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Midway Alliance Hawthorne
I am getting costs between these two windows, 4 x casements over a picture and a single slider in vinyl basic white. I am guessing that they will be close.
Just want the best window the I can get. The installer will be the same regardless of the quote for the windows. He comes highly recommended from various sources. It will be a complete new construction install ripping out the old windows. complete new install no pocket install.
Any opinions between Simonton 5500 vs Midway Alliance Hawthorne.
I think these choices would be better than the Jeld Wen and Anderson 100 or Pella that I can get from the the Big Box Stores.
Andrzey - Homeowner - from 2017
[Site Editor's Answer]
Andrzey, I would probably rate those two windows similarly. I myself would probably go with the Simonton 5500, just because I know what I'm getting more than with the Midway Alliance Hawthorne. Alliance doesn't have the best reputation with credible industry insiders, but I do know that Midway tends to have a pretty darn solid reputation. Basically, Midway is one of a number of regional manufacturers that uses Alliance windows.
I checked the Alliance website and these were the performance numbers they had listed for the Alliance Hawthorne window using the low-e 270 glass -- U-factor .27, .28 SHGC, .53 VT, and .12 AI (air infiltration). These aren't bad numbers, but certainly nothing amazing.
I think you are right to like the Simonton 5500 over Jeld Wen and Pella vinyl windows from the big box store. It is probably a toss up for with the Andersen 100 window and the Simonton 5500.
I think the bottom line is this -- Simonton makes a good vinyl window that isn't the sexiest product out there, but it gets the job done. With good installation, I would have the 5500 series in my house and feel like a got some pretty good value for my money.
Tim - Site Editor - from 2017
Thats what I was thinking after reading some more, still getting quotes, if Marvin Integrity come in close I think I will go with them, or better still if I managed to convince the Sunrise dealer to sell direct to me without his install at a reasonable price. I will choose them.
The problem I had will all "Window Dealers" is that they wanted to do pocket installation and a what I call a "Proper" replacement was an "Arm and Leg"
The Marvin Integrity is a good window, but not worth double what the Simonton 5500 is worth…I would still hold out and see what the Sunrise dealer is willing to do. I really like the Sunrise window, it's a solid step above the 5500.
Midway EnviroSealed Window vs Vista Panorama
We are replacing all 19 of the vinyl windows in our house. Two windows are large half-rounds.
I contacted three companies for quotes. I've received two but the third company uses the same vinyl window brand as one of the other two so I feel my questions are regarding two types of windows - Vista Panorama and Midway EnviroSealed.
I've found lots of information on your site about Vista Panorama and it sounds like a decent window, but I haven't found much about Midway or its EnviroSealed window. I've been told that the Midway window is basically a "souped up" Alliance Hawthorne. Rep said he chose this window for value (we plan to move in a year or two) and metal support in sash because we have a few wide windows.
I've also read about the Alliance window "conglomerate" but the company offering the Midway windows says that Midway is a better window than the Alliance reputation. They just are in this alliance that has some not so great other windows.
Can you tell me anything else about Midway and their EnviroSealed window?
Also...the estimates are Vista Panorama $10,800 and Midway $12,500 Both have Low E-argon gas but the Vista estimate comes with a free upgrade (?) of super spacers between the glass.
Both companies were recommended on Angies List and seem to have good reviews. Midway company has been around 50 years. Vista company 10 years.
Julia - Homeowner - from 2016
[Site Editor's Answer]
Vista makes a pretty decent window, although the Panorama has a .20 air infiltration, which is much higher than I'd like to see. I like to see a .08 and lower, but you are getting what you pay for. All in all, I would rate the Panorama as a middle of the road vinyl window.
I don't hear much about Midway, but what I do hear from them tends to be pretty good. The numbers on the EnviroSealed look good, although I couldn't find the air infiltration, which is (one of) the numbers that I really like to look at to compare window brands and models. I'm assuming it's better, maybe in the .12 to .08 range, but this is my conjecture – I would definitely ask for the DP, VT, CR and AI numbers on this window and have the salesman explain each one.
The spacer is always something they taut, but honestly it's worth like $20 max on an upgrade. My gut tells me that the Midway is worth the extra money, but I think you need a second opinion from someone who knows these brands a bit better.
The EnviroSealed website provides very little information on the specific features of the window and I don't know much more. From the little I saw and know, I would say it's a better window than the Panorama, but how much I can't say with any assuredness.
Feel free to send me any additional bids and I can give you my two cents I feel like that's about all that I provided here ☹.
Dane - Site Editor - from 2016
Midway EnviroSealed vs Soft-Lite Verde Window
Dane, I'm still waiting a a Soft-Lite quote from a local distributor, but I did get a quote from the local Sunrise dealer. Ouch! The model quoted was the Verde line. That quote came in at 2.25 times the quote that came in for the Simonton Brickmould 600 series windows (sold via Norandex). Is the Sunrise window really 2x better of a window; even with a lifetime, non-pro-rated warranty against defects in the frames, hardware, and glass (including seal failures)? The same dealer that quoted the Sunrise window also quoted a Midway EnviroSealed window that was a little less than twice the Simonton window, but that still seems like a pretty steep premium.
Scott - Homeowner - from 2016
[Site Editor's Response]
Scott, the Sunrise Verde is certainly a better window than the Simonton ProFinish 600 model. Now whether it is worth two and a half times more is a different question. My own opinion is probably not. Let's assume that the ProFinish is going to run $300 fully installed. That would mean you are looking at $750 per window full installed, which feels a high to me. I like the Sunrise Verde over the Midway EnviroSealed, although this is quite a nice vinyl window as well. I would like to see you get a couple more quotes to see how the prices stack up, I think this will provide you with some more perspective on your dilemma. Once you get the quotes, let me know and we can work it out from there.
Tim - Site Editor - from 2016
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