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Company Information: Shwinco is headquartered in Florida's pan handle and has been in business since 1997. Their products are available througout Florida, as well as North and South Carolina, and in certain parts of Texas.

What They Sell: Shwinco windows and doors are tested to exceed Miami Dade requirements (they claim that their impact viny windows can resist a bomb blast). The company does seem to have very good products, but as they grow, we will continue to monitor the truth of this statement.

Overall Rating: Shwinco Windows gets a 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 9 consumer reviews below.

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

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Schwinco Hurricane Doors Cost Quote

Hello Dane, I recently received a quote from Max Guard to replace 2 sliding windows in our condo, 3rd floor. The company uses Schwinco and the quote was $9600.

Seems pretty high. Thanks very much!

Patrick - Homeowner - from 2022

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Patrick, that price sounds high, but Max Guard does seem to get good reviews and Schwinco does seem to be a good window. Max Guard Hurricane Windows Reviews ) I'd get a couple more bids and see where you're at after that.

My top picks for the best storm windows would be [list pulled]

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Shwinco Windows Complaints

Dane, we ordered Shwinco windows from Forcefield Hurricane Protection 2/19/2022. At that time we were told it would be 12-14 weeks. This was acceptable to us since we were replacing all the windows. Well 14 weeks passed and we were told Shwinco was behind on production because of COVID and it would be 14-16 weeks. We 12 of the 13 window arrive and installed but we are missing the balasters in 3 windows and the transom window. Have you had any complaints on their service? Our contractor is at the mercy of Shwinco.

Bryan - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Bryan, I haven't had complaints about Shwinco windows and doors, but I have been hearing about them more often as of late. My notion is they are ramping up production on the residential side -- maybe they are going through some growing pains. I will post the complaint for other consumers. Do let me know if they are thorough about resolving the issue as I would love to post any follow up for consumers.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Shwinco Windows Reviews

Wow, meeting with and learning about new windows can be mind boggling for many shoppers.From my research, it appears that Shwinco is by far the highest quality Vinyl window available.

The DP pressure of 100 allows this product to be sold to customers that are looking for a product that exceed min code standards. Through examination of the testing documentation, 200+ mph of protection, superior Noise cancelling and one of the lowest solar heat gain coefficients. With Dept of Defense bomb blast ratings and Approvals to 20 stories for Heavy Commercial Construction, Swinco is being presented as the only Vinyl window approved for essential facilities.

It appears the hybrid frame construction with the continuous aluminum frame within the protective vinyl exterior offers the superior strength and ratings that are achieved. With a transferable LifETime warranty that includes accidents and screens I am seeing my way to the higher price point that the Swinco product commands.

If i expect to be in my waterfront home for years to come , can i justify the additional 20 % price difference over PGT?

Thank’s for checking into this as in appreciate your constructive feedback.

Bill - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Bill, I hear very little about Shwinco, but from the little I have seen, they make a great window. I think a 20% cost increase over PGT probably is about right. I think the big piece of the puzzle is finding an installer who sells and installs lots of Shwinco nad likes the brand — and has a great reputation.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Shwinco vs Wincore

Hello Dane, thank you for taking my question. What in your opinion is a better hurricane window for my house in Melbourne Florida. Shwinco Dominator 9000 -series single hung or Stormforce by Wincore 8800 double hung. I am replacing 24 windows and the shwinco are about $4000 more but it is not making sense to me. I hope you can help me on this. Thank you.

Georges - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Georges, I think both of these impact windows are quite good. I don't know as much about the Shwinco Dominator 9000, but I did take a look at the features and performance, and I was impressed. If this were my project, I would probably make the decision less on the products (which are comparable in my estimation) and switch to looking at the company doing the work. Google both companies and look at the aggregation of ratings and reviews as a basis for how you can expect the installation to go.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Shwinco Impact Windows vs PGT

Hello Dave, I am needing your opinion on hurricane impact windows. The more researching and reading I do the more confused I become. I was thrilled to find your sight during my online time. I live in southwest Florida and would like to replace our single pane PGT impact windows. I have always been a DIY person because I have been burnt by contractors and have little faith in any of them especially in my area.

I have had an estimate done on Shwinco from a local company. Seemed like a good product and even with a 30 year warranty I’m hesitant. I to have looked for Shwinco windows reviews on there product but cannot find any. With the economy in the shape it is in I am worried about spending a huge chunk of money on windows from a company that could go out of business…and there goes my 30 year warranty. I’m needing 13 windows (some large) and a French door. The company that gave me an estimate also sells PGT but explained that the wait time is about 6 months and that is why they recommended Shwinco. They told us they were better than PGT windows.

I appreciate any help you can offer!

Randy - Homeowner - from 2021

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Randy, I don't hear all that much about Schwinco, but they seem generally decent from the little I know. I put little reliance on warranties because they rarely cover labor costs, which accounts for roughly 35% of the total project cost (unless you are doing DIY of course.) I would think the Schwinco impact windows and doors would be fine IF the installation was thorough and exact. Labor Cost To Install Windows

I have heard of the long lead times on PGT. You might want to take a look at a CWS dealer -- also here are my top picks for storm windows and doors include the Sunrise Coastal Series, Soft-Lite Barcelona Impact Series, Soft-Lite Armor Impact Series, PGT WinGuard Series, Stanek UltraExtreme Series, CWS Windpact Series, and the Simonton Stormbreaker Series.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Shwinco Windows Reviews

I am looking at getting impact single hung windows, slider door and french door. I’m getting quotes from several companies.

The last business really was pushing Schwinco and is the only dealer in the county.

Another company prioritized Custom Window Systems.

I have had impact PGT windows in a prior home. What about Simonton Windows?

I live a 1/2 mile from the beach and about 2000 feet from the Indian River on the east coast.

What brand of and series would you recommend?

Shelly - Homeowner - from 2021

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Shelly, my top picks for storm/impact windows and doors include the Soft-Lite Armor Impact Series, Sunrise Coastal Series, Soft-Lite Barcelona Impact Series, Stanek UltraExtreme Series, PGT WinGuard Series, the Simonton Stormbreaker Series nad the CWS Windpact Series. These are the impact series I would take a close look at if they are available in your area.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Shwinco vs PGT Windows

Looking to get windows, we live in Florida and it seems these are the two options we have to choose from based on quotes from multiple companies. I am being told Shwinco is the way to go over PGT but was hoping for one more opinion. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Michelle, I don't hear much about Shwinco. PGT windows has a good reputation and would be my choice over the Shwinco. PGT and CWS are the two options I hear about the most (with generally positive reviews) in Florida.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Shwinco Windows Reviews

Hi Dane, Thanks again for all of your insights. Today we had another dealer in for a quote. They sell CWS and Shwinco. I hadn't heard of Shwinco before and when I search for them online, there isn't much information on them regarding reviews or customer experiences. Are you familiar with them? the sales guy put them above Simonton and CWS. Shwinco doesn't make a large slider, so the dealer would sell us a CWS door, which other dealers did not seem to like.

What are your thoughts on Shwinco?

Background: Merritt Island, Fl, one story concrete block home facing East, with large windows on the front (one large arched top window, Two extended quarter arch picture windows, one extended arch with large single hung, a large single hung with arch); on the rear there is a three pane slider and standard patio door, elsewhere there are 8 "standard" windows, a French entry door, single swinging door. Thanks for all of your Shwinco Windows Reviews.


Paul - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Paul, I had never heard of Shwinco, but did a bit of checking and they seem to make a pretty decent impact window. However, when I google shwinco impact window reviews, for instance, I find them mentioned once in a houzz forum. That's it. If they are better than Simonton, why in the history of the company are they mention SO FEW times on any of the applicable forums? It's a red flag for me.

CWS makes a good impact window and door. If you do go with Shwinco, I would at the very least request some references to check how the windows have held up.

I still think the Simonton Stormbreaker Plus is a good impact window at a fair price.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

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