Okna 500 Windows Reviews
The Okna 500 window, also known as the Insul-Tec Series is the mid range vinyl window option from Okna and can be ordered as a double hung, single hung, picture, slider, or hopper window. It is also available as a replacement or in a new construction set up. The Okna Insul-Tec window is one of my top selections for best long term value window.
The 500 offers several improvements over the entry level Okna 400 window, including an improved sill wall, spacer and several additional features and upgrades. The result is a better looking and performing window from the 400 model.
Standard features include a 3¾" depth mainframe, beveled colonial frame, optional auto-lock, Heatseal spacer , full integral interlock, fiberglass mesh half screen, double weather-stripping, and fully extruded sash handles.
The 500 model can be ordered in an interior white, almond or cocoa. On the exterior, it comes in white, brown, bronze, cocoa, sandstone, almond, as well as a number of additional custom colors. Hardware comes in the three interior frame colors.
Review By John M. - Site Editor - 2015
Okna Insul-tec Deluxe vs. Sunrise Restorations
I have come down to three windows. (5 awning and 8 double-hung).
Soft-lite Pro $7245 for the 13 windows.
Restorations by Sunrise (Ultra U) $8700 for the 13 windows.
Insul-tec by OKNA Deluxe $9448 for the 13 windows.
Mark - Homeowner - March, 2018
Website Editor's Answer
Mark, let me first say that all of the windows you have quotes on are very good. The Sunrise Restorations is the best deal of the bunch. It's probably my second favorite vinyl window behind the Okna 800 series, which is better than the 500 Insultec series that you have a quote on. The Sunrise Restorations is fantastic.
Editor John M. - March, 2018
Okna 500 Series vs Vinylmax Edison
My house has 19 double hungs that are desperately in need of replacement. I took your advice and got three bids that are...
Okna 500 Series (Deluxe Glass): $8740
MI 4300 Series: $7756
Vinylmax Edison Series: $6560
Ned - Homeowner - November, 2017
Website Editor's Answer
Ned, I'm not a big fan of MI Windows so I would toss that bid if it were mine. The Vinylmax Edison is a decent window and that is a very competitive price for that window. However, the Okna 500 Deluxe is a fantastic window and the bid you are getting is very good. I would say that the Okna bid is the easy winner that you will be happy with for a long long time. Congrats! You wouldn't believe how many consumers get stuck with mediocre windows for more than you are spending.
Editor John M. - November, 2017
Okna Insultec vs. Reliabilt 3900
After many weeks of researching replacent vinyl windows, I've narrowed my choices to the Okna 500 Insul-Tec series, Reliabilit 3500 series and 3900 series. We're replacing 19 windows. The Okna and Reliabilt 3900's are only $400 apart. However the 3500's are 3K less.
Mark - January, 2016
Site Editor's Reply
Mark, I would say go with Okna Insultec, it's probably my number one pick for best valued vinyl window out there. Reliabilt windows are the best of the "retail windows" - i.e. windows that consumers can buy off the shelf at HD or Lowes, but I've never heard any contractor claim that Reliabilt is a first tier window manufacturer (Reliabilt doesn't even make their own windows, they are simply a relabeled Atrium window.)
Unless the $3K is just too good to pass up, I'd say the Okna is the clear winner.
Jim R. - January, 2016