Wincore Windows FAQ

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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.

Who started Wincore windows?

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.

How long has Wincore windows been in business?

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.

Where are Wincore windows made?

Wincore now operates 2 manufacturing plants. Their newer plant is in Swainsboro, GA and their original plant in Parkersburg, WV.

Does Wincore make windows for Sears?

Yes. Wincore window company is the manufacturer who makes vinyl windows for Sears Home Services.

Are Wincore windows any good?

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.

Is the Wincore window warranty any good?

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.

How much should Wincore windows cost?

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.

How long does it take to get Wincore windows?

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.

What is the best window Wincore makes?

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.

Are Wincore windows energy efficient?

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.

Do you have a question about Wincore windows that was not answered? 

Post a comment below to let us know. We’ll add your question to the list so everyone has more info. If you think we’re wrong about anything post that too and we’ll be happy to address your concern.

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13 thoughts on “Wincore Windows FAQ”

  1. Anthony DeGiorgio says:

    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.

    1. thewindowdog says:

      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?

      1. 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.

        1. thewindowdog says:

          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.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    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.

    1. thewindowdog says:

      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.

  3. Trying to decide between Wincore and Polaris replacement windows. The Wincore is the 5400 series. Unsure, which series Polaris. However, any opinions on which manufacturers window is better?

  4. Laura Wilson says:

    How can I tell my Wincore 8400 has a non impact laminate. No where in the stickers I can find any info on laminate pvb.030? We were getting
    8400+PVB .030 sound and security package.

    Thank you so much!!

    1. thewindowdog says:

      Hi Laura, I’m not familiar with their specific stickers, but I would think it would be noted on the NFCR sticker that shows the ratings of the window. I’d ask the salesperson to show you where on that sticker the laminated glass is identified. It will also have a CDP# on that sticker. With that you should be able to lookup the specific efficiency package that is in the window and I believe it will show us if it has laminated glass. If you have trouble with it you can send over the CDP# and I can see if I can look it up.

  5. New wincore windows have been installed along with the screening that comes along with them. They appear to have a very slight green tint, or am I imagining this? Is it because of the screening?

    1. thewindowdog says:

      Hi Ed, you could check that by removing the screen and seeing what it looks like. I would guess it’s the low-e coating on the glass rather than the screen. There are a few common types and one of them will have a slightly green tint. If you’re in the south that’s a pretty common option, not generally our recommend type in the north or north-central regions, but it is used there.

      Since the windows are already installed there’s nothing you can do about it anyway, but I’d suggest you’ll get used to it pretty quickly. Give it a month and you probably won’t notice it at all.

  6. Phillip Hahn says:

    I had Wincore windows installed o er 4 years ago. Just noticed areas of fogging at the bottom of a picture window. Went to my files to find the warranty information. Apparently I neglected to activate the warranty. Am I out of luck?

    1. thewindowdog says:

      I doubt it. Usually that doesn’t really matter but I don’t have specific experience with Wincore. I’d say just contact them for a warranty claim as usual and see if it comes up. Let us know how it goes, I’m sure other readers will be interested.

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