Okna 700 Windows Reviews

The Okna 700 series is the company's casement window option. Standard features include a multi-point locking system, a stylish folding crank handle, a beveled sash and frame, triple weatherstripping, heatseal spacer, fiberglass mesh screen. The casement window opens a full 90 degrees to allow for easier cleaning and maximum open space.

Consumers can choose from 8 exterior frame colors (including some nice dark options that include a bronze, terra brown and basic brown) and three interior colors, including almond, cocoa and white. Interior laminates (essentially faux wood textures) include a natural option, cognac, dark oak, winchester, and melrose cherry.

The Okna casement window is available in a number of different hardware options, including brushed nickel, adobe gray, matte bronze and antique brass. All in all, the Okna 700 casement window is an excellent window, well made and constructed and certainly one that tops our list for the best casement window on the market. If you can find a local dealer and get a reasonable or competitive price on this casement, buy it.

Review By John M. - Site Editor

Okna 700 Windows Prices

Consumers can expect the Okna 700 series to run approximately $700 to $800 fully installed. Expect pricing to be similar to the company's premium series, the Okna EnviroStar window. Comparably priced windows include the Amerimax Aristocrat Casement windows and Ecosmart window costs.

-- Window Itself: $475 to $650 --

-- Installation: $75 to $250 per opening --

-- Window & Installation: $700 to $850 --

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Okna 700 Windows Ratings

The standard Okna 700 casement will deliver a U-factor of .26, .03 AI and an SHGC of .27. Upgrade to the Deluxe option, which includes foam-filled insulation, argon fills, and low-e glass, and expect a U-factor of .19, an SHGC of .22 and a visible transmittance of .35. These are excellent numbers, but then what would you expect from Okna. In truth, all of their window models and series deliver excellent numbers.

These performance numbers come from the nfrc.org, which posts performance data from hundreds of top window and door manufacturers.

Okna 700 Windows Warranty

The Okna 700 includes a lifetime warranty that covers the frame & sash for the homeowner's lifetime. The insulated glass units are covered for the homeowner's lifetime, as well as the hardware. (Hardware near the coast is only covered for a period of 10 years).

The 700 model warranty is fully transferable to another homeowner. As always, there are exclusions to the warranty that consumers should thoroughly read and understand before they purchase their windows. The installation labor costs is not covered under the terms of the warranty.

Okna 700 Windows Reviews

Do you have an Okna 700 casement window review from your past experience with the company or the window itself. If so, please let us know and help other consumers make the best decision for their next home improvement project?

Questions about this casement window? How the crank handle works, the frame depth, etc.? Our site editors can answer your questions on this or any replacement window you may be considering.

Okna 700 Window Cost Bid

Jim, I have 15 medium size casements, 5 small casements, 2 large, and 2 fixed windows in the LR and DR that need to be replaced. They are 31 years old and were installed by the builder (Peachtree brand). The large fixed windows in the LR are flanked on either side by a pair of large casements, while the DR fixed window is flanked by medium casements.

I've identified several contractors to solicit quotes from in the spring for my casement window project. They either have done work for me in the past, or have been referred to me by neighbors. One uses Okna 700, another uses Sunrise and rest offer Andersen 400. Between those three manufacturers, which one do you think offers the best value for the money.

Secondly, some recommend doing full replacements because you can better insulate the windows rather than using insert windows where you don't remove interior trim. How much do full replacements typically add to the cost, 10%, 20%?

Thanks.

Gus - Homeowner - January, 2021

Website Editor's Answer

Gus, the Okna 700 is a truly excellent casement. Sunrise makes a very good casement. The Andersen 400 is also a great window, although wood clad will typically add a lot to the cost. Wood has lots of downsides compared to vinyl, although the look of wood is tough to beat. Unless you have to have wood clad, I would go with the Okna 700, followed by the Sunrise.

Most retrofit installs fun $75 to $150 per window. Most full frame replacement installs run $150 to $350 per window. It really depends on the condition of the sills and frames, as well as the exterior material. For instance, stucco has to be cut out, the window replaced, any rotten wood has to be replaced, the new window installed and sealed, the new stucco has to be reapplied to the surround, and the stucco is then painted (matching the color is a bear). Phew, lots of work.

Editor Jim R. - January, 2021

Okna 700 Casements Window Bid

Hey guys! My husband and I live in NC and recently bought a house built in 1976 that still has the original windows...and there are a lot. All 52 of them need to be replaced and most of them are casement windows with a few picture windows and an awning. We have a Tudor style house and I wanted to try to stay as true to the style as we could so these quotes are for a dark brown color on the outside with colonial grids in most of the windows. And I think we did 5 of the windows with obscure glass. We got four different quotes that I have listed below.

Renewal by Anderson was where we started and we about died when we heard that quote. And the Window World quote was really only for the people telling us the other quotes were ridiculously high. The ones we're actually considering and trying to decide between are the Zen Windows and the Aluminum Company quotes. Any help you could give would be great! Thanks!

Renewal by Anderson - $117,287

Zen Windows Nirvana - $38,139

Window World - $31,677

Aluminum Company Okna 700 - $57,210 (I will say that the guy told us if we went with the same color on the outside as the inside it would save us $15,000 and I think we would be willing to do that. So this quote would drop down to $42,210 but we would have to do white on the outside because they don't offer the dark bronze on the inside)

Carol - Homeowner - December, 2020

Website Editor's Answer

Wow, 52 windows, that is impressive! That Renewal quote is impressive as well -- one of the highest bids I've seen in a long time :)

I agree that the two strongest bids are:

Zen Windows Nirvana - $38,139

Aluminum Company Okna 700 - $42,210

From a strictly product perspective, the Okna 700 is the much better window over the Soft-Lite Classic. Not to take anything away from the Soft-Lite Classic (do make sure that this is the window you are buying and not an Alside like some Zen branches sell). The Okna 700 is one of the best casement windows on the market. But you don't get the interior color, which I know is important in a historical home. That's what you have to live with...the better window, but without the look...unless you are willing to spring for the extra $15K.

The real plus here is that both of these companies seem to have stellar reviews from the quick searches I did.

I would probably go back to the Okna dealer and tell him that you can't do the $57K, but that if he's willing to do the job for $50K and include the dark interior, then you'll sign the work order that day. (If you're willing to do that.) That's a lot of money for one job and he's making his margins, he might go for it. Give him a few days to mull over your offer...

Editor Jim R. - December, 2020

Okna 700 Windows vs Vytex Fortis Casement

Which window is Best Buy? Okna 700 or Vytex Fortis Casement. Got bid for 22 Windows - 14,500 for Vytex, 12,000 for Okna.

Samuel - Homeowner - June, 2017

Website Editor's Answer

Samuel, the Okna 700 is the better window, no questions asked. Vytex is not a bad window at all, however, the fact that it is less expensive makes this answer easy - go with the Okna!

Editor Jim R. - June, 2017

Okna 700 Series vs Sunrise Restorations

I am buying 40 replacement casements. 36 x 64. I am down to Okna 700 Deluxe or Sunrise Restorations windows. I have never seen them side by side, which is the thinner frame/look? Which is stronger (I live near ocean/VA Beach)? Okna's $22k, Sunrise $25K. Which should I get?

Rich - Homeowner - September, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Rich, the Sunrise Restorations has one of the thinner frames out there on a top tier vinyl window and alot of consumers really like this. I happen to like the overall look of the Oknas just a bit better. Both Sunrise and Okna are great windows, but I would lean towards the Oknas myself. I feel like they get the edge in terms of construction and performance.

Once they are in, you won't notice the slightly thicker frame, unless this is really important to you. In that case, go with the Restorations. Either way, you are getting a fantastic window at what looks to be a very competitive price.

Editor Jim R. - September, 2016