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Wincore Windows is a West Virginia based manufacturer that was established in 2007 by former employees of Simonton Windows. The company enjoys a solid reputation in the industry and (often) offers consumers and homeowners a quality product at a fair, mid range price point. Scroll down to read our Wincore windows reviews.

Overall Rating: Wincore Windows And Doors gets a 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 51 consumer reviews below.

Have a Wincore question or quote that you need help with? We can provide unbiased advice - Dane - Site Editor

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Wincore Windows And Doors

The company's most popular series include the 500 (new construction), 5400, 7700 series, and StormForce 8800 series (impact window). The 5400 and 7700 series are their main replacement window lines. The StormForce (sometimes referred to as the 8800 impact window series) features a sleek, contemporary design with a reinforced frame that provides excellent durability and energy efficiency. Wincore also offers a range of doors that are designed to complement their windows.

Overall, the company is a solid choice for homeowners looking for energy-efficient windows and doors. As a whole, I would put Wincore at the top end of the mid range vinyl window spectrum. (Hopefully that makes sense.) More or less on par with Simonton I would say.

StormForce Impact Window Rank: 16th or 17th
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Wincore Windows Warranty

The company offers a "pretty good" overall warranty. As always, it is a limited lifetime warranty on the vinyl frame, sash (if applicable), parts, and components - specifically that they be free from manufacturing defects. The insulated glass unit is warranted for 20 years and then becomes pro-rated - the company only covers a percentage of the replacement cost (and none of the labor cost, this is pretty standard).

The Wincore warranty is transferrable to one additional owner and the coverage periods (outlined above) does not change when transferred (this is quite nice as most companies truncate the warranty period as soon as a title transfer occurs). You must notify Wincore of the title transfer within 30 days and send them a check for $50.

I make this statement often, but will repeat it - warranty terms and coverage change frequently so please make sure to read the warranty in full prior to purchase.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: April 13, 2024

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Wincore Windows Reviews On The 1100 Series

Hi Dane, enjoyed reading your posts and thoughts online so a question for you if you will.

My residence is in Baton Rouge La. and the local Relief Windows dealer has quoted me $11,625 for 15 windows with an additional discount of $1133 if I signed up on the day that he gave the quote the total would have been 10492. He stated that the series in question were Windcore 1100 series which I assume is the lowest grade window at Windcore since I don't see that model number online. The company has a pretty good rep for installation.

I plan on getting a quote from WW and another company called Tommy's that I am unfamiliar with but see good reviews on. My questions would be regarding the price of Reliefs Windows, the equivalent series at WW which doesn't currently have the best installation reputation? Or maybe any other thoughts or suggestions you may have?

Thanks for your effort in providing the info to everyone.

John - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Both Relief Windows and Tommys both seem to have good reviews and it looks like they both sell Wincore, which I like. they are a quality brand. I would play these two off one another to find the best price and window. I'm not sure what the Wincore 1100 is, I'm wondering if this is the glass they use...

I'm not sure I would put WW in that same category -- a definite step down...

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

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Wincore 5400 Reviews And Prices

The 5400 series is the lower end vinyl window that comes standard with a contoured frame, double strength glass, argon fills and low-e glass. It has a true sloped sill, cam locks, constant force balance, a U-channel spacer, and contoured grids. It is is available as a double hung, picture, slider, bay, bow window, and in several geometric shapes. All in all, a decent entry level vinyl window

Performance wise, the Wincore 5400 double hung window delivers a .29 U-factor, .22 SHGC, .40 VT, and a .27 air infiltration. This .27 AI is a pretty disappointing number.
I would give the Wincore 5400 Series Window a 3.8 out of 5 stars rating.

Dane - Site Editor

HD Price Quote

I'm in the process of replacing nine windows and recently received a bid on the Wincore 5400 series. While the original cost quote was $14,248, after discounts and a military special, it came to $11,500. Good deal?

Jeffrey - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jeffrey, I think paying $1000 or higher on the Wincore 5400 model is high. I say go out and collect some additional bids to see what else is out there. You might be surprised to see how varied bids can be!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Wincore 5400 Windows Cost

I am in the process of wanting to replace a total of 22 windows in my home and I have two quotes so far. I am on the fence as to what would be the best window for the quotes offered and if the quote is fair. I've done some online research and I'm getting more and more confused about the cost difference, quality, etc.

Wincore 5400 double hung vinyl window
White, no grids, half screen - No sill or casing repairs were noted or mentioned
Quote - $12,355

Okna Insultec 500 series double hung vinyl window
White, no grids, half screen - Repair 1 window sill rot and rebuild 1 window casing
Quote - $26,000

Your opinion and comment is greatly appreciated.

CC - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

CC, those are two massively different bids. The Wincore 5400 is not a bad window, but it's also not one I would recommend if you are planning to stay in your home long term. The bid is quite low so that gives me some pause. If you were planning to stay in your home for 10 years or less, then go with the Wincore bid. I'd advise you to check out our wincore windows reviews page for some addl opinions on the product.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

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5400 Window Review

I am looking to replace existing older windows. The company I am looking at are quoting the wincore 5400 series. Does this window have the cardinal 366 low e glass?

Susan - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Susan, off hand, I don't know what window glass Wincore uses -- one of the well established low-e glass makers though. It's a great question for your local Wincore dealer though -- they ought to have this answer on lock since they sell this window everyday. In general, the Wincore 5400 is a solid window choice.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

5400 Series Pricing

Hi Dane, I live in Houston and need to replace 20 windows 45in x 85 in and 3 with arched tops. Vendor says he can install Wincore 5400 series for $29,000. Your feedback on the price and Wincore in general is much appreciated.

Jonathan - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jonathan, the Wincore 5400 window is a solid mid range vinyl window. The bid strikes me as high even though the arched top units must be pricey. I’d get a couple more bids to compare the one you have. Here is a list of good to great windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Wincore 5400 Review

Hi Dane and Tim, I don't think I am getting ANY fair quotes. Your site says estimates 10K for 23 vinyl midgrade windows. Here is what I have:

Here are my quotes:
Anderson Renewal - 43K
Wincore 5400 - 13K
Alside Mezzo - 23.5K (labeled as store model)
Alside Mezzo - 16K (Window World including 2 sliding glass doors)
Milgard Tuscany - 16K
Milgard StyleLine - 14K
Don Young Alu - 23K
Simenton 6500 - 21K (Home Depot)
Simenton 5500 - 19K
Venetian (Alside) - 16K

Sadly enough, the Venetian is being marked as 50% if I leave up a sign in my yard and write a review. So, I am supposed to believe that those are normally 34K windows.

What do you think? Am I getting any good quotes? Thank you for the Wincore windows reviews you have posted for us neophytes.

Chad - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Chad, I would love it if the 5 question cost estimator handled every case, but it is a very general rule of thumb cost-wise. Unfortunately, there are more like 20 factors that account for the per window cost you are going to be quoted out at. The Wincore 5400 bid sounds like that's in the ballpark at $565 per window, but you are correct, it's higher than what I would normally expect. Same with the Styleline price.

Since you have so many bids and they all seem to be higher than what I'd expect, you must have installation requirements that are a bit more complex than normal. You could keep getting bids, but I'm assuming they are all going to be commiserate with the ones you have. If it were me, I'd work with the Wincore, Milgard, and possibly the Window World (if that franchise has a good reputation) to see if they are willing to negotiate at all on their price. If you could get them to come down a bit, then you're in business.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Window Replacement Price Quote

Dane, I live in Columbia, SC. I got a price on replacement windows from a local company, and I am curious if the quote is fair.

The quote is for Wincore 5400 with low e and argon fill without grids. We are replacing 5 twin, 3 single double hung, and a half round geometric (tempered glass) with the following sizes:

3 at 62” x 72”
2 at 62” x 68”
2 at 31” x 72”
1 at 23” x 34”
46”w x 23”h for the half round

The quote for the double hungs installed is $6,204 and $757 for the half round. We are replacing new construction aluminum windows on a house with vinyl siding. Hope I have given you enough info to make a determination. Thank you for your help.

Bill - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bill, what's interesting about the quote is that the half round is less expensive than the per window cost of the rest (although obviously a much smaller window). In answer to your question, I'd say paying an average of $775 for the Wincore 5400 is more than I'd expect. Those are good sized openings though, so that's a big part of it. Honestly, you need a couple more bids to see whether the bid is fair or not.

New construction can drive up the overall cost so that could play into it as well. Of course, you may also just have a bid from a dealer who threw out a high number and waited to see if you'd bite. Tough to say without a few bids.

I'd search for local window companies that sell these brands and models: Sunrise Classic, Okna 500, Simonton Reflections 5500, Simonton Impressions 9800, Soft-Lite Classic, Soft-Lite Classic Pro, Polaris ThermalWeld, Ply Gem Pro or Premium, Zen Nirvana, Zen Lotus, and the Kensington Kingston.

Let me know what you find!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

Wincore 5400 vs. 7700

Guys, I Iive in Leesburg Virginia and had Red Carpet Remodeling come out and give us a price on 11 windows for replacement. Your website is definitely a wealth of knowledge for any buyer to look over and use.

For the most part all the windows are the same size, except kitchen sink window ( currently crank out changing to slider ) and they gave me a quote of $734.81 per window. Now my wife and I feel this is a bit over priced for the Wincore 5400 series. Once reading through your site the 7700 series seems to be the better choice. So should I press for the 7700 series and ask for a better price ?????

Best Regards.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Chris. $735 per window does seem pricey for the Wincore 5400 series. I would definitely start by getting a couple more bids to compare it to. Then you'll have a better understanding of whether the price is fair or inflated. I definitely thing the Wincore 7700 is the nicer series. If they could give you the 7700 series for the $735, that's at least a step in the right direction.

Is there a Zen branch in your area? Simonton will definitely have a dealer close to you. Sunrise might also have a rep who can provide you with pricing.

I'd start with one or two more bids and then see where you are from there.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

[Chris's Reply]

Dane, thank you for your quick and helpful reply. We just actually met with a company called Thompson Creek who is a one stop shop for windows and were a bit more in price.

I will research the other companies you mentioned, do you recommend a model from either of these I should be looking for ?

Chris - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Chris, Thompson Creek makes a solid vinyl window, but they tend to be more expensive than I think they should be (just my opinion). In terms of the three companies I mentioned, I would go with the Zen Nirvana (their mid range series), Simonton Reflections 5500 (their premium series), or the Sunrise Standard (their mid range series).

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

Wincore vs. NT Windows

Two questions re Wincore and NT.

1. Feels like Wincore is a relatively new company; makes me somewhat reluctant to use them.

2. NT windows seem to have a narrower profile than Wincore, which I think is more attractive.

3. You favor the Presidential series for their quality (7/8” glass). How does Energy Master compare to Presidential? I can’t find any specs online about the differences.

Don - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Don, Wincore began in 2007 by several Simonton veterans. From everything I know about them, they are a very solid company. I would have no qualms about going with them myself, but would upgrade from their entry level 5400.

The Wincore has a little more of a bulky profile, but that also helps with energy efficiency. In this regard, this is a give and take -- aesthetics compared to energy efficiency. You can make the call where you fall on the question.

I'm not super knowledgable about the small differences in the NT Presidential windows the NT Energy Master. The dealer who sells the window on the other hand should have this information down to a spacer since he sells them everyday. :) They should provide this information on request.

I would put NT and Wincore on a level playing field. I would decide based on the window I liked best, the performance data, and which installation company has the better reputation for quality.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Wincore Windows vs. Atrium

Hi, I'm a manager of a 24 unit Senior Living Apartment building that was built in 1988-89. We are looking to replace all our windows with double hung vinyl replacement this year. I have quotes from 2 Building supply Stores in my area. They don't carry the same window brand so I am wondering how the 2 compare?

1st is Atrium 8300 Replacement window

2nd is Wincore 5400 series

Do you have any advice? The pricing is really close within $20.00 of each other. I'm looking at 92 windows total. We are in Northern Pennsylvania, so we experience long cold winters with winds.

Thank you!

Carmelia - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Carmelia, my big concern with both of these options is that the window series you are considering is the entry level option from each manufacturer. In general, I would give the nod to Wincore over Atrium and I would give the 5400 series the advantage over the 8300 series from Atrium.

But I would advise you to get pricing on the Wincore 7700 window, which I feel is a stronger overall unit that at least comes with a double strength glass, as well as some nice upgrades.

Same goes for the Atrium products, at least the 8700 Atrium is a bit more durable than the 8300 with a double strength glass.

With 92 windows, I would think your buying power would be strong. I would see if you couldn't purchase the 7700 Wincore for the price they gave you for the 5400.

If the supply houses won't negotiate, maybe it's time to get some bids from local dealers who have a lot more discretion when it comes to pricing.

The bottom line is I think you need a better window that will last longer and give you better energy efficiency. I'd collect four or five bids from local manufacturers. Send them over and I'm happy to give you my opinion.

All the Best.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Wincore Windows vs Window World

I have Relief Windows coming in to quote me on 14 windows later this week. The sales guy seems to want to push the Wincore 5400 series and when I questioned the 7700 series he said it wasn’t much difference between the 2. My first thought was he must have more room to mark up the 5400 series and that could be the reason for him pushing the 5400 series. However, after doing a lot of research it seems that the 7700 series is the better option; depending on overall cost I assume. The confusing thing is even within a model of a window, there are many options to select.

So when your site references the 7700 series, are these based on the basic models are ones with a few upgrades. For instance, the higher end of the 7700 series is the Ultra High Performance configuration and that even shows in the U-Factor of .19 and SHGC of .18. However on the lower end of the 7700 series it has a U-Factor of .29 and SHGC of .21; not much better than the 5400 series after a few upgrades. So if I pick the 5400 series with upgrades, it could compare to the ratings of the 7700 series. My fear is that the 7700 Ultra High Performance is going to be out of my price range.

And by the way, Relief Windows has great reviews in the Baton Rouge area. Window World quoted me $4,846 for the 14 windows in the 4000 model with the SolarZone Elite package. As you know, they don’t have a great reputation on installations; however I have seen that the Baton Rouge branch seems to be better than most. Any advice is appreciated.

Jerry - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jerry, the Wincore 7700 model is the better window, but you are correct that the differences in glass packages, a sill reinforcement, etc. can make up the differences between the models. I think the 5400 with some upgrades would be comparable to the 7700. I think either option would serve you well.

I have heard that the Window World in Baton Rouge is good, however, they are still selling a window that is sub par. Some consumers make the point that if the window comes with a lifetime warranty, why not go with a sub par window. The problem with this option in my opinion is you're still going to pay for the labor of pulling out the windows and replacing them, which can be roughly a third of the cost.

The other option is to get a bid from the Sunrise dealer in New Orleans who services Baton Rouge. I'm pretty sure he'll come out and give you a bid. The Sunrise window is excellent and would be a good comparison to the Wincore 7700 model. Might be nice to have some comparisons.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

[Jerry's Answer]

I couldn't find the Sunrise window dealer in New Orlean's; do you know their name? Only 2 options here outside of big box stores and general contractors. I called the top 5 mid range window manufacturers from your website and not one had representation here. Relief Window's rep was pushing 5400 model and said there wasn't much difference between the 5400 & 7700.

Quoted 14 windows at $9,225 for 7700 & $7,325 for the Wincore 5400 with Low-E and argon. Talked him down to $7,895 for 7700. What's your thoughts on that price? Still working to get him to at least $7,500. I feel they are a little high due to all the work in this area because of flooding last year, but I am only assuming that and don't know for sure.

Thanks so much for responding.

Jerry - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jerry, you are correct that there aren't many of the brands I list as the best in the souther states. I was actually pleasantly surprised when you mentioned the Wincore brand. I don't know the name of the guy in New Orleans but I did ask my friend who used him and he said he was traveling but would look it up when he gets back (not sure of the timeline on this -- sorry).

Go to Sunrise Window's website and call their corporate office and see if they have anyone who serves your area or the closest rep and give them a call and see if they would come out (you may be able to get a pseudo-quote over the phone if you describe the project and go over all the window specs on the phone using your Wincore quote -- ballpark pricing).

In terms of what you have right now, the Wincore 7700 for 14 replacements for $7900 is a very fair price, but I agree that getting him down to $7500 is a good goal -- $400 bucks is $400 bucks. I think the 7700 model is a good vinyl window and I think if you can get him close, then you've got a good window. If you are able to contact the Sunrise rep, get a bid on their Essentials model, which is their entry level.

I would think it would be lower than the Wincore 7700. Use this bid as leverage to see how low the Wincore rep will go -- my advise is to always be super nice to the rep, but let him know that it's a question of budget and that you really want to go with him if he can just help you out on the bottom line.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

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Wincore Windows vs Simonton

I bought my home a year ago and currently thinking of replacing my windows but I'm not sure if this is the solution. I have cold air drafts near all my windows. It's a split level home and the ground level feels 7 degrees colder. The sticker on one window reads Atrium series 8300 vinyl 2 lite slider ( u- factor -.31, SHGC- .27, visible transm- .50). First, what do these numbers mean? Is this window good or were the flippers saving money? Could it be that they were just not installed properly? Should I feel coldness when I press my hand to the glass?

I had 2 people come to price out the 19 Windows. One contractor suggested Simonton. I've spent the whole day reading way more about Windows than I care to read. Please suggest a fantastic window that will keep my house steadily warm, reduce outside noise and inside visibility? I plan on being in this house for at least 15 years.

Thank you for your website , I've learned a lot reading everyone's questions and answers. They need to include information like this in new homebuyer seminars.

I'm located in Maryland. He said the windows were not good and the installation. I currently have a lot of air escape. One contractor wanted to use Wincore 5400 series , low e, argon gas fill. He said they use aluminum wrap and caulking. The difference is this price was 10K for 19 windows and the Simonton 5500 cost was at 14K.

Lucy - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lucy, U-factor measures heat loss - .31 is just okay. SHGC is how much heat passes through the glass - .27 is fine (the ideal number is more based on where you live, which direction the window faces etc.), visible transmittance is how much light enters through the window .50 is okay. In general Atriums are just okay. They are often one of the options people use to save money because they can be purchased at the big box stores. Atrium is one of the better brands at the big home improvement stores, but they tend to offer pretty mediocre windows.

So did the contractors say it was the windows that were sub par and not the installation? I'm guessing this is the case. Simonton is a good brand, although I would only have the premium Reflections or the Impressions line in my house. Where are you located, replacement units are typically sold regionally....

I think the Wincore 5400 window is good — I like the Wincore 7700 series better — if it were me I would go back to him and ask if he has access to the 7700 series and if so, I would tell him that I was willing to sign a contract that day if he could do the job with the 7700 window for the 10K ;)

The Simonton 5500 window is good - but I'm not sure if its worth $4K more — I think the Wincore 7700 and Reflections 5500 are probably equal.

Now see what the best price you can get by playing the two quotes off one another…there is some wiggle room in price, I'm certain of it...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Wincore Windows vs Zen

I have 5 quotes listed below for my Austin Texas location. What is my best option or should I look for more quotes. Project scope: 15 total windows, some large some eyebrows with legs..

4 = 70L x 47W
2 = 70L x 22.25W
3 = 70L x 35.5W
3 = 52L x 47W picture+eyeb
1 = 28L x 58W picture+eyeb
2 = 82L x 34.25 picture+eyeb

1. Product Wincore 5400 $10,489.75
2. Zen Soft-lite Nirvana = $16,211
3. Zen - Kensington = $10,041
4. Simonton Vantage Point 6500 = $13,984
5. Simonton P Plat = $16,045

Thank you.

Jon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Jon, I like the Soft-Lite Classic (Zen Nirvana), but it's also your highest bid so I don't want to pick it without giving you a little more of my take on all your other bids. Wincore makes a decent window, but I like their upgraded 7700 series more. I'd be curious what the company who gave you that bid would price out the 7700 at...if it's at $12000 or less it's definitely something to consider.

Forget the Zen Karma, I don't think that window is very good. Simonton's VantagePointe is just sort of okay in my opinion.

Installation quality has to come into effect so make sure that whoever you go with offers quality installation, good reviews and a labor warranty on their work.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

5400 Review

I'm looking at the Wincore 5400 series - my wood clads are old and need to go. I was hoping for an unbiased opinion on them. Thanks!

Jerry - Homeowner - 2013

[Contractor Response]

Wincore frames tend to be a little bulky and they offer okay performance numbers. Maybe slightly better than middle of the vinyl pack. Probably right at the same level as Anlin, Simonton and Ply Gem.

Wincore 5400 vs. Vinylmax

So I have bids so far for the Alside Sheffield, Wincore 5400 and Vinylmax Easton Window. I can't find much on Wincore in general and would love to get some U and R values to compare them with the others. I'm in South Carolina and am not sure if there are other window manufacturers that I should be looking at. I want a good middle of the road window that will do the job, but not break the bank.

Harold - Homeowner - 2010

[Contractor Response]

Between the Vinylmax, Wincore and Alside, I would go with the Wincore, it's a nice window, on par with Simonton...assuming you are getting a good replacement windows cost on the 5400. These three are not in the top 5 vinyl manufacturers, but the Wincore is a good middle of the road window.

Wayne - Contractor - 2010

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Wincore 7700 Windows Reviews And Prices

The 7700 series is an upgrade from the 5400 series. It uses the same main frame and sill, but adds some quality upgrades that make it a nice step up from the 5400 model. The 7700 model comes with an upgrade glass package (double strength, low-e, argon fills, Intercept spacer), a true sloped sill, a better cam lock, along with constant force balancing.

In addition to the upgrades, the Wincore 7700 series offers some optional upgrades that consumers are going to like, including interior woodgrains like dark, oak, oak, white oak, light oak, and cherry. They also offer some nice hardware upgrades and decorative glass options.

Performance wise, consumers can expect the Wincore 7700 replacement window to offers a U-Factor of .30, SHGC of .21, VT of .41, and air infiltration of .08. This window isn't a world beater, but it's a solid vinyl window that, depending on the price point, can offers some decent consumer value.
I would give the Wincore 7700 Series Window a 4 out of 5 stars rating.

Dane - Site Editor

-- Estimated Wincore 7700 Price: $550 to $750 installed --
(medium sized window plus normal installation) *

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7700 Series Sliding Door

We are wanting to replace our current french doors to deck from kitchen with 7700 sliding door from Wincore with blinds between glass.

Also looking at 7700 Wincore with blinds between glass. Do you have any customer reviews for these 2 products from Wincore? We do have a contractor. Thank you!

Vonda - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Vonda, I don’t have any reviews on the Wincore 7700 sliding patio door. From what I know, the product is good, similar to the 7700 windows. I would put it as a solid/good mid range patio slider.

I wish I had more information for you. If you trust your contractor and he likes the product, I would probably go with his judgement.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Wincore 7700 vs 500

Hello, I received the below estimates for 32 windows to be replaced in my house. Trying to figure out which is the best option for Delaware. These are all double hung with grid in top sash. Ten windows are replacement due to brick and twenty-two are new construction windows. (16 are 34x67, 10 are 34x60, 5 are 28x42, 1 is 34x42) One of the companies is trying to talk me into putting replacement style in all openings.

Wincore 7700 series (10) and 500 series (22) - 26900.00 if i do cash

OKNA 600 series $29,900.00 - delux glass

OKNA 800 series $31,300.00 - delux glass

Provia Endure $27,800 (ProVia Windows Reviews)

I'm leaning towards OKNA due to air infiltration numbers, but not sold, yet as I went thru the wincore windows reviews on your site and you seem to like them as well.

Andrew - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Andrew, all good options really, as far as I can see. For me, the OKNA 600 series option would be my choice, but the Wincore/500 option is solid as well. The 800 option also -- and the ProVia Endure would be great too, but it would be behind the Okna options. As long as the company doing the work has awesome reviews, then I think you can go forward. Again, the 600 would probably be the route I would go...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Mississippi Delta Replacement Windows

Dane. We are looking at replacing 13 windows in home. I see that Wincore offers a double pane and a triple pane option in the 7700 series. Do you think the triple pane is worth the extra cost? Location is in the Mississippi Delta.

Bill - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Bill, in your neck of the woods I tend to say triple pane is not worth the extra cost. I typically will only really get behind triple pane in very cold climates where that extra energy efficiency is really important in winter. Most other locations I don't think warrant it. The Wincore 7700 is a good window and with good quality installation, you should be good to go.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Wincore 7700 Windows Cost

I have received three new quotes for 18 replacements

Atrium 8300 Series: $7,626

Wincore 7700 Series: $8,750

Simonton 5500 Series: $9,920

Also they want $17 per window on the Atrium and Wincore for lifetime glass break and $100 per window to wrap the outside trim.

Thanks for your help

John - Homeowner - from 2020

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John, long term value-wise I would put your bids in this order: Wincore 7700 series for $8,750, Simonton 5500 series for $9,920, and Atrium 8300 series $7,626.

Both the Wincore 7700 and Simonton 5500 are quite good vinyl windows.

The glass breakage provision is probably worth it. The $100 for wrapping the outsides is stadard...usually $75 to $100. You may want to see if you can negotiate this part down.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

7700 vs 5400

I found your site while searching for windcore windows reviews. I could really use some insight to make a decision. I need to replace the windows in my house (7 double hung, 2 casement), and I got quotes from a window company that sells the Wincore brand (got quotes for the 5400 and 7700) and a contractor that uses the MI Brand (got quotes for the 1555 and the 1650).

I’ve seen and touched the sample of the Wincore 7700 window and 5400, but I haven’t see the MI windows brand. Pricing on all the quotes is close enough that cost difference is not really the issue. Can you tell me how the two brands compare. Is Wincore better than MI?

Is the 7700/1650 upgrade worth the difference over the 5400/1555 models? I live in a quiet neighborhood in Tennessee where severe weather and noise are not really issues.

Andrea - Homeowner - from 2020

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Andrea, the Wincore is the better brand over MI for sure. I feel like the upgrade cost to go from the 5400 to the 7700 is definitely worth it, but you didn’t list the price, so assuming it’s a 20% upgrade cost, then yes, this would be my choice.

The only way I wouldn’t upgrade is if my timeline in the house was say 8 years or less. If that’s the case, then I would stick with the 5400 and call it a day. Good luck on the project!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Wincore Windows vs. Reliabilt

Hello, I was looking at getting some window replacements, but I did not want to break the bank, I live near a highway in the backyard, so i wanted something that would keep the noise out.

Right now i am looking at Reliabit 3901 triple pain and Wincore 7700 double pain. Or should i go Pella? I want the windows a bit sound proof if possible. Strange enough the wincore is cheaper than the Lowe’s reliabilit.

Abid - Homeowner - from 2020

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Abid, the problem you're going to face is that soundproof windows are expensive, so saying you don't want to spent money but want to get effective noise cancelling windows is a tough ask. However, a good double pane window should do a lot to reduce noise over your single pane aluminum windows.

The Wincore 7700 is going to be the preferred window over the Reliabilt 3900. No sense in going with the Pella option, you are paying for the name on that one.

We may want to consider a home noise assessment test. The problem could be also in your for thought. Check out our page on Wincore windows reviews for more info on this brand.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Wincore vs. Simonton

Dear Dane and Tim, first off, thank you for your website. It has so much useful information. My wife and I are shopping for replacement windows and we had no idea how complicated this process would be. We found an installation company we like and they recommend using a stucco flange installation because we have a stucco house. We were going to go with the Milgard Tuscany, but Milgard is no longer doing business here in Texas.

Other options (which have pros and cons) have been given to us and our heads are swimming. The Wincore 7700, Simonton Madeira, and MI 1650. We talked about the Simonton Reflections, but it appears this window only comes in white with stucco flange. We need clay. Any thoughts on these windows? Any other recommendations? As far as looks, we really like the idea of more glass and less frame and a more traditional look. This is a pic of our home. Thanks!

Bret - Homeowner - from 2020

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Hey Bret, I love the shot of your house, very cool. In San Antonio, you have some good options I think you should look into. Off hand, I don't know which companies carry the exterior clay color, but that would be one of the first questions I asked.

In terms of the windows you mentioned, I would rank them exactly how they are listed: Wincore 7700, Simonton Madeira, and MI 1650.

Sunrise might have a dealer that serves San Antonio and they make great vinyl windows.
Don Young makes a very good aluminum window and a good vinyl window.
NT makes a Presidential and Energy Masters series that are quite good.
Zen has a dealer/branch I believe and they sell Soft Lite windows, which are very good.
Anlin makes quite good vinyl windows as well.

All of these options are quite good. The Wincore 7700 is probably just under most of these options.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Wincore vs Apex

Dane, I just got a quote for Alside Mezzo triple pane which your site said Mezzo didn't have? Has your opinion changed about the Alside Mezzo series?

The quote was for the Mezzo, 32 windows and a slider. Bronze ext. for $32K
Wincore 7700 plus triple pane $33,718
Apex $31,398

Nathan - Homeowner - from 2020

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Nathan, I would say the Wincore 7700 with the triple pane would be my first pick. The Apex Insignia is actually an Alside 8000, which is the best window that Alside makes. I would say the Mezzo is the second best window they make. In general, the Mezzo is a decent mid range vinyl window, while the other two are a step above.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Wincore Windows vs. Andersen

Good Morning Tim, I've been shopping around for replacement windows. I feel like companies, think I'm a piggybank. My first quote from Andersen Window started at $82,000 for 26 Windows. Then the salesman started his pressure tactics and lowered the price to the $62,000. If I commented to the sale that day. The second company was sear/wincore at $27,000 for 24 windows. I Know can do better. And after going to your web site, I know I can. what is a fair price/average for 26 windows triple pane, nothing special or over size window...

Miguel - Homeowner - from 2019

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Miguel, yes those two quotes are very high. I'm assuming you are talking about Renewal By Andersen, that sounds like their pricing on the first one. Sears can actually have some very high pricing as well.

I can't tell you what a fair price is for your project only because you might have some complicated installation issues that may be driving up the per window cost.

Getting more bids is the best way to see what is fair for your project. Our page has some good suggestions for brands to look for. Google "Sunrise windows in [your city and state]" and see what comes up -- you are looking for local companies who carry these brands. Do this for Sunrise, Okna, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Kensington, Vytex, and Simonton.

In terms of general fair price, think about it like this. You could drive down to Home Depot today and buy a decent Simonton window for $300. Then go to yelp and find a well reviewed installer. Most installers aren't going to charge you more than $150 per window for installation (unless we're talking full frame replacement). That's $450 for a decent Simonton installed. There are lots of things that can drive up price, but make the company who bids it out explain why they're charging so much.

Good luck!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

Wincore 7700 vs. Zen Nirvana

WE're in Tennessee and have had two window quotes; one from a Zen dealership and the other from someone selling Wincer. The Zen Nirvana was $1500 more expensive over the Wincer 70000 bid.

Also does Wencoe have less glass view area than Nirvana as it seems?

We get lots of sunshine on the windows and the Wincoe has an SHGC of 0.20, while the Nirvana has a 0.28. Is this enough to go with the Wincer over the Zen model, along with the price difference?


Vicki - Homeowner - from 2018

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Vicki, the Wincore 7700 is a good window. I'd say the Zen Nirvana is the better of the two by a little. $1500 is probably the make or break point in terms of price difference so I'd have to rate them equal in terms of the bids you have.

I would personally see how the company's doing the installation compares between them? Who has the better reputation, has the better reviews, has been in business longer, etc. I think this will probably make a bigger difference given the two window selections you have.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

7700 Series vs Sunrise Essentials

Hi Tim, I read your reviews and thank you for educating me on replacement window. My question is that I a looking at replacing two double hung windows and am getting several quotes. I currently have a quote for Sunrise essentials for $600 per window.

I am waiting for a quote on the Wincore 7700 and 5400 series. I have seen that both companies are really good, but would like your opinion on the windows listed above. Thank you for your time and opinion and keep up the good work.

Bill - Homeowner - from 2018

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Bill, $600 per window for the Sunrise Essentials strikes me as pricey at first glance. Have you tried for a quote on the Sunrise Classic/Standard? I would be curious how this compared. Better extrusion, better numbers on that unit. You might try another Sunrise dealer in your area just to see how close they are to one another. You'd be surprised the price disparity for the same exact product.

The Wincore 7700 is a solid unit, comparable to the Simonton 5500 series, which is itself quite good. I would hope you could get the 7700 in that $600 price range. I like Wincore, especially the 7700 model.

Have you tried a quote from a Soft-Lite dealer, maybe on the Classic or Pro series? This might give you the three bids you need to get your sample pricing and to use as leverage to try and get the best price from the three dealers.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

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Thanks for your prompt response. I have had another meeting with the Wincore rep and I have been given a quote on the 7700 series of $928 for two windows. This includes install, replacing the trim, fiberglass insulation, and total clieanup including hauling the old windows and debris away.

I am really leaning toward taking the Wincore. I found that one of my neighbors used this same installer to install her Wincore windows and she is totally satisfied. Looks like a winner. Thanks again for your help.

Bill - Homeowner - from 2018

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Wincore 7700 Series vs. Enviroview Windows

Hi there, I have found your website to be extremely beneficial. I am hoping to get your opinion of my situation. We’ve owned our home for almost 7 years, we are making several large improvements to the home this summer, as we plan to stay there for a while.

My home was built in 1994, has a total of 19 windows (if we are counting the actually windows, some of these companies are counting the window area now each window itself so some say 14) mostly all pf them are original builder grade aluminum and a bay window area. I am going back with vinyl as I believe it will be the most cost efficient but an improvement to what we currently have?

Here in the Tulsa area, we seems to literally get the best/worst of both worlds when it comes to weather. Our winters get into the negatives sometimes and we’ve had 2ft plus of snow, and the summers get over 100 degrees with 80% humidity. Home faces the east and the bay and large upstairs windows face the west, so it is somewhat important to consider something that will help with the heating and cooling, especially the upstairs.

I am struggling on what brand/company to even consider. I have the following estimates:

Lowes- Reliabilt 3201 - $9991.00, Pella 250-$10,126 and Pella 350- $13,447

Community Builders - Enviroview Windows - $11,858

Individual contractor- Wincore 7700 - $9800

I have Thermal Window (Local company who makes their own), Burnett Windows and Siding- uses Infinity from Marvin and Preservation Reserve, and Champion all scheduled to come out next week. I think other than Home Depot, Andersen, or Sears any other brand or company you think I should check in this area? I honestly don’t think I’m even going to bother with HD or Andersen based on what I’ve read unless you advise otherwise?

Thank you.

Rebecca - Homeowner - from 2018

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Hi Rebecca, Of the bids you have I like the Wincore 7700 the best. From the little I know, the Enviroview is a relabeled Alside Excalibur, which is not a good window in my opinion. I would probably put the Pella 350 on par with the Wincore 7700, which is obviously the much less expensive of the two. How is the contractor's reputation who is installing the Wincore?

Thermal Industries windows seem to be good so I would keep this as a possibility vs. the Wincore bid. Marvin makes good fiberglass windows, but they will probably quite expensive. Champion vinyl windows are better than Wincore in my opinion so I would keep this as a possibility as well.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Wincore vs Okna

Hi, I have a 1992 built house with original wood windows, 22 in total. I am looking to replace them all and I saw your advice on replacement windows and I am having a contractor come to me on Thursday to give me a quote.

Meanwhile I have 2 quotes one from home depot and other from another local contractor that is planning to install Wincore 7700. The quote is around $16,500 with a patio door installed with aluminum moulding outside and with windows with grills inside.

I was hoping for it to be around 12K-13K for best windows I can get like Okna 500 Delux, is that in the right range or is there some other advice you can give?

I live in Wisconsin.

Thanks in advance for your help.

K - Homeowner - from 2018

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K, for simplicity sake, I'll assume that the patio door quote is $2K. That breaks down to $650 each. That doesn't strike me as out of the ballpark of what I'd expect for the Wincore 7700 series. It would feel excessive for the lower end Wincore 5400 series. The overall bid is perhaps a bit high but that could simply be accounted for based on the size of your windows. Most contractors bid out their windows by the lineal foot, which isn't practical for our cost calculator because its way too complicated and time consuming.

The key to getting the best prices is simply to get a ton of bids. Not only will it give you a better sense of what an appropriate price is for your particular project, it will possibly draw out lower bids from companies who may need the work more. You can also use the bids you get as leverage to find the companies lowest price (which often isn't their initial bid). Also, bids can be all over the boards.

You are correct that the Okna 500 often comes in at the $550 to $650 price range -- get your next bid and see where it is. If you don't like it, get a couple more bids. The process can feel like a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Wincore 7700 Series

I replaced my single panes with Wincore 7700 and 5400 when I lived in GA a few years ago.

I have since moved back to the Chicago area. I am installing Wincore 7700 windows in my new house as the windows the builder put in the houses in my subdivision have been an issue.

Just wondering what you think of the Wincore 7700 for the Chicago area?

Thanks so much for your thoughts.

Carol - Homeowner - from 2018

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Carol, I think the Wincore 7700 is a solid vinyl window. Chicago winters are pretty brutal, but it should be up to the task. Assuming good installation, I don't see why you would have any issue with the 7700 series. Let me know how it goes!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Wincore Windows vs. Revere

I love your website as I am a first time buyer of 8 replacements ad 1 patio door. I am just starting the process of getting at least 4 quotes on mid and higher priced double hung vinyl windows. Living in cold winter and hot summer Wisconsin, I'm asking for quotes to include double pane and triple panes. The front of my house faces south. The rep selling the 7700 Wincore windows is pushing only the double pane as he says that triple pane windows aren't worth the extra $170/window cost and they have had issues with triple panes.

A second company is sending me a quote for Imperial LS windows by SoftLite and for Revere Berkshire Elite windows. The second company is quoting both double and triple pane windows and due to our climate and the way that the house sits, believe that that triple panes are worth the extra money-don't have his quote yet but estimated the cost difference to be less than $150.

Question-are triple pane windows worth the extra money as I am planning on staying in my home for at least 15 years.Could it just be that the Wincore windows aren't engineered for the extra pane??

Thank you.

Tom - Homeowner - from 2018

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Tom, my personal belief is that triple pane windows aren't worth it -- unless you live in a very cold climate, and then they are. So basically I think they do make a lot of sense for Wisconsin.

I think you are exactly right in saying that the Wincore rep doesn't trust their triple pane. I like Wincore by the way but if the rep is saying don't trust it, then don't trust it.

I might have the same reservations on the Revere Berkshire Elite windows, but I don't quite know the window to say for sure.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is one of my top five vinyl windows out there and if you went triple pane, you really couldn't do much better. I would strongly urge you to go with this option if you can. I would use the bids from the other two companies to try and find the Soft-Lite reps floor price.

Negotiate A Price Quote.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Wincore Windows Reviews vs Window Nation

I received the following quote from Window Nation for 12 39x54 double hungs: Window Nation to furnish and install the following: 12 windows ULTRA-VIEW MODEL

Clean up and haul away the debris. .07 Air infiltration rating. Lead- Safe Certified: Window Nation is lead-safe certified and embraces the EPA’s safety guidelines for proper handling and disposal of lead contaminated materials.

Total Price: $15,144

FINAL PRICE: $ 6300.00 good until 12/31/2017

I have also received quotes for the Wincore 7700 series from a local supplier for $230 out the door, and an instill price from a contractor for $100 per window, including capping and caulking. Window nation has come down several times since they came out two weeks ago, is their “Final Price” worth it? Is it better than the Wincore?

I live in Cleveland, OH

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2017

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Kevin, Window Nation offers nice windows and the Ultra View is quite a good window. However, the Wincore 7700 is a pretty darn good vinyl window and the price you were quoted is REALLY good. The $100 for the install is average (the fact that it includes capping seems very competitive). The Wincore 7700 for $350 installed per window is a VERY good deal.

How funny is that that Window Nation started out at $15K and now their price is $6K?

I'm on the fence here. For $6300, I might would go with Window Nation, but I would be tempted to go with the Wincore 7700. I might see if you can order the 7700 with a foam injected fill, upgraded glass package and a reinforced sill and see how much that would run you. Those upgrades would turn the 7700 into a very solid vinyl window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

7700 Series vs PGT 5400

I have a quote for PGT 5400 Energy Vue & Wincore 7700 windows. The money is the same. I am ordering 7 windows in Ocala Florida for a stick frame house. $2300 is the price for either brand, but which is the better window. Thank you.

Mark - Homeowner - from 2017

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Mark, both the PGT 5400 Energy Vue and the Wincore 7700 windows are, in my opinion, good vinyl windows. I'm not sure I can rate one over the other. I would instead turn from the windows themselves to the installers, and use that as the basis of my decision of who to go with. Reputation, reviews, references, how long they've been in business, you gut reaction to each.

By the way, getting either of these windows installed for roughly $325 per window is a smoking deal. I would have suggested you try and negotiate the price and choose the one who drops it the most, but I don't see how much lower they can go for the windows they are offering you.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

[Mark's Answer]

Thank you for responding so quickly to my question. Both windows to my untrained eye seemed good & somewhat equal. I think PGT has better warranty that will be beneficial 50 yrs from now long after I'm dead and gone. I figure if they will put anything prorated that strong at 50 yrs & beyond they are more willing than Wincore to stand behind their product .

I think the only thing I noticed was the Wincore 7700 came with low E & argon gas, & the PGT only came with Low E. In Florida I think I can live without the low E due to are milder winters. Again thank you for quick response as your pro input is very influential to me in product purchased & I think I have chosen the better installer.

Mark - Homeowner - from 2017

Wincore 7700 Windows Reviews

Tim, We are looking to replace all windows in our 35 year-old home. Our contractor is a Simonton Contractor. We would use 5 picture windows, 4 sliders, 3 single or double hung, and enlarging the kitchen window to as big as possible. We live in Austin, TX. >Questions:

1) Do you recommend Simonton? If so, which model would be a mid-range to mid-range+ and, if you had to guess, how much might we expect to pay?

2) What do you think of the Simonton Pro-Contractor replacement windows? Where do these fall in terms of quality, look, and price relative to other common brands?

3) What do you think of the Wincore Windows 7700 Series? How to the Simonton windows you recommend compare to these?

4) If we were going to enlarge our dining room window as much as possible, like a wall or 3/5 of a wall, what brand, make and model would you recommend?

5) How do we verify if a contractor is competent and reasonable and knows what they are doing?

6) How much quieter will 3-pane windows be relative to 2-pane?

I know this is a lot. I appreciate any information you may be able to share with us and/or any advice you may be able to provide.

Arcelia- Homeowner - from 2017

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Arcelia, Simonton windows are generally considered a solid manufacturer, nothing special in terms of looks or overall quality, but a decent mid range manufacturer. I always say they are like the "Ford" motor company of windows. Like Ford, they make a number of windows and I would put the ProFinish Contractor in the low-mid of range vinyl window quality. (I'm assuming this is the model you are talking about, although you didn't mention the ProFinish part anywhere in your email)

The ProFinish comes in three models itself; the Builder, Contractor and the Master. The Contractor is a very similar window to the Simonton Asure series. I think if it were me, I would feel more comfortable pressing him to price out the ProFinish Master window. I feel like the Master model offers some nicer standard features and would provide some more durability and performance over the Contractor model.

Wincore makes two models, the 5400 and the 7700. I definitely like the 7700 model over the 5400. I like this window and this manufacturer, perhaps a bit more than Simonton, but only because they are smaller and offer a little more of a personal touch over Simonton, which is the largest window manufacturer in the United States. Pros and cons to both. I think I would give the edge to the Wincore 7700 series over the Simonton ProFinish Master, but I'd have to look at the following performance data before I stuck to my own opinion:

Design Pressure
Air Infiltration
Condensation Resistance

I would stick with the same brand of window for the whole project for the sake of continuity, although if the opening is too wide across, you may have to use an aluminum clad window to support the weight across the span. This is where a good contractor comes in.

Triple pane windows will help some with the performance such as U-factor and could have an impact on sound reduction. The biggest issue with sound attenuation is the distance or space between the panes (different glass thicknesses as well but typically triple pane glass is the exact same thickness and this doesn't help much). If the triple pane option uses a deeper of thicker window frame and therefore provide more space between pane 1 and 3, then there will be some nice noise reduction. If the depth of the window frame between pane 1 and 3 is unchanged (i.e. the manufacturer basically slides one more pane between the standard pane1 pane2, then the only change would be the glass, so therefore not a ton, but a bit).

Verifying a good contractor for me begins with rock solid references. If they have worked with homes in the community, get several referrals and call up the homeowners and ask about the experience overall, the work, how it's held up, any financial problems that arose. Then check with the BBB website, look for online or social reviews of the company, make sure they are licensed and bonded.

Finally, structure the contract so that payments are made at different portions of the project, 1/3 up front, 1/3 at the half completion mark, and 1/3 at the completion mark. Also insist that there is a labor warranty guarantee in case anything goes wrong in the 1st or 2nd year. After this, there isn't much more you can do but just stay vigilant yourself as the project goes along, each day check the work, and look for anything that doesn't seem right. If it doesn't speak up -- contractors and workers tend to do a better job if the homeowner is looking at details because they know they'll have to go back and do it over if they screw up.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Richlin 900 Series vs. Wincore 7700

We are planing to replace three windows, two in the kitchen and one in a bathroom. The quote I have received in for Richlin 900 windows at 3,580.77. We can upgrade to Wincore 7700 Series with charge of 607.23 or Marvin Clad/Wood for 1,751.68. I do not know much about either company. I know Marvin in top of the line. What would you recommend?

Rich - Homeowner - from 2017

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Rich, I don't know much about Richlin, although I have heard some nice things about their windows. That's an expensive quote though for three windows. And are you saying the the Marvin quote is $1751.68? Because I would go with a known brand like Marvin over Richlin in general and if the cost is half of what Richlin is charging, then the decision a no brainer.

I definitely like the Wincore 7700 series, it's a solid vinyl window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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Wincore 7700 vs Champion

Is the Wincore 7700 and the Champion window, of similar quality? The Wincore factory warranty does not include glass breakage, but the remodeling company offers the glass breakage warranty.

Wincore & Champion double hung window quotes:

I just received a wincore 5400 quote for 11,850.

The Wincore 7700 quote for the 27 windows was 13,850. This supplier is a remodeling company, and I can only find good reviews from windows, to siding, to roofing, to bathrooms.

Champion came down to 15,850, this supplier also has good reviews in this area.

All things being equal I completely agree the Sunrise Restoration window is by far the best. But price wise, I am looking at other options. 26K for the double hung restorations, and 17,500 for standard sunrise single hung windows, just seems out of line.

Angie - Homeowner - from 2016

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Angie, I like Wincore (please check out our Wincore Windows Reviews page for more), I feel like they make a solid vinyl window. They're not the best out there, but with good installation, I think they make for a good product. I agree with you that $26K compared with $14K is a huge difference and I would go with the Wincore 7700 window. I think the 7700 model is worth the upgraded price from the 5400 Wincore model.

I'm not quite sure how Wincore and Champion stack up -- I think perhaps the 7700 is probably equal to the Champion vinyl windows. I would honestly have to look at all the performance specs to make that call, but that's what my gut tells me. I say go Wincore 7700 with the installers with the glowing reviews!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Wincore vs Relief

I've got a quote from Relief Windows to install 23 of the Wincore 7700 series and 4- Wincore doors; totaling $25,000 complete install. I live in Plaquemine Louisiana. How fair is this price. Really like the product and the people. Just new to window quotes.

Jon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

So without knowing how big the windows and doors are and knowing how much prep and replacement work is required, I can't tell you exactly how fair that price is. You need to get two more bids to know how that quote compares. Wincore is a very solid mid range vinyl window, I like the 7700 series quite a bit.

There is a Sunrise dealer out of New Orleans who will make the drive to Baton Rouge and give you an estimate. Sunrise is a great window, one of the best. I would also see if you can get a bid from perhaps a Simonton dealer on the Reflections or the Impressions series. Get these two bids and see how they compare. Then you will have a much clearer picture of how fair the quote is.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Wincore Windows Warranty

Hello, any info on Wincore 7700? Value and warranty? A relatively newer company offering us a quote. Thanks.

Corinne - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Corinne, I think the Wincore 7700 is a solid mid range vinyl window. Take a look at our Wincore 7700 Series page at our sister site for details on warranty, performance, cost, etc.

Newer companies are always tricky business, either they are working hard to get their reputation built up or they are making mistakes getting their experience built up, sometimes a bit of both. Make sure to ask them about their past jobs with this window and with Wincore. How did they handle misorders (which happen ALL the time)? Do they offer a labor installation warranty on their work? Do they have legitimate online reviews to look at? Due your due diligence on the company because the best window isn't going to be airtight with bad installation.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Wincore vs Pella

I'm replacing 30 year old aluminum windows and am definintely looking at vinyl as my go to selection. We currently have a bid for the Pella 250 window (installed at $575 per window), the Vista Platinum window (installed at $590 per window). I'm expecting a bid from Wincore on their 7700 window and I may get a bid from Soft-Lite.

I've done lots of research but it's all starting to get a bit muddled, there is a lot of confusing information out there! I'd like to get your opinion(s). Robbie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Robbie, here is my two cents on Wincore vs Pella. First off, you should definitely get the bids from Wincore and Soft-lite. Soft-Lite is going to be the best of the bunch, although they have lots of models so this has to be taken with a grain of salt. Their top end vinyl windows - the Elements, Imperial LS and Pro are all good windows, especially the first two. The Vista Platinum window is decent and I like the Wincore 7700 window. They are probably on par with the Soft-Lite Pro, which is an older model from Soft-Lite. The Pella 250 is a tier below these other series and therefore not worth the price you were quoted in my opinion.

I would suggest getting all of your quotes and then emailing me back and let me know the numbers and we'll go from there!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

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Hi Dane, we are building a new home and our builder wants us to select windows and doors quickly. We have been given the option of using Wincore 500 or Simonton (for a cost of $3,000 more than Wincore). We went to the showroom and were steered towards the Wincore 500 series, so we did not look at Simonton. However I’m reading lots of bad reviews about Wincore. Love your informative website, so any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Cindy - Homeowner - from 2022

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Cindy, I don't see a lot of poor reviews from Wincore -- or I should say I don't see any more poor reviews of Wincore over Simonton. I consider both brands to be solid, but nowhere near a top tier brand. They are both going to have very similar warranties and performance data. I consider them pretty equal in terms of quality -- but I also don't scour the internet checking out consumer reviews all that often.

Having said that, the company doing the installation is a big part of the success of your windows. So make sure you really do your due diligence on the company.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Wincore 500 vs. Pella 250

Good morning, Working on a new build plan with a lot of 3x5 windows, and can use:

Wincore 500 $232/window with between glass grid.

Pella 250 $403/window with SDL grid.

The SDL grid is nice…and that is not apples to apples. We are only doing grids on the front of the house though.

Could do the Pella with SDL in front, and Wincore sides and rear (about 10 windows on the front, 10 on the sides and rear).

Let me know your thoughts. I saw the Wincore had marginal AI ratings, but could not find AI ratings for the Pella.


Philip - Homeowner - from 2020

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Philip, the Pella 250 series is not what I'd call a quality window. Their 350 is not bad. I would go with the Wincore 500 new construction window over the Pella 250 if this were my project. I would imagine the ratings would be close to one another, pretty average for both.

There are certainly better options, but the price you have on the Wincore 500 is pretty smoking. I would see how much it would cost to upgrade to a better glass package and possibly a sill reinforcement on that 500 series. That would take the window into a much better place in terms of long term value.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

[Phillip's Reply]

Makes sense Dane, another option I just got that looks reasonable is Sunrise. They can do an SDL window that looks nice. Their quote was in the 250-300 ballpark.

I can't find any details on their website about different series-looks like just one product line, with options on the gas, etc? Would that be a good option to look at?

Philip - Homeowner - from 2020

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Phillip, Sunrise is a GREAT option. Much better than either Wincore or Pella. That price is suspiciously low though. Is that just for the window? The Sunrise Essentials is their lower end window and not the best window out there (I can't remember if that is available as a new construction though.) This one is probably on par with the Wincore and Pella,

The Sunrise Classic or Standard (basically just the Sunrise window) is a very good vinyl window and one that I would have in my house for sure. Check with the dealer that he is offering you the Sunrise Standard or Classic. If so, this is what I would go with in a heartbeat.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

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Wincore 8800 Reviews And Prices

The Wincore 8800 series is an impact window that is also called StormForce. The beveled frame has a 3.25 inch thickness, uses impact-resistant laminated glass, has an upgraded sill dam, cam locks and lift handle. This model is often sold through Window World and because of this distribution channel has gained quite a bit in popularity.

Performance wise, the 8800 double hung has a .06 AI, DP65 rating, .32 U-factor, and .22 SHGC. The 8800 StormForce impact window is a solid second tier hurricane window.
I would give the Wincore StormForce Series Window a 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.

Dane - Site Editor

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Wincore 8800 Windows Reviews 2024

I am looking to replace windows in my home. Impact resistance is required due to my proximity to the coast and location in Panhandle of Florida. I received a quote for replacement of 10 windows with Wincore Double Hung 8800 Series StormForce of $14,500 with indication that was at 50% discount from usual cost and included removal of old windows and install of new windows with new framing. I know nothing about windows and am trying to find out if there is another window option that is less costly but still provides impact resistance.

Diana - Homeowner - from 2024

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Diana, yes that is a good price on the face of it. Collect a few more bids a see if that holds true! I can send you my list and maybe some brands will be available.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

8800 Series Price Quote

Hello Dane, we are looking at the Wincore 8800 series here in Florida. We have 9 openings, with one of them being a small bathroom window. These will have to be impact rated for where we live. Curious what you thought of this bid? Love your site by the way, really high quality content - and not trying to hawk a specific window brand. It's refreshing.

8800 Price: $12.8K


Is the 8800 the only one hurricane rated by Wincore or are there more for example the 7700 series?

Ger - Homeowner - from 2023

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Ger, thank you for the kind words. so in terms of the Wincore 8800 series cost, I think that is about what I would expect for 9 impact windows fully installed. The 8800 series is a nice option and well made. As long as the company doing the install has good reviews, then I like what you have.

The 7700 series is their step up non impact series, along with their entry level 5400 series. 7700 is a thumbs up for me for a non impact rated option.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Wincore Impact Windows vs. CWS

Good Evening, I live in Florida and am replacing 19 windows and patio doors on my homes eastern exposure.

A few years ago I did the west side and used PGT Windguard 5500. I am generally pleased with the performance of the windows and the install. I reached out to the installer who did the work last time and got a quote to use the same product - the number was big so decided to shop around.

I have received quotes for CWS 8100 single hung - Low E 366 and Wincore 8800 series double hung - low e 366.

The job includes several casement and picture windows - in each case the casement and picture are from the manufacturers corresponding series.

I have what I consider credible references for each of the installers.

The PGT estimate is 63,000 including PGT sliding patio doors.

The CWS quote is 47,416 with CWS patios doors. These are single hung, non tilt.

The Wincore is 43,420 also with CWS patio doors. Note that these are the double hung tilt ins.

Any recommendations?

Thank you.

Brian - Homeowner - from 2021

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Hi Brian, so I would generally say that CWS and Wincore are on par with one another in terms of quality. I might put the CWS on top of Wincore, but not by much so if the double hungs are something you really want. Then the Wincore would elevate for me over the CWS. Plus it is obviously less money.

For myself, I would probably pivot from analyzing the two brands, which are pretty close to one another, to the companies doing the install itself. I would choose the company that had the better overall reputation and reviews. Both good options though in general.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

8000 Series Impact Resistant Windows

I did sign a contract with Window World for the wincore 8000 series impact-resistant double hungs. 31 windows in all. 8 all these are high performance glass package with Solar Zone elite. Miami-Dade approved. Grids are 8/8 contoured grids. Two very large picture fixed and 4 fixed transoms. They will be removing all the old units and installing all the new ones clean up delivery building permit, all included. The majority of the windows are 32 by 70. Please let me know your thoughts.

I don't think I mentioned, they are the 8000 series storm-force Impact series. Price for the package was $33,000. Also, Window World gives a limited lifetime warranty. The Window World of Savannah had excellent reviews from every site that I have checked including BBB.

The CWS Impact STORM STRONG from Window World were the same price: $33, 000. Let me know your thoughts. If you want any further information we did boatloads of research on all the impact Windows.

Linda - Homeowner - from 2020

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Linda, the pricing sounds good; about what I'd expect to hear for a project of this size. I know that CWS makes a good impact window. I don't know much about the Wincore Storm Force, but they look good from everything I've seen online. They each look like a viable option. I love the fact that the WW has a good reputation, that's great to know. I would ask the people there which window has a better track record and go with their recommendation.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Wincore Stormforce Impact Windows

Hi Dan & Tim, I have found your wincore windows reviews most helpful and informative. It’s great that you guys try help uniformed consumers make good decisions when investing in window upgrades to their home. I have found this process to be very confusing as everyone tells you their products are the best. I feel like I am shopping for a mattress!

I live in coastal South Carolina and have been awarded a small grant that will “help” with the cost to upgrade the original windows in my 1962 brick range home. (see attached award notification) The level of reporting required by the preapproved contractor has given me some comfort that the installation will be perform correctly and meet the standards of the program. (Miami Dade County standards)

The program provides a list of contractors to choose from and I felt comfortable with my contractor of choice during the home consultation and the window/door measurement process. The contractor will not be paid the awarded funds by the grant program if they don’t provide pictures and documentation as requested within the award notification.

1. Hurricane protection - I don’t want to be bothered with boarding windows during an already stressful time. I was in Charleston for Hurricane Hugo, and I don’t plan on leaving for storms. Below find my home location relative to the harbor and Atlantic. I am not flipping, selling, or planning on moving as long as I am employed by AstenJohnson.

I have been there for 19 years so I don’t see that changing. This is a forever home and I need to make the right decision with this investment. (Would you recommend another product? I really can’t afford going over 24k for this project but I didn’t tell this that. His quote is 20k. (details attached) Is this reasonable for the product recommended and installation?

2. A complete window and door replacement wrapped, sealed, caulked, insulated and installed to meet the manufacture’s and Miami Dade standards. I will be home to oversee the work.

Neal - Homeowner - from 2019

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Neal, I think the Wincore Stormforce Impact window is a solid choice that keeps your budget in check and will provide you with long term value (assuming good installation). The proposal looks good, but obviously I don't know anything about this company. It sounds like you feel pretty comfortable with them, which is great. All in all, the proposal and price looks very fair.

Normally, I recommend getting a few bids to get a better sense of the market price and there are lots of options out there. The problem is if you like the contractor and don't want to go outside of him. You could always ask him to show you a few more window/product options and pricing. His mark up or price point for difference products might be very different. This might be what I would do.

Wincore vs Viwinco

I am looking at replacing 26 windows in my Pensacola, Florida home with impact windows and have been looking at two options. Using Window World that uses the Wincore Impact window and a local company that installs Viwinco Oceanview windows. What is your opinion for the better window in this case?

And would you have an estimated installation cost per window in this area?

Dan - Homeowner - from 2017

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Dan, I don't know anything specifically about the Wincore impact window, but I would say that Wincore in general is going to make the better vinyl window over Viwinco. I would say that the Viwinco Oceanview window is a low cost impact window and probably not what I would recommend. It is the best window they make though, but in general Viwinco is considered a builder grade window manufacturer.

A couple other brands you may want to look at include the Simonton Stormbreaker Plus impact window, PGT and Custom Window Systems (both of which make a number of different impact and non impact vinyl and aluminum clad windows). All should be available in your area and although they may be a bit more expensive, they are typically regarded as very solid impact window options.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Dan's Reply]

Thanks for the feedback. The company I am looking at to install the windows quoted me about 25% more for the Stormbreaker Plus vs the Viwinco. Does that make sense?

Dan - Homeowner - from 2017

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Dan, that's about the price difference I would expect. Take a look at this article on how to negotiate window prices. Yours is a perfect case for seeing how low the Simonton dealer is willing to go. If you can close that gap in price, I think the Stormbreaker Plus window is the way to go from the long term perspective.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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Wincore vs. Simonton

Hi! Forgot, Simonton (thru Home Depot) windows? About the same price as Wincore...better buy? I have heard Simonton folks left to start Wincore. Will call tomorrow to check with ABC Supply on Vinylmax. Appreciate the help.

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Doug - Homeowner - from 2020

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Doug, Simonton and Wincore are pretty close to one another in quality and craftsmanship. But the Wincore 7700 model is better than the Simonton VantagePointe series. About on par with the Wincore 5400 series.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Decent Window At A Decent Price

Wincore really struggles because they don't have a great marketing department. They make a decent window with a decent price, and it gets good numbers and ratings. They don't have AAMA or WDMA certification, which is kind of a problem but they are still new. If they don't step up then they'll fold in a few years, which is a shame because they have some real engineering talent.

Steven - Contractor in Virginia - from 2012

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Products Sold At Sears

I've done a couple projects where we used Wincore windows and all of my customers seemed happy with the windows and so far no warranty issues have cropped up - knock on wood. The product was bought by the homeowner from Sears, which my own opinion is that Sears sells the windows at an inflated price, but offers decent customer service. I think in the long run, as long as you are fine with what Sears charges you, the actual windows are good.

Matthew - Professional Installer - from 2011

Installer Opinion

Wincore makes a great product. Based on Veka extrusions, the frame is well designed and engineered. It's sturdy and durable but still looks great. They're a fairly new company, and the sales and marketing need some work, but the window is very good and a decent price. Price them out using an online window cost estimator - I love the 7700 series.

Ian - Installer - from 2010

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