Stanek Windows Reviews

Stanek windows reviews

Stanek windows was a small local manufacturer in the Cleveland area until they were purchased by Great Day Improvements the owners of the Patio Enclosures brand.  Now they are sold throughout the country by Patio Enclosures stores and under the Great Day Improvements brand name.  If all of these brand names sound a little confusing it’s because they are.  There is a lot of marketing in the replacement window business.  We’re going to skip all of that to focus on our reviews of Stanek windows.

We’ve known Stanek windows for a long time.  When they were an independent company they had a reputation for high prices, high pressure sales and quality products.  Now that they are part of the larger company the sales tactics and the prices seem to have stayed the same.

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Stanek windows use the upgrade block and tackle balances which is a nice feature and it demonstrates their desire to produce a quality product.

A major drawback of the Stanek windows are their thickness.  The have very thick frames which lead to a significant amount of light being blocked out of the home.  This is an older design and it’s not found in most newer models.

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Here is a clip from the Stanek Windows website. It’s a bad sign when companies make untrue claims like this one.

One thing that really bugs us about window marketing is the silly claims that some companies make.  Stanek windows says on their website that no other windows can match the performance of their ULTRAXTREME windows (see pic above).  There are clearly 3 things wrong with this statement:

  1. Lots of windows match their performance
  2. It’s rude to talk in all caps like that even when you’re trying to be XTREME.
  3. Using an X for extreme hasn’t been cool since the late ’90’s

We’ll have our detailed Stanek windows reviews online soon including pictures and product details.  If you’re considering Stanek windows you should read through our other replacement window reviews along with our detailed info on replacement window sales tactics.

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9 thoughts on “Stanek Windows Reviews”

  1. One thing that is not mentioned but pretty relevant, is that Great Day is not honoring any of Stanek’s warranties. Anyone that bought Stanek windows prior to 2013 has no warranty.

    1. To Previous Customers of Stanek Vinyl Windows, Corp.:

      Stanek Vinyl Windows, Corp. ceased operations in December 2012. Great Day Improvements is neither related to nor the successor of Stanek Vinyl Windows, Corp. and has no obligations under any warranties that Stanek Vinyl Windows, Corp. may have offered customers who purchased from it.

      However, Great Day Improvements has recognized the challenges the loss of warranty benefits has caused customers who purchased Stanek® brand windows from Stanek Vinyl Windows Corp.

      As a gesture of good will, beginning September 16, 2015, Great Day Improvements is offering a new limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty to previous customers of Stanek Vinyl Windows Corp. who 1) bought Stanek® brand products that were manufactured, sold and installed in the original customer’s residence by Stanek Vinyl Windows, Corp; and 2) whose residence is located within Great Day Improvements, LLC’s current serviceable geographic markets.

      What this means to you is that parts for your Stanek® brand windows that are defective will now be covered under the new manufacturer’s warranty. Great Day Improvements current labor warranty is two (2) years so there will be a service charge to replace defective parts, but the parts themselves, in most cases, will be covered – which is the majority of the cost.

      If you have a warranty issue, please call our service department in either Cleveland, OH at (216) 341-7700 or in Milwaukee, WI at (262) 798-0500 to learn more.

      Thank you,
      Great Day Improvements, LLC

      1. This is a great move in terms of taking care of customers and protecting the image of the brand. I think Great Day Improvements made a great decision here.

        1. You must work there because for us in any state other than Ohio like Florida we are on our own! So my suggestion is to shop around there are many great window companies out there! This is not one to do business with! They are legally right morally wrong! Buyer be ware!

    2. Yes nor are they friendly buyers beware buy another product they are crooks and use the “we are not the same company ” excuse there are many other choices out there shop smart?

  2. Several complaints for this company.
    Day of install: 1) Installer damaged my wood floor dropping the window corner into the wood 2) Three of the windows did not open all of the way; 3) Installer would have installed a door over a board that had a rotted joyce if my sister had not told them emphatically “no,” as they said that we could fix it later (seriously?!!). It took only 30 minutes to totally repair the floor problem as a contractor was on site with materials for the repair. 4) Window cranks were very tight and it was quite difficult to open the windows.

    Weeks later for repair of the windows:
    1) Took time off from work for repairmen to come fix the windows, two people came and did not even bring the right tools, had to schedule another appointment. 2) Sprayed silicone on the handles to loosen how tight they were, and within days, the paint was coming off. I had to text my sales person for new handles and after numerous texts to my sales person Jason, I received a few handles.
    3) Over a year later, and multiple texts to my sales person Jason to get the rest of the handles to replace the damaged ones, I have not received any handles. Jason hasn’t responded to the last two texts. I would not recommend this company.

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