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Read 36 ProVia windows reviews from homeowners and contractors and explore opinions on their most popular window series and models including the Integra, Aeris, ecoLite, Aspect and Endure.

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ProVia Integra Windows Reviews

The ProVia Integra was a window that company used to carry, but no longer.

Tim - Site Editor


Provia Integra vs Soft-Lite

I'm deciding between the Softlite Imperial LS and the Provia Integra 300. The Soft-lite feels like a sturdier window and fits the frame a bit better. The Soft-Lite bid is $650 over the ProVia and I'm trying to decide whether that's worth it. The Integra uses a double sill compartment, which is supposed to lower how much air gets in.

Sam - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

I like ProVias doors. I consider their windows a bit less reliable. Soft-Lite makes great windows and the Imperial LS is one fo the best. Are they better than the Integra, yes. It's a small price to pay to get a truly excellent window. The Integra is a decent window but the Imperial LS is definitely the way to go in my opinion.

Will - Contractor - from 2010






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ProVia Aeris Windows Reviews

The ProVia Aeris is the company's entry level window and can be ordered as the VT800, VT700 or in the WX100 model. The VT800 and VT700 Aeris models are all vinyl, while the WX100 uses a real wood interior with a vinyl exterior.

The VT700 is the entry level vinyl window and offers the following features; square sash profile, sloped sill, multilock system, aluminum reinforced sash, block and tackle balance, fusion welded sash & frame. This is a nice vinyl window, solid and well made. The VT800 is the upgraded model that comes with all of the same standard features, along with an expanded color selection and comes in a cove sash profile. The VT800 will run around 10% to 15% more in price.

The WX100 series has the real wood interior and then a similar vinyl exterior. The interior options include cherry, oak and maple wood. The WX100 window comes in a ton of interior color and stain options that provides some very unique and interesting aesthetics. The WX100 comes in 5 exterior colors.

Tim - Site Editor


ProVia Aeris Bid

Thank you Tim for your advice. We are looking at Aeries by Provia which is a higher quality than the Endure. These particular windows are wood on the inside and vinyl exterior. It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty that is transferable and a lifetime guarantee of glass replacement for any reason. it is Energy Star rated with a u-factor of 0.27, solar heat gain coefficient of 0.20, visible transmittance 0.47, air infiltration 0.3 and condensation resistance of 0.59.

It says the frame and sash construction exceeds industry standards and resists chipping, cracking, peeling and blistering. 100% all foam super spacer and a Mylar 10-layer vapor barrier. The glass has a glazing on it.

We did get our quote from Home Depot for the Anderson Windows and it would run us $13000 - $14000 which is still considerably less expensive than the Anderson Renewals.The sales man with Provia said he will be able to come in cheaper than the Anderson windows. He doesn't know the price we were given from Home Depot.

I am sure it will work out. I appreciate your help!

Debbie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Debbie, I didn't know that the Aeris wood model came with a lifetime warranty -- does this include the wood portion of the window? I like the performance numbers -- all except the air infiltration. A .30 AI is not good, you should double check this. Wood is typically not very energy efficient and this becomes more so over time. However, they do make a good window in general. I also like the fact that they will be less expensive than the Andersen option.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


ProVia Aeris Windows vs. Great Lakes Comfort Smart

I think I have narrowed it down to a company that installs Great Lakes windows or Provia. After the initial visit they are recommending the Comfort Smart by Great Lakes or Endure or Aspect by Provia.

Is the ecosmart by Great Lakes their upper end window? What about the Comfort Smart are you not impressed with?

I'm definitely looking for a great Window and don't want to cut corners investing in good windows.

Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated.

Kari - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kari, the Comfort Smart is a good middle of the road vinyl window. Both Great Lakes and ProVia make good vinyl windows. The Comfort Smart is simply not a top tier vinyl window. The .11 air infiltration, .31 U-factor, 51 CR are all mid range performance numbers, which aren't bad at all. They just aren't the .24 u-factor, 65 CR and .02 AI of an Okna 800. As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. Now, most consumers don't need a great window, but if they do want one, the product will run you more.

If you do want a very good window, go with the ecoSmart from Great Lakes or the ProVia Aeris. These would be my choices for long term value and energy efficiency and shouldn't be too cost prohibitive.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


ProVia VT 800 Series Windows

Just had installed the c series windows. Was considering removing the screen for winter.....noticed a felt type insulation strip which would be exposed to the elements when screen is removed. Can screens be safely removed for winter without damage to insulation strip. Thank you!

Pat - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Pat, without seeing them I couldn't say for sure. You should be fine, however, I would start with a smaller window in a location that is out of the way - bathroom or something like this. Remove the screen carefully and go slow to make sure that the weatherstripping is not coming off with the screen. Weatherstripping is not made to have much in the way of adhesive on the upper edge, but if the screens are real snug and have been sitting on the weatherstripping for a long time (and the weatherstripping is starting to come off anyway), it could start to pull off. If this is the case, you can always remove and replace the weatherstripping (or hire a handyman to do it). It's not the worst idea to replace the weatherstripping every 10 years or so.

By the way, the ProVia Aeris is a nice window, let me know how they work out for you!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015


ProVia Aeris Windows vs Gerkin Comfort Series

Dane, I have been using your web page to help me better understand and choose replacement windows for my home. I am looking at Gerkin Comfort Series, ProVia Aeris window, and Sunrise restoration. could you help me understand which one would be the best to go with. I live in Lincoln Nebraska.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Nick, if I were choosing in a vacuum (no consideration to window cost and quality of install), I would choose the Sunrise Restorations...

The Restorations uses a fairly narrow frame and sash, which give it clean lines and more glass area. Along with a high transparency screen, it has a clever tilt sash mechanism. The high quality finish makes it look close to real wood. A U-value of 0.28 and AI of 0.04 mean it ranks pretty high in energy efficiency.

The ProVia Aeris is a good window though and it can be ordered in the wood interior if you are interested (although I personally prefer vinyl for the cost, longevity, maintenance and performance). Performance wise, the Aeris double hung will produce a .28 U-factor, .10 AI and .47 VT - all pretty solid numbers. The ProVia also offers lots of color options and you can go with either the VT700 or the slightly upgraded VT800 - it's always nice to have some different model choices.

I would say that the Gerkin Comfort Series is right on par with the ProVia Aeris. For instance, the 6000 Comfort Series, which is the slider, will offer .29 U-value, .04 AI, .22 SHGC and .51 VT - I'm VERY impressed with the .04 air infiltration number. I tend to think the Gerkin windows aren't quite as nice looking as the ProVia, but this is my opinions and honestly once the windows are in you probably won't ever notice them unless something fails on them.

You have 3 solid window choices - now compare cost, which is important for obvious reasons. More importantly, installation, which should account for roughly half of the overall effectiveness of the windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015


Provia Aeris Review

I had someone from Provia Aeris out to do an estimate, and a lot seemed off. For one thing, he couldn't give me any numbers but said he would have to check with the factory and get back to me in a week. Also, I asked how it compared to some other brands and he said Softlite isn't high quality and he has never heard of Gorell, Amerimax, or Loewen. Seems like a window salesman should have heard of major players like those. The windows themselves, on their VT800 they are printed to look like wood but it's cheaply done, you can see pixels. They are just ugly.

Donna - Homeowner - from 2012


ProVia Aeris VT800 Window

ProVia's "Aeris" label is often only available to larger volume dealers. I've bought several hybrid wood interior Aeris windows in the past, but I'm not very familiar with the VT 800. I took a look at the specs online and it looks similar to the Integra (pretty much their flagship window), but with the Dual Tech tilt housing. I really like that feature and it adds alot to the window in my opinion. A good quality window and the only complaint I have is the two point weatherstripping contact points. The AI numbers was around .09, which is pretty decent as well.

Steve - Contractor - from 2012


Provia Aeris vs Okna Starmark

Provia now offers a PVC hybrid called the Aeris, which looks to have good numbers. It might just be the better window to the Okna Starmark, although I'd want to see one installed just to be sure. Pricewise, it's expensive, on par with wood clad windows, but the numbers justify the price I think.

Howard - Installer - from 2011






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ProVia ecoLite Windows Reviews


Provia Ecolite vs Wallside

We have gotten a quote for replacement windows for our home. Both quotes are basically the same price. Would you recommend Provia Ecolite or Wallside? Thank you.

Janet - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Janet, both the Provia Ecolite and Wallside I would consider vey solid mid range windows. I would say these windows are very close in quality and craftsmanship, which the bids seem to be indicating as well. I would shift from the your focus on the windows themselves to the companies doing the install. However, I do want to answer your question to this extent -- if it were my decision, I would probably go with the ProVia EcoLite for the reputation of the company. But again, the company doing the install is more important than the minimal differences between these two window series.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


ProVia ecoLite Windows vs Alside Mezzo

Tim, we're planning to replace the siding and our windows at the same time. We currently have Anderson casements from the late 1970s and t1-11 siding. The window frames are in pretty bad shape.

We have a few quotes, all of which are over our original budget. The two bids I like most were for the ProVia ecoLite and the Alside Mezzo.

We live in Ohio.

Gerry - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Gerry, the Alside Mezzo is decent, a solid second tier vinyl window. ProVia ecoLite is the better window of the two in my opinion.

Other brands you may want to look at are Soft-Lite, Polaris, Wallside windows, and Stanek.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017






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ProVia Aspect Windows Reviews


ProVia Aspect vs. Sunrise Omega 12

We need to replace the windows in our house and was wondering what your thoughts were between the ProVia Aspect and the Sunrise with an Omega 12 glassing system.

Terese - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Terese, each fo these is a good option, but I'd give the nod to the Sunrise Omega glass option. I usually offer this advise though -- switch from looking at the windows to looking at the installers. Both good windows, but go with the company who proves themselves the better and more reliable company in your interactions with them.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


ProVia Aspect Estimate

Hello Dane, I just got estimate for Provia aspect series windows. $12,000 for 23 windows 5 big windows, 3 small other standard size , all double hungs.

I am totally new to this project and I need your opinion on quality of this window.

Irina - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Irina, the ProVia Aspect vinyl window is a decent/good mid range vinyl window. That sounds like a very fair price for what you are looking at.

I would still advise getting a couple more bids. Check out our recommended windows page and google "[window brand] in [your home town, state]" and see if any local companies carry the windows. Bring them out and get two more bids to get a sense of what's out there and costs. Then make your choice. Windows ought to last 20 years at least so make sure to get the three bids and take your time finding the right window and the right company to do the install.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

[Irina's Response]

Hello Dane, Thank you for your reply . My concern is that company provides only 2 years on installation.

I am going to be in house 5-7 years maximum. Does it worth money to go with Elements Windows or I will be ok with Aspect? I just want to understand how different Aspect from Elements.

Irina - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

A two year installation warranty is actually great. the window comes with a lifetime warranty on materials.

If you are only going to be in the house 5 to 7 years, then save yourself the $1800 and go with the ProVia.

I can't tick off each difference between the windows, but often the quality of parts, hardware and components, as well as overall performance and manufacturing tolerances separate the poor from good vinyl windows.

The ProVia Aspect window is a good window and should be just fine for your timeline in the house.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


ProVia Aspect Windows vs BF Rich Horizon

Hi - I have to decide between two companies for window replacement (double hung vinyl) in a condominium that I own & rent in Alexandria VA.

The choice is between ProVia Aspect (R&R Blinds - 5 year labor) & BFRich Horizon (Nova Installations - 10 year labor). I already have one of these that was installed in 2010 after a break in.

I have been told that the ProVia are the better product and that the warranty doesn't matter cause both have lifetime warranties on the windows.

Would love to have your thoughts.

Juli - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Juli, I think you are correct that the ProVia Aspect is the better of the two mid range window options. I know we don't see a lot of information on BF Rich, but I can tell you what their numbers are for the Vintage 5000 vinyl window (which I think should be their mid range offering and therefore would provide the best apples-to-apples comparison). The double hung gets the following: U-value .29, SHGC .21, VT .50, .16 Air Infiltration.

That air infiltration is not impressive, but the U-factor is decent. I would compare those numbers to the ProVia Aspect and see how they compare. My notion is that the ProVia is going to be better on the U-value, but more importantly on the AI.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016






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ProVia Endure Windows Reviews

The ProVia Endure is the company's most energy efficient vinyl window. The series comes standard with block and tackle balances, recessed locks, dual balance covers on the jamb, and a Super Spacer. It's a nice window, perhaps in the second tier of vinyl windows. All in all, a good vinyl window.

Dane - Site Editor


Provia Endure vs Ultra Elite 9000 series

Hi Tim and Dane, My husband and I are getting ready to have our 30+ year old windows replaced. We have a lot of windows so it isn’t a cheap renovation. We like both bids we’ve received but would like to get a better idea of which is the better choice. We have been quoted $12,000 for Provia Endure windows. We have also been quoted $12,500 for Ultra Elite 9000 series windows from Bill Haynes Company. I’m not sure if Ultra Elite is the brand name or just what they call it at Bill Haynes. What are your thoughts?

Jan - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jan, I'd never heard of Bill Haynes or the Ultra Elite 9000 series. I looked up the window and found a promotional brochure. I thought the window looked pretty good, some decent components and features, but without more performance data, I can't really say. I looked for reviews on the company itself, but didn't see much.

Basically, unless you know more about them, you take a bigger risk with an unknown than going with a window that has lots more reviews, etc. in the Endure. ProVia is a nice solid company with a good product in the Endure. Of course, I'm not sure who is doing the install so this would be a factor that you would have to compare. Bottom line for me would be the Endure over the Ultra Elite 9000.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


ProVia Endure vs. Sunrise Windows

I have received quotes for the ProVia Endure and the Sunrise (Sunrise?) windows. The Sunrise came in about $3000 more. Which do you think is the better window. Both companies who are quoting the prices have good reputations for installations.

Chuck - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Chuck, both the ProVia Endure and Sunrise are high quality windows. I might put the ProVia Endure (ProVia's premium window) above the Sunrise Classic (their sort of mid range that can be upgraded to the premium). So the mid goes to the ProVia endure for $3K less. This is of course assuming that the installation quality on the ProVia is solid.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Provia Endure vs. UniShield Plus

Dane, Universal Windows Direct UniShield Plus is made by Polaris. In your opinion, which Polaris window (ValueSmart, ThermaWeld or UltraWeld) is the UniShield Plus comparable to?

I received the following quotes for 14 double-hung vinyl with double pane, low-E glass, argon filled, and foam filled frame, plus 1 sliding patio door:

Universal Windows Direct $8,311

ProVia Endure $14,205

The ProVia looks a like well-built window but can’t really justify the difference in cost. Any thoughts? Thanks very much,

Steve - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Steve, the UniShield Plus is Polaris's ThermalWeld series, which is their mid range offering and a solid mid range vinyl window. The ProVia Endure is the better of the two windows, but that's a huge difference you're looking at.

I think if I felt comfortable with Universal Windows Direct's installation team then definitely consider going with them. I just googled "Universal Windows Direct reviews" and the yelp listing came up with a dismal 1 star rating on 22 reviews. That's a pretty big red flag as far as I'm concerned.

You might want to consider a couple more quotes. Do any local companies carry Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris, or Vytex?

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Provia Endure vs. Okna 500

I've narrowed my search to the ProVia Endure and the Okna 500 Insultec. Can I get your opinion on which of these windows to go with?

Michael - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Michael, both the ProVia Endure and Okna 500 are very good windows. I'm not quite sure I know which one is better. If I were you, I'd switch from comparing two good windows, to comparing the installation quality you are likely to get. This is likely going to be more important than the windows at this point.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Provia Endure vs. Sunrise Premium

I'm replacing 25 windows and live near Denver house. I've done my homework and have a number of bids from companies with good reputations. So far I have quote on the Milgard Tuscany, the Simonton 5500, the Amerimax Craftsman, the Provia Endure and the Sunrise Vanguard.

I was curious what you thoughts of these? The Sunrise is the most expensive, but not quite enough to take it out of the picture.

Carly - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carly, the Sunrise Vanguard is the best of the windows you have, followed by the ProVia Endure. Then I would put in the Simonton 5500, followed closely behind by the Amerimax Craftsman. The Milgard would be right behind that. I think your two best windows are the ones you should concentrate on -- I'd see if either of the companies selling them has any wiggle room in terms of price.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


ProVia Endure vs. Okna Eco-Pro 600

I have two bids that I'm waffling between, its either the OKNA Eco-Pro or the ProVia Endure. The Provia Endure cost would be $19,490 while the OKNA Series 600 cost is $20,550.

Mary - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mary, those bids are on very good windows. It's a toss up for me, I might go with the ProVia Endure over the Okna 600. Very close, but really they are both good windows so you can't go wrong. Turn to the better installer.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


ProVia Endure Windows vs. Andersen

Hi, we have Anderson wood windows that need to be replaced. Renewal by Anderson quoted us $27,000. to replace our 14 windows.

We also found a store that has Provia windows and the salesman said they are quite good. The cost of these is $10.5K -- quite a difference in price!

Debb - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Debbie, I like ProVia Endure window quite a lot. The Renewal composite is probably the same in terms of energy efficiency and is too expensive for most homeowners as far as I'm concerned. I would go with the Endure and see if can't get an upgrade or two since you are saving so much money!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Pro Via Endure versus Simonton Platinum

Two options -- the Pro Via "endure" or the Simonton Platinum.

Which would you suggest. The installer is the same for both.

Jill - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jill, the Simonton Platinum is a good window, but not as good as the premium ProVia Endure. This is a better window and a good company.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


ProVia Endure vs Wincore 500 Windows

We went to the supplier to look at windows and siding and found out they didn't actually have ProVia windows on display to look at. The business just opened a few months ago. What they did have on display were Viwinco windows. The younger guy we talked to used to work in construction and he has installed a lot of Viwinco. He said he like Viwinco windows a lot, a lot more than Anderson even.

We were looking at the S Series windows in lieu of the Builder's Series. After finalizing what window sizes we are going with, I would say our decision is going to come down to Viwinco S-Series, ProVia Endure or the Wincore 500 Series windows. They are all within 18% of one another cost wise. Of those 3, which would you put in your house?

Tom - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tom, I've always thought of Viwinco windows as a step below the ProVia and Wincore. This is more anecdotal than any experience I've had with them. I tend to discount what builders say about windows because they're only putting in new windows -- most windows don't fail until year 5 and up so by that time the builder has moved on. I'm not saying they aren't good, but if it were me I'd go with the brand with the overall better reputation.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

[Tom's Response]

Thank you very much for your input Dane! We looked at he Wincore windows a few weeks ago and they seemed ok, seemed lightweight and kind of cheap in my opinion. I'm not saying they wouldn't be good windows or anything though, especially with everything I have read and certainly your input too. I'm just used to older windows that are very heavy haha. My dad has Polaris replacement windows and is pretty happy with them.

We have an appointment to go see ProVia windows tomorrow. From what I have read those seem like decent windows as well and as far as quotes go, they were in-between the Wincore 500 Series and the Polaris Energy Weld windows. What are your thoughts on the ProVia Endure window line if you don't mind my asking?

Thanks again!

Tom - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tom, I haven't actually seen the Endure, I believe it came out last year. I like ProVia, they have a good reputation — probably on par with Polaris. I feel like ProVia does a good job with the interior wood laminates as well if you want the look of wood without the maintenance. In comparing the two windows, you should pay attention to

1. air infiltration numbers (lower the better)

2. u-factor (lower the better)

3. design pressure ratings (higher the better)

4. condensation resistance (higher the better)

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016






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ProVia Patio Door Reviews


ProVia Patio Door Recommendations

Sealing up that door and where the window is we will open it up to have a sliding glass patio door installed. Your site is very helpful for the reviews. I was just wondering if you had any opinions or reviews on a decent patio door. Im still researching as I would like to buy the door. Thank you !!

- Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mark, that looks like quite a project. I'll throw out a bunch of brands that make quality patio doors. Not all these will be available in your area, but I'm sure if you google "provia windows and doors in your city, state" for instance you will quickly find any local companies that carry these brands. I usually recommend getting quite a few bids when it comes to doors because there can be a big discrepancy based on whether the doors are custom sized or not.

ProVia, Weld Wen, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Okna, Andersen, Champion, Harvey, Larsen, Alpen HPP, Milgard, and Anlin. Lots of options here -- installation is an even more important consideration with a project like this so make sure to do your due diligence.

Good luck!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018



ProVia General Windows Reviews


ProVia vs Vinyl Kraft

Dane, Thanks for your recent help on my project for 22 windows. Dealer I am working with loves the Vinyl Kraft Legacy series double hung. says he never has had a seal failure with their spacer ( foam) and has had issues with Simonton service.

We like the narrower look vs the more stocky platinum by Simonton and would like your thoughts. Pro via was in the mix ... This stuff is confusing.....foggy bottom stuff. Any help is appreciated

Jim - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mary, I have heard that Vinyl Kraft makes a decent vinyl window and I love the fact that you are working with someone who has worked with the brand before and knows how to install them and deal with any issues that should occur

ProVia is a good brand that I can vouch for. Vinyl Kraft I cannot. However, if you are working with someone who thinks they are proven and reliable over the long term (and they have a good reputation themselves), and you are getting a competitive price, then I don't see why you should go with them.

I would love to get the air infiltration and U-factor numbers on the Vinyl Kraft window you buy from them, if you do go with them. It would help me determine whether I should suggest them to others. As a point of reference, .10 or lower is considered good, .15 or higher is considered poor. AI is an important indicator of who air tight the window.

Dan - Site Editor - from 2017


ProVia AP500 vs Viwinco Cambridge

We are having builder grade windows replaced in our bay window. I am getting a variety of estimates and getting recommendations to use Provia AP 500 windows, or Viwinco Cambridge windows. We also have Thompson Creek (TC) windows available in our area.I am inclined to go with TC because of how pleased I am with two other windows we have from them, but am willing to consider the other two. Your thoughts?

EW - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

EW, I don't know much about Thompson Creek windows to be honest, I've heard that the company is very aggressive in their marketing approach, but this doesn't have anything to do with their windows themselves. I took a look on the nfrc.org website, which lists performance numbers on thousands on windows and found their TC 900 Double Hung model got decent numbers - U-factor of .32 and .28 with different low-e options, .19 with the triple pane option.

I'm not sure which ProVia model you are referring to, but I like ProVia windows in general and would certainly give them the nod (knowing very little about your project) over the TC. Viwinco windows tend to be a lower end vinyl window than the ProVia brand so I would put these a bit lower in the overall scheme of things.

I would still get bids from each company and see how everything compares in terms of your take on window quality, looks, and the price bids. Get all your bids together and then you can do a nice compare and contrast on the companies.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Provia Windows Or Andersen

I'm thinking of replacing my casements and awnings. I have 14 windows to swap out and I've been considering Andersen and ProVia. How do these compare?

Sarah - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

Both Andersen and ProVia offer nice windows. The Andersen will cost more because they are a bigger name. The ProViaEndure is good window, as is their ecoLite. I think I'd be inclined to look at ProVia over the Anderson.

Don - Contractor - from 2011






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