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American Craftsman Windows Reviews

Find out more about the American Craftsman products with American Craftsman windows reviews from homeowners and industry experts. Also, find out more on American Craftsman windows prices.

Good Bargain Window

If you're after a bargain window then American Craftsman is a good choice. I have fifteen years' experience with these windows and they have good customer service and a decent warranty. Don't go with anything below the 8500 series and you'll be alright.

2005 - Jake a Window Installer

American Craftsman & Consumer Reports

I was excited when I found that American Craftsman had been given a high ranking on the consumer reports. But then I started doing my homework and found that consumer report only tests windows which can be bought from a store eliminating the higher quality windows. So I went down to Home Depot to see for myself and I cannot tell you how cheap the American Craftsman windows looked. There was movement even once the sashes were locked. So don't rely on consumer report when making your decision.

2008 - Mike a Homeowner

Hiring an Installer

I would only recommend American Craftsman if you need a temporary window. Be sure to only use a private outside contractor, the box stores always go with the cheapest installer and that may result in poor quality work. It's amazing what a good installer can do, they can make the window look great and make it more durable, reducing the risk of leaks.

2009 - Brian a Builder

American Craftsman or Atrium

I am not a fan of the American Craftsman 8500 or Jeldwen, I think they are poor quality. If you really want to go to Home Depot for American Craftsman windows then look at the 9500, they are better than the 8500 series. If you can look at Atrium, they are good and the 3000 series comes with a lifetime warranty. Of course Simontons are my top choice but are more expensive.

2009 - John a Builder

See all of our Atrium windows reviews.

Design Problems

American Craftsman is the lowest quality product on the market. They are also owned by Andersen. They don't have a good design and I've found they often leak, they also use chap materials and the vinyl often cracks.

2010 - Mick a Window Installer

Contractor Complaint

I would only consider American Craftsman for a rental property or property you are in the process of selling, but otherwise I would consider these windows a complete waste of time. Their windows are engineered according to the minimum requirements using the cheapest of materials and I have never read any good reviews about them. If you're looking for a good window look at the Simonton 6500 series -- reasonable pricing and solid design. You can also consider Sunrise or Gorell at a similar price with much better quality.

2012 - Jason a Contractor

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