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Read 4 Apex Energy Solutions windows reviews to discover the strengths and weaknesses of their Insignia and 8000 series, made by Alside windows.

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APEX Energy Solutions Prices

We have 17 windows that need replaced (16 double hung and 1 slider).

We got a quote from APEX energy solutions.

They use one type of window - Insignia - 3 pane standard

They compared this window to the Anderson Fibrex and the Pella Architect

There quote was $11,877 for windows and labor.

Is this a good price or should we look elsewhere?

I look forward to hearing back from you

Diane - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Diane, the Apex Insignia window is a relabeled Alside 8000 window, which is probably the company's best window, but Alside is generally not considered a top tier window manufacturer. Not really anywhere close in fact.

I'm pretty sure that the Insignia is a vinyl window (am I wrong on this?)...so the sales rep comparing it to the Andersen fibrex (a composite frame window) and the Pella Architect (a high end wood clad window) is a ridiculous statement.

I would ABSOLUTELY keep looking. At the very least to get some more bids to compare it to.

I'll list ten window brands I like...at least a couple will be available in your area. Go with their mid range series for maximum long term value for your money

sunrise, okna, soft-lite, milgard, zen, hi mark, polaris, kensington, anlin, amerimax...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Apex Insignia Window Review

I have two different company visit one selling Venetian and the other Insignia windows. The quote for 23 windows and one door. Venetian windows were close to 21,000 and the Insignia was about 18,400. I know that Alslide makes both windows which is the better window and price. Thank you

James - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi James, thanks for your question, it is an interesting one. First off, I'd never heard of Venetian windows by Alside and when I went to look them up online, I couldn't tell exactly what I was looking for. I'm going to assume that its this Energy One company that looks like it has branches in Austin, Dallas, Columbus, San Antonio and Phoenix. But I could be wrong.

Alside manufactures a number of windows that they then relabel under different names, including the Revelations and Apex Insignia. In each case, they seem to market the windows as uber performing vinyl products that are at the very top of the food chain in terms of quality, parts and features. I don't think there are many credible contractors and installers who would agree with the idea that any Alside window is a top performer in the industry.

I will say the Insignia window is quite good, I was impressed with the list of features used on this window. However, it is being pitched to you at $800 per window. The Venetian is being pitched to you at $915 per window.

In my opinion, no Alside window in the world is worth that much. It looks like you are located in Georgia, is that right? If so, I would recommend getting a bid from PGT, Zen Windows and possibly CWS (Custom Window Systems) and see how their window bids compare in price.

If you put my feet to the fire, I would say go with the Insignia window over the Venetian, but I would urge you to get some additional bids before proceeding with either of the bids you have.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Apex Energy Solutions Review

Are you familiar with Apex Energy Solutions? They sell the Insignia window which they claim is the 8000 series or top of the line that Alside makes. Their strategy is to go door to door supposedly looking for "promotional homes" where they offer you a big discount to buy their windows then help market their product, instead of pursing traditional advertising channels. Are these the high quality windows they are telling me they are? Is this a reputable company?

Jen - Consumer - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Apex Energy Solutions is the Alside 800 window, pretty similar to Alside Preservation windows. The Preservation is a good vinyl window, although often marketed as a top-of-the-line vinyl window, which it is not, but it may be quote out in price as such. The Preservation vinyl window uses a block & tackle balancing system (which is preferable to a constant force balancing system). However, like most Alside products, the Preservation window uses a capture or snap in sill that is no inferior in design to a true sloped sill, particularly if you live in areas that are subject to lots of weather where the weep holes can get clogged up over the years.

I would be wary of the whole promotional home discount, this is a marketing approach instead of an actual discount price. Make sure that they are transparent with their pricing, none of this "our amazing price quote today is only good for another week, then it's going to jump 25%" - this is typically indicative of more shady practices than a reputable company.

The bottom line Jen is that the only real way to compare the Apex Energy Solution price and quality is to get 2 to 3 more bids from some local companies in your area. Compare U-factor, SHGC, Air Infiltration numbers, as well as features and components. Let me know how it goes!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

Apex Energy Solutions Take 2

I had inquired about Apex Energy Solutions a couple weeks ago. I am forwarding you the specs from 3 of their windows. Can you comment on quality here? From what I am attempting to learn, it seems like they score very well, unless I'm missing something?? This is for the 2 lite slider, will send the double hung and casement specs separately.

Do you see anything that concerns you here? Thanks,

Jen - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Jen, the U-factor is very solid on the specs you showed (.19), I'm assuming this is for a triple pane option? The AI is high (.014), typically anything over say .09 is not ideal (the top vinyl windows have an air infilitration rating of .05 and lower).

Assuming you are getting a good price point on the window and installation (you'll only know this if you have additional bids to compare them to) and you feel comfortable with the installers who are coming out to do the job, I think the Alside Ultramaxx of Apex 8000 window is a decent option.

Good luck and let me know what you decide and how it works out!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

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Apex Energy Solutions Take 3

Yes, triple pane. I am getting a bid on Sunrise Restoration. Many of the others you mention among the best (okna/high mark) are not avail in Colorado. Renewal by Anderson is big here, but from what I read on your site, I wasn't overly impressed. Champion is another popular choice here so we may look into that as well. Thanks so much your site is really helpful!!

[Site Editor's Response]

Jen, the Sunrise Restorations is an excellent window. If it's out of your price range, the standard Sunrise window is well made as well, however the Restorations is one of the best vinyl windows around. Renewal By Andersen is a composite window and VERY expensive. Champion makes a good vinyl window and you may want to consider that option depending on how it compares to the Sunrise in terms of price. I'd put the standard Sunrise window on par with the Champion vinyl window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

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