Windsor Windows Reviews
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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