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Simonton 5500 Reviews

based on 5 reviews


Overall quality: 1
Locks: 3
Balance System: 3
Warranty: 3

February 11th 2012 at 8:26 pm

Window Comments

I am a remodeling contractor, have been in construction for 30 years, on my own for 11 years a licensed home inspector for 4 years my sales man at on of the suppliers I use sold me on these for my home. These are absolutely the worst sealing window I have ever experienced in my professional career. They block absolutely no wind!!! 2 mile an hour breeze comes right thru all seals. I have had to install the plastic sheathing on my windows and didn't have to heat to shrink fit, as the wind keeps them taught and bulging into the room. I had the sales rep and dominion area rep out and all they could say is it's my problem. What a load of crap. If you want a quality window, do not buy simonton brand A's they are the worst I have ever installed. Don't waste your money, I wish I never heard of them 6 grand down the drain!!!!!

Window Grade: 2.5
Install Comments

Installed by Self of MD

There are no problems with installation all with lack of performance and lack of customer service to rectify any customer complaints

Install Grade: 5.0
Price Information

Overpriced if they were free

Overall quality: 3
Locks: 3
Balance System: 3
Warranty: 3

October 11th 2011 at 9:00 am

Window Comments

I ordered nine 5500 windows and two of them were delivered with very visible defects that should have been caught at the factory. It tool two tries and three tries respectively before the idiots at the factory could get it right as far as sizing the replacements. My installer was very competent and I recommend them. They were in and out in about four hours and did a great job without wrecking the place. The sizing was very good and they didn't need much sealant. I think Simonton and their JD Powers award are a bad joke. They must have bought it. Their factory demonstrated an inability to deliver defect-free products. I must give them credit for the seven windows that were defect free. The design is well engineered, but somebody needs to kick some butt at the factory and get the processes under control.

Window Grade: 3.0
Install Comments

Installed by Texas Home and Commercial of TX

Highly competent. They know what they're doing and I am very pleased with their work. The salesman was very helpful and made a few suggestions that transformed the look of my house.

Install Grade: 5.0

Overall quality: 5
Locks: 5
Balance System: 5
Warranty: 5

October 29th 2010 at 1:14 pm

Window Comments

The window itself seems to be built to last. The vinyl looks very thick and the the welding seems to be pretty solid too. The weather stripping seems to be pretty good quality too. The locks work great. No shaking if you try to force the window.

Window Grade: 5.0
Install Comments

Installed by Local Contractor of

I hired a local contractor to install the windows. He did a terrific job.

Install Grade: 5.0
Price Information

I got 6 windows (3 twins) for $2000. I got the price through ABC Supply. The install ran for another $900. I had gotten a quote from a very reputable contractor in the area and the number was off by $1100. The only difference is you close the deal and stop worrying about it. I actually had to make my research, find a good contractor and find a wholesale place where I could get the windows I wanted. I guess you pay for convenience.

Overall quality: 5
Locks: 3
Balance System: 4
Warranty: 5

October 2nd 2007 at 12:29 pm


Install Comments

Installed by McKisson Construction of OK

Install Grade: 5.0

Overall quality: 5
Locks: 4
Balance System: 4
Warranty: 5

September 26th 2007 at 12:34 am

Window Comments

Although this wasn't my first choice for a window, I believe they will suffice quite nicely. In trying to meet my contractor's price, Sears offered a Simonton window. When asked if it was the same window, they admitted it was a less expensive window. Consumers should likely be aware of this. All-in-all I am very happy with my windows even though the contractor had to come back for one of the sliders that wouldn't latch.

Window Grade: 4.5


Price Information

I had six very large windows. So, even though I tried to do my homework, I really didn't know what a good bottom line price should be. I had four seven foot wide by five feet tall double sliders and two nine foot wide by five feet tall double sliders. The total price was $6500.

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