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Read 23 Window Nation reviews from homeowners and contractors on their numerous window models, including the Grandview and Envision vinyl series.

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Vytex Georgetown Windows Reviews


Vytex Georgetown Series From Window Nation

Hello, ​we just got a quote from Window Nations to replace 26 double hung windows, 11 are tempered glass windows​ (tall first floor windows), rest are bathroom, closet and bedroom windows on 2nd floor.

Quote was $17,576 with their Vyteck George series. I think it is too high... what do you think is a fair price? in the 10,000-12,000 range? We plan on selling the house in the next 2-3 years! I would appreciate your advice please. Thank you,

Winnie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Winnie, without seeing the project first hand I can't say much on price. The Vytex Georgetown is the company's entry level window and not the window I would choose for my home. Their Fortis and Potomac-hp windows are much better.

You need more bids to see what local contractors/companies are going to charge for the project.

If you are leaving the house in two to three years, you are in a tough spot. If you think you will get 100% return on your investment, great. If not, I might not put in new windows.

One option you may to consider is to go to your local home depot and ask what the guys who work in the window department recommend -- say you want their best window and see what it is and how much. Then find an installer on your own (yelp or craigslist), one who gets excellent reviews from lots of customers over a good amount of time. Typically they will charge $100 to $150 per window for the install. If the windows cost you $350 per and the install costs $150 per, then you are at the $13K mark.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018






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Window Nation UltraView Windows Reviews


Window Nation ULTRA-VIEW vs. Wincore 7700

I received the following quote from Window Nation for 12 39x54 double hung windows:

Window Nation to furnish and install the following: 12 windows ULTRA-VIEW MODEL

Clean up and haul away of old windows and debris.

.07 Air infiltration rating

Lead- Safe Certified: Window Nation is lead-safe certified and embraces the EPA’s safety guidelines for proper handling and disposal of lead contaminated materials.

Total Price: $15,144

FINAL PRICE: $ 6300.00 good until 12/31/2017

I have also received quotes for the Wincore 7700 series from a local supplier for $230 out the door, and an instill price from a contractor for $100 per window, including capping and caulking. Window nation has come down several times since they came out two weeks ago, is their “Final Price” worth it? Is it better than the Wincore?

I live in Cleveland, OH

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kevin, Window Nation offers nice windows and the Ultra View is quite a good window. However, the Wincore 7700 is a pretty darn good vinyl window and the price you were quoted is REALLY good. The $100 for the install is average (the fact that it includes capping seems very competitive). The Wincore 7700 for $350 installed per window is a VERY good deal.

How funny is that that Window Nation started out at $15K and now their price is $6K?

I'm on the fence here. For $6300, I might would go with Window Nation, but I would be tempted to go with the Wincore 7700. I might see if you can order the 7700 with a foam injected fill, upgraded glass package and a reinforced sill and see how much that would run you. Those upgrades would turn the 7700 into a very solid vinyl window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017






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Window Nation Grandview Windows Reviews

The Window Nation Grandview window is actually made by Vytex, a manufacturer with a pretty solid reputation in the window industry. This relabeling is a relatively common practice, and the Grandview model is a relatively solid mid range vinyl window. The Grandview series is more or less the Vytex Georgetown model with a few upgrades. The Georgetown is Vytex's lower end vinyl window and a step down from their Fortis and Potomac-hp.

Having said that, the Grandview it is still a solid vinyl window that should provide nice long term value -- depending on the price point. Performance wise, consumers can expect the Window Nation Grandview series to deliver a .26 U-factor and a .08 air infiltration rating.

Dane - Site Editor


Window Nation Grandview vs. Window Source 9000 series

I am replacing 14 double hung and one sliding glass door in my townhome in northern Virginia. I have received 4 quotes. Window world quoted me the series 4000 DH DS and Window Nation quoted me the Grandview window and Window Source quoted the 9000 series. Are they of equal quality? Of the quotes I received they ranged from $15,445 down to $8,986.

Of course I like the cheaper price but want 2 make sure I get a quality product. Also, want 2 make sure I am properly comparing the estimates. Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated on the windows and vendor.

Thanks in advance for your time

Debra - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Debra, I don't know much about Window Source of Virginia, but they received very good online reviews. Their premium 9000 series looks good although I don't know what window this actually is. My notion is this is a relabeled window (meaning they sell another company's windows). Could you find out which window they are selling, I could give you a much better opinion if I knew.

The Window Nation Grandview model is a decent middle of the road vinyl window. Not a top tier window, but quite solid for lots of homeowners. Assuming good installation, the Grandview model ought to serve you well.

The Window World 4000 series is the entry level window and is a poor product. Not something I would want in my house unless I was selling in the next 7 years or I was going to use it as a rental.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Window Nations Grandview Series Quote

Hi Tim, My name is Kevin I just bought a home from the 1940's and we definitely need all new windows. We got a quote from window nation for: 16 windows and 1 door.

GrandView
11 Double Hung
Configuration: Equal Sashes
Grids: None
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon
Screen: Flex Screen (full)
Color: Interior White/Exterior White

GrandView
2 Picture Window
Grids: None
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon
Color: Interior White/Exterior White

GrandView
1 2 Part Slider
Grids: None
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon
Screen: Flex Screen (full)
Color: Interior White/Exterior White

GrandView
1 2 Part Slider
Grids: None
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon/Tempered Full/OBS Full
Screen: Flex Screen (full)
Color: Interior White/Exterior White

Georgetown
1 Double Hung
Configuration: Equal Sashes
Grids: None
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon
Screen: Flex Screen (full)
Color: Interior White/Exterior White

Special Product
3 Special Product
Provia Entry Door

They quoted us at $21,836. We have no idea if that is good or not we have no clue when it comes to windows. We don't want to get ripped off and we aren't sure whether they are good windows or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated as are at a loss.

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kevin, that is a pretty steep bid for the Grandview model. Let's say the door is $2500. That means the average cost for your 18 windows (I considered the two part sliders as 4 windows) came out to $1075 each. That's quite a price tag for a window that delivers an air infiltration rating of .08. Admittedly, I don't know how many lineal feet you have in all so I'm more or less making a generic observation.

The bottom line is this: the way to figure out how that bid compares is to get more bids from quality local dealers.

My recommendation is to google, for instance, "Polaris Windows in Springfield Ohio" and see if any local companies in your hometown carry these brands.

Search for the following: Sunrise, Okna, Soft-lite, Polaris, HiMark, Kensington, Zen, Alpen, and Vytex. I listed these vinyl window manufacturers in order from best reputation to good reputation.

Find the local companies that carry these brands, call them up, and get a few free bids. Make sure to tell each one that you are comparing bids and that you would appreciate their best bid at the start.

Feel free to email me the bids and I'm happy to give you my opinion on what is the best deal.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Window Nation Grandview Bid

Dear Tim and Dane, I received a quote of $11.7 K from WN to replace all 17 windows of my house with their Grandview. The window specs are as follows. 2 (33'X64"), 2 (25"X65" tempered glass), 1 (41"X40"), 4 (33"X76" tempered glass), 7 (33"X64") and 1 (25X52) all with low E argon, double pane, triple reflector coating and neat glass . Does this seem reasonable or should I negotiate further? Thanks.

Sid - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sid, I think you should always negotiate to find the best price possible. The price quote is certainly in the realm of reasonable, but you might be able to get a better deal elsewhere. I always suggest getting three bids and then using those three bids to help generate the best price.

Without seeing the project myself, it's very difficult to ascertain how fair it is. That's where the local bids come in -- don't hesitate to tell the other companies who give you a bid that you are collecting three quotes and would appreciate their best price up front as this is an important, but not the only, factor that will be driving your decision.

http://www.replacementwindowsreviews.co/review-topics/negotiating-a-home-window-bid.html

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Vytex Grandview vs Polaris Ultraweld

Hi, I received a quote from Window Nation today for 13 vinyl replacement windows called the GrandView made by Vytex. They seem like a pretty good window, but what do I know? Trying to compare windows online is mind boggling for me because I've never done this before and I'm not sure what to look for. I have a mid-range budget. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The quote from Window Nation for 13 double hung vinyl replacement window (with grids on top), including installation, is $9835.00. Is this a good price and is this a good Window?

My second consideration is to buy the Polaris brand windows from Modern Builders Supply and have them installed by an independent contractor who is someone I know.

Thanks for your help.

Leslie - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Leslie, the Vytex Grandview window is good — .08 air infiltration and .26 U-factor (depends on the glass, but this is with the low-e/grids option). $750 per window is okay, but not what I'd call an out-of-this-world price for what I would consider a top end mind range window.

If Modern Builders Supply carries the Polaris Ultraweld series, then you've got a top tier window. The numbers are very impressive on the Ultraweld, I think a sub .04 air infiltration. Now this window is probably worth the $750 installed -- assuming an installer charges you say $125 per window for the install portion. If you can get this window and a local window installer with good online reviews, this would be the road I would take!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Grandview Model Review

Hi Tim and Dane, I stumbled onto your site today and found the information really helpful, thank you!

I am working with Window Nation on an estimate and this is what they gave me. I’m really not sure if this is a good deal or not. The experience was a lot like buying a car and negotiating, quite overwhelming!

14 double hung vinyl windows

12 are 36x53

1 is 23x33 (tempered glass)

1 is 36x37 (tempered glass)

They are Grandview models with following features: 2 pane/ low E and Argon, Full Flat colonial grids, Full flex screens

Triple silver double pane/neat glass upgrade

.26 u factor, .27 solar heat, .49 visible transmittance

Initial price he returned was almost 21k!

End result after 3 hours of back and forth at my dining room table is 10,070 (includes taxes)

Is this a good deal? That’s about $719 per window.

Thanks for your help!

Ed - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ed, the Vytex Grandview window is good, but not a great vinyl window. I'm not totally sure it's worth $720 per window. I think you should be able to get a top tier vinyl window for that price. I would suggest you get a couple more bids to see some comparison prices. You can always go back to Window Nation.

If you said Window Nation wanted to sell you the Soft-Lite Imperial LS for $720, I would say that's fair, but not the Grandview. Of course, I don't know what your project specifics are, so I can't say if the price is unfair or not.

See if you can find a local company or dealer who sells the Okna 400, 500 or 800, Sunrise Classic or Restorations, Soft-Lite Imperial LS or Elements, Polaris Ultraweld, HiMark 500, Zen Lotus, or Vytex Fortis or Potomac-hp, both of which are better windows than the Vytex Grandview. All of these would be better windows than the Grandview and I'll bet you could get it for close to that $720.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Ed's Reply]

Thanks so much Dane!

We aren't looking for a top level window as we are original owners of our house of 21 years and don't plan on being here for another 21!

We just want to get out of the drafty, heat and cold seeping windows we have now :) I

f I could get window nation down to $600 a window do you think that would be fair? Or do you think it's not even worth that price point.

My problem is I sat with them for 3 hours last night and signed up, but I have 3 days to cancel. I told them today I was considering canceling and waiting to see if they lower the estimate.

Thanks for your help and insight!

Ed - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

If you can get them down to $600 then yes I'd say that's fair.

My point is this -- just because they came out and gave you an estimate doesn't mean they DESERVE your business.

I just don't want to see you overpaying for a middle of the road window when you could get the Sunrise Classic/standard for $650 and that's a better window than the Grandview in my opinion.

I do understand your position and it can be a stressful situation, which is ridiculous since it is windows!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Window Nation Grandview Window Quote

Good Day; Upon doing some research I recently received a quote from the replacementwindowsreviews.co website.

The quote was to replace 24 Windows, Mid-Range Budget, Vinyl Window Frame, Double Hung Window, Standard Replacement Installation.

Total Cost: $10,560 (Includes Windows and Installation)

I also received a quote from Window Nation for roughly the same work, adding a door to window, window to sliding glass door conversion.

Total Cost: $18,343.00

Window Specifications:

Model: Grand-View

• Style: Double Hung
• Factory Recommended Pattern
• Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon
• Configuration: Equal Sashes
• Grids: Prairie Contour - Top Sash
• Screen: Half Screen
• Color: Interior White/Exterior White

Why is there such a contrast in price quotes? Should the specifications listed amount to a difference of $8000.00?

What should I be looking at as a price range to have 24 windows replaced, with the specifications above, and conversion mentioned? Your expertise, and thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Please provide your insight - thank you,

Lorne - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lorne, there can be tremendous differences in prices for all sorts of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that companies can charge whatever they want and whatever the market will bear. I think you need a couple more quotes to round out what you currently have. Have you checked out our list of recommended window brands page? Google the "window brand and your hometown" and see if any local companies carry these recommended brands and have them come out and give you a quote.

The great thing about quotes is that they are free and they are essentially learning sessions for you. Ask all sorts of questions about how the different options such as grids, screens, glass packages affect the price.

Once you get your four quotes, then you are probably ready to make a better judgement on what you should go with. I actually think the price for a good mid range vinyl window, plus the additional work is probably in the $13K to $15K range, but that's just my gut response without seeing the actual work. The additional bids should shed more light. Feel free to send me all the bids when you get them and I can give you my opinion...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Great View Replacement Windows

I have a bid with a company in Maryland for 7 Great View vinyl replacement windows. I cannot find any specs or info about these windows on the internet. I believe they are made by Vytex, but don't show on the Vytex website. Do you have any info? Are they any good? Thanks.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nick, I believe that the Grand View window series window is made by Vytex and relabeled by Window Nation. The Grand View window has a .08 air infiltration rating, .26 U-factor and a .27 SHGC, generally good numbers for a vinyl window. I would say that the Grand View is a solid mid range window, perhaps a bit on the better side of that mid mark. Window Nation gets good reviews in many cases, they also get their detractors. I think assuming you are getting solid installation from the local company, the Grand View windows are a good bet.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016






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Envision Windows Reviews


Window Nations Envision Quote

I am trying to evaluate window nations Envision. I like the lower profile frame and the .55 VT while not sacrificing much energy efficiency Ufactor .27; shgc .29; air leakage .06; structural DP 40 153mph; water R40 48mph—8” rain per hour. I liked this window as visible light is very important to me and want to balance with energy efficiency. Most other windows I looked at I could easily notice the green tint (eg thompson creek just one example) and am very concerned about it cutting out the natural light I currently get in the house.

I have original aluminum windows from 1993, double pain but no gas or coatings. They are very cheap builder grade and are hot or cold to touch and get so much condensation on the interior of the window I have to towel off the bottom of window and it’s creating a mold problem in bathroom. However, they let in lots of natural light.

I live in Leesburg VA 20175 and the prices are just ridiculous in this county. I want a decent window that will last 13-17 yrs but I don’t want to pay a fortune. TC quote was for $29000 for 21 Double hung windows vs WN at 19,000. Both included replacing 2 windowsills and tempered obscure slider over tub to replace current side by side DH.

Having the cost sheet would help and Any opinion you can give me on the envision window would help

CC - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

CC, those are vey good numbers indeed on the Envisions window. TC and WN have a tendency to put out what seem to me at least to be higher than expected bids. I'll send you the cost sheet but in your case it won't help (all the numbers are going to probably be lower.)

Call these guys and get a bid -- http://www.sunrisewindows.com/nova-exteriors/

To find them, I simply googled Leesburg VA sunrise windows. I have no idea if they are good or not, but they sell a great product.

You could do this for all of the top manufacturers listed on our best replacement windows page -- Okna, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Wincore, Marvin.

Get a few bids and see if this brings any more clarity to your situation.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Window Nation Envision Windows

I recently got a quote from Window Nation for Soft-Lite Envision windows, but I can't find this window on the company website. The local company that gave me the bid said that they are an exclusive window made for them by Soft-Lite. Is this a good window or not? Thanks.

Elliott - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Elliott, thanks for the question, I hadn't heard of this Soft-Lite model so I did some checking. It does look like this is a relabeled window that is marketed by Window Nation. This is a fairly common practice that companies use for marketing purposes, mainly because when they say "we carry an exclusive Soft-Lite window that is available to no one but us," it often sounds impressive.

Here is the deal on the Envision window - it's simply a rebadged or relabeled Bainbridge Model, which is listed on the Soft-Lite website. The Bainbridge is one of their entry level models (a step up from the Barrington). The window is not bad by any means: air infiltration of 0.06, DP40 structural rating, .29 U-factor, .28 SHGC and .37 VT.

However, it is not as good as a number of the other Soft-Lite windows, including the Pro, Imperial LS and Elements models. I would say that with good installation and a fair price point, the Envision should be just fine for most homes. I would certainly get a couple more bids to compare prices and features and to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015


Window Nation vs Andersen And Marvin

I have a rather large house with Marvin wood windows - drafty, some rotten sills - you get my point. I'm only plan on being in the home for say 5 or 7 more years, but not too much longer.

I have 4 bids and am overwhelmed because each company says their product is the best and most efficient. The prices are wildly different.

The following are the bids per window installed:

Anderson Renewal $1,125

Marvin Integrity Wood-Ultrex $910

Okna 400 Series - $730

Window Nation Grandview - $515

Steve - Homeowner - from 2015

[Contractor Response]

Steve, I rarely if ever recommend going with the lowest priced window, but if you are only planning on living in the house for 5 to 7 years, I might consider the Vytex Grandview (I believe this is perhaps an off label, I would ask if it's a Vytex window - the Window Nation site seemed to indicate that it was). These are an okay middle of the road vinyl window...not as good as the Okna, but obviously less expensive.

The Renewals are crazy expensive and honestly not worth the cost, not for a composite window. The Milgard Integrity is a very solid wood clad window, but you aren't going to recoup your costs in your time frame. (Check out Marvin Integrity prices here.)

The buyer will probably never ask about the windows anyway. Make sure that you are getting really thorough installation and you should be just fine with a mid range vinyl window. (I always suggest asking for their most thorough installation team and mention that you are really concerned with making sure that the project is done proerply the first time...as long as the installation is good, you should be just fine.)

Dane - Contractor - from 2015


Window Nation Windows Review

We recently had our windows replaced by Window Nation and are thrilled with our new windows. They were well priced and I think they are great looking and performing windows. The only problem we had is I went out and purchased new blinds to go with my new windows, but they never told us that during installation they would remove the window seal, so I have no way of hanging the blinds. But I guess that is my fault and it's not their place to tell me these things. Overall a great experience, professional sales staff and installers.

Wendy - Consumer - from 2011






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Window Nation Paramount Windows Reviews


Paramount Windows

Window Nation has a Paramount window that we are considering putting on our house, but I can't find anything on them. Does anyone know if they are a good quality replacement for our home?

Frank - Homeowner - from 2011

[Installer Response]

The Paramount window is made by Vytex and rebranded by Window Nation. I believe it is an exclusive arrangement that they have. As far as performance and price, I'd put the Paramount right in between their Georgetown (entry level) and Heritage (mid range).

Jerry - Installer - from 2011

[2nd Installer Response]

I installed for Vytex for a number of years and I think they make a quality product, all except their Georgetown model, which I don't like. Their warranty isn't the best, they charge $150 per trip for any warranty claims that happen a year after you purchase. They will send replacement parts through the mail for free, but that means you change them out yourself.

Steve - Installer - from 2011

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Window Nation Potomac Windows Reviews


Window Nation Potomac Window Complaint

My husband and I chose Window Nation out of Monroeville, PA (near Pittsburgh) to install 21 new Potomac windows in our home because they were advertising a buy 1 can 1 free deal. After the windows were installed, we heard from a very reliable source that the ACTUAL cost of our windows were about $600 a piece. Ours figured out to be $1,037 per window with parts and labor WITH the buy 1 get 1 free deal. It figures out to about $2,074 per window WITHOUT the deal!

Two of our windows were very small picture windows and they charged us $1,179 per window WITH the buy 1 get 1 deal. This means that each of those small windows would be $2,358 WITHOUT the buy 1 get 1 deal! I spoke with a guy from Vytex (the window manufacturer) and he confirmed that our window costs about $600 per window! My husband decided to anonymously call Window Nation to ask what the price was for the same size Potomac Window that we had installed. The woman tried to avoid the question for quite some time until my husband insisted on an answer. She finally confirmed what we already knew....about $600 per window.

I then decided to do some research and emailed a woman who had 1 Potomac window installed from Window Nation. She replied saying that her Window cost her about $670. I'm guessing they hope nobody calculates the cost per window on a larger job. We felt very cheated! My husband spoke to the sales manager, Ray Price, many times. As he tried to justify the amount, numbers did not add up. We asked for a price breakdown right from the start and they would not provide one. After a month of pleading with them and corresponding back and forth via email, Mr. Price finally sent it to me.

We are astounded by the individual price of each window! We certainly do not agree with the price per window....especially after hearing many times over what the TRUE cost of each window was. For a company who tries to obtain 100% customer satisfaction, they definitely failed with us. Mr. price turned our complaint over to his boss, Shawn Gallagher, the Regional Sales Manager. I insisted that the only way we would continue to communicate is via email and I never received one single email from Mr. Gallagher.

I strongly advise NOT TO USE WINDOW NATION! They are the epitome of The Middle Man! We should've went with Window World as we have since learned that basically the same windows are considerably cheaper through them. Always ask for a cost breakdown before moving forward with any project! I pray nobody ever has to deal with overpaying like we did!

Jennifer - Homeowner - from 2018






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Window Nation Imperial LS Windows Reviews

Certain Window Nation branches sell the Soft-Lite Imperial LS window, considered by many to be a great vinyl window. The Imperial LS comes standard with some high quality features, including triple weather stripping, an Intercept Spacer, and a kevlar reinforced meeting rail. One of the most impressive numbers on the Imperial LS is the .03 air infiltration number. A very impressive vinyl window and definitely on my top ten list.

Tim - Site Editor


Window Nation Imperial LS vs. Marvin Infinity

My name is Brett I am looking at 14 pocket windows from window nation. What are your thoughts on $915 per window installed for the Soft-Lite Imperial LS? They are the triple pane window full screens. It seems high to me but I only have a quote on the Marvin Infinity for around $1500 per window.

Any info would be helpful. This is my first time having to have this done. I have attached the sizes also have a quote on the Vytex grand view window those are around $773 per window from window nation.

Brett - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brett, $915 installed is quite a price tag, about $150 to $200 per window too high on the face of it. Now that isn't to say that it's unreasonable, especially if you got a bid on the Marvin Infinity for $1500.

However, before you go spending $1K a window, I would go and get a couple more bids. Window Nation has a tendency to be pricier than some other companies and I think there are other dealers out there who you would get a better deal from.

See if you can find a dealer in your area that sells Okna 400 or 500 series, Soft-Lite Classics, Sunrise Standards, Polaris ThermalWeld, or maybe a Zen Window dealer.

If the next two come in at something in that same neighborhood, then the price range is correct.

By the way, I think I might go with the Vytex Grandview for $200 less than the Soft-Lite Imperial LS.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Brett's Reply]

Would it change much with tempered glass in some windows and grids in all the windows?

Brett - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brett, tempered glass can cost as much as $100 per window, so yes that would change the calculus for sure. But again, that's where the additional bids come in. They will give you an apples-to-apples comparison between companies for the same set of components and upgrades on your project.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017






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Window Nation Bellevue Windows Reviews

The Window Nation Bellevue window is manufactured by AMI, Associated Materials, Inc. The window is one of their premium lines and include some nice components and options, including a carbonized foam liner, super spacer, ClimaTech® glass package, sash-to-sill interlock, true sloped sill, and a constant force balance.

Performance wise, the AMI Bellevue slider should deliver a .27 U-factor, .30 SHGC, and .55 VT, and .11 AI. Generally good numbers with the air infiltration a bit higher than I like but it looked like the testing was on a larger unit so it would be lower for a smaller window. Tim - Site Editor


Window Nation Bellevue Quote

Hi Tim, I found your website as I am starting market research for replacement windows for our house. We found out we have some wood rot and mold on of our windows. The window is working, but the sill on the outside is rotting. Is it better to replace windows or is it ok to get the window sill fixed? Most of the window sill is rotted on outside.

Second question is in regards to replacement windows. We had someone from window nation out today and got a quote for replacing 9 windows in our town home (three levels above ground). We have two that are almost floor to ceiling, 6 that are standard size up on third floor and a half window in our kitchen. We were quoted the Bellevue window and total price before discount would be $13k and after discount $9k (buy one get one free. Basically as the sales guy explained it is actually 25% off second window materials price).

What are your thoughts on that price? Personally I feel like it is high, but I don’t have it to base anything off of yet. I am planning on getting two more quotes as well. Do you know the material type of that window? Any recommendation for other windows to look at that are similar or better value? We would like something that doesn’t require too much maintenance and no external weep holes so they don’t get clogged.

Current windows are all wood windows and dual pane, but with metal insert. According to previous home owner they were installed in 2010. We would like to do at least the two windows in our sons room in the next couple of months then do the others a couple at a time, depending on the price. The sales guy quoted the 2 windows (product and install cost) as being ~$2k if we just do those two now

Thank you for the help and let me know if you have any questions!

Dave - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dave, it definitely might be higher than you could get. The Bellevue window is a vinyl window and an okay one, but not one that would be close to my top ten list. Okna, Sunrise and Soft-Lite should have reps in your area and this is where I would start. If you need more bids, check for Zen, Polaris and Vytex -- stick with their mid range or premium vinyl windows. These will all be better in quality than the Bellevue.

A couple things to keep in mind. One, custom sized windows from floor to ceiling can be all over the board in terms of cost. This is reason enough to get lots of bids, I will bet you will be surprised how your bids will vary. (Not always the case, but more so with custom jobs.)

Also, if you have custom work to be done on the sills, then this can really drive up price as well. Companies will often vary widely in this type of work based on who works for them and what kinds of jobs they typically tackle.

Whether or not its necessary to replace just the sills is going to depend on whether moisture has gotten behind the windows. Again, getting more bids is going to give you the best opinion/consensus on this. With somewhat complicated projects like yours, the bids are almost like free professional assessments of the state of your sills, windows, and walls. I would take advantage of this to make sure you get the best long term value for your home.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Window Nation Bellevue Windows Quote

I live in Annapolis, Md and I have an estimate from window nation for 18 belle vue replacement windows.

10 @ 36x54”

6 @ 36x65”

2 @ 36x66”

First quote $14,185. Recent quote $11,830 for windows and installation.

I am wondering if this is a decent window and is this a fair price?

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathy, I'd never heard of Window Nations selling a Bellevue model, but I did some checking and this is what I found. The Bellevue Windows is from AMI, which makes decent, but not top tier, vinyl windows. However, it does look like the Bellevue is their higher end model.

I checked out the features of this window and it does seem to include some nice components and options, including a carbonized foam liner, super spacer, ClimaTech® glass package, sash-to-sill interlock, true sloped sill, and a constant force balance.

Performance wise, this is what I came up with for the slider: .27 U-factor, .30 SHGC, and .55 VT, .11 AI. Generally decent numbers with the air infiltration a bit higher than I like but it looked like the testing was on a larger unit so it would be lower for a smaller window.

All in all, a pretty solid window. So does $658 per window sound like a good price? (I used the $11,830) Yes...perhaps...

If it were me, I would get a couple more quotes. There should be an Okna, Soft-Lite and Sunrise rep in your area and they make better vinyl windows pound for pound than AMI. I would get a couple more bids and see how they stack up in terms of price and performance.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018



General Window Nation Reviews


Window Nation Customer Complaints

I spent so much time getting quotes on different parts of our home, including our gutters and windows. We eventually dealt with a man named David, who phoned around and tried to get us a good deal on the gutters. They did the measurements and told us that an installer would be contacting us soon. So without concern I paid the deposit and waited for the installers call. He called as promised and arrived and did further measurements to ensure they were all measured correctly the first time and told us they would be back in a few weeks to complete the job.

Well three weeks went by and not a word. You can imagine my surprise when I went online to do some banking and noticed that Window Nation had actually refunded my deposit without a word. I've tried calling the salesman and no one answers or calls me back. What a bad service. I would never use Window Nation again and would suggest anyone thinking of using this company stay away.

Dennis - Consumer - from 2010


Great Customer Experience

I spent a lot of time researching windows and meeting with sales representatives from different window companies. The one I really liked was the salesman from Window Nation. He took the time to sit down and go through all the options they had available and was so thorough when doing the estimate. We chose to go ahead with them because their pricing was also within our budget. When the installers arrived they were professional and cleaned up after themselves. What an absolute pleasure.

Tony - Consumer - from 2009


Window Nation Customer Service

I dealt with Window Nation a while ago and ended up using them to replace the windows in my home. I do think they need to work on their customer relations though. When I initially called to make an appointment with one of their sales team, I was advised they would call me within forty eight hours. When I hadn't heard from them two weeks later, I called again and they couldn't explain why I hadn't received a call back. I managed to get an appointment time there and then on the phone, but the salesman never arrived for the appointment. Now you're probably wondering why I would use a company like this, but after a month or so, I called again and the salesman arrived as planned.

We discussed my options, but because my home is old they did warn me that the existing windows could contain lead and if found during the installation, would cost more to have it removed. I understood this and went ahead anyway. Now I eventually have my windows and are very pleased with them. They are good quality and look fantastic on my 1940's condo.

Michelle - Consumer - from 2008






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