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NT Window Reviews

NT Windows are a Dallas Fort Worth based window manfuacturer that sells their multiple series through local dealers thorughout Texas. In general, NT is known for quality of build and has a solid track record. Perhaps not top tier vinyl windows, but solid second tier products. Their Twinsulator is an excellent aluminum clad window. Scroll down for our NT Windows reviews.

Overall Rating: NT Windows gets a 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 55 consumer reviews below.

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

NT Windows And Doors

NT sells a number of vinyl windows (and one aluminum series) that include the Executive, Presidential, Energy Masters and Twinsulator. Their premium Presidential and Executive vinyl windows should be considered good vinyl windows. The Twinsulator ought to be considered a very good aluminum window. All in all, NT is one of my recommended window brands for homeowners in Texas.

NT Windows Warranty

The NT Warranty is pretty darn middle of the road in my humble opinion. Limited lifetime on vinyl frame, sash, hardware, parts, and insulated glass unit - specifically that they be free of manufacturing defects. The warranty fully transfers to another owner for the first 10 years from the install date. After that, the warranty becomes null upon any ownership change. An accidental glass breakage provision can be purchased by an owner at the time of the work order. Warranties are wont to change - so make sure you read yours in full before you buy.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: May 20, 2024

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NT Traditions Reviews

The NT Traditions series is an exclusive series only available to large volume dealers in and around Texas. (This is my understanding at least.) Essentially, the NT Traditions windows is the Presidential series, but lacking in a few of the bells and whistles. The window comes standard with a 3/4 inch insulated glass, roll form aluminum screen, a basic locking mechanism, and simpler sash molding at the edges of the glass. A high end mid range vinyl window series that is I would give the NT Traditions Series Window a 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.

Dane - Site Editor

NT Traditions Windows Reviews

I need to replace 24 total windows and two sliding patio doors. We are doing a black exterior, which is really upping the price tag for the project - ugh.

Maverick Quote: $51,398 (Maverick Windows Reviews)
Anlin Panoramic: $42,231
NT Traditions: $41.2

Dave - Homeowner - from 2023

Replacement Windows Cost

Hi Dane, we live in the Dallas, TX area and are looking to replace 17 windows [11 Single Hung (1 Tempered), 2 Picture Windows (1 Tempered and Obscured), 4 Single Hung with Arch]. I think we have settled upon NT Windows, but I did include one Sunrise quote we received. I was hoping to get your thoughts on any of these prices and companies (if you have any knowledge of them).

Brennan Corp. based in Arlington quoted:
Traditions Window for $12,900
(I believe this is similar to the NT Presidential, but please correct me if this is incorrect.)

Signature Window for $11,615
(I believe this is similar to the NT Executive, but again, please correct me if this is incorrect.)

American Replacement Windows based in Garland quoted:
NT Presidential for $10,130
NT Executive for $9,630
Sunrise Classic for $12,612

Foster Exteriors based in Dallas quoted:
NT Presidential for $14,200
NT Executive for $13,000

Any insight into the prices and companies would be greatly appreciated.

Ryan - Homeowner - from 2021

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Ryan, I have to say I’d be hard pressed not to go with one of the Brennan corp. bids. Their reviews are pretty amazing. That would make me feel very confident in this process. The Traditions windows is an exclusive series only available to large volume dealers. Essentially, it is very close to their Presidential series, but lacking in a few bells and whistles. This is what I would go with from them.

I happen to like the Sunrise window a bit better than the NT Presidential, but for me the company doing the install is so darn important. The Brennan bid is lower than the Foster, so I would stick with them myself...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Texas Replacement Windows

Hello, Dane & Tim, my wife and I are seriously considering replacing all of the windows in our home but are indecisive as to whether we just replace the glass or the entire unit. We've spoken with several window contractors and have looked at a handful of brands, plus looked over your nt windows reviews. It's just a lot of information and we want to be happy with our decision and investment.

We live in a nice gated community in North Texas and our home is over 3800 sq. ft, two stories, and faces east (front) to west (back) so we get a lot of direct sunlight in the morning and afternoon. In our front living area we have 20 ft ceilings with a lot of windows so it gets very warm or cold in there depending on the season. It is also difficult to maintain or control the temperature upstairs. I have an office in the front of the house and it gets very warm during the day.

A contractor and friend of the family recommended we just replace all of the glass throughout the house, saving the cost of replacing the entire unit. I'd never heard of this. Our home is 20 years old and has the double-pane builder grade windows that are not low E. Would we even get any benefit from just changing the glass and not the frame?

Pros and cons of just replacing the glass? He said he'd warranty it for 10 years. The glass we like is the Cardinal 340 and he quoted us $11,300 to change out every window and we have over 40 windows; some of those are half moon.

This got us thinking about making the investment and doing full replacement. Most of the windows we see are traditional and we prefer a more modern and slim frame. One contractor quoted us $31k for the Simonton DayLight Max with 340 glass, but most of the contractors in this area use NT Windows.

I didn't have a good feeling about the contractors/subs he sent out to take measurements so I'll pass on him. Based on your reviews both of these seems like a good mid-range vinyl option. I'm waiting on one more quote for the NT Windows before making our decision. One company (Brennan Enterprises) quoted $46k for the NT Traditions with 340 glass. He was by far the highest. Two other companies quoted $32k and $34k for the same exact NT Window with the 340 glass.

I know it sounds like I'm all over the board but I'm really torn between replacing just the glass or the entire unit. That's my first decision and question. We plan on staying in the home for at least 10 years. I don't think we'll save enough on energy costs over that 10 or even 20 years based on my math, should we decide to replace the units. So is it even worth it? Should I just replace the glass instead?

My second decision is the type of glass. We don't like the 366 color (greenish tint) and prefer the 340 (blueish gray). Our problem or challenge is there aren't a lot of homes in this area with 340 glass so it's difficult to find houses we can look at to see if we like the aesthetics. We can't find very many reviews for the 340 online. It's one thing to see it in a brochure or magazine but seeing it in person would be a lot more helpful.

So this decision would be about aesthetics, as well as comfort. We don't really have super high energy bills, even though we have 3 AC units. Our highest bill last summer was $350 and so far this summer it was $250. Keep it 76-77 during the day and 72-73 in the evenings.

Will the 340 glass bother my neighbors across the street? If the windows are getting direct sun will they put off a glare that will agitate my neighbor, because that's the last thing I want to do. We realize the VT will be lower but we have so many windows and our house is open concept, so I'm not sure it'll make a huge difference in the lighting. Maybe I'm naive to think this way though.

Lastly, I need to decide on a window. I think I've decided on NT windows reviews on their slimline window. A lot of our current windows are just picture windows, we don't ever open our windows so getting double-hung or anything super fancy would be a waste of money. Because of building codes some windows will need to be operable but we don't need anything top of the line. Do you have any opinion on NT Windows and their Slimline option?

We did have someone quote American Window Systems since they too have a slimline option and can do 340. The quote came in at $22,195 for their V25 Slimline, and he went ahead and gave us a quote for their Energy Saver and that is an insulated frame; $25,295. I get the feeling this is a builder grade product but maybe I'm wrong. Do you have any opinions on American Window Systems and their windows?

Thank you in advance for all of your assistance. I've thrown a lot at you so if it's easier to chat over the phone let me know and give me the best number to reach you at.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Marcus - Homeowner - from 2020

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Marcus, I'm inclined to say you should switch out the glass for $11.3K. If you stay in the home another 15 years, that glass should be fine. That leaves it to the next homeowner to decide what to do.

I personally don't have an issue with most low-e glass. Once they go in, my eye adjusts to the tint or hue pretty quickly -- except 340 glass. It is too dark for me, except for certain rooms, like a media room. In terms of glare, there might be certain times of the day that the sun would reflect into your neighbors, but I couldn't say when this would be or how badly it would bug them.

Can you ask to have the window person make suggestions for a showroom that might show you the glass side-by-side? At least do an internet search comparing the two. The 340 is great for glare, but this comes at a price.

I believe the American Window Systems product is not very high quality. I definitely think you'd be better off with the NT Presidential or Don Young 5400 window. The best slim window that doesn't compromise on quality is the Sunrise Restorations window, but it will be pricier. You should get a quote just to see where they come in.

If you want a quality window with a slim frame, you could consider Don Young aluminum windows. Their energy efficiency numbers aren't great, but they are strong as hell. Lots of choices out there, I think you need to plow ahead and continue to search your options until you have a better handle on whether glass replacement or replacements makes more sense.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

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NT Executive Reviews

The NT Executive series is the "drop down" from the premium Presidential series, although the two models are very close. It comes standard with roll form aluminum screen frame and 3/4 inch insulated glass (compare this to the 7/8 inch insulated glass on the Presidential and an extruded screen frame.) The Presidential series includes more options such as additional frame colors and triple pane glass. Expect the Executive model to run roughly 10% less than the Presidential. I would give the NT Executive Series a 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

Replacement Companies In Dallas Texas

Hi Dane, I have looked through your website, it is all great information. Just wanted to get your advice on final selection. I am changing 18 windows of my home. All are local replacement companies in Dallas TX with good reviews and a decent number of installations. All are double pane windows, white color, single hung with LowE 366 or similar.

Alside Mezzo - $12,530, ( Brennan Enterprise, the company outsources the install work to contractors who are trusted and with them for many years.)
NT Executive Series - $12,340, (EcoView, same the company outsources the install work to trusted folks)
Burris EX series - $13,750 (RedOaks Windows, a local install company, family owned, they install the windows themselves)
Vistamark Endura - $12,920 (Statewide Energy Solutions, this company also outsource the work to their trusted install contractors)

Biju - Homeowner - from 2024

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Biju, the NT Executive Series would be my number one pick. Then perhaps the Alside Mezzo, followed by the Vistamark Endura. I like the NT EXecutive the most out of these picks though!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Double Hung Replacement Windows

Hi Dane, I have a bunch of bids that I'm considering for 25 double hung replacement windows.

EcoView NT Executive $26,429 (cash price).
Window Universe: $32K ( Window Universe Reviews )

Eric - Homeowner - from 2024

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Eric, if you can pull the NT cash price, that's what I would go with...Ecoview gets good reviews for the most part.
Ecoview Windows Reviews

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

North Texas Window Options

Here’s the pricing I received for our rental property windows.

Don Young - Vinyl Series 6220 10 windows $5,959

Don Young - Aluminum 10 windows $7,990 - To expensive

The guy that sells Don Young and Burris windows tried to convince me to go with Burris because they come with XL Edge spacer system at no extra cost.

Burris 10 windows $6,100.

I had a guy come out and was suppose to quote me on North Texas Executive window series. After he left, I noticed the quote said Thermal Vinyl windows with no item number or other info. I’m not sure if that’s the correct name for NTW windows but he left me thinking. He sounded convincing on the phone.

North Texas Windows 10 windows $3,600. Sounds cheap.

I do see that there is a Thermal Vinyl window company in Dallas. I’m not sure if he’s switching companies on me.

Should I look at NTW Executive or Presidential windows or just go with the Don Young vinyl 6220? Your advice would be very much appreciated. I’ve read through all your comments and from what I can tell you like Don Young and North Texas Windows in midrange price.

Thank you!!

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Michelle, I do like both Don Young aluminum windows and the premium windows series from NT windows, both the Presidential and the Executive. If the NT dealer is really selling you10 Executive series windows for $3600, then that's what I would go with. I would certainly make sure he had a decent reputation before going ahead with that option. That price seems suspiciously low though. I'd double check on the windows they are selling you and the NT reviews before proceeding.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Brennan Enterprises Quality

I scoured your nt windows reviews and am now deciding between two companies for the install of 21 windows in our home. Which company would you recommend based on the product and the installation quality? Please provide any Pros or Cons. Thank you for your help and advice.

1) Brennan Enterprises - Arlington, Texas - They would install NT Windows - Executive Series - Signature Upgrade utilizing Cardinal Low E Glass

2) Statewide Energy Solutions - Dallas, Texas - Manufacture and Install their own windows, Texas Energy Pro utilizing the Cardinal Low E Glass.

Michele - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Michele, I have heard of Statewide Energy Solutions, but I know little about them. The NT Executive series is a good quality vinyl window that I would definitely recommend. If this were my project, I’d definitely be leaning toward the NT Executive option over the Texas Energy Pro.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

NT Windows Reviews

Looking at 19 replacement windows in Dallas, Texas. No grids, Trying to make it look modern. Between NP Windows Executive $12,515 or NP Windows Traditions $13,728 from Brennan or Berkshire Elite Single Hung $9,187 from Metroplex Windows and Glass. Comments or suggestions welcome.

Thank you.

KJ - Homeowner - from 2018

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KJ, I'm not sure I would go with the Berkshire Elite Single Hung window, even though this is obviously the cheapest option you have so far. I wouldn't rate this window high enough to give it my endorsement.

The NT Executive is the better window over the so it's interesting that the Executive is the cheaper option. Are you sure you didn't mean the NT Presidential for $13.7K? The Presidential is probably the only NT vinyl window that I would go with. If it were me, I would get a couple more bids to round out my offerings. I would get a bid from Milgard on their Texas vinyl window line and from Don Young on either their aluminum window or their higher end vinyl window.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

NT Executive Series vs. Alside Mezzo

Hi Tim, we have quotes for replacing all 30 windows in our home for the following options (Milgard was too high at $27.5k, although we liked the windows they were too much higher). We live in Houston, TX:

Note - all windows are cardinal glass low e 366, single hung windows. U factor and SHGC are very close for all options.

1. NT Exec. series windows - $20,325

2. NT Presidential series windows - $21,080

3. Alside Mezzo windows - $17,100

All these windows look acceptable to me, wondering if you have any insight on quality / value for these options?

Note - Alside has a 1 year warranty on installation services and they use their own installation crews. All have limited lifetime warranty on windows, but the NT firm installing (Allstate siding and windows in Houston) offers a lifetime installation warranty.

Would appreciate any advice you have!

Dave - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Dave, I think the NT Presidential series is your best bet, but it's also your most expensive. NT windows have a solid reputation and the Presidential is a good vinyl window. I don't know much about Allstate siding and windows in Houston, but they do seem to have some pretty solid online reviews and they have been in business for quite some time.

I would try and find out how much they are willing to come off that $21K price, because the $17K bid on the Alside Mezzo is not bad. I'd tell them that the $17K bid is much more in line with your budget and that if they could get close to that price, you'd be ready to sign the work order that day. See what they say.

Check out this article for more information on the whole negotiating process and read our nt windows reviews page! Negotiate A Window Bid

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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NT Presidential Windows Reviews And Prices

The NT Presidential series is the company's premium vinyl window. It is generally a slightly stronger or durable window than the company's lower end models and comes standard with 7/8 inch insulated glass and an extruded screen frame. The Presidential typically runs about 5% more than the Executive series, which is the other option I would recommend for most consumers looking to optimize their long term value. I would give the NT Presidential Series Window a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

NT Presidential Series Review

Thanks Dane, Do you have any feedback on NT Windows? I am interested in their Presidential series. Please advise.

Alice - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Alice, a very solid contender -- here is my summary of the NT Presidential series, located on our NT windows reviews page.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Good And Great Windows List

Hi Dane, I found your website and it was great to see the recommendations. Could you send your good and great list? We have a home in NE Richardson built in 1996 by Highland Homes. We have the white aluminum double pained windows. Some are hard to open and you can feel heat and cold well in the seasons. Our home faces North/South with our living room and master bedroom facing south and dining room, front door, home office and guest bedroom facing north.

The quote below is dated but has all of our windows and measurements. It also is for Burris windows, which I believe you aren't a fan of. They seem to have pretty thick frames. We want the best bang for the buck with energy efficiency.

In 2020 and 2021 I obtained quotes that ranged from $11K to $18K. We talked to >American Replacement Windows and I thought they showed us NT Windows (President and Executive series), but I only see Simonton and Anlin on there now.

Eric - Homeowner - from 2022

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Recommended Windows List
[Email dane@replacementwindowsreviews.co for his recommendations]

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Presidential Series Cost Quote

Hello Dane, I live in Fort Worth Texas and I am interested in your opinion for windows. My house was built in 1955 and I have 15 windows. Here are three quotes I have received for white vinyl windows with double pane glass. All are single hung windows with one picture window.

NT Presidential Series $10,800
State Wide Energy "Pro Series) (They say they manufacture their own windows) $10,000
Vistamark Endura 110 $14,000

Which manufacturer and model number would you recommend? Thank you for your NT windows reviews - totally great. What do you think of the quotes I received? Thank you.

Greg - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Greg, the NT Presidential Series would be the option I would go with -- the Presidential Series is a solid option, just make sure that the company doing the installation has a good reputation/reviews. Check out our Statewide Energy Solutions reviews if you want to get a better sense of who these guys are.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT vs Windsor

Hi Dane, I have received two quotes to replace all 14 windows in my home with vinyl double pane. By the way, one company counted 14 and the other 16. Here are the quotes and I’m hoping you can advice on which window is better:

1) Allstate Siding (counts 16): NT Presidential series tan exterior to match and white interior color for $19,199. Includes manufacturer’s window warranty (this seems not to life time as it is not explicitly written as such).

2) Houston Window Experts (counts 14): Windsor Next Dimension Classic color white for $19,952. Includes Next Dimension Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The Allstate Siding guy told me something about the 7/8 vs 3/4 inch and they would insert something inside the window to make it fit. I’m wondering whether this makes my windows look smaller from the inside and I’ll have lesser view? Not much in inches but just not sure what the look of the extra filled space would be.

Also, they made the choices for me regarding the windows and after research I found out there are mid-range options as well. I’m definitely not looking for the highest end but also not the cheapest looking within these lines.

Faryal - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Faryal, I did a quick check on the two companies and they both appear to get good reviews. The Houston Window Experts gets spectacular reviews. In terms of the windows, the NT Presidential and Windsor

Next Dimension are high end mid range windows…very solid options that should serve you well with professional installation.

In terms of the fit, there is always going to be some space at the edges of the “hole” although that is larger than normal. Often they will place a small trim piece to cover the space. I would go back to Allstate with the question and ask them how they plan to finish off an inch of space on either side…ask for pictures from other jobs to get a visual understanding.

Not the cheapest bids though…you might want to get one or two more just to see if your project is going to require that you pay $1K plus for a replacement window.

Here are my Texas recommendations: [list redacted]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Texas Summer Heat Options

Hello Dane: I have been reading over the info about MI Windows and NT Windows. What are your thoughts on the ability of black vinyl to withstand a Texas summer? Should we go with a manufacturer that is out of state? Should these windows be substantially more than NT white vinyl?


Dana - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Dana, I would think black vinyl in Texas could be problematic given the heat absorption of a color like black. I know its a new trend to do the white with black exterior windows and frankly I love the look. I would take some time and speak with a handful of Texas installers to get their take on going with the black.

For me, the Energy Core MI series is the only one from this company that I would consider. From NT, I would recommend going with either the Presidential or Executive series. NT has the better reputation in my opinion.

Sunrise might also be in your area and this is a better brand than NT in my opinion.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

NT Presidential Series Bid

Good morning Dane, just wanted to follow up. I reached out to a local company in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Window Company. They have been in business for 30 plus years. He carried the NT Executive and gave me a price of $6,250, install included $1,300 for 19 windows.

I inquired about the Presidential Series and he can do those for $6,525, including install. Both quotes are still less the original Wincore 7700 bid I received, $7,800.

If I was correct, in reading your response, you feel the NT Window is a better Window? I don’t know much about BRWCO, but I do know the owner came out himself and did the estimate and told me that besides the 1 Window I had that was damaged due to the flood in 2016, I had 9 additional window that are failing now, due to the flood. No one else has told me this.

He even took pictures and provided me a letter to give to our State Restore program, to try and get assistance to replace 10 of the 19 windows. I appreciate your time Dane and educating me on windows. Thanks again.

Wade - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Wade, this is a HUGE improvement over the WW option. NT makes a solid vinyl window in both the Executive and Presdiential series and 19 NT Presidential Series vinyl windows for $6,525 is a great deal. It's almost suspiciously good. $343 per window for a quality vinyl window is nearly unbeatable. The company seems to have some good reviews, but I didn't dig too deeply into their overall reputation. I would check this and assuming you like what you find, go forward. You could even go with a glass package upgrade for the price you are getting the windows for -- good for you!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

NT Presidential vs. Anlin

How does the NT Presidential compare to the Anlin Del Mar series? What do you feel is the right range on the Del Mar? Thanks so much.

John - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

John, I would say the Anlin Del Mar is slightly better than the NT Presidential. Either one is a solid choice though. I can't tell you what price is fair because there are so many factors that determine the overall price. That's why the three to four bids are so important to determining your best course of action.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Presidential vs Wincore 7700

I have quotes from both Wincore and NT Windows, which are very close to one another. I like the NT frame over the Wincore, which seems more sleek and less bulky. Regarding the NT, how do the Presidential and Energy Master compare against one another.

Dan - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Dan, I like both Wincore and NT just about the same. The Wincore 7700 and NT Presidential windows are at the top of the mid range vinyl window category. With professional installation, I'd say either one would provide you with some nice value. I don't have the specific specs on the Energy Master series. The rep who gave you the bid should have that information on lock down, so ask them to jot down the specific differences. (BTW, I'd love to get that info to post on the page for consumers in the future.)

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Statewide Energy Solutions

Thank you Dane,

Do you have any information on NT windows --

or State Energy Solutions They say they manufacture their own windows.

Thank you.

Hayley - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Hayley, I have never heard of Statewide Energy Solutions. I did a search for any reviews on them and I seemed to find some good ones and some not so good ones. If it were me, I would not go with a company that has so few reviews. If I knew friends or family that had used them and had good things to say, I would reconsider this position.

NT Windows is a pretty decent window manufacturer. Their top of the line Presidential vinyl window gets good marks and so I would recommend this product if you are going to go with NT.

Other Texas manufacturers that I like include Milgard (they make a line of vinyl windows that are geared to the hot climate of the state), Don Young (they make a great aluminum window and a decent/good vinyl window), and maybe one of the top end offerings from Simonton. You might also want to see if there is a Zen dealer in your area.

I would collect these bids and see how they compare in price to the NT Presidential. When you do get the bids, send them over to me and I can make a recommendation based on what you get!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

NT Windows vs. Milgard Style Line

Good morning. I am wanting to replace 4 bedroom windows that back up to a very noisy street. Milguard came out and has now given me a quote for $3500 which would give me 4 Style Line vinyl windows with 1/4 and 3/16 glass. Two windows are casement with a fixed picture window in between. The 4th window is a small window in my master bath and is a single hung.

My home is 8 yrs old and a small garden home so that might answer the question about why Tuscany might not fit with Style Line being a much thinner an lower profile window. Any opinion?

The STC/OITC ratings on these windows are 35 and 29. Will that decrease the traffic noise in your opinion? Noise is my biggest issue.

One last concern is the customer service issues I am reading about with Milguard. Seems like there are so many negative comments. Any comments you have about this is appreciated.

We are in Houston. Thank you!!

Sharon - Homeowner - from 2017

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Sharon, Milgard is a pretty good manufacturer and rather large, so it isn't surprising that they are going to have negative reviews out there. I tend to think they make a good vinyl window, so I usually am on the pro-Milgard side of things.

The Styleline is their lower end vinyl window and not the window I would recommend going with, especially if you are trying for sound control.

I think you need a few more bids to see what's out there. Unless you want to spend a lot of money, getting a good double pane window should go quite a ways to reducing down the street noise. However, only a true noise control window is going to drown out all that noise and they are expensive. So there's the rub.

Don Young is out of Texas and they make a very good aluminum window and a vinyl window that I would say is comparable to the Milgard Tuscany. NT Windows should also have dealers in your area. Check to see if PGT windows has local dealers, they make a very solid impact window that is well made and could double as a soundproof option. Finally, the Simonton Impressions 9800 is a window I like and someone ought to sell it in San Antonio.

I think you would want the additional bids also just to see how the different prices stack up to one another. At first glance, the $3500 doesn't seem like that great of a deal, but it's hard to say without seeing more bids.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

NT vs Don Young?

Hello! I’m looking at replacing approximately 35 windows in my home near Houston. I’ve had several bids from dealers offering Simonton (Asure & reflections 5500), NT Window, Don Young and Atrium. Do you have any thoughts on any of these products for a very hot climate?

I am a little hesitant on the Simonton Asure simply because it seems to be more of an entry level window, but is the reflections 5500 worth the additional money (Assuming both offer the solar pro glass).

Many thanks in advance for your help and opinions on NT windows reviews and on Don Young!

Sonya - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Sonya, congratulations on the start off the project and for getting several bids to see what's out there and what price range you are looking at. I would agree with your assessment of the Asure as an entry level window and would say that the premium or upgraded cost of the 5500 is probably worth it.

Of the bids you have, I would rank them in this order (not knowing the cost or any of the window particulars of course).

1. Don Young
2. NT
3. Simonton Reflections 5500
4. Simonton Asure
5. Atrium

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

NT Presidential Windows Review

I'm looking at vinyl single hung windows, the PGT Energy Vue Series and the NT Presidential Series. The PGT windows are more expensive. Are they worth it? Which has the better warranty?

Lloyd - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Lloyd, I don't have a ton of experience with the NT windows, although I looked at the performance data on the NT Presidential single hung and I was impressed. It looks like with the standard low-e glass and argon fills, you can expect a U-factor of .27, .25 SHGC and .41 VT. These are solid numbers and will serve you just fine.

I do like the look and performance of the PGT Energy Vue Series, very clean lines and some great interior color options. However, it sounds like price is a big factor so I might go with the NT window option. However, the quality of the installation has to be a big factor here. How would you compare the companies or dealers who will be doing the installation? If one is the clear winner, I would lean towards them.

In terms of warranty, it appears they are pretty close, both limited lifetime warranties that can be transferred to a new owner. I tend not to put much stock in warranties, although I always assume that the better the warranty, the stronger the company feels about their products. I would ask the local installer/company what sort of labor warranty they provide on the installation. Also ask them about warranty issues in the past and how well the company responded to the claim. Let me know how it goes!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

NT vs PGT Windows Take 2

Thanks for the feedback Dane. I cannot find the numbers for the PGT Energy Vue, Simonton Prism Bronze or Marvin Integrity windows. Do you know them or can point me in the direction of where to find them. As it stands now I have the following estimates:

1. NT Presidential Series, white or tan vinyl insulated single windows with LoE/argon glass, no grids, single hung sashes $7,839. Sandstone color add $609, foam filled frames add $1,131.00 and triple glazing add $1,044.00. Are the foam filled frames and triple glazing worth the money?

2. PGT Energy Vue DH5460 vinyl double hung, AAMAA440 certified, white, insulating glass low E energy shield, no argon gas, no grids $11,170.83.

3. Simonton Prism Bronze tan vinyl double hung, 366 glass energy star rated window $8,190.00

4. Marvin Integrity Ultrex double hung $11,395.22.

I would appreciate any comments and recommendations you have on the quality of the windows and estimates.

Lloyd - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Lloyd, as far as the NT, the foam fills will add a bit of strength to the frame and will make the window more energy efficient. The triple glazing will also make the window more energy efficient, drop the U-factor and air infiltration numbers. I would include them, adding $2000 is a tough pill to swallow, but it is still is going to be well under the PGT window cost bid. I would ask about what adding these two features is going to do to the performance numbers, particularly the AI numbers.

As long as the company offering the NT windows is going to offer good quality installation, I think you should be happy with the window and will get some nice long term quality out of it.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

NT Window Review

I'll be getting replacement units soon and I'm looking at Simonton double hung windows and either double or single hungs from NT. All of them have Low-E coatings, Argon filled extra thick glass, etc. The NTs are cheaper but the tilt in feature, which is what makes them different, isn't going to be helpful to me because my plantation shutters will block the sash. NT offers a lifetime glass breakage warranty upgrade for only $10 per window, which sounds great, and Simonton doesn't cover broken glass at all. Simonton is more visible, I've seen them advertised and they get a lot of awards, but the ratings on NT are nearly the same and the price is a good bit lower.

Ned - Contractor - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

I think that NT is just as good as Simonton, they just don't focus on marketing as much. They all have double strength glass, low-E coating, and a reinforced sash. And if you like the single hung, NT is great, I don't think Simonton even makes a single hung replacement window.

Jeff - Contractor in Texas - from 2010

Customer Service

I've had a few bad experiences with NT in the past, but lately their customer service has been a lot better. The windows are good, always were, and the internal reinforced sash and extra strength glass are a good deal. I don't like their Executive line, I think the frames are weak. They make a Presidential and Energy Master lines that are pretty much the same, just different distributors. Compare it to the Home Craftsman, similar in price but the HC uses a cheap pocket sill and flimsy frame, plus terrible efficiency. The Simonton Prism Platinum is supposed to be better, but you have to upgrade to get the reinforced sash that comes standard in the NT.

Brandley - Installer - from 2010

NT Vinyl Window Quality

If you're looking for replacement windows, definitely find an NT dealer in your area. For a mid-priced vinyl replacement window, they are an excellent choice. They come standard with low-E 366 coating, double strength glass package, and an aluminum reinforced meeting rail. They are also 100% American made, which is always a plus.

Jeff - Installer - from 2011

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NT W110 Series

Therma Break Windows

Windows in North Texas. I am really struggling to find a quality window that won't break the bank. RBA quoted is $156k for 37 windows with a discount down to $118k. Home built in 2003. 

We currently have builder grade original windows in aluminum and I love the thin frames but they are cold and drafty even after replacing the double paned glass with the cardinal low e thermotec inserts. They also don't open as the frames are warped from house settling. 

Looking for picture windows for upper viewing area and to lower sash to below eye level while sitting and remove the bar between the two current windows. 

It doesn't look like vinyl is great on south and west facing, which would be all of my side and back large windows. 

Interested in #1 views,#2 noise reduction and #3 energy efficiency and a pretty window black/black preferably. 

NT therma break windows $46k

Pella $147k

Marvin $87k 

Still waiting on Mezzo Alside and Siminton quotes. 

Anderson 100



Bethany - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Bethany, I think you're on the right track here with the NT quote -- I haven't heard of the Therma Break series -- I' be curious to know how that compares with their Presidential series, which I really like. It's worth an ask of the sales rep who came to give you the bid.

The RBA, Pella and Marvin quotes sound insane to me :) I'm getting old...
(Renewal By Andersen Prices)

I'm just kind of so so on Alside, Windsor and Amsco though. They aren't bad windows, I'm not saying that, I just think there are better long term valued windows out there. I like Simonton windows like I like a Ford truck -- solid, dependable. Here are my suggestions.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT vs Atrium

Hi there. We live in south central/eastern Oklahoma. We are in the early process of building. We are building a home inside a metal building. We have Atrium replacement windows in our current home. We are considering either New Construction Atrium Series 150 or NT Windows NT-W110.

The NT windows are a little more and I am curious if they are really worth the extra money. Almost $1000 more. I was told by a glass replacement company that Atrium windows are terrible. What is your opinion?

Fohnta - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Fohnta, I would definitely say that NT windows are a step above Atrium. I don't know if I would say Atrium windows are terrible, but they are thought much more of a builder grade window than anything else. Like many companies at this level, there are some widely varying opinions as to quality.

Like most window companies, both NT and Atrium make a series of windows, so the individual model you get will make quite a bit of difference in terms of quality, components, longevity, etc.

I'm not quite sure which NT window that W110 is -- their mid range and higher end windows are pretty darn solid. I would make sure that this is what you are buying. Go to the NT Windows website and have the dealer explain exactly which window you are purchasing. Their Presidential and Executive series are quite good.

Love to hear what you decide and good luck to you.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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NT Windows Reviews :: Twinsulator

The Twinsulator is the company's aluminum clad window and one of the best in Texas. A definite bid if you live in the state and have decided that aluminum is the way to go over vinyl. It's a tricky question and one that we discuss in detail in our page focused on aluminum vs vinyl windows. Check it out.

Dane - Website Editor

Quote For Aluminum Window Frame

I need a quote for an aluminum window frame.

Ron - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

The NT Twinsulator is a great option for an aluminum framed window. I only recommend aluminum windows for VERY hot climates. You might pay $600 to $900 per window depending on how complicated the installation is -- I'm happy to send you my recommended list for vinyl windows where there are loads more options.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT Twinsulator Price Quote

Dane, thanks so much for getting back to me. I left out that we are looking at the NT aluminum windows. Being in south Louisiana it does not get very cold here. We do have a lot of heat. The NT Twinsulator NFRC sticker has a U-factor of .40, SHG 0.21, VT 0.47. These windows face east. We prefer a thinner frame. The frames we have now are 2". Attached is a photo of the front of our house. I hear a lot of good things about Anlin Windows, but don't have any dealers.

One more thing. We have 4 windows mulled together in the rear of our house that faces west. I'm worried from all the heat that it would be a problem with vinyl. I've been going crazy trying to decide. Besides changing the windows and stucco we are having the roof replaced tall at the same time thanks to Hurricane Ida. This is the quote I received from a local dealer for NT.

Furnish and install 8 NT Twinsulator double insulated aluminum windows.

Total: $13,646 - 25% = $10,234

I know the quote is not very detailed. What are your top 3 windows by the way? Let me just say your nt windows reviews are great and I really appreciate the help.

Anthony - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Anthony, a high quality vinyl should be able to withstand the heat in Louisiana, unless you are talking about a really big span or width on a single window -- then you can have some sagging over time -- a quality window company would pick this up and go with a different configuration to avoid this. My inlaws live in Baton Rouge and they went with Sunrise windows over a decade ago and they love them.

Regarding the NT Twinsulator -- this is a high quality aluminum window that should serve you quite well with professional installation. The vinyl versus aluminum question is a tough one to answer and I don't have a definite answer one way or the other. But if I trusted the company, I would strongly consider the NT Twinsulator in my own home...

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT Twinsulator Series vs Executive

Helping a first-time homeowner decide on replacement windows. Modest home, 7 windows, Austin, Tx, direct sun on one larger window...the others have some shade.

Window World 4000 - $6345 – It makes me very uncomfortable that they don't have their own installation crews

The following are all quotes from a well-regarded local company with great reviews and who have their own crews (Austin Pro Siding).

Alside Mezzo vinyl - $8,400
NT Executive vinyl - $6,265
NT Twinsulator Aluminum - $9,320

Have been waiting a long time for quotes from Don Young, however my rep at Austin Pro Siding says they will be more expensive than NT. I'm also told the WW 4000 and Alside Mezzo are basically the same window. I wonder, then, why $2K difference over WW.

I lean toward the NT Aluminum because he likes the look of the black, its strength, its narrow frame and it can be painted if black frames become a dated look. That said, if budget outweighs esthetics, I'm guessing he'd choose the NT Executive. After reading your reviews, it sounds like he should get a bid on their Presidential line as well.

Are we headed in the right direction? What are we missing? Thanks so much for your advice!

Martha - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Martha, I would avoid the WW4000 window, which is typically the MI1650 series. The Alside Mezzo is quite a bit better than that window in my opinion. The NT Executive window is a nice window in my opinion. It's not like it's cheap either -- basically your friend is paying $900 a window.

Unless your friend is buying their forever home, I would say the NT Exec is the way to go. If it is a home they plan to stay in for 20 years, then the NT NT Twinsulator would be my pick. Here are my generic Texas recommendations for you and your friend to consider...[list available upon request]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

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NT Energy Master Reviews

NT Energy Master Bid

Thx Dane! I reached out to Burris and am awaiting a call to schedule a quote. I also am waiting on a quote for retrofitting a few that I am wanting to convert from twins to giant picture windows without changing out the frames so the other windows still match the aluminum and fixing and recaulking the 20 yr old builder grade to avoid a full changeout. 

So far it is looking like what is below and attached... 

Window World $31k plus $225 per window for bronze exterior and white interior so $38k -- Hit or miss on reviews...but the nt windows reviews on this site have helped

Window Connection also Dallas Windows (excellent reviews and can't find any negative, also referred by Jeff the Houston window guy)
NT Energy Master $32k (white or beige) or $40k white/bronze which I'm leaning toward bc black is too high

Best Buy Windows and siding $31k for white/bronze
Very mixed reviews. Said their window is better than the Pella 200 series.. 

Dfw Thermal J&M 
Mixed reviews 
Quoted $44k on bronze aluminum triple paned with krypton

King's  -- Quoted $44k Nt energy master white/bronze but quoted $20k in 2020
Martin Infiniti $87k

Pella Windows over $100k

Renewal by Anderson $156k down to $118k 

Do you think that these prices will come back down and normalize some or are they going to continue going up and is putting bandaids throwing money away?

The added insulation foam takes the u value from .29 to .27 and the window guys don't seem to think that justifies a $2,160 added value. They also don't seem to think a triple glaze in the cold rooms will justify the added cost. 

Bethany - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Bethany, from the look of it, my pick would be the Window Connection, excellent reviews, using the NT Energy Master $32k (white or beige) or $40k white/bronze. The Renewal By Andersen is too expensive. This seems like the best price on a very good window from an installer with a great track record.

I honestly have no idea about where prices will go. I thought they would come down in 2022 and that certainly didn't happen. I wish I knew -- but I really have no idea. I agree with the opinion that the insulation foam and triple glazing are not necessary in your area. I typically only suggest triple pane for very cold climates.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

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NT General Reviews

NT vs ProVia

Hi Dane I'm in southern Louisiana where I don't have many options for the mid-grade vinyl windows that you recommend. I maybe can get the Okna (which seems like the best value) but I know I can get Simonton, NT, and Provia. Unfortunately, the better windows don't have much presence in the deep South.

How does NT and Provia stack up against Okna? Reading about Okna they have a solid performing window. Aside from marketing, what makes one vinyl frame better than another? Some fill with the chambers foam while others fill a seam. Do some have thicker frames? I need 22 windows for a new construction project and I loathe ply-gem, Anderson 100 series or other in-kind, big box window. Thank you for your time.

Steven - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Steven, the ProVia Endure is a really really good window. It's more or less at the same level as the Okna 500 -- both really good vinyl windows. The NT Presidential is a step under those, but still very good. You take the NT Presidential and combine that with quality installation from a seasoned pro and you will be good to go!

Those two options are great. I believe Sunrise also has a dealer in the Southern Louisiana region -- maybe call their national numbers and ask -- or fill out their simple online form. Sunrise Windows are great too. In general, what makes a good window is actually a complex answer. Have you checked out our NT Windows reviews online - I'll send the link for you to check out other consumer opinions.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Are NT Windows Good?

Hi, Dane, we’re looking to replace 33 windows with vinyl windows. We’d like to get as narrow a profile as possible with vinyl. We’ve been looking at NT Windows, Amsco and Windsor windows. Do you have any thoughts on which of these 3 companies make the best windows? We’re in the Houston, Texas area. Thanks!

Josie - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Josie, the NT would be at the top of my list for your area. Amsco and Windsor might not make it. Here are my Houston recommendations... Read more Amsco Windows reviews here.

[List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our Texas recommendations.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Windows In North Texas

Dane. we are building a new home in North Texas could you please make some suggestions at the things we should look for. I would like a window with no grids as we live on a ranch and I want to see the view. Appreciate your input currently (and gone through all of the NT Windows reviews posted) - I have looked at MI windows that I guess I need to look at more companies would you please suggest the best bang for our buck.

Shona - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Shona, in the state of Texas, I would look at the NT Presidential, the Sunrise "Standard or Classic" Series, a Don Young aluminum or vinyl window series, a Gilkey vinyl window, and perhaps a Milgard Hermosa. These are some of the better options in my opinion that should be available from local dealers. MI wouldn't be on my list, unless it is the Energy Core 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).

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

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