Earthwise Windows Reviews
Read 8 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 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.
Vista Panorama vs. Earthwise Eclipse
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 1400/1500 Series Windows
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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