Find our Starmark windows FAQ below. Here we’ll look at all of the common questions we get about Starmark windows. If you have a question that isn’t answered we invite you to post a comment at the bottom to ask your question. We read all of the comments and will be happy to answer your question for everyone to see.
Starmark windows are made by Okna windows out of Pennsylvania. I assume they make them under a separate brand name because it’s a different sort of product. The composite Starmark windows are a bit of a different animal from the vinyl Okna windows.
Starmark windows are made of a composite material. They call it a proprietary composite blend. It’s a soldi material. that you can see below. The result is a solid frame and sash rather than the hollow frames you see from vinyl windows.
Composite windows are more expensive than vinyl windows, but I wouldn’t say they’re better. The real advantage to composite windows is that they can look very nice. They look more like wood windows and for some people that’s worth the additional cost. For other people, the price of vinyl windows is more attractive, especially considering the warranty and efficiency are about the same.
Yes, Starmark windows are energy efficient. As you can see from the picture above they are available with triple pane glass. You’ll find similar efficiency packages in both vinyl and composite Starmark windows which yield similar efficiency ratings.
No. Better is relative when it comes to windows. Starmark composite windows are a solid composite material vs the typical vinyl construction of Okna branded windows. To decide which one is better for you the first step is to define what better means. The Starmark windows do look more like wood windows. If that is critical for you then Starmark might be a good option. If you don’t want to pay the premium price for that different look then you’ll likely be better off with vinyl windows.
Starmark windows are custom made so they will take some time to come in. The exact time will demand on the options you order and the demand from other customers at the time. You should talk to your salesperson about the expected timing. We would typically expect to see projects completed in 2-3 months but it can take longer. Find more info on how long it takes to get new windows in 2022 here.
Starmark windows will defininltey be more expensive than many other options. The exact pricing will depend on the options you pick, the nature of the installation and the company or salesperson selling them. I’d expect to see Starmark windows for $1500-$2000 per window installed. You can find more info on how much windows should cost in 2022 here.
Yes. The Starmark windows come with a lifetime warranty. The risk is that the warranty is backed by Okna which is a smaller manufacturer. There has been a lot of consolidation in the window business over the last few years. It wouldn’t surprise us to see Okna windows purchased by a larger company in the future which might be good for the Starmark window warranty as it would add more financial strength.
Typically the people who will pick Starmark windows will do so for the look. People who want the look of a wood window and are worried about the maintenance of a wood window might appreciate the composite material. It’s generally been my opinion that a real wood window is better than an imitation wood window, but everyone certainly agree with me on that. Find more replacement window reviews here.
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2 thoughts on “Starmark Windows FAQ”
We are selling our 95 year old home ( just had Lansing Windows Installed and are pretty pleased with them). Now, we are having a home built by Lennar and their current window supplier can’t give them a lead time so they are planning to switch to Alside. Our son is a GC and he has not had a good experience with Alside and said their lead time is about 4 months here in Minneapolis metro area. Our Lansing windows took less than 2 months. With the Mortgage rates skyrocketing now, I don’t want our house to be pushed out another 6 months. We already had things postponed a lot because of our unseasonably cold fall, winter and spring here in Minnesota this season. I really don’t have much of a say-so in Lennar’s window choices but I would love to give them some advice from you as you obviously have done your research and know your stuff! I think they just want to get the quickest windows they can get their hands on but I’m not okay with that! This is our first NEW house, we lived in our last house for 42 years and I’m tired of having to repair and replace stuff. I have been touring houses that were less than 10 years old and have already had the windows replaced! I do NOT want to do that. Please advise oh dear Mr. thewindowdog. Maryann Madison
Hi Maryann, it’ll probably be best to talk with the builder about what brands they deal with and then explore those options. As you can see on the site there are hundreds of window options out there so probably easiest to start by finding out which companies they can easily work with. For what it’s worth we’re seeing simple Alside orders taking about 6 weeks lately, with some options like painted exteriors or patio doors taking much longer.