Gentek Windows Reviews 2023

Our Gentek windows reviews can help consumers get a better understanding of the quality of their Signature Elite vinyl window. Gentek is a Canadian company, but they have decent distribution in the United States United States. This is primarily through Window Universe, which has a number of branches in the mid Atlantic and Northeast regions of the country. most of it in the eastern half of the country. The company manufactures a number of different vinyl windows, but the one they sell the most of, by far, is the Signature Elite. This is their mid range window, but it is a solid performer as far as I’m concerned. At the right price point, I would say this is a good buy for many homeowners in the United States.

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>Bill – Site Editor

Gentek Signature Elite vs. Pella 250

We live in Kansas City in a 100 year old home and are looking to replace our original windows (40 of them). We have a colonial style home (picture attached) and want to try to maintain as much of the original character as possible. We want to be as economical as possible but also this is our forever home so we want something that will last and fit with the home. I’d like the grid lines on the glass versus the grid lines between the glass.

We received a quote from Pella (through Lowes) for the pella 250 series window with the grid lines on the glass. It was $43k for 40 windows.

We also received a quote from Window universe for $33k in the Gentek Signature Elite model.

Do you have thoughts on these quotes/suggestions for what type of windows/window companies you would recommend? I’d say our max budget is around $50k so we could upgrade if you think it would be worth it.

Jerry – Homeowner – from 2023

Site Editor’s Response

Jerry, I would say that the Pella quote is definitely the less desirable quote compared with the Gentek option — that’s a pretty darn solid window — just make sure that the Window Universe branch near you has good reviews/ratings online.

Bill – Site Editor – from 2023

Gentek Windows Reviews | #1

We’ve had Gentek windows on our house for years and I’ve mostly been happy with them. We never had any issues with frost or leaks. We did have a small problem with the release latches. They worked for a long time but after a while, the little plastic tabs broke. When the window opened all the way the plastic part hit the stopper above it and eventually it just wore out. Those exact latches aren’t made any more and I think the replacement ones are sturdier.

After my latches broke I tried to get the window company that installed them to come out and fix it. After several weeks I couldn’t get a response so I sent an email to Gentek. I got an answer in just a few minutes and the lady I talked to was awesome. She sent me free replacements and walked me through the installation. The customer service was excellent and I was really impressed.

Will – Consumer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – from 2020

Gentek Windows Reviews | #2

We had Gentek windows put into our home two years ago. We didn’t have any problems at first but a few weeks ago we started having tons of condensation on all of our windows. It’s about 25 degrees warmer inside than out, so we turned down the humidifier but it didn’t help. I called the contractor who put them in and he said the house was too warm but I can’t turn it up. I have breathing problems when it’s too hot and I never had condensation problems before. I don’t know if it’s anything wrong with the windows or poor installation or something else.

Gail – Consumer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – from 2017

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Gentek Windows Cost

Gentek window prices range from $550 to $850 fully installed.

Gentek Concord Plus Costs: $550 installed

Gentek Signature Elite Costs: $650 installed

Gentek Sequoia Select Costs: $850 installed

Gentek Patio Door Costs: $1800 to $3200 installed

Gentek Windows Reviews | #3

We purchased the Gentek Signature Series over 7 years ago and haven’t had any problems. I even told my cousin to use these when he was building his house. I do live in south Georgia so I’m not going to have issues with frost much anyway, but we do have some hard driving rains and I’ve never found any evidence of leaks. Condensation hasn’t been an issue either.

Ronnie – Consumer in Georgia – from 2015

Gentek Windows Reviews | #4

I replaced my windows with Genteks in 2008 and they have been okay. We haven’t had any frost or leak problems but we did have have one that didn’t fit well. The measurements were off by about half an inch, which doesn’t seem like much but it didn’t seal right. The manufacturer was great, though, and they sent out someone who replaced the bad window and they also gave us a discount on the others we had bought. It was irritating but I was happy with the way the company handled it.

Eric – Consumer in Alabama – from 2010