Pella Windows Prices
Pella windows prices run anywhere from $30 to $100 per square foot, depending on the model, upgrades and options you choose from. The company sells a number of products, from the entry level vinyl Thermastar and 250 Series, to their fiberglass Impervia, all the way to their premium Designer wood window. This is the reason for the huge range in window replacement costs.
Pella Windows Reviews | Thermastar Series | 250 Series | 350 Series
Pella Thermastar Windows Prices
The Pella Thermastar window generally gets poor reviews, including from the list of top windows from Consumer Reports. The vinyl extrusions and corner welds on the Thermastar leave something to be desired and the overall design and construction is mediocre. The Thermastar is no longer even listed on the company website (renamed the Pella Encompass Series), although it is still sold in pockets of the country in the Big Box stores. Most consumers would do well to choose another replacement window option to maximize their long term value. Compare the Pella Thermastar Series to Jeld Wen Builder Vinyl prices.
Pella 250 Windows Prices
The Pella 250 window is a better vinyl replacement window over the Encompass model, with a better design and overall construction. The 250 model uses a pocket sill, not a great design, but does offer several nice features, including a reinforced sash, multi chambered frame, double strength glass, and a number of grid, frame color and window glass options. The Pella 250 window is available in a picture window, double and single hung, slider and as a bay window. While certainly not a top vinyl window, the 250 Series is a significant improvement over the entry level Thermastar vinyl window. Compare the Pella 250 Series to Alside Mezzo windows cost.
Pella 250 vs. Sunrise V-Class
First off, thanks for such a wonderful source of information! Your site has been a tremendous help for research during our windows bidding process.
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Michelle, I think you're exactly right with your "rankings" -- the Sunrise, then the Simonton, then I suppose the Pella 250. If you are staying in your house for 10 more years, I would say spend the extra money for the Sunrise. For 30 windows -- some oversized, some using tempered glass, the $715 per window is a pretty good price.
Pella 350 Windows Prices
The Pella 350 window is an upgraded version of the Pella 250 Series. The 350 comes standard with all of the same features and options as the 250, along with slightly better corner welds, a little beefier frame and optional triple pane window glass. The 350 is available in all of the same styles as the 250, along with a casement and awning option. Compare the Pella 350 Series to Simonton 5300 series costs.
Pella 350 Windows Cost
I am replacing a double hung window - 48" x 54" -- the middle is fixed and there are sliders on both sides. My quotes so far are:
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I like Marvin Integrity -- however the set up might not be right for you. The Pella 350 window is nice, but it definitely isn't worth money than the Integrity. I'm not a big fan of MI for I can't endorse this option. So I'm left with endorsing option 1.
Pella Impervia Windows Prices
The Pella Impervia window uses a fiberglass frame with clean lines and a thin profile. The Impervia model can be ordered as a double or single hung, casement, awning and as a slider. Performance wise, the Impervia is going to be middle of the road compared to other fiberglass windows.
Pella Proline Windows Prices
The Pella Proline window is the company's low end wood window and is now called the Pella 450 Series. The ProLine uses an aluminum cladding and is not bad for a builder grade wood window, with quite a few frame colors and options to help customize the window to your home.
Pella Designer Windows Prices
The Pella Designer window is an upgraded 450 Series that receives decent reviews from many of the contractors and installers who often use this model. The Designer model offers some nice custom options that aren't available on the Proline model and is going to be 10% to 20% more expensive than a comparable Proline window. The real question for consumers is whether they can afford the Designer (or Architect). They are both very attractive windows that use premium wood species and good design in the frame. Compare the Pella Designer Series to Marvin Ultimate window costs.
Pella Architect Windows Cost
The Pella Architect window is considered a top rated wood window, with tons of custom options and features to choose from to make a complete custom window. The Pella Architect model is expensive, but does get good reviews from both homeowners and contractors alike. Compare the Pella Architect Series to Kolbe window costs.
Pella Architect vs Marvin Wood Windows
We are replacing 18 different window openings with a total of 28 windows (10 of the openings have an awning at the bottom. We currently have wood windows that have some evidence of rot on the wood exterior and some with rot at the bottom of the casement. These are large windows that cover spans ranging from 145 inches wide up to 85 inches in height. Those spans are in either 2,3 or 4 window segments. We have received quotes from Marvin Windows for their aluminum clad wood windows ($37,400), Pella Proline ($26,300), Pella Architect series ($31,600) and Sunrise Restoration series ($28,500). The sunrise were the only vinyl windows.
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Jeremy, as much as vinyl is boring to look at - certainly in comparison to beautiful new wood - I have to say that I would go with the Sunrise Restoration - cheaper, better performance numbers, less maintenance, better warranty, better durability. I'd like to see that $1000 per window come down some if possible. If you do decide to go with vinyl, get a few more bids and take a less expensive one and go back to the Sunrise dealer and try to use the lower bid price as a leverage to see how much he will come down in price. "I really want to go with you and I like the windows, but they are a bit out of my price range. What can we do to work on that per window cost?"
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