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.
What’s good about Stanek windows?
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.
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:
- Lots of windows match their performance
- It’s rude to talk in all caps like that even when you’re trying to be XTREME.
- 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.
What’s the bottom line?
I would probably avoid Stanek windows. Not because the windows are horrible, but there’s just no good reason to work with them. In my opinion you’ll find a better solution from a larger manufacturer.
What if I have more questions about Stanek windows?
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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. Whether you’re in North Texas or around the country we can probably help with a recommendation.
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.