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American Craftsman Windows Reviews

Read 5 American Craftsman windows reviews from contractors, consumers and homeowners to discover if their window models are right for your next project.

These windows have a rating of 6 out of 10.


Good For Rental Properties

I feel the American Craftsman windows are a good option when it comes to rental properties, but I would never recommend these to anyone who will be living in the property for an extended period. They are manufactured on minimum requirements and they use really cheap materials, overall the reviews I have read have been really poor. Anyone looking for a quality window should have a look at the Simonton; the 6500 series is a solid window and a reasonable price. Other considerations could be Gorell and Sunrise, both a better overall quality window than the American Craftsman.

Jason - Contractor - 2012

Contractor Rating: 5 out of 10


Great Window Choice

I recently had thirteen replacement windows done with American Craftsman and am thrilled with the outcome. I also had a look at the Jeld-Wen windows when making my decision and am happy I chose the 8500 series, which is better than their cheaper builder grade quality. We've had no problems to date. I did use Jeld-Wen in our holiday home and they are not as good quality as the American Craftsman we used on our main house.

Eric - Homeowner - 2011

Homeowner Rating: 9 out of 10


7550 Series Leaking Problems

Does anyone have experience with these windows? We had them installed a short while ago and the minute it rained, our new windows started leaking. The leaks seems to start right at the top of each of the windows, but then after looking at them closely I saw the top of each window actually leans inwards. Is this normal or was this an installation error?

James - Homeowner - 2011

Homeowner Rating: 4 out of 10

[Contractor Response]

I have years of experience with window installation and the one thing I tell all my customers is not to purchase any windows which are available at the local home building store. This includes American Craftsman. On most occasions these are cheaper windows and the fact you are already having problems is testament to that. If I were you I would contact the installer right now and get them to come back and fix the problem. You may need to have a drip cap installed, but your installer will be able to advise you if this is needed.

Steven - Contractor - 2011

Contractor Rating: 6 out of 10


Cheap Looking Windows

I am in the process of replacing some windows, so as with most people in the country I went onto the various consumer reports and saw American Craftsman had a really good ranking. It was later reading through the forums that someone mentioned that I shouldn't go on what I read on the consumer reports, as they only rate windows which you can purchase at a home building supply store. This sparked my interest, so I headed to my local Home Depot and was so disappointed when I saw the American Craftsman windows in person; they were so cheap in design.

Mike - Homeowner - 2008

Homeowner Rating: 6 out of 10