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Vytex Great View Windows Reviews

Window Nation Grandview Window Quote

Good Day; Upon doing some research I recently received a quote from the website.

The quote was to replace 24 Windows, Mid-Range Budget, Vinyl Window Frame, Double Hung Window, Standard Replacement Installation.

Total Cost: $10,560 (Includes Windows and Installation)

I also received a quote from Window Nation for roughly the same work, adding a door to window, window to sliding glass door conversion.

Total Cost: $18,343.00

Window Specifications:

Model: Grand-View

• Style: Double Hung
• Factory Recommended Pattern
• Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon
• Configuration: Equal Sashes
• Grids: Prairie Contour - Top Sash
• Screen: Half Screen
• Color: Interior White/Exterior White

Why is there such a contrast in price quotes? Should the specifications listed amount to a difference of $8000.00?

What should I be looking at as a price range to have 24 windows replaced, with the specifications above, and conversion mentioned? Your expertise, and thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Please provide your insight - thank you,

Lorne - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lorne, there can be tremendous differences in prices for all sorts of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that companies can charge whatever they want and whatever the market will bear. I think you need a couple more quotes to round out what you currently have. Have you checked out our list of recommended window brands page? Google the "window brand and your hometown" and see if any local companies carry these recommended brands and have them come out and give you a quote.

The great thing about quotes is that they are free and they are essentially learning sessions for you. Ask all sorts of questions about how the different options such as grids, screens, glass packages affect the price.

Once you get your four quotes, then you are probably ready to make a better judgement on what you should go with. I actually think the price for a good mid range vinyl window, plus the additional work is probably in the $13K to $15K range, but that's just my gut response without seeing the actual work. The additional bids should shed more light. Feel free to send me all the bids when you get them and I can give you my opinion...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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

Window Nation Envision Windows

I recently got a quote from Window Nation for Soft-Lite Envision windows, but I can't find this window on the company website. The local company that gave me the bid said that they are an exclusive window made for them by Soft-Lite. Is this a good window or not? Thanks.

Elliott - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Elliott, thanks for the question, I hadn't heard of this Soft-Lite model so I did some checking. It does look like this is a relabeled window that is marketed by Window Nation. This is a fairly common practice that companies use for marketing purposes, mainly because when they say "we carry an exclusive Soft-Lite window that is available to no one but us," it often sounds impressive.

Here is the deal on the Envision window - it's simply a rebadged or relabeled Bainbridge Model, which is listed on the Soft-Lite website. The Bainbridge is one of their entry level models (a step up from the Barrington). The window is not bad by any means: air infiltration of 0.06, DP40 structural rating, .29 U-factor, .28 SHGC and .37 VT.

However, it is not as good as a number of the other Soft-Lite windows, including the Pro, Imperial LS and Elements models. I would say that with good installation and a fair price point, the Envision should be just fine for most homes. I would certainly get a couple more bids to compare prices and features and to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

Window Nation vs Andersen And Marvin

I have a rather large house with Marvin wood windows - drafty, some rotten sills - you get my point. I'm only plan on being in the home for say 5 or 7 more years, but not too much longer.

I have 4 bids and am overwhelmed because each company says their product is the best and most efficient. The prices are wildly different.

The following are the bids per window installed:

Anderson Renewal $1,125

Marvin Integrity Wood-Ultrex $910

Okna 400 Series - $730

Window Nation Grandview - $515

Steve - Homeowner - from 2015

[Contractor Response]

Steve, I rarely if ever recommend going with the lowest priced window, but if you are only planning on living in the house for 5 to 7 years, I might consider the Vytex Grandview (I believe this is perhaps an off label, I would ask if it's a Vytex window - the Window Nation site seemed to indicate that it was). These are an okay middle of the road vinyl window...not as good as the Okna, but obviously less expensive.

The Renewals are crazy expensive and honestly not worth the cost, not for a composite window. The Milgard Integrity is a very solid wood clad window, but you aren't going to recoup your costs in your time frame. (Check out Marvin Integrity prices here.)

The buyer will probably never ask about the windows anyway. Make sure that you are getting really thorough installation and you should be just fine with a mid range vinyl window. (I always suggest asking for their most thorough installation team and mention that you are really concerned with making sure that the project is done proerply the first long as the installation is good, you should be just fine.)

Dane - Contractor - from 2015

Window Nation Windows Review

We recently had our windows replaced by Window Nation and are thrilled with our new windows. They were well priced and I think they are great looking and performing windows. The only problem we had is I went out and purchased new blinds to go with my new windows, but they never told us that during installation they would remove the window seal, so I have no way of hanging the blinds. But I guess that is my fault and it's not their place to tell me these things. Overall a great experience, professional sales staff and installers.

Wendy - Consumer - from 2011

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Window Nation & Vytex

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. Their warranty 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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Window Nation Customer Complaints

I spent so much time getting quotes on different parts of our home, including our gutters and windows. We eventually dealt with a man named David, who phoned around and tried to get us a good deal on the gutters. They did the measurements and told us that an installer would be contacting us soon. So without concern I paid the deposit and waited for the installers call. He called as promised and arrived and did further measurements to ensure they were all measured correctly the first time and told us they would be back in a few weeks to complete the job. Well three weeks went by and not a word. You can imagine my surprise when I went online to do some banking and noticed that Window Nation had actually refunded my deposit without a word. I've tried calling the salesman and no one answers or calls me back. What a bad service. I would never use Window Nation again and would suggest anyone thinking of using this company stay away.

Dennis - Consumer - from 2010

Great Customer Experience

I spent a lot of time researching windows and meeting with sales representatives from different window companies. The one I really liked was the salesman from Window Nation. He took the time to sit down and go through all the options they had available and was so thorough when doing the estimate. We chose to go ahead with them because their pricing was also within our budget. When the installers arrived they were professional and cleaned up after themselves. What an absolute pleasure.

Tony - Consumer - from 2009

Window Nation Customer Service

I dealt with Window Nation a while ago and ended up using them to replace the windows in my home. I do think they need to work on their customer relations though. When I initially called to make an appointment with one of their sales team, I was advised they would call me within forty eight hours. When I hadn't heard from them two weeks later, I called again and they couldn't explain why I hadn't received a call back. I managed to get an appointment time there and then on the phone, but the salesman never arrived for the appointment. Now you're probably wondering why I would use a company like this, but after a month or so, I called again and the salesman arrived as planned. We discussed my options, but because my home is old they did warn me that the existing windows could contain lead and if found during the installation, would cost more to have it removed. I understood this and went ahead anyway. Now I eventually have my windows and are very pleased with them. They are good quality and look fantastic on my 1940's condo.

Michelle - Consumer - from 2008

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