Wincore Windows Reviews

wincore windows reviews

Wincore is a relatively new replacement window manufacturer based in West Virginia.  Wincore was founded in 2007 by a group of former executives from Simonton Windows.  They currently produce 2 lines of replacement windows and 2 lines of new construction windows.

We’ll be providing detailed Wincore windows reviews on the following replacement windows:

  • 5400 Series
  • 7700 Series

We’ll also be providing Wincore windows reviews on these new construction options:

  • 400 Series
  • 500 Series

Beyond these Wincore windows reviews we’ll also be looking at the Wincore windows warranty.  The basics of the warranty are pretty strong.  There are a few drawbacks and it appears the warranty is structured to avoid claims in the first place.

For example, it says that in the event of a warranty claim the products will be inspected, then the replacement products will be produced (if necessary) for you AFTER you ship the old products back to the company at your expense.  That’s a strange one that we haven’t seen before.

Beyond that the warranty is pretty standard.  If doesn’t cover glass breakage and the insulated glass warranty is prorated after 20 years.

The cost of Wincore vinyl windows can vary quite a bit.  There is nothing remarkable about the products, so we wouldn’t recommend paying a premium for them.

Bottom line, these appear to be fine windows, but the manufacturer is relatively young.  The warranty is ok, but not fantastic.  We wouldn’t fall in love with these windows, but if they’re offered by a reputable company at a great price there’s nothing specifically wrong with them.

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32 thoughts on “Wincore Windows Reviews”

  1. We can attest to the quality of the Wincore product. We have been installing replacement windows for over 36 years. In that time we have installed most replacement windows you will find on the east coast market. Wincore consistently provides us quality windows for every job. If some windows aren’t approved by us, we have never had any issues with having a new product made and delivered in a faster process than the original lead time. You can see from our customer reviews, absolutely zero complaints about the Wincore window.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. We’d like to get our hands on a few Wincore samples so we can get to the video reviews, just haven’t found the time yet. We’ll get there!

          1. To the window dog as a further examine the windows the upper sash Springs which don’t even look like Springs there more of like a spiral rod pretty much popped out of a cylinder 9 out of 20 windows 5400 series wincore House was built in 2007 when the company first started I am looking for a recall or something before I take legal action.

          2. Sounds like your windows have spiral balances which were common back in the day. Have you asked them what the warranty was on those windows? I’d start there. If they’re covered by the warranty you’ll be in good shape and if they’re not you likely don’t have any legs recourse. Unfortunately new construction windows tend to be cheap and they tend to have short warranties. I’d start by asking them for a copy of the warranty from 2007 and then give it a read.

  2. I can’t find a full Wincore review on your site. I assume you haven’t gotten to it yet?

    I see your points on the Wincore warranty, but I can not tell any difference from the Simonton warranty (with Simonton breakage is only covered for 3 years, only on their double strength glass). Labor is not covered in either. Can you point out any material differences?

    What manufacturer do you recommend based on warranty coverage?

    Thanks!

    Steve

  3. I just recently had wincore 500 series new construction windows installed in my brand new attached garage which I heat. Being I live in Pennsylvania I wanted a well built window. After installation I noticed how poor quality these windows are. Save yourself the headache and purchase a better quality window. I honestly would not install this wincore window in a barn. I contacted the lumber yard where it was purchased and got the run around saying to wait till summer and see if it gets better. I don’t want a replacement made by wincore just take your junk so I don’t have to pay for disposal of these windows.

    1. Wow, that sounds pretty rough. Sorry to hear about your issues (months later). However, what was poor about the quality? Wincore has been extremely reputable and lenient with our Wincore window services. We purchase thousands of these windows every year. Yes, no manufacturing process is perfect, but what truly makes the difference is that these guys will make you a new window if you are dissatisfied. Maybe you received a poor service from your lumber yard where you purchased these windows from. It could also be installed incorrectly as well.

    2. A 5400 series window came down on my sisters head when she stuck her neck out the window the top sash came down and gave her a serious back injury she didn’t realize how deadly these windows are buyers beware new home owners beware children like to stick their heads out of Windows as well the weight of these windows are sure enough to kill that’s it. If you have Windows like this and your property you seriously need to contact the manufacturer immediately or give me a call 401 771-3866

  4. Which do you think is the better window for my apartment bldg? The Wincore 5400 LowE DH OR the Alside Mezzo DH? Have used the Wincores and was satisfied. My contractor thinks the Mezzo is just a good. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    1. To be honest I’m more familiar with the Mezzo windows and I think they’re a good option for an apartment building. We’ve installed them in several apartment buildings all over the country with good success. What’s the zip code of the building? I may be able to help out.

  5. I’m comparing the Wincore 7700 to the PGT 5400 . Which is better ? I live in Ocala Florida . I have a quote for $3200for 7 PGT windows vs about the same for wincore 7700. I think the 5400 PGT is the energy Vue line . For the same $$$ what’s the better deal of the two . Thank you.

  6. Looking at replacing 26 windows for my home in Pensacola. Have received quotes for Wincore DH 8800 Impact windows and Viwinco DH OceanView Impact windows. Any recomendations between the two? Also, would you know what the average cost to replace windows in this area would be?

    1. I’m no pro but I think you would be making a mistake not getting a quote from CWS or PGT . Bother these brands are made in Florida .

    1. I’m more family with the Alside than the Wincore. Did they tell you what the air infiltration rate of the Wincore 7700 was? That may be a differentiator.

  7. I didn’t consider the Alside just CWS ,PGT,& Wincore. I then focused on CWS ,& PGT due to quality & being more locally available for parts being made in Florida . I believe the Wincore is made in WV .

  8. Couldn’t tell you a thing about alside . I hear they are good . Wincore is made in WV I was told from Simonton people but don’t no much more than that . The Wincore windows I saw look quite nice ,& I didn’t go with them due to location of manufacture and I didn’t trust the locals installer . I went with PGT with a installer in A neighboring town due to local incompetent & scethy people . The PGT are also made in Florida where I live so I figured parts & service would be better . I will be commenting on my PGT windows in the future . They have been installed & I am dealing with one issue the installer will be taking care of (low e film put on wrong side when made ) on only one of windows I ordered .

  9. Just had wincore 7700 series windows , replaced my very old aluminium awning windows this month. Not sure on the quality, now that they are installed. Window sashes hit each other when opening/closing, some bow up in the center, difficult to lock windows, some do not close evenly even when locked down. For this I have great concerns, I brought this to the installers attention, I was was very insecure with his response, as per the sashes hitting- he simply stated if they break or scratch real bad, the warranty would replace them, and that it was possibly a design flaw, as per the bowing in the center- stated it would fall into place, as per difficult to lock- stated thats because of the tight seal, and if the locks break there covered by the warranty and can easily be replaced. Is this a norm for these windows???

    ON a personal note, I have a great concern of how well they will keep out the wind, keep in the ac/heat, due to they don’t appear to be closing evenly. They feel rather flimsy to me, noticed they tend to bend easily while installing, maybe that’s how all vinyl windows are. The framing is to wide taking away from the light coming in window (that maybe due to I’m use to my old aluminum windows which had more narrow framing which allowed more light), I find it odd aluminum windows were more narrow but definitely more sturdy of a frame. I don’t like the look of the corners of the wincore windows, not a nice finished look.
    Well thats my concerns, and present issues at this time, I’ve only had them for a week or so. I’ll try to keep in touch, please give feed back on my concerns!! It would greatly be appreciated!!!
    Sincerely, Tracey
    Have a Blessed day

    1. Sorry to hear about your troubles. I would talk to the company you bought them from and see what they can do to help out. I would assume that the sashes are not supposed to hit each other when they open. A reputable company would address those issues for you asap.

    2. Can you update me on your wincore windows? Are you happy with them? We are considering buying them but we have the same concerns you mentioned.

  10. We built a new home and the contractor installed (31 ) Wincore 500 series vinyl double hung windows. Ice forms on the inside of every window where the glass meets the sash ,some windows the ice forms around the entire window glass edge. The humidity is 28% and the thermostat is set on 82 degrees just enough to raise the house temperature to 68 / 70 degrees. When it is really windy I can hold a lit match in the window jamb opening and the match will blow out, every window leaks cold air to some extent. I put a thermometer on the window sash and the temperature would read 41 degrees. I bought Duck Max strength window kit to seal off the worst windows. Some of the triple windows (106″x 58″) make creaking or cracking noises when it is very windy and the center jambs move very
    easily in and out when pushed on. Between the double pane glass usually in the upper right corner there is a 2 ” metal strip with a small white plastic plug sticking out some farther out than others did I lose my argon seal?

    1. Hi Thomas, have you talked to the builder or contractor about it? They might be able to help out. It does sound like there may be an issue with the windows, but it doesn’t sound like you lost the seal. If you had a seal failure you’d have fog or moisture in between the panes of glass. If you don’t see that then the seal of the glass unit is probably good. Hard to say what is causing the air infiltration without looking at them.

      Are there curtains over the windows most of the time?

    2. I didn’t go with them I went with PGT even tho a friend sold wincore . There were reviews I recall not liking on the wincore that made me have second thoughts .i feel vinyl frame around the PGT windows was more sturdy . 2 years in notone problem since install issue that was taken care of in a week. Can’t say enough about PGT . I got more for my $$$ from them and contractor with windows and doors .

  11. I’m trying to enclose my back porch with Windows. The height has to be at least 78″. I’m looking at double hung windows. Currently I have 2 quotes.
    Window World series 4000 for $9500 for 14 windows
    Southern Industries Wincore 5400 for $11,475 12 windows.

    Also in your professional opinion do you think I’m trying to make the windows too high? I.E will they still operate properly.

  12. Just had new house built with wincore 500 series windows and not happy at all. Every double hung window has moisture in the middle where top and bottom windows meet when the temp. Gets 32 degrees outside. 11/5/19 is todays date. Moved in about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Live in north central kentucky. Window supplier says its to humid in the house. Had a humidistat that says humidity is 52 percent. Also bought another Psychometer. It read within 1 percent of the one i already had. It has not gotten that cold yet and i am expecting the problem to get worse. I think I have made a terrible mistake by purchasing or allowing these windows to have been installed into me and my wifes dream home. Will update as the weather gets colder. I have nevered reviewed any product before but I feel I needed to let people know before they make the same mistake I did. I did look for reviews before I considered wincore windows and I thought they were descent windows. Will update when weather gets colder.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to write and I’m sorry to hear about your trouble. Have you talked to Wincore about it? I know one of the manufacturers we deal with has a pamphlet about condensation that is really helpful. It shows what temps and what relative humidity levels will allow for the potential for condensation to form. People do tend to sometimes blame the windows when it’s really just an environmental situation.

      That said, I do think it’s a little strange to have condensation on the windows when it’s only 32 degrees outside. Maybe there’s an issue with the windows that they can address. Also, leaving blinds or curtains open a bit will allow air to circulate and may prevent condensation on your windows.

      Good luck.

  13. First of all, I wanted to thank you for the trove of useful information that your site provides to people like myself who do tons of research before pulling the trigger on a major purchase.

    With that said, I’m trying to decide if I’m comparing Apple’s to Apple’s in my decision. I’m replacing all 12 Windows in my home and have quotes from a couple of sources in my small town. Thus far it’s from the following manufacturers.
    Wincore 5400 and 7700 series
    Great Lakes 6000 Series (made for The Window Source)
    Magnolia 5000 Series

    One additional question that I have is if the Energy Performance Ratings are fairly close what other factors should I consider in making my decision (other than price and warranty)?

    Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    David

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