Simonton StormBreaker Plus Windows Reviews

The Simonton StormBreaker Plus vinyl window is the official hurricane certified window from Simonton and comes standard with a 0.90" thick glass interlayer (compare this to the 0.60" interlayer on the Simonton 9800 window). The 9800 Impressions Series is the Simonton window that can be upgraded to hurricane code compliant and should be less expensive that the StormBreaker.

In addition to this robust glass thickness, the StormBreaker Plus also includes a steel sash reinforcement and laminated glass. The StormBreaker Plus Series should achieve a DP rating of 60 to 80, depending on the options and upgrades you select. The StormBreaker is one of the better affordable options that we recommend to consumers looking for a well made impact window, but don't want to pay $1,000 or more per window.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - 2015

Simonton StormBreaker Plus Costs

The StormBreaker Plus window prices should range from $60 to $75 for the window itself and $75 to $90 psf fully installed. This window is comparable to the Stanek Ultra Extreme window or Viwinco Oceanview windows.

-- Window Itself: $60 to $75 per square foot --

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StormBreaker Plus Ratings

The Simonton StormBreaker Plus Series 300VL Double Hung that measures 52"W x 50"H will deliver a 0.13 scfm/ft air infiltration. With the Low-E 270 Cardinal glass package, the DH will deliver a 0.30 U-factor, 0.38 VT and 0.22 SHGC.

These performance numbers are not bad, they are pretty run of the mill for a mid range vinyl window. Upgrading to a better glass package will improve these numbers and give you better energy efficiency.

Simonton StormBreaker Warranty

The StormBreaker Plus Reflections model includes a double lifetime limited warranty on 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). This is the standard Simonton vinyl window warranty.

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 should read prior to purchase.

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Simonton Stormbreaker vs Reflections 5500

What is the difference between 5500 reflector series and the Storm breaker model and how much should 5 Windows doublehung cost and is it worth paying the extra money . I live off the intercoastal waterway so impact or hurricane would help with 90 MPh wind from tropical storms we get . I also have a half moon window 16' by 36' the other windows are standard sizes (middle window 31'by 52') (Side Windows 23' by 52' x2 ) and front windows 36'by 60' x2 total of 5 doublehung and 1 half moon.

Shawn - Homeowner - January 16, 2017

Website Editor's Answer

Shawn, the Stormbreaker window is an impact window that uses a slightly bulkier frame and a laminated glass that protects the home from sever storms. The Reflections 5500 window is a good mid range vinyl window that does include these features. Impact windows are certainly helpful, but you can always just go with a vinyl window and board up your windows during a severe storm. I happen to think that the Stormbreaker Plus by Simonton is a good impact window at a reasonable price point (obviously depending on who you buy from).

Response From Editor John M. - January 16, 2017