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