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Read Wasco Windows reviews on this Wisconsin based manufacturer that offers a European and Premium vinyl window series.

Company Information: Wasco is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based vinyl window and door manufacturer that has been in business since the 1950s (when it was an aluminum supply company). The company turned to vinyl in the 1980s and has stuck with this ever since. They are very much a regional manufacturer, focused exclusively in the state of Wisconsin.


Wasco Windows Cost: $$/$$$
(2/3 out of 5)


What They Sell: Wasco offers two basic window series. The first is their European vinyl window series. In general, European style windows tend to be quite bulky, but they also offer solid energy efficiency (a plus for cold Wisconsin winters). This series is offered in the 1400 Casement and 4500 Tilt & Turn and come in either a double or triple pane option. I'm not a huge fan of the "European" style - to me it reads kind of fuddy-duddy (does anyone still use this term?). But in 2014, Wasco did receive a passive haus certification, which is impressive.

Premium Series Wasco also sells the Premium series, which is going to be a slimmer build that looks more like a traditional vinyl window - but lacks the energy efficiency of the European. The Premium series is available as a double Hung and slider (700 series), and casement and picture fixed frame window (1400 series).

Wasco Doors The company sells a number of door configurations and options, including a balcony, entrance, tilt, and patio slider (all in the European style). They also sell an entry, storm, and patio slider in the conventional door style.

Wasco gets a 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 14 Wasco windows reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Updated In January, 2024


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Wasco Windows Reviews

Hi Dane, curious what your opinion on Feldco is? Just received a bid from those guys, as well as a bid from Wasco. Have you heard of them? Both the bids were pretty cheap compared to my other bid, which was a Sunrise window, although they didn’t necessarily say which series it was. The Feldco was the Sofia. I have 22 windows to replace and not a clue where to go.

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Stephen - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Stephen, Feldco is kind of hit or miss as far as I’m concerned. From what I know, the window uses a poor venting system, which is a design flaw that is problematic in the Midwest where there’s lots of rain and moisture in the air. Sunrise, however, is a pretty darn good option as far as I’m concerned, especially when compared to Feldco and/or Wasco. As long as the price difference is not two crazy between the Sunrise to these other two options. For 22 replacement windows, I might put the price difference delta at $5K to $6K. If the bids are within this number, then I think the sunrise is the way to go. Wasco is pretty much a builder grade option as far as I’m concerned.

Sunrise Windows Reviews

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023


Wasco Windows in Wisconsin

Good Evening! We are looking to upgrade the windows in our cottage, future retirement home.

We are overwhelmed at the options, and truthfully don’t really know or understand what we are looking at.

Being in northern Wisconsin, energy efficiency is critical to us, as well as quality and fitment of screens.

We used Marvin Integrity on a previous project, and wasn’t a fan of the screens.

We got a quote from Wasco, but seeing mixed reviews online has us wondering if it is the right choice for us.

We will be replacing the siding at some point, so plan on doing a new construction windows vs replacements.

Any others Brands you would recommend?

Thanks in advance :)

Sarah - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sarah, these are my picks.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021


Wasco Windows vs Window World

We have on order window worlds triple pane windows for our home in Cumberland WI. After reading some of these reviews I am not sur we have made the correct choice. We got five bids window world was not the cheapest but felt comfortable with salesman. What do you recommend? Thank you.

Barb - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Barb, I can't really recommend going with Window World, their windows are not typically going to provide the long term value that consumers should be looking for in my opinion. I honestly think you will spend more money in the long run going with a sub par window.

I know Wasco Windows are available in the state and they are going to be a nice middle of the road vinyl window. Simonton surely has reps in your state and their mid range and upper end Reflections and Impressions series windows are going to be much better than the WW option.

At the end of the day, you don't need the best vinyl window on the market, but you certainly don't want the lower end either. See if you can get bids from local companies who sell these brands and see what you come up with.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Wasco Windows vs Sunrise

We are looking at replacing windows in our home and came across your site. We are looking at two different companies, Sunrise, which we have learned more about through your site, thank you!, and a local company here in SE Wisconsin called Wasco. Do you have any recommendations between the two? We are not sure of the series being recommended by Sunrise and intend to find out. (More on Sunrise window prices.) By our initial research it seems the Wasco window may be a step above the Sunrise series. We are looking at double hung, sliders if that helps. Thanks for any opinion you may be able to offer. If it helps we are replacing windows that are original (think 1960's!), so really any replacement will be a step up, we just want to investigate all options.

John - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

I would say Sunrise windows are better than Wasco, in general, but of course it depends on the actual model window, glass package and upgrades you opt for. Both of these brands make solid vinyl windows, so I think you would be well served by either window brand - just don't go with their entry level model, upgrade to their mid range model.

The big comparison therefore would be the installation quality and how well they are putting in the windows. Is there one company that stands out in this regard? That is who I'd go with...Good luck!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015


Wasco Window Review

Wasco is a Milwaukee based window company that sells 3 types or levels of vinyl windows (Legacy, Premium and European tilt and turn style) within their regional market(s). The company uses quality parts and components, including REHAU vinyl mainframes, double strength Cardinal LoE180 glass, heavy duty hardware, argon fills, full aluminum screens and a non metallic SuperSpacer. The company delivers their Premium and European windows up to 200 miles (minimum purchase is required.

In terms of the Wasco Windows warranty, the company offers a lifetime warranty on their vinyl windows that includes accidental glass breakage. Overall, this company seems to offer a quality product at a fair price. The only issue would be the size of the company (smaller companies always have a greater chance of not being around 15 years after you purchase your windows, however smaller companies with good service are often more responsive.)


Wasco Windows vs Champion

I now have three window bids for my nearly 30-year-old ranch house that has single pane windows but I believe that they're all double hungs. It's unclear whether I simply need a sash replacement or whether I need to get the full window replacement. Because we are thinking of staying in our home, I'm leaning towards going with complete replacements. One company in the area Wasco windows give us a bid and I would love to hear any opinions on the quality and price. The other companies that have given us bids include Feldco and Champion.

Remy - Homeowner from 2014

[Contractor Response]

I'll tell you why I really don't like Wasco windows, they use a snap in sill and I just feel like it's a major design problem. But I'll say this, the Wasco is much better than Feldco which uses MI windows which are bottom of the barrel. You may want to consider getting some additional bids there should be some pretty good brands available in Wisconsin, I would think Okna or HiMark would have a dealer in your area and I think they're worth getting a bid.

Holland - Contractor - from 2014







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Wasco Windows Cost

I live in the Milwaukee area and just bought my first home and really need to replace these old single pane windows with something much more energy-efficient. So far, I have a few bids that include Wasco, which bid the project out at $8300, Feldco that bid it out at $7620 and Champion that bid it out at $11,200. Right now, I am leaving towards the Feldco simply because they're cheaper, the Champion Windows are simply too expensive. I do like the Wasco go however, because they are built less than 30 minutes from my house and I went and took a tour and they seem to be a pretty quality window.

John - Homeowner - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

Here is my take on what you have so far, three pretty decent products, not the best but you could do a lot worse. I would actually rate the Champion window as the worst of the lot. I have not heard many good reviews on Feldco. I would say that the Wasco go is going to be the best of the bunch they make a very solid window and that price you got quoted doesn't seem to be unreasonable.

Don - Contractor - from 2012


Wasco Vinyl Windows

I just got a quote for Wasco vinyl double hung replacement windows that came out to approximately $700 per window and I wondered what anyone thought about that price.

Susan - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

$700 per window for a standard vinyl replacement is probably not the best deal you can get but it is an out of the norm. I would definitely try to get that price down, I would like to see the breakdown of the window and installation costs to see where that $700 is going. They might charge this more premium price because they make their own windows, when all they really do is put all the parts together within their factory. I would suggest getting a few more bids from some other vinyl companies in your area and just see how that per window price compares. Four instance I'd like to see what a comparable companies like Stanek Windows would charge for the same basic window.

Holland - Installer - from 2011


Wasco vs Pella

I'm trying to decide between four different beds and they all seem pretty different thing clued Anderson, Simonton, Wasco and Pella. I live right here in Wisconsin so the idea of using and more local company sounds pretty good. My other question centers around installation, should I just get a handyman to come in or should I pay the window company itself to come out and do the installation.

Brady - Homeowner - from 2010

Read more on Pella windows reviews.

[Contractor Response]

In terms of vinyl windows, both Pella and Anderson make a very poor quality window. Anderson is going to either be American Craftsman or their Silver line brand, both of which are considered a shoddy product. I have heard okay things about the Wasco, but honestly, I know very little about them. My pick would be the Simonton, they make good windows and typically in a pretty competitive price point. (Read more on Simonton window pricing.) I would say you would want to go with their 5500 series or something better if you want to get a very good vinyl window.

Reg - Contractor - from 2010







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