If you’re looking for Parco windows reviews we can help. Parco windows are made in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and are generally distributed in the surrounding area.
These windows are designed to be installed quickly and easily which means they’re often sold by companies who are trying to be cheap. This could be a good thing as the prices will usually be low, but you won’t necessarily get the same quality you’d get from a higher end window wmanufacruer.
Are Parco Windows energy efficient?
They’re probably better than your old windows, but they’re not any better than most other vinyl windows.
In the chart above you can see the common efficiency ratings. There are a few important pieces of info here. First, these windows aren’t all that efficient. For example, a triple pane window will common have a better (lower) U-factor than 0.23. This rating is ok, but it’s certainly not the best you’ll see.
You can also see the VT ratings in the chart and they’re not all that great either. The VT rating shows you the Visible Transmittance or how much light gets through the window. Windows with thicker frames will block more light and that’s usually not ideal.
As an example, my company offers windows in the Northern Climate zone with triple pane glass, a 0.21 U-Factor and 0.45 VT rating. That would mean the triple pane windows from Parco will be less efficient and will block more light too. That’s not ideal.
What about Parco EasySnap Brickmould?
This is a relatively unusual feature that I’m not a huge fan of. It’s a feature that is intended to let the installer work faster, installing more windows per day. That’s great if you’re an installer, but what if you’re a customer?
In the picture above you can see the Parco windows brickmould system. To understand what you’re looking at, imagine you’re looking down on the top of a window. You can see the installation screws going through the sheathing behind the exterior trim.
This is how a new construction window is typically installed. The difference is that instead of using exterior trim to cover the screws Parco is selling a snap on brockmould trim in vinyl.
This sounds good, but I could see it being a problem if the trim falls off or if Parco is not around in the future to provide replacement parts.
To be fair I haven’t used this system myself, but I’m generally not a fan of new strategies that are designed to cut costs. In my experience they also cut quality which is not ideal.
What’s the bottom line?
I almost always recommend avoiding small window manufacturers. I’m going to repeat that advice when it comes to Parco windows. I’d look elsewhere.
What should you do if you think I’m wrong about something?
Post a comment below and let us know. It’s always our goal to post accurate info along with our opinions and I’m interested in your opinion as well.
How can you find a great window company?
When shopping for windows I do always suggest finding a great installation company before you fall in love with any particular window model. There are plenty of great window options out there but not as many local companies that are great to work with.
To know which companies to avoid you can find common window sales tactics here. That’s become one of the most popular sections on the site.
Remember, for more great window company info you can find our suggestions for the best local companies in 2023 right here. There’s no need to work with a company that gives you the run-around or makes the process difficult. There are plenty of fish in the sea as they say. The best way to get started is to check out our list of great window companies here.