Comparing Mathews Brothers Vinyl Windows: Spencer Walcott & Sanford Hills

Sanford Hills

In the last few years, several window manufacturers have tried to gain ground in the New England Area, but one company has stood out and seems to be making a meaningful impact in the vinyl window market with great products and service.  

Mathews Brothers (America’s Oldest Window Manufacturer, founded in 1854) can now be seen in more homes here on the Shore South with their Spencer Walcott and Sanford Hills vinyl windows. With its long connection to New England (based in Maine), the company has continued to understand our clients’ unique needs and desires.

When you are considering which window might be right for you, I recommend thinking about a couple of things:
1. How much do I want to invest?
2. What features do I want to include?
3. What style/look fits my home & needs?

Let’s look at these two options from Mathews Brothers more. Here are some of the features to consider to help you narrow down your selection.

Spencer Walcott

Named after founding brother Spencer Walcott Mathews. He was known for his attention to detail and love of community. And can be more budget-friendly than the Sanford Hills design.

Spencer Walcott
  • Replacement window and new construction line are both available.
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • ¾” Insulating glass with Duralite warm-edge technology (why is this good?)
  • ½” Flat coil spring balances – this allows for easy operation.
  •  Lock-in pivot pins (why is this good?)
  •  Compression Seal Weather Stripping (Value to owner?)
  •  Heavy- Gauge Vinyl frame, which gives the window strength and durability
  •  Top & Bottom sashes tilt in, which allows for easier cleaning
  •  Top & Bottom sash interlock at meeting rail for added security and minimal air infiltration.
  • Integral finger lift on the operating sash for ease of movement.
  • Screen pocket on sill, which reduces “screen rattle”
  • Available in Double Hung and Casement Windows.
  • Window Grill options available
  • Exterior Paint color options are available.

Sanford Hills

Named after Sanford Hills Mathews, Spencer Walcott Mathews brother.

  • Combines the traditional look of wood with the thermal performance of vinyl.
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • PG-50 without upgrades
  • Historic 1 ¾” Sash Members
    Duralite® warm-edge spacers in either ¾” Dual Pane or 1⅛” Triple Pane.
  • Pre-applied J-Channel that accepts most siding applications
  • Dep pockets head with compression seal weather stripping
  • Interlocking sash
  • Jamb cover that hides balance pocket
  • Integral finger lift on the operating sash for ease of movement.
  • Low profile traditional to hidden tilt latches
  • Available in double-hung and casement windows
  • Interior frame colors are White, Adobe, or Unfinished Wood-based Laminate.
  • Multiple grille options
  • Exterior paint color options are available

Depending on your home’s style, budget, and needs, we can help you select the right windows for your home. If you are looking for a good basic replacement window with some options, most of our clients go with the Spencer Walcott. Sanford Hills might be the way to go if you want something that combines the look of wood but is still vinyl. We can also look into other window options that can fit your specific wants and needs.

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.