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Read 10 Silverline windows reviews from contractors, installers, consumers and homeowners. Explore the cost of Silverline windows here.

Andersen Silverline Bid

We live in Moline Illinois and need a recommendation on mid range vinyl windows and doors. A few years ago we replaced a window with a vinyl window that our contractor recommended and it just seems cheap.

So far, we had a contractor come in and offer to use an Alside Mezzo, but it doesn't seem to get good reviews.

Then another came in and said he would put in whatever we wanted but normally they use the Andersen Silverine, but he didn't mention a series specifically.

Just looking for something

Mike - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mike the Alside Mezzo is an okay window, but not one of my favorites. The Sliverline is not a very good window, unless we are talking the 9500 series with a couple of upgrades and even then I'm not so sure I would recommend it. Andersen makes good windows, but not the Silverline brand. The Anderson 100 series is a good window for the price and is usually available at one of the big box stores like Home Depot.

Vinyl window brands I recommend include Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, HiMark, Polaris, Vytex, and Wincore.

Bill - Site Editor - from 2017

Silverline 2900 Window Review

I just had a bunch of Silverline 2900 series windows put into my home and they are really poor quality. There is condensation over the locks and across the entire window. I've had the installer out like 4 times already to replace several of the windows that have a variety of issues, from air getting in to poor seals. I'm really not sure whether the problem is the installation or the windows themselves, the installer of course blames Silverline and says we got a poor quality batch. I'm really at a loss.

Harold - Homeowner - 2015

[Contractor Response]

It sounds like its probably the windows. Where did you buy them from? Have the installer speak with the rep he used and have them comes out and take a look. It's too early in the game for you to be having these sorts of problems. Having said that, the Silverline 2900 window is really not considered a very good vinyl window and you are going to eventually have air infiltration issues, they just should have taken longer to show up.

Dane - Installer - 2015

Silverline Window Advice

I have been looking at Simonton and Softlite, both of which look good. The problem is that they are a little on the expensive side for my budget. I do like Silverline windows and was wondering what part of these windows would be considered substandard. They seem to have a good glass package with low e glass and an argon fill. What are the mechanical side of these windows like?

Jeremy - Homeowner - 2012

[Contractor Response]

The Silverline windows use a low grade vinyl, where the Simonton and Softlite both use a high grade vinyl. This means the Silverline windows are not made particularly well which leads to air leakage. Overall I think they look very cheap. I wouldn't recommend Silverline for a home you intend living in, but they are good enough for a rental property. I am sure you will be able to get a cheap Silverline estimate, also bear in mind that if you go with Silverline you will probably need to replace them more quickly than with the better vinyl window companies. In terms of energy efficiency, design and performance, then look at the HiMark or OKNA windows.

Harold - Contractor - 2013

Anderson Silverline Windows or Gorell

I am replacing nine windows and my contractor has recommended I use Anderson Silverline windows. I am really nervous because all the reviews I have read have been very poor for these particular windows. I saw the Gorell windows and know they also have their fair share of bad reviews. I live in a small townhouse and I need a standard window that is double hung. All I want is a window that works porperly, I am not asking for too much. Any advice is appreciated.

Bethany - Homeowner - 2012

[Contractor Response]

The problems I have noticed with Silverline, especially the 8500 series is the installation. I have had so many clients telling me they hate the Silverline windows they had installed in the past because they leak. But the truth is that these windows need to be installed properly to reduce air leakage. I would recommend you pay a little more and go with Gorell or Softlite, they are both good quality windows and you'll like their slim frame.

Daniel - Installer - 2012

[Contractor Response]

If you are looking at other windows, be prepared to pay a little more for them. That being said, this is also down to your contractor having access to good pricing in your area. With nine windows you should be looking at less than $600 for the nine. When you start looking at low quality windows, you always tend to land up with low quality contractors, resulting in a poor performing window which needs to be replaced much sooner than it should have.

Chris - Contractor - 2012

Silverline 8500 Series Reviews

I recently received an estimate from an installation company for Silverline 8500 / 8700. I don't know the quality of the windows, but the price was impressive. For eleven windows the estimate came in at $2,500 plus an additional $2,500 for installation, giving me a total of $5,000. I am just wondering what the quality is like, because this price seems too good to be true.

Rita - Homeowner - 2011

[Contractor Response]

Be aware that Silverline is considered on the lower end of low quality windows, they are on a par with American Craftsman. Basically these windows both use poor quality vinyl, it may surprise you, but not all vinyl is good quality. I would only recommend you use these windows if you are going to sell your property within the next few months. If you are going to live in the property keep looking, because the Silverline will be leaking air within two years and you will need to replace them, costing you even more money in the long run.

Dave - Contractor - 2010

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Silverline Windows Complaint

Twelve years ago, we purchased the Silverline windows for our new home. A local installer recommended the Silverline saying they were good quality and offered a lifetime warranty. Based on his recommendation we went ahead, putting in twenty eight Silverline windows. We paid to have all the extras, the low-E glass, the argon fill and even the internal grates. I wasn't impressed when they arrived, they looked like basic replacements, but I kept my hopes up based on the recommendations I had received.

Within five years we had already had to have most of the sashes replaced. But the problem that I have noticed is the rubber seal which sits between the glass panes to keep in the argon fill has failed. This is probably due to the window expanding and contracting with the fluctuating weather patterns we experience. Argon is escaping into my home. Another noticeable problem is that the track plastic caps are brittle and breaking. I am now so disappointed we chose these windows over the many others available on the market.

Jim - Homeowner - 2010

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