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 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 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 2, 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 4, 2016