Weather Shield Windows Reviews
Explore Weathershield windows reviews prices, ratings, and warranty info on their VUE, Signature, Contemporary And Premium window series.
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Window Series: The company sells four main series and/or collections: the VUE, Signature, Contemporary And Premium. The VUE Collection is a modern looking all aluminum design, while the Contemporary Collection is a more contemporary looking aluminum clad wood window. The Premium Series is their high end traditional looking aluminum clad wood window, while their Signature Series is a classic looking aluminum clad wood window.
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Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Premium Series
The Premium Series is their high end traditional looking aluminum clad wood window.
Weather Shield vs Renewal By Andersen
Hello, I’m looking to replace 4 side by side doubles. I’ve gotten Renewal by Andersen price bids, Home Depot Anderson 100 series and Marvin. We live in South Georgia along the coast so hot, humid, and occasional hurricanes. We are not looking to put in hurricane grade units, but would like something strong and that would resist rotting. We currently have wooden Weather Shields Premium that are rotting after 17 years, therefore we are open to a different material. The Renewal by Andersen cost was outrageous - $16,000 for 4 windows. The Home Depot Anderson 100 is a single hung (not a deal breaker, but disappointing). Do you have a recommendation for a good quality option? We do want a quality option, but not looking to spend $16K.
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Gina, I think there might be some nice options in my Georgia replacement windows list that I'm going to send to you. I think there should be some brands that will offer you better pricing and quality.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Contemporary Series
The WS Contemporary Collection is a more contemporary looking aluminum clad wood window over their Signature series.
Weathershield vs Semco
Hi Dan & Tim...My name is Heather. I live in Denver CO. I have been researching windows for the last 2 months. I am leaning towards going with Semco. I checked out Marvin Windows, Sierra Pacific, Alpen and Weathershield. I have 27 windows that I am replacing.
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Heather, we don't keep the personal information of the consumers who reach out to us -- I do apologize for that. I don't know much about Semco, so I can't give you much information on them. I do know that there are contractors/installers who feel like they replace quite w few of Semcos after 10 or 15 years. Is there a reason you want to go with wood over another option. Wood clad is more expensive and have worse warranty timelines. There are some vinyl fabricators who make faux wood windows that are quite nice looking.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews | VUE Series
The VUE Collection is a modern looking all aluminum designed window series.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews Opinion
What do you think of Weathershield and their VUE?
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Lori, Weathershield enjoys an okay reputation in the industry. Are you looking at getting vinyl or wood clad? I think there are better options out there. Where are you located?
Weather Shield Window Complaints
I purchased Weather Shield & did so because I was told by my builder that they were high quality. My package was for vinyl exterior/wood interior casements, & was over 40k on a new construction home. They are functional & look nice, but more than 20 windows have experienced seal failure. Their non responsive customer service department blames the failures on the Michigan climate changes. Why do they market their products in areas in which they can not perform properly?
My house has their original double hungs and they to go. We live on a noisy street with a freeway pretty close so noise control is a must. I'm reading about how important air gaps and laminated glass are for noise attentuation. However, we're doing windows in the nursery but putting in laminate glass and storms over it has got to be a fire hazard and an egress issue. We received a bid from a local company and he suggested a sash replacement using a lo-e-6 window from Weathershield. He thought the frame was a good shape. So my question in is this a good idea and if so is Weathershield a solid choice.
I really can't comment on the code requirements in terms of the nursery etc, but I think you're best best financially speaking would be to do the sash replacements, but I wouldn't use Weathershield. I would do the tilt pac from Marvin, which is one of the best sash replacement options out there in my opinion. Then do a storm window that will create the large gap you need for noise attentuation
Customer Thumbs Up
I had Andersen windows before but I think their quality is sliding fast. We then looked at Pella and Marvin, but the Pella looked average and the Marvin dealer was rude. Then I went to a Weather Shield dealer and we were impressed. The exterior is extruded aluminum clad and the inside is wood. The sliding glass doors are incredibly heavy, I think it would take a tank to break it, but they slide like you wouldn't believe. They have a lot of options available, fiberglass and low-e coatings and different finishes.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Signature Series
The WS Signature Series is a classic looking aluminum clad wood window.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews
I had Weathershields put in, and the bottom sashes didn't fit right. I asked for replacements, but they sent a repair guy who said the installer damaged them and I'd have to take it up with them. Save your time and money and go with someone else.
I like Peachtree, but we had trouble finding info. The windows is the same as Weathershield, and there is a lot more info online under that name. I don't know why they don't make it easier to find things out, no one buys without looking online first these days.
Homeowner Looking For Advice
Weather Shield came out today for an estimate. They said I don't need new frames, just sash replacements. Are they a good company?
In my experience their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. I'd go with someone else.
Customer Service Issues
Weather Shield makes a decent option, not top quality but serviceable, but their customer service is horrible. The vinyl windows are the problem, they make a good all-wood product, but most people today want vinyl.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews Visions 3000
I'm looking at WeatherShield Visions 3000. The price is good, the different specs and ratings look good. They have a simulated divided light grill, which is really important to me, and the design is nice, clean, and looks good.
I don't like WeatherShield's vinyl lines. They make a good wood window, but their vinyls are cheap. Simonton and Gorell offers a good window with the grill you want.
Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Legacy Series
The WS Legacy series is now defunct, but it was an older aluminum clad window that is now (I believe) the Signature series.
Weathershield Legacy is a good wood clad series, but their lower ends sell more and they are not so good. Selling more of the bargain windows has gotten them a poor reputation. When people order a builders quality window, they have to expect an entry level product, but for some reason they don't. I'd stay away from the lower lines but the Legacy is fine.
Weathershield Legacy Series Windows
Both Hurd and Weathershield make a "premium" or top aluminum clad wood window, I'm not quite sure what Hurd calls theirs, but Weather Shield markets theirs as the Legacy Series. I would put the Weather Shield above the Legacy in terms of overall quality, but I'm not sure how they would compare price-wise - my notion is they would be similarly priced. In the early 2000s, these two companies kind of battled it out with Hurd claiming that their Heat Mirror glazing was going to drive the field out of business. They also made some claims about the ultra energy efficiency of this glazing technique, although that hasn't panned out either. Then Hurd dropped the Heat Mirror system altogether and went with low-e (just like everyone else). Both of these companies make very nice looking wood windows, but I just don't think either one is necessarily a top tier company.
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