Sunrise Verde Window Reviews And Opinions


Home : Companies : Sunrise Verde

Sunrise Verde Windows Reviews

Read 6 Sunrise Verde window reviews on the upper end vinyl window from site editors and homeowners alike.

Have a question for our site editors, Dane and Tim? Email them and let them answer your specific project questions. Make sure to include your email address so they can get back to you directly (we never use or sell your email, we promise.)

Additional Information: Sunrise Window Reviews

Sunrise Verde Windows Quote

Hello, Dane. Thanks so much for your response! I have some updates for you.

The plan I had to see some Marvin windows went kind of sideways. I had mentioned that I had spoken to Home Depot and didn't like the price or the rush act, (too much sharing, I know!) and he came ready to counter. He didn't talk about Marvin windows at all - instead he hit me with a pitch involving a brand I had not heard of – Richlin. These are all-vinyl windows made here in Minnesota since 1957.

His bid was just over $14,000 for all 15 windows, but all the options were left out - so no wood-look interiors, no glass, no cute insets, etc., but warranty essentially the same as HD's.

He also gave me a little primer about how dealers will push you to take options that really don't add much value to the window but doesn't cost the manufacturer much, and about how if customers are willing to give a little on ratings they can save quite a bit, since, as he said, you're not really likely to ever recoup your investment on them.

My next step, as you suggested, was to try getting bids from installers of some of the other brands you mentioned. So far the only one on the list I've been able to find in the Fargo area was a Sunrise dealer, who came out and talked to me about the Verde line.

This is a full window replacement, not a partial like the other two I looked at. When the dealer explained how the installation was done, I felt I was done looking at partial or pocket installations. Over the years I have always had a bit of draftiness, but not around the pane edges or the edges of the window frame where you might expect it, but way out at the edge of the trim, as if the windows themselves were tighter than the insulation within the wall.

The quote I got back listed every single window in the project and the cost of each, including removal and disposal of the old windows, installation of the new ones, and finishing with sill and trim, and the whole job, 15 Verde windows, would be about $17,000. This includes a golden oak faux finish in the interior of about half of the windows and whatever sill and trim I need.

I am still waiting for someone who sells Soft-Lite to call me but the nearest dealer is about 125 miles away, so unless I can find someone nearer I may be out of luck. You were right about Okna – I hit a dead end there, but it just occurred to me that I have a friend who works for a lumber yard and works with many builders to secure materials. I'm sure he'd be a great source of info.

So, what do you think of the $17000 on the Sunrise windows?

Kathleen - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Kathleen, I haven't heard much about Richlin so I feel a bit out of my league in making any comments on them. The Sunrise Verde is an excellent window, one of the best out there. That seems like a lot of money to pay for 15 windows, but it does sound like there is quite a bit of trim and sill work involved, which can certainly drive up the cost in a hurry. If it were me, I would spend the extra $3K for a great vinyl window like the Sunrise Verde. I know it hurts financially, but I feel so much more confident making this recommendation come year 12 when things can begin to fail on windows.

I would love to see you get one more bid just to see how another company prices it out, although you have gotten three in total and they have all come out in the same ballpark.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Sunrise Verde vs Okna Windows

I live in NJ. I found one guy off a window review site and the other guy is a Master Installer Certified guy and in a round about way, he knows my husband. But that isn't always a deciding factor. I really want to choose the best window but also the installation is key too. The Okna guy is offering lifetime warranty on the Windows and his installation so to me, that kind of makes the "master installer certified" thing almost the same?? Since both are guaranteed for life on the installation. I spoke with the sunrise rep in our area and he noted the Okna is a very good window but sunrise replaces the glass, no questions asked, and it doesn't matter "how" it's broken - even if a kids throws a ball through it. He said this was the major difference in the warranties. Also, I know Sunrise's big selling point is the less bulky frame but we have such wide Windows, it doesn't really matter to me that much. And are they really that much "prettier" than the Okna window? I can't tell. But I also haven't seen two of the side by side, unfortunately.

Both installers have A ratings with Angie's list and A+ on BBB so I am really just hoping someone will tell me to pick one over the other and why. I like that the Okna has the fibercore interior in the sash whereas the Verde does not. I also like that the Okna has a non-metal spacer but I guess sunrise's is stainless steel and has a bunch of other stuff around it to make the seal better insulated? But on the other hand, Sunrise has the polyurethane fill as opposed to a "foam" fill in the Okna, which I heard can possible shrink over time? I spoke with Okna and they said their foam fill is like a the foam for a styrofoam cup. Also, Sunrise uses Cardinal glass whereas Okna uses Guardian. Is one favored more than the other in the industry?

Do you have any advice, suggestions, encouragement? I'm at the point where I'm not sleeping at night because I can't make a decision, and I'm usually very good at making decisions. I think it's actually been hard because my husband hasn't been here for the presentations and can't really offer me any insight on who he likes better either. He doesn't "really" know the one guy, I guess they just have a similar circle of people in common. So he's not leaning one way or the other. He's relying on me to make the decision and trusts me to make a good one since I'm so thorough in my research. ;-)

(We are replacing 6 DH and 1 octagon window right now. Quotes are approximately $3800. Our home is a 1959 split level and we plan on being here for a pretty long time.)

Please help if you can! Thanks so much,

Sonja - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Sonja, you should be sleeping just fine because you have selected two excellent vinyl windows. I believe the Okna warranty includes a glass breakage provision, but this might be an option upgrade, you would have to check with the company that gave you the bid. I really do like the Sunrise Verde window and think this might be my option, although honestly both are going to perform well, given proper installation. Very competitive pricing as well!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Sunrise Verde or Alside Mezzo

Hi - I'm going crazy with window research. We have 18 yr-old Marvin Integrity that are terrible - such bad leakage we have plastic on many & lots of black mold in the corners.

Since we're looking at replacing every window in the house (approx. 16 Windows, most double-hung, plus 2 sets of sliding patio doors) we are cost conscious but also insist on getting better quality.

We live in far-western WI, which is basically like living in MN. We are not interested in giving Marvin any more money. The bid from Renewal/Andersen was insane.

Thing is, I'm having a very hard time finding anyone with a sample of anything else for me to look at, except Alside Mezzo and SeasonGuard (made "exclusively" for a WI construction co).

We want: efficiency, high VT (slimline frames preferred), wood-look interior (that looks decent), grid options (we like Prairie) and a really good warranty.

The upgraded Mezzos have good thermal ratings, but I'm wanting to compare with something else. I like what I read about Revere Birkshire Elite. ???

There is a nearby dealer who could get Sunrise Standard Series and another that can get Verde. HOWEVER, I've read that Sunrise uses multiple layers of Low-E 4 coatings to reach a better U-factor but this compromises the condensation resistance. ??? So help me God, if our new Windows have a problem with condensation resistance, my husband will have a fit.

Should we be looking at something else? Simonton? PlyGem? Great Lakes? I'm not even sure about dealers around here (Minneapolis/St. Paul area).

I just don't know what to do & really need some input.

- Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Sarah, of all the windows you mentioned, the Sunrise Verde is by far the best…the Sunrise standard is good too, plus you can add any upgrades to it that are important to you — you really can't get much better than the sunrise, unless Soft-Lite or Okna are available in your area. These are the top three vinyl window companies as far as I'm concerned…

Ask the sunrise dealer to go over the low-e4 issue, I've never heard anyone say that, I would be interested if that were true, but I sort of doubt it…did you hear that from one of their competitors?

Please, let me know if you have any follow up questions!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Sunrise Verde vs Vinlymax Newton Windows

Hey Dane, you guys seem to answer these pretty often and do a good job of doing so! Between Vinlymax's Newton windows and Sunrise's Verde windows, which are better? Are they even in the same class of window? Any help appreciated!

Paul - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Paul, thanks for the kudos, we do are best to answer questions within 2 to 3 days of receiving them. The Vinylmax Newton is a good vinyl window, but the Sunrise Verde would be my pick. The Newton gets some nice numbers on the website, better than what I was expecting. The Verde would be on my top 10 list of replacement windows. I would be curious to know how the prices compare on these two options.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

[Consumer's Response]

I can tell you that the newton I was quoted ~$392/window installed, all under 101 UI and with standard flat grids. The verde was ~$642/window. I ended up signing with the Verde, though the dramatic price difference gave me some pause. I was having trouble really finding comparison numbers on the two especially because Verde is such a limited distribution product from Sunrise. I did however stumble upon Verde's manufacturer pricing sheet which listed my window and options somewhere between $290 - $330 a window. Sunrise also had a nifty spreadsheet where you can enter your business variables like markup and overhead percentages then spitting out your suggested price. Let me know if you want to take a look, pretty neat. In the end it still kind of hurts to pay $640 a window but I too felt it was a stronger window than the vinylmax.

Paul - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Paul, the price you're paying for the Verde sounds pretty fair to me. It definitely hurts paying that much for windows, but in the long run it should be worth it. The Sunrise Verde is a great window.

I'd love to check out the pricing sheet on the Sunrise!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Sunrise Verde vs Simonton 600 Series

Dane, I'm still waiting a a Sunrise 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

Select The Type Of Window
Select The Frame Type
Level Of Manufacturer
Type Of Installation
How Many Windows?
Zip Code

Related Topics: Soft-Lite Windows Reviews

Private Policy