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Read 6 Earthwise windows reviews from contractors and homeowners on their vinyl windows, including their Innovations Series. Consumers should take some time to read our Editor's review to better understand how the Earthwise group is set up and how they operate.

Editor's Earthwise Window Review

Earthwise Windows are an experiment of sorts in terms of how the company is structured and operates. Earthwise is actually a group of independently-owned manufacturers who are located across the country. Most of these smaller manufacturers buy all of their window parts and asemble themat the local factory and sell them within their regional market. The original impetus for this group was because these smaller regional manufacturers lacked the resources and infrastructure (marketing materials, sales, support, engineers, designers, etc) of the larger national window manufacturers. They therefore banded together under the Earthwise group to take advantage of its branding, product awareness and national presence.

From the consumer perspective, this approach could be problematic. You are buying from a local company whose production batches are different than the Earthwise company in Florida, for instance. It is much like buying from a franchise such as Renewal By Andersen, except that not only are you relying on the local company's customer service, you are also getting a slightly different window. The company spins this as a positive and, in some cases, they might be right. The local manufacturer can tweak the low-e glass, the fills, SHGC ratings, etc. to better reflect the regional conditions. However, from a consumer's point of view, how do you really know what you are getting in terms of quality and customer service?

Consumers who do like the Earthwise windows price point and product they offer should make sure to properly vet and research the actual company they are buying from to make sure that they have a proven track record. If they should go out of business in 7 or 8 years, make sure to ask if you have any recourse through the Earthwise window warranty - in all likelihood you won't.

Earthwise Eclipse Review

We chose the Eclipse after our neighbors had them installed in their house and they really liked them and felt like the price was on par with the other estimates they had. We had three quotes, Earthwise Eclipse, the Harvey Tribute window and Simonton Reflections 5500. The Earthwise was cheaper than either one and we are happy with how they look and the installer did a good job from what I can tell.

Charley - Homeowner in Massachusetts - from 2014

Earthwise Vinyl Windows

Earthwise is an average vinyl window, nothing special but a few nice features. They have a curved lift rail that looks really good, and colonial beading around the glass. They used to shadow groove the sash corners and I think they quit doing that. It looked really nice. Most windows in that price range, though, have triple weatherstripping and it only has double. Depending on the line of windows you're looking at, some have sloped sills and some pocket sills. I definitely like the sloped sill better. The only line from Earthwise I really like is Innovations. It has a lot of good features and performs well. It might be the only window of theirs that is worth the price.

Will - Contractor - from 2011

Earthwise Windows And Doors

I like Earthwise's doors more than their windows. The doors hold up well and look good, but the windows are just mediocre. You can do better for the money.

Buddy - Installer - from 2011

Earthwise Innovations Windows

I don't like most Earthwise products, but the Innovations line is a good, solid product. They are sturdy and have a ton of great features, and a good design. It's the only thing they make that I would recommend.

Matt - Contractor - from 2011

Are Earthwise Windows Good

I have to say that the new Earthwise product, the Innovations, is attractive and uses a nice one touch tilt/lock. It is a well manufactured window that uses a foam filed frame and sash, a Duralite spacer and looks to have a 0.24 U-factor, which is impressive.

James - Contractor - from 201o

Earthwise Windows Warranty

The Earthwise vinyl windows warranty comes from the original manufacturer, meaning it comes from the regional company that you purchase from. The windows and doors are warrantied to be free from manufacturing defects as long as the original buyer stays in their home. The warranty is transferrable with a $75 transfer fee, although the windows warranty period from the new owner is only 10 years from the original date of purchase. There are a list of limiations and exclusions that are included in the warranty so consumers should read the Earthwise warranty in its entirety to understand the terms etc. prior to purchasing these windows.

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