Simonton 5050 Windows Reviews

Simonton 5050 windows are the basic vinyl series from the company that are only available in all tan or all white. They come in a limited number of styles, including a horizontal slider, double hung or as a fixed frame window.

Besides the limited colors, sizes and styles, the 5050 lacks the nice "soft" appearance and corner welds of the 5300 and 5500 Reflections Series. In addition, the 5050 uses a stepped sill instead of the true sloped sill and comes with an extruded screen instead of the preferrable rolled form version.

The performance numbers of the 5050 aren't going to be that much different from the upgraded models, but over time the corner welds and slightly inferior frame will affect how well the window insulates the home. All in all, not a bad window, but the 5300 Reflections is the preferable choice as far as I'm concerned.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - Updated In 2023

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Simonton 5050 Windows Prices

The Simonton Reflections 5050 Series should run approximately $350 to $500 fully installed. This $150 price difference will be due to the window size, the upgrades selected, and the type of installation that is required. A good cost comparison for the 5050 Series would include Pella 250 windows prices and Silverline 9500 window cost.

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

-- Window & Installation: $300 to $450 --

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Simonton 5050 Ratings

The Simonton 5050 Series double hung that is 36" W x 72"H will have an air infiltration rating of .21 scfm/ft2. This double hung with a low-e 270 glass, Intercept Spacer and argon fills will have a 0.37 U-factor, 2.7 R-value, 0.45 VT rating, 0.24 SHGC and a 0.85 UV Block (from center of glass).

These numbers are very similar to those of the Simonton 5300 Series. All in all, pretty unremarkable numbers for a vinyl window, but this is one their lower end windows so we weren't expecting muc more.

Simonton 5050 Warranty

The Simonton 5050 window warranty includes a double lifetime limited warranty on the mainframe (and 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).

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 shoud read prior to purchase.

Simonton 5050 Reviews

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Simonton vs Milgard

John, I have three quotes for 10 double hungs, with one being a double wide window. Two from Louisville Window Co for Provia Endure $9,983 and Simonton 5050 $10,167. Third one is from Windows Direct USA for Restoration window $13,717. Then there is the Migard Tuscany for $12,350.

Which would you recommend. Plan to stay in house next 15 years.

- Homeowner - January, 2020

Website Editor's Answer

Linda, the ProVia Endure is an excellent window and probably the best value of the four — certainly better than the Tuscany and teh Simonton 5050. The Sunrise Restorations is probably the better window than the Endure, but not by that much — if this is your forever home and you love the narrow lines of the Restorations then you might want to consider it…but the Louisville Window Company seems to get good reviews…

Editor Jim R. - January, 2020

Simonton 5050 Windows Prices

Hi John, I've been quoted to replace 24 vinyl windows on my house that are currently original builder grade windows from late 80s. Currently the Simonton 5050s are around 10k for low E argon filled (20 double hung and 4 small sliders).

The OKNA is taller quoted me 14k for the 500 insul-tech series. I'm stuck in the middle here because I know the installer of the Simonton 5050s (has done work at my parents house) but I'm reading better info from the OKNA 500. Any insight? We are looking to be here for the long term so I don't mind spending a bit more for peace of mind in the long run.


Cam - Homeowner - May, 2021

Website Editor's Answer

Hi Cam. So the Okna 500 is just such a better window over the Simonton 5050. So worth the extra $4 in comfort and energy efficiency over the next 25 years. Most Okna installers are quite good -- I'm not going to make a blanket statement here for obvious reasons though. I would absolutely due some snooping to find online reviews on the installer/company and I would reconsider if their reviews aren't excellent. Assuming you are satisfied with the installer's reputation, then the Okna 500 is the way to go here.

Editor John M. - May, 2021

Simonton 5050 vs. Slocomb 177

If you were going to compare the Slocomb 177 to the American Craftsman 70 and the Simonton 5050, which would you pick?

Ned - Homeowner - March, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Ned, I would rate them in order: Slocomb Protech 177, Simonton 5050, and finally the American Craftsman 70. The Slocomb 177 in a double hung will deliver a .09 AI, .27 U-value, R4, and a .49 VT. Pretty decent numbers for the most part. The two others are more entry level slections.

Editor John M. - March, 2018

Simonton Reflection 5050 vs Wincore 7700 Series

We have a choice between Wincore 7700 Series or Simonton Reflection 5050. Which is a better choice? There are 6 windows that are approximately 27 x 75 and 3 transom windows 27x12. They will be in a South facing sun room. We live in Kansas if that helps.

Amy - Homeowner - November, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Amy, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I apologize. I would have to say the Wincore 7700 series is going to be the winner against the Simonton 5050 series. I would say the 7700 series is more on par with either the Simonton 5300 or even the 5500 series, which are the upgraded series from the 5050. Assuming you like the installer and trust the quality of their work from the company offering the Wincore, this would be my pick for sure.

Best of luck and let us know if you have any additional questions!

Editor John M. - November, 2016