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Gerkin Windows & Doors specializes in manufacturing vinyl, storm, and aluminum window and doors. The company is headquartered in South Sioux City, Nebraska and has been in business since 1923 (Happy 100th! Gerkin). Scroll down for our Gerkin Windows reviews.

Overall Rating:Gerkin Windows & Doors gets a 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 16 consumer reviews below.

Gerkin Windows Cost: $$$
(3 out of 5)
(Amongst All Vinyl Windows)

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Gerkin sells three series in total - these include the Comfort vinyl series, the Rhino aluminum series, and an Aluminum Storm series. I like this - three easily defined window and door series - as opposed to Simonton, who sells over 20 different vinyl window series - sheesh.

Gerkin Windows & Doors has been in the fenestration industry since 1923 - as long as Pella, which is pretty incredible."

Gerkin Windows Ratings

The company gets quite good reviews and/or ratings for the overall quality and craftsmanship of their products. I'm going to rate them an 8.0 out of 10.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: April 6, 2024

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Gerkin Comfort Series Reviews

The Gerkin Comfort series is a vinyl window. I think I prefer Gerkin's aluminum windows to their vinyl, but this is not a bad option by any means - nowhere near our worst window brands - these are really the ones you want to avoid.

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Comfort Series Review

Hi there, recently got a bid on the Comfort series from Gerkin. Was wondering what your overall impression of this window is. The quote we had for 12 windows and one patio door came to $17,000. I was wondering if you thought this was a reasonable price. Thank you.

Georgina - Homeowner - from 2024

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Georgina, thank you for the question. From the little, I know, the Gerkin Comfort Series is a good vinyl window. I wouldn't necessarily put it in my best vinyl windows category, but given good installation this window should serve you well. As far as the price goes, it sounds reasonable, but there are lots of project specifics that I don’t know that would affect how I judge the quote.

My advice would be to keep this bid and consider it an option and then collect a few more. Once you do, please send them my way, and I’m happy to weigh in on what I think are the best windows and the best price point. On a related note, check out our Gerkin Windows vs Pella page to see how these two brands compare.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Gerkin Window Replacement In Iowa

Good Afternoon, we are going to replace 32 windows and want to use a very good quality window. We live in Sioux City, Iowa. Been looking at your gerkin windows reviews page. We are older and are planning on retiring in a few years. Who would you recommend? We would like white vinyl on the outside and wood grain on the inside.

Lowell - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Lowell, Gerkin is a window manufacturer out of Iowa that enjoys a good reputation by most contractors who know the brand. They are often mentioned for their aluminum windows. I think their vinyl windows are pretty solid as well. I know there is a Sunrise dealer out of Cedar Rapids that you might want to call and ask if they service your area. I'm not quite sure about an Okna dealer near there.

There is a Zen dealer in Des Moines and there higher end lines are quite nice. Finally, Don Young has a Nebraska City factory and they may have a dealer who services your area.

I wish I knew of something closer to you, but it can get a bit tricky. I think if you call up all of these dealers who at least have a presence in Iowa, they might not all serve your area, but they might know of a good local dealer who you can go to.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

[Lowell's Reply]

Thanks Dane. Just one more question. Do you know anything about Hayfield vinyl windows. They are made in Minnesota but they do have a dealer close to us. Thanks.

Lowell - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Lowell, I don't hear a ton about Hayfield and have always been under the impression that they made a pretty mediocre product. However, I took a look at their website, specifically at the performance data and I have to say it's much better than I thought. For instance, that 201 single hung (using low-e, fills, and foam inserts) has a DP55, AI of .02, U-value of .27, SHGC of .37, VT of .56 and CR of 62. I'm not sure what model they are showing you, but these are very solid numbers. Hayfield Performance Chart

How about finding a Simonton dealer who carries either the Impressions series or the Simonton Prism Platinum (sometimes called the Reflection 5500) series. Both of these windows are quite good, although I don't believe that Simonton offers a woodgrain.

What I might also suggest is calling up a few local dealers and seeing which brands they carry. You might be able to get a Ply Gem Premium series, which is a pretty good window as well.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Gerkin vs ProVia

Dane, I have been using your web page to help me better understand and choose replacement windows for my home. I am looking at Gerkin Comfort Series, ProVia Aeris, and Sunrise restoration. could you help me understand which one would be the best to go with. I live in Lincoln Nebraska.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2015

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Nick, if I were choosing in a vacuum (no consideration to window cost and quality of install), I would choose the Sunrise Restorations...

The Sunrise Restorations series uses a fairly narrow frame and sash, which give it clean lines and more glass area. Along with a high transparency screen, it has a clever tilt sash mechanism. The high quality finish makes it look close to real wood. A U-value of 0.28 and AI of 0.04 mean it ranks pretty high in energy efficiency.

The ProVia Aeris is a good window though and it can be ordered in the wood interior if you are interested (although I personally prefer vinyl for the cost, longevity, maintenance and performance). Performance wise, the Aeris double hung will produce a .28 U-factor, .10 AI and .47 VT - all pretty solid numbers. The ProVia also offers lots of color options and you can go with either the VT700 or the slightly upgraded VT800 - it's always nice to have some different model choices. Read additional ProVia windows reviews.

I would say that the Gerkin Comfort Series is right on par with the ProVia Aeris. For instance, the 6000 Comfort Series, which is the slider, will offer .29 U-value, .04 AI, .22 SHGC and .51 VT - I'm VERY impressed with the .04 air infiltration number. I tend to think the Gerkin windows aren't quite as nice looking as the ProVia, but this is my opinions and honestly once the windows are in you probably won't ever notice them unless something fails on them.

You have 3 solid window choices - now compare cost, which is important for obvious reasons. More importantly, installation, which should account for roughly half of the overall effectiveness of the windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

Gerkin vs Hayfield

I've narrowed my window options down to Gerkins and Hayfield Windows. I think the Hayfields are better, they have a better warranty and just seem sturdier and more sound, but the Gerkin has lower air infiltration numbers. I can't really decide, they seem to be more or less equal as far as quality and price both.

Rich - Homeowner - from 2011

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Gerkin Windows Reviews :: Rhino Series

The Gerkin Rhino series is an aluminum window and is considered a quality option for homeowners living in a really hot climate. Aluminum windows are very strong, but not very energy efficient.

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Window Replacement In Kansas

Hi, I am needing to replace a Marvin 1979 wood triple casement window set, about 54 x75. The middle window is stationary. It's on the north side of the house. I live in the country in Kansas and it gets hit with a lot of wind/rain/blowing dirt when the wind is from the north. All 3 are cloudy and the two that open have rot on the bottom and are not moveable.

So, the frame will probably need replaced. This part of the house was a 1979 addition and is bricked. What brand & material would be best considering the roller coaster weather we have in south central Kansas? Thanks for any help you can offer.

Karen - Homeowner - from 2017

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Karen, I would google the following brands to see if any local companies offer them in your area -- Gerkin, Don Young, Zen Sunrise, ProVia and possibly Milgard. All of these companies have good reputations and make a quality vinyl window, although I would advise not going with their lower end models.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Aluminum Window Recommendations

Hi I'm replacing 1920-year-old house wood windows with aluminum Windows. Do you think MI windows are a good choice? Or recommend another please. I live in central Texas.

Ginger - Homeowner - from 2016

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Hi Ginger, MI is typically considered a builder grade window and not the brand that I would recommend - in fact, not even anywhere close. The first bid you are going to want to get is from Don Young, who is a Texas based manufacturer that makes an excellent aluminum window. They have three factories in your state and you should be able to find a dealer or two in your area w/o much problem. Next, I like Milgard aluminum windows and they too should have local companies that sell this brand.

Finally, I like Gerkin aluminum windows, which are made in Oklahoma, but should have a company or dealer who handles some or all of Texas. I think any of these three options would be a much better long term option for you and while they may cost more in the short run, in the long run you will be saving yourself some money!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Gerkin Windows vs Don Young

I have about 20 windows in my 1967 ranch style house that I'm wanting to replace. I live in Norman, Oklahoma. I have quotes from Window World, someone who installs Don Young windows, and someone who installs MI windows. I came across your site today and am now thinking I need to get a few more quotes for better quality windows. Can you recommend some good mid-range windows that are available for install in Oklahoma? Sounds like Sunrise, Soft-Lite, and Okna are your top mid-range picks.

Justin - Homeowner - from 2016

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Justin, you are right about Sunrise, Soft-Lite Windows, and Okna - these are all considered top vinyl window manufacturers. I'm not a big fan of Window World or MI windows. I do think Don Young makes an excellent aluminum clad window and a decent vinyl window. I know Gerkin windows is available in your area and they make a very solid aluminum and vinyl window options. If Soft-Lite isn't available, Zen Windows may be available and their two upper lines are the Soft-Lite Classic and Pro models, both quite good. Let me know if this is enough to go on!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Gerkin Window Options


Jim - Homeowner - from 2016

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Hey Jim, I can absolutely recommend some brands that will be MUCH less than the RBA quote you received. Check out our gerkin windows reviews page as they may be available in your area and they make very solid vinyl and aluminum windows. Soft-Lite and Sunrise are both excellent and one or both may be available in Tulsa. Google "Okna Tulsa OK" and see if anything comes up, Okna is a great option as well.

Finally check if Zen windows has a franchise in your city, this is a soft-lite franchise and their top two window brands are quite good. Let me know what you come up with! Get 2 to 4 quotes from these companies and I think you are going to be much happier with the price and the long term quality and durability of your windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Gerkin Aluminum Window Series

It's harder to find aluminum windows today, everyone is making vinyl. Gerkin makes a decent one. They don't have as many options as the vinyl ones do, but their windows have pretty low air infiltration rates, .01 to .04 depending on the window type. I like the sliders with a good sill support across the window. I also screw and shim the header to make sure there aren't any issues later.

Steve - Installer - from 2012

Rhino Aluminum Windows

I'm a Kansas home owner and I've been looking into Gerkin windows. They have a vinyl line that seems to be a mid to high end. They have some nice features, like Duraseal insulated glass and LowE glazing. They also produce aluminum windows, which most people aren't making these days. They have reinforced aluminum frames, which makes them fairly sturdy, and they seem pretty good. For the most part they seem to have pretty good products.

[Update - 6 months after install]

Six months ago I got them out in and they're really good. One screen was bent when they got here but they have good customer service. I like that a real person answers the phone when you call.

Casey - Homeowner in Kansas - from 2011

Gerkin vs Milgard Aluminum

I've had some customers here in Arizona asking me if aluminum windows do well here. I think that thermally broken frames are a good option. Gerkin and Milgard both make them, and they have good products that they really stand behind. Either company would be a good choice.

Randall - Window Contractor - from 2010

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Gerkin Vinyl Window Reviews

I've worked with Gerkins, and they're a solid product. They have good ratings and are made well. They don't have as many color and glass options as some lines, and they also take longer to order and deliver. Both their vinyl and aluminum window lines are a good choice for any home. Their prices are reasonable, too, which is a big deal to most people.

Todd - Window Installer - from 2009

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Gerkin Storm Windows Reviews

The Gerkin Storm series frame is aluminum and these are considered a quality storm window option.

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Gerkin Windows Question

I have contacted a local supplier of Gerkin windows, but they are not showing any hurry in helping me. The upper glass insulated panel of my single-hung window cracked during a recent high wind snow storm. It is a Series 6100 Single Hung, Type: VSSH The number on the back of the lower sash is: 230339.004 - looked through your gerkin Windows reviews, but did not see any information that might help me.

I only need the glass panel for the upper sash. I don’t need the whole window. The window was made in 2014 according to the etched information in the lower right corner of the inside pane. I may also need replacement glazing strips if I have any trouble removing them. Can you help me with this problem? I am attaching 2 photos with more information.

Dale - Homeowner - from 2022

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Dale, I would say you need to contact a window repair person in your area. Yelp or Angie’s list often have these listen — find a well reviewed repair person, call them up and see if they’ll come out and give you a free bid. You will have to pay them to do the work, but switching out a pane of glass shouldn’t be too big a deal. This would be my suggestion as opposed to waiting for a Gerkin rep to come out.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Gerkin vs Jeld Wen

I'd wanted Marvin Windows, but there isn't a dealer close by and they're probably too expensive anyway. I looked at the Jeld-Wen, which felt lightweight and less well made than a similar Gorell. I then looked at Gerkins, and I think I'm going with them. Out of all I looked at, they are the best looking, sturdiest, and even have the best AI numbers. They're also cheaper than most of the others, although not by much.

Julie - Homeowner - from 2010

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