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Gilkey Windows Costs And Quotes

Explore Gilkey window costs and prices from past homeowners and consumers on their vinyl and fiberglass window models. Gilkey Windows manufacturer both vinyl and fiberglass windows in their six different locations; with two factories in Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky. The company offers their own installation, which sometimes can mean slightly higher prices, but it should be worth it because the installers only put in Gilkey windows and understand the intricacies behind their own windows.

You don't hear much about Gilkey, they tend to be concentrated in these three states, but I tend to like the quality of their products and service. They aren't going to be considered a top tier company like Sunrise or Okna windows, but they make a good mid range vinyl window, which is really more or less fine for the majority of homeowners out there. Gilkey windows aren't available out west but if they were I would definitely get a bid from them.

Dan K. - Site Editor

Gilkey Double Hung Windows Cost

I am in the Chicago area. I had window companies come give their presentations - for Double hung 15 vinyl windows. We saw them in the following order. What do you think?

1st -Power Home Remodeling -- started at $16,672... and came down to $14,500 if buy today. They stayed for 4 hours. Did a demo with a heat lamp to compare different glass. We wanted an almond color on the outside. He did not have it, otherwise we may have went with them. Then the manager came the next day and overed another $1000 off. They provided a lot of references. We went by some. Talked to one lady that was very happy.

2nd -Midtown Home Improvement - a general contractor based in St Louis and moving into Chicago. They sell only triple panes. Did the same lamp show. 1.5 hours demo. $33,203 then down to $29,095. --- Definitely not.

3rd -Gilkey - The presentation was low-key. 1 hour. No lamp show. Impressive info and references. Compelling discussion about their air chambers rather than insulating foam. They manufacture and install, so one company to go to if issues. Could do almond in various ways. Provided LowE 366 only. $21,694 for the 15 windows.

4th - Scientific Home Services - an installer that sells windows from Climate Solutions Windows in Chicago. The sales person has been in the industry for 30 years. Very knowledgeable. Could get any outside color. Said LowE 366 is overkill for Chicago, but offers it. Suggested 272. Uses insulation in the windows and reinforcement material, unlike Gilkey. 15 windows for $12,340. Offered 366 low E at the same price if we wanted it. But we thought it would make the windows too dark. So I asked for a reduced price for the 272... He agreed to $12,000 for 15 windows.

Is #4 a good quote?

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

David - August, 2021

Site Editor's Response

David, $21.6K for 15 windows? Gilkey would be out as well if these were my bids. Power Home Remodeling gets good reviews, but their windows are just good, not great IMO. Now Scientific Home Services, they get excellent reviews. On their website at least it says they sell the Soft-Lite Imperial LS, which is a FANTASTIC vinyl window. I don't know anything about Climate Solutions Windows in Chicago. It sounds like the guy who gave you the bid knows his stuff so I think I might trust him on the product he carries. However, I would really prefer the Imperial LS because its such as solid window. I would ask. Ask him to compare the air infiltration rates, u-value, and design pressure data on his window compared to the Imperial LS.

"The Imperial LS comes standard with some high quality features, including triple weather stripping, an Intercept Spacer, and a kevlar reinforced meeting rail. One of the most impressive numbers on the Imperial LS is the .03 air infiltration number."

Yes, the bids are how we monetize the site. I'm happy to give opinions on any of the bids you receive. I'm not incentivized by any of the companies so I'm happy to provide you with unbiased advice on cost, quality, and long term value.

Dan K. - August, 2021

Gilkey Windows Bid

We got a quote for 9 windows from Gilkey Windows.

All 366 double hung, vinyl ,White on inside & outside

4 (21 x57) 1 (24 x 57). 1 (26 x 58) 1 (33 x 58) 2 (23 1/2 x 33)

All full screens

$13,877. After discount $10,395

What?s your thoughts? They are the 3rd quote we got & they are much sturdier than other ones we saw.


The others were Window works & window World.

We are in Illinois.

Joan - April, 2021

Site Editor's Response

Joan, $1000 plus for a normal sized window like the ones you are considering sounds high to me. Gilkey makes a much better window than what WW and Window Works sell, but that still sounds high. I'd personally get one or two more bids from companies that sell higher end brands to see if that per window price holds. Full frame replacement can run in that $1000 per window, but even that would put you $1300 less than where you are right now.

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Dan K. - April, 2021

Gilkey Windows Quality

I recently received a bid from a Gilkey window dealer and I was curious what your thoughts are on these windows. The bid is on 19 windows and the price was $13,695. Is that fair price?

Steve - Homeowner - July, 2020

Site Editor's Response

Hi Steve, so Gilkey is considered a good brand. Maybe not a top manufacturer, but very solid. I would always advise consumers to get a few bids to see how they compare. Brands like Sunrise, Okna, Soft-Lite, and Polaris are great alternatives to use to compare prices. Get three bids and see how the prices look.

Dan K. - July, 2020

Gilkey G Windows Costs

Gilkey G Series vs. Inline 900 Series

Need 19 windows replaced -- (7) 30 x 60 DH, (2) 24 x 60 DH, (1) 42 x 60 PW, (3) 24 x 42 DH, (6) 36 x 60 DH

Gilkey G Series: $14,900
Revere Berkshire Elite: $9,399
Inline Fiberglass 900 Series: $8,694

Below are the InLine Notes:

i) Type W4 will have frosted glass as per your request.

ii) Clear glass will cost the same as Low-E glass, I therefore included your garage windows in with the Type W5 units.

iii) You have 3 choices of Low-E coatings, all for the same price. You can mix and match depending on which elevation the units are located at. I?d be happy to help you decide which coatings are best suited for each elevation utilizing the Passive Solar premise.

Alice - Homeowner - February, 2018

Site Editor's Response

Alice, so I took a look at all of your bids. I like Gilkey windows, but the bid is quite a bit more expensive than the other two so I don't think you need to go with this one.

The Revere Berkshire Elite for $9,399 is a solid bid, but I think you have a much better bid.
The Inline Fiberglass 900 Series for $8,694 (I totaled up the cost for nail fins, anchors and shipping) is a great bid. I'm assuming that your contractor is doing the install and as long as he feels comfortable installing the Inline Fiberglass windows, that's the one I would go with. I don't get a ton of questions about them, but they are a solid operation from everything I've heard.

Let me know how it goes!

Dan K. - February, 2018

Gilkey Window Experience

We recently used Gilkey windows for our house and I couldn't be happier with the whole process. The sales person knew what he was talking about and gave us a pretty long presentation (it could have been shorter, but whatever) that compared their products and services to others in the area. They didn't spend the time bashing the other companies, but instead talked about the quality of their windows, which I appreciated.

One of the issues we had were lots of different sized windows that seem like they were gonna be more expensive through some of the other different companies in the area. Since Gilkey makes all of their own windows and installs all them too, instead of using subcontractors, it seem like they were a good fit. It took about two months for the windows to be ordered and delivered, which was no big deal since we wanted to go slow on the process and make sure that everything went according to plan. When the windows came in, there were two that were slightly off and they actually re-ordered them and installed them after they did the rest of the 18 or so "correct" windows.

The installation itself went very well -- they showed up on time they were clean and neat and they did a very good job installing all of the windows, especially the larger ones on the upper floors. Overall I was very impressed. I thought the pricing was fair. I can't remember what we paid per window, it was something like $400 to $500 for your more normal size window and $700 to $800 for the larger picture windows in our living room.

Genevieve - June, 2017

Gilkey Windows Cost

We are replacing 11 windows in all and are choosing between the following:

Gilkey Double Hung 366 (U-value 0.26) $800 per window

Soft-Lite Elements: (triple pane, U-value .19) $680 per window

To me, the Gilkey seems a bit more sturdy. Also the window would be installed by a team that works at the factory so I'm assuming they know the windows very well. What would your call be?

Cindy - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Hi Cindy. Gilkey does make a good window, but I'm not sure there are many people out there who would consider anything they make better than the Soft Lite Elements. The Elements is widely considered one of the top five vinyl windows around. Assuming the Soft-Lite installers seem like they know their stuff and have good online reviews, that's the choice I would make. However, either window is going to serve you well for decades to come.

Dan K. - April, 2016

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