Silver Line Windows Reviews

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Update: For several years the Silver Line brand was owned by Andersen windows.  The Renewal by Andersen salespeople were routinely out there telling people how horrible vinyl windows were while their company was producing and selling many thousands of them.  We always found that to be funny.  They’ve since sold to Ply-Gem who is a large manufacturer of vinyl windows.  We’ve updated this post to reflect that change.  

Let’s get to the Silver Line windows reviews

Silver Line windows are vinyl replacement windows produced by Ply-Gem windows. They had been opened by Andersen windows in the past and were sold to Ply-Gem in 2018.   If you’ve been exploring the replacement window market for any length of time you’ve probably heard that Andersen doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to vinyl windows.  Ply-Gem on the other hand makes a wide range of vinyl window products with Silver Line being on the lower end.

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Under the Silver Line (often written as Silverline) brand they produce a range of new construction and replacement window options.  They distribute the Silver Line brand across the country through various distribution channels.  The products are very similar to the American Craftsman window line that Ply Gem sells through Home Depot stores.

It is important to note that nice vinyl windows often compete with wood windows.  When large wood window manufacturers like Andersen get into the vinyl window business the last thing they want to do is cannibalize their very popular and very profitable wood windows.  So what do they do?  They produce low end vinyl windows that are not real competitors to wood window products.  Just about nobody is torn deciding between Silver Line and Andersen 400 Series wood windows.  They’re just not in the same ballpark.

Now that Silver Line is owned by Ply Gem instead of Andersen we haven’t seen any change to the products.

This is a smart business decision for Ply Gem as there is a market for lower end windows, but it leaves the Silver Line brand producing a price-focused product that leaves a lot to be desired.  If you’re looking for a really inexpensive option Silver Line might do the trick, but if you’re looking for a nice product you might want to save yourself some time and look elsewhere.

We’ll be reviewing the following models of Silver Line windows:

  • 1200 Series
  • 3000 Series
  • 3600 Impact Series
  • 8500 Series
  • 9500 Series
  • 9500 Impact Series
  • 9520 Series
  • Traditional Replacement
  • Traditional New Construction
  • Contemporary New Construction

As you can see Silver Line by Ply Gem offers MANY models.  This makes a little more sense for them than it does for smaller manufacturers as they do offer a very full range of replacement and new construction window products.  Silver Line windows are available on the east and west coast and they offer impact windows for hurricane areas.

We’ll be posting these reviews as soon as they’re completed.  In the meantime you can find the best window reviews online right here and you can also learn about common window sales tactics here.

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153 responses to “Silver Line Windows Reviews”

  1. Douglas Medlin Avatar
    Douglas Medlin

    I placed silverline windows in my house after a fire. Supposedly they’re top of the line double pane with argon gas, Now 14 years later all 15 windows are so discolored you can hardly see through them. Also disabled veteran I can not afford the $5000 to replace them.

    1. thewindowdog Avatar

      Hi Douglas, I’m sorry to hear about your trouble with the SilverLine windows. Have you looked into the warranty? I would guess it will cover the parts and not the labor. Depending on the type of window they might be very easy to replace yourself. I’d say it will defininltey be worthwhile to check with Silver Line to see what the options are. Let us know what you find out, I’m sure you’re not the only one in that situation.

  2. JW Avatar

    McNaughton development is currently building townhomes in Bluff Point located in Orland Park, Illinois. So far 39 townhomes are done with Silver line double hung windows. Unfortunately they are building another 13 and continue to use Silver Line windows but have switched to casement which appear not to be much better. . The Silver Line windows and service has been terrible. Windows originally had gaps where you could see daylight. 21 sashes were to be replaced but the replacement 19 of the 21 were sized incorrectly even though their warranty technician measured and ordered them. McNaughton is not responding to our requests for a remedy. I recommend staying away from this line of windows bases on first hand experience.

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