Fiberglass Windows Reviews 2024

Read fiberglass windows reviews from contractors, past customers, industry experts and homeowners. We have tried to provide fiberglass window reviews for many of the top brands and window lines, including Pella window lines, Marvin Integrity and Infinity, Inline and others.

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Fiberglass Windows Reviews

Read consumer opinions on fiberglass windows and our site editor’s response.


Window Brand Quality
Installation Requirements
How Many Windows?
Zip Code

Pella Fiberglass Windows

Hello Dane, I have quotes from Andersen, Pella and Sunrise for a whole house full of windows. It’s a bout 21 windows now since we have casements, 15 if we do double hung sliders. We want black inside and outside.

I’m having a hard time deciding on which brand to go with. Sunrise has triple pane units, Pella has fiberglass and Andersen has fibrex. Andersen quoted the 100 series, which I’m now reading is the entry level window and have mixed reviews. We live in southern Michigan and it does get cold / hot at different parts of the year.

Is fiberglass preferred over vinyl? Sunrise has a PVC hardened vinyl. Price wise they’re all about the same, which is why the dilemma. Price point is no longer an issue since they’re about the same.

Can you offer an opinion on which way to go and why? Thank you in advance!

Lonnie – Homeowner – from 2023

[Site Editor’s Answer]

Lonnie, you didn’t mention the Pella series, but I’m going to make the assumption that it is the Pella Impervia. For me, the Sunrise vinyl triple pane window is MUCH better than either the Andersen 100 composite (which isn’t really an entry level window in my opinion, more like a very good mid range composite window) or the Impervia. The Impervia for me is a poorly made fiberglass window. Yes fiberglass is probably the better material over vinyl , but not in this case.

I’d go with the Sunrise all the way…30 years down the road, that’s the window that I would put my money is still functioning well.

Dane – Site Editor – from 2023


Pella Fiberglass Windows Take 2

I did a bunch of research on the Pella Impervia and this is what I came up with…

Pros
– Duracast seems very durable
Available as a double-hung
– Has a thin clean profile
– Can be custom sized to within a quarter inch (nice for replacement)
– Can be painted (rep said standard finish is better long term option)

Cons
– Not available as a triple pane
– The balances seemed cheap & squeaky (demo model)
– Metallic spacer was just mid-range
Mid range U-value 0.33
Priced a bit high given comparable performance numbers
– Paint finish seemed a little wavy or uneven on demo

Steve – Consumer – from 2016

Read more on Pella Impervia Reviews.

Marvin Integrity Review

We had Integrity Double Hungs put into our home and so far we love them. For the price, we just couldn’t find a window that looked as good on the inside with the wood and had the protection of the fiberglass. I ordered a horizontal slider in the Integrity series but have yet to install it but am excited to see how this one compares. There weren’t lots of choices though, the sales guy said this was one of the reasons for the prices being lower than some of the other fiberglass window options. They pretty much carried stock sizes with a few glass options and no simulated divided lite choices. Oh well — they worked out for us…

Denise – Consumer – from 2015

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How Many Windows?
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Target Fiberglass Prices

Milgard Ultra: $550 to $650 Installed

Marvin Integrity: $600 to $700 Installed

Marvin Infinity: $650 to $750 Installed

Pella Impervia: $650 to $800 Installed

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Marvin Infinity Windows Review

I was completely satisfied with our Infinity windows. They are (nearly) as beautiful as our outdated 1930s style wood double hungs. They look great and the workmanship is great – they are top of the line fiberglass windows. I love the idea that they look almost as good as wood, with the great strength of fiberglass, high energy efficiency and they are almost maintenance free. I went with the divided light grids for the interior and exterior and was very impressed with the price. The installation went very smoothly (Marvin did the install for us) and there wasn’t any damage or scratches to the interior woodwork (which was my big concern on the replacements).

Jim – Homeowner – from 2014

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Serious Fiberglass Windows Review

After a good amount of research, we decided on the Serious 925 Series windows. As soon as the windows were installed we noticed a reduction in visible transmittance. On the plus side there is less glare. There were some small issues with the frame’s miter joints and have had a bit of mildew on the interior. We live on the East Coast and the winter has been brutal.

The price was roughly $4K over the Integrity All Ultrex — although the Serious option was customized a bit more (solar orientation). The dealer in our area doesn’t seem on it and we assume he is new to dealing with this window brand. We have had several delays and multiple deliveries on the one order, so that has been frustrating. Hopefully, by the time we move back into our house, all of the little issues will be ironed out and we can enjoy these beautiful fir interior windows.

John – Homeowner – from 2011

Milgard Fiberglass Windows

I have installed both the Milgard Ultra and the Marvin Infinity – I would say this; the casements are probably equal in quality but I’d go with the Infinity in the double hung. I think it’s a better window. Milgard pulled the Ultra DH (twice actually) in order to fix design flaws and was off the market for 3 years. There were issues with the compression jambs (water and air could pass through), paint finish, poor screens, etc. Milgard does offer a better warranty, but unfortunately their customers tend to need it more often.

Another problem on the Milgard is the quality of installers. Certainly not all, I just don’t feel that they have as high of standards when it comes to their distributors as does Marvin. I put a good amount of emphasis on installation (maybe I’m biased since this is my profession but I don’t think it’s a stretch…) so this is where lots of focus should be placed when considering any product.

Scott – Window Installer – 2009