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Explore Hayfield Windows reviews on this Minnesota based manufacturer and their Classic and Heritage vinyl windows and patio doors.

Company Information: Hayfield is based in Hayfield, Minnesota and has been in business since 1951. The company manufactures two window/door series, the Classic and Heritage. The Classic is their standard vinyl window series (which does come in a couple of levels - 201, 701, 801, 2000, 3101 series). The Heritage is still a vinyl window, although it can be ordered in an interior wood option as well. The company also offers patio doors in both of these series.

Are Hayfield Windows Any Good? Hayfield makes a good vinyl window and door. I wouldn't put them at the very top of the brand list, but they are a solid manufacturer for the most part.

Hayfield Window & Door Co gets a 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 13 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: June 24, 2024

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Hayfield Windows Reviews :: Heritage Series

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Hi Tim, I'm considering having Hayfield windows installed on my house but I'm getting conflicting information about the quality of their products. Many contractors seem to like them but their Google reviews over the last couple of years are the worst I have ever seen. I was told that's due to the low quality "builder grade" windows used in new construction but that the "remodeler grade" are top notch.

So I tried to figure out what that meant but as far as I can tell, there is no separate builder grade line; only the Classics and Heritage lines they sell in stores, so I thought maybe it's the Vinyl Classics that's considered builder grade but the contractors that blame the poor reviews on builder grade windows and that tell me that their windows are remodeler grade, are actually quoting me the Vinyl Classics. I'm confused. Can you shed some light on this. I don't want to end up buying the windows that almost all google reviewers are complaining about.


Don - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Don, I don't hear a ton about Hayfield and they don't get a ton of press...that's why we have 8 reviews over 12 years. The Classics are their entry level vinyl and their Heritage is the upgraded window. I really can't speak to the quality of either one. If their reviews are bad over the last few years, I would continue my search in other directions.

My advise is not to get hung up on one brand, but instead to cast a wider net and collect a number of bids. This will allow you to see other products and get an array of bids.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2022

[Don's Reply]

Hi Tim, thanks for your speedy reply! I have looked at other brands as well and some of the contractors quoted ProVia Endure, Soft-Lite Elements and the Zen Nirvana and Lotus. I'm still trying to compare the pricing since there are other items included in the estimates and most contractors don't break the costs down into each component. I'll try to get more details on the cost of the window install by itself so it's easier to compare and I can share those numbers once I have them. I'm looking at replacement of 16 windows and 2 patio doors. From what I know so far, here is where I think the cost from different contractors will come in; all full frame install, including painted extension jambs and trim:

Zen: Nirvana: 30k (that's $1300 per window and 4k per patio door plus extras)

Contractor 2: ProVia Endure: 33k (quoted 37k including entry door)

Contractor 3+4: Hayfield Vinyl Classic: 31-33k

Contractor 5: Hayfield Vinyl Classic: 23k

What's your opinion on the pricing? Contractors 4 and 5 are small outfits so I assumed they would be a lot cheaper than the bigger companies but only one of them was but with those smaller businesses, there is almost no way of determining how good they are. I was able to figure out that at the lumber yard, the Hayfield vinyl classics costs about 500 bucks in the largest size I have on my house so I figured that should not cost more than $800 installed or the equivalent of 4 man hours per window at $100/hr, which is roughly where Contractor 5 is coming in. I have no idea how the other guys come up with their pricing. Any thoughts on this are highly appreciated.

Don - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Don, my first pick would be the ProVia Endure, which is a great window and one that would have in my home. My second pick would be the Zen Nirvana (assuming that its the relabeled Soft-lite Classic, which is what Zen typically sells). Quite a good window and just below the quality offered by the ProVia Endure. I would try to match up my window selection with the best contractor for the job -- sounds like that might be tricky, but use your best judgement.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2022

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Hayfield Windows Reviews :: 201 Series

The Hayfield 201 single hung series (with a low-e window, argon fill, and grids) has some impressive numbers, including a design pressure of 55, air infiltration of of .02, U-value of .27, solar heat gain coefficient of .34, visible transmittance of .50 and a condensation resistance of 62. Those are very good numbers for a single hung, which are often a lower quality window. Not in this case.

Dane - Site Editor

Hayfield 201 Cost vs. Andersen 100 Series

Hi Dane, I live in Minnesota and have been getting estimates to replace 8 slider windows and a patio slider door.

So far I've been quoted on Anderson 100 series, Hayfield 201, and Gentek signatire elite. Fully installed they all range between $17,425 to $15,400.

Just looking to get your thoughts on these. They all have so so reviews. Still waiting on a couple more estimates from other contractors.


Mike - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

From the little I know, the Hayfield 201 would top my list with that group. I'd probably go with the Andersen 100 next. I think the reviews of the company putting in the windows should play a big role in your decision.

Anderson 100: A solid window

Hayfield 201: Quite a good single hung window from what I've heard.

Gentek signatire elite: A solid mid range window

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Hayfield Window & Door Co Reviews

Replacing two 48" X 48" slider windows in the basement. I have a Hayfield dealer selling me the dura Wood 201 double slider. What do you think about this window? I like that it can be stained to match my unique woodwork, but I'm concerned about the wood. He insures me that the dura Wood will not rot,swell, crack etc.

The other window I am looking at is the SOFT LITE IMPERIAL LS. A little concerned of the AI .51 and the color of the vinyl oak interior. What do you think of the two options. Thanks

Matt and Kendra - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Hi Matt and Kendra. So the Dura Wood from Hayfield is a wood laminate. They make a nice looking window with some nice numbers. The 200 slider gets a .06 air infiltration. I've attached a sheet from the company so you can take a look at the numbers.


The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is considered one of the best vinyl windows out there. The air infiltration of the Imperial LS window is .03, not .51. It's a really excellent window. As to the interior laminate colors, that's more of a personal preference. I think either window is probably fine, but the Imperial LS would be my first choice for sure.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Hayfield 201 Single Hungs In Iowa

Good Afternoon, we are going to replace 32 windows and want to use a very good quality window. Do you know anything about Hayfield vinyl windows? They are made in Minnesota but they do have a dealer close to us in Sioux City Iowa. Thanks.

Lowell - Homeowner - from 2018

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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 Window Ratings

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, which is a pretty good window as well.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Hayfield 201 Windows vs Gerkin 6000

I'm getting new windows, mostly sliders but also 2 double hungs, and I'm looking at the Gerkin 6000s and Hayfield 201s. The price is pretty close so it's down to features. Gerkin has better AI numbers, Hayfield has a better warranty. But Gerkin's is 10 years on glass, 5 on hardware and that might be all I need so I haven't decided.

Gerry - Homeowner in Mid West - from 2011

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The two lines are comparable and both are fine. The Hayfield warranty is a lot better, 10 and 5 isn't long at all. The warranty might be important enough to make Hayfield my choice.

Tony - Contractor - from 2010

Hayfield 201 Series Sliders

My friend had Hayfields put on his whole house and he is really pleased. He said he got a great deal, and when we decided to get new windows we called the dealer he had gone through. We've been really happy with them. The warranty is good, and they are much less drafty than our old ones. The patio door has a really smooth glide, and the windows are really easy to clean from the inside. One sliding window that was put in was the wrong style, but they ordered a replacement and had it fixed in a couple weeks. Overall it was great service and a good deal.

May - Homeowner - from 2009

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Hayfield Windows Reviews :: 701 Series

The Hayfield 701 casement window delivers the following performance data: a design pressure of 80, air infiltration of .01, , U-value of .27, solar heat gain coefficient of .31, visible transmittance of .46 and a condensation resistance of 62. Those are great numbers.

Dane - Site Editor

Hayfield 701 Cost Quote

We have 4 double casements 48"x48", 56"x48", 56"x60", 56"x48", 2-30"x54" single casements 1 left and 1 right, Patio door 72"x80" opens from right to left. More on double-hung window sizes and prices.

Starmark Evo windows double pane which I'm not a real fan they are way over priced and the frames are huge quotes for Evo windows 1-$30,000, 2nd-$23,993,

Okna 700DX's 1st bid $20,742 now lower cause of a frame over stock ha ha 2nd $18,149 the 2nd Starmark and Okna bid are from Homesealed Exteriors and they are calling about lowering price again we will see.

Next is for Hayfield 701 U-.024 $10,000,

Thermo-Tech U-4.35 for windows and triple pane for Patio door its in the northwest corner of our house very cold 366 or 189 glass U-5.56 $10,000ish there are minor adjustments to this bid yet.

Alpen HHP ZR6's U-.19 these are my favorite so far $14,413 and I have to get my carpenter to install $3000-$3500ish any window that has R-5.26 which is greatnumber I think.

We have Lindsay window guy coming today probably have to go triple pane to get a decent # on these windows and they would do a new install everything goes in with Window Nail fin pulling siding off he also has Richlin which is the Hayfields but will be more expensive cause of there complete new nail fin install. We have Sunrise Restorations salesman coming Thursday from Weather Tight windows there price I couldn't even guess at this time. Oh I also bumped into Minnkota windows North Dakota very nice window Cardinal glass and Rehau Frames nicely built won't get bid back on them till next week they have a price increase coming Feb 7th so the bidder is going to wait.

Any number over R-5 or U-.20 would be awesome but it all comes down to the cash again. I read that there is already talk of forcing all new construction to at least go to mandatory R.5 as a minimum for new construction or replacement windows at some point. I don't know Thank you sir I will let you know how the rest turn out at least the guy today is very layed back no pressure sales today Thank the Good Lord for that window salesmen are nuts. Thanks

Robert - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Robert, the Okna 700 is excellent, and Homesealed has an excellent reputation for installation. You will pay for the privilege, but will be assured of a great window and installation.

Hayfield makes a very good window, so that bid has to be in the mix. The big deal for me is googling the installer/company -- use this when you search -- "[company name] reviews" and see what comes up. You want to aggregate all the reviews to get an overall performance rating of the company, then compare this to the other installation companies. The Hayfield option sounds like the least expensive of the four viable options on the board.

I love the Sunrise Restorations so I would put that in the strongly consider category.

Finally, if the price is in your budget, then I would strongly consider the Alpen HHP bid. Excellent window. Check the installer.

Really you want the best window and installation combination at the lowest price. You have four really strong contenders in my opinion.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Hayfield Windows Reviews Question

Hello, I see that a contractor will not install Hayfield windows and one of the reviews on your site is a thumbs up. How do we know if this is a valid customer and do you happen to have any direct experience with this company?

My contractor specked in Anderson Silverline window for our garage but I would like a white interior and their’s is Beige/Beige.

Thank you very much!

Gail - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Gail, the one review where the contractor refused to install Hayfield windows was from 2010, so I would take that with a grain of salt. I recently did a Hayfield windows based on the energy efficiency ratings and I was pretty impressed.

I would find out which window they quoted you out on and get the specific ratings for design pressure, air infiltration, U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible transmittance. I listed a link to the Hayfield window comparison chart that gives you these numbers if you have the windows series or model.

I took another look and their 701 casement for example has an air infiltration of .01, you just can't do better than that.

For the most part, Silverline windows are junk. I suppose their top-of-the-line 9500 series is decent, the rest are poor quality in my estimation. I'd get quotes from Hayfield on the garage windows as well.

The bottom line is this: if your contractor is going to do a good job with the installation and you like the look of the Hayfield window, then go for it. The company seems to make quite a number of good windows from the perspective of energy efficiency.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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Hayfield Windows vs Gerkins

I'm looking at both Gerkins and Hayfields. They are pretty similar as far as air infiltration but I'm not sure how much that matters. The Gerkins says a range of .04 -.07 and the Hayfield says .06, so I don't see a significant difference. I'll have to have 4 sliders and 2 single hung windows.

Timothy - Consumer - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

You won't find any real differences in the AI with numbers that close. The Hayfields have a better warranty, 20 years on all of it, while the Gerkin has 10 years on hardware and only 5 on glass. If you like them the same, then I'd let the warranty shift the balance to the Hayfields.

Hank - Contractor - from 2011

[2nd Response]

Can you go look at them together in person? If you can find someone who carries both lines, go look at them and see how they compare. Both companies make a good product and I don't think either would be a bad choice.

Todd - Contractor - from 2011

Hayfield Windows Complaints

The installer I'm working with refuses to install anything from Hayfield. He said the last time he did, they were poorly made and leaky, and they refused to replace the faulty windows. He recommends anything but Hayfields, and says Vista or Andersen is a good choice.

Mike - Contractor - from 2010

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