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 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 minimalist 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 windows, with a reasonable warranty.
Although Simonton is a popular brand, my San Diego replacement window company has chosen not to sell or install Simonton windows. At our company, we only offer replacement windows and doors that we have determined to be the best value for our customers–windows that are high quality, but still affordable for most San Diego homeowners. We also look for window and door manufacturers who truly stand behind their guarantees.
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. However, there are better options available, in my opinion. For example, our company recommends windows and doors from Anlin, a smaller, regional company that puts out an amazing product with an excellent warranty. If you’re in the market for replacement windows, do your homework and don’t necessarily just go with the most popular brands on the market.