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Read 6 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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Editor's Harvey Window Reviews

Apex Energy Solutions sells the Insignia window, which is a relabeled Alside 800 window, pretty similar to the Alside Preservation model. 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.

Tim - Site Editor


Apex Insignia vs. Other Brands

Dane and Tim,

I saw your reviews of replacement windows being quoted by Apex Insignia @:

Anyway, it seems like you are independent and objective.

We are being offered the promotional home deal you’ve written about and are wary of these kinds of “deals.”

This looks to be a good quality PVC window with 3-panes and reasonable manufacturing addons like foam insulation, etc. They would replace original 2 pane wood windows that were pretty high quality back in 1991 when installed. However age and loss of seal have caused these windows to have some foggy spots and they do require painting and TLC.

But of course we don’t know what we don’t know. Our home is high-end and we’re not interested in a bargain for a cheap product.

Can you help us? Is there a better type of window that we should look to? Other issues we might need to understand?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Brentwood, Tennessee

John - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi John, so I don't know much about Apex, but I do know that they sell a relabeled Alside, which I wouldn't really recommend for a high end home. I would start collecting more bids from companies that sell top vinyl or fiberglass window brands in your area. Simply google "Brentwood, Tennessee soft-lite windows" for instance and see if any local companies come up.

Top brands would include soft-lite, sunrise, okna, polaris, marvin, zen, and vytex. Not all of them will be available, but hopefully two of three. Collect the bids and then go from there! Send me over the bids when you receive them and I'll throw in my two cents!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

[John's Response]

Thank you, Dane. Apex is being pretty aggressive with a per window quote of roughly $700 all in. I am getting a look at Marvin-but they told me $1,000 per window as a starting place for aluminum clad wooden windows. That seems pretty darn pricey, but this has been a hot market in real estate so it may reflect high demand.

Once I get a bid, I will let you know. Again, thank you for your help.

Regards.

John - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

John, I'm not sure I would pay $700 for a relabeled Alside window. Marvin is a whole class of window above — but I completely get not wanting to pay $1000 a window. I still would like to see if Sunrise or Okna for instance is in your area and you can get a bid from them.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Apex Energy Systems vs. Soft-Lite Windows

Hi Dane, I have really received great research thought from your platform. I live in the Denver area and was approached by Apex Energy Systems door-to-door. After receiving a bid of $25,000. For 25 double hung and slider windows (including a 3-pane 8 ft patio glass door), I began to research window manufacturers and dealerships.

I settled on Soft-Lite window manufacturing, and searched for dealer/installers.

I was sure I would be offered something considerably less, but received a $24,000. bid for the same 26 windows, but utilizing the Nirvana model (same as the Pro series by Soft-Lite).

Question 1: These bids seem high considering other bids submitted to your review site.

Question 2: Are variances of $24000 versus $11,000 to $13,000 possible between different parts of the country?

Thank you for your response.

Frank - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Frank, I don't think that the region of the country would affect the price in that way, although there are price discrepancies between rural and urban settings based on cost of living, rents, labor, etc.

There are however wild swings in price based on the project requirements and from one contractor/company to another.

My advise to you would be to get two more bids; one from an Amerimax dealer in your area on their mid range Craftsman Portrait Series. The other from a Milgard dealer on their Tuscany vinyl window.

Both of these windows ought to be available and I feel like these bids should be enough to give you a good sense of the true market price of your project. If you can, ask them to break down the labor/install portion of the project from the windows. This will help you see where the costs are.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


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 infiltration 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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