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Explore Advanced Window Corp reviews on this Chicago, Illinois based company. Advanced sells a number of different vinyl options, including their most popular 6300 series. Because the company is limited to the Chicagoland area (they might sell outside of this, think midwest, but I haven't confirmed this), we don't hear about them all that much. Here is what I do know: they began in 1995 and manufacture their own line of vinyl window series and doors.

According to their website, all of their window series and doors are Energy Star compliant and they offer a limited lifetime warranty on their products and a 20 year warranty on their IGUs or insulated glass units. They sell the 4500 series, 4700 series, 5300 series, and 6300 series windows and doors.

Are Advanced Windows Any Good? While I can't speak to the quality of their 6300 series, I have heard that their Rehau Tilt Turn window is quite a nice unit. I think I would stick with this or their premium Advance Window Corp 6300 series.

Advanced Window Reviews: In addition to homeowner review and pricing information, we've aggregated online review sites ratings. Advanced Corp. scores a 4.1 out of 5 stars from industry leaders.

Advanced Windows gets a 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 15 Advanced Windows reviews below.

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Advanced Windows Reviews

Dane, I received a quotes for 9 double hungs and 1 three light slider.

1. Advanced Windows for $6,730

2. Climate Solutions $8,666

3. Soft-Lite Classic 10,500

A. Are the Advanced Windows and Climate Solutions considered builder grade?

B. What do you think in your opinion the Soft-Lite estimate should be?

C. So if we are comparing apples to apples, I need a quote from Okna?

I appreciate your help so much. I was telling my husband this is so overwhelming.

Olivia - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Olivia, I think you need to pass on the Advanced Windows based on the online reviews / ratings they receive. Climate Solutions is a generally good option, but their price bid is so close to the Soft-Lite Elements that I think the upgrade cost to the Soft-Lite makes sense.

All of this is premised on two factors -- how long you are staying in your home and how good the reviews are for the Soft-Lite dealer in your area. If you plan to be there for many years to come and the Soft-Lite dealer reviews are good, then I think you pay the extra money, but you reap the rewards for decades to come...

The price quoted is about what I would expect for the Soft Lite Classic / Element combo -- a bit high I think -- but again we really need to see all of the bids side by side to compare apples to apples on your specific project....

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Advanced Windows Reviews 6300 Series

Hi, Dane, I'm replacing 9 western facing wood windows that are original to my home, which is 25 years old. I've gotten a few quotes. I discarded the first because I didn't like the pushy company (Power Home Remodeling) or their prices. The second is from a solo contractor who is a relative of a friend; he's recommending Advanced Window 6300 series. I'm not worried about the installer, but the reviews of Advanced Windows online make me nervous.

The third is from a local company recommended on NextDoor, and they are suggesting Sunrise Premium Vinyl. They also offer to do a full replacement rather than using insert replacement windows (though I'll admit I don't fully understand the advantages of that). Meanwhile, my dad is telling me he would only get Pella or Andersen. Can you help me figure out my best options?


Christie - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Christie. Admittedly, I am not all that familiar with Advanced Window Corp. I did look at their brochure for the 6300 series and was not unimpressed with the features, but I think I would have to see the air infiltration rates to be a bit more confident in recognizing this option for you. I have heard that their Rehau 4500 Tilt-turn window is a solid performer. I think if it were me, I would consider Advanced if the installer could get the Rehau 4500 series and it wasn't too price prohibitive.

Sunrise makes a quality vinyl window and of all of the brands you mentioned, this is the one I can get behind. The Sunrise Restoration Windows line is one of the best out there.

Pella and Andersen wood clad windows are very good, but I would stay away from wood clad myself. There is a reason wood clad products have 25 year warranties and vinyl has a lifetime warranty. Pella makes a decent vinyl series in the 250 and 350, but pound for pound, the Sunrise is the much better quality. I get that Pella and Andersen are big names though. (More on Powerhrg reviews.)

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Advanced Windows Reviews

Hello Tim, I've been getting price quotes for a custom size replacement sliding patio door (75'h x 80'w) and also reading reviews on your site. I live in a northern suburb of Chicago and am looking for a good midline vinyl patio door replacement with a good warranty. Unfortunately, many of the better options you mention on your site (OKNA, etc.) don't seem to be carried by dealers or installers in my area.

I've called several well-rated companies/installers in my area for estimates and given the following information for the quotes: 75'h x 80'w sliding patio door located between kitchen and 3 season sunroom, white exterior and white interior, half screen, energy efficient double pane windows insulated glass with argon.

I have narrowed my choices down to those products listed below. I'd appreciate your thoughts on these 4 options.

Provia Aspect Windows Cost (with added foot lock, ComforTech DLA, double strength tempered glass) $3755 (only 1 installer locally)

Provia Endure
(with added foot lock, ComforTech DLA, double strength tempered glass)
$4218 (only 1 installer locally)

Advanced Windows Corp (local mfg Chicago)
6300 Series Patio Door
(double pane tempered (safety) glass with Low-E (energy efficient) coating and argon gas inside. The exterior surface of glass is coated with Neat coating for easy cleaning. It comes with two-point key lock, two-position foot lock).
$4,000 (installed by company directly)

Alliance by Midway (local mfg Chicago) - Read all of our Midway Windows Reviews
Hawthorne Patio Door
(with added foot lock, LowE 270 dual insulated tempered glass)

I did get some quotes for Pella 250, Climate Solutions (9000 series) and Lindsay (new Freedom series which replaces discontinued 2030 patio door), but I'm not considering these products because I thought the price quoted was either too high, or the quality of the product and/or product warranty wasn't as good. Read our Lindsay Windows Reviews here.

I'm leaning towards the Hawthorne patio door by Midway. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Silv - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Silv, the ProVia doors are the best in the business...but unless this is your forever home, I think the best overall value is probably the Alliance by Midway. As a brand, they are solid -- I don't know much about their doors to be honest, but typically the quality of the windows is on par with the quality...ProVia Doors Reviews

Dane - Website Editor - from 2023

Advanced Window Corp 6300 Series Reviews

HI Dane, looking for some advice on window replacements. I am new to the area so I'm not sure what contractors to trust. The wife and I have a home built in 1976 and it needs 12 windows, one sliding poor and siding and we are located in west chicago suburbs (not actually Chicago). I have three bids right now and I'm hoping you can weigh in, also if you happen to know any worthy contractors around me. I am more than eager to hear about them.

We would like to stay in the home long term but we aren't sure what will happen. 3 will be double hungs and the remainder are sliding. One of the double hungs is privacy glass and the other two are tempered. This applies to all the quotes. Currently we have single pane glass and wood siding that's going south. First time young home owners looking for advice.

Quotes below:

Harris Aiding And Windows
Alside Mezzo windows at $14,362

Durabuilt Home Improvement
Advanced Window Corporation 6300 series at $9,915

Berg Home improvement
Alliance Hawthorn windows at $9,893

Interested to hear what your thoughts are and if you know of any other companies to checkout in our area.

Thank you.

Neil - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Neil, you've done some good work so far...

Harris gets just okay reviews -- I'm not a big fan of the Mezzo -- for me this is the least attractive of the bids you have.

Durabuilt Home Improvement seems to get good reviews, but I'm not all that familiar with what they sell, Advanced Window Corporation -- I just don't see enough of them to say one way or another...

Berg Home improvement gets excellent reviews...I'm just so-so on Alliance Windows though. On their site, they sell ProVia windows, which I would much prefer, especially if you are staying in your home long term.

Here are my Chicago recommendations:

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Advanced Windows Prices

Hello, your site has been very helpful. We have narrowed our search down to two places for our 1940’s home in Chicago. We have 9 double hungs that need replacing. They are about 32x52. We are pricing out Advanced Window 6200 series and Great Lakes comfort series.

Great Lakes Comfort Series Cost - $9556

Advanced Windows Prices 6200 - $5800

We like the price tag of Advanced better but curious if this is a good choice. Both installers have good ratings and the installer with the Advanced have a lifetime warranty on labor in addition and products.

Just hoping to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

Stephanie - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Stephanie, I googled "advanced window corp chicago reviews" and I wasn't all that impressed with the aggregate reviews that I saw. Certainly the price is much better, but I'm worried about the quality. I think you need one or two more bids to flesh out a better comparison. Great Lakes Comfort Series is a good window, but paying over $1K each seems excessive. I'll send you my list of Chicago replacement windows recommendations if you want to continue your search.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Advanced Windows 6300 Series Reviews

I just got an estimate done from another company called Ardmore and they use Advanced Window Corp 6300 series. No price just yet. How do they stand out?

Thanks again for all your feedback!

Korey - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Korey, I don't have a strong sense about the Advanced Window Corp 6300 series. I have generally heard decent things about the window and manufacturer, but not enough to make a real judgement one way or another. I'm assuming the window is a mid range vinyl window. In these cases, good professional installation should make for a decent solution set to your home window project.

Tim - Website Editor - from 2019

Advanced Windows Reviews

I found your your website and really appreciate all of the information you provide to everyday shoppers.

I need to replace 2 double-hungs, 1 half arch that goes above one of the double hangs and a kitchen garden window. I have two quotes that I'd love to get your help with. Each bid comes from a company with strong reviews and good track records.

Advanced Windows Corp 6300 Series: $7390

Kensington Kingston Series: $6150

Thanks so much for taking my question, I really appreciate it!

Jamie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Jamie, thanks for the question. I definitely hear about Advanced Window Corp from Chicago, but I don't hear enough about them to have formed a strong opinion about them. I wish I were more of a help on that front.

Kensington HPP has a very good reputation in the industry, but I'm wary about recommending their lower end product. If it were me, I would get a bid from the Kensington rep on their mid range window, the Williamsport or Huntington and see if the price on this rivals the Advanced quote. Assuming that both installation companies have good reputations, I'd bet that the prices would be competitive this scenario.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

[Jamie's Response]

Hi Dane, thank you very much for your message and insights. I did get another few bids and a second contractor strongly recommended the Advanced 6300 Series window. I saw from other ratings that the Kingston was the lower end window from Kensington and so I'd prefer to not get the bottom grade.

On a related note, one of the windows in our kitchen that we're replacing is a garden window. The current one is quite old (probably at least 20 years), so a new garden window would surely have better sealing and technology.

However, would you recommend against a garden window and go with a casement, since the life expectancy of a garden window is not likely as long as a casement or other type due to the stresses and weather factors it would endure? The two garden window brands we are considering are Simonton garden windows and a Ventana window.

Thanks, once again.

Jamie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Jamie, good to hear that Advanced was recommended by another local contractor. I would say this: if you went back to the Kensington rep and ask what he would charge for the Huntington or Quantum II, I'd be interested to see how that price stacked up to the Advanced quote. Take a look at the Kensington Huntington series performance data, it's pretty darn hard to beat their energy efficiency.

Either way, it sounds like you have a quality product in either the Advanced or the mid range or higher end Kensington option.

As far as the garden window goes, I think it has to come down to personal preference. I personally don't like these in the kitchen, so I absolutely would put in a casement, which is one of the most energy efficient and versatile styles on the market. It saves you money and you are correct that over time a garden window can put stress on the frame and sill. But some people love the look and aesthetic function, which I totally get as well.

Let me know what you decide and how it works out!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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Advanced Windows Reviews vs Vinylmax Edison

We have three bids on seven double hung windows. We live in a suburb of Chicago and would love to hear your opinions on these three options.

Soft-Lite Imperial LS: $3565

Vinylmax Edison $3080

Advanced Windows Corp 6300: $2800

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathy, I haven't heard enough about Advanced Windows Corp. to really give you an opinion on them.

Vinylmax Edison is a good overall window and one that you definitely may want to consider.

However, for an extra $500 you can get one of the best windows on the market in the SoftLite Imperial LS. This would be my pick.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2017

Advance Window Corp Reviews

I want to replace my windows, 14 double hungs and 1 picture window. I have quotes from Window Works for $9,000, Andersen Renewal price of $22,000 and from Vista windows for $8,000. Also a quote from Advance Window Corp., but no bid yet.

Victoria - Homeowner - from 2016

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Victoria, I'll address the three bids you have, I don't know enough about Advances to really say much. The Renewal By Andersen bid is way too much, I'd toss it. I think of the bids you have, I'd go with the Vista Panorama, which are solid.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

[Victoria's Reply]

Just got the bid on the Advanced Window 5200 series. The price was $2000 less than the Vista and that (price) worries me a bit. Maybe that was insider price as I am friends with owner of the trucking company where I work and he is related to the contractor. I plan to go to their showroom. These are the Advanced Window 5200 series ratings.

U Factor 0.27
SHGC 0.28
VT 0.52

Victor - Homeowner - from 2016

Advance Windows Reviews Tilt Turn

I work in and around Chicago so I have some working knowledge of Advanced Window Corp. They make a nice Tilt Turn, but I'm not overly impressed with their double hungs. If you get a good deal on their Tilt Turn, go for it. If you are looking for another style, I'd keep looking.

Dave - Homeowner - from 2011

Advanced Windows Complaints

Advanced Window Corp is a Chicago based out and unfortunately I was not thrilled with their 5400 series they showed me or the price quote. Personally I would consider one of the better known companies like Sunrise or Okna.

Yolanda - Homeowner - from 2011

Advanced Windows vs Champion

Considering windows from Advanced, Champion, or Feldco. Feldco Reviews. I don't know enough though to make a very good decision. They are as difficult to buy as cars, but there aren't reviews out there like they have with cars. Don't know what to do.

Sherry - Homeowner - from 2010

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