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Replacement Windows In Texas

Explore replacement window options in Texas, including top manufacturers and brands available in and around Texas.

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Simonton Windows

Simonton is one of the largest replacement window companies in the United States, with distribution in nearly every state, including Texas. Consumers can purchase Simonton windows at the big box stores, or through the countless contractors and reps who distribute and sell various models and lines. They aren't the fanciest or best looking vinyl windows, but they are well made, sturdy and reliable.

The company stands behind their products and has lots of window series to choose from. Three of the models we recommend include the Reflections 5500 series, the 9800 Impressions and the ProFinish Contractor, which is similar to their entry level Asure, but at a lower price point.

Additional Resources | Simonton Vinyl Window Reviews | Simonton Prices


Don Young Windows

Don Young Windows out of Houston, Texas make a good thermally broken aluminum window. Contractors in the know particularly like the construction on their single hungs and feel that the company is especially good with construction of larger windows, which can have issues with bowing due to the weight of the frame.

In terms of vinyl windows, Don Young is good, but doesn't particularly stand out in this material. Don Young windows are probably on par with Milgard and Simonton, but should be less expensive than these larger national manufacturers. Don Yound windows should be available throughout the state through local stores and distributors.

Additional Resources | Don Young Windows Review | Don Young Prices



Houston Window Replacements

Hi Dane, I am looking for a good installer here in Houston for a 3 story 20 year old townhome. I have reached out to several of the brands you mention as being good quality mid range products however several will not work on a 3 story home ( OKNA and Soft-lite installers passed).

The NT installer does not have a good reputation in Houston. My wife’s home just got Norandex by a local installer and she was very pleased but I want to get a better quality window at a fair price. I am looking to replace 10 windows to reduce outside noise, improve energy efficiency and be trouble free for the 20 or so years. Any suggestions?

- Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Glen, that’s frustrating. I wouldn’t be opposed to the highest quality Norandex window model so perhaps ask the installer to give you a bid, but see which model they recommend (something equivalent to a Simonton 9800 Impressions or Reflections 5500 series.)

Here are my Texas recommendations.

[List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our Texas window recommendations.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021


Update Texas Replacement Windows

Dane, just sharing some G2 (to help your helping others) from what I learned checking out those recommendations:

* according to the largest local dealer for Milgard, MI Windows bought Milgard in 2020 and decided Milgard products would no longer be sold in Texas

* according to our neighbor, who has owned / runs an insurance agency for a long time and recently replaced their windows, Andersen does not meet Texas Dept of Insurance requirements for windstorm

* the Houston area OKNA dealer has stopped servicing the coastal area here because the windstorm paperwork headache was not worth it and they have plenty of business otherwise

* we want casement Windows, and based on their website information NT Presidential or Executive and Don Young 8200 do not come in casement

* buried in Zen Windows website is that they are an installer, not a manufacturer, and the brands they sell / install include Soft-Lite and a few others

This leaves us with considering Loewen and Burris (one local dealer carries both), Sunrise and Simonton. I will reach out when we know more.

Thanks.

Patrick - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Patrick, thanks for the updates I will make several notes to move forward based on the information. Don't necessarily count out Zen -- they sell a relabeled Soft-Lite Classic and Pro in the Nirvana and Lotus respectively. These are quite good vinyl windows. Not top tier, but solid performers.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021


Houston Texas Replacement Windows

We are looking to replace aluminum windows in a 34 year old home. We live east of Houston Tx. Do you recommend aluminum or vinyl? We found a vinyl window by MI. Based on your website, it seems evident that you do not like MI windows. What is your recommendation?

David - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

David, MI is indeed a lower end vinyl window manufacturer that sells cheap windows primarily to contractors and builders. I would definitely stay away from these if you want to maximixe the chances of getting the best long term value for your home.

Since you live in an incredibly hot climate down in Texas, I can go with either aluminum or a good vinyl. Don Young out of Houston sells an excellent aluminum window that you certainly should get a quote on from their local dealer - give them a call and they will refer you to the company or companies that service your town.

In terms of vinyl, you may want to look at Milgard, Sunrise, Zen (a franchise of Soft-Lite) and even Simonton. I would suggest staying away from the entry level option from each of these companies and instead stretch into their mid range (or high end) vinyl window model. With good competent installation, you should be well served with any of these brands. One note - in terms of the Simonton, I would recommend sticking to their 5500 Reflections or the Simonton 9800 Impressions series, these are the two models I feel comfortable recommending for such a hot climate as yours.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Aluminum Replacement Windows

I am considering replacing the front aluminum windows in our house in Frisco, TX with vinyl windows because a few of the seals are broken. Is it worth making this change or should I just have the glass replaced. If you recommend making this change which brand should I consider. Thanks.

Ed - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Ed, I'm not a big fan of replacing the glass, unless the cost of replacement is too high. For instance, my house is stucco and the windows are new construction, meaning they have a nailing fin around them and replacing them means tearing out the stucco around the window, replacing the window, patching the stucco and then matching the color (which is almost impossible if you are picky, which I am).

If the bids for the replacement windows aren't too high, I would say to do this. The energy efficiency you are going to gain is going to be worth the change from the older aluminum frame windows you have.

Three brands you may want to consider are Sunrise, Simonton and Don Young (out of Houston). Don Young makes a good thermally broken aluminum window that is great for hot climates such as Texas. Sunrise and Simonton should be in your area and they make a range of vinyl windows, from decent to very good, depending on the model and upgrades you select.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015


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