Tani - Homeowner - from 2018, Tani, I'm not a huge fan of Alside products, although it is quite a bit lower than the rest of them. When we inquired about other options the company suggested Norandex X3000 at $425/window installed. Alside has a Mezzo window out now that has a thinner line frame. We should be in our home at least another 15 years. Sheffield Windows are made by Alside, a recognized leader in product innovation, manufacturing excellence a nd u c omp ris g q lty . NT Exec. Read 77 Alside windows reviews from homeowners and contractors to explore popular models such as the Excalibur, Sheffield, Ultramaxx, Mezzo, Insignia, Fusion, Fairfield and Preservation. But overall they seem to be rated as ok mid tier windows. OKNA 500: $7815 All of that comes in the production line process. The company has been making windows, siding, and patio doors for over 60 years. I don't know anything specific about the Alside 6100 sliding glass door, but I would say that any company who would make the Excalibur window should be questioned on their other product lines. This is actually a very good price. Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, Hi, I'm searching for 4 mid grade vinyl windows and have received a bunch of quotes that I wrote down below to get your take on. U-factor .18 Wayne - Contractor - from 2009, As an installer, I've worked with a lot of Alside Excalibur windows and I think they are some of the best in the business. I live in Washington, DC and we have extreme heat in the summer and cold in the winter, and we haven't had any problems with drafts or cold spots. You could go to Home Depot and buy the Andersen 100 series. Followed by the standard Sunrise. Our website collected and compiled various consumer reviews about Alside Window and Atrium Windows And Doors as well as customer ratings and recommendations for these brands. Alside Promenade versus Vinylmax Highpointe. I would rather have facts than just a bunch of talk. The only reputable window company here is Window World. Pete - Installer - from 2014, Dane, I need to replace 4 fixed rectangular and square windows due to leaks. Dean - Homeowner - from 2011. After that I would go with the Alside Mezzo. But are these good options? 4 Double Hung 24W x 54H We are going to start by replacing the front window. Though if you can spend some time to research some other options that are available which may offer you better peace of mind. Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone. These are the original windows and besides them being completely inefficient, they are all fogged up inside. wide It seems to me that if the same 5 guys are always working together, and maintaining high ratings, that has to be considered. If we could get here, I'm all ready to sign." Since we were not considering windows immediately unless this truly seem to be a great deal and value we would not want to move forward, what is your opinion? 1. Window is Alside Preservation double pane I've been offered the Alside Sheffield, which is the ComfortWorld 6000 and the Alside Excalibur, which is the ComfortWorld 4000, but am torn on which one to go with. Simonton Reflections 5050 Series: $17,831 The two brands are the Hawthorne Alliance vs. Alside promaxx with Climatech TG2 (triple pane). Waiting for an estimate for Okna 500 from a vendor who replaced 3 windows (okna 500) 9 Years ago. Quad 4 weatherstripping at the header adds greater protection from theelements. Also check if zen windows has a branch that services your area as well. AI unknown Have you looked as the HiMark windows? Kensington Kingston Windows (w/KG4 glass): $2797 I have 19 windows in all and want decent energy efficient windows that rerun no upkeep. In addition to the EcoShield, one can find Reliabilt 3000 series and Pella through Lowes, Andersen Craftsmen, Silverline 3000 series, Allside Mezzo, and Harvey Classics. I'd say both are mid range products. The plastic is almost always bowed out or sucked out depending on wind direction. VT 41% A local Alside dealer quoted us $8730 using their Fairfield 80 windows with triple pane glass. I wouldn't recommend it. Tim - Site Editor - from 2016, Dane, Thanks for responding. We have a number of quotes that are all over the board. Supposedly the windows are quoted 40% off, labor is $4080. Franklin - Homeowner - from 2018, Franklin, the Alside Mezzo isn't a bad bid, but I'm not sure I'm a big enough fan of the window in general to endorse it. If that is true, can you give us a recommendation or two for reasonably priced windows for an older home. Do the spacer upgrade if you want, but not a big deal either way. See if any of these manufacturers has local reps that sell in your area. Re: Alside vs. Soft-lite vs. Atrium #8 Post by randy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:21 pm Hot climates (i.e. Usually, I recommend taking the lowest priced bid and calling the window company you most like and asking if they can come close to the per window price quote. If you decide to get a better quality window, then I would suggest searching around to see if the following window brands are available from a local company: Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Vytex, and Zen windows. See what he says. All in all, I think Alside makes a couple good vinyl windows, but I feel that unless you are getting a great price on the product, there are better alternatives out there. I would personally have no concerns about the Mezzo. We have a variety of window sizes with many being over the normal benchmark. Hopefully, I've listed some brand and options that area available in your area. Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, Hi Dane and Tim, I was hoping you can help with the below question. 16,714 or 642.86/window I would say that Alside's best window, the Ultramaxx, is a mid range window. Local company selling their own window: $7500 They look good and are pretty sturdy for the price. Alside Mezzo w/ClimaTech Elite: $1800 SHGC .24 There are many other choices available which offer better performance numbers and are a solid window. Champion is coming out tomorrow to give us a quote. Tim - Site Editor - from 2017, Thanks for all the great info on your blogs about replacement vinyl windows. Check out this article for more information on the whole negotiating process. Would appreciate any advice you have! I would try and find out how much they are willing to come off that $21K price, because the $17K bid on the Alside Mezzo is not bad. Basically I don't like anything that this person told you. 12 Double Hung 32W x 54H The quality (lack of quality) of the installation will affect performance more than the window itself. Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, I got a price from local window installer 17 windows installed $11874. My pick would be for Sunrise over both of these, but it doesn't sound like that's a possibility. From what I've been able to suss out, the Alside Revelation is the Ultramaxx that is relabeled and then sold by REI Home Enhancements, which has 15 branches at this point. They ended up being no better than the 20 year old windows they replaced. Designer grids enclosed within the insulated glass unit for easy cleaning, Colonial, diamond and prairie grid patterns available along with V-grooved glass, White, Beige, Rich Maple, Light Oak, Dark Oak, Foxwood and Cherry interior color options, White, Beige Architectural Bronze, Hudson Khaki, Desert Clay, English Red, Forest Green, American Terra and Castle Gray exterior color options, Full screens available (Full screens are standard on exterior color-finished windows). U-factor .28 I live in Nashville and people have told me that is somewhat overkill for my area considering our winters here are not awful.....generally. Please note, our website is not affiliated with this window manufacturer. http://winglerconstructionandremodeling.com/why-okna/ I think it's a nice looking and functioning patio door. I recommend you see if you can't get other windows, such as the Soft-Lite Imperial Pro. Drop-in glazing provides energyef iciency as well as interior aesthetic appeal. The quotes I got have a $600 difference. Bryan - Homeowner in Massachusetts - from 2009, I wouldn't use the Alside no matter how much cheaper they are. The condo was built in 2000 and has original builders grade windows. They may also run through all of the options you've selected (glass, hardware, etc.) All these windows look acceptable to me, wondering if you have any insight on quality / value for these options? The mid range option from the first six brands and the premium options from the last three. Its a DIY project at this point. Berkshire Elite DH: $8080 comes out to about $698 per window installed. Tim - Site Editor - from 2017, I have two bids, one from a company selling the Alside Mezzo and Preservations and the other selling Soft-Lite. We just put in 12 Alside Sheffield windows in October. We currently have t1-11 siding. Ohio has many options that will fall in a more medium price range, say $500 to $600. Sears Premium Windows: $9200 It does feature a pocket sill (which Alside calls a full capture sill), which a lot of contractors don't love as debris can build and and clog the weep holes and eventual lead to mold and mildew inside the frame. Is there any way to get that price closer to $600, $575 (insert whatever price you want) per window. The last two are solid mid range windows, while the Sunrise is a tier above these. AI unknown This is the Mezzo Double Hung Vinyl Replacement Window in a Brick opening. The Alside Mezzo is a decent middle of the road window which should be solid for a decade plus. Free installation/ labor and 30% off materials, 50 yr warranty that transfers over free if you sell the house. I do like Milgard though and think that the extra $800 for the Tuscany is definitely worth it. Any opinions on what windows to go with? That is why I will look at the midrange windows. SoftLite Barrington (Double Pane, Low E): $4966 4 windows that are 4 ft. 5 in. After speaking with Renewal by Andersen – I cancelled the estimate before they came out based on the price range of the estimate. We are having a kitchen remodel done and taking out french doors and putting in an Alside 6105 sliding patio door. The Excalibur windows is $496 for double hungs. Viwintec Casement Windows: $3685 U-factor unknown U-factor unknown Their frame is thicker and I do not like their sliding doors (will go with Sunrise doors and pay more if I use this company $1,939 versus $2,749 ea). Alside Window Mezzo Window reviews: Window issue-warrantee. Tim - Homeowner - from 2017, Hi Tim, man that's a lot of estimates, good for you. Chris - Homeowner - from 2020, Chris, the Simonton 5500 series is the preferred window to the Alside 80 series, by quite a bit. The Alsides will be $7500 and the Harveys $8700. Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, I emailed you before about recommendations and ended up getting several more quotes. Note - all windows are cardinal glass low e 366, single hung windows. I have 26 windows, (2) of which are 11 inch sidelights on a second floor. Here is what I do that keeps me in my comfort zone when negotiating - "We really like the Elements Series and want to go with you guys, but it is a little out of our price range. Browse features, colors and energy efficiency options for your new windows and doors. The manufacturer takes a cheap, poorly designed window and then does a terrible job of making it. 6 Double Hung 32W x 74H I might get a couple more bids to see what else is out there. My own opinion is that they are not. Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, Dane, the Polaris Ultraweld bid came in at $5,500. Those would be white with the wood grain vinyl on the other side. The only thing I seem to be able to find are Alside Mezzo and SeasonGuard. We are located in Wisconsin and looking to replace 13 original to the home windows and one picture window. Zen Dharma Doors: $3900 I've received a few quotes and to say the least it's confusing. And I was also told that I had to have pressurized glass (hope I am using the correct terminology) in the bathroom to meet code? I would imagine that it would be much more affordable, but I could be wrong. I know the Insignia is triple pane. If I did find that the Soft-Lite dealer had a good installation record, etc. 1 Picture Window 48W x 46H Quote #1 Alside Mezzo Windows (double pane) $15K – Local Company, been in business for 30+ years and has good reviews. I would give the nod to the lowest quote you have in the Kensington Kingston. When you lift up it puts stress on the glass. The two sales guys seemed very knowledgeable and there was zero pressure. Unfortunately, the Vytex Georgetown is not a great vinyl window (their upgraded Fortis is quite good though). Windows are about 1x3 and one 3x3. Then it got cold. If we are not the advertiser their bid goes up to 28k. Quote #3 Pella 250 (double pane) $21K – Lowe's Is it worth the price jump? The Soft Lite company is happy to divide up the job over a year or two and are not pushy at all. You're going to have to do a little digging. I have tried to locate local dealers who sell Okna, Simonton, and Polaris as it seems these are very good choices. Based on your calculator, these are all over priced. Thomas - Homeowner - from 2020, Thomas, DP ratings for doors can vary but they should be at least 50. Quote: $4,200 if it was his house what would he buy, Bought it - not happy with it- every time I try to open it to clean it.. it flips sideways and comes apart...cheap....cheap. One of my bids was to use Alside Fairfield 80 series windows. Through Window World I have been offered two good window choices, both Alside. Dane - Site Editor - from 2016, We have quotes on the Alside Mezzo and the Simoton 9800, with the 9800 Impressions being quite a bit more expensive. Just make sure the Zen branch has a good reviews on their work. Anyway, your thoughts would be appreciated. The Vista bids and the Alside bid are both solid. Here are a couple more brands I like Polaris, Stanek and Wallside. The Alside Mezzo uses a fairly weak frame and bad design with loose tolerances. 7 - 40x40 The window itself is similar to the Preservation window, another Alside product (which is owned by Associated Materials Incorporated). Install (14) "Lotus" Triple Pane Double Hung Windows by Zen Windows: $8500 I see the pricing is a little lower in Alside and they offer a lifetime guarantee for repair/replace even on rental units. Revelation Series | Fairfield 70 Series | 2000 Series Diane - Homeowner - from 2017, Diane, I'm not a huge fan of Alside, but they aren't a bad manufacturer by any means. Any feedback you can offer would be greatly appreciated!! Tracey - Homeowner - from 2017, Tracey, I think the Harvey Classic is the better built window. It also comes with a high-quality extruded screen. All have limited lifetime warranty on windows, but the NT firm installing (Allstate siding and windows in Houston) offers a lifetime installation warranty. Alside Sheffield windows: About $300 to $400 per double-hung window In addition to the Alside windows price itself, you will also need to pay for installation. Google "moline, IL polaris windows" for example and see what comes up. Every precision-engineered component contributes to superior energy savings. How does the upgraded Alside Mezzo compare with Revere Berkshire Elite? Dane - Site Editor - from 2017, Your reviews of Alside replacement windows are not that glowing. Window companies like to avoid consumers who have legitimate gripes because its a headache. How do you view these options. Almost all Alside Windows reviews lean towards the positive, where all clients and contractors were satisfied with the services provided by these windows. Their mid range offerings should offer you the best value for your buck. Some buyers do put a premium on quality products, especially if you keep the documentation for Okna windows for instance. We are not happy with Marvin so we got a bid from Renewal but it was very high. Where is the quality control? Here is what we have so far. Both of these windows offer some nice features, components, and options. Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, Preservation windows are marketed as a stand alone product and touted as a very high end vinyl window. Dan - Homeowner - from - 2009, The Gorell is much better, no question. Energyweld looks like a better product , foam filled frame, hidden double hung latches, etc. The company selling the Windows is Cost Savers out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Explore Alside window prices from consumers and homeowners on the Excalibur, Sheffield, Mezzo, Ultramaxx, and Fusion window series. Best yet, Sheffield Windows are covered by Alside’s impressive Lifetime Limited Warranty* for complete peace of mind. With regard to Soft-Lite, I'm just concerned that it's a small company and could easily go out of business therefore voiding my warranty. Good mid range windows include the Ply Gem Pro Series, Milgard Tuscany (west coast), Wincore 7700 series, Okna 600, PGT 2300 series, Soft-Lite Classic, Sunrise Classic, Polaris Thermalweld, Simonton 5500 series, and Zen Nirvana. I have quotes for Alside Mezzo for $29,500 and EnergyWall's EnergyWeld for $27,800. Wondering where they would rank on the quality and reliability scales? If you are getting a competitive bid price on the Insignia, then it's something you ought to consider. Both companies seem similar in their installation quality/approach. Ideal Majestic: $9456 Of course, this statement is based on the same quality of installation. Tim - Site Editor - from 2016, Preservation windows are made by Alside. That comes to $2100 per window. They might not be as cheap as Alside, but they are a much better quality window that should hopefully save you money in the long run. It's the darker side of the business for sure, but unfortunately it does exist. At least it should warm up by then, somewhat. Window source....6000 series ...company is Great Valley windows . I'd love for you to have some more options to compare to the 6100 door. While they include some nice features, the Insignia is not one of the best vinyl windows out there. The Sheffield frame is pretty bulky and lacks visual appeal, although it will provide better strength and durability compared with the Excalibur. Please help me with your opinion on what to do. If you are in Colorado, you might want to check out Amerimax windows which makes a good vinyl window and is based out there. The upper is 12X8 with three four foot panels, the middle of which is a sliding patio door. 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