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Best Home windows

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Home windows

Best Home windows

We tested 16 home windows to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Home window based on the following criteria:

  • Rain resistance
  • Wind resistance 0 degrees (F)
  • Wind resistance 70 degrees (F)
  • Convenience
  • Durability

Below lists the Home windows that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Home window is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Home windows

Best Home window for Rain resistance

Rain resistance measures their ability to keep out heavy, wind-driven rain.


This Home window which tested best for Rain resistance has the following features: U-factor, Partial replacement, Full replacement and Custom sizes.

Best Home window for Wind resistance 0 degrees (F)

Wind resistance measures each window's ability to keep out 25 mph winds at outdoor temperatures of 0ºF.


This Home window which tested best for Wind resistance 0 degrees (F) has the following features: U-factor, Partial replacement, Full replacement and Custom sizes.

Best Home window for Wind resistance 70 degrees (F)

Wind resistance measures each window"s ability to keep out 25 mph winds at outdoor temperatures of 70º F.


This Home window which tested best for Wind resistance 70 degrees (F) has the following features: U-factor, Partial replacement, Full replacement and Custom sizes.

Best Home window for Convenience

Convenience assesses how easy the window was to open and close, how easy its sashes tilted back for cleaning, and whether it had helpful features such as full-length handles, and a handle for the top sash.


This Home window which tested best for Convenience has the following features: U-factor, Partial replacement and Custom sizes.

Best Home window for Durability

For durability, we evaluated how well each model maintained its wind and rain resistance after a week's worth of severe temperature changes.


This Home window which tested best for Durability has the following features: U-factor, Partial replacement and Custom sizes.