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Best Vinyl Replacement Windows Consumer Reports

Searching for the best vinyl replacement windows by Consumer Reports? Discover which vinyl replacement windows they rated highest and how they match up against one another. CR mainly tests windows that are available to consumers, but not necessarily the windows the top contractors rate highest. We suggest our users compare the CR findings with best vinyl replacement windows. (Consumers may be surprised to discover that not one of the CR windows is listed in the top ten in most contractors best vinyl products.)


Best Vinyl Replacement Windows Consumer Reports

Wood windows are the most beautiful replacement options, but there's a reason that vinyl makes up more than half of the U.S. market. This is because vinyl is more affordable and offer a great many attributes for the price (check pricing with our vinyl window calculator), including energy efficiency, versatility and low maintenance requirements. Below you will find the complete listing of the best vinyl replacement windows by Consumer Reports. Ratings are based out of a possible total of 100 points.


How Consumer Reports Rates Windows

In order for CR to come up with a rating for any window, the factors tested include ease of installation, convenience of use, resistance to air and moisture (rain), durability and overall value. The windows tested by CR include many varied options in a wide selection of price ranges. Only those windows that are submitted by vinyl window companies anonymously will be tested by CR.


Windows Testing by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports provides window ratings based on actual findings, as well as actual window testing. They offer objective information about the comparative quality of the products, in stark contrast to the information you might receive from window companies that are trying to get your business for a particular product they offer.


Survivor Reliabilt 5600 (from Lowe's)
CR Vinyl Window Ratings: 73
Price: $180
0 Degree Resistance: Very Good
70 Degreee Resistance: Very Good
Rain Resistance: Very Good
How Durable: Very Good
Level Of Convenience: Excellent


Alside UltraMaxx Replacement
CR Vinyl Window Grade: 70
Price: $395
0 Degree Resistance: Very Good
70 Degreee Resistance: Very Good
Rain Resistance: Good
How Durable: Excellent
Level Of Convenience: Excellent


Lowest Rated Vinyl Replacement Windows By Consumer Reports


American Craftsman 9500 Series (from Home Depot)
CR Vinyl Window Ratings: 69
Price: $220
0 Degree Resistance: Very Good
70 Degreee Resistance: Very Good
Rain Resistance: Very Good
How Durable: Very Good
Level Of Convenience: Excellent


CertainTeed Bryn Mawr II
CR Vinyl Window Grade: 63
Price: $250
0 Degree Resistance: Very Good
70 Degreee Resistance: Very Good
Rain Resistance: Very Good
How Durable: Very Good
Level Of Convenience: Excellent


CertainTeed New Castle XT (Similar to Bryn Mawr II)
CR Vinyl Window Ratings: 63
Price: $250
0 Degree Resistance: Very Good
70 Degreee Resistance: Very Good
Rain Resistance: Very Good
How Durable: Very Good
Level Of Convenience: Excellent


Crestline CrestFit Vinyl
CR Vinyl Window Grade: 61
Price: $255
0 Degree Resistance: Very Good
70 Degreee Resistance: Very Good
Rain Resistance: Good
How Durable: Excellent
Level Of Convenience: Good


Pella ThermaStar 25 Series
CR Vinyl Window Ratings: 44
Price: $215
0 Degree Resistance: Poor
70 Degreee Resistance: Poor
Rain Resistance: Very Good
How Durable: Excellent
Level Of Convenience: Very Good








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