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Read 2 Window Works reviews from homeowners and contractors on their vinyl window models and series.

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Window Works vs Simonton Prism Gold

Good afternoon Tim and Dane:

I have been looking to your site for reviews of windows…hoping you can help us decide on which would be the best window for the price. We have had several companies come out and here are the quotes we received for full house replacement (26 windows) We will be going with double hung for the most part with exceptions of a large picture window in the living room and a ¼ - ½ - ¼ in the family room with the ½ being a picture:

Alside Mezzo - $17,054

Simonton Prism Gold $16,158

Window World 4000 - $12,096

Window Works $19,718

We’ve read and heard the negative reviews of Window World and obviously their price was the cheapest. Window Works is a local company in Bolingbrook, IL., but they play the “pricing” game with the here is your “buy now” price” ($19,718), “here is your buy by end of month sale price” ($23,386) and here is your “buy by the end of the year price” ($23,278”). They have good reviews on Angie's List for overall customer satisfaction. The Alside and Simonton windows price is from a local company that installs both of their products. they also have positive reviews on Angie's List.

Any advice would be great.

Ronald - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ronald, I would toss the Window World 4000 bid as I don't like the window they use and think it's cheap. The only way I'd ever recommend WW is for consumers who know friends who have had the WW 4000 vinyl windows installed years ago and have had good experiences with the local branch fixing whatever problems arise (which they will).

Moving on, I personally don't like the buy it now price and find it kind of shady, but I know it's used by many local companies. But the bid is the highest of the bunch and I've heard so little about Window Works that they can't make THAT great a vinyl window, so I'd toss that one as well.

I happen to think the Alside Mezzo is a decent vinyl window, but if it were me I'd go with the Simonton Prism Gold. Not the fanciest window on the market, but of the bids you have, I think it offers the the best price point and value for your money. Assuming the installation is good and thorough, I think this window will serve you well.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Window Works vs Vista Windows

I own home that was built in 1964 and still has original wood windows. Similar houses in this area have sold from 150 to 180K. I would like to replace all of the windows as they are getting old and few of them do not work the way they should. Also tax credit is set to expire by the end of the year.

I got quotes from Anderson Renewal series 22K, Window Works 9K, Vista 8K. Local contractor who is friend of a friend swears with Advance Window Co. Don't have quote for that one yet.

I feel that Anderson is overkill for this area although they have very good product. Need a recommendation for a VW of windows. I might move in the future and keep this house as a rental. Need to find balance between quality and price. Looking to get 14 double hung and 1 picture window. Any help/advice is appreciated.

Victor - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Victor, Renewal is overkill and frankly is way overpriced in my opinion. If it were me, I would throw this one out and move on.

I know very little about Window Works, only that they are Chicago based and have a number of reviews on them through the BBB website. In general, they seem to get mostly positive reviews but because I know so little about them I won't offer any sort of opinion on them.

Vista makes a middle-of-the-road vinyl window in the Vista Panorama that isn't bad. I don't know anything about Advance Window Co. so I can't comment on those. Of the quotes you have, my vote would be the Vista, although I would upgrade to a good glass package to help out with some of the energy efficiency of the windows.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016







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