The Tafco Octagon Window is manufactured with a heavy duty extruded fully welded main frame. The solid main frame insures a weather tight seal. Insulated glass and durable seals keep cold air out and warm air in. An Octagon window will enhance the curb appeal of your home by adding uniqueness to the overall design. The Tafco Octagon Window is the perfect choice for your new construction or remodeling needs.
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85%of customersrecommend this product23 of 27reviews
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Ease of installation
85%of customersrecommend this product23 of 27reviews
These are solid windows, and great for vaulted areas that need a little extra light or accent. My ratings were '5' all across the board except for 'Ease of Installation'. While this isn't an issue with the window itself, the purchaser should be aware that a little extra framing will be needed both inside and outside. Just think through the process a little before installing...how you will trim it outside with the various angles, and how the drywall will install around it on the inside.
We purchased it online. It came well-packed in lots of bubble wrap. Shipping time was a bit slow, but not bad.
I bought a pair of these to install up high, near the roof peaks on a small lawn cottage I am building. They look great, especially now that the white vinyl siding is on. Note that the section thickness of the window frame is much narrower than a typical 4" stud wall, so you'll need to do a little bit of millwork on the inside of your building to trim the window frame out flush with your interior wall. I plan to miter up some pine boards and paint them white to match the window frame. I would buy these windows again and I think that they are a good value if you are looking for a custom accent to your project but don't want to spend a king's ransom. Note that there is a drain hole in the window frame, so you need to make sure you mount the window with the drain hole at the bottom.
I had to remove an old metal frame arch window on a stairway landing and wanted to keep the arch look without paying the big bucks 60” x 22” window would cost. I went with this one because I would not have to remove the header or cut the wall down further. However, I could have purchased a rectangular slider for about the same price and that’s probably what I should have done. The fit and finish on this is not what I’d expect in such a small window at nearly $100. the exterior trim is cut improperly and needs to be caulked. The interior of the window has terrible cuts on the metal that frame the glass… and it’s visible when you look through the window. The interior is a flat finish vinyl and seems to be missing a finish cap on it… there’s an open trough that runs around the entire window. Overall, pretty disappointed in the build quality and it’s not worth a 40-mile drive to return it. The good news is that shipping was free, it was very well packed and it arrived quickly. I would not recommend it if you are the least bit concerned about the points I mentioned… but since it’s about 10-feet off the ground the exterior imperfections won’t be noticed. You also need to be able to cut a series of pieces at 45-degree angles to make the frame.
I first went to the competing store and didn't find what I wanted. Saw this window online but had questions and was hoping to see one. Stopped at local H.D. store in Apex, NC and visited window dept. Window Dept. Manager there was extremely knowledgeable, helpful etc. Answered my questions. I went online at the store and ordered this window. Info online said delivery might take several days. It arrived in 2 days! Quality and construction appear excellent for the price. Only downside were the instructions included with the shipment. They were for a rectangular opening window. No info about the vent / drain holes, but lots of info on how to clean the window. Overall I am very pleased and now have it installed.
My new bathroom has an 11 foot high sloping ceiling and a 5 x 7 floor space. The tub surround eliminated the planned window. I needed some natural light to avoid a cave feeling. This window sits 9 feet off the floor, was easy to install, (blocking out the octagon shape to fit the window requires intermediate carpentry skills) and provides the welcome lighting. I ordered it on a Monday and had it by Friday. In fact, ordering it online saved me money and the hassle of lugging it home. One of the best experiences I have had in a while.
Ordered this window and made the mistake of framing the opening to 21.75" assembled width. The ruff in opening is ACTUALLY 22.25 as per instructions that came with the window. Be forewarned. Okay so after RE-FRAMING the opening the window went in fine and we love it.
-Product was purchased online. -Product looked much better in the picture but was not acceptable quality once received and inspected. -Poor overall quality of the windown interior setting -Did not install due to poor craftmanship of product. -returned to store for refund.
I would highly recommend this window if you have a place for it. My builder had no problems with the installations. I would advise that the purchaser pay close attention to the instructions on how the window should be installed (open slots should be on the outside of window and see the red instructions on the bottom of the window that says "This part of window should be at the bottom).
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Review 10 for Fixed Octagon Geometric Vinyl Window
No frills Octagon. Good product for the price. There are no detailed installation instructions included. If you have never installed a window there are many good online tutorials. This was a new install on an existing stucco wall. It went in with no issues. It should last a long time as it is made up of only glass and vinyl.
Pros: Great Value, Functional, Good Size & Fit
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Review 12 for Fixed Octagon Geometric Vinyl Window
We got two octagon windows for our addition. They were the best value of any window I searched for in stores or online. They delivered super fast and FREE. Installation was a breeze (new construction is easy anyway, but no surprises here). Be sure to put the weeping hole at the bottom when installing. Beautiful and cost-effective. Thanks HD!
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Review 14 for Fixed Octagon Geometric Vinyl Window
windows arrived earlier than expected and installation went well
The second time it arrived damaged, I used the first one but sent the second one back when I saw the box was crushed like the previous one that arrived. Part of the flange was broken off on the first one.
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Review 16 for Fixed Octagon Geometric Vinyl Window
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I was looking for a replacement for a wood octagonal window that had deteriorated due to weather. This product doesn't allow me to open the window any longer but it was easy to install and seems like it will be impervious to weather.
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Review 17 for Fixed Octagon Geometric Vinyl Window