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.
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.
Have fun window shopping!