things about their windows. That's an expensive quote though for three windows. And are you saying the the Marvin quote is $1751.68? Because I would go with a known brand like Marvin over Richlin in general and if the cost is half of what Richlin is charging, then the decision a no brainer.

I definitely like the Wincore 7700 series, it's a solid vinyl window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Wincore 7700 vs Champion

Is the Wincore 7700 and the Champion window, of similar quality? The Wincore factory warranty does not include glass breakage, but the remodeling company offers the glass breakage warranty.

Wincore & Champion double hung window quotes:

I just received a wincore 5400 quote for 11,850.

The Wincore 7700 quote for the 27 windows was 13,850. This supplier is a remodeling company, and I can only find good reviews from windows, to siding, to roofing, to bathrooms.

The champion windows came down to 15,850, this supplier also has good reviews in this area.

All things being equal I completely agree the Sunrise Restoration window is by far the best. But price wise, I am looking at other options. 26K for the double hung restorations, and 17,500 for standard sunrise single hung windows, just seems out of line.

Angie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Angie, I like Wincore, I feel like they make a solid vinyl window. They're not the best out there, but with good installation, I think they make for a good product. I agree with you that $26K compared with $14K is a huge difference and I would go with the Wincore 7700 window. I think the 7700 model is worth the upgraded price from the 5400 Wincore model.

I'm not quite sure how Wincore and Champion stack up -- I think perhaps the 7700 is probably equal to the Champion vinyl windows. I would honestly have to look at all the performance specs to make that call, but that's what my gut tells me. I say go Wincore 7700 with the installers with the glowing reviews!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Wincore Windows Quote

I've got a quote from Relief Windows to install 23- Wincore 7700 windows and 4- Wincore doors; totaling $25,000 complete install. I live in Plaquemine Louisiana. How fair is this price. Really like the product and the people. Just new to window quotes.

Jon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

So without knowing how big the windows and doors are and knowing how much prep and replacement work is required, I can't tell you exactly how fair that price is. You need to get two more bids to know how that quote compares. Wincore is a very solid mid range vinyl window, I like the 7700 series quite a bit.

There is a Sunrise dealer out of New Orleans who will make the drive to Baton Rouge and give you an estimate. Sunrise is a great window, one of the best.

I would also see if you can get a bid from perhaps a Simonton dealer on the Reflections or the Impressions series. Get these two bids and see how they compare. Then you will have a much clearer picture of how fair the quote is.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Wincore 7700 Windows

Hello, any info on Wincore 7700? Value and warranty? A relatively newer company offering us a quote. Thanks.

Corinne - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Corinne, I think the Wincore 7700 is a solid mid range vinyl window. Take a look at our Wincore 7700 Series page at our sister site for details on warranty, performance, cost, etc.

Newer companies are always tricky business, either they are working hard to get their reputation built up or they are making mistakes getting their experience built up, sometimes a bit of both. Make sure to ask them about their past jobs with this window and with Wincore. How did they handle misorders (which happen ALL the time)? Do they offer a labor installation warranty on their work? Do they have legitimate online reviews to look at? Due your due diligence on the company because the best window isn't going to be airtight with bad installation.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Wincore 7700 vs Pella Windows

I'm replacing 30 year old aluminum windows and am definintely looking at vinyl as my go to selection. We currently have a bid for the Pella 250 window (installed at $575 per window), the Vista Platinum window (installed at $590 per window). I'm expecting a bid from Wincore on their 7700 window and I may get a bid from Soft-Lite.

I've done lots of research but it's all starting to get a bit muddled, there is a lot of confusing information out there! I'd like to get your opinion(s). Robbie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Robbie, here is my two cents. First off, you should definitely get the bids from Wincore and Soft-lite. Soft-Lite is going to be the best of the bunch, although they have lots of models so this has to be taken with a grain of salt. Their top end vinyl windows - the Elements, Imperial LS and Pro are all good windows, especially the first two. The Vista Platinum window is decent and I like the 7700 window from Wincore. They are probably on par with the Soft-Lite Pro, which is an older model from Soft-Lite. The Pella 250 is a tier below these other series and therefore not worth the price you were quoted in my opinion.

I would suggest getting all of your quotes and then emailing me back and let me know the numbers and we'll go from there!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016






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Wincore Impact Windows Reviews

The Wincore 8800 series is an impact window that is also called StormForce. Thebeveled frame has a 3.25 inch thickness, uses impact-resistant laminated glass, has an upgraded sill dam, cam locks and lift handle.

Performance wise, the 8800 double hung has a .06 AI, DP65 rating, .32 U-factor, and .22 SHGC. The 800 StormForce impact window is a decent second tier hurricane window.


Wincore Impact Windows vs Viwinco Oceanview Series

I am looking at replacing 26 windows in my Pensacola, Florida home with impact windows and have been looking at two options. Using Window World that uses the Wincore Impact window and a local company that installs Viwinco Oceanview windows. What is your opinion for the better window in this case?

And would you have an estimated installation cost per window in this area?

Dan - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dan, I don't know anything specifically about the Wincore impact window, but I would say that Wincore in general is going to make the better vinyl window over Viwinco. I would say that the Viwinco Oceanview window is a low cost impact window and probably not what I would recommend. It is the best window they make though, but in general Viwinco is considered a builder grade window manufacturer.

A couple other brands you may want to look at include the Simonton Stormbreaker Plus impact window, PGT windows and Custom Window Systems (both of which make a number of different impact and non impact vinyl and aluminum clad windows). All should be available in your area and although they may be a bit more expensive, they are typically regarded as very solid impact window options.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Dan's Reply]

Thanks for the feedback. The company I am looking at to install the windows quoted me about 25% more for the Stormbreaker Plus windows vs the Viwinco. Does that make sense?

Dan - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dan, that's about the price difference I would expect. Take a look at this article on how to negotiate window prices. Yours is a perfect case for seeing how low the Simonton dealer is willing to go. If you can close that gap in price, I think the Stormbreaker Plus window is the way to go from the long term perspective.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


General Wincore Windows Reviews


Decent Window At A Decent Price

Wincore really struggles because they don't have a great marketing department. They make a decent window with a decent price, and it gets good numbers and ratings. They don't have AAMA or WDMA certification, which is kind of a problem but they are still new. If they don't step up then they'll fold in a few years, which is a shame because they have some real engineering talent.

Steven - Contractor in Virginia - from 2012


Products Sold At Sears

I've done a couple projects where we used Wincore windows and all of my customers seemed happy with the windows and so far no warranty issues have cropped up - knock on wood. The product was bought by the homeowner from Sears, which my own opinion is that Sears sells the windows at an inflated price, but offers decent customer service. I think in the long run, as long as you are fine with what Sears charges you, the actual windows are good.

Matthew - Professional Installer - from 2011


Installer Opinion

Wincore makes a great product. Based on Veka extrusions, the frame is well designed and engineered. It's sturdy and durable but still looks great. They're a fairly new company, and the sales and marketing need some work, but the window is very good and a decent price. Price them out using an online window cost estimator - I love the 7700 series.

Ian - Installer - from 2010


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