Vytex Windows Prices

Vytex vinyl windows are definitely not a household name, but the company does offer some nice overall value to consumers. In terms of aesthetics, Vytex windows are nothing remarkable, although their Fortis (mid range model) and Potomac-hp (premium model) offer clean sightlines and quality features. Comparing vinyl windows is difficult, so I like to look at performance numbers, which seems to me to be the most objective way to judge what you are getting (companies can manipulate these so consumers should always be vigilant). Number wise, Vytex windows are impressive; .05 air infiltration on the Fortis, .29 U-value on their Georgetown (economy model), and design pressure or DP55 on their Potomac-hp.

One place where Vytex skimps is with the constant force balance system, which is a less desirable and effective system to the block and tackle that most of the top vinyl window companies offer on their windows. The other disadvantage is going to be availability. Vytex is headquartered in Laurel, Maryland and should be available in the state and in several of the surrounding states as well. Beyond this, the company does not have much in the way of distribution.

However, in terms of overall construction, durability, and performance, I really like this company and their line of products. They also offer garden windows, bay and bow windows. If I were buying Vytex, I would go with the Fortis model, which offers the best overall value, unless the window seller is offering a similar price on the Potomac-hp series (then go for this upgrade). In terms of overall value in the field of vinyl windows, I would place Vytex towards the top. They offer superior numbers and construction to Simonton vinyl windows and should run only 10% to 20% more than this well known manufacturer - in some cases the Vytex will be priced out lower, jump on these deals.

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Vytex Windows Cost

Vytex window costs will typically run $400 to $750 fully installed for either replacement or new construction windows. Installation will typically account for 25% to 35% of the overall project cost. This price range is right in the upper end of the pack in terms of vinyl window costs. I would compare Vytex to Polaris window costs and Champion windows prices.

Vytex Georgetown Series - $400 to $550 fully installed

Vytex Fortis Series - $500 to $700 fully installed

Vytex Potomac-hp Series - $550 to $750 fully installed





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Vytex Window Ratings

In terms of ratings, Vytex offers two basic packages, which includes their standard Energy Saver Plus or their upgraded Energy Saver Max. The Energy Saver Plus is a double paned low-e glass with argon fills, where the Energy Saver Max is a triple pane low-e glass with either argon or krypton fills. We list the standard numbers here, but visit the individual window model pages for more performance data.

Georgetown: U-value .29, AI .09, DP45
Fortis: U-value .26, AI .05, DP50
Potomac-hp: U-value .25, AI .05, DP55

Vytex Windows Warranty

The Vytex window warranty is a limited lifetime warranty that covers the mainframe, hardware and all standard components. It does include a glass glass breakage provision, which is a nice feature to have. We were not able to discern whether is is transferrable or not - we will update this page when we get this information.

The warranty does not however cover labor costs to remove any defective window, nor does it cover the replacement labor cost. Overall, the Vytex windows warranty is pretty standard for the industry.

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Vytex Fortis Vs Simonton 6500

Hi Tim, I have two very similar quotes for a job on a row home in Baltimore. One is for Vytex Fortis windows, the other is for Simonton 6500 windows. Which window would you say is better overall?

Also if you were to compare the Simonton Sound and Security windows vs the Fortis with Vyguard laminate what would you say is the overall difference, or which would you prefer?

Thanks for your help.

Alex - Homeowner - March, 2021

Website Editor's Answer

Alex, the Vytex Fortis is the better window over the Simonton 6500. By quite a bit I would say. I'm not actually familiar with the specifics of the Simonton Sound and Security option. I would think the Fortis with the laminate glass would be an excellent option for sound attenuation. This is a very nice window and assuming quality installation, this should be a great addition to your home.

Editor Jim R. - March, 2021

Vytex Potomac-hp Price Bid vs. Okna 600

I've received three bids. The Okna 600 and Vytex Potomac windows had similar bid prices. The Sunrise Restorations windows bid were about 30% higher. The complicating factor is that I have numerous neighbors that have had very good experience with the local contractor/home remodeler that installed the Vytex windows, whereas there is no such neighborhood experience with the Okna installations. That's a relevant datapoint, since I know that the installation is just as important as the quality of the window. With that being said, would you suggest the Vytex Potomac windows for my 34 windows?

Thanks again.

Carol - Homeowner - March, 2021

Website Editor's Answer

Carol, yes, I would go with an installer who has a track record that I could measure in some appreciable way. The Potomac window is excellent, so if I knew I had a great product and a great installer, I would breathe easy myself. Since the installation is half the battle I think the Vytex is the way to go.

Editor Jim R. - March, 2021

Vytex Windows Cost

I just purchased a house that desperately needs new windows... existing windows are steel 1 pane with cranks and some windows have another pane with sliding pieces ??? The previous owners replaced 8 windows in 3 openings... Living Room has 3 large picture windiws with 3 Awning windows below, Picture Window in Foyer and a small Casement in ½ bath.. The realtor asked the previous owners and they are Polaris , I called the company that installed them and found they are Ultrawelds.

I've gotten several window quotes over the last week for 12 openings and 4 basement windows that need replaced

I threw out the bids for Pella Encompass and Pella 250 – they were over $12,000 and $14,000 for 12 slider windows.

I had another quote for Unishield plus 3 casements 9 sliders and 4 basemnent Awning windows... he started with a $20,800 bid that went to $18,000

I am deciding between Okna 600 or the Vytex Fortis windows.

Okna 600 – 12 sliders with grids , 1 with privacy glass for Master Bath – the company does glass block so 1 have 4 glass block windows with vents and 12 sliders for $10,147

Seems like just the 12 sliders come to about $9,000

Vytex Fortis – 12 sliders . with grids, privacy glass for Master Bath $7,475

I'm waiting on a quote from the company that installed the Ultrawelds... should I go for the Vytex, Okna's or wait ?

Ming - Homeowner - January, 2021

Website Editor's Answer

Ming, the Okna 600, Vytex Fortis, and Polaris Ultraweld are all excellent vinyl windows. Based on the price bids (Ultraweld excluded), the Okna and Vytex options look the most attractive to me. The big question is whether the Okna is worth the extra $2500. My own opinion is yes, if you are planning to be in this home for a long time. If you're not planning to be in this house for, let's say 10 years or more, then I would go with the Vytex Fortis, which is an excellent window. It's just not as good as the Okna 600.

I would definitely wait for the Polaris Ultraweld bid to come in, especially if you aren't replacing every single window. Obviously the Polaris brand will better match any windows that you don't need to replace. Plus, if it's close to that Fortis bid, I would say this is the better window over the Fortis. My list of best to least best is the Okna, the Polaris, the Fortis.

Editor Jim R. - January, 2021