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Read 7 Windsor windows reviews from homeowners and contractors who knew the company and their products. Find additional pricing, see our window cost calculator.

Editor's Windsor Windows Review

Windsor manufactures three distinct line , the Pinnacle Series Wood Clad, the Legend Cellular PVC or composite frame and the New Dimensions vinyl window (they also make an impact window but its either part of the Windsor Pinnacle or Legend Series.) They are best known for their Pinnacle Wood Windows - exampled by the tag line on the website that reads "A Woodgrain Millwork Company." The Windsor Windows Pinnacle Series is available as an aluminum clad or full wood option with an interior wood species choice of fir, alder and pine.

For the most part, their wood clad windows are a "value window," meaning they are often carried at high end dealer locations as the lower priced alternative to bigger names such as Loewen, Andersen and Marvin Windows. The

We don't have enough information on Windsor Windows customer service to comment on it one way or the other. In terms of Windsor Windows ratings, the New Dimension is listed on the website and the casement has some decent numbers; .29 U-factor, .29 SHGC, and .50 VT with a low-e glass and argon fills. The Pinnacle Clad Glide-By with low-e glass and argon fills will get .35 U-factor, .20 SHGC and a .46 VT.

There seems to be concern from industry experts over the production quality of Windsor Windows so consumers would be well advised to address these concerns with the local dealer or rep through which you purchase your windows.

Bottom Line: Windsor Windows is a decent alternative for consumers looking for a value wood clad or wood window. There are too many decent good vinyl windows out there to really consider Windsor in this category, but their PVC and wood windows are viable. We would caution consumers to check into the production quality issues and make sure that whoever you buy the windows from are going to stand behind the products if there are issues down the road.

Windsor Windows vs Jeld Wen Windows

I'm building a new home, and it has a LOT of doors and windows. I need a budget window that looks good and will last a long time, but it has to be fairly inexpensive. I had planned on Jeld Wen but my contractor suggested Windsor to save some money. I don't know a lot about them and I haven't found a ton of information on the internet. Are they a good option, or is there something else that's as good as the Jeld Wens but cheaper?

Daisy - Consumer - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

Honestly, I don't like either of those. A lot depends on where you are, what style of home you're building, and the materials you're working with, but I really like Integrity by Marvin. It's a good fiberglass window with very good ratings. It's probably a bit out of your budget, but I can't really recommend going any cheaper. Bad windows are going to mess with the look of your home, energy bills, and can even lead to water damage and other problems. I don't think they're a good place to cut costs.

Michael - Contractor - from 2012

Windsor Customer Complaint

I've looked at Windsors and from what I can tell, it's a good price, fast shipping and installation, you can get pretty much anything you want as far as options and custom windows, but the factory makes a ton of mistakes - sloppy fabrication and bad welds. As far as I'm concerned, they're fine for flipping or a rental but I don't want to live with them.

Jim - Installer - from 2011

Winsor Legend Windows Review

Windsor's Legend is a cellular PVC window. It looks great, but Windsor has some quality problems that make me hesitate to buy them. They are a great price, though, and if you're on a tight budget you could do worse.

Holland - Contractor - from 2011

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Windsor Windows Pinnacle Series

I'm looking for an extruded aluminum clad window for a house with a stucco interior. I want the best windows I can afford, but I do have a budget. I'm considering SEMCO, Marvin, Windsor, and Jeld Wen, but I like the Semco and Marvin best. The Windsor and Jeld Wens are kind of plain and generic looking, and their movement seems less smooth. The Marvin and Semco seem to have better hardware.

Jeanie - Homeowner in Tennessee from 2010

[Contractor Response]

I've been in the industry for over 25 years, and I've never sold a Semco and neither has anyone else I know. I can't say anything else about them, I really don't know if they're any good. I do know that the Marvins are good and you can't go wrong with anything from them.

Allen - Contractor - from 2010

Windsor Windows Warranty

Windsor offers a separate window warranty for each of their 3 models. The Pinnacle insulated glass is warrantied for 10 to 20 years (with a 30 year optional upgrade), the extruded exterior finish for 20 years, components for 10 years and the painted white interior for 2 years. The Legend composite window has a 20 year warranty on the insulated glass seals, components for 25 years, materials and workmanship for 10 years and factory paint of 10 years. The New Dimensions vinyl window carries a Lifetime Limited Warranty that covers materials and workmanship defects for the life of the original owner, is transferrable (the new owner is only covered for 10 years).

As with all window warranties, there are a number of exclusions and caveats that must be completely understood to the buyer prior to purchase to understand the specifics of the warranty offered.

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