Okna Windows Reviews
Read 17 Okna windows reviews and discover information and details from both past customers and installers. Refer to our page on Okna windows prices for pricing and model reviews on the Precision Weld 400, Insul-Tec 500, EnviroStar 800 and the Starmark 900 Series.
Editor's Okna Windows Review
Okna makes some of the best vinyl windows out there, particularly the Okna 800 Series. The Okna 500 windows are less expensive than the 800 Envirostar and perhaps one of the best value vinyl window on the market. The Okna 400 Series is their entry level vinyl window and, although it lacks some of the nicer features of the 500 and 800 series, it is one of the top entry level windows you could go with. They also make an Okna 700 Series Casement and a 750 Series Awning, both of which get very good reviews from installers and homeowners alike. Essentially all of the vinyl models they make are very solid.
Okna 500 or Affinity Elite
I've had the opportunity of working with the Affinity Elite and the Okna 500 windows and this is what I have found. When it comes to air leaking rates, the Okna 500 wins hands down. With a .02 leakage rate, the Affinity is unable to beat it. That's pretty impressive considering that the 500 isn't the top . Also it's good to note that this window can handle winds of just over 170 miles per hour.
Personally I like the Affinity window, but there aren't many people that will say it's a better option over Okna. Most dealers will offer Affinity to customers that feel the Okna comes with a heavy price tag and want something a little cheaper. What I can't understand is why the Affinity is compared to the Okna 500 in the first place. The Affinity is a top of the range window, which the Okna 500 is the middle of the range. That being said the middle of the range Okna still offers fantastic U-Factor and air infiltration ratings. Okna have a good reputation and have been around for many years (around twenty), Affinity is still a newer window, which has only been around a short time, and this would be a huge deciding factor if I was a purchaser. I would consider either for my home though, I feel they are both good vinyl windows and are both good upper end vinyl choices.
okna 500 vs 800 series
We're in need of some advice for our home that needs 25 windows replaced. Our installer keeps recommending Harvey Tribute window and he's being persistent about it, but I happen to like Okna 500 and 800 series better. I'm a fan of their performance, numbers ratings and how they look. Then again, I also saw how great a Tribute can be with all the bells and whistles (tons of options with grids, krypton, triple panes, etc.), quoting at $390 when installed. Seems like a great deal. Some of our windows need to be smaller orders, which would be cheaper. But, I'm not just concerned with the price. I want something good too, and I want what I do pay to be worth every penny.
You should definitely go with something like the Okna 500 window. I'm not saying that Harvey is a lousy choice, just that Okna 500 is much better. The dealer and installer you choose for the job heavily influence the end-price, so be careful when you shop around for those. The cheapest dealer is best, but installers have to be good or you'll get a bad install that will cause issues. Don't skimp on the installer or they will skimp on you.
[2nd Contractor Response]
Harvey Tribute's might be okay to go with, but you would getting a better window with Okna. The 500 offers pretty good ratings with a.25 U-factor, 50 DP structural and about .02 for air leaks. In comparison, Harvey's ratings are .30 for U-factor, 30 for DP and .1 for air leaks. Harvey just can't compare.
Sunrise and Okna
Okna and Sunrise can easily be compared when it comes to their higher-grade lines. They both offer really good windows, even their basic ones. Those are noticeably better than a majority of the brands available, even ones that boast premium labels.
Okna or Soft-Lite
I'm getting really tired of looking at windows now, but I still have no idea. I need to replace 16 of my windows and have only barely narrowed my choices down. Can someone please tell me more about Okna 500's Insul-Tec and the Softlite Imperial LS? The quotes for each are in the $9000 range, with Okna more expensive. Opinions anyone?
Since they are each really good choices in terms of endurance and build, I'd go with either. Get a good installer and see which one they prefer to install. With a good install and one of these windows, you'll have them for a long time with the minimal amount of issues.
Both are great. I'm partial to SoftLite. They have great deals and a decent company. They have good Edgetech's Super Spacers. They're also easy to re-glaze should you need it. Okna is dependable as well, with good windows. Pick your favorite installer and the one you ultimately go with will follow from there.
Okna 800 Reviews
I don't doubt that the Okna 800 is among the best windows. It's got to be top 4, maybe 5 among vinyl windows. It's a double pane window with a .25 U-value, .01 AI, and a 60 DP. A lot of their competitors would have a hard time beating that. Simonton has solid windows with few issues but there's nothing special about them. Okna offers features and different options that make them a class higher. They can be compared to other windows like Gorel 5300, Soft-Lite Elements and Sunrise Restoration Series.
Okna 400 Window Reviews
I went to a dealer who gave me quotes for Okna's 400, the Precision Weld and for Gorell 5100. I need 10 windows total, in different sizes and design like double hung and sliders. I'd have to pay $5750 for the Oknas and $5950 for Gorells. The dealer recommended Okna more than Gorell and said that Okna's sliders are cheaper. Putting aside pricing for the moment, what would you recommend out of the two? Should I go with one of those or keep looking?
You could go with Gorell which has a decent window, but Okna would be the better choice. They're just in a different class. They price them really well too, and the energy efficiency is high. Get a great install and you'll be more than happy with them.
Go with Okna. You would be fine with Gorell, true, but I recommend taking a look at Okna 500s. You might pay a little more for those, but it's not much more and the product is great. I've worked with both Gorell and Okna over the years and would say Okna is my choice overall. I don't really have anything against Gorell. It's just that Oknas products are better in my opinion. I like the quote estimate for both, though, pretty good.
Gerkin vs Okna
I have about 10 windows that need to be replaced, along with a patio door. I am looking at Okna, which seems to get good remarks as well as Gerkin windows which seems to be a smaller operation.
The Gerkin AI number of .05 is only in their single hungs, not the double hung, but it's still an impressive number. Okna is a better choice, but it certainly depends on the price they quote you. Get quotes on both and then compare them. Either choice should be good, assuming a solid install.
Okna Starmark Windows Reviews
I've come across tons of information online and elsewhere for Okna windows. I looked at Starmark and thought the frame was too thick. The 500 and their 800 seem very similar frame-wise. I prefer the 800 out of these two because it has lifting rails that look better with a magnetic seal. I mainly decided that I don't like 500 because you can see the lock from outside the window, which isn't very safe. Basically, I prefer 800. It's going to cost me more, but that's worth it for the features I want. It also qualifies for tax credit, while 500 doesn't, so that's a major plus.