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Explore Gentek windows reviews on their Concord Plus, Signature Elite, and Sequoia Select series -- all vinyl windows.

Company Information: Gentek Building Products, Inc. is a Canadian based company that has quite a lot of distribution throughout the United States, most of it in the eastern half of the country.

What They Sell: Gentek is more known for its vinyl and aluminum siding products than its vinyl windows. Nonetheless, the company manufactures three vinyl window lines, including the Sequoia Select, Signature Elite, and the Concord Plus. The Sequoia Select is their premium window, while their Concord Plus series is their entry level vinyl window.

Are Gentek Windows Any Good? I would say the Concord Plus window is a low end mid range window, the Signature Elite is a solid mid range window, and the Sequoia Select series is an upper end mid range vinyl window. Their premium window with a few upgrades such as a top of the line glass package will produce some good performance numbers. The company is pretty typical of other building materials and siding companies such as Ply Gem windows.

Gentek Ratings: Below you'll find consumer comments, price quotes, complaints, etc. We've also aggregate ratings using Google Reviews, Angi, HomeAdvisor, Yelp - the company scores a 3.8 out of 5 stars from the leading online review sites.

Gentek Windows gets a 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 27 Gentek Windows reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: March 14, 2024

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Gentek Windows Reviews :: Signature Elite

The Signature Elite is the company's mid range vinyl window and the one they sell the most of by a huge margin. The window is a solid vinyl offering, but definitely not considered amongst the best vinyl windows on the market. I would give the Gentek Signature Elite a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating.

Dane - Site Editor

Gentek Signature Elite through Window Universe Boston

Hello and thank you for answering any questions I might have. I've already read your review on the above window but my question is whether I can trust the installation performed through an Alside contractor. Everything was arranged by Window Universe. I live in the Boston area and there is an Alside nearby in the Boston suburbs.

Thank you.

Karen - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Karen, if this were my project, I would make sure that I was able to check the online reviews on the installer - the specific company or person doing the work. This is 50% of the job so this is what I would hone in on. I have no idea if they subcontract out the work or they use an actual company that it's even possible to check online reviews/ratings.

I wouldn't go forward until I felt confident in what I found...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

[Karen's Reply]

Thx so much, the reviews were wildy mixed from not happy to very happy. I assume it depends which installation team is doing the work. Alside and Gentek are now sister companies and have wide reach in CA and US. I asked the question after the fact and the job is done. I do have some concerns that I'll have to address with the company who sold me the windows. I appreciate your response.

Take care.

Karen - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Of course, Karen. If you think about it down the road, drop me a line and let me know how the windows and work holds up - it's always helpful to consumers in the future as they decide who they want to go with - it takes a village as they say...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Gentek Signature Elite Review

Hi Dane, the Windows Universe quote came a couple days ago. They are using Gentek Signature Elite.

Total. $16,501


18 double hung windows. $11,209

Installation cost. $5292

OKNA doesn't have dealers in my area. ( Okna Windows Reviews )


Eric - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Eric, I definitely think this is a keeper bid. The Window Universe branch seems to get solid reviews so I really like that. I think you still need a couple more bids, but I think this is a solid option unless this is a "forever" home and then I think you ought to consider stepping up to the next level of replacement window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Gentek Windows Reviews

Hi Dane, we have begun to receive quotes- here are the 1st two. I have 3 other Milgard quotes coming. This seems very high. I have asked this vendor to break out the labor costs as well as the upgrades.

It appears that vendors are no longer selling Amerimax here. This is for 9 windows and 1 sliding patio door.

Milgard Trinsic: $15,502
Gentek Signature Elite: $10,776

Thank you.

Leta - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Leta, so far, the Gentek Signature Elite is the winner in my book at that price over the Milgard Trinsic. Have you collected anything else?

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Gentek vs Sunrise

Thank you Dane for taking your time in reviewing the bids. The only caveat with collecting more bids is the dilemma in selection. :)

Both the window companies have good reviews. Gentek installation would be by the manufacturer(Alside) but the buying process is through the window company. Sunrise installation would be by the window company(dealer) employees.

You have mentioned both are equal bids. Would you consider Sunrise as top tier vinyl window compared to Gentek Signature Elite? Is the latter considered mid-range window? or both equal? It'll help me decide whether I should go for Sunrise or Gentek.

Also as per the quote I received, the price difference between Sunrise Vanguard and Sunrise Restoration is $1000-1200. Should I go with Sunrise Vanguard if both products are close enough?

I learnt about Sunrise only from your Website. Since it's manufactured in Michigan, I'm partial :).


Sarah - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sarah, the Sunrise is the superior window to Gentek. I would go with the Vanguard and save the $1000 myself. The Sunrise is a top tier series, the Gentek is second tier.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Gentek Windows Reviews

Hello Dane, I purchased eleven Gentek windows through a contractor, one of which I returned to the contractor as it was measured incorrectly. I’m hoping you could provide me the cost of A282-80 Series XO 30 x 24 The total price of eleven windows, including tax & shipping and labor was $12,138.78.

Cheryl - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Cheryl, unfortunately only the contractor who ordered the window would have the per window price that Gentek charged them -- there is no one set Gentek windows price list and it would depend on the glass package, upgrade options etc. I would simply take the total cost minus the labor and divide by 11 to get the per window cost of the windows in general. That would be most fair...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Gentek Windows Reviews vs. Provia Aspect

The quotes below are for 4 double hung, 1 picture window and 1 6' sliding patio door.

Universal Windows Express Gentek Signature Elite $7,502

Windows of Washington Okna 500 series $9,424

Nova Exteriors Provia Aspect $9,704

The company that quoted the ProVia also install Sunrise and said they would be more expensive because they only install the Verde Series. More on Sunrise Verde Series cost.

Still trying to get a quote on Sunrise Standard Series, Polaris ThermalWeld Series and Soft-Lite.

Attached are the current bids I have for your reference.

Thanks for the help.

Bruno - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Bruno, my advise is to definitely collect those three bids in addition to what you have so far. My frontrunner for what you have so by far is the Okna 500, which is such a better window over the ProVia Aspect series. The Okna is worth the $2K more if you are planning to stay in your home long term. If your timeline is say 8 years or less, then the Gentek makes more sense in my opinion.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

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Gentek Windows Reviews vs. Simonton

Hello, I am reaching out to get your feedback on this window replacement bids I have received. I appreciate the website you are maintaining and like all other home owners, finding it difficult to wrap my heads around the crazy prices... This home is a single story home and will be used for renting/resale. Looking for vinyl windows, at lease mid-grade. I appreciate your time and opinion on this matter.

Vistamark Window (Titan Siding company)

Gentek Elite (Window Universe)

Simonton (Bello remodeling and I am not sure why he says Double hung is cheaper than single hung..)

Thank you for your help! These will be installed in 78613 zipcode, if that helps

Nadiya - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Nadiya, the Gentek Elite is my first choice and then the Simonton would be my second choice. Vistamark would be the last choice. The Gentek Elite is a solid window for sure...

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gentek Windows Reviews vs. Vinylmax Edison

Good afternoon Dane, thank you for providing the attached information. I was able to use your link and have located what I believe to be a great installer. They have provided some quotes (albeit, some jumbled quotes based on a today, 30 day, 1 year structure, blah, blah, blah….). I’m sure you know the drill on that!

The Sales Rep seems to be pushing the Gentek Signature Elite. Since I know they deal with other manufacturer’s, I asked for a quote on the Wincore 7700, the Vinylmax Edison, and an Earthwise window series.

I did not sign that day, so here is what I attempted to write down for his 30 day quotes (he quoted me on Friday and was all over the place with different pricing structures). Unfortunately, he has not yet sent me the information/quotes in writing, as I requested, so this is the best I could send you….I am thinking this to be a red flag! He is “giving me until Tuesday” on his same day pricing….lol.

9 Double Hung/Replacing a Garden Window with a Slider (10 windows total)

Gentek Signature Elite: $14,588 (I am not sure if this is with or without foam installation, but I think it would be an additional $1,000 if I added it.

Vinylmax Edison Window: $12,898

Earthwise: $14,510

Wincore 7700 Series: $10,400 (I think this is what he said)

2 other installers quoted (each only deal with 1 brand of windows):

KHPP (he never referred to it this way, but I think its the Huntington): $23,496

Sunrise Vanguard Window: ($15,350 30 day/$19,450 1year)

In rank order, which do you prefer?

Which window would give me the best value? I am staying in the home for the foreseeable future, but it is an older townhome so don’t think I will benefit much from extreme top of the line windows.

Do I really need foam installation?

Is the Gentek Signature Elite the same as the Revere Berkshire Elite (I was quoted on this one 3 years ago and didn’t move forward—should I get an updated quote on the Revere?).

Berlinda - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Berlinda, thanks for using the link. Now let's get down to brass tacks. My top pick based on quality and price is without a doubt the Sunrise Vanguard at the 30 day price of $15,350. This is the best long term value in my opinion. If I were staying in the home long term this is what I would do --

If I were staying in the home less than say 10 years, I would go with the Wincore 7700 series at $10,400 -- this is a good price for a solid mid range vinyl window. Assuming good installation, this is a solid option -- my second pick here is the Vinylmax Edison series for $13K. Check out Vinylmax windows cost here.

Foam insulation is a nice feature, but not all that necessary.

The Gentek Signature Elite and Revere Berkshire Elite are more or less the same window. Quite good, but nowhere near the quality of the Sunrise Vanguard in my opinion.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gentek Signature Elite vs. Simonton 5050

Dane, I’d like your opinion on a couple quotes I’ve received for replacement windows. I have 17 windows of which 14 are double hung, 2 awnings, and one big picture. The quotes are for the Signature Elite energy saver windows with foam filled frames $14,500 or for the sustainaview super spacer option $15,500. The other is for Simonton Assure series for all double hung and 5500 reflections for picture and awnings $11,600.

If I upgrade the double hung to 5500 the price goes to $13,600 and if I get super spacers it’s $14,400. Prices include colonial grids. Gentek is windows universe with pro install. Simonton is local longtime installer with good reputation. What’s my better option? Should I get more estimates for different windows? Zanesville Ohio. Thank you.

Alex - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Alex, I would say the Signature Elite and the Simonton 5500 series with the super spacer are probably equal in terms of quality (and price too as these bids are nearly identical). I probably like the Simonton brands better than Gentek. My issue is that I googled "Windows Universe Janesville Ohio reviews" and the company gets amazing reviews so that points me over there. I think it's a coin flip -- decent price for the quality of window and a real solid installation company.

Because you're in Ohio where Soft-Lite, Okna, and Sunrise are all available, I might consider a couple more bids just to suss out how those price would compare. More on Simonton window prices.

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gentek Windows Reviews

How do Gentek compare with Strassburger Windows? I'm in Canada and Strassburgers are very high end options. The reason we may have to go with them is that there are huge delays on Strassburger and we wouldn't have them until February and our reno should be done mid-December.

Todd - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Todd, I generally think that thry make a good mid range vinyl window. Solid. I have never heard of Strassburger. I googled "Strassburger reviews" and was not very impressed by the google or houzz reviews -- if this were my project, poor online reviews would be a big red flag.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gentek Windows Reviews 80 Series

Hi Dane do you have any other information on the 80 series?

Sun - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Sun, I don’t have any real solid information on the Gentek 80 series…only to say that the window is a mid range performer. You might want to at least get a couple more bids to compare with the Gentek bid.

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gentek Windows Cost

Hi Dane, I received the following quote today for my home for a Signature Elite High Performance Vinyl Windows (DP 50) and installation as follows:

12 Double Hung (31x 53) and 2 double Hung (19x53)-my measurement: $6,566

1 Casement: $549

1 Picture: $779

16 grids in windows: $944

Replace three rotted exterior sills for the bay window: $585

16 custom aluminum wraps: $2,064

16 inside/outside stops: $960

16 extension jams: $1,599

Total Project Cost: $13,990

If we went with this company, we would likely opt out of the grids bringing the price to $13,046. I am having a different company come by tomorrow for a quote as well. Interestingly, the sales rep did not measure the windows except for the fixed frame pictures. Any feedback on this quote would be appreciated. Thanks.

Lou - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Lou, all in all a pretty solid deal as far as I'm concerned (assuming the company has good reviews -- definitely google "[company name] reviews" and see what comes up. Get the additional bids and see how they compare. Feel free to shoot all of the bids my way and I'm happy to weigh in! Explore more on picture windows prices here.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gentek Signature Elite Reviews

Tim, I'm replacing 30 "openings" in my house and was quoted $450 installed each for the Signature Elite.

Is there a better choice for this price point? I am in the Southern Climate zone.

For instance, Gentek vs Jeld-Wen -- how do these two stack up?

Bobby - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Bobby, $450 for a Gentek Signature Elite windows is a decent price for that particular model.

There are quite a few good options in your home town to also check out if you want to do some comparison shopping.

Zen Nirvana Series

Don Young Aluminum Series

NT Presidential Series

Anlin Del Mar Series

I would rather have any of these four in my home over the Gentek, but it's not a bad window. I do think you can get a better product for not that much more money.

As far as Gentek Windows vs Jeld-Wen, my pick there would be on the Gentek option all the way.

See more on what Jeld Wen Windows cost here.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Gentek Double Slider

Gentek shows a double slider in white vinyl window with options "regular" and also "tilt and turn". I assume that the "regular" does not tilt in for cleaning purposes OR is there any thing else different to compare the 2 units???

I am trying to decide which style of units to purchase.....

I will wait for your reply....

Mike - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Mike, the regular double slider will not tilt and turn from what I know. I actually don't know the specifics between the two. The Gentek rep though should have this information on lock. I'd check with him first.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Gentek Series 80 Window

I'm replacing 22 window units, and have a bid for $9600 on the Gentik series 80. This is in bc. I was wondering if it's a fair price. Thank you for your response.

Jennifer - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jennifer, I'm not a Gentek expert. I couldn't find their 80 series on their website, but I did take a look at the brochure. It looks like a pretty middle of the road vinyl option, which isn't a bad thing at all (as long as you have solid installers). $435 per window is a nice fair price for a mid range vinyl window and normal installation. I hope that helps, I wish I knew more about their full line of windows.

All The Best.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Signature Elite 3000 vs. Andersen Narrowline 400

Hi guys, I have 27 windows that we are thinking of either redoing ourselves -- converting the Andersen 200 into the 400 series conversion.

Or going with the Gentek Signature Elite 3000, which would be quite a bit less expensive.

Thank you.

Andersen 200 vs 400 series

Wayne - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Wayne, doing conversions yourself can be tricky. If your frames and sills are in good shape, then yes you should/could consider it. I would definitely get some professional opinions before you make that leap.

The Gentek Elite 3000 is nice middle of the road vinyl window. There is a big difference between a vinyl vs wood windows. I would make this decision first before you proceed.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

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Gentek Windows vs. Okna

We had researched windows and decided on the Okna 500DX only to find out there are no dealers in our area to install them. We live in the Midwest-KC area. In our search we found a company that carries a different window called Gentek. The specific Model is the Sequoia Select BarrierXP TG2. This window has a U-factor 0.23 and SHGC 0.25. This is a triple glass with two surfaces of of low-e glass and two air spaces of argon. Of course, the company owner believes this is the best window on the market.

However we cannot find a lot of current reviews on this window. The cost is $750 per window installed with colonial grids. We have 11 windows total 8 double hung, 1 large picture window and 2 casements. This price also includes wood rot repair on several of them. Before committing have you had any experience or heard any current Gentek windows reviews?

Rachel - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rachel, you are correct that there is precious little information on Gentek replacement series, possibly because they are a Canadian based company. Or because they are a building company that sells most of their products to big builders and not so much through smaller distributors. Whatever the case, I have heard good things about the Gentek Sequoia Select window. However, paying $750 per window for a vinyl window is at the upper end of the cost spectrum. Explore Okna 500DX window cost.

If it were me, I would keep looking for a couple of reasons. One, you want to get a few bids to see what's out there and what sort of price range you're looking at. Two, it's nice to see, touch and feel different windows to know how sturdy they feel and how well they open, which hardware you like the best etc. And to see if their is a particular installer who has good reviews that may be the best for your project. Finally, you can use the bids (particularly the lower priced ones) to negotiate the best window price possible on the Gentek if you want to go that route.

I would look at our page on the best replacement windows and see if there is anything here that is available in your hometown.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Gentek Complaints

The company manufactures vinyl windows that are builder grade as far as I'm concerned. I say this because they sell most of their products through supply company storefronts to local installers and contractors. Revere window prices from several years ago.

Dale - Contractor - from 2014

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