Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

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Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

#1 Post by RandsRoark » Fri May 08, 2020 3:10 pm

I'm trying to choose between three replacement window estimates. One contractor wants to use ClimateGaurd Prosource series Virgin Vinyl. The other wants to use Simonton, but didn't specify which one. The third bid is from Window World, and they suggested their 4000 series.

Is this enough information to get some general guidance in terms of quality and value? I would be happy to provide more detail, or request more information from these three providers.

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Re: Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri May 08, 2020 4:30 pm

Never heard of the first, but anyone saying "virgin vinyl" is a red flag to me. Every window is "virgin vinyl" so that is like marketing a car as having 4 tires. i.e. not much special.

Simonton...gotta know which model he/she is quoting. If they didn't put that on the quote, another big red flag.

The last one isn't much if you ask the professional installers.

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Re: Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

#3 Post by RandsRoark » Fri May 08, 2020 4:46 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

When you say...
Windows on Washington wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 4:30 pm
The last one isn't much if you ask the professional installers
Do you mean Window World 4000 is not very good quality?

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Re: Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Sat May 09, 2020 6:24 am

That is the feedback from most pros. Yes.

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#5 Post by masterext » Sat May 09, 2020 8:10 am

At first glance, the climateguard “Thermal Force” looks pretty decent. The other one’s dont look too good.
As far as virgin vinyl, you do want virgin vinyl over recycled vinyl. That said, even with virgin vinyl, there are different grades of it.

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Re: Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

#6 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat May 09, 2020 8:29 am

Where is your project located? It might help in being able to suggest mfg.
Any special specifications?

wayne theWindowNerd.com

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Re: Comparing ClimateGaurd, Simonton, and Window World 4000

#7 Post by RandsRoark » Sun May 10, 2020 10:12 am

TheWindowNerd wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:29 am
Where is your project located? It might help in being able to suggest mfg.
Any special specifications?

wayne theWindowNerd.com
I'm in the Chicago area.

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