Windsor Windows Reviews
Read 10 Windsor windows reviews from homeowners and contractors who knew the company and their products. Find additional pricing, see our window cost calculator.
Editor's Windsor Windows Review
Windsor manufactures three distinct line , the Pinnacle Series Wood Clad, the Legend Cellular PVC or composite frame and the New Dimensions vinyl window (they also make an impact window but its either part of the Windsor Pinnacle or Legend Series.) They are best known for their Pinnacle Wood Windows - exampled by the tag line on the website that reads "A Woodgrain Millwork Company." The Windsor Windows Pinnacle Series is available as an aluminum clad or full wood option with an interior wood species choice of fir, alder and pine.
Windsor Pinnacle Wood Clad Windows
Good evening, we are preparing to have a large palladium window replaced in our 24 year old house. The current window is cloudy and I am sure I have some
rotten wood that will need to be replaced. We are considering the Pinnacle Clad to replace our old wood window. The window consists of 4 parts. Two side windows, the rectangle unit and the half round. My question is this. Is the Pinnacle Clad a worthy window? We have been quoted a price of $3,170.00 plus $750 for installation. Your thoughts on the quality and price would be appreciated.
[Site Editor's Answer]
Terry, the price sounds reasonable, but honestly, custom type of work on these "elaborate" windows can vary quite a bit. You really can't tell unless you get a few bids to compare it with. That's what I'd suggest.
Windsor Wood Windows In Michigan
Hi Dane, I live in Central Michigan. We have a house that a friend of mine's grandparents built new in 1980. It has all but 1 Pella window in it. They have lasted very good but we are thinking about replacing some or all of them. Wood inside with vinyl or aluminum clad exteriors. We have 3 sliding patio doors, 2 – 8' units, and 1- 6' unit. They need to go this year we can make it happen. The others could probably go another few years if need be. I am trying to figure out what to use for replacements.
[Site Editor's Answer]
Joel, if you are definitely set on wood, then Windsor is a decent alternative to the Andersen and Pella. The fact of the matter is that all wood windows breakdown over time -- this is reflected in their warranty claims. I'm not the biggest fan of wood for this reason, but I tend to like Andersen. If you can be patient and find a good deal on their doors, I think you can get a good Andersen door at a decent price. Doors can really vary in cost, depending on whether its a standard or custom size so I'd price them all out and see how they compare for your measurements. The 8' and 6' sizes though should be relatively standard.
Windsor Windows vs. Lincoln
What are your thoughts on Windsor or Lincoln windows?
[Site Editor's Answer]
Honestly, I've never been a huge wood clad window fan -- I'm assuming you are talking about wood clad since you mentioned these two companies in the same sentence. If I had to pick I'd choose Windsor over Lincoln. My real pick is always a high end vinyl window with a wood grain interior. Much less expensive and much better energy efficiency, longevity and ease of maintenance.
Windsor Windows vs Jeld Wen
We're building a brand new home with a considerable number of windows and doors. I'm looking for a budget window that will last and look good in the meantime. Originally, I wanted to go with Jeld Wen, but then our builder suggested Windsor. I'm trying to find out if they are a better option than Jeld Wen?
Daisy, I'm not a huge fan of either of these brands. I'm not sure you can build a house with a cheap window that looks great and lasts a long time with no issues. I understand that that's what you want, but that's not how products work. Cheap products don't last. You should be looking for a quality mid range vinyl window. Take a look at our best windows page and look in our mid range section for brands that might be better and last longer than either Windsor or Jeld Wen.
Windsor Customer Complaint
I've looked at Windsors and from what I can tell, it's a good price, fast shipping and installation, you can get pretty much anything you want as far as options and custom windows, but the factory makes a ton of mistakes - sloppy fabrication and bad welds. As far as I'm concerned, they're fine for flipping or a rental but I don't want to live with them.
Winsor Legend Windows Review
Windsor's Legend is a cellular PVC window. It looks great, but Windsor has some quality problems that make me hesitate to buy them. They are a great price, though, and if you're on a tight budget you could do worse.
Windsor Windows Pinnacle Series
Were in the market for an aluminum clad window. I'm on a budget, but I still want a decent window. So far, I'm looking at Windsor, SEMCO, Marvin, and Jeld Wen. I like Semco and Marvin the best thus far. Jeld Wen and Windsor don't seem to be as smooth and have clunkier looking hardware.
The Windsor is a lower end wood window company. Their products aren't bad, but if you do want a stronger product, the Marvin is going to be the brand to go with. Excellent quality and workmanship.
Windsor Windows Warranty
Windsor offers a separate window warranty for each of their 3 models. The Pinnacle insulated glass is warrantied for 10 to 20 years (with a 30 year optional upgrade), the extruded exterior finish for 20 years, components for 10 years and the painted white interior for 2 years. The Legend composite window has a 20 year warranty on the insulated glass seals, components for 25 years, materials and workmanship for 10 years and factory paint of 10 years. The New Dimensions vinyl window carries a Lifetime Limited Warranty that covers materials and workmanship defects for the life of the original owner, is transferrable (the new owner is only covered for 10 years).
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