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Alpine Window Systems is headquartered in Washington State and are generally available through local dealers throughout the Pacific Northwest. The company is owned by AMI or Associated Materials, Inc., which also owns Alside and a number of other window manufacturers.

Are These Any Good? In general, Alpine makes and sells builder grade to mid range vinyl windows. I would rate them 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Alpine Windows gets a 3.6 out of 5 stars based on 12 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: March 10, 2024

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Alpine 80 Series

Can you tell me how the Anlin Catalina series compares to Alpine 80 series? I have quotes for both, and they are pretty far apart!

Karol - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Karol, the Alpine 80 is a builder grade new construction window and not something that I would have in my home, if I'm being honest. The Anlin Catalina is a quality vinyl window that when coupled with professional installation is a window that should serve you well for decades to come.

If you let me know how many windows and the price quotes for both I can give you a surface opinion on whether the bids are fair or not.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Alpine Window Issues

Good morning, I installed Alpine windows in 1994. Am now selling the house and have 15 of 47 windows that have a fog or haze. Filed a claim with Alpine/Associated Materials May 3, 2017, and was just told that my windows are not covered because they pre-date the acquisition of Alpine by Associated (acquisition in 2000).

Do you have any recommendations/suggestions for how I can go about getting the windows repaired/replaced? Is there a parent company still in existence for Alpine (AMI?)?

Kim - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Kim, I'm sorry to hear about your window issues. Associated Materials, Inc. is certainly still in existence. They own Revere, Alside, Alside, Preservation, and a few other window manufacturers. In general, they make very average windows.

My recommendation would be to look on yelp or craigslist for local window repairmen and see if they'll come out and take a look. They should be able to tell you whether they can fix them, what the cost would be, and whether there are any alternative options you may have. This is where I would start -- getting some professional and free advise.

Hopefully, you can find an affordable fix that will get your house ready to sell!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Alpine Windows In Hawaii

We purchased Alpine windows and sliding doors in 2003-2004 for new construction. Several windows and a sliding door have fogged up. Where do I go for the lifetime warranty/replacement? The website for Alpine doesn’t seem to exist and the window and glass shop that our contractor used is no longer in business.

We live in Kailua Kona, Hawaii….thank you for your help.

Abbe - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Abbe, sorry you are having issues with your glass.

Alpine windows are owned by Associated Materials, Inc. Tough to say whether you can get them to fix your windows after 13 years. I'm not quite sure you are going to get any relief, but I would call them up and see if they have a rep in Hawaii. I would suggest being a bit cagey about it—act like you want a bid instead of calling about a warranty issue. If you can get someone out there, then you basically hit them with the glass fogging issue.

Assuming AMI won’t fix the windows, my advise would be to look up a local window glass repair service. Usually, they will give you a quote over the phone to replace the glass.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Alpine Windows In Arizona

Dane how would you rate the above against window companies such as Anderson. Buying a house in the Phoenix.

Steve - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Alpine, from what I understand, is owned by Associated Materials, Inc. which isn't known for making a top quality window. However, I took a look at the brochure for the Montrose window series from Alpine (a step down from their premium) and I thought the window used some nice features and came in with some decent performance numbers -- double hung with a .29 U-factor, .30 SHGC, and a .08 (Montrose ST) or a .04 (Montrose Base) on air infiltration, along with a DP 40 or 50 (again depending on the ST or Base option, which truthfully I'm not even what the Base refers to -- I believe the ST is the upgraded SolarTherm glass option).

However, I'd love to know what local dealers are selling this window for compared to my own recommendations when it comes to vinyl windows in the western states -- Milgard, Amerimax, Anlin and Simonton. These are the tried and true vinyl window manufacturers who all sell a number of different series and models, which should serve you well. I typically recommend either going with a mid range vinyl series, or better yet, their premium model if the price point works with your budget.

In regards to how the windows compare to Andersen, that's more of an apples to oranges kind of comparison because Andersen primarily sells wood windows, although their 100 series uses a composite Fibrex frame. Andersen is typically more expensive than these vinyl window options. Andersen does own American Craftsman and Silverline, both of which make vinyl windows, but these brands are at the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality and craftsmanship.

My own opinion is to get 3 bids from the companies I mentioned above and choose the best company/installation team that sells one of these brands of window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

[Steve's Response]

Dane thanks for your answers. The only problem I have is here in Phoenix unless you are building a custom home you get what ever the builder in the subdivision decides to put in all the homes. The home we are looking at are the Alpine. Which type I have know idea. But can get a sticker off of one of the windows if that would help identify the type.

[Site Editor's Answer]

Yep, same problem here in California. The bigger problem is for communities where the window maker went out of business during the recession and now there is no way to match the hardware and lift rails at all.

If you are buying a home, go through and try out each one and see how the action is on the hung windows, how the hardware works, etc. If everything appears good to go, then at least you know that they are in working order. They've obviously weathered through those hot summers.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Alpine Windows Warranty

The warranty information states that Alpine windows come with lifetime warranty. However, what they don't state is that the lifetime warranty only applies to the original owner at the time of the installation. Alpine windows were installed in my home, which was built in 2006. 9 of the 15 windows have failed. When I tried to get the lifetime warranty coverage, because I was the 2nd home owner, they declined coverage.

Lawrence - Homeowner - from 2015

Alpine Windows Reviews

Alside, Revere, Alpine, AMI, they are all the same thing, they just keep renaming new lines to try and avoid their reputation. They make a low quality window and they don't do too well, but they are successful at what they do, which is selling cheap windows, and from what I've heard they are decent about honoring warranties.

Holland - Installer - from 2012

Alpine Windows Reviews

Alpine is owned by Associated Windows, and so is Alside windows, but there is a difference as far as design and specs. I don't know much about their Alpine line, but Alside is ok for a low to mid grade product.

They aren't pretending to be a top of the line premium window. I've heard some complaints about service and how they handle warranties, but I don't know if it's true. From my experience Alside has always been decent.

Will - Contractor - from 2012

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Contractor Opinion

We really take customer service seriously, and we're careful about what products we sell. I would never sell anyone an Alside window, or any of their other names. They're so bad they are constantly creating new names so people won't realize who they are. Alpine, Berkshire, Apex, Signature, Revere, they are all the same.

Ethan - Contractor - from 2012

Replacements In Riverside

I'm considering replacement windows for my home in Riverside County CA. I have to stick to a budget but I need something that will hold up and be pleasant to live with, I've heard plenty of stories about bad windows since I started looking. I heard Atrium Windows was good, then I saw some bad reviews. Same with Madison and Alpine. I can't spend a bundle but I want a decent quality. Can someone direct me to some site that rates or compares windows?

Rose - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

Atrium is a good product, not a premium window but better than average. They are better than the others you mentioned, certainly. I'd also look at Superior or GreenWorld, good price with a great warranty. I don't know of somewhere you can compare a bunch of ratings.

Jeff - Contractor - from 2010

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Alpine Windows Reviews

In 1995 I put Alpines in my house. Now they are falling apart and I need parts and service and I'm regretting buying the Alpines. You have to go through Alside and they discontinued the Lifetime Guarantee, plus they changed the design and they say they can't give me any parts. I'm stuck buying all new windows and doors. Don't buy anything from Alside or Alpine.

Murray - Homeowner - from 2009

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