Window Replacement Cost & Pricing

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Window Replacement Cost Bids

Hello, Dane: I am trying to find out if your company does replacement windows for mobile homes? I have 4 at the moment I would like to try and replace next month. Is the 25% off via your website good on this order? Thanks.

Joanna - April, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Joanne, we do not do replacement windows. The form on the site allows you to get multiple local bids from contractors who can provide you with free bids. Once you get the bids, send them to me and I can give you an unbiased opinion on the bids you have (we have no allegiance to any of the companies so I think it's fair to say the advise is unbiased). If I don't like any of the bids, I'll make some recommendations on what brands you might want to look at.

Dan K. - April, 2017



Alpen Replacement Costs

I have 16 single frame aluminum windows that need to go, they're on their last legs. I've been collecting bids for a couple of weeks now and so far I have three bids.

Zen Lotus: $7100

Alpen 525 series: $9,200

Marvin Infinity: $11000

Billy - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Billy, I like fiberglass windows, but I don't think they're THAT much better than vinyl. I would toss the Infinity bid and look at the Alpen and Zen bids. I think those two are probably comparable to one another for the quality you are getting. I think you need to decide how important getting the fiberglass option is to you and then do a thorough comparison of the installation quality that you'll get from each of the local companies. This would be my deciding factor - who will do the better job putting in the windows. Both of these bids might come down a bit if you ask for a price reduction.

Dan K. - January, 2017


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Alpine

I have gotten bids for 19 windows We followed your advice and sought a few other bids. Two contractors followed through on taking measurements, but the Milgard dealer forgot to give us a quote even after we followed up with him twice. The other contract gave us a bid of $8,000 for Alpine windows (70 or 80 series), which receive very poor reviews online. We asked if they could install windows from another manufacturer and they said that they also offer Value Windows (http://valuewindowsdoors.com) or International Windows (http://www.intlwindow.com). We aren't finding too many reviews for either Value or International. Have you had any experience with those window manufacturers?

Tony - April, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Tony, I know that Alpine is considered a lower end vinyl window manufacturer. I would stay away from them if I were you. I don't anything about Value or International, but I wouldn't use a manufacturer that has no reviews or information on them. It's just a recipe for headaches. Go with something that is tried and true.

Dan K. - April, 2017


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Alside Window Replacement Costs

I need to replace my old aluminum windows and I'm confused by the various quotes on 13 sliders and 1 patio slider door. They are all so over the board that I don't know what to do. I live in Portland Oregon.

Renewal By Andersen quoted me out at $38K, which I've ruled out because I could never afford this. A window company that sells the Alside Fairfield 80 quoted me at $9500. Window World quoted me at $,7500.

I got a quote on the Milgard Styleline for $10,500 and the Milgard Tuscany for $11,300. What are your opinions on these?

Sal - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Hi Sal, welcome to the world of home improvement and the crazy swings in pricing that occur often and can be very confusing. I would agree with you that Renewal is way overpriced so you are right to toss this one out. I'm not a huge fan of Window World or Alside so I'm going to have to rule them out as well.

I do like Milgard and I would definitely suggest upgrading to the Tuscany. However, I think you should see if you can get a couple more comparable quotes just to see how they stack up. I believe Anlin is available where you live, go with their mid range window series, and also see if you can find a company who sells the Simonton Impressions 9800 or the Simonton Reflections 5500 series. These are all comparable to the Milgard Tuscany. I would be interested to see how these prices stack up to the quote you have from Milgard.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Amerimax Window Replacements Prices

Hi, I have a bid on 8 windows for 6 openings from a company that sells Amerimax, the model is the Craftsman Portrait and includes low e366 glass with the neat glass option. All the windows are single hung. Two of them are rather large, 70" x 59", while the rest I think are pretty standard size. The total bid cost is $5,000. The average per window price is $625 - how fair is this would you say?

Ginny - Homeowner - from 2016

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Ginny, it's pretty tough to say whether the bid is fair or not because there are lots of issues such as installation, window upgrades, etc. that may come into play and drive the cost up or push the cost down. On the face of it, this looks pretty reasonable for what you have. I would suggest getting a couple more bids and seeing how they compare. Comparable windows include the Milgard Tuscany and the Anlin Del Mar.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Amerimax Windows Prices

We live in Northern California and our old single pane, single strength, aluminum windows are on their way out. The job entails two patio sliding doors and 14 large windows. Here are my bids, I'm wondering how the prices and bids compare to one another?

Amerimax Crafstman Series: $11,000

Simonton DayLight Max Series: $12,000

Simonton Madiera Series: $13,000

Milgard Tuscany Series: $14,500

Anlin Del Mar Series: $16,000

Anne - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Anne, of the bids you have I think the Amerimax Craftsman series is the best value of the bunch -- and it's the lowest bid you have so that's nice, right! The Craftsman Portrait from Amerimax is, in my opinion, as good a window as both the Anlin Del Mar and the Milgard Tuscany. I would say it's a tad better than both the Simonton Madeira and the Daylight Max.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Amsco Pricing

I have a bid on 8 Amsco Artisan double hungs fully installed for $500 per window. They look good, feel pretty sturdy and there don't seem to be any drafts. I have noticed that the glazing bead seem a bit chintzy compared to the Wincore I looked at and the Simonton. How do you think they compare.

Rick - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Rick, Amsco makes a decent vinyl window, but not a top tier window to be sure. I would say that both Wincore and Simonton get the nod in respect to overall reputation. The Amsco Artisan window is their premium vinyl window and I think it's a solid mid range vinyl window. I'm not sure I would recommend them to most consumers, but if you like the product and feel like the installer knows his stuff, I wouldn't tell you not to use the Artisan series in your home.

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Andersen Replacement Windows Costs

I have gotten 3 bids so far and can't seem to figure out which is the best one. I have a good size project, 40 double hung windows, where some of them are good sized and more or less complicated in their layout.

First Bid: Vytex 3300 Series - Cost $37,000

Second Bid: Simonton 5500 Series - Cost $43,000

Third Bid: Andersen 100 Windows - Cost $50,000

Linda - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Linda, I'm going to assume that the Vytex 3000 window is their mid range window, although I've never heard of this one specifically. Obviously, it's the lowest bid and it sounds like this is a decent option. In general, the Vytex will be a slightly lower quality than the 5500 or the 100 Series windows.

The 5500 is a good window, one of the better series that Simonton makes and probably a better option than the Vytex in my opinion.

I definitely like the Andersen 100 Series and find the window quite appealing its its look and feel. I don't think you are going to get more in terms of performance out of the 100 than the 5500 so the added cost would be your own personal taste as opposed to overall quality or durability. But again I think the Anderson 100 series window is one of the nicest looking windows on the market.

Dan K. - September, 2016


Andersen Bay Window Cost

I live in Pittsburgh and am getting window replacement quotes from a local companies on replacing an old bay window that measures 92" by 44". The bids seem sort of high to me and I was wondering what you thought.

Andersen Bay Window: $8000

Polaris Bay Window: $4600

Alside Bay Window: $4200

Bob - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Hi Bob, that Andersen bid looks pretty darn high to me. I'm not in the habit of recommending Alside over most quality brands so I'm going to toss this one out as well. Polaris makes a good window and that looks like a good bid to me. I would recommend getting a couple more bids -- is Sunrise in your area, they make a very nice bay window. Okna does as well. I think you need to see a couple more apples-to-apples comparisons.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Atrium Window costs

Can anyone comment on the durability of the Atrium series 8300 replacement window? I live in Columbia, SC. I am buying 24 of these. I have a very good installer. I hear that the success of the windows literally hangs on the quality of installation. Is that correct?

Harold - June, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Harold, I would say it's a low end mid range vinyl window that should run $250 to $325 out the door for the window and installation. In terms of installation/window, I'm going to say a 50/50 split between window and installation. in year seven when the seals break or the sash doesn't work properly, the installation is certainly not at fault.

If your installer likes the atrium 8300 and has had a good experience with them, then I'm not going to dissuade you from going with them.

Dan K. - June, 2017


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Beechworth Replacement Pricing

I just recently got a quote on Beechworth windows that sort of blew me away. The quote was from a local company here in St. Louis called Lakeside so I'm not sure if their pricing is just super high or if it's the window itself. Anyway, $21K for 15 windows or $1400 per window! This was the price after they "marked it down" by 25% It seems like a crazy price, although the windows are very nice looking.

I was expecting to pay in the $700 to $900 range for a quality fiberglass window. I was hoping to get your take on this, thanks.

Allen - July, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Allan, I've heard of Beechworth, but have never actually heard what these windows are being bid out at. I'm pretty surprised those numbers, that sounds extremely high to me and frankly very overpriced. If you want to go with a fiberglass window, I've been impressed with what I've heard of Enerlux windows, which are out of Nebraska and the performance numbers on them are outstanding. Admittedly, I've only spoken with a couple of homeowners who have gotten bids from these guys, but they both said that the price was somewhere between 1/3 to 1/2 less than Marvin windows, who sell the Infinity and Integrity fiberglass windows. Take a look at this company, or Marvin for than matter, because both of these companies should run in that $700 to $900 per window for a somewhat standard window size with installation.

Dan K. - July, 2016


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Burris Pricing

We are in Texas and are looking to replace around 400 sq ft. of windows. 11 windows in all -- we are looking for mid range low-e, argon filled double pane windows. So far, these are our quotes.

Ply Gem Builder Grade: $4,400

Milgard Style Line: $6700

Milgard Hermosa: $7300

Milgard Tuscany: $8500

Burris TectView EX: $8900

Jerry - March, 2018

Site Editor's Response

Jerry, I'm not sure the Burris is a good enough window to spend over what you would on a Milgard. The Milgard Tuscany is probably the window I would choose out of that list, but I have to say that it's priced too high as it is. The mark up from the Style Line to the Tuscany ought to be around 15%, not over 30% as it is now.

There are some other Texas window brands that you may also want to take a look at. Don Young is one that comes to mind, as well as NT, which I would compare to the quality of Milgard windows. The NT Presidential, Energy Masters, and Traditions are the three series that I would suggest, in that order.

Good luck and shoot me an email with what you find!

Dan K. - March, 2018

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Cascade Window Costs

I live in Northern California and need to replace 1 slider patio door and 15 windows. I received one bid on the Sierra window from Jeld Wen that came to $9,300 out the door. The other bid was on the Cascade WinPro $11,000. Both bids come with low-e glass, but no argon fills. It looks like I could add the fills for around $25 a window if I want to go that route, not sure I need it.

Hannah - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

I'm not the biggest fan of Cascade Windows, they seem to change quite a bit with a revolving line up of windows (and warranties) and I'm not sure that I can recommend them for this reason (talk to the many many individuals who have no recourse over faulty windows -- not necessarily Cascade per se -- after the recession brought down the window company they purchase from). They don't make a bad window, but they are a bit bare bones for my liking.

While I'm typically not a proponent of Jeld Wen, I actually like the Sierra model, which uses a 16 gauge steel reinforcement for the sash and frame interlock. It also uses a tin-plated steel spacer and a dual coating of low-e glass.

I think between the two, I would go with the Jeld Wen Sierra, although I would find my own installer, preferably someone who does a lot of Jeld Wen windows. Finally, it's probably a toss up whether you need the argon gas fill or not so if you swing the money great, if not I wouldn't worry that much.

Dan K. - January, 2017


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Champion Windows Prices

I have five rather large windows that need replacing -- they are 81" by roughly 48." So far, I have a bid from Champion for $5500. This bid feels rather high and I'm wondering what you thought. Thanks in advance.

Becky - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Becky, $1100 for a Champion window, even a rather large one, does on the face of it sound high. However, there might be installation factors driving this cost bid. The best way to find out whether the bid is high or not is to get two or three more bids. Champion sells one vinyl window that I would say is equivalent to the Harvey Classic, the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait and the Polaris ThermalWeld Series.

Let me know what your additional bid prices are and the window it's for and I'm more than happy to give you my opinion!

Dan K. - October, 2016


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CWS Replacement Cost

We are replacing 8 single panes with hurricane windows. So far, I have 2 quotes -- the difference in price is just $600

CWS 8100 Series: $5600

PGT 5500 Series: $6100

Tommy - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Tommy, these two series are very close to one another in quality, features, and construction in quality. I'd say that PGT has a bit better reputation -- or perhaps I'd say they are a little better known that the Custom Window Systems. However, I like each of these companies for impact windows and I think you'd be well served with either one. I think the PGT is probably worth the extra $600 only for the fact that PGT has the stronger reputation and therefore is more likely to be around in 15 years if something were to go wrong. Hopefully you won't have to deal with that!

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Don Young Window Replacement Costs

I'm looking at a few options here in Houston, including Sunrise, Soft-Lite and Don Young. All of the bids were roughly the same, around that $500 to $600 per window range. So who do I go with?

Penny - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Penny, you have three very good options in front of you so you should be good with whatever option you choose. In terms of whether to go with aluminum or vinyl, I think you could go with vinyl for any opening that's say 37" by 73" or smaller and benefit from the better energy efficiency properties. For openings that are quite large, I would recommend the aluminum for the increased strength they provide. Of course, most homeowners go with one company for obvious reasons. If they are normal sized windows for the most part, I'd go with the vinyl. If you have quite a few larger openings, I'd go with the Don Young single hung thermally broken windows.

Dan K. - January, 2017


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Fibertec Fenestration Pricing

I'm in the process of building a sunroom onto my back living room and I'm looking for a very well made window that will help keep my house nice and energy efficient. I have some quotes from three different fiberglass window brands and wanted to get another opinion -- all the windows will be double-hungs, approximately 36" by 60"

Bid 1: Serious 525 Series with a 0.24 U value: $755 per window

Bid 2: Inline 900 Series with a 0.22 U-value: $714 per window

Bid 3: Fibertec 400 Series with a U-value of 0.22: $650 per window

Steve - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Steve, all three of these brands are excellent fiberglass windows in my opinion. While I do have a bit more experience with Serious and Inline, both excellent, I would have a hard time not at least taking a closer look at the Fibertec. They are a Canadian based company, which is the reason that I don't hear much about them. I would talk with the company that was bidding them out and see how much actual experience they have working with them.

I think I would be leaning towards the Inline 900, unless the company could convince me that the Fibertec had a track record that I could get behind. I would also be curious to see how the air infiltration numbers stacked up on all three, that would certainly be worth looking into.

Dan K. - January, 2017

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Eastern Architectural Systems Cost

I want to upgrade my old casements and have narrowed my search to 2 different window manufacturers. On is Eastern Architectural Systems, which sells a single hung for $325 installed and the PGT Energy Vue model 5400 series for $375 installed (I rounded the price per window, I have about 15 windows to replace). I work for the Navy and am on a budget so I want the best window at the best price (I'm sure everyone wants this, right?)

Jenny - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Jenny, Eastern Architectural Systems are not a very big operation and honestly I don't know a ton about them. PGT is an excellent window manufacturer and would be my pick -- especially because I know so little about EAS. $375 per window for the PGT Energy Vue 5400 is a very good price and definitely worth the price point. I always advise consumers to negotiate on the price to see if the dealer will come down off the initial bid, but I would think there would be little wiggle room on that price. But it never hurts to ask!

I like the PGT Energy Vue 5400 window, this is what I would go with. Make sure whoever installs it, has lots of experience with this particular window.

Dan K. - October, 2016

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Gilkey Replacement 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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Harvey Window Replacements Prices

I got a quote from a Harvey dealer on their Classic window and I'm trying to make sense of it. $9200 for 20 windows, plus $9200 for a patio door and 2 bay windows. Is this a fair price? How does the Harvey compare to other vinyl window makers? Thanks in advance!

Rand - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Rand, I think the quote you received looks pretty fair, it's what, $460 per window totally installed if my math is right. This is right in the ballpark of what I'd expect for the Harvey Classic. Having said that, I think you should get a couple more quote to compare it with. Comparable windows would be the Polaris ThermalWeld (this actually might be a bit better than the Harvey), the ProVia Aeris and a Champion window. All of these brands ought to be available in your area and I'm sure the reps would love to come out and give you a bid.

Get all of these bids, touch and feel all the windows that the reps come show you for a better tactile understanding of what you're buying and compare the cost bids against one another. This is going to be the best way to really know if the bid is fair.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Ideal Replacement Windows Costs

I'm 69 years old and never purchased windows before so I'm trying to get all the help I can. I'm looking at the high end Ideal Platinum 3000 window. I have a bid for 15 windows with grids fully installed ball park quote is $6700 with one tempered window. Without grids and tempered glass around 6000. Seems like a very fair price if the windows are good. The company helped Ideal with this new window, which they indicate is an upgrade to the Majestic, what questions do you think I should ask or firm up when I go the showroom? Thanks for all your help.

Gene - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Gene, hi, I have to say this is an excellent price for that window. The big question I have is on the performance data. Did they measure the U-factor from center of glass (this can be done to make the U-factor lower or better sounding than it really is). Also the air infiltration number, is that using triple pane or double pane - you want the double pane number since that's what you are buying.

Assuming these numbers are right, I wouldn't have too much concern about the window itself. I would just make sure that the company who is installing the window is very thorough in their installation and doesn't cut corners to save money.

If you are satisfied with the company, then I think you have done a great job!

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Jeld Wen Window Replacement Costs

My husband and I just bought a house that is only 12 years old, but the previous owners really neglected the windows, which are wood Windsor windows. They never painted the windows on the outside and the frames and sill are basically rotting. At this point, most of the windows need to be replaced, but we're not sure we want to tackle everything right now. Instead, we're going to replace the ones that HAVE TO be swapped out right now. However, whatever we go with, we'd obviously like to match the rest of the windows to when we finally do replace them. Basically there are 5 of them and they are large, all roughly 40"W by 75"H picture windows. So far, the bids I have are as follows.

Vinyl Window Options:

Softlite Barrington Vinyl: $4050
Anderson 100 Series Vinyl: $4315
Jeld Wen Premium Vinyl: $4825
Windsor Next Dimensions Vinyl: $4775
Softlite Imperial LS Vinyl: $6350

Wood Window Options:

Windsor Pinnacle Wood: $5550
Anderson A Series Wood: $6900

Marilynn - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Marilynn, if would say that you should learn from the experience you are going through and ditch the idea of wood windows. One, they're very expensive compared to most of vinyl options you have in your bid sheet. Two, they carry such a limited warranty on the frames -- 10 to 20 years compared with lifetime on most vinyl windows. Three, they require work to keep them looking good and to maximize their "lifespan." Of the bids you have, I like the Andersen 100 series, that's a good price for that window, typically they are going to be higher than Jeld Wen vinyl window. I don't know much about Windsor Vinyl windows so I'm going to pass on that one. The Soft-lite Imperial LS is the best window in the bunch for sure, but it's also one of the more expensive. The one nice option with the Imperial LS is the interior laminate options they offer, which can make for a wood-looking window, without all the problems that real wood carries.

Dan K. - September, 2016


Jeld Wen Ex-Siteline Costs

I'm replacing nearly 50 windows in my house that are of all sizes. I have a number of bids, but the only caveat is that my HOA is pretty limited in what they allow. Here's what I have:

Renewal By Andersen -- $70,000

Kolbe & Kolbe Classic -- $52,000

JELD-WEN Ex-Siteline -- $47,000

Pella Proline 450 -- $40,000 (through Lowes)

Anna - Homeowner - from 2016

Site Editor's Response

Anna, it sounds like you are confined to wood windows. I think that Renewal quote is very high. The Kolbe Classic is a nice wood window and seems about right to me. The Jeld Wen Siteline with the auralast treatment is a decent option with the lifetime warranty. I'm not the biggest fan of Jeld Wen, but I do like the auralast wood treatment they've added to their wood windows. I wouldn't go with the Pella ProLine, especially with installation through Lowe's.

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Kensington Fenestration Pricing

I'm in the process of collecting bids for 12 replacement windows -- the bids that I have I posted below. They include removal, debris, installation, the whole nine yards. Wondering what you think.

Kensington Huntington: $5520

Ideal Platinum 300: $5520

Okna 500 Series: $5640

Vytex Fortis Series: $5880

Okna 800 Series: $6420

Chase - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Chase, I like all of these bids. The Kensington Huntington is a good window, as is the Ideal Platinum. However, the Okna 500 might be my pick. I'd say the 500 is on par with the Vytex Fortis. If you can afford it, the Okna 800 series is the best of the bunch, but of course it is also the most expensive. I would also look at the installation quality from the local company bidding out the job as one of the key factors in making your decision.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Kolbe Window Replacements And Prices

I have 12 DHs and 2 basement slider windows that I'd like to replace and plan on being in the house for quite a long time to come.

We are going with replacement inserts and live in Minnesota where the winters are pretty brutal.

We got bids on Andersen 400 series, but they are $715 for the windows themselves (not including installation).

The Kolbe Classic was $800 a piece (not including installation).

The Kolbe Heritage was $890 a piece (not including installation).

Sunrise Window was $550 per, completely installed.

Kolbe Latitude (their vinyl window) was $355 per, completely installed.

Kelly - Homeowner - from 2016

Site Editor's Response

Kelly, you have some interesting bids, I think the first question you have to answer is whether you want to go with wood or vinyl. Personally, with cold brutal winters, I'd stick with a good quality vinyl window. Performance wise, they are going to be much better than an organic wood and the wood windows simply aren't going to last as long. Finally, wood windows require maintenance in order to preserve the life of them and they don't carry the same warranty -- mainly because the manufacturers know they don't last as long as a good vinyl window :)

Assuming I've made my case for vinyl, the Sunrise Window is an excellent choice. $550 per window installed is a good price (I have no idea how large or small your windows but still...). Kolbe makes a nice wood window, but I'm not sure about their vinyl windows. I wouldn't take the chance on a company that doesn't specialize in the type of window I wanted.

I'd go with the Sunrise Windows and leave the rest behind.

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Larson Storm Costs

I'm considering Larson storm windows that look like they will cost $125 a piece. The insides of my windows look decent, but they are definitely no longer energy efficient, which is why I'm considering the Larsen storm window option. I also got a few bids for full replacements, including the Sunrise standard window, which runs $625 per window fully installed and a Simonton Prism Platinum that runs $525 per window. Any advice?

Joshua - March, 2017

Site Editor's Response

I think it really depends on how bad the existing windows are. Larson makes a very good storm window and assuming you like the look of them on the outside, they aren't a bad option, especially given how much less expensive they would be to outfit your house. If the existing windows are just inefficient, then I'd strongly consider the storm windows. If the windows are cracked or are letting in moisture and water, then I would have to advise you to do the full replacement.

Over time, that water can cause rot to the window sills and frames and that can be an expensive fix down the road. Did the contractors or companies say whether there was damage to the existing sills and frames? This would be my deciding factor if it were my house. Perhaps you should get a couple more bids -- not for the bids themselves -- but to get some professional opinions on the state of your sills and frames.

Both the Sunrise window and the Simonton Prism Platinum window are both good, the Sunrise is much better, probably worth the additional $125 per window. Some negotiating should bring both those prices down a little -- hopefully :)

Dan K. - March, 2017


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Marvin Replacement Windows Prices

I just received a quoted on 15 Marvin Infinity windows that ended up being $1,175 per window. They come with a 50 year warranty. How fair do you think this price is? I used your cost calculator and this seems awful expensive.

Debby - July, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Rachel, I agree that almost $1200 per window is quite high and this may or may not be the fair market price, my notion is that it's at least a bit high. The problem with throwing out per window costs is that there are at least 20 factors that are specific to your project that can push this price up or down from an "industry average" perspective. Size, features, glass, grids, hardware, as well as a good 15 installation factors that are a bit too complicated to list here because they are going to vary from job to job.

The best way to see how your Marvin windows price bid compares to others is to get 3 more bids and compare them. Marvin pricing will typically be a bit higher than the top end vinyl windows such as Okna, Soft-Lite, and Sunrise. I would say that a normal Marvin Infinity window will run $700 to $1000 per window with installation.

Get your bids and then see where you are at then. If the bids are lower than this, take the bid and go back to the Marvin dealer and tell them that if they can match the $1000 per window fully installed out the door, then you'll go with them. You will be surprised how persuasive the statement "I'm all ready to sign" can be when it comes to driving down the project cost! Good luck.

Dan K. - July, 2016


Marvin Integrity Window Cost

We live in Wisconsin and are building a home and need to buy windows - 25 in all. My top two candidates are the Marvin integrity (some use the interior wood, while others use the full fiberglass). The other is the Simonton Pro Finish Contractor. We plan to live in our home for a long time and I'm trying to get some perspective on costs.

Simonton Pro Finish Contractor: $9K

Marvin integrity: $21K

Joannie - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Joannie, this is a tough question to answer because these window are so different and the prices are amazingly different as well. While the Integrity price might be a bit high (I'd like to see you get a couple more fiberglass window bids to compare), the Integrity is a good fiberglass window. If it were me, I would also get a bid on the Infinity to see how that one compares.

The Simonton Pro Finish Contractor window is more of an entry level window and not one that I would recommend for a homeowner who plans to stay in their home long term. If anything, at least upgrade to the ProFinish Master window, which is sturdier and uses better components.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Midway Fenestration Pricing

I'm considering replacing my old aluminum windows with new vinyl ones, two of which are larger half-rounds. I have two estimates so far.

Midway EnviroSealed: $650 each

Vista Panorama: $570 each

The installer teams both seem good; good reviews, and each has a long history.

Michael - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Michael, that's tough to say -- the Midway is probably the better of the two, but it's probably only 10% to 15% better, which is about the price difference you have. So at this point it's a flip of the coin. If it were me, I'd go with the Midway.

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Milgard Window Replacement Pricing

I need to replace my old aluminum windows and I'm confused by the various quotes on 13 sliders and 1 patio slider door. They are all so over the board that I don't know what to do. I live in Portland Oregon.

Renewal By Andersen quoted me out at $38K, which I've ruled out because I could never afford this. A window company that sells the Alside Fairfield 80 quoted me at $9500. Window World quoted me at $,7500.

I got a quote on the Milgard Styleline for $10,500 and the Milgard Tuscany for $11,300. What are your opinions on these?

Sal - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Hi Sal, welcome to the world of home improvement and the crazy swings in pricing that occur often and can be very confusing. I would agree with you that Renewal is way overpriced so you are right to toss this one out. I'm not a huge fan of Window World or Alside so I'm going to have to rule them out as well.

I do like Milgard and I would definitely suggest upgrading to the Tuscany. However, I think you should see if you can get a couple more comparable quotes just to see how they stack up. I believe Anlin is available where you live, go with their mid range window series, and also see if you can find a company who sells the Simonton Impressions 9800 or the Simonton Reflections 5500 series. These are all comparable to the Milgard Tuscany. I would be interested to see how these prices stack up to the quote you have from Milgard.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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NT Fenestration Costs

I live in Texas X and need to replace five windows that were damaged during a recent hailstorm. Although our insurance does cover some of the expenses to replace them, it doesn't cover everything. I want a decent mid range window and would love to get your opinion. I have received a couple of quotes:

Tectview Single Hungs: $2350

Berkshire Elite Single Hungs: $2838

Brandy - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Brandy, I have to say you could and should probably do better than the bids you have. I don't feel like either one of these is going to offer the quality that will provide you with long term value. I would recommend getting a bid from Don Young on their vinyl windows or take a look at NT Windows, which offers three lines, the Energy Masters, Traditions or the Presidential. The mid range Traditions is probably the best bet for your needs. The better series from Simonton, including the Reflections 5500 (Simonton Platinum Prism Series) is also worth a look. Any of these three will offer you better long term value than the two window bids you currently have.

Dan K. - January, 2017


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Okna Window Replacements And Prices


My two bids include Sunrise Restorations, 4 of the windows with Sunshades, and the Sunrise rep said that $6,696 is the best he could do. Originally, it was $6,905 with no sunshades. The original project details for Sunrise Restorations are as follows:

- Remove 12 windows for insert replacement

- Convert kitchen twin casement into 1 double hung and bathroom triple casement into twin double hung.

- Furnish and install:

* 10 custom thermal vinyl replacement windows. White interior/exterior. Includes half screens, locks, hardware, low-E glass, Argon glass, and contoured grids between the glass.

* Double hung style.

* (2) master bath with tempered glass

* Insulate jamb perimeters with low expansion spray foam.

* Interior caulking white.

* Exterior G8 Performance coil capping and caulking. Antique parchment or another color selection.

10 year labor warranty.

I'm sure with the inclusion of 4 sunshades, it might affect some of the above such as argon glass in the 4 with sunshades.

The Okna 500 proposal is:

1 (2-part slider) 48 by 36 above kitchen sink

9 double hungs (7 with deluxe foam upgrade)

They all would have grids

The installation would include installation, exterior trim capping, full tear out.

Total would be $6,860 (because of the deluxe foam upgrade).

Although I really like Okna because we have a sliding patio door by Okna that was previously installed by the Okna dealer, I think the Sunrise package looks pretty good. Your thoughts? Thanks.

Gary - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Gary, both the Sunrise Restorations and the Okna 500 are excellent vinyl windows. You can't go wrong with either -- I rarely get to say that to people that write in! Choose the company that you think will off the best and most thorough installation!

Dan K. - January, 2017


Okna 500 vs Sunrise Restorations

I'm in New Jersey and have to get several windows fixed that are I believe normal size, 21" by about 45". So far I have 4 price quotes that all include installation, low-e glass, argon fill, and tempered glass (I live in a loud area and want the added soundproofing and security). I'm leaning towards the Okna 400, but I've heard good things about the Sunrise windows as well. I was hoping to get your opinions on these options. Thanks!

Okna 400 with the Deluxe package - $600

Okna 500 with the Deluxe package - $650 (same company as above)

Sunrise Standard with the Ultra-U Plus glassing - $620

Sunrise Vanguard with the Ultra-U Plus glassing - $665

Silverline 1200 - $385

Silverline 8600 - $445

Silverline 9500 - $485

Cindy - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Cindy, I like all of the Okna and Sunrise bids. I think the 500 series is worth the $50 per window more and I think the Vanguard is worth the $45 more. However, the Okna 400 window price is decent and the Sunrise window cost is fair as well. Both Okna and Sunrise are top tier vinyl window manufacturers.

I wouldn't consider the Silverline bids even though they are considerably lower. In the long run the Okna and Sunrise will last twice as long as the Silverline and you will end up saving time and money by going with the quality options at the start.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Pella Replacement Windows Cost

I'm replacing 4 - 40"x45" windows in a breezeway between my house and garage (no heat). Windows will be for ventilation only during the summer months. Old existing awning window mechanisms are all broken and I don't want to keep painting them. Home Depot quoted me $2050 for the Simonton VantagePointe included new exterior flashing/trim, etc. Lowe's quoted me $2081 for the Pella 250 windows. HD had the better financing, i.e. 0% for 24 months. They swear by their installers and at least I believe HD will be more responsive to my complaints than if I went with a local contractor. Thanks again.

Mary - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Mike, if the choice is between Simonton and Pella, I'm going to advise you to go with Simonton, which it sounds like you are leaning towards anyway. Let me know how the HD installation goes, in my experience the install teams from those big box stores tend to focus on speed over precision, which I don't feel is the right prescription for long term energy efficiency. However, that isn't the case and I'd love to know how it works out for you!

Dan K. - April, 2016


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PGT Replacement Costs

I want to upgrade my old casements and have narrowed my search to 2 different window manufacturers. On is Eastern Architectural Systems, which sells a single hung for $325 installed and the PGT Energy Vue model 5400 series for $375 installed (I rounded the price per window, I have about 15 windows to replace). I work for the Navy and am on a budget so I want the best window at the best price (I'm sure everyone wants this, right?)

Jenny - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Jenny, Eastern Architectural Systems are not a very big operation and honestly I don't know a ton about them. PGT is an excellent window manufacturer and would be my pick -- especially because I know so little about EAS. $375 per window for the PGT Energy Vue 5400 is a very good price and definitely worth the price point. I always advise consumers to negotiate on the price to see if the dealer will come down off the initial bid, but I would think there would be little wiggle room on that price. But it never hurts to ask!

I like the PGT Energy Vue 5400 window, this is what I would go with. Make sure whoever installs it, has lots of experience with this particular window.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Ply Gem Window Pricing

I have two quotes for 17 windows, one is from Window World here in Iowa; double panes, replacing the interior trim and involves something called Jam box replacement (?), wood grain laminate on the interior. The quote is for $8100.00. The second quote is from a local company that sells the PlyGem 9000, and all the details are the same. Their bid is for $8300.

Brandon - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Brandon, Window World sells a few different models so it's tough to compare apples to apples here. In general, Window World offers very competitive prices, but the quality of their windows is, frankly, not very good. Ply Gem, on the other hand, makes a pretty decent vinyl window, at least their mid range and premium series. They aren't going to be the best out there, but the Ply Gem window is going to offer much better long term value over Window World (as a general rule of thumb.)

If you do go with Ply Gem make sure that the installers have good reviews and do a thorough and complete job. This will account for quite a bit of the overall energy efficiency of the windows over time.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Polaris Windows Prices

I've narrowed my choice to Polaris and Softlite. Here are my project specifics: 8 double hung window, 4 are normal sized, 4 are large and require tempered glass. 1 6' patio slider door.

Polaris Ultraweld double pane windows and sliding patio door: $6,300

Softlite Bainbridge double pane window and Kingsroyal sliding patio door $6,400

Dan - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

The Bainbridge isn't the best window in the Soft-Lite arsenal but still has a .06 air infiltration rating, which is pretty good still. If it were one of the better Soft-Lite windows, I would say go with them, but the Bainbridge isn't my favorite because it uses a thinner frame.

I happen to really like Polaris and the UltraWeld is a very nice window. I actually don't know much about their patio sliders, but I would have to imagine them very solid. If it were me I would jump on the Polaris deal, assuming you like the company and feel comfortable that the installers will do a good job.

Dan K. - April, 2016


Polaris UltraWeld Pricing

I need to replace 16 windows and have two different bids so far.

The first is the Elements by Soft-Lite and its for $11,200

The second is the Ultraweld by Polaris and its for $9000

Which is the better option?

Betsy - December, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Betsy, the Soft-Lite Elements is perhaps the best vinyl window out there, however, the Polaris UltraWeld isn't far behind. If they were the exact same price, I would give the nod to the Elements. However, for $2000 less, I might be inclined to choose the Polaris UltaWeld over the Elements. If it were me, that's what I would do, because I would want the $2 grand in my pocket. However, the level and quality of installation needs to be considered in the decision. Assuming that whoever is installing the UltraWeld has a good reputation and resume, then this would be my choice.

Dan K. - December, 2016


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Preservation Replacement Pricing

I've done a bunch of research (mostly on this website) and have settled on getting high end vinyl replacement windows. However, my first experience was not so good. I had a dealer for Preservation windows give me a 2 hour presentation where the final price after all of the dsicounts etc. were factored in came out to $1650 per window. That's a crazy price to pay right?

Don - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Don, that is a crazy price to pay, especially for a Preservation windows, which is made by Alside windows. Welcome to the world of windows where there are massive swings in the price of vinyl windows. You need to get a few more bids and see what the real fair market price is -- let me know what state you live in and I can make some suggestions as to good brands to look at.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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ProVia Window Replacement Costs

Hi, my husband and I have one quote on 10 Vinylmax Edison windows, which we were told is their mid-range window, and includes a Core-Tex reinforcement and sentry locking mechanisms. The bid was roughly $4400. We have one more bid for the ProVia ecoLite (their mid range window), and this quote was roughly $4200. We did get one more bid on the Pella 250 vinyl window, and this was $6300, well above the other two.

We only plan to be in our house for another 5 to 7 years so we don't want to spend a ton of money. I was hoping to get your take on what we have. Thanks.

Mandy - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Nate, I think you can throw out the Pella window bid due to the cost and because the 250 series is, in my opinion, inferior to your other two selections. The Vinylmax Edison and the ProVia ecoLite should be very close in quality although I really can't tell you the specific differences between the two windows - I've never seen the ecoLite in person. However, the price and what I know about these two companies leads me to believe that their mid range offerings are relatively close to one another.

So...if it were me, I would pivot here and look at the company I'm buying from, with particular attention paid to the install. How has the better reviews, reputation, etc. This is what I would base my decision on.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Reliabilt Windows Prices

Reliabilt Windows are typically sold at the big box improvement stores and are often very affordable vinyl windows. While they aren't the best vinyl windows by any means, they are one of the better options at these sort of generic retail stores.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Renewal By Andersen Costs

So far, I have just two quotes on 21 pretty standard sized double hung double pane windows. The bids are so far apart that I wanted to get your take on them.

Renewal By Andersen - $28K

Wincore 7700 Series - $11,300

Matt - Homeowner - June 5, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Matt, Renewal By Andersen pricing is typically very high, although I have to say that $1335 a window is high even for RBA. Personally, I think they are way overpriced, but people buy them all the time.

The Wincore 7700 on the other hand is a good price point in my opinion. The 7700 may not be quite as good as the RBA, but honestly, it's not that far behind. I tend to find Wincore bids offer lots of value to homeowners.

If it were me, I'd jump on the Wincore bid in a heartbeat. Of course, this is assuming that the install provided by the company selling you the Wincore vinyl window offers proper and thorough installation.

Dan K. - April, 2016


RBA Windows Pricing

We own a farmhouse in Wisconsin and are replacing 9 windows because the exterior frames are all rotten. Renewal By Anderson windows came out and give us a quote that came in at $16,000, fully installed. They off a 0% interest for 5 years with 1 day installation and they replace all of the rotten wood and windows. Is this a good price?

Jeanie - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Hi Jeanie, I can't tell you whether or not that price is fair or not, without seeing a couple more bids. RBA tends to pricey, but it does sound like you have quite a bit of repair work that needs to be done. You should get a bid on a Marvin fiberglass window and maybe a top end vinyl window from Okna and Soft-Lite and see how these prices compare.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Revere Replacement Price

I have been doing extensive research and getting lots of window quotes. I have been impressed with several different windows but am still up in the air on making a selection. Here are my quotes so far. Where necessary, the windows were upgraded to meet Energy Star. I am looking at 14 Double Hung, 1 small fixed, and 1 large fixed with tempered obscure glass.
Berkshire Elite - $7100
Polaris Thermaweld - $8900
Pella - $9900 (least favorite)
Gilkey - $11,800
Sunrise - $12,300

To me, all of them have pros and cons. I like the idea of an insulated frame, but does it make that big of difference? I haven't actually seen the berkshire window in person and don't know much about the installers. I am very confident with the installers of the Gilkey, Sunrise, and Polaris windows.

Allan - November, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Allan, you're pretty much right on with everything you've said in your email. The Gilkey, Sunrise and Polaris are the best of the bunch. That Polaris ThermalWeld is looking pretty attractive at $8900. I would go back to the Gilkey and Sunrise reps and tell them you have to go with the Polaris unless they can come close to that price (or somewhere that sweetens it enough to overcome the $3K difference.)
I would also go to the Polaris rep and say the same thing using the Berkshire Elite quote and see if you can get him to lower his price. That's the nice thing about so many bids, you can play them off of each other and find the true floor of the reps price. So good for you.

Dan K. - November, 2016


Berkshire Elite vs Soft-Lite Imperial LS

I have two bids that I was hoping to get your take on. It's for a 6 foot patio door and 14 windows. Both are from local companies and each of them has good reviews so I figure that's a wash.

Berkshire Elite Window: $9,050

Soft-Lite Imperial LS Window: $10,150

Debbi - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Debbi, if it were me, I'd go with the Soft-Lite Imperial LS and pony up the extra $1000. The Imperial LS is just such a good vinyl window. The Revere Berkshire Elite is not bad, but it just isn't in the same category as the Imperial LS. From a long term cost perspective, I just think you will be so much better served with the Soft-Lite option.

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Semco Fenestration Cost

I live here in Denver and have received two bids so far, neither of which I'm all that happy with. My house has 30 windows that need to be replaced and the bids do include all the installation etc.

Marvin Aluminum Clad Ultimate: $60,000

Semco Double Hung: $45,000

Bill - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Bill, those are expensive bids, I'll say that. Wood windows are expensive -- have you looked into a good vinyl window like Sunrise, Zen, Amerimax or even Simonton. Vinyl has some really strong positives over wood, especially in the price point category.

You should be more in the $20 to $30K I would think with vinyl (it sounds like you may have lots of installation requirements that are driving up the cost per window, but I'm just extrapolating from the current bids). Some vinyl manufacturers make wood interior laminates that look like wood, but don't have the same issues as wood.

Get some bids and send them my way and I can weigh in on what look like your best options.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Silverline Window Replacement Costs

I'm in New Jersey and have to get several windows fixed that are I believe normal size, 21" by about 45". So far I have 4 price quotes that all include installation, low-e glass, argon fill, and tempered glass (I live in a loud area and want the added soundproofing and security). I'm leaning towards the Okna 400, but I've heard good things about the Sunrise windows as well. I was hoping to get your opinions on these options. Thanks!

Okna 400 with the Deluxe package - $600

Okna 500 with the Deluxe package - $650 (same company as above)

Sunrise Standard with the Ultra-U Plus glassing - $620

Sunrise Vanguard with the Ultra-U Plus glassing - $665

Silverline 1200 - $385

Silverline 8600 - $445

Silverline 9500 - $485

Cindy - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Cindy, I like all of the Okna and Sunrise bids. I think the 500 series is worth the $50 per window more and I think the Vanguard is worth the $45 more. However, the Okna 400 window price is decent and the Sunrise window cost is fair as well. Both Okna and Sunrise are top tier vinyl window manufacturers.

I wouldn't consider the Silverline bids even though they are considerably lower. In the long run the Okna and Sunrise will last twice as long as the Silverline and you will end up saving time and money by going with the quality options at the start.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Simonton Window Replacement Costs

I got a quote from Home Depot on Simonton windows, I think it was the VantagePointe window. It was for 13 sliders and a single patio slider door. The bid was $10.7k. It seemed high to me. What do you think of Simonton?

Mary - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

The VantagePointe is the Simonton window that is made and marketed specifically for HD. Overall, it's an okay window, I'd say on the lower end of the mid range vinyl window scale. I think that price is okay, seems high, I'd be curious to see how this bid compares to others because usually HD prices are really good. You should get a bid on the Milgard Stylelines, it's a pretty comparable window in my opinion.

Dan K. - April, 2016


Simonton 5500 or Vinylmax Easton

I live in Kansas City and I need to replace 21 windows, one is a a rather large picture window. This is our forever home so we want to buy something that's good quality and will help with the overall energy efficiency of the home. I have bids so far from Window World on their higher end 6000 series for $9225. Another on the Vinylmax Easton window for $11,250. One on the Soft-Lite Imperial LS window for $12,825. And finally the Simonton 5500 window for $12,500.

Window World 6000 -- $9225

Vinylmax Easton -- $11,250

Simonton 5500 -- $12,500

Soft-Lite Imperial LS -- $12,825

Which option would you recommend I choose. Or which would you choose?

Brendan - August, 2009

Site Editor's Response

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is an excellent window and actually that price sounds pretty fair to me. I would throw out the Window World bid, the 6000 is an Xact window that is not a good quality product. The Simonton 5500 Reflections is a good window, but the Imperial LS is the better deal. I also like the Vinylmax Easton window, but if it were me, I would spend the extra $1600 and get one of the top performers on the market.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Slocomb Replacement Costs

I have 11 double hungs to replace, I live on the east coast. My two bids are as follows:

Slocomb Harmony 143: $4850 (includes exterior aluminum capping of all the window frames)

Sunrise Standard Frame: $6700 (also includes exterior aluminum capping of all the window frames)

Jade - February, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Jade, the Slocomb 143 is one of their less expensive windows -- and a less impressive window. If you are going to go with Slocomb, I would suggest going with their high end 677 vinyl series. I don't feel like the Harmony 143 is going to provide the sort of long term value you need in a window.

The Sunrise, on the other hand, is an excellent window and one that I would have in my home without question. $610 per window with aluminum capping is a good price. Not a great price, but it sounds quite fair to me. This doesn't mean that you can't go to the Sunrise dealer and dangle the Slocomb bid in front of them and ask if there is anyway he could get the bid closer to the price quote from them. Try it, see what he says! Bottom line, if it were me, I would figure out a way to make the Sunrise window bid work!

Dan K. - February, 2017


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Soft-Lite Window Replacement Costs

Hello Dane and Tim, I have been quoted $487.00 per window for the Soft-Lite Bainbridge LE (replacing a total of 17) and have been offered a total discount of $425.00 from the final cost. I live in Atlanta and would prefer more glass than vinyl - just my preference as I want to see a view more than white trim. Would the Bainbridge LE windows be my best choice as the salesman suggested? (I wasn't impressed with the Simonton window salesperson and the cost was about $100.00 more per window)

Also, since we have more hot than cold days here, and need to block the heat infiltration from the west facing windows, I want to make sure the Bainbridge LW will work. Your comments are greatly appreciated!

Stephanie - Homeowner - from 2016

Site Editor's Response

Stephanie, the Soft-Lite Bainbridge is one of the lower end series from Soft-Lite and while not a bad vinyl window, I do prefer the Classic and Pro models to the Bainbridge. These would be the mid range Soft-Lite options, while the Imperial LS and Elements series are their premium models and are the best in the business.

I would first go back and ask if he carries any of these models and get a quote to see how they compare. In general, this sounds like a fair price to me. Then I would see if you could get another quote from a Sunrise window dealer on the standard Sunrise window (you can add any upgrades that you need to the standard frame). I would say the standard Sunrise is equivalent to the Soft-Lite Pro/Classic models. Also try Okna, Polaris and Kensington and see if any of these brands are available in your area. Bids are free and while they may be a pain, they are a great way to get more information on your windows and pricing in your area.

Simonton makes a ton of different windows so I would need to know the series to know how the prices compare. However, I would never advise giving your business to someone whom you are less than impressed with.

In terms of SHGC or solar heat gain, ask each rep who comes and gives you a bid what the ideal SHGC would be for your area and then whether you can (or should) lower this on any west or south facing window that get lots of sun exposure. They should have a good idea of your area since they sell all day long to homeowners with your basic climate. Two of three opinions should get you the answer, although not always :)

Let me know what you find in terms of price and I'll let you know my two cents.

Dan K. - April, 2016


Soft-Lite Pro vs. Elements

I am replacing 9 windows and have narrowed it down to the soft lite elements for $6700 or the soft lite pro for $6050. A there any advantages for either one? From what I've read it seems the price is on the high side at $750 per window. Any other windows I should look at that have similar qualities? Thank you

Kathy - October 2016

Site Editor's Response

Kathy, the Soft-Lite Pro is an older model and considered a very good vinyl window. The Soft-Lite Elements is their top-of-the-line window, the company spent quite a bit of R and D in redesigning the Imperial LS and Elements windows, and considered one of the best vinyl windows available.

I agree that $750 per window sounds a bit high, but it's not necessarily too high for the specifics of your project. I would suggest getting a couple more bids -- check out our top rated windows page for other contenders that might be available in your area. This will help you determine if the bid is high or not and may give you a better price point to go back to the Soft-Lite dealer and ask him to match another bid etc.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


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Stanek Prices

Stanek Windows are headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and specialize in vinyl and hurricane impact windows. Stanek sells their windows through distributors throughout the mid west part of the country, but isn't available in the western half of the United States.


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Sunrise Window Replacement Costs

Hello, I recently got 2 quotes and wanted to get your take on them. One is on the Marvin Integrity, 15 windows, $13,000, but without any real options, upgrades, or exterior work on my sills and trims.

The other quote is on Sunrise Verde, same number of windows $17,000, but this one includes all the exterior work and has a wood-laminate interior on over half of the windows where it makes sense.

Kate - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Kate, I'd love to see what the Integrity quote would be in with all of the exterior work thrown in so I could give you a more apples-to-apples comparison. I'm going to assume that its $4K, making the bids equal. Given that scenario, I think I'd go with the Sunrise Verde actually. I really like this window. The Integrity is good, but I think the wood interior look is going to add to the aesthetic and the Verde's energy efficiency is going to be better. Having said that, the Marvin Integrity is a very good fiberglass window and you would be well served with this option as well. It's nice to have two great options!

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Thermal Windows And Doors Replacement Costs

We are remodeling our home and our kitchen needs replacement windows on 2 double hung, one of which has two casements on either side. I'm not sure how many windows this is, I suppose the small casements together count as one? Anyway say three windows and our contractor likes Thermal Windows And Doors. He recommended their 7000 series double hungs and the installed price he quote us is $1425. I was curious what your thoughts were on these windows and whether the price quotes sounds reasonable. Thanks in advance.

Judy - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Judy, Thermal Windows And Doors is a decent manufacturer and I like the air infiltration numbers on the window, which I believe is .04. The U-factor looks good at .28 -- I would have liked to see the design pressure numbers, but I wasn't able to find that on their website. Ay ant rate, I thought the price sounded very reasonable as well for two double hungs and two small casments. All in all, it sounds like your contractor choose a good brand and got you a very fair price. Good luck with the remodel!

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Thompson Creek Windows Quote

I live in Leesburg, Virginia and have the original aluminum windows?double pane, no gas and no coatings. We get lots of condensation in the winter and it's time to get rid of them. We are switching out 21 double hung windows. We got a quote from TC for $19K and it included replacing two window sills and a bathroom slider with obscure glass.

CC - Homeowner - from 2018


United Window Replacement Costs

I'm curious how you thought the Reliabilt 3900 series compared the United 4800 series?

Gabriel - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Gabriel, thanks for the question. Honestly, the Reliabilt 3900 is the better of the two windows. The 3900 is the premium Reliabilt model and I'd say it's a mid range vinyl window. Reliabilt and United make lower end vinyl windows in my opinion. I must admit that I know very little about United Windows though. I've never really heard any contractor say that they love United Windows, while I have heard a few say they were unimpressed by the quality of their products.

Dan K. - October, 2016


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Vinylmax Window Replacement Costs

I am going crazy trying to figure out the best windows for my home. I have 5 quotes (7 Choices). Bids are for 9 windows. 3 Sliders and 6 Double Hung (4 with grids). Here are the quotes:

Thermo-Tech Enhancement - $7,483 ($831 per window)

Thermo-Tech EnergyGuard - $5,841 ($649 per window)

VinylMax Edison - $5,275 ($586 per window)

VinylMax Trendsetter - $4,863 ($540 per window)

Champion - $7,835 ($870 per window)

Alside Climatech Elite - $7,068 ($785 per window)

Zen Nirvana - $5,462 ($606 per window)

All double pane except Edison which is triple. Some have foam insulation, others have webbing or none. I don't know what my best choice is. I am considering selling the home sooner than later. Please help me decide which is the best deal. Thanks

Suzanne - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Suzanne, sorry for the late response, I was doing a final summer family reunion. If you are going to sell the house (actually if you are keeping the house or selling it) then my answer would be the Zen Nirvana, which is actually a Soft-Lite Classic. It is the best of the bunch and quite a nice vinyl window to be honest with you. Zen is a franchise so I would spend some time vetting them to make sure that their installers are competent and thorough. The Nirvana is a very product and the price you are getting quoted sounds very fair to me.

I like Vinylmax as well, although I the Trends series is their budget window and I would pass on that one and go with the Edison series if you do decide to go with that one. The Champion bid sounds high to me and the Alside is way over priced in my opinion.

Dan K. - September, 2016


Vinylmax Newton Pricing

Wanted to get your opinion on the Sunrise Verde vs. the Vinylmax Newton window series. There is a big price difference and I can't figure out whether the Sunrise is worth $250 per window more.

Vinylmax Newton - $395 fully installed

Sunrise Verde - $650 fully installed

Danny - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Danny, the Sunrise Verde is one of the best vinyl windows you can buy. The Vinylmax Newton is their premium window also, but not quite in the same league as the Verde. However, you make a good point that $250 per window is a lot more to pay. I think at that price breakdown, I might be very tempted to go with the Newton. The window is a good performer and uses some nice features. One other option is to see if the Sunrise dealer has wiggle room on his price point. If he can get down to that $600 a window fully installed, it would be a tough call for me.

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Vista Windows Costs

We have a 25 year old 3200 sq. foot home in Cary NC. The resale would be about $500,000. The wood windows leak a good bit of air and several of the window sills need some slight repair due to rot. We went to a local home show and liked Bob with Clear Choice more than some others. He came to our home and priced replacement of 27 double hung windows at $13,000.

He uses Vista Panorama windows. From what I have read they are a better than average window. How do I decided if that is good enough or if I need to spend more for a more premium replacement window? If I am going to spend more do I need to consider getting away from vinyl?

Jonah - March, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Bruce, one of the questions that should factor into your decision is how long you plan to spend in your current home. If the answer is forever, then you may want to consider a really high quality vinyl window that will maximize your long-term investment. However, you don?t live in an extreme climate state like Texas or Wisconsin where HAVE TO HAVE a really good vinyl window just to sort of function in those extreme seasons.

I?m often of the opinion that buying a solid mid range performing like the Vista Panorama and getting quality professional installation from a company that you feel comfortable with and who stands by their product is pretty close to maxing out your long term investment. Nice price point and good product ? that?s a good combination.

What you may want to do is get a couple more bids on some of the recommended brands page in the premium vinyl category and just seen what else is out there. Compare the air infiltration, U-factor and design pressure ratings of the windows, as well as the overall look and sturdiness when you actually hold the window. This will at least give you a better basis for comparison in terms of quality and cost.

I wouldn?t get away from vinyl at any price range unless you really like fiberglass, which honestly the industry is split between it and vinyl for best long term quality window material. I wouldn?t go back to wood clad though, you?re seeing what happens to it in year 25, which has probably been happening since year 15.

Dan K. - March, 2016


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Viwinco Replacement Costs

I was wondering what you thought of the Viwinco Cambridge and the Ideal Majestic window? I have a couple of quotes -- the Viwinco Cambridge is $265 per window and the Ideal Majestic is $375 per window. I have 13 windows in all. Eight years ago we had 15 windows replaced with Viwinco (can't remember model name) and so far have had no problems with them.

Ronnie - November, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Ronnie, I'd probably say the Ideal Majestic is a touch better than the Cambridge, but not by much. Assuming you like the Viwinco windows and they have served you well over the years, it stands to reason that you'll like them again. Obviously this assumes good installation, which is always key with replacement windows in general.

Dan K. - November, 2016


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Vytex Window Replacement Costs

I have gotten 3 bids so far and can't seem to figure out which is the best one. I have a good size project, 40 double hung windows, where some of them are good sized and more or less complicated in their layout.

First Bid: Vytex 3300 Series - Cost $37,000

Second Bid: Simonton 5500 Series - Cost $43,000

Third Bid: Andersen 100 Windows - Cost $50,000

Linda - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Linda, I'm going to assume that the Vytex 3000 window is their mid range window, although I've never heard of this one specifically. Obviously, it's the lowest bid and it sounds like this is a decent option. In general, the Vytex will be a slightly lower quality than the 5500 or the 100 Series windows.

The 5500 is a good window, one of the better series that Simonton makes and probably a better option than the Vytex in my opinion.

I definitely like the Andersen 100 Series and find the window quite appealing its its look and feel. I don't think you are going to get more in terms of performance out of the 100 than the 5500 so the added cost would be your own personal taste as opposed to overall quality or durability. But again I think the Anderson 100 series window is one of the nicest looking windows on the market.

Dan K. - September, 2016


Vytex vs. Okna

We've been collecting bids on replacement windows and so far this is what we have on our 10 windows and it includes everything. Wondering what your take on this is.

Vytex Potomac-hp: $535

Okna 800 Deluxe: $535

Vytex Fortis: $495

Okna 500 series deluxe: $475

Trey - September, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Trey, you have four great window options here and I must say that the per window cost looks great on all of them. If it were me, I'd probably have to go with the Okna 800, but honestly all of the windows in the list here look very solid. That's a nice problem to have!

Dan K. - September, 2016


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Wincore Window Replacement Costs

So far, I have just two quotes on 21 pretty standard sized double hung double pane windows. The bids are so far apart that I wanted to get your take on them.

Renewal By Andersen - $28K

Wincore 7700 Series - $11,300

Matt - Homeowner - June 5, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Matt, Renewal By Andersen pricing is typically very high, although I have to say that $1335 a window is high even for RBA. Personally, I think they are way overpriced, but people buy them all the time.

The Wincore 7700 on the other hand is a good price point in my opinion. The 7700 may not be quite as good as the RBA, but honestly, it's not that far behind. I tend to find Wincore bids offer lots of value to homeowners.

If it were me, I'd jump on the Wincore bid in a heartbeat. Of course, this is assuming that the install provided by the company selling you the Wincore vinyl window offers proper and thorough installation.

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Window Express vs Window World

I'm looking to replace 3 half round windows, 5 double hungs, and 8 sliders. We've gotten bids from Window World DH4000 for $4800, Window Express for $5400 and Renewal By Andersen for $25,500! It seems incredible to me that bids could be THAT different in price. We have neighbors who used Window World a few years ago and said that they were very happy with how well everything worked out. They also offer a lifetime warranty so it seems like a good option. I wanted to get your take. Thanks!

Lenny - December, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Lenny, I don't feel like the Window World DH4000 window is a very good product, I wouldn't put it in my home. The lifetime warranty has a nice ring to it, but it's not as complete as they make it out to be. I wouldn't rely on the company to replace all your windows in year 10 when the seals fail. Other the other end of the spectrum is the Renewal, which is very expensive and not worth that crazy price tag. I don't know anything about Window Express so I can't comment on those.

Frankly, I'm not a fan of any of the bids you have. I'd take a look at our list of recommended window brands and search for those that are available in your area.

Dan K. - November, 2016


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Window Express vs Window World

I'm looking to replace 3 half round windows, 5 double hungs, and 8 sliders. We've gotten bids from Window World DH4000 for $4800, Window Express for $5400 and Renewal By Andersen for $25,500! It seems incredible to me that bids could be THAT different in price. We have neighbors who used Window World a few years ago and said that they were very happy with how well everything worked out. They also offer a lifetime warranty so it seems like a good option. I wanted to get your take. Thanks!

Lenny - December, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Lenny, I don't feel like the Window World DH4000 window is a very good product, I wouldn't put it in my home. The lifetime warranty has a nice ring to it, but it's not as complete as they make it out to be. I wouldn't rely on the company to replace all your windows in year 10 when the seals fail. Other the other end of the spectrum is the Renewal, which is very expensive and not worth that crazy price tag. I don't know anything about Window Express so I can't comment on those.

Frankly, I'm not a fan of any of the bids you have. I'd take a look at our list of recommended window brands and search for those that are available in your area.

Dan K. - November, 2016


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Window Nation Pricing

I'm in the process of replacing a slider door and 20 double hungs. I plan to be in the house for at least 15 years, so I want to get something that is good (but not the most expensive option on the market.) We've received three bids up to this point. All of the bids include installation, and come with a lifetime warranty.

Soft Lite Envision from Window Nation: $12,900

Polaris Plymouth from Window Systems: $13,000

Sunrise Restorations from Window Systems: $15,500

Ryan - January, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Ryan, you have three good bids there. The Soft-Lite Envision is the Bainbridge series that Window Nation relabels. It's not Soft-Lite's best vinyl window by any means, but in general, it's a pretty good window. I haven't heard of the Polaris Plymouth though so I'm assuming that that's a relabel by Window Systems. I'm going to assume its their mid range ThermalWeld, which is a good window. You will need to ask the sales rep to tell you which model it is relabeled. If its the entry level, ValuWeld then the bainbridge is the clear winner. If its the ThermalWeld, then the Polaris is the better value by a smudge.

If it were me though, I would go with the Sunrise Restorations for the $2.5K more. However, I would negotiate on this price with the Sunrise rep and see if I couldn't get him down to $14,500 (maybe lower, you never know.)

Dan K. - January, 2017


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Window World Window Replacement Costs

I have two quotes for 17 windows, one is from Window World here in Iowa; double panes, replacing the interior trim and involves something called Jam box replacement (?), wood grain laminate on the interior. The quote is for $8100.00. The second quote is from a local company that sells the PlyGem 9000, and all the details are the same. Their bid is for $8300.

Brandon - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Brandon, Window World sells a few different models so it's tough to compare apples to apples here. In general, Window World offers very competitive prices, but the quality of their windows is, frankly, not very good. Ply Gem, on the other hand, makes a pretty decent vinyl window, at least their mid range and premium series. They aren't going to be the best out there, but the Ply Gem window is going to offer much better long term value over Window World (as a general rule of thumb.)

If you do go with Ply Gem make sure that the installers have good reviews and do a thorough and complete job. This will account for quite a bit of the overall energy efficiency of the windows over time.

Dan K. - April, 2016


Window World 6000 Series Prices

We've received a quote for our 7 windows we'd like to have replaced. Energy Pro Siding & Windows quoted us $3898 to install Sunrise Signature Series windows.

We also have a Window World price quote for $2971 for their 6000 series.

What should I tell my husband to convince him the extra $927 we would spend on the Sunrise windows is worth it? Thank you.

Jesse - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Jessie, the extra money is definitely worth it in my opinion. My mother-in-law went from a WW quote and ended up getting Sunrise (on my advise) and 5 years later she is so happy with the decision…and the last person you want to make mad is your mother in law :)

In the long run, you will probably save money. Tell this to your husband, we always are looking to save money :)

Dan K. - April, 2016


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Xact Window Replacement Costs

My contractor wants to put in the 1600 series from Xact as the window on our house and I'm trying to get some more information on how good or bad they are. I'm not finding much. He says they're on par with Jeld Wen and Pella. It's only 6 windows were replacing and the cost is $2800. I had a couple of other bids that were slightly higher so I'm trying to compare apples to apples. Help!!!

Jan - December, 2010

Site Editor's Response

Jan, in general Xact doesn't have a very good reputation in the window industry. Yes they are on par with the Jeld Wen and Pella models that are sold in the big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot. Unfortunately, these companies sell their very low end vinyl windows here and this tends to be what Xact sells. Effectively it is a builder grade window, meaning that the windows are made to be sold to builders who want a cheap window to put into a spec house to maximize profit.

For $466 per window installed, you should be able to get something much better that will provide you with some nice long term value and won't be breaking down after 7 or 8 years. I would search and see if any local companies sell the following brands; Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Kensington and Simonton. The first five companies all sell an entry level window that is much better than the Xact and should be in that same price range. For the Simonton, I'd say go with their mid range windows at the least and you should go in this price range.

Dan K. - December, 2010


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Zen Windows

I have five quotes on 15 windows, a number of which are larger openings and some of the have arched tops, which are I suppose more expensive. Trying to get a sense of general cost, thanks in advance.

Bid 1. Zen Karma - $10,045
Bid 2. Wincore 5400 - $10,500
Bid 3. Simonton VantagePointe 6500 - $13,975
Bid 4. Simonton Prism Platinum - $16,050
Bid 5. Zen Soft-lite Nirvana - $16,200

Sheila - April, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Sheila, I like the Zen Nirvana window, which is actually a Soft-Lite Classic, but that's the easy pick and also the most expensive at over $1000 per window, which seems high to me (although this isn't necessarily true based on the size of the openings and the arched tops). The Simonton VantagePointe is okay, but I'd say the Wincore 5400 window is on par with it and the bid you received is significantly lower in terms of price.

I'm not a huge fan of the Zen Karma, which is a relabeled Soft-Lite Barrington, although I will say that the Barrington is probably better than either the Wincore 5400 or the Simonton 6500 series. One suggestion I'd make is to go back to the Wincore dealer and see if they would quote you on the 7700 model. If it is in the $12K range, this would be my pick.

Let me know how the project goes and what you end up going with!

Dan K. - August, 2016


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