Simonton Daylight Max Windows Reviews

The Simonton Daylight Max window, also called the Simonton 7300 window, is a west coast vinyl replacement windows that offer a more narrow frame than the 7500 or Madeira model. This allows more glass area and less less frame, although it comes with a price - less energy efficiency due to the reduction in the amount of vinyl frame.

The Simonton Daylight Max is very similar in terms of features to the Simonton Madeira window. Both come standard with a ProSolar glass package (low-e and argon fills), fusion-welded sash and frame, a Lap-Lok meeting rail, a stepped sill, a single lift rail, as well as a tilt-in and lift-out option on their single and double hung windows.

The Simonton DaylightMax can be ordered as a single hung, slider, casement, awning, picture, bay, bow, garden or in a number of geometric shapes. The Daylight Max window also comes in a number of different glass packages, grid options and in the full array of Simonton Decorum exterior colors.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - 2015

Simonton Daylight Max Prices

Simonton Daylight Max window prices should run somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 to $45 per square foot for the window itself. In terms of cost and quality, it's comparable to the Anlin Del Mar window and Sunrise windows cost.

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

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Simonton Daylight Max Ratings

The Simonton Daylight Max window ratings (with the Low-E 240 glass, argon fills, and Intercept Spacer) will deliver a .32 U-factor, 3.13 R-value, .30 VT, .19 SHGC and .84 UV Block from the center of glass.

All in all, these are decent numbers, nothing spectacular to be sure, but they aren't bad for the overall price point that consumers should be looking at for the Daylight Max model.

Simonton Daylight Max Warranty

The Daylight Max warranty has a double lifetime provision on all vinyl materials such as the sash and frame. The limited lifetime warranty also covers screen, components and hardware. The Simonton warranty does not cover glass breakage, interior laminates and factory applied coatings. The warranty is transferrable, however consumers must notify Simonton within 30 days of the title transfer and complete an online form.

Simonton offers several warranties that vary slightly based on location and the particular product purchased. This is one reason that we always urge consumers to read their specific warranty terms and liabilities to better understand what is covered and what is not.

Simonton Daylight Max Reviews

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Questions about this vinyl replacement window? Ask our site editors and get answers to your cost and project questions.

Simonton Daylight Max And Milgard Styleline

Hi, great site! I'm looking for retrofit vinyl windows with the narrowest frames to maximize glass area. I currently have old aluminum windows with very thin frames and I'd like to preserve the look as much as possible. It seems like the Simonton Daylight Max and possibly the Milgard Styleline fall into this category. Who would you makes the thinnest available windows? I live in a mild climate so efficiency isn't much of a concern. Thanks!

Jon - Homeowner - March, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Jon, the best window with a nice thin frame is the Sunrise Restorations. It’s hard to find a window that is strong, durable, and thin window. The Okna 800 is also a relatively thin window.

Editor John M. - March, 2018

Simonton Daylight Max vs. Milgard Styleline: Take 2

Hello! I am getting close to having to make a decision on my window purchase- the two brands I'm waffling between are the Simonton Daylight Max and the Milgard Styleline - I just read both of your reviews and they seem very similar- and that's my problem! The Milgard rep says Milgard is better quality and the Simonton rep says his are better quality....both reps work for what seem to be great, local companies- both have been in business for years and both have great reviews on a number of different websites (Angie's list, BBB, Yelp, etc).

I cannot find ANY website that actually lays out the specific specs on these two windows so I can get a definitive answer on which one might be better. My Simonton quote was 11K for 20 windows and the Milgard quote was 13K for the same 20 windows. I just don't know how to make my decision....any help is appreciated! Thank you!

Kelly - Homeowner - January, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Kelly, I think that both of those windows are pretty close in terms of quality and features. I'm very glad to hear that both of the installers have good reputations and have been around for a good long time.

I would suggest you do one of the things -- either go with the Simonton Daylight Max and save yourself $2K or go to the Milgard rep and tell him that you will sign that day if he upgrades you to the Tuscany for the $13K he quoted you on the Styleline. I like the Tuscany more than the Styleline or the Daylight Max.

I might also go to the Simonton rep (if you want to go with them) and tell them that you have another bid for $10K from a local vinyl window company (just stay vague) and if he can match that price, you will go with them. It's worth a try to save yourself some money and to see what their bottom is...

Editor John M. - January, 2018



Kelly's Reply

Hi John,

WOW- thanks for the VERY helpful reply!!!

Before receiving your email, I had actually booked a 3rd company to come out to my home because this one sells both Milgard and Simonton and they were going to bring samples of the windows.

What a difference it makes to be able to actually see the windows side by side! I have no idea why every window company doesn't do this.

The salesman was actually the most helpful of the three and explained the differences and showed me how they would be put in and what they would look like from inside and outside my house.

After his presentation, I'm actually leaning towards the Simonton so it's nice to see that was one of your suggestions!

I'm just waiting for his quote to see if he is cheaper or more expensive than the other Simonton rep.

Thanks for mentioning trying to get the price down a bit- I didn't realize you could negotiate somewhat with these people. It's definitely worth a try!

I really do appreciate your reply and advice on this- it's scary spending so much money and just hoping you are making the right choice!

THANK YOU!!!

Kelly - Homeowner - January, 2018

Simonton Daylight Max Prices

I'm thinking about getting the Simonton Daylight Max 7300... a total of 36 windows and got a quote for $23,318 is this good or am I getting rip off? Please help.

Richard - Homeowner - November, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Richard, the Simonton Daylight Max is a good middle of the road vinyl window. With thorough and professional installation, it should serve you well. At $645 per window, this strikes me as somewhat high. However, every project has unique factors that can push the per window cost up or down, especially when it comes to installation. What you need to do is get a couple more quotes to compare it to.

It looks like you are in the Seattle area. I would try to find local companies who sell Milgard, Amerimax or Anlin and see if you can get a bid on their mid range vinyl model. This should provide you with an apples-to-apples comparison that will tell you whether the Simonton quotes is indeed high. Feel free to send me the bids when you get them and I will weigh in on what I think is your best option.

Editor Jim R. - November, 2016