Best Replacement Windows: Features, Price, Pros, And Cons

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There are times when we need to change our home windows. This can either be due to damage or the weathering of age. You may also change your home windows if you are fond of keeping up with the latest designs or if you plan to install specialty windows such as impact glass which can lower your insurance, or insulating windows which can lower your heating and cooling costs. In this article, we will help reduce the stress that comes with finding the best replacement windows for your home.

Product FAQ

What Are Replacement Windows?

What Are Replacement Windows Used For?

Are The Best Replacement Windows Costly?

Are The Best Replacement Windows Easy To Install?

Where Can I Get the Best Replacement Windows?

How We Reviewed

We created our list of the best replacement windows while looking at different factors. While you might see some products you know, there are some you wouldn’t expect to show up. We have sourced our products from different customer reviews, third-party sources, and first-hand use. Each product on this list has different prices, quality, warranty, and features.

Overall Pricing

There is a wide range of window prices in our list. While the higher priced products might come with higher warranties or better designs, they are not necessarily more durable than the lower priced windows. There are other factors which might affect the price of the products, a typical example being the brand name. Also, the most expensive replacement windows might be easier to install or help reduce the cost of your energy bill (holding the air from your conditioner tightly inside).

What We Reviewed

Below are our ten best replacement windows for this year.


  • Pricing: Andersen Windows charges its customers between $$ and $$$ per window replacement. The cost of labor is not included in this fee, so you should have a higher budget per window when making a purchase.
  • Warranty: Andersen Windows offers one of the best warranties you can get on any product. This company provides 20 years’ warranty for glass products, and ten years for operable parts (windows with various compartments). However, labor is not included in this warranty, so either way, you get to spend something when a window gets damaged.

Andersen Windows is one of the best window-selling and installation companies in the United States. This company offers a variety of windows based on different factors. You can purchase windows based on their shape, design, material, series and other options.

Andersen Windows provides users with the best replacement windows you can get. Each of their product comes with a user guide and installation guide, and they even provide you with ideas for windows replacement. This company has four featured products; the Woodright Double-Hung Windows, the 400 Series Double-Hung Windows, the 400 Series Casement Windows, and the Narroline Window Conversion Kits.

When it comes to Andersen Windows, beautiful design is essential, and we can see this from their products. An example is the E series which has a stunning design both on the interior and exterior parts. This series has 50+ colors to choose from, while the 200 Series has at least two colors for each product under this category.

As for delivery time, Andersen Windows is fast and responsive. They have well-trained customer agents to communicate with you from the day you make an order to when your job has been completed. This is one feature we love most about this company as no one likes to be kept in the dark. Your delivery and installation might take between 4-8 weeks when ordering their products. This also depends on your location and the replacement window you chose.

Pros

  • Great communication
  • Variety of colors
  • Durable products

Cons

  • Late delivery and installation time
  • Labor is not included in estimated costs
  • Expensive when compared to the other brands in this list
  • Requires professional labor

Pella 35"W x 47"H Low-E Argon Casement Vinyl Window 748171613185
  • Beautiful Wood Interior, Hassle-Free Aluminum Clad Exterior
  • Energy-Efficient Glazing
  • Easy-Clean Feature
  • Fully Assembled, Ready to Install
  • Glass: Advanced Low E IG, Exterior: White
  • Pricing: Pella windows might cost around $$ to $$$ per window. However, installation is included in this price.
  • Warranty: Pella has a lifetime warranty for all its products.

Pella provides high-quality windows with insulating frames and triple pane glass which helps to reduce noise from the outside. This company offers high-quality services and products. Just like other brands on this list, Pella creates different windows, each differing either in shape, color or type. Pella specializes in creating fiberglass, aluminum, wood, and vinyl glasses.

Pella takes around 3-8 weeks to deliver and install replacement windows. The lead time might also be higher based on your location.

Pros

  • Different variety to choose from
  • High-quality windows

Cons

  • High price
  • Most windows might not be durable

Milgard Windows

Milgard Windows

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  • Pricing: You can purchase your best replacement windows from this company for around $$-$$$ per window. The quality and design of your choice will determine the amount you have to pay. However, this does not cover labor. Also, the price of a product depends on whether you are changing the glass, the frames, or both. So, if your window frames are still intact, then you should expect to pay a lower amount.
  • Warranty: Milgard replacement windows are covered by a lifetime warranty. Both labor and parts are included in this warranty.

This company has been producing the best replacement windows since its establishment in 1985, and they don’t seem to be slowing down soon. This company is known to have some of the best technicians, responsive customer support service and the best process you can get in the market. You can shop for different product materials from Milgard, with their best-selling options being fiberglass and wood. However, if you don’t want to follow the masses, then you have the option of aluminum and vinyl.

Just like Andersen Windows, Milgard has a variety of colors which their customers can choose from. For example, their fiberglass windows come with at least 16 different color options, while the aluminum material comes with at least three colors.

Time is money, and in this case, Milgard is one company you might get tired of waiting for. The average time for delivering and fixing windows is between 4 and 10 weeks. This waiting period can be quite frustrating, and it leads to low security. However, this depends on your location and the lead time might be reduced if you are living in a more accessible area. Also, the type of material you order will also determine the amount of time it takes to deliver an item.

Pros

  • Different materials available
  • Low window costs
  • Warranty covers labor

Cons

  • Long waiting time
  • The estimated cost does not include labor

Simonton Vinyl Replacement Dougle Hung Windows
  • double-lining, energy rated glass and sliding window
  • PricingSimonton Windows offers one of the best replacement windows for a low price when compared with other brands. This company has an average price tag of $$-$$$ per window, an amount which can be considered cheap looking at the other brands in this list. The price may differ depending on the interior and exterior finish of the material and also the color/textile of desired windows.
  • Warranty: Simonton Windows provides different guarantees for each of their products, so we cannot state how long their warranty might last.

Simonton Windows specializes in producing vinyl windows only. We love this brand because of the many ways in which they are different from other replacement windows producing brands. This company has a very responsive customer support agent and great technicians that make installation faster and more accurate. Simonton windows come with nine unique groupings. They are as follows:

  • Reflections
  • Asure
  • Impressions
  • Stormbreaker Plus
  • ProFinish Brickmould
  • ProFinish
  • Daylight Max
  • Madeira
  • Verona

Simonton comes with 14 unique finishes, with eight as exterior finishes, and six interior wood finishes, thus offering you a variety of choices.
Unlike the former products which we have talked about, Simonton offers a low lead time, i.e., it takes just less than four weeks to get your replacement window delivered and installed completely. On an average, the lead time (i.e., the delivery and installation time) would be between 3 and 6 weeks. This also depends on your location and the manufacturing process of ordered windows.

Pros

  • Low lead time
  • Low cost of windows
  • Great warranty
  • Great labor service
  • Labor is included in the stated quote

Cons

  • Warranty varies per product

Harvey Windows

Harvey Windows

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  • Pricing: Harvey Windows cost around $$-$$$ per window.
  • Warranty: Each product comes with a lifetime warranty. However, labor and parts are not covered.

Harvey is a top home improvement company which provides services such as window replacements, bushes and lawn fixings, fencing, and other home and environmental beautifications. This company is one of the top producers of the best replacement windows you can get, and we believe users would be amazed by their offerings.

Harvey produces vinyl and wood windows. Examples of their vinyl windows models include;

  • Tribute
  • Classic
  • Slimline
  • Vigilance
  • Acoustic

You can easily choose any model of your choice from this manufacturer. However, you should note that the price of each model differs, as does the quality. Harvey provides windows with different shapes, and their products are easy to tilt and clean. This is one of the features which increased our interest in knowing more about this product, and we have found out it is also one reason their products generate high volumes of sales.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Multiple designs
  • Transferrable warranty
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Limited products
  • Limited variety

Modernize Windows

Modernize Windows

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  • Pricing: You can expect to purchase a window from this manufacturer with a budget of $$ upwards. Price differs per window model and type.
  • Warranty: We could not find any warranty information from this manufacturer.

Modernize is a company which connects homeowners to independent contractors for undertaking home repairs and fresh installations. Modernize specializes in creating vinyl windows, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood replacement windows. These windows are designed to conserve energy and reduce the cost of your electricity bill. This is made possible by their high thermal triple pane design, thus reducing the escape of air from your conditioner.

Modernize has over 15 types of replacement windows for sale. Some examples are; awning, arched, bay, casement, double-hung, egress, glass, garden, hopper, jalousie, picture, and single-hung windows. You can also purchase their transom, storm, sliding and skylight windows. However, the delivery speed and price may differ.

Since Modernize Windows uses local contractors, replacing your window should be faster. The only waiting time is the one involved in manufacturing the product. Apart from that, expect to get your windows replaced in less than a week.

Pros

  • Extra fast lead time
  • Cheap products
  • Different variety to pick from

Cons

  • Limited warranty
  • Labor is excluded

Windows Remodel Connection

Windows Remodel Connection

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  • Pricing: While we have no idea of the starting cost of this product, most customers have stated that the price per product can go up to $$$.
  • Warranty: We have no idea about the warranty details of this company.

We do not have enough information about this manufacturer, but different reviews from customers have shown that they are a credible source for getting the best replacement windows for your home. Window Remodel Connection is a company based in Austin, TX, and they offer only replacement and repairs of windows.

Pros

  • Offers fast repair and replacement service

Cons

  • Limited coverage
  • High labor cost
  • High cost of windows

HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor

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  • Pricing:
    The cost of these windows differs according to their type and color. Here is a list of their prices.
    • Vinyl ($-$$)
    • Composite ($$-$$$)
    • Wood ($$-$$$)
    • Aluminum ($$-$$$)
  • Warranty: Each window is covered by a different warranty length. However, labor is included in the warranty, regardless of the window type and cost.

HomeAdvisor provides great quotes for replacing your windows. This company connects local companies to homeowners, and the warranty is backed up by them. They are involved in creating four window types: vinyl, fiberglass, wood, and aluminum.

Pros

  • Fast service
  • Quality windows

Cons

  • Labor cost not included in pricing
  • The warranty might not be valid

Home And Bath Solutions

Home And Bath Solutions

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  • Pricing: There is no specific amount per window from this manufacturer. However, if you wish to get a window replacement, we advise you have a budget of $$-$$$ per window depending on the quality.
  • Warranty: Warranty information is given with the quote and differs per quantity.

With Home and Bath Solutions, you can get a free quote per window based on the design and your location. This company specializes in creating awning, double hung, and casement windows. Just like HomeAdvisor, this company is more of a connector rather than a service-based company. They provide you with professionals in your locality to work on your window replacement tasks.

Pros

  • Fast service
  • Free quote

Cons

  • Limited warranty
  • The price might differ from quote received

Porch Replacement Windows

Porch Replacement Windows

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  • Pricing: You should expect to spend at least $$$ per window.
  • Warranty: Porch Windows provides a lifetime warranty for all their products.

Porch is a company involved in creating top quality replacement windows for your home. Just like the other brands in our list, you can opt for changing a single window, or all the windows in your house at no extra cost or delay time. Labor is already included in the price, and the manufacturer’s warranty covers this labor. Thus, you don’t have to pay extra if windows get damaged.

Lead time for this company takes about 3 to 6 weeks, but it might be lower depending on your location and the availability of ordered windows. As of the time of this writing, this company is offering discounts per window purchased.

Pros

  • Fast service
  • Warranty covers labor
  • Price covers labor

Cons

  • Limited warranty
  • High price

Conclusion

We advise shopping from Simonton Windows when you wish to get the best replacement windows for your home. This company provides high-quality warranty, price and quality products. However, if you are not a fan of vinyl windows, then you should probably look at the varieties of products you can get from Milgard Windows.

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