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Affinity pricing will run $400 to $650 installed for a typical replacement double hung or slider window. The company enjoys quite a good reputation, although they aren't as widely known as say Simonton or Pella.
Prices range anywhere between $225 - $550 for a double hung with standard installation. Contractors sometimes have concerns when working with Alside. Some of the frames use snap sills, instead of the stronger and better designed welded, sloped sill. Over time the weep hole in these can become clogged, and the moisture build up can lead to warping and rotting. Some have also experienced inconsistencies in the manufacturing process and believe that Alside products are unreliable.
Amerimax range in price from $425 to $600 for an installed double hung with installation. The company has a good reputation and is one of the better vinyl manufacturers available on the West Coast. One advantage they have over Anlin and Simonton windows is quite a few exteior frame colors to choose from - this greatly adds to the cost, but is a nice option to have if need be.
Their prices start out very low, with prices ranging from $225 for a Studio up to $550 for the Serenity in a double hung with installation, making their best product comparable to other budget manufacturers. They are more of a builder's grade supplier, selling through distributors for the most part. They don't offer any kind of labor warranty, so make sure to talk to the installer about their coverage if you choose Amsco.
Andersens are at the high end, from $550 to $1400 installed for double hungs with normal installation. The company is definitely the most well known brand, and possibly the largest in the United States. They have four main lines or series, each with different features and price points.
Anlin produces mid-grade vinyl models and series - their entry level series, the Monte Verde, starts at $425 installed and the Coronado is $550 (product and installation cost). Somewhere between Simonton and Milgard in price, they have a reputation as a solid if unexciting product. Their warranty is transferable and covers 20 years for parts and 10 for labor, but doesn't cover glass breakage or screens.
Atrium pricing are in the middle of the vinyl window market - think $300 to $550 for a double or single hung installed (a standard size opening). See models, series, analysis on each product and pricing information.
Castle windows range in price from $169 to $450 installed for a standard dimension double hung with installation. Their pricing is low for industry standards - the company seems to offer a similar Window World pricing model.
Champions will run somewhere between $500 and $750 for a standard sized single or double hung vinyl with installation. This puts in them in the top end of vinyl window market. All of the installation is from Champion certified installers, which is part of the reason for the higher price. For the most part, installers and contractors think the window is solidly made and contructed.
Gorells range from approximately $425 installed for a 5000 Series double hung to $850 for the 5400 Storm Series. The target price listed here is the average price for a standard double hung with installation. Gorell has been well regarded for many years, and since Soft-Lite bought the company in 2012 industry insiders have been confident that the quality of product and service will remain high.
Great Lakes produces decent quality series, but sometimes they are priced a little high for the quality - their pricing might range from say $400 to $600 per installed double hung. . The target prices listed here are what a consumer should be looking for. They range from the entry level Bayshore ($400) to the EcoSmart Series ($600). The company was bought by PlyGem, which enjoys a good reputation in the industry, but still markets their products under their own brand.
Harveys are mid-range for the vinyl market. They range from around $375 to $600 installed. Based in the Northeast region, they produce a good solid product that won't break the budget. They don't have the ratings to match some of the premium lines, but Harvey is well regarded in the industry for producing reliable windows and good services. They have several glass packages available so home owners can upgrade to a more efficient series if the budget allows.
The HiMark 800 or Enviro-Star 800 is considered one of the best vinyl windows, which is made by HiMark (an offshoot of Okna windows). This model has an attractive look to it with a .80 vinyl extrusion that makes for a sturdy frame.
Inline produces quality fiberglass models and seem to really stand behind their work. Their products are expensive and they offer a number of different styles that all have a different Series name (this is why we didn't recommend a particular series or model).
Jeld Wens are in the lower end of the market, and most contractors agree that they are there in quality as well. They have lines sold in some of the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes that are designed for a price point, not quality. Their higher priced lines have a better reputation, but still aren't as good as their main competitors.
Loewens are at the high end of the price scale - a double hung with standard installation is easily going to cost $1000. The company is known for their excellent quality products. They make some of the best wood windows on the market, and most homeowners who are considering Loewens are willing to pay top dollar for a full replacement that works perfectly with the design and materials of their home.
Marvins are on the high side, think $650 for the Integrity and $1000 for the Ultimate on a standard sized double hung with normal installation. Marvin makes several lines of popular series, including the Integrity, Infinity, and Ultimate. Marvin is well regarded in terms of both well-made products and great customer service. They don't come as cheap as some brands, but many home owners and contractors consider the investment more than worth it.
Think $400 for a double hung Styleline to as high as $1500 for the Quiet Line soundproof series. Milgard produces solid series that offer good performance in the mid to high price range. Primarily available on the west coast, they can be found in some other areas as well. They have a reputation for good windows and good customer service.
Okna windows range anywhere between $225 - $550 for a double hung with standard installation. They makes several series or lines, including the 400, 500, 800, and Starmark. Okna products are well designed and well made. Each line has two energy options, the Energy, which includes low-e glass and argon fills, or the Deluxe, which has those plus adds a foal filled frame and locking screen.
Pellas start around $350 installed for their lower end vinyl products and can reach above $1000 for their high end wood series. Pella is one of the best known brands available - some contractors really like their wood and fiberglass frames, while others think that they have a great marketing plan but are overpriced.
PGT ranges from $550 for the 2200 Series to $800 for the 2800 Premier Vue for a normal size double hung installed. The company is considered a reliable manufacturer that delivers durable and well made vinyl and aluminum series. They have a reputation for honoring warranties and standing behind their products. Most common in the southeast, such as Georgia and Florida, PGT sells through distributors throughout the US. They are well designed and have a sloped, two step sill that is popular with contractors.
PlyGem range from $300 to $450 for a normal size double hung with professional installation. Ply Gem is a solid mid-grade manufacturer; much of their product line has come from buying out other companies, such as CertainTeed, M&W, Alenco, Patriot, Great Lakes, and adopting their successful models. That can make it confusing for customers who aren't familiar with replacement windows.
Polaris can range from as low as $400 with installation for the ValuSmart to over $700 on the UltraWeld. The ValuSmart is a fairly standard low-end product, designed to fit into a tight budget. The ThermalWeld is their mid-range offering, and the UltraWeld is their premium model. Those are regarded as mid to high quality series and models. Their air infiltration numbers are good, with consistent manufacturing quality, partly, due to very high quality Sturtz equipment used in the manufacturing process.
Reliabilt pricing rangse from $225 to $375 fully installed for a normal sized opening. Get product breakdowns and costs on their most popular models, including the 3201, 3301 and 3500 series.
Renewal By Andersen
Renewal by Andersen are some of the most expensive replacements on the market - homeowners should plan to pay anywhere from $900 to $1200 for a double hung installed. The company has a mixed reputation because they are a franchised brand. Many installers and industry insiders feel their prices are overinflated for the quality of product and service they provide.
This manufacturer is on the low end for most vinyl windows. A reasonable installed cost for a double hung will range from $225 to $375 depending on the model or series and the number of upgrades that you select. In general, Silverline is considered low end windows that does not make a product that is going to last and be very effective. Their 9500 Series may be the one exception to that statement.
This ranges from $400 to $550 installed, although they can vary by as much as $100 more or less than the target price listed here. They have a lot of sizes, features, and options that effect the price. They produce good, well-regarded windows and have a reputation for great customer support. Their frames run a little wider than many brands, so some home owners prefer the look of brands like Sunrise and Okna, but it is better insulated and more energy efficient.
Their pricing starts around $400 and goes up to $650 with installation for standard sized double hungs. Upgrades and options such as grids, special glass packages, gas fills, and screens will drive up the price. A good install is the key, and that is not the place to cut corners. Check more Soft-Lite windows reviews.
Their prices range from $350 for the 177 model installed to $550 installed for the Windstopper.
Sunrise series generally range from $400 to $675 on double hungs with standard installation. Upgrades and options can hike the costs, up to over $750 for the Restorations line. They have several lines and series to fit your needs, and are well regarded by consumers and industry insiders alike.
Vinylmax products are at the lower end of the vinyl market - roughly $325 to $525 installed. The company produces several vinyl products, including Hyde Park, Easton, and Sherwood Series. They get mixed reviews from contractors. Some consider them a solid if unexciting mid-grade product.
Viwinco prices range from $325 for an Edgemont fully installed to $500 for an Oceanview Storm window fully installed. Viwinco is considered a middle of the road vinyl manufacturer that gets decent but mixed reviews from contractors.
Vytex prices range from $400 for the Georgetown model to $550 for the Fortis fully installed on a standard sized double hung.
Wincore prices range from $325 to $450 fully installed on a standard sized double hung. Get product analysis on both their 5400 and 7700 series, as well as a fair market price range.
Window Nation prices range from $400 to $800 per double hung fully installed. The company sells two brands, the first is a rebadged Vytex line, as well as Soft-Lite....
Window World is one of the largest retailers of discount vinyl windows that has a presence in most areas and states around the U.S. They offer a $189 installed teaser price, all the way up to their high end product and upgrades at around $400 per unit installed.