Harvey Windows Reviews
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Tribute vs Okna
We're replacing 35 windows in our PA home. My contractor is pushing the Harvey Tribute, but I like the Okna 500s and 800s. I think they're better as far as performance, ratings, and looks too. Then today I saw a Tribute that was loaded with options and features, grill, triple pane, self cleaning, krypton, etc. Those I was quoted $390 installed. Some of the windows are smaller, and would be a little cheaper. I want a good window, not just a cheap one, but I don't want to spend more if it isn't a lot better.
The 500 is one of the best windows out there. I wouldn't call the Harvey bad exactly, but they aren't even close to the Okna 500. Your price is going to vary a lot from dealer to dealer and installer to installer. I'd find the dealer that offers you the best deal, but you don't want an installer that's going to cut corners and do a slapdash job. You have to be willing to pay a decent price for the install. A great window put in badly will leak and look like crap.
The Harvey Tribute is a decent window, but it can't compare to the Okna. The Okna 500 has a U-factor of .25, DP structural rating of 50, and air leakage is .02. The Harvey has just OK numbers - U-factor .30, DP 30, and over 0.1 for air leakage. The Harvey loses in every way.
I'm considering either American Jewels or Harvey Tributes. I want them to last a long time. The American Jewel dealer says that one of the sizes I need, 36" by 45", doesn't come in a casement so I have to use a slider.
Harvey is better all around; quality, service, everything.
I'd be worried about the design and quality of a window that has to limit the width of their casements like that. American Jewel is low quality, you can do a lot better without even spending more money. Harvey isn't great either, but better than American Jewel. They do make a wider casement but it isn't good quality. If you pay a little more for a good window, you'll find it lasts for many more years with a lot fewer problems, and you're also paying for customer service in case something does break.
Harvey Tribute vs Sunrise Restoration
We're eventually revamping our home windows which will include standard double hungs plus some smaller ones for the the bathrooms, a few basement hoppers and a slider. We're going to only do the upstairs for now, but we'll need the same line in a years or so for the rest. So far, we have a quote from Sunrise Restorations, $465 for double hungs, $420 for the kitchen slider and $250 for the hoppers. The Harvey Tributes are $490, $450, and $390 for the same windows. I'm not sure which to go with?
The Sunrise is a good window. If that is really the installed price then it's a really good deal. Harvey isn't in the same class as Sunrise.
Harvey vs CertainTeed
I'm looking at Harveys and CertainTeeds for my house in Connecticut. Right now I have CertainTeeds from 2000 and 2003. We're putting on an addition so I need something that matches well. The old ones are good, but I'm not sure if they are still at the same level of quality. I like my CertainTeeds, but is Harvey a better option?
Harvey makes a good window, I've never seen any real problems from them. CertainTeed is a lower end product. They have a lot of options to draw people in but they are pretty poor in quality.
Harvey vs HiMark
I'm not sure about the prices I was given on these estimates. I need 21 windows with colonial grids, capped and everything. It's a lot of money and I want to make sure I get the best value. The estimates were for Harvey Classics at $550 each, Simonton 5500s for $500, and two HiMarks, the DX400 for $585 and DX800 at $630. Which of these are better?
If I was picking from them I'd say the HiMarks are the best, the HiMark800 beats the 400 but they both beat all the others. They're better as far as manufacturing and design, energy efficiency, appearance, everything. If you can't do one of those, the Simonton is better than the Harvey, but if you're going to be in the home for a while, get the HiMarks.
Harvey vs Okna And Gorell
I'm looking at an estimate for 14 double hungs, a bay window and a slider, all Harvey Tributes, for $8,000. It sounds like a really good price, so should I keep looking into Gorell and Okna? They're supposed to be good brands but the Harveys seem nice.
Harveys aren't a bad product, but Gorell and Okna are better. You're going to get what you pay for. Most installers would rather work with better quality windows, they have less problems and better customer service. You'll probably be happy enough with Harveys if you go with them, but if you have the money go with a higher end window.
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Harvey vs. Alside
I have an Alside Excalibur and Harvey Classic quote for my house outside Boston. I need 12 double hungs and 2 bay windows. I liked the contractor, is was the same guy for each of the windows. The Alsides will be $7500 and the Harveys $8700. I'm not sure if the Harveys are better, or at least enough better to pay that much more.
I wouldn't use the Alsides no matter how much cheaper they are. That's a great price on the Harveys.
Harvey Tribute Review
Harvey is based close by and is really popular here in Massachusetts. Their prices are better here than some places because you aren't paying for all that shipping. It's a good quality mid-grade window, and there are a ton of dealers and installers that work with them, so make sure to shop around and find the best installer. Some brands only have one or two dealers and if you don't like the people, you're stuck with them or you have to pick different windows. The tribute is Harvey's highest grade window, but I think the frame is too bulky and I like the Classic better.
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