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Explore Vistamark Windows Reviews on their Endura window series. Vistamark is a small window manufacturing company in Waxahachie, TX. They were founded in 2014. The Vistamark Endura window comes in the 100 Picture Window, 110 Single Hung, 120 Slider, and as a patio sliding door.

Are Vistamark Windows Any Good? I'd say it's too early to know whether Vistamark windows are good or not. I'd like to see more performance data on them. For now, I would say they are a mid range vinyl window manufacturer -- which isn't the worst thing by any stretch.

Vistamark gets a 4 out of 5 stars based on 14 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: March 10, 2024

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VistaMark Windows Reviews :: Owner Statement

Dane, I am the majority owner of Vistamark Windows. I have been reading some of your reviews and I wanted to educate you on our company so you could more accurately provide input about Vistamark when questioned about our products. While you don't get specific, most or your reviews discourage buyers from Vistamark because we started in 2014. You state that you don't feel that we have been in business long enough to have proven ourselves or you consider Vistamark to be a lower end window.

I have been in the window and glass industry since 1985 and my partner and co-owner Mark Loisel has been in the business since 1990. We both were plant managers of very large window and glass plants prior to starting Vistamark. I ran the Plygem plant in Bryan, Texas for over 20 years which produced upwards of 5000 windows per day and Mark ran our replacement division in Dallas (Home Craftsman) and prior to that, he started the Cardinal IG facility in Waxahachie, Tx.

As you can see, we bring many years of experience in the manufacturing of vinyl windows for both the replacement and new construction segments as well as manufacturing the insulated and tempered glass used in our products. We focus on maintaining strict process control of all aspects of manufacturing and have been able to grow our business year over year by offering high quality products at competitive pricing. In numerous side by side comparisons, our window is the preferred choice-not only by the homeowner but by the installer as well.

The window platform we manufacture is one that we made for over 10 years prior to starting Vistamark. While the window was very well received before, we were able to improve some of the features since we were purchasing all new tooling and equipment. Some of those improvements are upgraded balances, more substantial FER locks, larger and more functional weep system, along with general dimensional changes to improve manufacturing efficiencies.

Another feature of our window is that we use Cardinal's IG in all our products. This insulated glass system is considered by many to be the best in the industry. Since we are replacing builder grade windows in most cases, we wanted to ensure the replacement windows we provide would be an upgrade from what was being replaced and the insulated glass unit is the most critical part of a window. While many manufacturers use Cardinal's float glass to make their own insulated glass, high-end window manufacturers such as Anderson, Pella, and Marvin buy IG units manufactured by Cardinal with their patented spacer system and processes. Vistamark windows utilize the identical insulated glass system as the previous mentioned high-end brands, and we provide Cardinal's support and warranties on all our products.

We are listed on the TDI website and all of our windows have commercial ratings. While I can list many more features that set our windows apart from our competitor's, I would encourage you to take a closer look and see for yourself.


James Dean

[Site Editor's Answer]

James, thanks so much for providing us with this statement -- I will post it on the website for consumers to read. I would love to receive some performance data on the VistaMark Endura window series for the site to share with homeowners who may be considering your windows.

Dane - Site Editor

Vistamark Endura Pricing

Heya, home's in Texas and need to do 37 replacement windows. Thought I'd share my bids since you were so great with all of the info and advice!!! Lifesaver.

Apex Insignia Series: $46,100
Anlin Del Mar Series: $38.3K ( Anlin Window Reviews )
Vistamark Endura Series: $35.9K
NT Executive Series: $35.2K
Burris Tectview AC Series: $30.6K ( Burris Window Prices )
Window World 4000 Series: $22.7K

Kristin - Homeowner - from 2023

Vistamark Windows Reviews In Austin

Hi Dane, I am on my search for replacement windows in my Austin, Texas home. I came across your window replacement reviews website.

Can you send me your list of recommended series?

I just got my first bid today on replacing all 31 windows in my home with Vista Mark Endura windows.

Windows $32,843.60 plus $8750 for labor totaling : $41,593.60

Does that sound reasonable? This it the first time I’ve replaced windows in a home.

Thanks so much.

Melissa - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Melissa, it sounds high to me at more than $1K for the window itself. (Although the labor cost breakdown is ridiculously low for 31 "openings"). I'd say collect 3 or 4 more bids and then you will know for sure where the first bid stands.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Vistamark Windows Reviews

Hello Dane, I found your website very useful and decided to ask for your advice. I live in San Antonio, Texas, and I want to replace nine single-pane aluminum frame windows with dual-pane ones. I like the energy efficiency of vinyl, but not the thick frames that will obscure light in my already dark house. Two of my replacements are only 15 inches wide.

I received an estimate from Vistamark on 9 replacements from Southwest Exteriors company. The company has a very good reputation, but I find a bid too high. What do you think? I am also considering Don Young since they have a slim frame. But I don't know if it will do well in Texas heat. Do you have an opinion on that? Thanks.

Lana - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lara, fiberglass windows are typically 35% more than vinyl so the prices aren't that crazy -- what series did they give you a bid on? ( Vinyl vs Fiberglass Windows )

Here are my Texas recommendations.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

[Lana's Reply]

Dane, thank you so much for responding and recommendations! The estimate I provided is for a Vistamark vinyl series. I didn't find anything remarkable on the web about Vistamarks except that they use Cardinal glass units. So, I agree with you that I can get fiberglass series somewhere else for that price!

I am still gathering bids from other companies and leaning toward Anlin Del Mar Expanded View series. Any ideas about what the prices should be for the series?

Lana - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lana, that's interesting because the estimate has written down fiberglass (unless I was reading that wrong). In terms of the Anlin Del Mar windows cost, I would say $1K a window is what they've been going for -- but estimates are SOOOOO all over the board that I could be wildly off! The Del Mar is an excellent option though!

Here are my Texas recommendations.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

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VistaMark Windows Reviews Endura Series

Hi, I have a couple of quotes that I’m considering and wanted to get your opinion on them. There are 15 single hung, 5 sliding, 1 Picture that need to be replaced.

Simonton Perfexion Platinum - $20,156

VistaMark Endura - $17,503

GenTek Signature Elite - $17,501 (Read all of our Gentek windows reviews here.)


Ashmir - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ashmir, I'd go with either the VistaMark Endura - $17,503 or the GenTek Signature Elite - $17,501. (Find Gentek Signature Elite costs here.) I would base the decision between these two on which company doing the install had the better reputation and online ratings.

To look up the companies online who come out to give you the bid 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 are 50% of the equation and the company doing the work is the other 50%.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

VistaMark Endura Prices

Hey Dane, my daughter is looking to redo in her first home in Austin. They are getting a quote of $17,000 (cash) for 24 windows of various sizes from VistaMark for their Endura product.

2 questions - 1)do you have a recommended company to use to install/quote in Austin and 2)I know VistaMark is a young company - would you recommend them or would you have another manufacturer you would recommend in a similar price range?

Thanks so much for your help.

Paul - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hey Paul, I have been hearing about VistaMark, but don't know enough about them to say one way or the other. Personally, I would collect the bid and consider it -- but would then go on and get three more for comparison sake. I hate using an "unknown" company/window brand when there are so many known options out there. Here are my Texas based recommendations:

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Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Vistamark vs Pella

Hi Dane, windows – confusing world! So recently I put in some Vistamarks which I see you don't recommend – I appreciate that but I will be selling the home in a few years and price point was important – the windows seem ok to me but what the heck do I know.

More importantly I purchased another home which is very likely my forever home – 20 – 30 years God willing. This is a lake front home where I could put in picture windows (wood frame) 9' wide x 6'6" tall – Qty 2 – everyone tells me I they cannot do a window that big. Have I not found the right provider or manufacturer? Recommendations?

I also have the same opening where I need air flow – my first thought was a slider to keep the vertical glass clear of horizontals framing – they say cant do that either??

Now we throw in a 9' wide sliding door

Other windows brick encased

Total is one 9' slider and 19 windows

I have a Pella 250 series prices from lowes for $22,820 and on the Vistamark Endura window $15,200

I feel and agree with you the vistamark is questionable – with pella yes paying for the name.

I am ok with the 22k cost but wonder if I can get a better window for the price

Please send me your list and recommendations

I have a lot of shade – aluminum – black could be cool – out in the country – no rules

Did I see where you recommend aluminum over vinyl? In the Houston texas area

Tom - Homeowner - from 2022

[Editor Reply]

Tom, that's a huge opening and many manufacturers don't make windows that big for fear that the frame will sag over time -- an aluminum window could probably span that distance -- I would ask each company that comes out and just see what they say. In Houston, aluminum or vinyl is the way to go but I don't think there is a definitive answer on which is best -- for aluminum get a bid from a Don Young dealer on their 8200 series and an NT dealer on their Twinsulator series. (Click to see all of our NT Windows reviews.)

Here is my list of good and great brands and options in case you want to continue your search. [list pulled, contact us for the list --]

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Vistamark in Austin

Hi Dane, first of all, your website is amazing and has a wealth of information. It's been a huge resource for us as we look at our options for window replacement so thank you for that!!

We are in Austin and met with a local company who install Vistamark. They mentioned that their rep recently met with you so that you could review their product. I don't see it yet on your website and am wondering if you have a quick summary for me about what you think about their product.

We love the thinner frame profile of their window which is a high priority for us. We are also getting a quote on Simonton Daylight Max which has a thinner profile.

Any info you have would be so greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

Lana - Homeowner - from 2022

[Editor Reply]

Lana, we have not met with any Vistamark reps, so they must have us confused with someone else. So I don't yet know enough about the company to say yea or nay. They were only started in 2014. I personally wouldn't take the risk when there are company's with great track records, but that's just my own opinion. For a thinner frame, you may want to look at Sunrise Restorations cost. This is a great option.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Vistamark Windows Cost

We recently got a bid in Dallas, Texas for either a Vistamark window for $22K or a Wincore 5400 for $19k. This was for 15 double hungs. (More on Wincore window prices.)

Amy - Homeowner - from 2022

Vistamark Windows Reviews

Hi Dane, I recently got two bids on my home and I'm wondering how to tell whether the higher price product are worth it. We have 19 windows to replace, some are larger pictures and only a couple will require tempered glass. So far I got two quotes - one from a local small business for $19,800 for Vistamark windows/Cardinal glass, the other is from the local Window World franchise for $15,800. Is it worth it to go with a more expensive window? Would you recommend we continue to shop around for more quotes?


Sarah - Homeowner - from 2022

[Editor Reply]

Sarah, I don't consider Vistamark or WW to be very high quality products. I wouldn't pay $1000 a window for the Vistamark. I'd keep shopping myself.

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Vistamark Cost Bid

I have 12 windows and 1 storm door. Bid is $12,100 for Vistamark.

Lynne - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lynne, in my opinion, Vistamark is a lower end window so paying roughly $800 per window is very expensive for this product. I would continue your search. Here are my San Antonio recommendations

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Vistamark Window Prices

Price shown on photo is for 20 composite vinyl Vistamarks, 2 of them are privacy and a couple were tempered. After viewing your website, the quote seems high. My zip code is 78154. $26K or $21K if I pay in cash.

Elizabeth - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Elizabeth, I think paying $1000 for any Vistamark window is crazy. I also love the nearly $5,000 price difference for cash...I never know how companies get away with this on their books, but I digress. I'd keep looking and here are my Texas recommendations: Vistamark Windows Reviews [List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our Texas recommendations.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021


I have met with five different companies and this is what I've got. They all seemed to have different window counts so I've included them here.

Quote 1: Vistamark: (30) $15,350

Quote 1: Earthwise Windows: $19,580

Quote 1: NT Twinsulator: (23), $19,895

Quote 2: NT Traditions: $22,050

Jean - Homeowner - from 2020

Endura Series

Hi Dane. We are in the process of replacing 30+ year old single pane aluminum windows in our house in the Clear Lake area of Houston. Being new to Houston, we want to make the right decision regarding our window choice.

We first wanted high energy efficiency which led us to look at vinyl but we want the window to be able to withstand this heat. We get the morning and early afternoon sun directly on the back of our home which is pretty much all windows. 2 of them will be large picture windows and have to be tempered glass as they are within 18 inches of the floor. Is vinyl going to be able to hold up to these conditions?

We have approximately 30 windows and have 2 quotes on two different types:

Vistamark single hung/double pane White vinyl from-$16,300 (366 cardinal glass/LoE glass filled with Argon gas/All sashes with aluminum reinforcement/surpass Windstorm test/Lifetime warranty)

NT Twinsulator Single hung/double pane Aluminum-$19,000 (any color/lifetime warranty)

We would love to do black (No grids) with the red brick but would not even consider anything other than white for vinyl due to the fact that if you ever had to paint it, the warranty would be void.

Any advice you can give on type of window (aluminum vs vinyl) as well as going with a color in the aluminum version would be most helpful. This is such a task. We were shown a map that we are just outside the “windstorm” zone but close enough that it would be a good idea. I definitely agree with that but it appears either of these windows will fit that bill. HELP!!!! What would you do?!?!

Lou Ann - Homeowner - from 2020

[Editor Reply]

Lou Ann, I have to say that I don't know enough about Vistamark to really endorse them. I have been getting quite a few questions about them lately. Basically, they have been in business since 2014, which isn't enough time to say whether their windows hold up over time. If I had a project, I would be reticent to go with an unproven company when there are others out there that have a much longer track record.

The NT Twinsulator is good thermally broken aluminum window. I would probably take the Don Young 8200 series over the Twinsulator, but they are both nice products. (Read all of our Don Young windows reviews here.)

For Houston, when it comes to aluminum windows vs vinyl, I prefer aluminum over vinyl. They won't meet Energy Star guidelines or meet code requirements for most municipalities, but they do provide excellent heat resistance, longevity, and a narrow frame.

The two series I mentioned above are two of my favorite aluminum options. I would be very careful about a black aluminum window in all that heat. Aluminum is very strong, but check with the companies on whether they even offer or warranty those darker colors.

The other option you may want to look at is a Sunrise. They make a very nice vinyl window and the Restorations comes in a nice narrow frame. (Read all of our Sunrise windows reviews here.)

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

VistaMark Endura Window Series

Hi Tim, in one of your responses is said you felt the NT window was the better option over Milgard windows. The same company that recommended NT has offered another option. It's the VistaMark Endurance Series, Sun Shield high-performance vinyl with Cool Pane 3. For the same number of windows the quote is $9,455.77. The NT quote was $10,7000. Both are sandstone color. Do you have a preference between these two?

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2020

[Editor Reply]

Nancy, I don't know much about Vistamark except that they are a new company. The rule of thumb in the window industry is that newer companies will have some quality issues compared with companies that have been around longer. If this were my call, I would either due my due diligence digging into the quality of Vistamark or take the safer route and go with the NT Presidential series. Probably the latter of the two.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

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VistaMark Windows Reviews vs Zen

Hi! Not sure if you have a few minutes but I would appreciate some input. So I received another quote this time for Sunrise and VistaMark. So comparing Sunrise to Zen, which one would you recommend or lean towards? The Sunrise dealer also recommended VistaMark since both Sunrise and Vista Mark utilize Cardinal glass.

The quote for 6 Vista Mark windows is $5000 and for Sunrise it would be $6,200, and finally, 6 Zen Nirvana would come in at around $4,300. I find that the more quotes I get, the more information load is happening at this point. Apparently, everyone has the better window :). Thanks! (Read all of our Zen Windows reviews here.)

Agnes - Homeowner - from 2020

[Editor Reply]

Agnes, I've been hearing more about Vistamark lately, but I know they've only been manufacturing for 6 years. Without knowing more about them, I can't endorse them. Often, it takes a decade or so to really dial in the manufacturing process.

The Sunrise is the better window over the Zen Nirvana (Soft-Lite Classic series). However, I'm not sure it's worth $2K. In fact, I think I'd go with the Zen Nirvana for $4300...if the Zen branch had good online reviews.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

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