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Read 9 Burris Windows reviews in the Texas based company's TectView Ex, TectView CA, and TectView AC window series.

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Editor's Burris Window Review

Burris is a vinyl window manufacturer that is headquartered in Carrollton, TX. The company sells three window series, including the TectView Ex, TectView CA, and TectView AC. Their windows uses veka extrusions, Cardinal glass, and Tru Seal Spacer. Each series comes in three color options: white, clay and tan.

I have to admit that I don't know much about the overall quality of Burris windows. There are literally hundreds of vinyl window companies and so far I haven't seen much out of them.

Dane - Site Editor


Burris Windows versus NT Windows

I’ve read your reviews of Burris Windows versus NT Windows and you say Burris is an okay window but NT windows are better. Why are NT Windows a better choice for North Texas, specifically. They both use the Cardinal 366 Lo e glass so they are identical there. So what specifically makes the NT window superior?

Gerald - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Gerald, in order to make these judgements, I look at brand quality year after year, and spend time researching what other installers like or don't like. Which brands and series they spend time replacing due to poor quality or poor installation.

NT has the better brand recognition and quality controls for me.

Sunrise is the preferred brand for me in Texas over NT or Burris.

I'm not saying Burris is a bad window. I'm simply saying that if I were buying, I'd go with Sunrise, then NT, then Don Young, then Burris.

Of course, each company makes series of windows -- entry level, mid range, premium. So you have to compare what you're buying there as well.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


Burris Techview vs. Wincore Windows

Good morning Dane, I live in South Louisiana in the Baton Rouge Area. I built my house 27 years ago and used the General Brand double insulated single hung aluminum window.

I am having some failure with some of the panes with moisture inside the double panes.

I have considered just replacing the panes myself on all my windows (19) as they are all the same size.

I don’t know if that is feasible vs. replacement windows.

If I go with replacement windows, they say they have to do a “cut back” to allow the new window to fit. I’m not sure I like this and want to give up the window stool spacing in the rooms.

Replacement window companies in my area are:

Window World No Quote yet. Not sure of the quality of their windows. Reviews in this area have not been strong.

Relief windows (they use wincore windows) their big push is the strength of the glass. 4 years they quoted me $7,800 on the 7700 series with low E and argon single hung. They are the big dog of installers in this area. Window World is their main competition.

Southern Home Improvement: They use Burris Windows and quoted a price of $6,350 for single hung and $7,450 for Double Hung. I can’t find what series they are quoting me. But I believe it is for the Techview. There is a EX, AC, CA and PD models. Low E and Argon.

I have used them on a couple of projects on my home, Insulated Patio cover install and gutters. I found their work to be good quality, they are reliable, craftsmanship is good, they leave a clean job site and follow up on problems and fixing them is very fast. They are good at staying in contact with you throughout the project.

Ituspro They use the Atrium Windows. They were $6,500 with single hung Low E and Argon.

I know these quotes may be higher now, as they were all 4 years ago. I received them after the Flood of 2016. I didn’t really need to go with the windows then, so I saved the cost and used that money in the remodel elsewhere.

So I would appreciate your opinion on what kind of window I truly need, replacement of panes vs. complete window replacement.

Do I need argon? What do I need for this area and climate.

Do all replacement frames require a “cut back”.

Would I be better off buying the replacement windows direct from a company and install myself or having someone install them. This may not give me a warranty, I suppose.

Anything you see I left out, I would appreciate you making any additional comments. If there is another installer in the area, that you feel it may be worth getting a quoter from, please let me know.

I will be getting new quotes based on your recommendations. Thank you in Advance,

Wade - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Wade, so the Wincore 7700 window is a good vinyl window and that is a very good price they quoted you out at. $410 a window to replace your existing windows is pretty tough to beat.

The Burris Techview window is decent, but I really don't know know as much about Burris...it tends to be at the lower end of the vinyl windows I recommend in Texas behind Don Young, Sunrise, NT, and Milgard. I would feel more comfortable with the Wincore over the Burris.

Atrium is a lower end window in my opinion, a bit better than the MI1650 that Window World usually uses, but not by much.

Most low-e windows use an argon gas in the IGU, insulated glass unit, so usually this isn't an upgrade. It adds a bit to the energy efficiency, but not all that much, maybe 10%. In general, I think it's worth it.

I think you need a good quote on glass replacement from one or two highly rated glass repair companies in the area. I like to use Yelp for this service...or Angie's list or craigslist. While they're out, I would ask about replacement and whether you need to go new construction as opposed to retrofit or pocket installation. Obviously, their estimate on glass replacement is going to have a big impact on what route you go.

They should have an opinion on your best options. This is one of those situations where the more professional opinions you get, the better.

One final note, there used to be a Sunrise dealer near New Orleans and he did good work. I would call up Sunrise and see if there is a dealer who will service Baton Rouge. They make a better window than the bids you have thus far...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020


Burris Techview AC vs. NT

I have decided to go with the NT. I did receive 3 bids that I didn't mention; Burris Techview AC ($6,700), Sunrise Restorations ($12,180) and Pella ($15,845).

I had decided on Burris and the sales guy told me he would be out that week to get final measurements. That was three weeks ago. After texting and email, still no response. If they are that unresponsive when I'm ready to write a check, how responsive will they be after they have it? So I scratched them.

I really liked what I saw from Sunrise but the sales process turned me off. The guy made a 'today only' offer. I explained that I don't play that game. I wanted a quote that I would then compare with others and decide. After about 1.5 hours of sales pitch and a call to his manager, pricing dropped from ~$40k to ~$24k, then to $12,180. Once he realized I was serious about not making a decision that day, he tersely packed up all of his stuff and advised me, twice, not to bother calling them again because these prices would never be good again for me. I felt like I was in a used car dealership. To be fair, I did indicate to him a couple of times during the pitch that I was leaning towards his offer but eventually declined.

I also liked the Pella windows and I really was impressed with the sales guy. I learned more from him about windows than from anyone else. He was very knowledgeable and professional. They were just out of reach for my budget.

I'll be glad to provide contractor feedback but I am not able to find the contractor leads form on your website.

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2020


Burris Windows vs. Sunrise Classic

I have seen your site and my builder and supply yard are nudging me to Burris windows. After seeing your site I am leery about what quality windows I might get or not. My house is in planning stage, is being bid out now.It is about 20 windows varying from casement, slider and fixed windows.

Your site inferred Sunrise, Milgard and NT over Burris. The lumber yard apparently likes their Burris service for the customer and said very little problem with Burris? Do you have a suggestion? I am in 75491 zip code, remote but not too far from the metro area. Thanks.

Alan - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Alan, I would say that Burris is just kind of an average brand in my opinion. I think there are better options out there in the same general price category. Most lumber yards carry pretty average products in my experience so that's not surprising that they like it. Again, Burris isn't a bad window, it's just not a good window either.

I'd say the Sunrise Classic window, an aluminum Don Young window or the NT Energy Master or the Presidential series are my top three options in the Dallas Forth Worth area. If this were my house and I was building a house, I'd put in one of these windows/brands over the Burris.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Burris Factory In Carrollton, TX

Dane, just wanted to let you know that I visited the Burris Factory in Carrollton, TX. If you get a chance, I would contact them so that you could take a tour of their factory.

I believe it was one of the co-owners, Reid Ashmore who gave me a tour. He took time out of his day, as he heard me out in the show room talking, and showed me the assembly from back to the front.

He was absolutely right, when he said -- If you don't know more about windows by the time we are done, I've done something wrong!

His factory was extremely organized, methodical and well thought out. One he told me his background of being an electrical engineer, I could easily see why the place was so well thought out.

I would add this to your list! Please take the time to visit them if you are able.

With your background, you may see things that I didn't, but I truly believe they have a Great product, and now feel comfortable having them put into our house.

Thanks.

Mark - Homeowner - from 2018


Burris AC Window Bid

Dane, We are in Dallas, TX. We have gotten a bid to replace 41 windows with Burris Windows, out of Carrollton, TX. Here is the Quote. Please let me know what you think.

Burris AC series window. 41 Windows total.
Color: White.
Grids: None.
Tempered: Where required by code.
Glass: Cardinal Hi Performance 340 Solar Glass all windows.
Obscure: Wet Bar and Master Bath.
Sealants: Premium Exterior and Interior with lifetime warranty.

Foam Insulation: Quad window and door foam where needed.
Clean up and haul away of all job related debris.
Permitting: Customer responsibility if desired.
Total project cost. $20,287.00
Less 5% for cash or check. $19,272.00

Mark - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mark, at a little less than $500 a window, you have a good start. Burris is considered an okay vinyl window manufacturer, but there are other options in Texas that you may want to look at before you pull the trigger on Burris.

I would rate NT windows over Burris and would take a look at their Traditions, Energy Master, or Presidential series.

I think Milgard is on par with NT and would look at either their Hermosa or Tuscany series.

Sunrise might have a dealer in your area and they would be the best of the bunch. The standard or classic Sunrise window is a real quality vinyl window.

Finally, maybe get a bid from a Zen window dealer on their Nirvana or Zen Lotus series.

I think the Burris bid is fine, but these other brands are better.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Burris TectView EX vs. Ply Gem Builder Grade

I've been on your site and found it very helpful in terms of trying to figure out which manufacturer and line of windows is better than another. We are building a new house; the builder usually uses builder grade Ply Gem vinyl windows.

From your site, we were able to determine that the Ply Gem Pro would be a better option. When we discussed upgrading to the Ply Gem Pro with the builder, we were told that only the Ply Gem builder grade windows were manufactured locally in the DFW area, and they would rather recommend other local manufacturers than ship windows in from out-of-state (to minimize potential delays in case of window breakage during construction).

We were told Milgard windows would be an upgrade from the Ply Gem builder grade windows. We believe either the Milgard Style Line series or the Milgard Hermosa series are made locally whereas the Milgard Tuscany line would have to be shipped perhaps from Colorado. When we asked our builder which Milgard line they were recommending, we were told that the installer would be pricing the Burris TectView EX window instead, which they felt would be a better quality product.

We want to purchase windows that will provide energy efficiency and not give us problems, from a company that truly stands behind its products. We previously lived in Pennsylvania and had Andersen casement windows (wood interior with metal exterior cladding) that were 35 years old and never had any of those windows fog up or give us problems. We did have one lock break, but were able to order an exact replacement (part and bronze color) with no problem or great expense.

Since you don't seem to have much information about Burris on your site, I'm emailing to see if you could provide some insight on what you would recommend for this area of Texas. Everything I read seems to indicate vinyl is a better choice for Texas over the wood windows we had in Pennsylvania. We would like to find a window company here that provides a comparable level of product quality and customer service.

We are looking to install approx.. 400 sq. ft. of windows [(15) 3'x6' single-hung, (4) 3'x5' single-hung, (1) 2'x4' single-hung, (2) 6'x1'-6' transoms, (1) 1'x4' transom, (1) 3'x6'-6' picture window, and (1) 4'x5' picture window]. The quote included Low-E double-pane Argon-filled glass, and for the Ply Gem builder grade windows was $4,400. A Milgard distributor/installer quoted Style Line @ $6700, Hermosa @$7300, and Tuscany @ $8500. We haven't had a chance to look at and don't have pricing on the Burris TectView EX line yet. Any comments or recommendations'

Sherry - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Response]

Sherry, I understand about not wanting to ship from out of state, but I personally wouldn't go with Burris for my house. The Milgard Tuscany is a good window, worth the price in the upgrade from the Styleline.

I know that Sunrise has a dealer or two in Texas that may service your area -- give them a call and see if they do. Okna also should have a dealer or two in Texas and the same thing applies to them. Both of these brands are much better than Burris or Ply Gem.

Also look at NT's Presidential or Energy Master series. Don Young also makes a decent vinyl window and they are available throughout the state.

Any of the four brands I mentioned would be a good option. The Milgard Tuscany is probably on par with the Ply Gem Pro or the mid range Don Young vinyl window.

Let me know wht you find!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018






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