Ply Gem Pro Windows Reviews

The Ply Gem Pro window is the mid range vinyl window that gets okay reviews and ratings from most contractors and installers in the know. It's not a bad window, although most credible industry insiders are going to recommend stretching into the Ply Gem premium window over the Pro model for the best long term value. The window comes in several models, including the 800, 400 and Classic series. The 400 series is a cellular PVC or composite frame.

The Pro includes several upgrades from the Ply Gem Contractor Series that includes a DP30 rating and better spacer system. The Pro (at least the version in the East) is essentially an upgraded Great Lakes 400 series window. If you can spring for the sash reinforcement upgrade, it will help with the overall strength and longevity of the Pro.

Standard features on the Pro Series include equal sightlines, ventilation limit locks, cam action locks, an aluminum half screen and a sloped sill. The Pro comes in 11 exterior color options, including some nice darks, browns and greens. The window is only available in an interior beige and white. The company offers a low-e glass package, as well as upgraded HP2+ and HP3max glass packages that will have big affects on the overall performance.

Review By John M. - Site Editor - 2016

Ply Gem Pro Prices

Consumers can expect the Ply Gem Pro window to run approximately $35 to $45 per square foot for the window itself. Comparably priced products include the Great Lakes Lifestyle, the Comparable to the Silverline 9500 Series, and the Simonton ProFinish Master window.

-- Window Itself: $35 to $45 per square foot --

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Ply Gem Pro Windows Ratings

Ply Gem Pro ratings will vary based on the glass you select, as well as the options and upgrades that you opt for. For the U-factor on the Ply Gem 800 Series double hung to vary from .36 to .29. Expect the SHGC to vary pretty significantly, anywhere from .40 to .26. The Ply Gem Pro model comes standard as a DP30.

The Pro model doesn't have all that impressive an air infiltration rating, which will vary from .11 to .15. All in all, the Pro Series gets okay performance numbers.

Ply Gem Pro Windows Warranty

The Ply Gem 800 model comes with a 10 year warranty on workmanship and materials. The IGU or insulating glass unit carries a 20 year warranty provision. The hardware carries a 2 year warranty. The 400 model comes with a 1 year warranty on workmanship and materials. The IGU or insulating glass unit carries a 20 year warranty provision. It also includes 25 year warranty on the cellular PVC components.

Ply Gem warranties are specific to each model and series that they manufacture. Make sure to always read the warranty in full for the specific product you are considering.

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