Slocomb Windows Reviews

If you’re looking for Slocomb windows reviews you’ve come to the right place. Slocomb is a small manufacturer located in PA. They’re the type of window manufacturer that I usually suggest avoiding. Is there any reason to take the gamble on a small vinyl window manufacturer like Slocomb?

The short answer is no. There’s nothing particularly unique about the windows from Slocomb. For that reason, I would say there’s no upside to taking the gamble on a small manufacturer like this. Since we’re here lets look at reviews of all of their window models.

Slocomb Windows Reviews

  • 115 Series
  • 143 Series
  • 643 Series
  • 177 Series
  • 677 Series

Is the Solcomb window warranty any good?

It’s decent but defininltey risky. Frequent readers of this site know that I always suggest working with large and well established manufacturers.

As an example of why this is, I just wrote a post about Serious Windows. They had a lot of hype and enthusiastic salespeople. Now they’re out of business and everyone who bought their windows is out of luck. They’re one of many companies who have suffered this fate.

So, the warranty from Slocomb windows looks fine. It’s a lifetime warranty on the vinyl and the glass. There is no glass breakage coverage and no labor coverage.

If you’re thinking of buying these windows just keep in mind that these little manufacturers can come and go pretty easily. Will you still be happy with your windows if there is no warranty or access to replacement parts in a few years?

Slocomb window information and detail.

Are Slocomb Windows energy efficient?

Slocomb windows are efficient but not any more efficient than any other vinyl windows out there. If you’ve heard any exaggerated claims about efficiency just compare the ratings to see for yourself.

Slocomb windows efficiency ratings and reviews
Here you can see the efficiency ratings for the Slocomb 677 series windows. These numbers are fine for a triple pane window, but they’re not remarkable or unique.

Here is a picture from the Slocomb 677 series brochure. You can see it shows fiberglass insulation shoved in the frames. I bet the salespeople love this, but they probably don’t tell you that it doesn’t do much.

slocomb windows insulation and efficiency
Here you can see the silly fiberglass insulation

Why do I think this insulation is silly? Because it doesn’t improve the efficiency ratings. If the windows are stuffed with this stuff, but they’re not more energy efficient is that sill somehow better for you? No.

The chart above shows a 0.22 U-Factor which is very typical for a triple pane window. So, that indicates to me that this foam is just there to be a sales pitch which is a little silly.

What’s the bottom line?

Slocomb makes perfectly fine windows. If you were my buddy asking me which windows to buy Slocomb would probably not be the option I would recommend. They’re a smaller manufacturer and that carries risks that most people undervalue. I think you can find a very comparable product from a larger and more established manufacturer. That’s what I would look for if the windows were going into my house.

There is one larger sales and installation company that pushes Slocomb windows and they’re one of my least favorite companies. They’re pushy, the offer very high prices and they’re one of the companies that gives all window companies a bad name. There’s just nothing attractive about these windows.

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. You can also find the most detailed window reviews on the internet here.

Remember, for more great window company info you can find our suggestions for the best local companies in 2023 right here. 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.

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Comments

4 responses to “Slocomb Windows Reviews”

  1. Rob S. Avatar
    Rob S.

    The .22 u-factor is on a double pane window not a triple pane. There is not a double pane window out there with that low of a rating.

    1. thewindowdog Avatar
      thewindowdog

      Hi Rob, that is a very low rating if it’s for a double pane window. What do you think they’re doing differently than other companies to get a rating like that?

  2. Rob S Avatar
    Rob S

    I find it interesting that you say Slocomb is a minor character in the industry. They may not be as large as others but Leon Slocomb was a pioneer in the vinyl window manufacturing. He holds 27 patents on vinyl windows and their technology is top notch. Their use of silver as a low E film is pivotal in their rating. They do not make a triple pane window. Most companies use foam as an insulator and that turns to powder over time and falls to the base.

    1. thewindowdog Avatar
      thewindowdog

      You’re saying you think they make their own low-e coating? That seems unlikely to me but it would be interesting. Do you have any more info on that? I would guess they’re buying low-e glass from the national glass companies like everyone else. If that’s not the case I’d love to learn more about it. Do you sell Slocomb windows?

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