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Lei Home Enhancements Reviews
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LEI Home Enhancements Price Quote
Hi Dane. Just read your many posts about Alside windows vs other brands. Great content!! We got a quote on Friday from the contractor at LEI Home Enhancements and they install only Alside. The only booklet she left was for the Revelations Premier series, so I assume that is the only series from Alside they install.
One of the main reasons we want new windows is for storm safety. Living in Florida, born and raised here, we are tired of boarding up the windows when hurricanes come. My husband is now in his mid 60's and we don't want to work harder preparing for storms, we want to work smarter. Shuttering up and taking down the windows is a tough job, not to mention having to store a the windows coverings throughout the year. We live in Central Florida so we don't need to meet Dade County standards and impact-resistant windows seem like overkill being in the center of the state. We moved here from South Florida 10 years ago where we went through several REALLY bad hurricanes.
We have 7 windows plus sliding glass door. 1400 sq ft home. We plan on being in the house for at least 10-15 years. The house was built in the mid1980s and windows are original.
Smaller bathroom window will not be clear, there was a word for it but I can't recall it at the time, it's the glass that you can't see through.
The three front windows are oriole and two of them will be moulded.
The features we liked most about the Alside windows is that they open from the top and have security locking system built in. We like to have the windows open a lot and it's nice to have them open at the top, which feels safer. The tilt-in ability and the screens that 'rub' back into place seem like good features too. I'm not sure if those features are typical with other manufacturers also.
The quote we got from LEI Home Enhancements is $8576.00. Now that I've been reading your column and some Reddit articles, that quote seems too high. However, LEI has great BBB rating & reviews and keeps 2 subcontractors busy full-time with window installs and we met the installer.
I think I gave you all the information that I know. Lol!
We would appreciate your advice before we spend a good chunk of money, especially since my husband is currently out of work from Covid-19.
Angie - Homeowner - from 2020
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Angie, yes I have heard of LEI Home Enhancements. Their bid does sound a bit high--perhaps. The Revelation window is often quoted at a high rate and I'm not convinced it's worth it.
Best thing to do is get some comparison quotes. You may want to look for storm/hurricane windows, which do cost quite a bit more. Here are my recommendations for storm windows.
Sunrise Coastal series, Soft-Lite Barcelona Impact Series, Soft-Lite Armor Impact Series, PGT WinGuard series, Stanek UltraExtreme series, CWS Windpact series, and the Simonton Stormbreaker series.
Here are some recommendations for non-storm windows in Florida.
Polaris ThermalWeld, Soft-Lite Classic, Soft-Lite Pro, Kensington Huntington, Vytex Fortis, PGT 2300, PGT 5400, Simonton 9800, Simonton Reflections 5500, Zen Nirvana, Zen Lotus, and the Sunrise Classic.
Google "Sunrise windows in Central Florida" for instance and see if a local company comes up that carries them. With the above list, you should be Abel to find quite a few companies who carry some good brands.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2020
Bid From LEI home Enhancement
Hi, I got a quote from LEI home enhancement to replace 8 windows (Alside Revelation Platinum triple pane) for $9500 (includes install, tax and their warranty).
I live on a busy/noisy street and the house was a flip (new windows but not high quality). Triple pane is attractive due to noise reduction and the current windows are drafty so looking for efficiency too.
I’m in the Pacific Northwest — Thanks.
Juliette - Homeowner - from 2019
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Juliette, I don't know a ton about LEI Home Enhancements, except that they appear to be a franchise or something like this. Honestly, the structure of the company might be something else, but I haven't spent enough time to figure out what it is exactly. Something about this gives me a hinky feeling. When I put in "lei home enhancements reviews yelp" into google and search, I find some less than stellar reviews across the country. Some of the reviews are five stars where they have one or two reviewers, but the more reviews they have, the much lower the score.
The price you were quoted for eight windows sounds very high to me. The Alside Revelation Platinum triple pane is a solid window, but I don't think its worth $1200 plus per window.
Before you jump in with LEI, I would suggest getting a couple more bids to see how the bid prices compare to one another. You could see if Anlin Windows services your area—their Del Mar and Catalina series are quite good. Milgard makes a decent window and their new Trinsic series is an attractive mid range vinyl window. A high end Simonton, like a Reflections 5500 or their Impressions 9800 series are also solid performers. Finally, Amerimax might have a dealer in your area who could give you a quote on their Craftsman Portrait and Aristocrat Series, which are also quite good.
I would rate all of the windows I mentioned in the same quality range as the Alside Revelation Platinum. I would be very interested to see how the prices compare. I think you can get a better deal than what you have. Let me know how it goes!
Dane - Site Editor - from 2019
LEI Home Improvement Cost Bid
I need to replace 30 windows and have some pretty expensive bids.
Bid 1: Marvin Infinity: $50K
Bid 2: Revelation Series From LEI: $31K
Bid 3: RBA: $55K
David - Homeowner - from 2018
LEI Home Enhancements And Alside Revelation Windows
Has rep from LEI Home Enhancements visit with promo offer for sign in yard, quoted 19 various sized double hung Alside Revelation Series Windows (11 requiring tempered glass) for $13,942 (everything included plus 50 year & lifetime warranties.
Does this sound reasonable? It's $733/window on average for all windows and installation. We signed up but have until midnight Sat to change our mind. Thoughts on the window quality, Alside or LEI that we should know?
Chris - Homeowner - from 2016
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Chris, I tend to think Alside Revelation is overpriced, but that's just me. Tempered glass certainly adds to the cost. You may want to get another bid to compare it to, it sounds like the deadline is fast approaching.
I looked at the google reviews though for LEI Home Enhancements and there seemed to be some disturbing ones, with several that used the term pyramid scheme. I don't like the sound of that.
If it were me, I would start with a bid from the local Okna rep – Okna is one of the best vinyl windows out there and I would think for $733 per window you could get their 800 series – it's the best vinyl window available in my opinion.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2016
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