Here you can find Vytex Fortis windows reviews to see if these are the best windows for your home. We’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of these windows along with the warranty, prices and more. Let’s get going.
What are the advantages of Vytex Fortis windows?
Vytex is a smaller manufacturer located in Maryland and they make three main window lines. The Fortis is a mid-range product. It falls between the lower end Georgetown and the higher end Potomac HP model in terms of quality and price.
This model has most of the same features and options that you’ll see on many windows models. For example, it has virgin vinyl and welded frames. It uses the constant force balances that you see on most mid-range windows and it has similar efficiency packages to what you see on many other models.
In terms of efficiency, Super Spacer is included in the glass packages and the overall efficiency ratings are perfectly normal.
What are the disadvantages?
Disadvantages to the Vytex Fortis windows aren’t a huge deal but there are a few.
For example, the air infiltration rate on the double hung is listed at 0.09 which is decent but higher (worse) than many competitors. We tend to suggest looking for a window with an air infiltration rate at or below 0.05 so this one is a little higher. That means it will let in more air when closed and locked.
Next, they show a lot of pictures of windows with foam in the frames in the brochures, but the efficiency ratings are pretty typical. Here are the ratings for a few common packages:
These ratings are perfectly fine but not really anything special.
One thing you can see in these ratings is the lower VT rating. That means this model will let in a little less light than other models with similar efficiency ratings.
Finally the constant force balances they use in these windows aren’t quite as nice as the upgraded block and tackle balances you’ll see in most higher end windows.
So, to summarize I’d say the downsides are the slightly higher air infiltration rate, the lower visible light transmittance and the lower end constant force balances.
What is the warranty on these windows?
The Vytex Fortis windows come with a lifetime warranty is is pretty standard in the industry. The warranty is transferable and also covers glass breakage. Overall I’d say the warranty is perfectly good.
I would suggest weighing the fact that Vytex is a relatively small window manufacturer when you’re considering the warranty. Over the years we’ve seen many smaller manufacturers vanish leaving all of their customers with no warranty at all. That’s one reason I tend to suggest working with larger manufactures.
What about Vytex Fortis windows prices?
The prices for a replacement window project can vary quite a lot depending on the scope of your project and the options you pick. For example, a window with triple pane glass will tend to cost more than a window with double pane glass.
If you’ve recently recieved a quote for Vytex windows I’d encourage you to share any info in the comments below. The more transparency we can provide the easier this business will be to navigate for everyone.
What’s the bottom line?
Overall I’d say this is a fine window. There are a few downsides so if it was sold you to as the greatest window ever I wouldn’t agree. There is risk in dealing with the small manufacturer so that’s something to consider when making your decision.
How can you get a second opinion quote?
If you recently signed a contract for Vytex windows and you’re not sure if it’s a great deal, we can help. In most states you have three business days to cancel an in-home purchase so you should act fast. You can get an online quote by email from my company here. It doesn’t hurt to see what the alternative would be.
One of our reps will send you an email with an itemized price list and additional product info. From there they can answer any questions and make unlimited revisions until you have the order just the way you want it.
It’s the easiest way to get new windows and the best way to make sure you’re paying a fair price for your project. If my company doesn’t offer windows in your area you can find other recommendations here.
What should you do if you think I’m wrong about something?
That’s easy, just post a comment below and let us know. It’s always my objective to share facts as I know them to be true and my opinions. If you think I’ve missed the mark on anything I would LOVE to hear from you. Please post a comment and I may follow up by email too. Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the site!
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