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Read 12 HiMark windows reviews to see if their products are a nice fit for your home window needs. For additional information, see all of our HiMark window prices.

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HiMark DoublePane 1000 Series Revisited

Dane, hi again.

On the 21st of May you suggested I get a bid from an Okna dealer to contrast with the one I had from a Himark dealer.

The Himark deal was an average of $800 for 31 HiMark DoublePane 1000 series units.

The Okna dealer quoted an average of $529 for 33 units:

26 Insultech Deluxe double-hung
3 700 Deluxe Casement (I call them 'crank')
2 Deluxe sliders (basement)
2 Deluxe 1/4-moon windows (attic)

Himark did not quote the attic windows; that's why they only had 31 units.

The Okna dealer is really pushing the Insultech/500. He didn't mention 600 at all, said he doesn't see the value in going to the 800, and made it sound like the 700 is just a casement/crank window.

What do you think about his price and his advice? Is there a reason to look at the 600 700 or 800?

Thanks.

Joe - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hey Joe, very interesting about the pricing since the two both sell Okna windows. I don't know how HiMark does their numbering, but I'm assuming the HiMark 1000 is the Okna 800 equivalent.

I think the Okna pricing is awesome! $530 is really good for the 500 Insultech. The 800 has some very nice features/upgrades, but I agree with him that it doesn't make sense to upgrade from the 500 at the price he's offering it to you. It's very possible that he doesn't have access to the 600 or that he's comfortable with the Insultech and does enough volume that he gets better ordering rates from them.

When you compare the HiMark quote of $25K to the $16K of Okna, it's kind of incredible the difference in price. Go with the Okna 500 and "pocket" the $9K. It's like half the cost of a roof...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020



HiMark HeatSeal Glass Package

You guys are terrific! What a resource!

First thing -- we decided to drop the picture window and use a double hung there instead.

Now you say HiMark is like an Okna dealer who does their own installation? The guy I'm talking to says he's an independent installer who uses HiMark. Does that make sense to you?

Also he only offers a 10 year warranty on labor while saying the window is guaranteed for life. Is that normal?

Final thing -- do you know the difference between what HiMark is calling their HeatSeal Glass Package and their SunSeal Glass package?

As far as alternatives - I'm already talking to a Sunrise dealer. Quoted $18,432 for 24 units (he left out a room that has 8 normal double-hung windows the HiMark quote includes and did not include a picture window) using Sunrise V Class. But we don't think the Sunrise window is as well constructed or looks as good as the HiMark.

Thanks again!

Bill - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bill, My understanding of the HiMark dealers was that they was specialty dealers. He obviously knows his relationship to Okna/HiMark better than I do.

A 10 year labor warranty is excellent and the lifetime warranty on the window is normal.

I don’t know the specific differences in their glass packages. Call the dealer up and ask them, they sell these windows everyday so they should have a very straight forward answer for you.

A decent price on the Sunrise V Class. I would put the Sunrise V Class close to the Okna 500 and a bit below the Okna 600 or 800 series. I’m not sure what model the HiMark dealer gave you a bid for.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


HiMark 1000 Series Window Bid

Hi Dane or Tim

Need 31 units replaced:

23 more or less normal-sized windows.

1 picture window.

1 narrow vertical window each side of the picture window.

2 small horizontal basement windows.

3 small-ish windows that crank open.

All double-hung with tilt except cranks, picture, and horizontal basements.

Have been quoted $25,000 installed for HiMark DoublePane 1000 series. Not sure whether that's for the HeatSeal Glass Package or the SunSeal Glass Package -- and not sure what the difference between those packages is.

Questions:

Are these windows as good as they sound, and look?

How does the price sound (I'm in Northern New Jersey)?

For this price, should I expect them to completely correct any visible or hidden issues with frames? How far should this go? Should I expect them to replace the frames (several of which are wooden and the exteriors are in terrible shape visually)?

Thanks.

Joe - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joe, not a bad price from a very good brand. HiMark is sort of like a high end Okna dealer that does their own installations and are certified on Okan products.

So here is what I would do: get two more bids to compare the prices.

The first from a normal Okna dealer on the 500, 600 or 800 models. I'd be very interested to hear how they compare to the HiMark pricing. I'm thinking they will be lower.

Then get a bid from an Ideal Windows dealer on either their Majestic or Platinum 3000 series. Both excellent windows that are comparable to the 500 and 600 models from Okna.

You could also search for a Soft-Lite or Sunrise dealer in your area. Also comparable brands -- all some of the best in the vinyl window business.

In terms of what the bid includes for interior and exterior trim work, I couldn't say. What I would suggest is to ask specifically for the bids to include this work when the Okna and Ideal dealers come out.

See where these come in and then go from there! Great first step.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Hi Mark Windows Bid

I was disappointed to use your price quote system and only get results for Home Depot: a company I already got a quote from directly, but agree with you that they are over-priced and more likely to sub-contract for a shoddy job. My question is for my zip code (11937) are there no other contractors you work with, including the Hi Mark people who install their own windows?

Thanks

Paul - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sorry about that Paul, there are certain areas where the list of good companies is less than stellar. I have several companies/brands in mind that may work. There should an okna dealer in your area. Just google "Okna windows near East Hampton." The Okna 500, 600, and 800 are all excellent windows.

Ideal Windows sells very good windows at pretty darn good prices and they are out of New Jersey. See if they service your area. The Majestic and the Platinum 3000 are the series to look for.

Sunrise, Zen and Polaris also might have dealers in your area. Between these brands, you should be able to get two to three high quality bids. Let me know if you have any problems.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

[Paul's Reply]

Hi Tim, thanks for the quick reply and useful information. I am also in New Jersey, just 20 minutes from Ideal Windows, and sent them a request for a dealer/installer in East Hampton. I don't see the Majestic or Platinum series on their site; just the UltraTite adn DuraWeld.

Okna also looks good and requested the same from them. I guess if needed I Could try to order custom windows from the manufacturer and arrange for someone to install.

Paul - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Paul, two great options and likely the Ideal dealer with have either the Majestic or Platinum 3000 -- I agree that it's weird that the website doesn't mention them -- one more oddity about this industry!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


HiMark Window Bid vs. Soft-Lite Imperial

Dane, I'm currently looking to replace 25 double hung windows and one patio door in our home. I've solicited quotes from companies selling both Soft-lite Imperial and HiMark by Okna. I received a quote for $21000 for the OKNA 500 Series double hung (full installation and lifetime warranty on the installation / labor) and $3100 for the patio door.

The Soft Lite Imperial quote was 18900 for the windows and 2500 for the the triple pain patio door (full installation and 1 year warranty on the installation / labor). Both quotes include standard grid system. Based on the research I've done on your site, these quotes feel high. I live in Wisconsin...any thoughts that you can share?

Please let me know if you can provide any assistance. Thanks in advance!

Regards.

Kyle - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kyle, the Okna quote feels high for sure. The Soft-Lite Imperial quote sounds better, but I agree they don't sound necessarily inexpensive by any means. HiMark is often priced out pretty darn high because the dealer sells and installs only Okna windows. You usually pay for the privilege, which has its benefits but low cost isn't one of them.

I think you need a couple more quotes to see what other options are out there. At the very least, I'd use one or two more quotes to go back to the Soft-Lite dealer and see if you can't see if get him to drop his price. Usually this time a year is slow in terms in window installation so you can often get a better price than say in the summer when their schedules are full.

If you have some wiggle room on your timeine I think you should get a couple of quotes and just see how they compare. The quotes you have are from some of the best in the business. Now I'd like to see you find their best price. Good on you for the work you've done so far.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019


HiMark vs. Okna and Soft-Lite

Hi I was wondering if you are familiar with this company and what Windows they carry? I am getting quotes on Okna (through Windows on Washington), Pella, as well as from Soft-Lite and HiMark dealers (TBD).

Also have Lowes (Reliabilt) and Window World quotes. Thoughts? We are looking at Mid to Top grade windows so not sure WW and Lowes are a good fit.

Thanks.

Eric - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Eric, I know that Window Universe has sold the Revere Berkshire Elite series in the past. This is a mid range vinyl window with decent numbers. They should be able to tell you which window they are selling you...if I went to a Best Buy and they wouldn't tell me what washer they were trying to sell me I'd walk out and never go back.

That being said, you have some excellent options in the Okna, Soft-Lite and HiMark (which sells Okna windows, ironically). These are the bids I would concentrate on and would try to find an option within their selections that works for your budget.

Pella makes a sub par vinyl window in my opinion.

You are correct that Reliabilt, and WW are not a good fit for a mid range or premium range project.

Feel free to send me the bids when you receive them and I'm happy to give you my take on your quotes!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Himark Set Up

HiMark is one of the top brands out there, along with Okna, Sunrise, Polaris, and Soft Lite.

Essentially the HiMark is an exclusive deal for Okna dealers where the installation must be done by the HiMark dealer. It makes for a pricier window, but I think in the long run it's worth it.

Mick - Installer - from 2016


Himark Windows Reviews

I live outside of Chicago and I need to replace my ugly windows and rotting patio doors. I looked into a ton of them, and ended up choosing Okna/Himarks. I ordered 12 of the Himark Enviro-Stars and 2 Elegante patio doors with low-e argon gas, dual glaze, Heatseal spacers and a bunch of other features. I like them a lot, they are supposed to be a good quality and the price was good.

Chuck - Homeowner - from 2012


Himark vs Simonton 5500

I recently comapred the Simonton 5500 to the HiMark 800 side by side. The Simonton 5500 is a solid vinyl window, but the HiMark is a clear step above. It's one of the nicest windows I've ever seen.

Harry - Window Dealer - from 2012


Himark / Okna Connection

The HiMark is exactly the same as the Okna EnviroStar 800 series. They are identical, just like the Simonton Prism Platinum and the Reflection 6500 are the same. They just put different name tags on the same ones.

Wayne - Contractor - from 2011


Himark vs. Harvey

I need to replace 21 windows and so far have a bid on the Harvey Classic for $550, Simonton 5550 series for $500, and the HiMark DX800 for $630.

John - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

John, the HiMark DX800 series is the best of the three bids you have collected so far. The Harvey Classic is also good, as is the Simonton 5500. Three good bids, but the best value is the HiMark in my opinion.

Rob - Contractor - from 2010

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