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Norandex Windows Reviews

Norandex Windows are not exactly a household name, however, they do manufacture some pretty solid vinyl window series in the eXtreme, Viewpoint, Prism and Perfexion series. The company sells their windows and doors via local window dealers across much of the eastern half of the United States. Scroll down to read our Norandex Windows reviews on their most popular series.

Overall Rating: Norandex Windows gets a 3.8 out of 5 stars based on 33 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Original Publish Date -
Page Last Updated On July 2, 2024

Norandex Window Cost: $$/$$$
(2/3 out of 5)
(Amongst All Vinyl Windows)

Norandex Company Information

While the Norandex brand is on the label, the company is owned by Cornerstone Building Brands (which has been gobbling up window companies over the past decade - Simonton, Ply Gem, Silverline, Great Lakes, the list goes on). In the 2000s, Norandex had partnered with Simonton on the Prism series, which continues to be sold as a mid range vinyl window series. (This is also where the two manufacturers became sort of inextricably linked.)

Are They Any Good? For the most part, Norandex makes an average vinyl window, but perhaps better than most. I like the Norandex eXtreme series, as well as the Prism series. These are the Norandex options that I would recommend.

Internet Ratings: Norandex scores a 3.5 out of 5 from top rated online review sites.

Norandex Windows Warranty

The company has a separate warranty for each of their window and door series. I'll summarize the details for their eXtreme replacement windows. This vinyl window is a warranted to be free from manufacturing defects in the frame, sash, insulated glass unit, components, parts, and screen frame. Specifically, that nothing fails under normal conditions for the lifetime of the original owner.

This warranty includes an accidental glass breakage provision - also for the life of the original owner. The warranty is not transferrable nor does it cover the labor cost of replacing the window. (I'm extrapolating with these two provisions based on the fact that it is not mentioned in the warranty terms.)

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Norandex Extreme Windows Reviews

The Extreme series is a vinyl replacement window that comes standard with a constant force balancing system, sloped sill, low-e and argon fill glass, warm edge spacer and recessed tilt latches. The window comes in either the X model or the XX model that includes foam fills in the mainframe and a whole host of exterior and interior hardware and color options. Consumers can expect a .04 air infiltration, which is quite impressive. I would give the Norandex Extreme Series Window a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

The eXtreme Windows series includes the following line up - in a replacement it is available in the 900, 1000, 3000, 6000, and 8000 series, as well as in Patio Doors. For new construction, the eXtreme is available in the 130 Series, 150, 450, and 5700 series.

Dane - Site Editor

Norandex Windows Reviews vs MI

Hello Dane - My name is Salam live in Rockville Maryland. We are planning to replace 40 windows which includes transom and double hungs. So far, I have 2 quotes which are reasonable from the financial perspective.

Norandex 3000 Series - $30K

MI 1650 series double pane - $35K MI Windows Reviews

Just wanted to know if you can provide some feedback on this matter.

Thank you.

Salam - Homeowner - from 2023

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Salam, I would be cautious abt going with either one of those manufacturers. I just don’t think either one really provide much long term value. I would keep looking if I were you.

Here is my list of good and great options.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

eXtreme 3000 Price Quote

Hi Dane, I was reading your reviews on the site, but could not figure out how to post a question on the forum, so I apologize for the direct email. Hope you can provide advice on the following:

I am looking to replace the original 9 windows in my 60 year old house that are wood and single pane. Obviously, they are in much need of replacement and at this point, any new vinyl window is better than my current situation.

I have a fairly tight budget and have received quotes from Lowes, Home Depot and an independent contractor. The HD quote was way out of my budget, so I am considering the Lowes and contractor quotes. Lowe's is quoting Pella 150 series and the contractor is quoting Norandex eXtreme 3000.

Lowe's quote is coming in about $2200 over the contractor quote. From my research the Pella 150 series is their entry level series and are single hung. eXtreme 3000 seem mid-level and are double hung, I believe. I know Pella is the 'better' brand, but the Norandex seems like the better option between the two, and obviously less expensive. Beyond that, I dont really know how those two windows would compare.

I would appreciate your feedback on this or any other possible options.

Richie - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Richie, you are exactly correct -- the eXtreme 3000 is a pretty darn solid mid range vinyl window. The Norandex eXtreme 3000 price is obviously preferable to the Pella so that's a no brainer there. I would say you now need to vet the contractor (if you can) and try to figure out how reputable their reviews or work is. If you could nail down this last one, then I'd say you are good to go. I think that's a nice fit for a tight budget...

Here is my list of good and great windows for you to take a look at in case you want to continue your search - I would stick with the "good quality options" over the top tier --

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Norandex vs Simonton

I need to replace 15 windows in my 37 year old home. I want to replace 8 of them this spring (hopefully in March), and the other 7 later this year. One of the eight to be replaced is a picture window. From what I've read, vinyl windows would be a good replacement for our hot, humid weather; however, we have also had some significant cold weather for part of our winter. 

Someone is coming this week to give me a quote to replace the eight windows with Norandex Extreme, probably the 3000 series. As I understand it, these are Simonton windows, although the reviews that I have seen of Simonton windows are actually better than the reviews I've seen of Norandex, which puzzles me since they are supposed to be the same window.

I was actually emailing to get a list of your "good and great windows", as stated on your website. Loving your Norandex windows reviews by the way. To me, the installer is as important as the window. Maybe more so. Do you happen to have a list of preferred installers in the Memphis TN area as well? If there is any other information you can provide, I would be very grateful. Thank you so much. 

Rhonda - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Rhonda, vinyl windows are probably your best bet from a performance and cost perspective. Simonton purchased Norandex windows sometime ago, but the whole thing gets confusing to explain because then Simonton was purchased. In the end, the Norandex Extreme is a solid performer -- I'd say a good mid range window.

The installer is as important as the window so make sure to look up the companies online who come out to give you the bid by googling "[company name] windows reviews" and aggregate their ratings from Google, Yelp, HomeAdvisor, Angi, etc. That should give you a pretty clear picture of the quality you can expect. The windows themselves are 50% of the equation and the company doing the work is the other 50%.

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Norandex Windows vs Apex

Hi Dane, I got your email address from a website and thanks so much for a lot of good information posted there.

We live in Nashville TN and are planning to replace our 19 windows. My wife and I got a quote from Apex and it is $16319. As well, we also got a quote from Briarwood Construction, this company uses norandex extreme 3000 reviews and its price is $13989. However, we couldn't make our decision and would like to have your advice.

Ying - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Ying, I think if you are staying in your home for 12 years plus, then I’d go with the Apex window cost bid. But if you are planning to move in the next 12 years, then I might consider the extreme 3000. I would also compare the reviews and ratings of the two companies and decide based on that.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Opinion On The eXtreme 3000

We are retired and will be downsizing soon but we need to have 10 windows and 1 patio door replaced. We do not care for HD or Lowe’s contractors so we are looking at using a local reputable contractor that we know personally to do the work. Please give us your opinion on the Norandex eXtreme 3000 series of windows and doors. I believe Norandex is made by Simonton. Love reading your norandex windows reviews - very informative. We want to replace a French door with a sliding glass door with miniblinds inside.

We are in Tupelo, MS.

Rick - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Rick, the Norandex eXtreme 3000 is a good mid range window. Not a top tier window, but a solid performer made by Simonton. Hm, Tupelo, MS is not exactly in my wheel house so I will provide you with my full list and you can see what dealers are around you...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Norandex Extreme 3000 Review

Hello, we have seen 3 window vendors, all telling us different things and pushing their product. We have been told about vinyl, fiberglass, and composite windows. Vinyl is by far the cheapest way to replace/insert new windows, but how long do vinyl windows last?

I've been reading about the problems with vinyl: expansion, contraction, seal breakage. Are Norandex Extreme 3000 windows going to last 20 years? Please help!

Diane - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Dianne, the Norandex Extreme 3000 is a pretty solid vinyl window. A quality mid range series. Will it last 20 years...about that would be my guess, assuming good quality installation.

If you want your vinyl windows to last 20 to 25 years without question, you need to purchase a top brand: Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Little, Kensington, Polaris, or Vytex.

The newer vinyl windows are better than the previous generation. In terms of how they stack up against other materials, look no further than their warranties.

Most quality vinyl windows carry a lifetime warranty on the frame, whereas most fiberglass and composite frames carry a 20 to 30 year warranty. I actually think fiberglass is a better material myself, but is it worth the 30% premium over vinyl, I tend to think not.

Composite is a mixed bag, and is specific to the window brand/model you purchase. Okna composite windows are some of the best in the business.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Norandex Extreme 8000 series

Hi Tim, I recently received a quote from a second contractor to replace a bow window in my MI home of 25 years with the Norandex Extreme 8000 series. To replace the bow, replace the siding underneath, and wrap all of the trim, I’m looking at $6500.

The first quote I received from a different contractor was for $6788 using the Restorations Series. Are you familiar with these windows? It looks like from the reviews for the Norandex are considered an “average” window. I plan to go with the second contractor because they are a top rated contractor in my area. Are you familiar with the Restoration windows? Should I ask him to quote my job with these windows or do you have another recommendation?


Sherri - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Hi Sherri, so the Norandex Extreme 8000 is a very solid mid range window, a good vinyl window. The Sunrise Restorations is a fantastic vinyl/fiberglass window that really can’t be beat. Well worth the extra couple of hundred bucks.

So now it’s tricky right because you like the first contractor better. If this were me, I’d try to find out about the Restorations contractor. Then, I liked what I’d found, I’d go with him. Finally, if something popped up or the reviews weren’t great, I’d go with the contractor with the good rep in your area.

Does this help at all?

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

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Norandex Windows vs Atrium

Dane, ABC Supply sells the eXtream 3000 replacement window. I have been quoted $185.00 for the same size window as the Atrium 8300 series. I thought the 3000 was not built as well as the 8300. An atrium representative says they are the exact same window.

I may can get better warranty service if needed from my local building suppy store but not sure if it is worth the difference.

Thanks again for your time and sharing your knowledge on Norandex windows reviews.

H.P. - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

H.P., he's right, they are basically the same window. Norandex sells windows made by Atrium. Are they the exact same window, probably not and I don't honestly know the exact differences. For the most part though, same window :) Atrium makes windows for a number of companies in the industry. I'd go with the best warranty and price since it's roughly the same window.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Norandex X3000 vs. Alside Mezzo

Hi. I liked your website, so i thought i would write. We are looking to replace 12 windows in our sunroom in Dunwoody, GA (Atlanta metro area). The sunroom is not heated/cooled, and we are not in the market for the highest end products.

The company we were referred to initially recommended Alside Mezzo series at $500/window installed.

When we inquired about other options the company suggested Norandex X3000 at $425/window installed.

Are either of these good options? What about the prices? Any suggestions?

Denise - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Denise, in my book, neither of these options is very good. The Alside Mezzo uses a fairly weak frame and bad design with loose tolerances. The Norandex X3000 is much the same, it's an Atrium window that is relabeled, and not quite up to what I would ever consider putting in my own home.

Sunrise, Okna, Soft-lite, Polaris, Zen, Vytex, and Ideal all make much better windows with better tolerances, as well as sturdier frames and sills. Most make an entry level window that I would avoid, but their mid range offerings are all very solid and should serve you well.

I would say get 2 or 3 bids from local companies that carry these windows and send me the bids -- I'll give you my two cents on what sounds like the best option.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Norandex Extreme Information

Does someone know any info on the Norandex Extreme window? For instance, who makes them? Thanks in advance and thank you for your Norandex windows reviews - totally saving my bacon.

Harold - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

I know a little on the Extreme vinyl window. It's a private label that's made by Atrium. Atrium makes quite a few windows that are relabeled by other "window makers." I tend to think that these windows are okay, but certainly not great. The company advertises it as a sloped sill design, which is a great feature, but the Norandex Extreme is simply a snap in sill.

Essentially this is just a pocket sill window. It does have some decent components and features, but it is essentially a souped up version of what you will find at the big box stores. The warranty is also not that impressive, which leads me to believe that they don't really think the vinyl window is going to hold up super well over time. Probably decent for budget projects, but I would look elsewhere if long term value and performance is at the top of your list.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Norandex Extreme 8000 vs. Simonton Prism Platinum

Can you give me your opinion of the Simonton Prism Platinum versus the Norandex Extreme 8000?

I have a choice between the two. Prices are comparable. Seen pro's and con's for both.

Any insight you can lend would be great!

Thank you

Jarett - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jarett, the Simonton Prism Platinum is a good vinyl window, better in my opinion than the Norandex. I'm not even sure who actually makes the Norandex, I believe it's an Atrium -- I would stay clear of the this brand if it were me.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Norandex Extreme

Does anyone know the Norandex Extreme window? It looks like they don't actually make the window, so who does?

Del - Homeowner - from 2014

Contractor Response

The Extreme is an Atrium relabeled window. They call it a sloped sill, but don't fool yourself, it has this little snap in piece that is cheaply made. I think the warranty from Norandex isn't good, it's full of holes and everything is pro-rated to limited their exposure after a few years. It has some decent features that look good on paper, but I don't find the window to do well made. I give it a C grade.

Holland - Contractor - from 2014

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Norandex Viewpoint Series Reviews And Prices

The View Point windows are available as either a replacement or new construction. The line is available in a number of different series such as the 1000, 3000, 6000 and 8000. The higher the number, the better the quality and more expensive the price tag. In general, these products are going to be priced out very similar to Atrium window costs, mainly because Atrium actually makes the windows. They also offer the Silent Guard on the Viewpoint 8000, which provides consumers with a 34 STC or sound control rating. I would give the Norandex Viewport Series Window a 3.9 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

Norandex Windows Warranty

Dane, we had 9 windows replaced in our house by a company called R.A. Haney which were made by Reynolds. 7 out of the 9 need to be replaced, the vinyl is cracked, the windows are double pane with low e and between the double panes of glass there is white chalky residue and mold inside and the metal is like it is rotting away.

We have a Norandex lifetime warranty on them but when I go on they're website it says that they are temporarily closed and it has an attorney general's number to call and I did. I received two letters from the AG and it stated that they can't do anything for me, that I can file a lawsuit against them. I was just wondering if there is any other Reynolds Co in business that can take care of this for us, so we don't have to file a lawsuit. Thank you, Steve and Debbie

P.S. I was also wondering if Reynolds was bought out by another company? And if they will honor the warranty.

Joseph - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Joseph, the name Reynolds is confusing because they were bought out by Norandex years ago. Subsequently, the Reynolds window line became the Viewpoint line. But I believe this window was made by Atrium -- although I could be wrong on that. See what I mean, confusing. You may get somewhere if you call the Norandex Warranty Department -- (800) 528-0942. Reynolds Windows Reviews

Best of luck!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Viewpoint 3000 Review

Norandex sells the Viewpoint 3000, which is actually an Atrium window. It's a mid-grade window, so if the per window price is good it isn't bad, but if you can afford something nicer then you can probably do better. There aren't any major flaws, but there's nothing to really stand out either.

Todd - Contractor - from 2010

Norandex Windows Reviews vs Marvin

We are building a new home soon and have it narrowed down to either Simonton 5500 windows or Marvin Integrity windows until a dealer let us see the Viewpoint 8000 series. It was very nice looking and matches out style down to the tee - plus is quite a bit less that the Integrity for sure and the 5500 by a bit. Wanted to get some opinions on this window from the pros.

Fran - Homeowner - from 2009

Contractor Response

The Viewpoint 8000 is the high end vinyl replacement window from Norandex, but actually manufactured by Atrium. I would recommend the 5500 series over the 8000 not so much for the series itself, but because I like Simonton more than Atrium. Marvin I would then recommend over Simonton - I really like the Integrity and think it's a very solid window, depending on what you are paying for it.

Holland - Contractor - from 2009

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Norandex Windows vs Crestline

Our old house had Crestline windows. I was happy with them. The new house has Viewpoints and I've had nothing but trouble. When I try to get Norandex to fix one of the numerous problem, they give me the run around and I've never had any satisfaction with that company.

Larry - Homeowner - from 2005

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Norandex Perfexion Windows Reviews

The Norandex Perfexion series was a joint venture between Simonton and Norandex. The series comes in three options: the Perfection Silver, Gold and Platinum series. These three options are on par with the Simonton Asure, Reflections 5300 and Reflections 5500 series, respectively. I would give the Norandex Perfexion Series Window a 4.1 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

Perfexion Gold Window

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?

Glen - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Glen, that’s frustrating. I wouldn’t be opposed to the highest quality Norandex 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.)

If you would like some quality local bids you can always use our Price Quote Form, beginning with your zip code where it says Find Local Five Star Rated Pros. The bids are free and you can send them to me and I'm more than happy to provide you with my take on any cost quotes you receive. I'm not incentivized by any companies so I'm happy to provide you with unbiased advice on your best option(s).

Other options include Sunrise (they sell their standard or Classic model). Their= Restorations Series is their high end window and you may or may not find a dealer who sells this. The Sunrise Classic window uses the same frame, but does not include some of the nicer upgrades that come standard on the Restorations.

The Don Young 8200 Series. This is an aluminum window and very good. The aluminum/vinyl question -- which material is more suitable to the hot weather in Texas -- is up for debate.

The Zen Nirvana window and Lotus model that are relabeled Soft-Lite Classic and Pro Series, respectively. Quite good windows for the most part. They have two branches in Texas I believe.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[Glen's Reply]

Thanks Dane, I have requested quotes from Houston Window experts and Superior (NT dealer). Both installers have good rating on google and BBB.

My wife had 13 windows replaced with Norandex gold. I think I would opt for the platinum if I went that route. Her installer was Meyerland window and she was very pleased. Her cost averaged $600 a window measuring approximately 33x72. Seems like a good price. She also has 3 story condo.

Thanks again for you advice and guidance.

Glen - Homeowner - from 2021

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Norandex Perfextion Gold

Hi Tim and Dane, We received two replacement quotes and would like your opinion on which is best. We are replacing 5 double-hungs and a 4-unit bow window. The current bow is a 96x60 casement with the outer two windows with cranks.

One quote is for the 5 double-hungs in Perfextion Gold and the bow in Perfextion Premium for $6275.

The Okna 600 series cost was $7710.

The bow window is about the same price so the difference is in the double hungs. Should we consider the Okna bow and the Norandex for the double hungs?

Not sure if this matters, but the Norandex will be installed by a construction company doing siding work and the Okna will be installed by a reputable window company.

I appreciate your time. Thanks!

Cindy - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Cindy, Okna are quite a bit better than the Norandex Perfexion Gold (Simonton now owns this plant so it’s also tcalled he Simonton Perfexion Gold). The Perfexion Gold is a decent option, but the Okna 600 is better in my opinion.

Normally, I’d say that’s a bit price difference for the windows, but since the bow is about the same, I’d say go with the Okna, pay the extra $1500 and go with the reputable installer.

The only qualifier to this would be if you intend to sell the house in 5 to 7 years. If you aren’t going to move in less than say 7 years, go with Okna. If you do plan to leave, say yourself the money and go with the Perfexion Gold and bow window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Norandex Perfexion Silver

Dane, still looking at replacement windows, the two u suggested I look at, Simonton Daylight for smaller frame (is what I liked ) but not available in FL and PGT frame just too big. I have many eyebrow fixed frames that would look out of size with an extra inch of frame all around. I came across Norandex Perfexion Silver It has a smaller frame for more light and window view, do you have an opinion of this window?

Carol - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carol, this window line is a sort of middle-of-the-road vinyl window. The Silver is the lower end on this line. Do you have access to the Gold or Platinum models, these would be my preference in this window series.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

Perfexion Windows Reviews

Hi Dane, Is the Norandex Perfexion line the private label equivalent of Simonton Asure line? I’ve been assured of this by the contractor I’m strongly considering for a replacement job and can’t seem to verify in any of the web searches I’m doing. Thank you.

Manuel - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Manuel, the Norandex Perfexion line is owned by Simonton. There is the Perfection Silver, Gold and Platinum series and they are pretty close to the Simonton Asure, Reflections 5300 and Reflections 5500 series. They aren't the same windows, Simonton bought the Norandex plant, but I'd say the quality is on par. I like the Gold and Platinum models.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

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Impact Reviews

Simonton purchased the Florida Norandex plant and the Perfexion line. The Perfexion Impact window is available in three options.

Tim - Site Editor

Norandex Perfexion Impact Series

Good morning , I am trying to make sense if window quality and pricing, it is overwhelming at best.

I have 8 windows at my home here in Florida. I have an estimate for $8,401 for the Perfexion series. Can you give me your opinion on this option and price? It states they are made by Simonton. I am meeting with the contractor today .

Pat - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Yes, Simonton purchased the Florida Norandex plant and line of windows a while back so that would make sense.

Norandex has just an okay reputation in the industry. I would be wary about spending $1000 a window on a company with a reputation that is just kinda meh.

PGT and Custom Window Systems both make a good impact window in Florida and I would certainly see if your contractor could check out their PGT WinGuard 5500 impact cost and the CWS 8100 Windpact Plus price.

Simonton makes a StormBreaker Plus window that you might want to get pricing on.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

[Pat's Reply]

Good morning Dane, I actually ended going with with Simonton Storm Breaker Plus for $8400.00.

Thanks for your reply.

Pat - Homeowner - from 2018

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