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Soft-Lite is a top vinyl window manufacturer that is based out of Ohio, but has distribution in many of the surrounding states. They are one of the faster growing window companies, with a booming franchise in Zen Windows and several strategic rebranding partnerships such as Envision Windows. The company itself manufacturers six different window models, from the entry level Barrington up to the premium Elements series. While we never really recommend buying an entry level window), the rest of the Soft-Lite fleet is very solid for the price point.

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Polaris is based out of Toldeo, Ohio and owned by Modern Builders Supply. Polaris isn't one of the larger window manufacturers, but they do have a very solid reputation in the industry for making some quality windows at competitive price points. Polaris doesn't have the widest distribution going, but they should have local reps, companies or showrooms in Ohio and the remaining states.

I don't love their entry level ValuSmart, but the ThermalWeld is a nice vinyl window. The UltraWeld window is one of the best out there, if you can find this one at a decent price, go for it.

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Stanek prices fall in the mid range for vinyl and impact windows. Stanek is more of a regional manufacturer (based in Cleveland Ohio), although they have expanded outwards since being bought by a larger company and can be pretty aggressive in the marketing and approach. In general, the company enjoys a good reputation for making solid vinyl and hurricane windows. They are not a true manufacturer per se, but instead buy all of the parts for the window and then assemble them in the factory, which is a fairly common practice throughout the industry.

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Wallside is a Michigan company that should offer their products and services to homeowners in Michigan, as well as Ohio. The company manufactures their own line of vinyl windows and sells them direct to the consumer, which they use as a selling point for why they are so inexpensive. The company handles the installation and servicing of the windows in case there are any issues.

Wallside makes a no frills vinyl window and offers middle of the road installation at an affordable price. Their prices are in the low to mid range of vinyl window costs. They offer a 35 year material and labor warranty.

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Northeast Ohio Window Recommendations

We’re looking to replace 12 normal size windows, 1 large picture window, and 1 slider. I would like the outside of the window to be brown and the inside white. Is this possible? And what window would you recommend? We live in NE Ohio. We’re in our early 60’s and this is our “forever home” however long that may be! Ha! Thanks for any information you can provide.

Melissa - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Melissa, many window companies charge a pretty hefty uncharge for a custom exterior frame color. (As much as 33% of the cost ) However, some companies offer colors like brown in the standard palette. My point being, it may save you quite a bit of money to find a company that offers a brown -- more and more homeowners are looking for this darker option. The reason why companies have resisted is that dark color adds considerable heat to the frame, which can affect its overall longevity.

Here is my list of good and great windows for you to peruse.

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Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

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Hi folks. I've come across this site and i'm trying to figure out its reason for being, if you will. Am I right in thinking it's put together by experts (contractors?) who provide info/input/thoughts on various windows, along with a forum for customers to provide their reviews as well? As a long-term sceptic of altruism, I'm just curious why? I've found the site really helpful so far, as we start exploring window options, so no complaints! I'm just used to an "about us" page that explains a bit about a site. I don't see any adds or revenue generating aspects. Are installation services available here as well? Curious "window shopper" in Ohio :-)

Dorrie - Homeowner - from 2016

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Hi Dorrie, the site generates money when consumers fill out the "Local Contractors Form" to get free window bids at the top of each page. We hope that the site provides excellent information to help you avoid some of the pitfalls in the process of shopping for windows - they are not exactly inexpensive :)

Since you live in Ohio, there are some great vinyl window manufacturers, check out our Ohio replacement window recommendations. I believe Okna may have local companies who sell their windows as well. Okna, Soft-Lite and Polaris would be my top picks in your state. Stanek and Wallside would be my picks after this.

Call the local companies who sell these windows and get them to come out and give you a project bid. After about three presentations, you should have a pretty good picture of what your project requires and the cost range as well. Good luck!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Plygem or Unishield Plus

We are looking to replace our patio door. Do you recommend the Plygem or Unishield Plus?

Mary - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

It appears that Ply Gem and Universal both make decent windows and doors, probably mid range quality for each. Ply Gem is obviously the bigger company and that has some positives in terms of warranty, overall strength of company and replacement parts.

Universal is much more regional and that has some advantages also - they will both sell the door and install the door so if there are any problems, you know actually who to go to. Assuming you like the Unishield Plus patio door and feel comfortable with their warranty and the installation team, I might go with them for a simple fact that they are responsible for the whole project and therefore it leaves little question as to who is responsible if something should go wrong in the future.

I'm assuming you are in Ohio and there are some excellent companies that sell patio doors in your area. Take a look at our Ohio replacement window link and get a few more bids from local companies that service your town or city if you would like some additional comparison pricing and options. I would put the first two or three companies on the list into the first tier and Wallside probably on par with the selections you have now. Good luck and let me know how it works out!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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