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Earthwise Windows Reviews And Prices

Explore Earthwise windows reviews from contractors and homeowners on their vinyl windows, including their Eclipse, 1500, Innovations, 3800 and 4700e series.

Company Information: Earthwise is an experiment of sorts in terms of how the company is structured and operates. Earthwise is actually a group of independently-owned manufacturers who are located across the country. Most of these smaller manufacturers buy all of their window parts and assemble them at the local factory and sell them within their regional market. The original impetus for the group was that smaller regional manufacturers lacked the resources and infrastructure (marketing materials, sales, support, engineers, designers, etc) of the larger national window manufacturers. They therefore banded together under the Earthwise group to take advantage of its branding, product awareness and national presence.

Consumer Perspective: This approach could be problematic. You are buying from a local company whose production batches are different than the Earthwise company in Florida, for instance. It is much like buying from a franchise such as Renewal By Andersen, except that not only are you relying on the local company's customer service, you are also getting a slightly different window. The company spins this as a positive and, in some cases, they might be right. The local manufacturer can tweak the low-e glass, the fills, SHGC ratings, etc. to better reflect the regional conditions. However, from a consumer's point of view, how do you really know what you are getting in terms of quality and customer service?

Consumers who do like the price point and product they offer should make sure to properly vet and research the actual company they are buying from to make sure that they have a proven track record. If they should go out of business in 7 or 8 years, make sure to ask if you have any recourse through the Earthwise window warranty - in all likelihood you won't.

Warranty: The Earthwise vinyl windows warranty comes from the original manufacturer, meaning it comes from the regional company that you purchase from. The windows and doors are warrantied to be free from manufacturing defects as long as the original buyer stays in their home. The warranty is transferrable with a $75 transfer fee, although the windows warranty period from the new owner is only 10 years from the original date of purchase. There are a list of limitations and exclusions that are included in the warranty so consumers should read the Earthwise warranty in its entirety to understand the terms etc. prior to purchasing these windows.

Earthwise gets a 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 15 Earthwise Windows reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: March 12, 2024

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Earthwise Windows Reviews

I as a condo owner ordered 4 replacement double hungs, foam filled windows. When they came in I noticed that the invoice from the local company I ordered them from had ordered Earthwise, but the labels on the windows said Vinlymax. Are these companies related? I looked at their websites and they appear as separate entities with different window lines?

Ted - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ted, these are totally different companies — you should take a picture of the invoice, then a picture of the window and send that to the install company, then threaten to report them to the BBB — unless they give you a big cash rebate as compensation.

Earth wise is often actually a pretty good window, but it depends how they put it together in the factory - I believe this is how they work. They are a group of independent manufacturers so it’s not totally clear to me how it works. At any rate, this is a bait and switch and you should be compensated for that.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Earthwise New Construction Window Costs

Tim, I’m offered 3 Earthwise, original construction window, “24 x 63” at $130 each.

It’s an odd size that I can use. Is this a good deal?

Joe - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joe, you can’t really get a lower price. I would ask what they would charge for their better new construction window. Or what upgrades you can add to strength the window. Any window installed under $300 gives me pause. $130 for window and installation is an brow raiser.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

[Joe's Reply]

Hi Tim, thanks for getting back to me. The new windows are a resale. Installation not included. I'm not familiar with vinyl windows. Vs wood. So I don't know if these are a good price. I'm thinking if I had to buy windows in this size they would be a lot more?

Thanks, again.

Joe - Homeowner - from 2019

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Earthwise Windows Reviews :: Grande Mesa Series

American Window Company Grand Mesa vs. Alside Mezzo

We have been all over your review site and appreciate all of the work that goes into it. We are in need of replacement windows, we were hit by straight line winds and have windows that are shattered etc. This, on one hand, gives us the benefit of replacing our windows which we desperately need but did not have plans on replacing due to cost! We have 22 windows to replace not counting three large picture windows.

The contractor with the insurance company recommends Alside Mezzo windows which they can install for $335 each, they also offer American Window Company's Grand Mesa line for $315 a window. We also had a door to door window company LEI Home Enhancements coming by for a quote in the morning, they offer Alside Revelations, I don't have a price yet.

This is all a bit overwhelming, I do not see any reviews of American Window company, is this someone you have heard of? And are they any good? As for the other two options, I know you are not crazy about Alside, but do you have thoughts of which are better? We are in Northern Kentucky

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Michelle, the Alside Mezzo is not a bad window, but not a great one either. The American Window Company's Grand Mesa line is an Earthwise window, which is a group of manufacturers and each of their windows is different -- basically I don't know much about what you are getting there. Generally, its a pretty run of the mill vinyl windows.

I've sort of heard mixed reviews of LEI, but again my knowledge of them is limited. The Revelations windows is often very expensive and not necessarily worth the money.

I would LOVE to see you get a bid from Sunrise. They make a good quality vinyl window and they offer a number of models -- most reps have access to a number of models I should say. They might not be as cheap as Alside, but they are a much better quality window that should hopefully save you money in the long run.

Google "sunrise windows in kentucky," call up the companies that offer the windows and see if they can come out and give you a bid.

Also check if zen windows has a branch that services your area as well.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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Earthwise Windows Reviews :: Eclipse Series

Earthwise Eclipse vs Vista Panorama

How would you compare Vista Panorama with Earthwise Eclipse with a price quote coming out about the same at $300 installed per double hung window? Is one better than the other and why? The guy who quoted Earthwise has top notch ratings on Angie's List and Home Advisor as far as the install goes. Thanks.

Kile - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kile, I can’t find a ton of information specific to the Earthwise Eclipse and have never personally used the window. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of data or features on this particular window online. My notion, based on other’s opinions but not first hand knowledge, is that the window is considered an average vinyl window.

I would therefore rate the Vista Panorama above average, but certainly not in the top tier of vinyl windows. However, most homeowners can buy a decent vinyl window, and with competent installation, can expect their windows to perform well over the years.

If it were me, I might lean towards the Vista, but if I felt the installation and/or future customer service was going to better with the Earthwise, then I might be persuaded to go this direction.

More on Vista window prices.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Earthwise Eclipse Review

We chose the Eclipse after our neighbors had them installed in their house and they really liked them and felt like the price was on par with the other estimates they had. We had three quotes, Earthwise Eclipse, the Harvey Tribute window and Simonton Reflections 5500. The Earthwise was cheaper than either one and we are happy with how they look and the installer did a good job from what I can tell.

Charley - Homeowner in Massachusetts - from 2014

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Earthwise Windows Reviews :: Insulator Series

Earthwise Insulator Series 700i

I'd love to get your talk on the Earthwise Insulator Series 700i. The brochure has the following numbers: U-Factor of 0.22, SHGC of 0.18 and VT of .41. We received a bid from WeatherMaster here in Baltimore, MD for 11 double hungs for a price of $6600. The other option is on the Simonton 5500 with a quote of $6700. Think one is better than the other?

Michele - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Michele, I don't know a ton about Earthwise, but those numbers sound pretty decent. My issue is why go with an unknown when you could go with a solid performer like the Simonton 5500? I think I would need to see some more performance data from the Earthwise window before giving them the nod.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

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Earthwise Windows Reviews :: 1500 Series

Earthwise 1400 1500 Series

I have been reading the reviews on this site and would like to ask if you have any experience with the Earthwise 1400/1500 series windows. The company that offers them has been in business for 35 years in NE FL and has an A rating with the BBB. The salesman claims that he has such high regard for this window that he insisted they be used in the new home he is having built in a well-known new development of homes priced from $300,000 and up. I noticed that one review on your site gave a favorite report on the Earthwise Innovations; I do not know if the 1400/1500 series is in that category.

We are replacing old single-pane aluminum windows in a 40 year old home; it is a modest, one-story home with only 12 windows. We are looking for more energy-efficient and easy-to-clean replacements, which will also hopefully enhance the appearance of our home. We live in a suburb of Jacksonville, FL - not near the ocean.

I tried the cost calculator on your site and found that we should be able to replace our Windows for roughly $4860, which is less than the price estimate we received for the Earthwise Windows. Also, after reading the reviews on your site, I have disqualified the MI Windows from my choices and am now searching for a company that offers the PGT brand to provide us with an estimate of their cost.

Thank you for any insight you may be able to offer in helping us make our window selection.

Shelley - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Shelley, I have never heard of the Earthwise 1400 series specifically so I can't speak to their quality. Earthwise lists their windows on the website, but I couldn't find the series on there, very possibly because of the way Earthwise manufactures and sells their windows. What I would suggest is that you ask the company rep who provided you with the quote to also provide you with the performance data on the exact window he quoted you out at - air infiltration, U-factor, Design Pressure, SHGC. AI should be less than .10, U-factor should be less than .30, DP should be 35 or higher. See what their numbers come in at and let's go from there.

The window cost calculator is an estimate only so you have to take it with a grain of sale, or two. Projects specifics vary so much that the best way to really figure out the right price (and to get the BEST price) is to get a few bids from the local companies in your area. I agree that you should toss out the MI windows quote. In Florida, I like PGT, CWS, Simonton, Soft-Lite and Polaris. The first two companies should be easy enough to contact and find out if they have local companies that carry their brands in your area. Start here and see how their bids compare to the Earthwise windows cost bid. If you google Polaris Jacksonville Florida, for instance, you should be able to quickly track down local companies that carry these window brands.

Let me know how the bids come out!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Earthwise Windows Reviews :: Innovations Series

Earthwise Innovations Window Review

I don't like most Earthwise products, but the Innovations line is a good, solid product. They are sturdy and have a ton of great features, and a good design. It's the only thing they make that I would recommend.

Matt - Contractor - from 2011

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Earthwise Windows Reviews :: 4700e Series

Earthwise 4700e Widow vs Ideal Perfect Fit

Hello. We are looking to replace all the windows in our house. Because of a limited budget we decided to go with Earthwise 4700e. I still have my doubts and wanted to get your professional opinion on the product. We were choosing between Earthwise 4700e and Ideal windows Perfect Fit. Still not sure witch one is better. Thanks

Miroslav - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Miroslav, Earthwise is a conglomeration of manufacturers who all use the same parts and equipment, but their website contains precious little data on their products. I did a search for the Earthwise 4700e window and came up with one company that makes it (I'm assuming this is who is selling it). The site however offers no specific information on the parts, components, and features of the window beyond very generic statements such as fusion welded frame corners. I would ask for the air infiltration, design pressure, U-value and condensation resistance numbers on the specific window you are purchasing and compare this to the Ideal Perfect Fit window.

The Ideal Perfect Fit is a decent window, I wouldn't put it in the top tier category by any means, but it's a decent performer. I would ask for the air infiltration, design pressure, U-value and condensation resistance numbers on the specific window you are purchasing and compare this to the Earthwise window.

If I had to make a selection, I think I would pick the Ideal over the Earthwise in name and reputation, but not by much. I would imagine these two windows would be relatively close in terms of quality and performance, but I could be wrong -- the numbers, particularly the air infiltration, should help answer this. I think you also need to look at which company doing the installation. Reputation, personal, references, online references, labor warranty, presentation, price -- this should obviously factor greatly into the decision.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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General Earthwise Windows Reviews And Prices

Earthwise Vinyl Windows

Earthwise is an average vinyl window, nothing special but a few nice features. They have a curved lift rail that looks really good, and colonial beading around the glass. They used to shadow groove the sash corners and I think they quit doing that. It looked really nice. Most windows in that price range, though, have triple weatherstripping and it only has double. Depending on the line of windows you're looking at, some have sloped sills and some pocket sills. I definitely like the sloped sill better. The only line from Earthwise I really like is Innovations. It has a lot of good features and performs well. It might be the only window of theirs that is worth the price.

Will - Contractor - from 2011

Earthwise Windows And Doors

I like Earthwise's doors more than their windows. The doors hold up well and look good, but the windows are just mediocre. You can do better for the money.

Buddy - Installer - from 2011

Are Earthwise Windows Good

I have to say that the new Earthwise product, the Innovations, is attractive and uses a nice one touch tilt/lock. It is a well manufactured window that uses a foam filed frame and sash, a Duralite spacer and looks to have a 0.24 U-factor, which is impressive.

James - Contractor - from 201o

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