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Explore Simonton window prices and costs on their Reflections, Impressions, ProFinish, Asure, Verona, and Daylight Max window models and series.

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Simonton Windows Reviews | Reflections 5050 | Reflections 5300

Reflections 5500 | Asure Series | VantagePointe 6000 Series

7300 Daylight Max | Madeira Series | Profinish Series

StormBreaker Plus | Impressions 9800 Series | Southern Legacy Plus

Bay And Bow Windows | Prism Platinum Series

Innovo Sliding Doors | General Pricing

Editor's Take On Simonton Window Prices

Simonton prices fall right in the middle of the vinyl window price spectrum. This is a bit of a blanket statement, especially considering the wide variety of window series and models that the company offers. Many of the Series from Simonton are offered in 3 models, so for instance, the Reflections are available in the 5050, 5300 and 5500 Series.

As a general rule of thumb, the mid range window series will provide consumers with the best long term value, although in the case of Simonton, I might have to say that the higher end window model would get my vote.

Simonton manufactures good quality, no frills type of vinyl windows, excellent distribution, and the company has a reputation for good customer support. Their frames run a little thicker than other vinyl window manufacturers, which certainly turns some consumers off. I would strongly suggest that homeowners touch and feel the Simonton windows prior to purchase in order to see and compare the bulkiness of these windows and make sure that you are fine with the overall aesthetics.

Performance wise, Simonton is going to be decent, nothing ground breaking, although upgrading to a better glass package and possibly a sash reinforcement can bring the Simonton nearly up to par with some of the stronger players in the industry.

Dane - Site Editor

Simonton Reflections 5050 Window Prices

The Simonton Reflections 5050 window is more or less defunct, although I've heard some consumers say that they can find them in certain pockets of the country. The 5050 model is identical to the Simonton Prism Bronze - typically dealers carry one series or the other, just to confuse their customers. The Asure model took over for the 5050 beginning in 2012. The Reflections 5050 Series is the entry level Reflections and is a no frills vinyl window and one we put on our recommended entry level vinyl window list.

The 5050 model uses a more narrow profile (common for lower end vinyl windows), which allows for more glass and a better viewing experience. The downside to the thinner frame is less energy efficiency and poorer performance numbers. All in all, the 5050 window isn't a bad for the price, but most contractors would recommend upgrading to one of the better lines, especially considering that the 5050 is all but impossible to find these days with the newer Asure. Comparable to Alside Mezzo windows cost.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 5050 Cost Bid

I am replacing eleven vinyl windows, but don't need super high end windows. I have two quotes that I like -- one from a Simonton dealer for $5.2K on the 5050, although he says that with the upgrades he's adding it is equivalent to the 5500.

A local Sunrise dealer gave me a quote on the Vanguard series for $7800.

Clint - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton 5050 Prices vs. PGT Energy Vue

Hi guys, we have two quotes and I'd love to get one or both of your takes on which is the better deal. Thanks so much!

PGT Energy Vue Winguard

4 Single Hung Windows: $4772

2 Transom Windows: $1437

Simonton 5050 (with upgrades that make it equivalent to the 5500)

4 Single Hung Windows: $2700

2 Transom Windows: $1450

Amy - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton Prism Bronze Windows Cost

Tim, I have 2 quotes on replacement windows.

1. Restoration windows by Sunrise. 6 windows with grids. Size 35x59, with installation cost is $8322.

2. Prism Bronze by Simonton. 6 windows with grids $2974.

The one company only sells Restoration. I asked for middle of the road for the Simonton. The sample he brought said Prism Bronze on it but from what I can tell on your website, that is no longer being made.

Any opinions or suggestions that you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Not sure where else to get estimates. We have Window World and Ideal Windows companies here in Iowa but their windows are not that great.

Sharon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Sharon, the Restorations bid is so much more than the Prism Bronze. I would much prefer you get a quote on the Simonton Prism Platinum window over the Bronze, it is a much better window. I would imagine it would be somewhere in the $4000 to $4500 range (based on the Prism Bronze quote...) The Restorations is a great window, but I think you would be fine with the Prism Platinum.

Long story short, I think you need one or two more bids because you have two such different quality windows and bids in front of you.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton Reflections 5300 Prices

The Simonton 5300 window, identical to the Prism Ultra Gold Series, is the upgraded Reflections window that offers a better made and more durable mainframe over the Asure. The 5300 is a nice looking vinyl window, nothing fancy, and comes standard with some nice features, including the Intercept spacer, ProSolar low-e glass and a 3/4" insulating glass unit.

Homeowners can order the 5300 Series in a double hung, fixed frame, slider, single casement, or in a double casement. Comparable to Harvey Classic windows prices.

Dane - Site Editor

Simonton 5300 Series or Soft-Lite Pro

I have two bids fro 8 replacement windows in the St.Louis area. One is for the Soft-Lite Pro Series for $4600 and the other is on either the Simonton 5300 ($2800) or the Simonton 5500 series ($3700).

Bernie - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton Reflections 5300 vs. Alside Mezzo

I have replacement bids from a Simonton dealer on their 5300 Reflections series for $9500. Then I have one for $7500 on the Alside Mezzo. Both bids are for 20 windows and it is only for the windows, but not for installation.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton Reflections 5300 vs PGT 5400

I need 13 Windows. 7 are 36 x 62 ....6 are 36 x 70 trying to decide between PGT 5400 and Simonton Reflections 5300. Any help you can offer is welcomed, since the cost is upward of $10,000. Which brand would you suggest?

Lenny - Homeowner - from 2017

For the full question/answer to this question, check out our 5300 Reflections reviews.

Simonton 5300 Series vs Soft-Lite Pro

Hi Guys, I have been reading your website and was looking for a little advice on two bids. I know they are apples to oranges. I have one bid for Soft-Lite windows, and one for Simonton. This is for 8 double hung vinyl replacement window in the St. Louis area. I guess i'm just curious if either of these estimates are reasonable. I imagine the soft-lite is a far superior window over all. Thanks!

Simonton 5300 Series $2800 double pane
5500 Series $4100 triple pane

Soft-lite Pro-LS $4600
Elements Triple Pane $5300

Len- Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Len, these bids are very reasonable. I like the Simonton 5500 and both of the Soft-Lite bids. I think any of these models would serve you well. The Soft-Lite is the better window and the Pro is a good vinyl window, while the Elements triple pane is an excellent vinyl window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton Prism Windows Cost

We ordered two Prism windows one 92X70 and the other 59x42 the glass is 366 they are tempered. We were quoted a price of $5046.00. They are manufactured by Simonton.

How can we find the quality of these windows and if they are reasonably priced? What kinds of things should we be concerned about?

Juana - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Juana, that sounds very high to me. Simonton is generally considered a middle of the road vinyl window manufacturer, a solid producer, but not the best by any means. I'd like to see you get some more bids and see how they compare. Brands I like (they may or may not be available in your area) include Okna, Soft-Lite, Sunrise, Zen, Polaris, Milgard, Anlin and Amerimax.

Get a couple more bids from local companies who carry one or more of these brands and let's go from there.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 5300 Window Prices

We've gotten bids on the Simonton 5300 window through Home Depot for $5000 and another bid from a local company that sells the Great Lakes Lifestyles. After negotiating the price down, we got the GL dealer to $7500. Which company sounds like the better fit.

Laura - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Lauri, I think the Simonton 5300 model is comparable to the Great Lakes Lifestyles window. I would also expect Home Depot to have lower prices than a local company because they can negotiate with manufacturers more aggressively than local dealers can. Where they typically can't compete is on installation quality because they pay their subs per window, which can often result in the installer going as quickly as they can and the quality of the install can go down.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

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Simonton Reflections 5500 Window Prices

The Simonton 5500 series is the "premium" Reflections model that may also be referred to the Prism Platinum window. Simonton labels their window series differently in different regions of the country, which doesn't always make for a clear consumer experience. Compared to the 5300 Reflections model, the 5500 window uses a slightly sturdier vinyl frame, and shadow-grooved sash welds.

It comes standard with Super 366 glass, a Super Spacer, and a better sill. Most industry experts that I talk to think the 5500 is a slightly better looking overall window. As with most premium models, the 5500 offers lots of upgrades including triple pane glass, wood-grain interiors, and an optional two-tone finish. It comes in any number of styles, sizes and finishes. Compare the Simonton 5500 series to the Sunrise Classic.

Dane - Site Editor

Simonton 5500 Quote vs. Harvey Classics

I need to replace 21 windows with grids an with aluminum capping on the exterior of my windows. So far, we have gotten 3/4 bids, all from reputable companies in the area.

Harvey Classic $550 per window

Simonton 5500 Reflection $500 per window

HiMarks DX400: $585 per window

HiMarks DX800 $630 per window

John - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton 5500 vs. PGT 5400 Series

Tim, I have a bid for 20 windows. What are your thoughts between Simonton 5500 and PGT 5400?

Andersen Silverline: $7,250
PGT 5400: $11,072
Simonton 5500: $11,500

Meredith - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

The Andersen Silverline is not a good window in my opinion. Between the Simonton 5500 and PGT 5400 -- they are probably the same. I'd turn to which is the best installer and window company.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton Relections 5500 vs. Okna 500 InsulTec

I have 2 quotes from A-rated local window contractors. The project is for 9 windows and installation.

Simonton Relections 5500 Series: $4595 (includes grids)

Okna 500 InsulTec Deluxe Series: $4703 (includes grids)

Any opinions on how these quotes stack up?

Susan - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Susan, both quotes are good, but the Okna 500 is a much better window. The Deluxe package is excellent and you are getting a very fair price.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton 5500 Cost Quote

I’m making a decisionon a home window project and need your opinion. I live just outside of Orlando and the following bids are on 15 windows:

Berkshire Elite: $9,650

EcoView Slocomb 7700: $10,950

PGT 5400: $12,660
Simonton 6100 Coastal: $12,680

Simonton 5500: $12,900

CWS: $19,800

Meredith - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Meredith, the bids I like include the Simonton 5500 and the PGT 5400. I think you can get them to go lower and I would suggest following the advice here in this article to see how much lower they will go.

Negotiate Your Window Bid

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Reflections 5500 Series Costs

My contractor gave me a few options and bids on roughly 40 windows. Most are standard size, but a few are larger ones.

MI 1650: $20,300
Provia Aspect: $22,800
Simonton 5500: $23,500

Chris - Homeowner - from 2017

Simonton 5500 Pricing vs Sunrise Standard Windows

I have a bid on 13 windows and two patio doors.

2) $11,300 - Standard Sunrise model and Atrium Series 332 sliding glass doors.

1) $9,300 - Simonton 5500 and Profinish Contractor model sliding glass doors.

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Simonton 5500 Window Costs vs Pella 250

Hi Tim: I’ve been reading reviews on your site and wanted to ask your opinion on this choice: replacing 20 windows; these quotes are fully installed; double hung double pane, vinyl, with colonial grids

Pella 350 – through local contractor $11,400

Vytex Fortis – Window Nation - $13,100

Simonton 5500 – through local contractor - $11,900

Thermo Twin - $11,000

We like the look of the Pella with the seamless corners, but from what I can tell the Fortis may be a better window? Is the fortis worth the extra money, or is there still room for them to come down on the quote?

Thanks for your help.

Gregory - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Gregory, the Vytex Fortis is definitely the better of the two windows, no question. It's a good window with the following performance numbers in their standard low-e glass package -- U value .26, SHGC .29, VT value of .53, and air infiltration .05 Is it worth the extra money, I think it is. I would take the Simonton 5500 over the Pella 250 to be honest with you. I would take the Fortis over the 5500 though for an extra $1200.

If I were you, I would go back to Window Nation and say that the $13.1K is out of your price range and you can get the Pella for considerably less. If they could come close to the price that Pella is offering, you would sign that day with them. Give them a few days to get back to you. The worst they can say is no...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton 5500 vs. Preservation And Slocomb

Hello - I wanted to get your thoughts on recent bids that we have received for 11 replacement windows for our home. All double hung in white. We currently are leaning towards Simonton 5500 but I have received other estimates. I am in the Raleigh, NC area.

Simonton 5500 - right at $5000 for 11 windows, this includes the outside aluminum capping. contractor also said he would include repair and replacement, "at no charge" of 6 facer boards on the dormers that are going bad. He valued this at $200. (local building/remodeler that was recommended by a general contract that has done other work for me)

Preservation Window - just a tad over $6000, this would include the outside capping. facers where discussed but I'm sure they would be an additional charge. (Aluminum Company of NC)

Slocomb Harmony 143 Series - just bit under $5000, $4850 I believe. Would include the outside capping but not the facer boards as with the Simonton contractor above. (HomeCraft Windows) - they did require I do certain advertising (facebook, reviews, etc.) to get this pricing.

Sunrise Window - roughly $6900, would include the outside capping. facers where discussed but I'm sure they would be an additional charge. I know these windows are highly recommended and the best quality of the brands I've listed, but we feel they are out of our price range. (Kelly Window and Door)

We started the search with ~$3500 in mind for our budget. We also started with only replacing 8 windows (hence the $3500 budget) but my wife has talked me into doing the other 3 which we do use often bring the total to 11. So at this point I understand, but, really do not want to exceed, the $5000 mark as we are doing other remodel projects around our home.

Do it my self options or find smaller individual contractor options - I have priced out Ply Gem 2000 at $2500 from a supplier and the Simonton 5500 at $3600 (I don't think they are giving me their best price?) . None of the suppliers around here want to sell to a homeowner and basically hang up the phone when I tell them I am not a licensed contractor. So I have had a hard time pricing out mid to high quality options for just the window without installation. The only reason I got the Simonton quote was that Simonton spoke with the supplier then transferred my call to them.

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated!

Brandon - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brandon, you are correct that the suppliers don't want to deal with the consumer directly. The only way around this is to go to say Home Depot and buy direct from them and then find a window installer using craigslist or yelp etc. This can save you money, but I would recommend buying the best window they sell -- it won't touch the quality here, but I see some HD sell the Andersen 100 window, which I like. Personally, I'm not sure it's worth the risk of a sub par window or sub par installation. Not with what I see.

I think the clear winner here (given your budget) is the Simonton 5500 window. I think it's a fair price, but I would absolutely call back and say that one of the contractors came down on his price (maybe say to $4200) and that if the Simonton rep can come close to this, then you are ready to sign today. See what he says!

The Sunrise is the other bid that looks good to me, but it sounds like it's out of your price range and the Simonton 5500 is a good vinyl window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton 5500 Refelctions Costs

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]

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.

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 ;)

Now see what the best price you can get by playing the two quotes off one another.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 5500 Cost Quote

Is $4325 a reasonable estimate for Simonton 5500 model for 4 windows of these measurements?

83 inches wide by 58 inches high

71 inches wide by 58 inches high

71 inches wide by 47 inches high

83 inches wide by 47 inches high

Jon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

The only way to know if this is reasonable is to compare it to like minded bids — you did this right and from what I remember, the bids were relatively similar. If that's the case, then the bid is obviously reasonable.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 5500 vs Ply Gem Pro Series

We have quoted the Ply Gem Pro series product with the bronze exterior / white interior. Low-e glass / argon gas / screens on ends. Our windows are around 83/71 inches wide by 47/58 inches in height. All pricing is installed w/haul away, clean up, installation and exterior trim coil included.

Option 1 - 3 section sliders $ 4,325.00 installed

Option 2 - 3 section casements ( ends open / center fixed ) $ 6,225.00 installed

Option 3 - picture window flanked by 2 double hung $ 5,350.00 installed

We also received a quote on the Simonton 5500 and it was very close to this, about $200 to $350 more for each of the three options.

Tracy - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

So you've received two quotes — one for the Ply Gem Pro and one on the Simonton 5500 — is that correct? And they seem to be very similar in price.

The bids seem expensive because you are getting such large windows (and potentially a more complicated set up than a simple double hung. Instead it's a picture window flanked by two double hungs.

You might want to get a couple more bids. If nothing else, the additional bids will prove (or disprove) that your current bids are the fair market price.

At the end of the day, you can't argue with the price if it's a fair market price.

As to whether to go with casements or double hungs, that's all personal preference.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

[Tracy's Response]

This contractor has their own employees instead of sub contract it and offer Simonton 5500 and Pella windows. We would have to go with Simonton 5500 since we have dark brown vinyl that Pella brand does not offer. I think Simonton 5500 is a better window than Pella. Finally, I have decided to replace our windows with Simonton 5500. Thanks for your response and suggestions

Tracy - Homeowner - from 2016

Simonton 5500 vs Vytex Grandview

Getting pricing and knowledge about windows is worse than trying to buy a new computer and I know some about computers. My house was built in 1956 and they are the original windows, I live in NJ. This is very frustrating, I received a few quotes. 1 form home depot and i know they don't do their own work. I also received a quote for Simonton 5500 14 Double Hung Units and 1 Picture Window) price: $8,500.00. I told him it was a lot of money but he wouldn't come down. So I said lets take out the kitchen and home office windows and he re-quoted at $6600. for 11 windows instead of 15 windows.

I also received a quote from a company called Windows Nation quote below on the Grandview Series window. Total Sale Price $8,900.00. I think this is a better window-has better ratings but obviously more money but do i really need to pay that much.

Carol - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carol, the Simonton 5500 and the Grandview, which is a relabeled Vytex are both good windows. I don’t think the Grandview is a better window. I’d go with the Simonton for the $8500 unless you can get the Grandview rep to come down on his price.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 5500 Pricing vs Champion

I had a Simonton dealer come out to quote and Don Young has still not returned my call. I was a bit surprised by the dealer saying that the Impressions 9800 window isn’t suitable for North Texas and recommended the Simonton Reflections 5500 Series. They are considerably more affordable than what Champion quoted but the online reviews seem to be about average. Perhaps the additional feature the dealer added improves performance a good deal and should be considered.

The dealer told me that the following specs are included to improve energy efficiency:

ProSolar Shade, 366 Glass, LowE3/Argon, Supercept Spacer, Energy Star Southern, Tempered and Obscure where indicated

The attached quote of $8,370 includes a total of 15 windows:

Twin with transoms above in parlor (47”x84” each)

Triple with Transoms above at Great Room (47”x84”each)

1-Door Transom at Great Room (42”x24”)

2- Master Bedroom (43”x60” and 35”x60”)

1-Master Bathroom(42”x48” picture)

Kitchen Sink Window (34”x 48”)

This price is only $1000 more than Champion quoted me; however the Champion quote was only for 5 windows – only the twin and the triple.

John - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

John, I would always defer to a local dealer who knows the climate and sees windows in action. The Simonton Reflections 5500 is a good window window, especially with the upgrades he recommended. The quote sounds very fair and quite a bit less than the Champion. I would say that the Champion is probably on par with the 5500 series from Simonton.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton Reflections 5500 Windows

The Simonton 5500 window is the premium Reflections model, which is also known as the Prism Platinum model. The 5500 Reflections includes all of the standard features, such as the Super Spacer, upgraded stepped sill and the Supper 366 glass. In addition, the window offers more custom features and options than the other Reflections models, including a triple pane upgrade, balance covers, a two tone finish and a wood grain interior finish. The window is available in a wide number of style options as well.

In terms of performance, the standard Reflections 5500 window offers a .31 U-factor, SHGC of .26, and an Air Infiltration of .07. These are by-no-means world class numbers, but they are very solid. The 5500 model is one of our recommended Simonton windows and is comparable to Wincore 7700 windows cost.

Simonton 5500 Reflection Prices

Hi, I have a contractor installing 23 Simonton 5500 Reflections. His quote came in at $13,000. I also got a bid from Home Depot on the Vantage Point 6100 for $14,800.

Here's my confusion, I seems like on your site you say that the Reflections 5500 is actually the better window than Vantage Point series.

Steve - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

The Simonton 5500 window is definitely a superior window to the VantagePointe series.

The price you were quoted on the 5500s is very good and I would jump on that if I were you.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton Prism Platinum Prices

I got a quote on 9 Simonton Prism Platinum windows. $3400. Only other placed are Window World, Ideal Windows and the big box stores. Talked to the Sunrise salesman and could get the Sunrise Single Hung window for $6086. Would not budge with price. Suggestions?

David - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

David, the Sunrise single hung is quite a good window, but I'm not totally convinced it's worth nearly double the Simonton Prism Platinum window quote. The Prism Platinum is a very solid mid range vinyl window and assuming you like how it looks and feel comfortable with the installer, I would go with this one. This is one of those "it's your call," but I feel like the top end windows from Simonton are good.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton Prism Platinum Costs

What is a fair price for a project involving replacement of 18 windows. I am considering Simonton Prism Platinum/Reflections 5500.

1. 48x48 picture, grid, full screen (1 window)
2. 34.75x70.5 DH, grid, full screen, tempered lower sash (2 windows)
3. 35.75x59.75 DH, grid, full screen, gray tint (3 windows)
4. 59.75x35.5, slider, grid, full screen, gray tint (1 window)
5. 35x75x59.75 DH, grid, full screen (2 windows)
6. 59.75x47.5 slider, grid, full screen, gray tint (2 windows)
7. 35.75x59.75 DH, grid, tempered lower sash, full screen (1 window)
8. 16.75x59.75 DH, grid, tempered lower sash, full screen (2 windows)
9. 36x18, fixed/picture semicircle, grid (1 window)
10. 47.75x47.5 DH, tempered, obscure
11. 23.75x35.5 DH, obscure
12. 30x11 slider

Ananth - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Ananth, I will give you a very bare bones price range - there are too many factors about any project that could push this one way or another. Let's say $400 to $600 per window for the Simonton 5500 series, so anywhere from $7200 to $10,800. That would be my best guestimate.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 5500 vs Vytex 3000 and Andersen 100 Series

I have 3 bids as follows and was hoping to get an opinion on the best options open to me. There are approximating 40 windows in all, some fairly complex and large, nearly all of them casements.

Contractor 1: Andersen 100 Casements, $50,000

Contractor 2: Vytex 3300 Casement, $37,500
Contractor 3 Simonton 5500 Casements, $43,500

Jean - Homeowners - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Jean, with Contractor 1, I like the Andersen 100 window, but I really do question whether it's worth $6500 and $12,500 more than the other two selections. I think in terms of aesthetics, the Andersen 100 is the best option, but from an overall quality and performance perspective, I don't think it's that much better.

I don't know the Vytex 3000 series specifically so I can't comment on the quality here. Therefore, my vote would be the Simonton 5500 series, which is a good quality window and I feel like the best value of the money.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

Simonton 5500 Series Cost vs Harvey

I have 21 window quotes with colonial grids, exterior capping and all of the installation included. Which of these options is better in your opinion?

Harvey Classics - $550 per

Simonton 5500s - $500 per

HiMark DX400 - $585 per

DX800 - $630 per

John - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

John, the HiMarks are the best, the 800 is better than the 400 series but they both beat the Simonton and the Harvey. Better manufacturing, design, appearance, energy efficiency, pretty much everything.

Rob - Contractor - from 2010

Simonton 5500 Windows Cost

So far, I have 1 quote on 10 Simonton 5500 windows. All prices include installation. Thumbs up or down on cost?

4 double hungs - $485 each (2 34"x45" and 2 35"x 58" each)

3 double hung - $530 each (35"x70")

2 picture windows - $430 each (35"x57" and 22"x70")

1 three lite slider - $900 (95"x45")

$120 for tempered glass on 3 windows

Total is $5400

Karen - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

That's a good price on the Simonton 5500 windows, which are quite solid. $540 per window with a three lite slider is very good.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton Asure Window Prices

The Simonton Assure, introduced in spring 2012, is the redesigned Reflections 5050 window. The profile is even thinner, with nearly an inch of glass added to all four sides. The sash remains the same, although the frame has a cleaner, simpler look. The performance numbers didn't change much and you can upgrade to the Supercept if you're looking for a better spacer.

The Asure and 5050 share the same sash design, however many installers comment that they prefer the look of the newer Asure mainframe - innovation at work. The Asure window is not going to come in lots of options, tan or white exterior and interior color options and style choices that include a 2 lite slider, picture, double hung, and several geometric shapes. Comparable to Pella 250 window costs.

Tim - Site Editor

Sunrise Vanguard Window Costs

We are in the process of replacing 14 double hung and sliders. We have a number of bids that came in as follows.

Sunrise Vanguard: $13,895
Renewal By Andersen: $33,000
Anderson 100: $23,000
Anderson 200: $25,000
Simonton Asure: 16,000

Mary - Homeowner - from 2017

Simonton Asure D-H Window Bid

Replacing 13 windows and enlarging 5 of the openings. The contractor wants to use Asure D-H windows and the project bid is $10,000.

Click to read full consumer question and site editor answer -- Simonton Asure reviews

Simonton Assure and 5500 or the Sunrise Restoration

Tim, I've read your reviews and appreciate all the insight. My husband and I are looking to replace all 34 of our windows in our 20 year old house in Marietta, GA. We've had quotes on both Sunrise (Restoration) and Simonton (Assure and 5500). We're trying to decide if it's worth the additional (nearly $8,000) expense is worth it for the Sunrise Restoration. Essentially, we need to determine what's the better window for us. Any thoughts on these 2?

Sandy - Homeowner - from 2017

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Sandy, I think the $8000 is probably worth it to go with the Sunrise Restoration windows, they really are excellent. Having said that, the Simonton 5500 is a very decent vinyl window and it's easy for me to say go spend $8K more when I'm not the one actually writing the check. I would not go with the Asure, I don't think it's anywhere as good as these other two.

What I'd like to see you do is go back to the Sunrise dealer and see what his lowest price is -- here is an article that explains the approach I take when I'm trying to get the best deal.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton Asure Pricing

Hello, I've been reading your window reviews and we are currently comparing Atrium to Simonton Assure. We have 8 double hung windows to replace. Our quotes are $3200 for Atrium Windows and $4800 for Simonton. We are in Nova area near DC. Do you have any recommendations?

Miranda - Homeowner - from 2016

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Miranda, that's a pretty big price difference. I feel like Atrium makes a builder grade window for the most part and unless you are on a pretty tight budget, I'm not sure I'd go with Atrium (you didn't mention the model, which obviously makes a big difference). However, $600 per window for the Simonton Asure seems expensive to me, the Asure is their entry level window. I don't know the project specifics, but I think you need a couple more bids to compare. Check out our selection for the best windows page for suggestions on brands. I know Okna is in your area, they are great. Their 400 series might be in that price range and it would blow the doors on the Simonton Asure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton VantagePointe Window Prices

The Simonton VantagePointe 6000 window is made and marketed exclusively for and through Home Depot. On the plus side, the window going to be less expensive than if you were to purchase it through a local company or distributor. On the downside, there won't be as many custom options available, and the installation will usually be handle through one of the HD subcontractors, which don't always have the strongest reputation for quality and attention to detail.

The VantagePointe comes standard with tilt latches, dual air locks, a beveled sash, extruded lift rails and a coil balance system. The VantagePointe does come in 7 interior color options and 7 exterior color options, including some darker colors that can be difficult to find for this lower to mid range price point vinyl window. The window is fine, nothing fancy, and offers fair to mid performance numbers in terms of air infiltration, U-factor, SHGC and design pressure ratings. In terms of retail windows, the VantagePointe is a good buy for the price - just make sure you get quality installation.

Tim - Site Editor

Simonton 6200 Narrow Frame Bid

Home Depot gave me a bid of $13.8K for 22 windows using their 6200 Series. All 22 windows are either single hung or sliders and some are pretty large. We are going to sell the home in two years so I don't want to spend a fortune.

Kim - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton 6200 vs. Pella 250

Hey I'm replacing 12 windows from hail damage. I have two bids.

Pella 250: $7,500

Simonton 6200: $10,150

Elsie - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton 6100 Coastal Windows

Tim, I have a quote on the Coastal version of the Simonton 6100 series.

Price: $12,687 for the following:

13 3 Simonton 6100 Picture Window (Coastal)
2 Simonton 6100 Eyebrow W/Legs

Meredith - Homeowner - from 2018

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Meredith, that seems on the high side as far as I'm concerned. I'd get a bid on the following:

Simonton Stormbreaker Plus
PGT 5400 series
CWS Windpact Series

Once you do that, then I think you'll have the information you need to make your decision.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton 6100 Series Costs

Good evening!

I have 18 double hung windows and 2 bids thus far.
Pella 250 Series: $18,898

Simonton 6100 Series Home Depot: $12000

Justin - Homeowner - from 2018

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Justin, the idea of $1000 for the Pella 250 is absurd is absurd to me. The Simonton 6100 series is pretty decent but still seems pricey at $666 each with installation.

I would look at Okna, maybe their entry-level 400 window. Also check Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris for dealers in your area. All of these brands "entry-level" windows will be better than either one of the bids you have.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton 6100 vs. Vytex Potomac hp

We have a home with 18 windows that need replacing. I have a number of bids, all on different windows. Here's what I have so far. All of them include or lead safe installation that was quoted out at roughly $65 per window.

Ideal UltraTite Series: $515
Vytex Potomac hp: $565
Soft-Lite Pro: $615
Simonton 6100: $695
Simonton 6500: $800

Gertrude - Homeowner - from 2017

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Gertrude, of the bids you have, the two I like most are the Vytex Potomac hp: $565 and Soft-Lite Pro: $615. In fact, I would rate the Vytex Potomac hp as the best of the bunch and the price is one of the lowest. I'd say this is the clear winner in my book!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton 6100 Costs Quote

I have a quote for 18 Simonton 6100 windows installed, plus the costs of wrapping the wood trim outside with aluminum. Quote for $10,645 after their 15% discount.

Larry - Homeowner - from 2017

Vantage Point 6100 From HD

I have a bid on 13 Home Depot Simonton vantage point 6100 windows for $9999.

Ray - Homeowner - from 2017

Simonton 6500 vs Sunrise

I have a quote on 3 double-hungs, 1 glass patio door and 5 sliders. The quote on the Simonton 6500 was $10,700 and the Sunrise quote was $9000 and the quote. Both windows seem like they are good and durable.

Carl - Homeowner - from 2017

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Simonton 6200 Slider Costs

I'm replacing 13 windows and have a quote on the Simonton 6200 slider and the Milgard Styleline. The Simonton 6200 series is $3k more for 13 windows so still similar respectively).

Mia - Homeowner - from 2017

Simonton Vantage 66 Window Prices

Hi Tim, I've gotten 3 bids on 9 windows and 1 sliding patio door. The quote for the Simonton Vantage .66 is $11000 and doesn't include the interior casing, apron, stool, and the interior wood work. inside the house). I also have a bid from Polaris for $27000 and one for the Soft-Lite Imperial LS for $13175.

Larry - Homeowner - from 2017

Simonton 6100 Series Costs

Hello Dane, we received a quote from HD today for 23 windows and one patio door in the amount of $18,559 with 15% ($15,775) for 6100 Series. Is this a good price or should we look into other brand windows? Thank you.

Olga - Homeowner - from 2017

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Olga, there are a number of 6100 series. There is the VantagePointe from Simonton, there is an Atrium 6100 and a Ply Gem 6100 single hung.

I'm not a huge fan of Atrium and in terms of Ply Gem I usually recommend sticking with the Pro or Premium models. vI will assume however that you are referring to the Simonton 6100 VantagePointe since it is the HD model they sell. The VantagePointe is an okay vinyl window with okay performance data to back it up. It is nowhere near the best window out there, but it's not a bad window by any means.

I'm going to assume that the patio door is $1800, which puts us at roughly $14,000, which means you are $610 per window completely installed.

For a window that you should be able to purchase for roughly $200 to $250 for a normal sized window, yes I think on the face of it this bid sounds high. Now, I have no idea what size windows you are buying, or the installation requirements so this may account for that extra cost.

I think you should absolutely get a couple/few more bids to see and feel a few more windows, and to see the range of prices for your particular project. Get the bids and send the basics over to me and I'm happy to give you my two cents. Check out our recommended brands and do a quick search to see if they are sold by any local companies. Then have those companies come out and give you a bid.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton VantagePointe Bid

I have a ranch home, standard installation, single hung windows, and no issues (that's what all the quoters have told me). Wood has never been an option, but good to know. HD was here yesterday and gave a bid of $14950 installed using the 6100 Vantage Point - he said that was the middle of good, better, best vinyl window. Never heard of it, but he said that's what they've been selling. Did talk with some installers (who happen to also install of HD). They said they'd install for $100 a window - we're just waiting for a bid on the window costs. They called from my inquiry from Home Advisors.

Thanks for the great service you do for home owners. If you have any opinions on the 6100's, let me know. Take care.

Sue - Homeowner - from 2017

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Sue, the Simonton VantagePointe is just okay, not the window I would honestly keep looking...start calling the Lowes, Home Depot, Dixieline in your area and start getting pricing on the windows only. Ask each guy what the best vinyl window they carry is and get the price. Get a low-e glass and a reinforced meeting rail if possible (this is an upgrade that they should be able to order). I don't see you paying more than $350 a window for normal sizes for a decent window -- Milgard Tuscany, Andersen 100...(most of the windows they sell in these big box stores are crappy so if you are going this route, you need to be selective.)

The $100 per window is the average industry cost for a normal install. So this makes sense. Make SURE that the installer has good reviews and knows what he's doing.

Again, we're at the $450 to $500 per window cost in this scenario with a local installer ordering the windows and bringing them to your house. That's $8500 if my math is right.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Home Depot Simonton Pricing

Hello Dane,

I have two bids for a nine-window replacement project on my house in the Houston, Texas, area. The vendors are Lowes for the Pellas and Home Depot for the Simontons, with there respective warranties (HD is slightly better).

The Pella bid is $4700 installed, the Simonton bid is $11,300 installed. There are similar discounts but the Simontons are still slightly more than twice the price of the Pellas. After reviewing your site I am very confused about how the numbers can be this different. Any thoughts on whether I should consider the Simonton bid at all given the pricing? I also have a Renewal By Andersen bid a couple thousand dollars higher than the Simonton bid for two fewer windows (the two windows are the cheaper of the nine).

We like the interior colors on the Simontons slightly better.

Thanks for your time!

- Homeowner - from 2017

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Daron, I like Simonton windows, but I''m very confused how that bid can that high. Renewals are generally the most expensive windows on the market (and overpriced in my opinion for the overall quality). The Simontons shouldn't that high.

I'm not a fan of Pella vinyl windows. I would avoid the big box stores myself, unless you have a contractor or installer that you know well and trust to buy and install the windows.

I would get a couple more bids if I were you. This would include a dealer for Don Young windows, Milgard windows (they have a special Texas series) and NT windows. Those are three of the brands that I like in your neck of the woods.

Dan - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton 6500 Costs vs Walsh And Okna

Hi, I used your advice and got 4 estimates for my replacement windows project, near Green Bay Wisconsin, using your website's referral program. Now I need your assistance with the quotes I received.

About the project: we plan to live in our home for 25 or so years, we are going to replace all of the windows in our home, which means a total of 17 windows. All of these measurements are Width x Height. We have 9 windows that are 34 3/4" x 48 1/2", 2 windows that are 34 3/4" x 62 1/2", 4 windows that are 24 3/4" x 38 1/2" two of which have to be tempered glass, large picture window that is 60 1/2" x 62 1/2" and a transom window right above it that is 60 1/2" x 23 1/2".

The main reason for replacing the windows is because of a pretty bad mold problem on our homes original wood windows. We have a big problem with water on the glass and wood frame and the occasional ice buildup on some of the windows. The house is about 8 1\2 years old, pretty tight except for the windows and about 40% humidity which kind of goes up and down some depending on how well our home's main exhaust fan is working (which our builder told us to run during the winter months to keep the humidity level down).

Now, for the estimates:

1.) Walsh Tundra 6000 double hung and Tundra 6700 picture windows with their Tundra Thermal Performance Package #4 triple pane vinyl replacement window in their basic white color. No grids or special colors/laminates. The sales and install is by Exquisite Windows and Doors, LLC. at a quoted price of about $16,200 installed.

2.) Okna series 900 Starmark double hung triple pane composite replacement windows with the upgraded deluxe package in their basic white color and no grids. The sales and install is by AHT, Inc. at a quoted price of about $32,300 installed. (Side note: AHT does not carry any other window model than the Starmark series and they claim the Starmark window was mostly designed by them (AHT) and they brought it to Okna for the manufacturing.)

3.) Next is Tundraland, Inc. for their Tundraland series double-hung triple pane vinyl replacement windows in their basic white color and install done by Tundraland at a quoted price of about $25,000 installed. They are at "".

4.) Simonton 6500 series VantagePoint double hung double pane vinyl replacement window quoted by The Home Depot and installed by a Home Depot contractor. The price is their BEST replacement value of $13,844. They did provide a “GOOD” and “BETTER” choice of windows but those were pretty basic windows which I just eliminated right away.

I really like the Starmark series but the price seems way out of line (As does the Tundraland estimate) and the sales/installation company might have no competition in selling the Starmark series in Wisconsin. Am I missing anything or is the value way below the price?

Randy - Homeowner - from 2017

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Randy, the Simonton 6500 VantagePointe is an okay window, but I think you need a better vinyl window than this to handle the winter weather you guys get in Wisconsin.

I agree with you that $32K for 17 windows is just way too much – the Starmark is a very good composite window, but I’m confused how they can justify charging $1900 per window.

I don’t know Tundraland windows, it looks like they make their own windows, but I can’t comment either way on them.

I know that the Walsh Tundra makes a solid vinyl window and that they have a solid reputation in the area – over 40 years in business. This is what I’m leaning towards right now. I’d be interested to hear what the air infiltration on these windows is -- .10 or lower is good, .05 or lower is great.

I sort of think you need a couple more bids (I know you’ve already done four) – for instance the Okna 400 or 500 windows should be less than the Starmark, but they are excellent vinyl windows. Maybe there is an Okna rep. in your area – google “okna windows green bay” and see what you get.

Zen windows (they sell Soft-Lite) or Sunrise might also be available – check to see if any of these three brands are sold in your area and see if you can get a couple more bids from some of these top brands.

It’s a lot of work I know, but with everything going on with your windows, I think it’s worth a little more time. So far, I think that the Walsh bid is the front runner.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton 6100 Cost vs Pella 250

I’m so happy that I found your web site. It has been of great help to me. I have received 5 proposals for the replacement of 14 Vinyl windows in a 20 year old modular built weekend home. The home is draft free and well insulated. However , many of the sashes have fogged up to a point where 8 out of 14 are no longer translucent.

Lowes : $ 7,406.00 for Pella 250 series

Pella Dealer $ 10 ,778.00 for same as above Pella 250. After sharing Lowes quote price Pella went to $ 8,600.00. “ Our installers are better than Lowes “

Anderson Replacement $ 28,557.00 One year Price …… $ 19,293.00 30 Day price … J ….. I asked him to requote without the glass.

Home Depot … Simonton 6100 $ 8,729.00.

Local Glass Company . “Chuck in a Truck” ….. Ywinco .. $ 310.00 Per window installed .. $ 4,340.00. …………… Too good to be true

On a second home we had six 35 year old wooden single pane windows replaced with Ideal Windows. The installation was first class. However , I have not been impressed with the quality of the windows. ………….. In Ideal’s favor they have come out to the home on two occasions to address some warranty issues at no charge.

That brings up another option. ………….. A window mechanic suggested that I could replace just the insulated glass units in the affected windows. There are no issues with current windows with the exception of the seals that caused the fogging. I have a glass shop quoting me this option. They suggested that inconsistent temperatures in the home may have accelerated the seal failures.

I have run the Gauntlet the box stores and heavily marketed windows. I’m now looking for local contractors. However , the home is in a rural area and finding people is difficult.

Andy - Homeowner - from 2017

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Andy, you have some very diverging estimates, that's for sure. The Pella 250 is their low end vinyl window and although the 250 is better than older Pella vinyl windows, it wouldn't be anywhere near my top choice. The Viwinco isn't a bad window (they have different models so the series you were quoted is important). Viwinco is often a good price point for an okay window (but now that I think about it, it is probably on par with the Pella 250), but Viwinco typically isn't going to service any warranty claim. I might go with a Viwinco if it was their premium model, The Viwinco Cambridge, but again if something goes wrong, you are more or less on your own.

The Renewal By Andersen quote is insanely high so let's toss that one as well.

If it were me, I might buy the Simonton 6100 Series through HD with whatever upgrades I deemed necessary -- low-e glass, maybe a composite sash reinforcement if they offer this. But I would probably find my own installer, unless HD can prove to me that the installer they subcontract out to is really good. They have a tendency to pay their subs per window and at a low rate so the overall quality can leave something to be desired. I might go on craigslist or angies list and find some local window installers to come give me a bid on the install.

One interesting note, the Renewal By Andersen uses virtually the identical frame as the Andersen 100 window, which sometimes is available through HD. You can usually get this window with upgrades in the $350 range. Add in $100 per window for good installation and you have more or less the same set up as the Renewal for $7000 (instead of $19K!)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton VantagePoint 6500 Window Costs

We are looking for replacement of 6 windows and a patio door in Chicago area. Apparently these are larger than usual windows and the quotes we received so far are not cheap. We are deciding between soft-lite imperial LS for $923 each and Simonton advantagepoint 6500 for $1250 per window, labor included. The Simontom window comes with laminating. For the patio door, the options are anderson aluminum clad wooden for $6500 and Marvin aluminum clad wooden for $8500. Can you please recommend a choice?

- Homeowner - from 2016

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Jackie, I can tell you without reservation that the Soft-Lite Imperial LS is far superior to the VantagePoint. The Imperial LS is an excellent vinyl windows and blows the Simonton out of the water (and frankly it blows 95% of the vinyl windows on the market out of the water with a .02 air infiltration rating). So windows solved :)

The prices on those patio doors seems really high. Why are you going with vinyl windows, but a wood clad door, are you matching something? Will you just be painting the interior white anyway? I would get a quote from the Soft-Lite dealer on a patio door, I would think it would be lower, but obviously I don't know how much work is involved with the installation, which can be quite extensive and quite expensive. I think you need another bid or two on the door.

- Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 6100 Window Costs

I received an outrageous quote from Pella...we wont talk about that.

I received another from HD for $7800. Simonton 6100 series windows. 10 double hung, a 2 piece slider and a 3 piece slider with a picture window in the middle.

In reading your posts here, HD is a bad idea. I found a very good local installer (JD Windows in Denver) who sells Amerimax windows. I'm reading their costs seem to be $450-$600. Doing the math of the windows I mentioned above this added up to be around $4000 installed.

Am I missing something? Are there additional charges I'm not aware of? JDI will be visiting me later this week but I'd like to be well-informed. It seems HD is high priced for a lower end window. Thanks.

Kelly - Homeowner - from 2016

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Kelly, Pella is often one of the most expensive windows out there, so I'm not surprised.

You have 12 windows in all, one of which is quite large, so the $7800 is not bad ($650 on average per window fully installed) - remember although we try to provide general costs, most windows are priced out by the linear foot so the larger the window, the most expensive they are. I like Amerimax windows, but they are going to be at least as expensive as the Simonton, their entry level Amerimax Masters Grande series will probably be comparable to the VantagePointe 6100 series from Simonton. The mid range and higher end Amerimax windows will be more expensive than this.

If you like the VantagePointe 6100 series from Simonton, you could always buy it from HD and then find your own window installer via craigslist, Angies List, yelp, etc. and have them do the installation. They will usually come out and give you a free bid on the installation portion. I'm not a big fan of HD installation because of how they structure their payouts to the subcontractors. Just make sure that whoever does the install has lots of experience, good reviews, and seems to be very knowledgable about the job you are paying them to do.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton 6100 Windows Pricing

I got quotes from 3 companies to replace a Bay window, kitchen slider, a smaller bathroom slider and a doorwall. Quotes were $6100 from wallside windows (wood bay), $8200 home depot Simonton 6100 series (wood bay) and $4800 lowe's pella 250 series sliders, vinyl bay and thermastar doorwall.

How do the different brands compare, and the first two quotes didn't even tell me vinyl bay was an option. A lot of money, and want to make a good decision. I've seen good and bad reviews for all so hard to base off of that.

Windows being replaced are older, broken seals with a lot of moisture. Doorwall and wood bay are extremely drafty and cold in mi winters. Wood on bay is starting to fall apart.

Basically looking for a decent upgrade without refinancing the house or going overboard. Anything new should be better then what I currently have.

Ryan - Homeowner - from 2016

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Ryan, you certainly have 3 very different price bids for your project. I would throw out the Pella bid at the beginning. While the Pella 250 vinyl window is not a bad window, the ThermaStar one of the worst series out there.

I like the Simonton 6100 bay window, but I don't think it's worth $2000 more than the Wallside.

Wallside gets pretty good reviews, although I have to admit I don't know much about the quality of their bay windows.... but I'm sure they purchase their bay boxes like most manufacturers and simply insert their windows.

So, basically if you feel comfortable with Wallside and think their installation team will do a good job, this is the bid I'd go with.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton Vantage Point vs Marvin Windows

I just got a quote from Home Depot on 15 Vantage Point 6500 windows. Now, contrary to what I see on this board, there are a few options to the colors of these windows, and I chose a dark oak wood look for the interior plus a prairie style, contoured inset with the same finish. Not real wood, of course, but a wood-look finish that was not too tacky looking.

I also had options for double or triple glazing. The double glazed option was demonstrated for me, but not the triple, so I don't have any real reason to jump for the triple. I had them quote me sliders with these estimated sizes (three 60x60"; two 45x33", three 60 x 45; four 60x39") and three double-hungs (27x39").

The quote, including materials, permits, disposal, and labor, and allowing for the $3000 discount, was just under $21,000 for the double pane and just under $23,000 for the triple. Based on what I see on this site that seems pretty high, but I realize that I have pretty large windows here.

The $3000 discount disappears May 4, and I don't like to be rushed for this amount of money. Do you think I need to snap this deal up? (BTW - I do have a salesperson from Marvin's coming out on the 2nd!) I'd be so grateful for any feedback!

Kathleen - Homeowner - from 2016

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Hi Kathleen, I don't like the whole rushing thing, not when it comes to your home and making a decision that you will be sticking with for the next 20 years (hopefully). I think you need to get some more estimates. Home Depot will always be there and I would guess that their "sale" will happen next month and the month after that. I was under the impression that the VantagePointe was available in a number of colors, but perhaps not in your neck of the woods?

I think you need to try and get an estimate from Sunrise, which I'm pretty sure services Minnesota, although perhaps not all parts. Also try Okna and Soft-Lite and see if there is a dealer in your area. Also try a Simonton dealer, not HD, and get a bid on the Impressions 9800 series and see how they price out.

The quote you got does seem high, those windows sizes are not that big. I'd be curious to see how the Marvin window price quote comes in...let me know and we can go from there!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton Madeira Windows Prices

Simonton Madeira vs. Ply Gem 2

We are in Washington state and need 25 new construction windows with some work and wood replacement in the frames and sills. We have been collecting quotes and here is what we have.

Revere Berkshire Elite: $500 per window

Insignia e2: $800 per window

Ply Gem 2: $1,200 per window

Simonton Madeira: $1,400 per window

Simonton Madeira vs Milgard Tuscany

Tim / Dane so far you have been a great help in my choices for windows here in north Utah. So I found a Simonton dealer and had them come out for a quote on the Madeira -- 13 windows 3 double hung 10 sliders all triple pane at a price of $7800 total installed.

I have also got a quote for Milgard Tuscany at $8500 total installed. The only difference in the Tuscany is double pane and are going to redo the stucco on the install of 3 windows which they are charging $784

If I go with the Simonton I should qualify for a $1000 rebate from the local utilities. If I go with the Tuscany the rebate will be about $275 due to lower U / SHGC ratings from the Milgard Windows

These are the 2 best choices I have found for this area. So the question is which one would you recommend. Thanks again for your opinion and help in this matter

Mark - Homeowner - from 2016

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Mark, between the Simonton Madeira and the Milgard Tuscany, I would go with the Tuscany. I just think its a better window for $700 difference. The only wrinkle comes in the total cost difference, which is more like $2000. This makes it a coin flip, so I'm not sure what to say. If it were me, I would go back to the Milgard dealer and explain your problem and see how much he's willing to come off his price...might be enough to make it worthwhile.

At the end of the day though, both of these windows will serve you well with thorough installation.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton Daylight Max Prices

The Simonton Daylight Max window or 7300 series is sold exclusively through Home Depot. The Daylight Max uses less frame, which provides more viewing area. The windows comes standard with a ProSolar low-e and argon fills on a double strength glass. It comes in a number of color and hardware options. I'm not a huge fan of Simonton''s hardware, it's a bit cheap looking, although I do think their upgraded options are nice.

Performance wise, the Daylight Max 7300 series offers better numbers than I was expecting (these are for the slider): 0.06 air leakage rating, 0.29 U-factor, .028 SHGC, and .54 visible transmittance. The frame doesn't feel quite as sturdy as I'd like, but there are always going to be downsides when you're maximizing glass area.

Dane - Site Editor

Simonton Daylight Max Pricing

Tim, we have bids for 25 windows and 2 doors -- one sliding and one french. 18 of the windows are single hungs, while the rest are picture windows.

Simonton Daylight Max: $18,415

Milgard Styleline: $16,980

AMI 80 Series: $16,655

Yolanda - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton 7300 Vinyl Windows

Hello, Received written bid to " install Simonton 7300 vinyl windows, all with LOE3/Argon gas, title 24 spacers. 2 lifetime warranty, glass & screen breakage inc. 1 patio door, 7 windows". $5276

Should I ask more questions? Widows are different sizes, one is a small bathroom, they are sliders. Does the frame style change cost? Does this bid seem high? Before I get other bids, am I missing something, I do not want to have hidden or unexpected charges or add-ons but am 1st time remodel on a 1971 condo that had all original. Regards.

Portia - Homeowner - from 2017

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Portia, I don't think that bid is unusually high, but it isn't the cheapest I've seen either. You really need a few more bids to compare it to. The Simonton 7300 window is a middle of the road vinyl window so I'd like to see you get a few more to compare. Frame style shouldn't change cost, but it could if the model you like only comes in one frame type. The bid that you receive from a contractor out company should not have hidden costs. That's why you sign the work order that specifies what you are ordering and includes the installation instructions. Once you sign, they can't just bump up the price on you because you have a written contract.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton Daylight vs Anlin

I am trying to decide between 4 quotes I received to replace 3 sliding windows and 3 sliding doors. I live in San Diego so I don't need heavy duty weather proof windows, but I do want to keep out the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. One of our windows faces the sun all day and it tends to heat up our condo like a hot box during the summer.

Anlin Monte Verde- $5620

Anlin BayView- $5554

Anlin Catalina/Del Mar- $7050

Simonton Daylight- $5736

Greg - Homeowner - from 2016

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Greg, those all look like pretty fair estimates to me. The price difference between the Catalina/Del Mar to the Monte Verde is about what I'd expect, as well as the Simonton Daylight. I think Anlin makes the better product over Simonton. I think you just have to decide whether you want to go with the upgraded option and pony up the $1500. If it were me and I was going to be in the house long term, I would pay for the upgrade. If I were going to move in say 8 years or less, I would go with the entry level option.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton Daylight Max 7300 Prices

I have 4 window estimate for Simonton daylight max 7300
(2) 8' patio sliders
(1) 4' x 6' glider
(1) 3'x3' glider

No fancy add ons, just retrofit, normal installation in good condition condo.


- Homeowner - from 2016

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Susan, that strikes me as high for a window like the Daylight Max, not a bad window, but nowhere near the best. Here is my suggestion -- get a bid from local companies on the following brands and see how they compare -- Milgard, Anlin and Amerimax. All three will be available in the Bay Area. Ask for the mid range vinyl window they offer and shoot me the prices when you get them. I think we can get that price down and maybe get you a better window! The key is going to be the cost on those patio sliders.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton DayLight Max Window Costs

We recently bought a 1960s house in Northern California and it is like a greenhouse with the old aluminum, single-pane. We are in the process of obtaining quotes from several reputable installers and are having a hard time seeing through the smoke and mirrors. We are replacing 14 large windows and two 8' patio doors.

We've gotten quotes for the Anlin Del Mar/Malibu, Milgard Tuscany, Simonton Madiera, Simonton DayLight Max, and Amerimax Crafstman. The Del Mar was most expensive at abotu $16k, Tuscany about $14.5k, Madiera about $13k, DayLight Max $12k, and the Amerimax at $11k. How do these products compare to each other? Does the price sound right? Is the quality of these products OK (is there anything better)? Is it worth spending more for fiberglass over vinyl (don't really want wood)?

Aaron - Homeowner - from 2016

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Aaron, of the list you sent, I like the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait at $11,000. I would say the Craftsman is comparable to the Tuscany and the Del Mar. I would say it is better than the two Simonton options that you have there.

In terms of price, I think the Del Mar sounds a bit high and the Amerimax sounds a bit low. I think you have some very solid vinyl choices and fiberglass, although a bit better pound for pound, is going to cost you more and I don't think it makes sense cost wise.

I would make sure that the Amerimax installer comes highly rated and is well reviewed. Assuming they are, this is who I'd go with. Best of luck to you!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton ProFinish Window Prices

The Simonton Pro-Finish window gets quite a bit of attention thanks to its inclusion on the 2014 Consumer Reports Best Replacement Windows where the Contractor model ranked well in the vinyl window category. The Pro Finish comes in 3 models or options, The Builder, The Contractor and The Master. Each of these model options comes as a new construction window, which means that a nailing flange or fin is included across the top and two sides for easier and more secure installation.

The Simonton ProFinish Builder model is just as the title indicates; a builder grade window that is bare bones and does not offer the sort of performance or components that are going to offer any long term value. The Contractor model is pretty close in construction and quality to the Simonton Asure window (see above). The one difference between these two is the slightly inferior balance system used by the ProFinish model. The Master model includes a few nice upgrades, including a better sash design that is very similar to the one used by the Reflections 5500 model. The Master uses a solid masterframe and should achieve a DP35, a pretty standard number in the window industry.

Bottom Line: A decent new construction window. Bypass the Builder grade and go for the Contractor or Master models. Comparable to Monte Verde window prices.

Tim - Site Editor

Simonton Pro Finish Costs

I live in northern Wisconsin and currently building a new home. Our window colors will be both white interior and white exterior. I am debating between using Simonton pro build contractor windows and Marvin integrity with a combination of wood/ultrex and all ultrex. The Simonton Windows will cost about $9,000 for our home. The Marvin integrity Windows will cost about $21,000 for our home. Is $12,000 more for Marvin integrity worth the investment? We will likely live in our home for 25 years.

Derek - Homeowner - from 2016

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Derek, $12,000 is probably the break even number from the Simonton Pro Finish Contractor compared to the Marvin Integrity -- meaning that I would expect about this much price difference between the two. The Simonton Pro Finish Contractor is a similar window to the Simonton Asure, one of their entry level windows. I think you need a couple more bids to fill in the difference between these bids and to give yourself a bit more perspective. I think Wasco is a decent window in Wisconsin, probably comparable to Simonton. See if you can get a bid on the Simonton Impressions 9800 window, this is a much better window than the ProFinish in my opinion.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 Cost

I got a quote on Simonton 600 Series for $325 per window completyely. Then I got one on the Sunrise Verde that was $725. I got one on the Midway EnviroSealed window, which was $650 per window. For the price, which is the best deal?

Scott - Homeowner - from 2016

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Scott, that's tricky because the Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 window is not a bad window. I think I might have to lean on this one as the winner at the price point over the Sunrise and the Midway Envirosealed window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton StormBreaker Plus Prices

The Simonton StormBreaker Plus is a certified impact window that will typically run 10% to 20% more that 9800 Impressions (with a laminated glass upgrade). The Stormbreaker Plus has a thicker interlayer (.90 thick glass) than the 9800, along with several upgrades, which include tempered glass and a reinforced sash rail. The window is durable and well made, although it does lack much in terms of overall style.

The Stormbreaker can achieve a 65 DP and offers a solid and affordable impact window option for consumers who require hurricane certified windows, but don't want to pay the very high price they often entail. Comparable to the PGT 400 Impact Windows.

Tim - Site Editor

Simonton Storm Breaker Price Bid

Looking at Eastern Architectural windows and the Simonton Storm Breaker 300 VL. We live in Clearwater, Florida and have 10 windows for our condo. The Simonton bid is $11,900 and the Eastern bid is $11,560.

Chuck - Homeowner - from 2018

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Chuck, the Simonton Stormbreaker is a good solid impact window. I don't know enough about EAS to say one way or the other.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton Storm Breaker Plus Pricing

Price for 17 windows replaced with Simonton Storm Breaker plus. What would be a ball-park figure for such a project? These are casement windows. Thanks in advance.

Nadya - Homeowner - from 2018

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Nadya, I'd say the Simonton Storm Breaker plus would run from $500 to $650 for window and normal installation on a normal/medium sized window. This is also assuming no upgrades to the windows. So anywhere from $8500 to $11,050.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton Coastal Window Cost

Hi, I’m replacing 17 impact windows in my Florida masonry block home. I have a bid from Home Depot on their Simonton Coastal series. The bid is $24,270 and includes hurricane shutters.

Mary- Homeowner - from 2017

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That bid sounds kinda high at $1400 per window for Simonton, although the shutters make it perhaps pretty fair. I would get a quote from both PGT and CWS to see how they compare. Florida has quite a few nice options when it comes to impact windows.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Simonton StormBreaker Cost vs. Eastern Architectural Bertha

I have 11 windows and 3 sliding glass doors. Here are the bids I have so far.

Simonton StormBreaker Plus: $20,000
Eastern Architectural Bertha Series: $16,000

Judy - Homeowner - from 2016

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Simonton Impressions Window Prices

The Simonton Impressions 9800 is considered Simontons best standard grade vinyl window series (the Stormbreaker is a more robust window, but an impact window built to handle intense storms). It has similar performance numbers to the Reflections 5500 model (see above), but many think it's a better looking vinyl window, largely due to the different frame style and exterior color options.

When the Impressions 9800 model was first released, it was limited to a few dealers, but now anyone who offers Simontons can sell it. The original plastic handle on the sash has been replaced by two metal ones. It runs about $50 more than the 5500 Series and includes the double lifetime warranty that comes standard on many of the mid grade and higher end Simonton vinyl windows. The Impressions 9800 window is comparable to the Soft-Lite Imperial Pro window.

Tim - Site Editor

Simonton Impressions Bid Price

We need three sliders and seven double-hung windows. We got a bid on the Simonton Impressions 9800 for $7,000. The dealer is small, but quite well respected around town.

The other bid was from Renewal by Andersen and that was $24,000.

That's a big difference!

Hans - Homeowner - from 2016

Simonton 9800 Elite Plus vs. Sunrise Restoration

I'm in the Denver area and have two bids thus far, one for the Simonton 9800 Elite Plus and one for the Sunrise Restorations.

Simonton 9800 Elite Plus Bid: $3572

Sunrise Restorations: $3929

Lew - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton 9800 vs Sunrise Verde

Hi there, I need to replace my windows, we live in Colorado and I have two pretty solid bids.

Sunrise Verde: $950 per window

Simonton 9800: $1350 per window

Joy - Homeowner - from 2018

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Joy, the Sunrise verde is the better window over the Simonton 9800 model. This is the option I would go with, considering it's quite a bit less as well.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Simonton 9800 vs. CWS 610/615 vs. PGT EnergyVue

I live in Orlando, Florida and have negotiated what seems like the best possible price. We need 15 windows in all -- a combination of picture, casement and double hung windows.

Simonton 9800 Series: $765 a window

CWS 610/615 Series: $750 a window

PGT 5400 EnergyVue Series: $675 a window

Meredith - Homeowner - from 2018

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Simonton Southern Legacy Plus Window Prices

Simonton Southern Legacy Plus vs Pella 250

First off, thanks for such a wonderful source of information! Your site has been a tremendous help for research during our windows bidding process.

I was hoping you could me some feedback on some quotes. We are going to replace 30 windows that are a mixture of single hung and picture windows with one slider thrown in the mix. Some of our windows our oversized (7') and 8 are tempered (either in bathroom or needed for city code b/c within 18" of the ground).

We plan on staying in our home for at least 10 years, so we don't want a builder's grade economy window, but we also don't need the Cadillac.

Pella 250 - $18,350
Reliabilt Atrium 3100 - $16,000
Simonton "Southern Legacy Plus" (dealer specific - not on Simonton site) - 14,100
Alside Mezzo - $16,800
Sunrise V-Class - $21,450
Window Mart 7100 - $16,023

From what I've read on your website, I am leaning towards the Sunrise V-Class, with the Simonton or Pella coming in for 2nd choice. Is the quality of the V-class worth the extra cost? That would be an average of $715 per window. Thank you!

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2016

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Michelle, I think you're exactly right with your "rankings" -- the Sunrise, then the Simonton, then I suppose the Pella 250. If you are staying in your house for 10 more years, I would say spend the extra money for the Sunrise. For 30 windows -- some oversized, some using tempered glass, the $715 per window is a pretty good price.

However, I'll bet you could get them to lower it. Take the Pella bid and tell the Sunrise dealer that you really want to go with him, but that the bid is simply outside of your budget. Ask him if he can get it close to the Pella bid -- if he can get it somewhere close, you're ready to sign today. I'll bet he comes down -- maybe not down to the Pella, but somewhere south of where you are now!

Let me know if he does come down and by how much, I love seeing how much wiggle room there is on the original bids!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Simonton Bay And Bow Windows Cost

Simonton Bow Window Prices

Looking to replace a bow window for my 60 year old split level home. So far I have three bids.

United Windows: $3,794 (option A)
United Bow Window: $4,089 (option B)
Simonton Bow Window: $4,658

Jim - Homeowner - from 2017

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Simonton Innovo Patio Door Prices

Simonton Innovo vs. Sunrise Sliding Doors

Looking at the Simonton Innovo sliding door and the Sunrise sliding door. The Simonton Innovo is $1000 less than the Sunrise.

Greg - Homeowner - from 2017

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Simonton Prism Platinum Pricing

The Prism Platinum Simonton window is the top-of-the-line Prism Series and is virtually indistinguishable from the Reflections 5500 window. Typically, the Prism Series is sold on the East Coast and the Reflections on the West, but this isn't always the case. In general, the Prism Platinum has a nice appearance and clean sightlines, making for a very classic and streamlined appearance.

The window comes standard with the following: interlocking meeting rail, 7/8" insulating glass unit, stepped sill, tilt in sash and integrated lift sash rail. In addition, it uses argon fills, ProSolar Low-e glass, an intercept spacer, and a fiberglass mesh screen. Exterior frame options include cream, chocolate, driftwood, pine, bronze, brick, and tan. In terms of hardware, there are three options: oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, and a polished brass.

The Prism Platinum series, just like the Reflections 5500 series, is a solid vinyl window that is one of the best from this very well known manufacturer.

Tim - Site Editor

Simonton Prism Platinum Price Bid

I’m replacing 21 double-hung windows and need a mid-range vinyl option. All of them will be double paned with grids and low-E glass. I want argon and foamed filled frames. 7 require tempered glass and 4 are oriel windows.
Simonton Prism Platinum: $870 each
Universal Window Direct Unishield Plus: $740 each
Polaris UltraWeld: $575 each
Zen Nirvana: $515 each
Polaris ThermalWeld Plus: $510 each

Carl - Homeowner - from 2018

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Carl, the Zen and Polaris quote are the best by far. The Zen Nirvana at $515 is great price. However, the Polaris UltraWeld for $575 is really awesome as well. Either one of those.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

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General Simonton Windows Cost

Simonton Bid vs. Joyce

Hi Dane, I have a cape cod style home in upstate New York and need to replace the windows.

We got quotes on Simonton windows from Home Depot. 14 windows for $18,000. We also got a quote from Joyce windows at $9000.

Tim - Homeowner - from 2018

Simonton vs. Anlin Del Mar

I had a local company give me a quote on 1 sliding door and 9 windows from Anlin windows on their Del Mar window. The bid was for $9800.

Second bid was from a local company that sells Simonton windows. Their bid on the exact same windows and slider door was $8770.

Sue - Homeowner - from 2017

Simington Windows Estimate

I have 2 Windows, one is 100 inches x 40 inches and one 40 inches x 60 inches. The estimate from Siminton low e3 < 0.25 u-factor in vinyl. Custom size to current frame and set up is XOX. They quoted me $6600, which includes a 42' Provia fiberglass door with oval glass insert and glass side panel (both tempered glass).

Jeffrey - Homeowner - from 2017

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Simonton Window Quotes From Home Depot

I am purchasing 4 windows from Home Depot. The salesman said they are SSS with a high R rating and are unbreakable. The cost is $3456 after a 25% discount. Is this too much for 4 windows. 2 sliders and 2 fixed windows?

Shirley- Homeowner - from 2017

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Shirley, I can't say if this is too much or not. It depends on lots of factors -- the size of the openings and configuration is a huge factor. Typically, Home Depot is quite affordable, but they don't sell top-of-the-line windows. The Simonton windows they do sell are often their lower to mid range models.

In order to find out whether you are paying too much (more precisely, to find out the fair market price) you need a few bids from local companies. Three or four bids should show you a range of products and hopefully should tell you whether the HD bid is fair or is too high.

Also, I typically advise consumers to be careful about HD installation, which often uses low paid subcontractors who don't necessarily spend as much time as they should installing your windows. Shortcuts in installation can come back to cost you quite a bit of money down the road.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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