Kensington Windows Reviews
Read 6 Kensington windows reviews from our editors, as well as homeowners and contractors to find out about their products and customer service record. Get more information on Kensington window prices.
Editor Kensington Windows Reviews
Kensington HHP is a window manufacturer with a single factory in Western Pennsylvania and produces 3 vinyl window series. Contrary to what I wrote about Kensington previously, Kensington HPP, Inc. has no affiliation to Alpen HPP, other than the owners of each companies are friends and both were at one time owned by Serious Energy.
Kensington Windows History Explained
Our current plant has been in operation since 1977. For the first 20 years under an ownership group led by the Snyder family. In 1995 a large holding company from Canada, Jannock Ltd, purchased the company as part of their vinyl division. This division was comprised or several companies including 2 vinyl window manufacturers, Kensington Windows and Survivor Technologies.
Kensington Quantum 2 Windows Reviews
I am a builder in the Madison, WI area. I would like to know your opinion on what window manufacturer makes the best vinyl replacement window that I can purchase either directly from the factory or a local dealer?
Larry, I don't know what specific companies have reps in your area, but a quick call to the home offices of the following companies will tell you quickly whether they service your area or not. I did locate a local company that sells Sunrise windows though. Sunrise tend to be pretty reasonable in price for top quality vinyl windows. The Kensington Quantum 2 has great numbers and shouldn't be too expensive either.
Some History On Kensington
Kensington was at one point owned by Jancor Windows, but then they declared bankruptcy and the plant that produced the Kensington window models was shut down. Eventually, Serious Windows bought them and starting making windows under the Serious name. In 2012, Serious went out of business and now if you google Serious windows you get Alpen High Performance Products. So it's pretty confusing for consumers because there are lots of installers out there who think highly of the window itself. The ownership is all over the board. The fact of the matter is I could never recommend this company to a consumer because everytime they go through a bankruptcy they erase the warranty obligation to hte consumer. Too many other good manufacturers - Sunrise, Marvin, Andersen, Okna to name a few.
Kensington Quantum 2 Review
Kensington went out of business maybe a year ago, a few years after we purchased the Quantum 2 window, which was very pricey. The coating on the glass get these little brown spots and we have to send them back and get them reinstalled - for some reason we have to pay for the glass, but the distributor has been good about the whole thing and continues to do the reinstalls free of charge. These are just too expensive to have this happen, especially since they were installed just 4 years ago. I'm certain that we will have to replace all of the 20 odd windows at some point and pay for them ourselves.
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