Simonton is a popular manufacturer of vinyl replacement windows for San Diego homeowners. Simonton windows come with many options, allowing you to customize your windows, and get the exact look you want to complement your home. Their windows come standard with Simonton’s double pane ProSolar Low E glass, and are filled with Argon gas, which is known for superior thermal insulation. Simonton also uses a premium vinyl product that helps improve their windows’ energy efficiency.
For San Diego replacement window customers looking for superior energy efficiency, Simonton offers a triple pane option (Eco3), as well as an optional upgraded Low E glass (ProSolar Shade) and their Supercept and Super Spacer systems.
Simonton’s Madeira line is for San Diego homeowners wanting the traditional look of classic wood windows, with all the benefits of vinyl. They come with a large selection of colors, finishes, hardware options, and decorative glass and grid designs. Madeira windows from Simonton outperform the ENERGY STAR standards, with U-Factor ratings ranging from .21 to .27 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) as low as .18 for windows with the ProSolar Shade glazing package.
The window manufacturer’s Verona line of windows boasts a sleek, contemporary frame design. Verona windows are very energy efficient, with a ¾” insulating glass unit, warm-edge spacer, and dual panes, but there are fewer options available when it comes to window and patio door styles, vinyl colors, and hardware. Verona windows must be upgraded in order to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines.
The DaylightMax line of windows from Simonton is for those San Diego homeowners looking for a minimalistic look, as it offers less frame and more glass than many replacement windows on the market. The DaylightMax line also offers multiple styles of windows, including specialty windows, as well as patio doors, including sliding and hinged patio doors that are available in many different configurations. You can choose from nine different exterior frame colors and four different colors for your window’s hardware with the DaylightMax line.
Simonton’s VantagePointe line of replacement windows is available exclusively at Home Depot stores. Within the VantagePointe lines are three series of windows and patio doors. The 6100 series offers a sleek, contemporary frame that maximizes the window’s viewing space. The 6200 series has a contoured frame, and the 6500 series offers custom color and hardware options, as well as the option of an interior wood-grain pattern. Both the 6200 and 6500 series offer windows with laminated glass for better security and sound dampening. All three series come standard with double pane Low E glass filled with Argon gas. Triple pane options are available on the 6200 and 6500 series.
Overall, Simonton offers good quality windows, with a reasonable warranty.
Although he doesn’t sell and install Simonton windows specifically, we asked San Diego replacement window and door expert Michal Bohm, Owner of BM Windows in San Diego for his thoughts. According to Michal, you can tell a lot about a window manufacturer by their warranty. He says,
A manufacturer should stand behind their product. If their warranty is extremely limited, it may be a clue that they have a substandard product. Always make sure you ask about the warranty details before you buy replacement windows for your San Diego home, as they can vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer.”
Simonton windows are not considered “premium” windows, but they are readily available, energy-efficient, and come with many features and upgrades that San Diego homeowners are looking for in replacement windows. Simonton windows were named the “Best Vinyl Window” by Consumer Reports in 2015 and received the award for “Highest in Overall Quality” by Builder Magazine multiple times.