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Polaris Windows Costs And Quotes

Explore Polaris window costs and prices on their ValuSmart, ThermalWeld, and UltraWeld window series from consumers and homeowners. Polaris is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio and actually owned by a company called Modern Builders Supply. Polaris isn't the biggest manufacturer by any means, especially when compared with companies Simonton and Jeld Wen. Polaris sells their windows and doors in much of the mid west and eastern states via local companies and distributors.

The company makes three main vinyl windows. While I'm not going to say that the entry level ValuSmart is all that great, I do like the ThermalWeld quite a bit, and the UltraWeld is even better. I'd put Polaris vinyl windows in that lower end of the top tier manufacturers.

I have read some reviews on the sales tactics of some of the Polaris reps that didn't sound ideal, but this isn't firsthand knowledge so I'll wait to hear more before I cast judgement. In the end, I like the quality and consistency and quality of their products and I would definitely recommend Polaris vinyl windows to consumers.

Dan K. - Site Editor

Polaris Pricing By Model: ValuSmart Series | ThermalWeld Series | UltraWeld Series | Bay Windows





Polaris ThermalWeld Windows Costs



Polaris Thermal Weld Plus Cost

We have a quote on 11 casements for the Polaris Thermal Weld Plus Windows, including ten - 2 lite sliders and one - 3 lite slider. It also includes the cost of a garage door and the installation. Total bid cost if $13.5K.

Teresa - Homeowner - from 2018


Polaris ThermalWeld Prices

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








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Polaris UltraWeld Windows Costs



Polaris UltraWeld vs Okna 800 Deluxe

Dane, we have several windows that have been leaking at the frame (through the corner welds) of 15 year old builder grade windows. On one window, the damage is severe, with rotten wood at the rough opening and rotten exterior sheeting. Each of the windows are 68 X 72 (2 DH windows mulled together). We received a quote of $6850 (including all taxes) to replace 8 DH windows (4 openings, mulled together), which would include removal of siding, repair of any rotten wood, rewrapping exterior in Tyvek, installing windows, and reattaching the siding. The replacement (new construction) windows would be Okna 800 Deluxe. This seems like a fair price to me given the extent of the work, as well as the proven quality of the Okna product. Could you offer advice?

I have another contractor that I met today who would install Polaris Ultrawelds. I do not have a quote from him yet, but I really wasn't impressed. I realize cost is only one factor....dependability of the installer is another aspect all together.

Thanks in advance,

Frank - May, 2017

Site Editor's Response

Frank, on the face of it, that seems like a reasonable bid, given the extent of the damage around the frames. The problem for the contractor is that he won't quite know the extent of the damage until he gets in there and so his bid has to reflect worse case scenario. See if you can get the bid broken down by product and labor -- then see if you can get an agreement from him that if the extent of the damage is less, that he'll drop the bid by $1000.

Although I think the Okna 800 Deluxe is an excellent vinyl window, I wouldn't necessarily stop right there with the bids. I like the Polaris UltraWeld as well and I'm hoping that comes in lower. If it does, you can use the bid to see if the Okna rep might cut his cost to be competitive with the Polaris bid.

Bottom line is I think its a good bid, but I'll bet it's not his lowest bid if he thinks there are more competitive bids out there and he wants the work -- I guess we'll find out :)

Dan K. - May, 2017


Polaris UltraWeld vs Soft-Lite Elements

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 to keep the $2 grand. 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


Polaris UltraWeld Series Cost

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. - October, 2016


Polaris UltraWeld Prices

I am building a home and have 32 windows to put in. I'm looking at the Wincore 500 window that has been bid out by a local company at $9K. I also have a quote on the Polaris Ultra Weld and this bid came in at $13K. I felt like the UltraWeld was a much sturdier window, but is it worth a third more in cost? Thanks in advance.

Hal - October, 2016

Site Editor's Response

Hal, the Wincore 500 is not a bad window, a very solid middle-of-the-road vinyl window. The price you were quoted is REALLY good -- $285 per window installed sounds almost suspiciously low. But I could say the same about the Polaris UltraWeld, which is a top tier vinyl window in my opinion. At $13K, thats $410 per window completely installed -- I'm almost wondering if your prices are uninstalled, that's how good they are. If it were me and I were building a house, I'd put in the UltraWeld. It's an excellent window and again you are getting an amazing price quote for such a great window.

Dan K. - April, 2016








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Polaris Bay Windows Costs



Polaris 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: $8000

Polaris: $4600

Alside: $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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Polaris Plymouth Windows Costs



Polaris Plymouth vs Soft-Lite Envision

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 Restoration 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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