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Read 13 Energex windows reviews from consumers and industry experts alike. Affinity windows is no longer in business, they seem to have closed up their doors sometime in early 2015 to the best of our knowledge.

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Energex Elite Window Systems Update

I came across your site and reviews for the Energex Elite window system and thought I would clarify the situation with Affinity and the Energex Elite window system… on your site, it only mentions Affinity windows for the manufacturer of the Energex Elite window system, but unfortunately they have ceased operations. But fortunately, the Energex Elite window system is still being built by several other window manufacturers. All of us manufacturers that build the Energex Elite window system are part of the Energex Window Alliance, LLC, this alliance was an informal group until this year, it is now an official alliance.

Affinity was a part of this alliance until they went out of business, but there are still 7 other manufacturers that are producing the Energex Elite window system. Each of us manufacturers have our own set of options that we have available for the window, but the basic construction of the window (weatherstripping, frames, sashes etc) will be the same.

I just thought I would provide you this update so that people don’t get the impression that the Energex Elite window is no longer being built…

Let me know if you have any further questions.

http://www.thermoseal.net

Thanks

Rodney - Industry Insider - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rodney, thank you for this information. We will be sure to update the site. I will include the website for consumers who may want to contact you -- I have gotten a handful in the last year and hate the idea that they have no place to get parts or additional answers to questions that may come up.

Thanks again.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Affinity Windows

Good Morning, I had my windows installed by Affinity Windows a couple years ago, and it has come to my attention that the company is now closed. I have the double hung windows and yesterday as I was folding the window down to clean it a little piece broke off. So now my window keeps sliding down and it can not fold down. Please let me know what to do, I don't think I need new windows just the piece that broke off. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions.

Zakeenna - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Zakeenna, I would suggested calling up a few local window repair people from craigslist or angies list and explain the issue you are having. They may be able to order the parts and fix it for a reasonable cost.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Affinity Windows Out Of Business

In 2014 I purchased Affinity Energex Elite two tone windows for the living room, dining room and kitchen. I now want to complete the house with the same windows but the company seems to be out of business. What can I do? How do I finish my project?

Sue - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Sue, unfortunately with Affinity closing their doors, you won't be able to finish your project with their windows. Your best bet is going to be finding another manufacturer that makes similar looking windows to the Energex Elite. You may want to simply take a few photos of your windows on your phone and bring them down to a Dixieline, Lowes, or other window showroom closeby and see if they can recommend a similar looking window - hardware, lift rails, vent stops, locks, overall exterior look, etc . Off hand, I can't tell you which window that would be.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Sue's Response

Thank you for the information. I will look into that. Another question: I paid for a lifetime warranty with these windows. Should there be a problem or broken window what recourse do I have? An attorney? This is really disturbing!

Stephanie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

There is really nothing you can do and it's a complete shame. During the recession, this happened to a ton of hardworking Americans because so many companies went out of business. An attorney won't get you anywhere because there is really no one to sue once a company goes into bankruptcy (or I should say good luck getting any of your money back). I think your best bet is to find a window brand that looks as close to yours as possible and make sure you get good installation so you never need to do any work on your windows for the next 20 years!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Energex Elites vs Viwinco Cambridge

I'm looking at Energex Elites with Advantage glass and Viwinco's Cambridge. I like both of them and I'm not sure which to go for. They both tilt and turn, the main difference is the Cambridge has a single lock and the Elite has a double lock system. The price is similar, and they seem to be about the same as far as energy efficiency. I'm leaning towards the Energex but I'd like more opinions.

Jamie - Homeowner - from 2012

[Contractor Response]

The Viwinco is a bargain window. It's designed to be cheap, good for rentals or low-rent properties. The Elites are quite good, but I've never actually installed one. Deceuninck makes the frame and they always seem to produce a quality extrusion.

Michael - Installer - from 2012

Read additional Viwinco windows reviews.


Energex vs Sunrise

I'm looking at the Sunrise Verde, along with similar priced products from American Window and Homeguard Innovations, which are both local companies here in Indiana. I was curious what everyone thought abt these three. One company I talked to who sells all of these windows told me he thought Homeguard and the Verde were about equal, while the American Window was a notch below these two.

Aimee - Homeowner - from 2012

[Response]


The Verde is similar in design to the Energex Innovations, but the Verde has lots more features. Now the NEW Elite series from Affinity is a totally different story, that is a great window. They are a step up from the old profiles from that company.

Robbie - Contractor - from 2012


Energex Design And Hardware Features

I sell the Energex Elite and always recommend them to buyers, along with two other brands I carry. The windows are very well engineered and designed. The corner welds are cleaner than just about all brands out there. They use a vinyl frame that has a .08" thickness and Guardian's Super Spacer IG, three point weatherstripping for the sash and a magnetic sash seal. They use a nice composite reinforcement on the meeting rail (this is standard on the double hung, but I believe an ugpgrade on other styles), the hardware is Ashland (they use the same tilt latches that Simonton uses on their 5500 series) and the chambers are foam filled. The window has an AI of .05 (solid) and comes with a nice warranty that includes glass breakage.

Mike - Contractor in Delaware - from 2012


Energex vs Okna Windows

I'm curious how the pros think that Affinity Energex windows match up to Simonton and Okna. Thanks in advance for your comments.

George - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

Just looking at the performance specs, they sure seem to be a good performer. Here is what I do know; Deceuninck produces a very good vinyl extrusion and this is what the Elite is using. The Energex Elite is their premium window and I know it's far better than the standard Energex. The Elite is a very nice looking window, well designed and made, has some great features and high end hardware, etc. I would put the Elite in my top 5 vinyl windows. I would say the standard Energex is on par with the 5100 series from Simonton and the Elite is on par with the Okna 800. If I were choosing between the two, I'd go with the Okna just because the window has been out and tested much more than the Elite.

Matt - Contractor - from 2011






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Energex vs Soft-Lite Windows

I think the Energex units are right up there with the Sunrise Vanguard, as well as the Okna and Soft-Lite brand (of course it really depends what series/model we are comparing). Each window offers some nice unique features that will fit different consumers needs. The Sunrise has a nice slim profile so if maximizing window glass is important, I'd go with this one. The Soft-Lite Imperial LS offers great value from a company that has been around a long time and is super well regarded in the industry. If you are willing to go with a newcomer and new product that looks good but lacks much in the way of real world data (and will save you money because of it), then the Energex is your go to choice.

Thomas - Contractor - from 2010


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