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Weather Shield Windows is located in Medford, Wisconsin and has been in business since 1955. The company has nationwide distribution through local dealers or companies - who then sell directly to contractors, builders, and homeowners. WS manufactures aluminum and wood clad windows and doors. Scroll down to read all of our Weather Shield Windows reviews.

Bottom Line: Despite some issues in the past, WeatherShield makes very nice looking and functioning wood and aluminum clad window and door series. While I prefer high end viny over wood for a number of reasons (Vinyl vs Wood Windows), WeatherShield should be considered if you are set (or required) on buying wood-clad. WS will not be cheap, but they will be attractive as heck.

Dane - Site Editor Page Last Updated: June 22, 2024

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(4/5 out of 5)

Weather Shield Windows

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.

WeatherShield Doors: The company offers the following collections: Contemporary, Premium Coastal, Premium, Premium All Wood, Signature, and VUE. Stylistically, their doors come in the following options: bi-fold patio, hinged patio, french sliding, multi-slide patio, and sliding patio.

WeatherShield Windows Class Action Lawsuit

The company has had some issues with their wood windows leaking and rotting over the years (as have many wood window manufacturers). To the best of my knowledge, there have been two class action suits filed against them by disgruntled homeowners over the past two decades. (I believe both cases were settled out of court, but I could be mistaken on this.)

A couple of points here: wood windows have to be maintained over the years or problems will arise and make sure you find a well reviewed company for the installation portion of your project.

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Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Premium Series

The Premium Series is their high end traditional looking aluminum clad wood window.

Dane - Site Editor

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. Thanks.

Gina - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

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.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

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Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Contemporary Series

The WS Contemporary Collection is a more contemporary looking aluminum clad wood window over their Signature series.

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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.

I saw on your website that a gentleman named Dave in 2015 went with Semco for the same reasons that I was looking to go with Semco. Is it possible for me to speak to him?

If you have any insight into my decision I would sure appreciate any guidance you may offer.

Heather - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

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.

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Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Weather Shield Windows Reviews | VUE Series

The VUE Collection is a modern looking all aluminum designed window series.

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Weather Shield Windows Reviews Opinion

What do you think of Weathershield and their VUE?

Lori - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

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?

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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?

They pass you off to a local authorized dealer who is looking to profit by selling & installing replacements. If you do decide to purchase them plan on replacing several within the first five years. There warranty will cover them but you will have the expense of installation & finishing them. There must be a better option out there!

Adriano - Homeowner - from 2014

Noise Options

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.

Brian - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response

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

The storms also add to the R value and will lower the air infiltration numbers. Larson makes a very good storm window that is quite reasonable in terms of price. At the end of the da, this combination should outperform the option your contractor suggested. On a somewhat related issue, Larsen recently rolled out storm doors that have laminated glass. These would certainly help dampen sound and are excellent for increased security.

Andy - Installer - from 2010

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.

Sandy - Homeowner - 2011

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Weather Shield Windows Reviews | Signature Series

The WS Signature Series is a classic looking aluminum clad wood window.

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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.

Ross – Homeowner – from 2011

Online Information

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.

Harry - Wisconsin - from 2010

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?

Victor - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

In my experience their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. I'd go with someone else.

Allen - Contractor - from 2010

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.

Matt – Contractor in Milwaukee - from 2010

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.

Renee - Homeowner - 2010

[Contractor Response]

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.

Henry - Contractor - from 2010

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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.

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Legacy Model

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.

Steve – Contractor – from 2009

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.

Roger - Contractor in Wisconsin - from 2006

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