If you’re looking for Viwinco windows reviews we can help. Viwinco is a smaller window manufacturer located in Morgantown, PA. They’ve been in the window business for quite a while. As I recall they made windows for CertainTeed long ago, but that deal has ended as far as I’m aware.
Back when they made the CertainTeed windows they weren’t the best windows around. I worked for a window manufacturer back then and we would always use that window as an example of what you shouldn’t buy. To be fair, that was a long time ago.
Here we’ll be reviewing the full line of Viwinco windows including the models listed below.
Viwinco Windows Reviews
- Oceanview Impact Window
- Patio Doors
What about the tilt-n-lock hardware?
This is a feature that I’ve never been a huge fan of. It integrates the lock with the tilt latches so you can tilt in the windows by turning the lock mechanism. It can sound fancy and salespeople love it. When you see someone using it in their house the drawbacks become clear. it’s just not that easy to use.
I’ve been in customers houses while they’re trying to show me a problem with their windows and they just can’t get it to tilt in. The problem isn’t that the hardware failed it’s just that it’s not as easy to use if you don’t use if very often.
In my opinion this option is solving a problem that doesn’t exist. Tilt latches are easy, why reinvent the wheel?
Is the Viwinco window warranty any good?
The warranty on the Viwinco windows looks pretty decent. You get lifetime coverage of the vinyl frames and the insulated glass. There’s only 1 year of labor coverage which is a little short.
They also say they can just refund your purchase cost rather that fix a warranty issue. That might be a challenge in 20 years. For example if you paid $500 for a window now and then 15 years from now there’s an issue they might just give you your $500 back. In 15 years a new window might cost $1000 so that wouldn’t be a great deal for you.
Overall the warranty looks similar to a warranty you’d get from any smaller manufacturer. They make pretty good claims but they’re small. If they were to vanish next year like make companies have (see Traco, Gorell, Republic, Kensington, Serious, Vista and more) then you’d be stuck with no warranty at all.
You don’t want to undervalue the risk associated with these small manufacturers.
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