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Read examples of Zen window prices and costs from consumers and homeowners on their Karma, Nirvana, Lotus, and Lotus Plus vinyl windows, as well as Dharma patio doors.

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Zen Karma Windows Prices

The Zen Karma is the company's entry-level offering and is actually a relabeled Soft-Lite Barrington window. While Soft-Lite is often in the conversation as a top tier vinyl window manufacturer, the Barrington isn't my favorite window by any means. It's quite decent when compared to other company's entry level windows, but that isn't saying much. In general, I don't recommend that consumers go with the low end offering if they are looking to maximize long term value.

The Zen Karma series includes the following standard features: double weatherstripping, a lock/tilt latch, constant force balancing, and a nice exterior molding. Consumers can get the Karma model in brown, beige, or white or beige for the interior and exterior. While I would suggest most consumers "stretch" into the Nirvana or Louts models (similar and both quite good), the Karma window isn't a bad option for budget conscious consumers.

Dan - Site Editor


Zen Karma Window Prices

Thought I'd share my 5 quotes for my Austin, Texas home. The project scope includes 15 windows, several have large eyebrows with legs.

2 = 82L x 34.25 picture+eyeb
1 = 28L x 58W picture+eyeb
3 = 52L x 47W picture+eyeb
3 = 70L x 35.5W
2 = 70L x 22.25W
4 = 70L x 47W

Replacement Window Quotes:
1. Zen Soft-lite Nirvana = $16,200
2. Simonton P Plat = $16,040
3. Simonton Vantage Point 6500 = $13,985
4. Product Wincore 5400 = $10,490
5. Zen Karma = $10,040






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Zen Nirvana Windows Prices

The Zen Nirvana is a relabeled Soft-Lite Classic window. This is an upper end mid range vinyl window that has been around for quite some time, but is quite a good design. It comes with nice features, components, and options. It's a step down from the Soft-Lite Imperial LS and Elements, but still quite a good vinyl window.

The Zen has a U-Factor of .29, SHGC of .28, and an Air Leakage of .07. These are all very respectable numbers.

Tim - Site Editor


Zen Nirvana Window Quote

Hi Guys – I LOVE the site and have obtained so much valuable information. Thanks for all you do!

I have four 2nd story bedroom windows in Denver, CO that I need to replace. I have almost a dozen quotes and most are extremely close in price.

I have narrowed it down to this final four. And would love to finalize a deal this week. What do you think is the best play out of these?

Anlin Catalina - $2795
Amerimax Craftsman Portrait $2863
Zen Nirvana $3090
Simonton 5500 $2871

I am debating getting a Milgard Tuscany quote through Home Depot due to their current installation special. I have a past quote through HD on their Simonton 6100. Do you consider the 6100 a solid choice?

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Len - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Len, your quotes are all pretty close in quality and price. I really like Anlin Catalina, Amerimax Craftsman Portrait, Soft-Lite Classic, and Simonton 5500. :)

Honestly, if this were my project I'd switch my focus from the windows to the installation company. Provided good quality installation, all of these windows will serve you well. I like the Soft-Lite Classic and Simonton 5500 maybe the most, but even now that I'm writing it, I don't know. All good options -- now find an awesome installer!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Nirvana Price Quote

I received a quote to replace 17 double hung windows with Zen Nirvana. Nine have colonial grids and four have a larger bottom than top. The quote came to $11,320. Do you think this is reasonable?

I also received a quote for a Sunrise window for $17,000! Thank you in advance!

Sandy - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sandy, many Zen dealers use the Soft-lite brand as the windows they sell, however recently some Zen dealers seem to be using other brands. My comparison is going to assume that the Zen Nirvana is the Soft-lite Classic window, which it is if they use the Soft-Lite brand. Definitely check on this and if there is any push back from Zen on exactly what window you are buying, this is a huge red flag. They should be transparent in telling you what they are selling you.

The Soft-Lite Classic is a very good window and I would say comparable to the Sunrise window. I might give the slight nod to the Sunrise, but not by much. So the Zen quote is much better than the Sunrise quote pound for pound. Before you go with the Zen though, make sure to check that the particular branch you are using has good reviews and a good reputation for quality installation work. They are indecently owned and run so make sure you are working with a good one!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Nirvana Series Bid

We want to replace fourteen windows: 9 sliders, 1 4'x4' picture window, 4 17" wide side lights. We have five bids and I was hoping you would weigh in on them.
Soft-Lite Timeless Series: $12,700
Amerimax Craftsman Portrait Series: $7,500
Simonton Reflections 5500 Series: $8,500
Zen Nirvana Series: $8,650
Sunrise V-Class Series: $15,000

Alan - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Alan, my picks would be the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait Series for $7,500, the Zen Nirvana Series for $8,650 and then the Simonton Reflections 5500 Series for $8,500. In that order :)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Nirvana Costs vs. Alside Ultramaxx

Hi Tim, we are considering both the Zen Nirvana and Alside Ultramaxx windows. The price quotes for 17 windows are almost identical.

Zen Nirvana $10890

Alside Ultramaxx $10462

Your thoughts please.

Thanks.

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Kevin, The Alside Ultramaxx is a solid window, but the Zen Nirvana or Soft-Lite Classic is the clear winner in my book. It's a very good window and the quote sounds quite fair. I'd still go back to the Zen dealer and ask him to match the Ultramaxx quote. If he does, tell him you're ready to sign the work order that day. Hopefully, that will be the incentive he needs to match the price and save you $400 and get the better window!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Nirvana Patio Door Costs

I have to replace two patio sliders doors. Its between either Harvey or Zen Nirvana.

Zen Nirvana Patio Doors: $2950 per door

Harvey Slidiing Patio Doors: $2450 per door

Jay - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Nirvana Pricing vs. ProVia Aspect

What are your thoughts on Zen Windows Nirvana as compared to Provia Aspect windows? Both bids are around $8500 for 15 double hung windows.

Thanks.

Larry - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Larry, the Zen Nirvana (the Soft-Lite Classic) and the ProVia Aspect are both quite solid mid range vinyl windows from respected window brands.

I would give the nod to the Zen Nirvana. Zen windows are run like a franchised business in that each city is run by an independent owner so check the reputation and track record of the franchise before you go forward.

I think you have two good options regardless.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Zen Nirvana Quote

Hi Dane, I got the Sunrise Restorations rep down to $600 a window. How does this compare to the Zen Nirvana at $560 per window?

Nic - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nic, $600 for the Sunrise Restorations is a great price. A good price for the Zen Nirvana, but the Restorations is the superior window and worth $40 more any day of the week.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Zen Nirvana White Vinyl

We're replacing 16 windows, all of which will have lowe glass and argon fills. We live in Texas where it gets very hot in the summers

Zen Nirvana: $22K

NT Presidential: $18.5K

NT Twinsulator: $20,5K

Simonton Prism Platinum: $13K

Don Young (Aluminum): $14K

Steve - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Nirvana vs. Polaris Thermaweld

Replacing 11 windows and need J-channels installed on the exterior.

Zen Nirvana: $5625

Zen Lotus:6725

Polaris Thermaweld: $5940

Polaris Ultraweld: $6765

Joe - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Nirvana And Lotus Pricing

I am near Boston, MA area and am considering Zen Windows for my 21 windows, all of which are average sized. They gave me a quote that was $775 for the triple-pane Lotus, or $675 for the Nirvana series. I can't quite decide whether the price difference is worth it.

I did get an estimate from Pella but that was over $1000 per window, although it would be a full replacement, whereas Zen said a retrofit would be better.

Darren - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Nirvana Window Cost

A local Zen dealer gave me a bid on 6 Nirvana windows and includes solar tinting. The price was $4,708. Seems sort of high and when I tried to get his price down, he said it was as low as he could go with what I had.

Lew - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Nirvana Price Bid

I’m replacing 21 double-hung windows and need a mid-range vinyl option. All of them will be double paned with grids and low-E glass. I want argon and foamed filled frames. 7 require tempered glass and 4 are oriel windows.
Simonton Prism Platinum: $870 each
Universal Window Direct Unishield Plus: $740 each
Polaris UltraWeld: $575 each
Zen Nirvana: $515 each
Polaris ThermalWeld Plus: $510 each

Carl - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carl, the Zen and Polaris quote are the best by far. The Zen Nirvana at $515 is great price. However, the Polaris UltraWeld for $575 is really awesome as well. Either one of those.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Zen Nirvana Windows Quote

I have 3 bids so far on 17 windows. Here's what I have thus far.
Vi Win Tech 6000 Series: $7100

Ply Gem 6000 Series: $8400
Zen Nirvana Series: $9200

Vincent - Homeowner - from 2017


Zen Windows Nirvana vs Vinylmax Edison

Hello! I've been reading window reviews on your site for a while and have found a lot of very helpful information! I've narrowed my window search down to four windows. Which of the following windows do you feel is the best window? I've learned that installation is just as important, so I'll be looking into that when we narrow it down a bit more. We live in Colorado and are looking to have them in our home for long term. Our quotes include 14 windows and a sliding glass door.

Amerimax Craftsman Portrait Series $11,800

Zen Windows Nirvana $10,800

Wincore 7700 $13,364

Vinylmax Edison $9996.22 (this price may not be a bit higher as we didn't sign that day)

Thank you in advance for your help and assistance. I've found your website to be extremely helpful!

Amber - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Amber, I like all of those bids you've received. I would say the Zen Nirvana or the Vinylmax Edison would be my picks since they are both good windows and the prices are the lowest. See if you can you the existing bids against one another to get the lowest price possible -- especially for the Nirvana -- see if they will match the Edison price.

The bids are close enough that you should feel confident that you have your market range of price bids. And you are correct that installation is an important factor so certainly look closely at the companies before making a decision. I would feel comfortable having any of those four windows in my house!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Zen Nirvana Prices vs Vytex Fortis

Hey guys, I appreciate all your insight and the reviews/comparisons you provide. We are shopping for new windows in the Cincinnati area and I believe we have it narrowed down to 2 brands/manufacturers after several different quotes and a few painful demonstrations.

There are 18 total windows to be replaced - 16 double hung and 2 4x4 picture windows. We received a quote for the Vytex Fortis that came in $8600 for windows, installation, and removal. We also received a quote from Zen Nirvana for $9500 for windows, installation, and removal. Both have full lifetime, transferable warranties. Based on specs and price the Vytex seems like the better option, but I haven't been able to find much information around a parent company. I know that the Zen is a Soft-lite product which comes with a very good reputation.

Derek - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Derek, but of those quotes look very solid, nice price point on each (although I would still see if there is wiggle room to save yourself some additional money.) Vytex is a smaller company out of Maryland, but pretty well respected in the industry. I think the Vytex Fortis quote is the better one.

A lower air infiltration number is more important than U-factor and design pressure. Plus it's the cheaper of the two. The Soft-Lite Classic is a good window to be sure, but I think the Fortis is the better of the two at a lower price point. Assuming you like the Vytex rep and/or company installing the windows, I think that's your winner.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017


Zen Classic vs Harvey Classic

Hi Tim,Thanks got your reply. I did got a few quotes from others like Renovso, and Zen windows. Renovso proposed the exact Harvey Classic but is about $1500 more total including the bay and patio door. Zen windows propose the softlite classic and is about $4500 more. I decided to go with the Harvey classic which is energy star qualify and have a U factor of 0.25. They also give me a life time elite dealer window warranty. One last question, do u like the Harvey vinyl patio door? Also do u like casement vs double hung on the bay window? Is there any difference in performance between double hung and casement? Thanks again.

Wymond - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

I have to say I've never seen the Harvey patio door, so I can't say one way or the other. I prefer the side casement to the double hung on the bay window, but that's simply because I like casements and there is a larger area for ventilation with the casement. I think it's really personal preference more than anything else.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Zen Window Costs

Hi Tim, your website has been a big help to me. Just looking for a quick non-skin in the game recommendation. I'm having a situation where all these guys are saying that the other one either sucks or isn't any better LoL. Zen has been pretty straightforward. We live in CO - all windows are south facing.

I've got 3 quotes for a variety of windows, some picture, some double hung, some standard sliders + 2 sliding glass doors. - Totals 2 doors + 15 windows.

Quote 1: Amerimax Craftsman Portrait with AG3 - $10,150

Quote 2: Zen Windows Nirvana - $13,010 (Soft-Lite Pro?)

Quote 3: Wincore 7700 - $13,400

Are any of these going to be better than the others? Just looking for some clarity on the actual quality in comparison of these 3 products.

- Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Chris, all three of these windows are good. I would say they are close, but I think the Soft-Lite Pro (you are correct) is the best of the bunch. I really like the window. Zen windows are franchises and often fairly new into the business (that doesn't mean whoever is running it is though). My point being, make sure that the Zen dealer has a good crew of installers who have good reviews and experience. Of course, this goes for all three companies.

All in all, I think you have three good bids - but it is annoying when everyone is bashing the other one, not very professional.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Zen Nirvana Windows Cost

My bid on the Zen Nirvana model came in at $1,000 above the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait, and $200 below the Simonton Platinum Prism window.

Margaret - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Just based on the windows alone, I'd go with Zen for $1000 more, but the installer will probably play a bigger factor with the selections you have. Good luck with your project.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016






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Zen Lotus Windows Prices

The Zen Lotus is a relabeled Soft-Lite Pro window, which although not a new design by any means, is a very good vinyl window. The Soft-Lite Classic and Pro are quite similar to one another, achieve good performance numbers and are quite well made.

The Lotus comes standard with some nice features and components, including a super spacer, good vent locks, frame foam fills, locking screen latch, delta safety locks and a metal reinforced meeting rail. It can be ordered in a number of interior wood laminates, as well as some 15 exterior color options. I especially like the wood laminates, which look quite realistic and provide the look of wood, without the cost and maintenance requirements.

The Zen Lotus has a U-Factor of .21, SHGC of .26, and a Air Leakage of .06. These are solid numbers all around.

Tim - Site Editor


Zen Lotus Costs Bid

Received a quote on the softlite pro from Zen (Lotus). 14 windows for around $743 per with install and several with tempered glass.

About 10.4K total.

Sound in the ballpark for these?

I have someone coming to quote on imperial LS later.

All being equal, would you recommend sunrise v signature series over the lotus?

- Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kyle, that sounds in the ballpark with the tempered glass feature. The Imperial LS is an excellent window and well worth $740 per window. I think all things being equal, I’d prefer the Sunrise V Class over the Lotus. I think the windows are close enough though that I’d switch my focus from the window itself to the installer as the deciding factor.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Lotus vs. Seaway Signature Gold 700

Hi- Thanks for the website advice! I have 3 bids for 17 replacement windows, what do you think?

Pella 250 (double pane) - $14,404

Zen Lotus (double pane) - $11,475

Seaway Signature Gold 700 (triple pane) - $11,830

What do you recommend! Should I get additional bids? I am wanting a mid-range replacement window. Thanks for any advice. I have never purchased a replacement window before.

Anita - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Anita. First off, I think you can toss the Pella bid. The Zen Lotus is a very good window. You could see if the Zen Nirvana is cheaper, which is also a good window.

The Seaway Signature Gold is also a very good window. You don’t really need a triple pane if you really are looking a mid range window.

Both the Zen Lotus and Seaway Signature Gold are high end mid range windows. If you want to spend less, sure you can get more bids. Probably would save $1000 to $1500, but the Zen Lotus is priced out pretty decent here.

You may want to tell the Zen and Seaway reps that you have a lower bid for $10.5K and see if they are willing to go any lower on their bid. Always worth an ask.

All The Best.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Lotus Cost Bod

We have 23 rather large window windows, including one 5 pane bay window. We have a bunch of quotes to consider.

Richlin 500 Window: $29,700

Zen Lotus Window: $34,200

Sunrise Standard Window: $27,400

Soft-Lite Elements Window: $32,700

Ply-Gem Premium Window: $26,200

Soft-Lite Imperial LS Window: $28,600

Rich - Homeowner - from 2019


Zen Lotus Price Bid

We need to replace our 63 windows, yes it's that large a project. We have mostly double hungs, but have some rot around the frames and some tricky windows, some of which are large.

Here are the 3 quotes we have:

Okna 500 Insultec: $59,250

Zen Lotus: $61,575

Sunrise Standard: $46,900

Dave - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dave, not bad quotes for the quality of the products and the amount of work it sounds like it will entail. I think you can go with the Sunrise quote for $13K less than the other two.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Zen Lotus Window Quote

Hello Dane, I'm replacing 28 windows. Just received a quote a Zen Lotus windows. Their quote is $31,854. I don’t think that’s affordable.

The quote for NT presidential is $17,543 plus $5,040 for installation.

The Milgard Hermosa quote was $16,400.

Ramin - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ramin, the Zen quote is high, even for the Lotus. I would either negotiate that down or pass on it. The NT Presidential quote sounds high was well. I'd say the Milgard quote is the most fair of the three.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Zen Lotus vs. Soft-Lite Imperial LS

I have five replacement windows in Colorado that are in need of replacement. We have three bids that are the exact same so I was curious what is the better window.

Zen Lotus: $4200

Soft-Lite Imperial LS: $4300

Sunrise Restorations: $4500

Mary - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Lotus vs. Apex Insignia

I have three quotes for 21 replacement windows.

Zen Lotus $13,500

Zen Nirvana: $12,075

Apex Promotional Price: $11,600

- Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Lotus Cost Bid

I'm in Minnesota and need 16 windows that are a combination of double hungs, casements and sliders. I also have a patio door that needs replacing, some bid it out, others did not.

Revere Bershire Elite: for $13040 (no door quote)

Sunrise Standard: $15256 and a steel door from Albany doors for $1460.00.

Softlite Elements $17010 (triple pane) and $2100 for an Albany fiberglass door.

Richlin $19000 (includes install on door but not price of door)

Zen Nirvana for $13295. Zen Lotus for $14845 (no door quote)

Renewal $31000

Sunrise Restoration and Provia Steel door for 15,500

Craig - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Lotus Pricing Compared to Champion

I'm in Denver Colorado and need 12 replacement windows and one sliding glass door. The windows are mostly west facing and get lots of sun. Here are my three bids thus far.

Renewal By Anderson: $28K

Zen Lotus (Solar Ultra S Glass): $14K

Zen Lotus (No Ultra S Glass): $13K

Champion Windows: $12K

Chris - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Lotus vs. Marvin Ultimate

Hey, I'm looking for 16 to 18 double hungs -- 10 are quite large. So far, I've gotten these bids.

Sierra Pacific: $9k
Zen Lotus: $12K
Marvin Ultimate: $18K
Pella 400: $20K
RBA: $27.5K

Thanks fo much!

Neil - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Neil, the Zen quote looks like the best one to me by far. I do like the Marvin Ultimate window though and if you are set on wood clad that is the one I would go with. If not, I'd go with the Zen Lotus, which is really a Soft-Lite Pro—quite a good vinyl window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Zen Lotus Price Quote

Hello, I am looking to replace 28 windows in all. Zen bid out their Lotus model with a triple Pane glass for $575 per window.

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Lotus vs Apex Windows

Dane and Tim, we have 26 windows to replace and we have three estimates so far. I figure this is just the first salvo.

Zen Nirvana Series: $14,014

Zen Lotus: $16,614

Apex Insignia Series: $18,402

Paul - Homeowner - from 2018


Zen Lotus Price Bid

My first quote is as follows:

4 Double Pane Hopper Windows: $220

14 Alside 3100 Series Double Hung Windows, Triple Pane: $7200

14 Zen Lotus Double Hung Windows, Triple Pane: $8500

Jim - Homeowner - from 2017


Zen Lotus vs Marvin Integrity

I've been frustrated by the complexity of knowing all there is to know about windows in replacing my windows. I've heard all sorts of things, and all viewpoints. I live in Boulder, CO and am doing a window project. From people selling everything or everything but vinyl, I've heard all the horror stories about vinyl. It breaks down in UV. The thermal expansion and contraction wreak havoc. Don't do vinyl. It's terrible. The world will come to an end. Whoa is me!

Two different vinyl sellers have said no, vinyl's fine. One said that those issues WERE a problem, but were addressed and largely solved 5-10 years ago. The other said those issues only affect virgin vinyl. I think both are trying to sell their product.

First, I want to thank you for this website. It has really seemed like a relatively neutral source, and has provided me wonderful insight. So thank you so much. Now, I'm doing 2 horizontal sliding windows, roughly 5-6'W x 4'H, a 6' patio door, and an 8' patio door. Here are the quotes I've received so far:

Zen Windows - Karma - $5,700*

Zen Windows - Lotus - $6,700*

Berkshire Elite - $5,500*
(Both vendors want $300 per window to do a "Full Frame" replacement down to the studs, so add $1,200 to both those)

Andersen 100 Series - $7,100

RBA - $16,000 (Special Deal! $13,500!)

Pella Impervia - $9,500

Marvin Integrity - $11,100

I will (hopefully) be getting a quote from Alpen soon. Based on price and vinyl fear, I kind of like the Andersen 100 series, but the 10 year warranty doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

All the horror stories of vinyl have me skeptical of it's longevity. Do you think it will stand up to temperature swings of 100F throughout the year and up to 70F in a single day? I've read on your site that the Impervia isn't exactly stellar, so I'm trying to stay away from it.

That leaves the Marvin, but that price tag is a pretty big pill to swallow. I'm confident that, with a little help, I COULD replace the windows myself. I'm a physicist and an engineer, and enjoy being handy. Would doing so void/nullify any warranties?

I'd love to hear your opinions. Thanks again for this awesome neutral site.

Mike - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mike, the process can be very confusing and there is lots of noise to cut through. Yes, low quality vinyl windows have had issues in the past, but not so with newer, high quality vinyl windows. Looking at your bids, the one I really like is the Zen Lotus, which is really the Soft-Lite Pro window. This is a good window with better performance than the Andersen 100, RBA, Impervia, and certainly the Berkshire. I'm not so much of a fan of the Karma (the Soft-Lite Bainbridge).

Assuming that the local Zen dealer (Zen is a franchise of Soft-Lite, I'm not sure if you knew this or not) has a good reputation for proper and thorough installation, then this is what I would go with -- Soft-Lite has one of the best reputations in the business.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016






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Zen Lotus Plus Windows Prices

The Zen Lotus Plus is a relabeled Soft-Lite Imperial LS that is offered by a select number of Zen Dealers (at least this is our understanding). The Imperial LS is an impressive vinyl window and 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 leakage rating.

Tim - Site Editor


Zen Nirvana By Joyce

Tim, we are replacing 21 double hung windows, 1 half circle, 2 picture windows, and 1 casement. We have 8 bids.

Alside Mezzo Windows: $12.0K

Zen Nirvana by Joyce: $13.0K

Zen Nirvana by Soft-Lite: $14.2K

Sunrise Essentials: $15.6K

Zen Lotus Plus by Joyce: $15.3K

Okna Eco-Pro: $16.2K

Soft-Lite Elements: $18.7K

Sunrise Restoration: $24.4K

The quotes are from local Atlanta, Georgia companies plus a quote from Zen windows. The local companies all have good reputations. Yelp reviews of Zen are positive.

Zen windows gave me online estimates but they want me to agree to the deal online. Then the local dealer will contact me. I do have brochures on their windows.

I am leaning to the Zen Lotus Plus but since it is by Joyce I am hesitant. My other preferences are the Okna and the Soft-Lite.

John - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

John, that’s a great collection of bids you have collected and highlights how very different cost quotes can be from one company to the other. One thing has me confused—the Zen Nirvana By Joyce. Joyce is a company that manufactures windows, but I’m assuming that the bid is from a company selling the Zen Nirvana (the Soft-Lite Pro) with the name Joyce. If this is the case, then I’m going to rank your bids this way.

Zen Nirvana by Joyce $13K

Zen Nirvana by Soft-Lite $14.2K

Zen Lotus by Joyce $15.2K

Soft-Lite Elements $18.7K

Alside Mezzo $12K

Obviously, a lot depends on how much you are willing to spend. The Elements is a truly great window, but it runs nearly $6K more than the Zen Nirvana By Joyce. The Alside Mezzo at $12K would be my pick if you were selling your house in the next 7 years.

I can’t answer this question for you, of course, but the Zen Nirvana is a good window. Assuming solid installation, this window should last you a couple of decades a least.

All The Best.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

[John's Reply]

Tim, thanks for the information. Joyce Manufacturing has partnered with Zen Windows to supply its windows. Zens’ karma, nirvana, lotus models are made by both Joyce and Soft-Lite. Zens’ lotus plus and lotus supreme lines appear to be Joyce’s Heritage line.

John - Homeowner - from 2019

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John thanks for the information, I hadn't realized that Zen had made that move. Personally, I'd stick with the Soft-Lite option, but that's because I have vey little info on Joyce. You can't go wrong with Soft-Lite's windows.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Zen Lotus Plus vs. Sunrise Restorations

Local companies have given me 4 quotes on my project. I don't think this is the final price, but it's what they gave me at the first meeting.

Soft-Lite Kingsroyal Door And Soft-Lite Elements Windows: $23K

ProVia Door And Sunrise Restoration Windows: $23K

Soft-Lite Kingsroyal Door And Soft-Lite Classic Windows: $21.5K

Zen Dharma Door And Zen Lotus Plus Windows: $15.5K

Ruby - Homeowner - from 2018






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Zen Dharma Door Prices


I am in the process of redoing a condo and have four windows that need to go and two sliding doors. So far I have the following quotes to work with.
Zen Dharma Doors (2): $3900

Zen Nirvana Windows (4): $2380
Total: $6280
Okna Elegante Doors (2): $5000

Okna 800 Windows (4): $3000
Total: $8000

Lani - Homeowner - from 2018






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Zen Polaris UltraWeld Prices

I have a bid for the Polaris Ultraweld window from ZEN.

1 Picture Window: $460
10 Casements: $5500
$75 for haul away

Ken - Homeowner - from 2017








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