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PlyGem v Jeld Wen

Does anyone prefer either Jeld Wen's vinyl or Plygems? I want windows with good energy efficiency and the tax rebate to save me money in the future. I live in the hot and dry summers of Idaho and their gentle winters.

Lori - Past Customer - Idaho - 2009

[Contractor Reply]

I don't think you should choose either of them, to be perfectly honest. They aren't the worst, true, but Plygem doesn't always have good lines. Some of the lines they got through Great Lakes are okay, but those they got from CertainTeed are bad. I'd still pick Plygem over Jeld Wen windows though. I'm just not a fan of them. Keep looking if you have more options available.

Matthew - Installer - 2009

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PlyGem Premium Review

I am replacing about 10 windows in a house that's going to be a rental. I really don't want to spend a lot on this. I don't want to put crappy windows in, but I do need to put something in quickly and with a low price. I am located in Milwaukee. What should I take a look at and consider?

Blake - Past Customer - 2010

[Contractors Reply]

You could find something with Softlite, but it would probably be over budget for your project. Simontons could work, but you should check out PlyGem. They have a Premium line that you'll probably like, both for the quality and price. There's nothing particularly flashy about it, it just works well enough. PlyGem Pro could work even better too, with just enough quality and a nice low pricing.

Leon - Installer - 2010


Ply Gems or the Simonton

We tend to get insane weather in Oklahoma where I live, so I need windows that can stand up to that kind of weather for years to come. I've been looking at a number of brands like Simonton, Reliabilt and PlyGem's Premium Series. It needs to hold up to weather like heavy winds, rain and such. It also shouldn't be so hard on my wallet either. What should I look at?

Clyde - Past Customer - 2010

[Contractors Reply]

PlyGem and the Simonton are pretty decent choices. I'm personally more familiar with PlyGem, so I kind of prefer them more, but you'd probably do well with whichever. The prices aren't all that different, so the installation will be the deciding factor. Get a good install, and you'll be happy with either.

Neville - Installer - 2010




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Ply Gem or Revere

I've been looking at Revere's double pane slider models and PlyGem's triple panes recently. Pricing seems pretty similar, so I'm not sure which to buy. I need something good in really bad cold weather. Any input?

Artie - Past Customer - 2010

[Contractors Reply]

I'd pick Plygem over Revere windows any day. It would be even better if you could get some nice glass in them too for a similar price. Make sure the install is good too, and things should go great.

Howard - Installer - 2010


Ply Gem's Warranty

You can find similar windows with a number of brands, like Plygem, Sunrise, Gorell and Great Lakes. It really depends on the line, of course. PlyGem has their lifetime warranty for glass and reviews show that they do a good job of honoring that warranty with relative ease. They've even sent me things that weren't covered in the warranty, which is pretty nice.

Harold - Installer - 2010


Ply Gem and Great Lakes

Who manufactures the Cutting Edge window from Allied Building's Products? It's a privately labeled window. Does anyone have an idea?

Jason - Past Customer - 2010

[Contractor Reply]

MI makes them. You can find them under the fame Xacts as well. They certainly have a lowe price, but they are also made from really cheap, builder's grade designs. If you really want to get an Allied window, look at PlyGem Premium maybe or even Great Lakes and their 5000 line. I would also take a look at some of the other brands like Gorell, Okna, SoftLite and Polaris. Getting something from one of them is worth whatever cost you come across since they hold up pretty well over the years.

Gordon - Installer - 2010


PlyGem And Their M&W Line

We're working on building our new home and M&W Plygem's vinyl windows have been suggested by the builder. Is it a good suggestion? I do want good windows installed, but we can't fit premium brands into our budget. Are these ones okay, or would you suggest something else that's better and has similar pricing?

Richard - Past Customer - 2010

[Contractors Reply]

I'm typically happy with Plygem, but Great Lakes came out with the M&W, which I don't like. They're low-quality windows, and you won't find Plygem selling it now. I'd check out the Plygem Premium Pro and the Contractor Series instead. You'd get a good one with those, especially if you go with on dot the best offered. Only opt for one of the cheaper ones if you plan to replace them within 5 or 10 years.

Chester - Past Customer - 2010


Ply Gem and Sunrise

I prefer the Sunrise window over a lot of others out there. They are among the best, in my opinion, and I wish that I had to work with these windows more often. Unfortunately, even though they've been on the market for some time, I barely got the chance. They are most definitely better than Plygem and Great Lakes though, and probably a lot of other brands out there. I don't know much about Seaways, but reviews are good for those as well as Sunrise. Terry - Installer - 2010


Plygem or Pella

I have the option of going with either the Plygem Lifestyle or the Pella to replace 6 sliders in my home. The quotes I received for each are pretty much the same. I would be working with different installers for each, so that's part of the pricing. What I want to know more about right now is the quality of each despite pricing.

Tyrone - Past Customer - 2012

[Contractor Reply]

You'll like the Plygem better, trust me. Get stainless steel for the spacer too, and you'll like it even more. They have weak sills, to be honest, since it's not the top tier windows, but if the price is decent then it's not so bad. Pella is just bad news. I would look at a few other brands if you have the time too, rather than choose that.

Nathan - Installer - 2012


Installer Review

Plygem's are pretty good in the mid-grade windows market. If you see it being sold as premium, don't buy it. You have to keep shopping and researching to get a nice deal. Make it even better with their energy package while you're at it, with sashes that are reinforced, a spacer made with stainless steel and frames that are foam filled. You'll pay a little more, but it will be worth the extra.

Terrance - Installer - 2012


Ply Gem or Vinylmax

I have been considering both Plygem and the Vinylmax. Vinylmax seems like the better choice so far, with a stronger build, nice welds and a much longer warranty. Plygem has a 25 year warranty, while Vinylmax's is a lifetime. I'd have to pay $60 more per window for the Vinylmax though, and I'm still not sure if that extra amount is really worth it. I don't have any issues paying that much unless it's a waste.

Max - Past Customer - 2012

[Contractor Reply]

Do you know what the number ratings are for each window? You'll want to look at those in order to determine if it's worth buying. Take a look at SHGC, DP, U-value and the AI. I'm not familiar with Vinylmax, while I'm familiar with Plygems. Vinylmax seems to have good features, but I do feel more comfortable with Plygem since a familiar company is someone I'm more likely to trust. Also, Plygem does have lifetime warranties. I'm not sure why you would think they don't, but they do.

Horace - Installer - 2012









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