Vytex Fortis Windows Reviews 2022

The Vytex Fortis window is the mid range option and should be considered a strong contender for consumers who are looking for good overall value in a mid range vinyl window. The Fortis includes the following standard features and options: a constant force balancing system, an integral interlock, foam insulation, triple weatherstripping, tilt in sashes on the hung windows, a composite sash reinforcement and a true sloped sill.

The Fortis window comes in a number of different exterior colors that include some pretty interesting options, including bronze, cranberry, and copper. Consumers can choose from some 27 exterior colors, as well as a white and a beige interior or an optional woodgrain laminate interior. The Vytex Fortis is available in a double hung, picture window, and horizontal slider.

The Vytex Fortis is a very strong contender in terms of a mid range vinyl window. It should be equal in strength to the Simonton 5500 window, while the cost should be 10% to 20% less than this comparable window, thereby providing some excellent overall value for the consumer. Take a look at the ratings section below for an indication of the overall strength and quality of construction of this vinyl window and we think you will be impressed.

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

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Vytex Fortis Prices

Vytex Fortis window costs should run approximately $550 to $800 fully installed for a normal sized Fortis series window. This is a large price range that will depend on many factors such as installation type, upgrades, glass package, etc. Comparably priced products include Stanek vinyl windows and Okna 400 window costs.

-- Window Itself: $400 to $550 --

-- Installation: $150 to $250 per opening --

-- Window & Installation: $550 to $800 -- *

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Vytex Fortis Window Ratings

In terms of ratings, the Vytex Fortis double hung in their Energy Saver Plus package, which includes a dual glazed low E window with an argon fill, should deliver a U value of .26, and SHGC of .29, .05 air infiltration and a VT value of .53. It will be Energy Star Compliant in all four regions. Consumers who wish to upgrade to the Energy Saver Max package, which includes a triple glazed low e glass with argon fills can expect a U-value of .20, an SHGC of .25 and a VT value of .42. This window will also be Energy Star Compliant and all four regions.

The Vytex Fortis model comes standard with a design pressure 50 rating, quite impressive. All in all, the Fortis delivers very strong numbers and ratings for a mid range vinyl window, similar to the upgraded Vytex Potomac-hp windows.

Vytex Fortis Warranty

As with most vinyl windows, the Vytex Fortis window comes with a limited lifetime warranty that covers the frame, locks and all the hardware. The Fortis warranty also includes a glass breakage provision, which is a strong features.

The Vytex windows warranty does not include the cost of replacement labor, nor does it cover the cost to deliver the replacement window(s). All in all, a pretty standard vinyl window warranty.

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Vytex Fortis Series vs. Provia Endure

Greetings John, again I want to thank you for your reply and feedback earlier.

As I shared, I've probably met with about 12+ consultants and interestingly enough, I sense I'm going to select the last professional I met with! I did hear late from a Pella rep but he told me he can't compete with others and never came out.

I love the Sunrise window and their local rep and I have 100% confidence in his understanding of the project here and it's complexities. But his number jumped from $22k 1.5 yrs ago to closer to 30k once all lumber is included

I also like the Provia and the initial professional to tell me about seems connected personally to a lot of my network. But his proposal states Provia's Aspect series vs the Endure which I requested and even the lesser quality Aspect is priced out at $32.5k

The last man in provided three window options, 2 from Vytex and the Endure from Provia. He too was convincing in his understanding of what needs to be done over here. His numbers are;

$16.8k for Vytex Fortis Series

$17.9k for Vytex Potomac Series

$19k for Provia Endure

It seems the Endure through the is last consultant is the way I should go. (He also has a seemingly ridiculous siding estimate as well)

I've attached for your info and reference. Let me know if you have any thoughts to share.

Mark - Homeowner - September, 2022

Website Editor's Answer

Mark, it sounds like you've done a lot of work, but it seems like it's paid off. Basically, I would put the ProVia Aspect on par with the Vytex Fortis...and the Fortis is HALF the amount you were quoted. So crazy how bids differ. At any rate, I would say any of your three finalists would be excellent products when coupled with professional installation.

If this were my forever home, I would probably go with the Endure. If I were leaving in 10 years, I might be tempted to do the Vytex Fortis...now I'm laughing because the Vytex Potomac is a great window as well.

The ProVia Endure is my pick :) Best of luck to you and congrats on all of your hard work!

Editor John M. - September, 2022

Mark's Answer

Thanks John, at almost 67yrs, this will be my forever home. The fact these consultants offer transferable lifetime warranties is also intriguing should my wife want to sell our home after I've moved on to the next chapter in my Spiritual journey which might help her more easily sell the home

I think I'm with you in the Endure by Provia and may even use Provia's siding too

Thanks for all your counsel. It's overwhelming to make a decision like this with our limited resources and your sight and responsiveness has been a blessing

Grace & peace to you and yours!

Mark - Homeowner - September, 2022

Vytex Fortis Windows vs Okna 700 Casement

Which is the best buy? The Okna 700 window or the Vytex Fortis Casement. I got a bid for 22 windows - the first was $14,500 for Vytex, and the second was $12,000 for Okna.
Samuel - Homeowner - June 28, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Samuel, the Okna 700 casement is the better option of the two. The Fortis is a good window, but not as good a window as the Okna. The fact that the Okna bid is lower should make this an east decision.
Editor Jim R. - June 28, 2016

Vytex Fortis Series Versus Soft-Lite Pro

Do you have any information about Ideal windows. They are manufactured in , I believe, Ohio.

Can you advise if the Vytex Fortis Series matches up versus the Soft-Lite Imperial Pro 525 or the Imperial LS Series? Thanks.

Gene - Homeowner - July 22, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

So the Vytex Fortis is the company's mid range window and quite a nice performer. I would say that the Vytex Fortis is a very solid mid range vinyl window. The Soft-Lite Pro is a bit nicer in terms of its performance and features. The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is a notch above this and one of the better vinyl windows out there.

Ideal Windows are also pretty solid, I'd say on par with Vytex, perhaps I'd give the nod to Ideal if we are looking at comparable windows (entry level to entry level, premium to premium series). Soft-Lite is a step above both of these companies, one of the best vinyl window manufacturers out there.

Editor Jim R. - July 22, 2016