Find our Wincore windows FAQ below. Here we’ll look at all of the common questions we get about Wincore 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.
The founders of Wincore Window Company are Rick Barton, Russ Tracewell, John Davis, Mike Davis, Randall Holden, Dave Jagdmann, Eddie Jett, Glenn Shive, Paul Dotson, Rob Mayhew and Cindy Dotson. Find more info about Wincore here.
Since 2007. Wincore windows was started by a group of former Simonton window executives in West Virginia and has since opened a second manufacturing plant in Georgia.
Wincore now operates 2 manufacturing plants. Their newer plant is in Swainsboro, GA and their original plant in Parkersburg, WV.
Yes. Wincore window company is the manufacturer who makes vinyl windows for Sears Home Services.
Wincore windows are perfectly fine, but not particularly remarkable. Wincore now makes 6 different double hung models including 1 model that is impact rated for hurricane areas and 1 that is a high performance model that is not impact rated. Find Wincore window reviews here.
Maybe. The Wincore warranty looks fine, but they use one term that is a little suspect. When they define the term of the “lifetime” warranty they say the product is guaranteed for the life of the product. Many other lifetime warranties will say they’re good for as long as the purchaser owns and lives in the home. Those are two different things. Suspiciously they don’t define what the expected life of the product is.
Why do they do this? I don’t know for sure, but it feels like it’s leaving the door open to say that the life of the product has expired if you have a problem a long time down the road. Warranties are typically written or reviewed by lawyers and lawyers like to define things. The fact that the term of the warranty is basically undefined here is suspicious to me. I’d be leery of this unless you had a warranty term spelled out in writing from the manufacturer, not from some local dealer or salesman.
The pricing for Wincore windows will vary a lot. For example, Sears Home Services has carried these windows and they’re known for offering some of the highest prices around. Other contractors or installers might offer much better deals. We’d expect to see Wincore windows going for $700-$1000 per window including installation. The final cost will depend on a number of factors including the commission that the salesman wants to make. This is why many customers have gone to ordering other brands of windows online with no in-home salespeople.
Wincore windows are custom made so it will take some time for your order to arrive. We would expect to see an order in 2-3 months but the exact lead time will vary based on many factors. You should talk to your salesperson about how long your order is expected to take. You should also ask what happens if that expected timing is not met as window salesmen are known to make unrealistic promises just to get an order.
The nicest window that Wincore makes is the 7700 series. The 5400 series is also a popular option. For an impact rated window the popular choice would be the Wincore 8800 series model from Wincore.
Yes. Wincore offers the same types of energy efficiency options that you can get from most window manufacturers. There isn’t anything particularly special about the efficiency of Wincore windows. If the salesman tells you they’re the “most efficient” or that they’re far superior to other options he’s just being a window salesman.
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6 thoughts on “Wincore Windows FAQ”
I am in the process of ordering replacement windows for my home. The installer wants to put a Wincore window next to another company’s window. He assures me that there will not be a noticeable difference in the appearance of the windows. Is this true? Do all replacement windows have the same tone of white and the same frame with…? The window is sizeable and in a wide-open area, so I am concerned that they should match exactly.
I would bet you lunch that it won’t match exactly if the other window is not made by Wincore. It could definitely be similar, but there is a 0% chance that it would be exact. There’s also a decent chance it wouldn’t be close at all.
Do you know who made the other window?
Thanks for your prompt reply. It helped me to come to a decision. Your question made me realize that I could access a picture of the other manufacturer’s window, Durashield, online. The sliders do not look at all alike.
Glad I could help. Every window company will make their windows look at least a little different from anyone else so the salesman can say they’re far superior. That means no two windows will ever look exactly the same unless they’re the exact same model. Good luck with your project.
I am considering replacing three dormer windows with either Wincore 1100 EcoSafe series or Wincore Dual Perfoemance 2200 series through Relief Windows. There is a $1700 price for the three windows. Do you feel that these are quality windows? Is it worth paying more for the 2200 dual performance series? Home Depot offers Jeld Weld for less than the Eco Safe. Any advice appreciated.
Hi Elizabeth, I haven’t dealt with Wincore windows personally but I am always cautious about the smaller brands. The Jeld-Wen option is definitely a lower end choice so I would not recommend that. If you’re set on the Wincore windows I’d ask the salesperson to walk you through the differences in the models to see if you think the 2200 dual performance series from Wincore worth the extra money. If they can’t clearly explain to you what you get for the extra cash the answer is probably that you don’t get much.