Simonton 5050 Windows Reviews

Simonton 5050 windows are the basic vinyl series from the company that are only available in all tan or all white. They come in a limited number of styles, including a horizontal slider, double hung or as a fixed frame window.

Besides the limited colors, sizes and styles, the 5050 lacks the nice "soft" appearance and corner welds of the 5300 and 5500 Reflections Series. In addition, the 5050 uses a stepped sill instead of the true sloped sill and comes with an extruded screen instead of the preferrable rolled form version.

The performance numbers of the 5050 aren't going to be that much different from the upgraded models, but over time the corner welds and slightly inferior frame will affect how well the window insulates the home. All in all, not a bad window, but the 5300 Reflections is the preferable choice as far as I'm concerned.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - 2015

Simonton 5050 Windows Prices

The Simonton Reflections 5050 Series should run approximately $40 to $50 per square foot for the window and $50 to $60 psf for the window fully installed.A good cost comparison for the 5050 Series would include Pella 250 windows prices and Silverline 9500 window cost.

-- Window Itself: $40 to $50 per square foot --

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Simonton 5050 Ratings

The Simonton 5050 Series double hung that is 36" W x 72"H will have an air infiltration rating of .21 scfm/ft2. This double hung with a low-e 270 glass, Intercept Spacer and argon fills will have a 0.37 U-factor, 2.7 R-value, 0.45 VT rating, 0.24 SHGC and a 0.85 UV Block (from center of glass).

These numbers are very similar to those of the Simonton 5300 Series. All in all, pretty unremarkable numbers for a vinyl window, but this is one their lower end windows so we weren't expecting muc more.

Simonton 5050 Warranty

The Simonton 5050 window warranty includes a double lifetime limited warranty on the mainframe (and all vinyl materials), components, screens and hardware. The double lifetime means that if you were to sell your home, the next buyer gets the warranty for their lifetime as well (homeowners must notify the company in writing of the transfer).

The glass is covered for 20 years, although the portion covered by the company is at a prorated amount. The warranty does not cover glass breakage, laminated glass, interior laminates or factory applied coatings. As with all warranties, there are a litany of limitations and exclusions that buyers shoud read prior to purchase.

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Simonton 5050 vs. Slocomb 177 & American Craftsman 70

How does the Slocomb 177 series compare to Simonton 5050 or American Craftsman 70 series?

Ned - Homeowner - March, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Teresa, the Slocomb Protech 177 is the superior window to either the Simonton 5050 or the American Craftsman 70 series. The Slocomb 177 double hung gets a .27 U-value, .09 air infiltration, and .49 visible tranmittance. The window also has an R4 rating. All in all, pretty decent numbers. The other two windows are entry level vinyl windows with much higher air infiltration numbers and are not made as well.

Editor John M. - March, 2018

Simonton Reflection 5050 vs Wincore 7700 Series

We have a choice between Wincore 7700 Series or Simonton Reflection 5050. Which is a better choice? There are 6 windows that are approximately 27 x 75 and 3 transom windows 27x12. They will be in a South facing sun room. We live in Kansas if that helps.

Amy - Homeowner - November, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Amy, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I apologize. I would have to say the Wincore 7700 series is going to be the winner against the Simonton 5050 series. I would say the 7700 series is more on par with either the Simonton 5300 or even the 5500 series, which are the upgraded series from the 5050. Assuming you like the installer and trust the quality of their work from the company offering the Wincore, this would be my pick for sure.

Best of luck and let us know if you have any additional questions!

Editor John M. - November, 2016