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Simonton 5500 vs Sunrise Restorations

I received two quotes on replacement windows so far, Anderson 400 series has not yet quoted. Project is 14 windows in various sizes, mostly all 36 inch wide and 48 or 72 inches long. I live in Birmingham, AL. Each has extra thick glass, double pane, Argon gas, Low E. No panes, standard hardware, in frame replacement. All installation included and haul away of old product. I am guessing from reading the site that Anderson will be more expensive than these.

Simonton 5500 was $10,500

Sunrise Restorations Series was $12,205.

I also have a 6 pane bow window. Sunrise Restoration manufactured bow was $7,200 and Simonton 5500 was a 6 panel skylights which would be installed, finished and trimmed locally - $4,500.

Basically a difference of $4,400 more for the Sunrise but I think the bow window may be a higher quality finished bow window.

I appreciate your thoughts and comments.

Greg - Homeowner - from 2017

Editor's Reply

Greg, the Andersen 400 will probably be more expensive. The Simonton 5500 series is a nice window, but not as nice as the Sunrise Restoration. The Restoration is a solid top tier window. I would see how low you can get the Sunrise rep to go down in price.

Tom - Site Editor - from 2017


Simonton 5050 vs Vinylmax Edison

We are looking at replacement windows. We put off home improvements while I was receiving breast cancer treatment. Now we are doing windows.

One contractor sells Vinylmax Edison at 9,300. Another sells Simonton 5050 at 8,600, but says it has upgraded (thicker glass), better locks, etc., and that he likes it better than the upper end Simonton. This contractor is doing our siding and has a reputation for being "meticulous" in siding installation.

We prefer the look of the Edison, but have no idea how to compare the quality.

Any suggestions?

Thanks so much.

Mary - Homeowner - from 2017

Editor's Reply

Mary, first off, I hope the treatments went well and you came through strong and cancer free!

In terms of windows, the Vinylmax Edison is the much better window than the Simonton 5050, even with the upgrades he mentioned. If it were me, I would use the Simonton bid as leverage and see if the Vinylmax dealer will match the Simonton price. Tell the Vinylmax dealer that the bid is a just out of your price range and that if he could match the Simonton price, you would be ready to sign the work order. This approach is often effective for getting them to come somewhere close to the lower price.

My only other suggestion would be to get a couple more bids to round out your offerings. It is required, but you might find another good brand.

Good luck!

Tom - Site Editor - from 2017


Simonton 5500 vs Ply Gem Pro

I gathered that the Simonton 5500 is a better product than the Ply Gem Pro Series. I think Simonton also has better warranty than Ply Gem?

Tracy - 2016

Editor's Reply

Yes, I would put the Simonton 5500 over the Ply Gem Pro Series. And yes the Simonton warranty is better than the Ply Gem -- but honestly I don't put a ton of stock in the warranties. Most window issues happen ten years down the road and although the company may issue you a new window you still have to pay to have the window taken out and replaced -- which can account for a lot of the cost. The warranty (at least for me) is more an indication of what the company thinks of their own window.

Tommy - Site Editor- - 2016


Simonton Compared To Great Lakes

I don't really know that much about Great Lakes, except their prices are competitive and they look great. Simonton windows have glowing reports but they are expensive and Alside Sheffield windows are cheap and there is probably a reason for that.

2009 - Gary a Homeowner from Colorado

[Contractor Reply]

You're right on the money there, Simonton and Great Lakes are good windows, Great Lakes also has a great customer service team so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either of these. Alside is a window to stay clear of unless you are working with a very limited budget.

2009 - David a Contractor

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Simonton v Vista

I was wondering if the Vista windows are worth the money. I know they're made by Simonton, the only thing is they don't have the Simonton branding.

Lorna - Homeowner - 2011

[Contractor Response]

You have misread your information, Vista isn't Simonton. They are in alliance with each other though. Vista is based in three locations throughout the US, Oklahoma, Georgia and Ohio. I have done extensive research on these windows and have found they offer excellent quality for the price and I would say they are worth it.

Damian - Contractor - 2011


Simonton v Wincore

I can't really say if Wincore is as good as Simonton. When they first came out they showed us some of their windows and I thought they were very similar to the older lines, but I haven't seen Wincore in a while now.

2009 - Sean - Contractor

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The Ford Of Replacements

Simonton is like the Ford of replacement windows, they aren't the flashiest things on the market but they certainly get the job done. They are well priced out and I think offer good value for the money (as long as you get a good price). I really don't think the price point offered when they are sold through Sears is good, I think they tend to be overpriced then. I would also recommend that consumers go with one of their better models, the Reflections 5300 Model or better.

2011 - Steven a Contractor


Simonton vs. American Craftsman

If anyone ever tells you that American Craftsman windows are anything but a cheaply made product, then don't trust them. These are made with cheap material and barely meet the minimum standards for approval. Consumer Report ratings has good things to say, but its baseless. They don't review quality products and practically glance at bargain brands to get their options. I prefer something like the Simonton 6500 window over the American Craftsman. Just make sure you hire someone else besides Home Depot for the job, because they do a lousy job with the install.

Fred - Installer in NJ - 2012


Simonton vs Vinylmax

I am in the situation where we need to replace thirty six windows on a limited budget. We are removing the Masonite and finishing it with siding. Our contractor suggested Vinylmax Easton and Simonton 5050 windows. The quotes are coming in around $11,000, but I need to know if either of these windows are worth considering. My main criteria is the window needs to be decent quality.

2013 - Sienna a homeowner

[Contractor Reply]

I think the Vinylmax Easton is a better quality window to the Simonton 5050. The only problem is the Vinylmax comes with less options. That being said they have a triple pane which dramatically improves performances over the double panes by about forty percent. Vinylmax is a family business and are growing constantly. They only do replacement windows and concentrate on that to offer you quality. Recently I put a Hyde Park window into a family member's property and it is great. They offer great R-values and low air infiltration numbers.

2013 - Max a contractor











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