Earthwise Windows Reviews
Read 11 Earthwise windows reviews from contractors and homeowners on their vinyl windows, including their Eclipse, 1500, Innovations, 3800 and 4700e 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 assemble them at the local factory and sell them within their regional market. The original impetus for the group was that 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.
Grande Mesa Windows Reviews
American Window Company Grand Mesa vs. Alside Mezzo
We have been all over your review site and appreciate all of the work that goes into it. We are in need of replacement windows, we were hit by straight line winds and have windows that are shattered etc. This, on one hand, gives us the benefit of replacing our windows which we desperately need but did not have plans on replacing due to cost! We have 22 windows to replace not counting three large picture windows.
[Site Editor's Answer]
Michelle, the Alside Mezzo is not a bad window, but not a great one either. The American Window Company's Grand Mesa line is an Earthwise window, which is a group of manufacturers and each of their windows is different -- basically I don't know much about what you are getting there. Generally, its a pretty run of the mill vinyl windows.
Earthwise Eclipse Windows Reviews
Earthwise Eclipse vs Vista Panorama
How would you compare Vista Panorama with Earthwise Eclipse with a price quote coming out about the same at $300 installed per double hung window? Is one better than the other and why? The guy who quoted Earthwise has top notch ratings on Angie's List and Home Advisor as far as the install goes. Thanks.
[Site Editor's Answer]
Kile, I can’t find a ton of information specific to the Earthwise Eclipse and have never personally used the window. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of data or features on this particular window online. My notion, based on other’s opinions but not first hand knowledge, is that the window is considered an average vinyl window.
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.
Earthwise Insulator Windows Reviews
Earthwise Insulator Series 700i
I'd love to get your talk on the Earthwise Insulator Series 700i. The brochure has the following numbers: U-Factor of 0.22, SHGC of 0.18 and VT of .41 We received a bid from WeatherMaster here in Baltimore, MD for 11 double hungs for a price of $6600.
The other option is on the Simonton 5500 with a quote of $6700. Think one is better than the other?
[Site Editor's Answer]
Michele, I don't know a ton about Earthwise, but those numbers sound pretty decent. My issue is why go with an unknown when you could go with a solid performer like the Simonton 5500? I think I would need to see some more performance data from the Earthwise window before giving them the nod.
Earthwise 1500 Windows Reviews
Earthwise 1400 1500 Series
I have been reading the reviews on this site and would like to ask if you have any experience with the Earthwise 1400/1500 series windows. The company that offers them has been in business for 35 years in NE FL and has an A rating with the BBB. The salesman claims that he has such high regard for this window that he insisted they be used in the new home he is having built in a well-known new development of homes priced from $300,000 and up. I noticed that one review on your site gave a favorite report on the Earthwise Innovations; I do not know if the 1400/1500 series is in that category.
[Site Editor's Response]
Shelley, I have never heard of the Earthwise 1400 series specifically so I can't speak to their quality. Earthwise lists their windows on the nfrc.org website, but I couldn't find the series on there, very possibly because of the way Earthwise manufactures and sells their windows. What I would suggest is that you ask the company rep who provided you with the quote to also provide you with the performance data on the exact window he quoted you out at - air infiltration, U-factor, Design Pressure, SHGC. AI should be less than .10, U-factor should be less than .30, DP should be 35 or higher. See what their numbers come in at and let's go from there.
Earthwise Innovations Windows Reviews
Earthwise Innovations Window Review
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.
Earthwise 4700e Windows Reviews
Earthwise 4700e Widow vs Ideal Perfect Fit
Hello. We are looking to replace all the windows in our house. Because of a limited budget we decided to go with Earthwise 4700e. I still have my doubts and wanted to get your professional opinion on the product. We were choosing between Earthwise 4700e and Ideal windows Perfect Fit. Still not sure witch one is better. Thanks
[Site Editor's Answer]
Miroslav, Earthwise is a conglomeration of manufacturers who all use the same parts and equipment, but their website contains precious little data on their products. I did a search for the Earthwise 4700e window and came up with one company that makes it (I'm assuming this is who is selling it). The site however offers no specific information on the parts, components, and features of the window beyond very generic statements such as fusion welded frame corners. I would ask for the air infiltration, design pressure, U-value and condensation resistance numbers on the specific window you are purchasing and compare this to the Ideal Perfect Fit window.
General Earthwise Windows Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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