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Read 2024 Lindsay Windows reviews and explore the quality and cost of the Sun View, Lexington, 3100 and Pinnacle window series.

Company Information: Lindsay is a family-owned company based in North Mankato, Minnesota. (There are actually quite a few window companies based in Minnesota, which has always struck me as odd for some reason.) The company was founded in 1947 and today Lindsay operates four manufacturing facilities: two in Minnesota, one in Texas, and one in Arizona. The company sells their windows in these three states, as well as in the states of Missouri, Georgia, Washington, Illinois and California.

Lindsay Pinnacle Cost: $$$
(3 out of 5)

Are Linsay Windows Any Good? In general, I'd say the company manufactures several quality window series. The Pinnacle series is their most widely known and sold window and it's a solid buy at the right price point.

"I don't hear all that much about Lindsay Window And Door, but their Pinnacle series always seems to be well priced and well thought of by industry people."

Lindsay Window And Door gets a 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 27 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Updated in December, 2023

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Lindsay Windows Reviews :: Pinnacle Series

Lindsay Pinnacle Windows Reviews

Hey, so this is where I am...
Company 1: offering MI Sunrise V4000 with Optiview screens (upgrade) for $18,750
A. Any concerns on recent quality since MI Windows bought Sunrise a few years ago? I saw a few comments on Sunrise from people disappointed on quality.
B. Trying to compare apples to apples, Did MI's Sunrise V4000 line used to be called something else before acquisition? Restorations, Essentials, etc.?
C. This quote is for dual pane and we have a choice of Ultra U Plus or Omega 12 on glass. (stats attached)
D. With glass being 27% viewable area more than competitors, concerns with frame strength over time?

2. Company 2, Option A: offering Lindsay Pinnacle for Casement + Awning and Lindsay Crownview for Double Hung at $16,650
A. This was their budget offering (stats attached as pictures)
B. Standard screens, entech dual pane with low-e + aragon. Add $30 per window for Entech Pro and $15 per window for clearview screens

3. Company 2, Option B: offering Pella 250 Series for $19,980

4. Company 3: offering their own line of windows made here in Chicagoland for $22,000

We're hoping to make a decision by the end of day Thursday. Price is important, but performance bang/buck is too!

If you have any other questions/insights, happy to share.

Thanks again for reading/consideration!

Brian - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brian, I know there have been concerns with Sunrise lately and I think with good reason based on the “new” ownership. However, I’ve looked at the literature of the Sunrise V4000 series, which was the Sunrise Vanguard series, and the performance numbers look identical to me. I believe they’ve kept that window the same, which is to say a very high quality unit. Therefore since it is one of your lowest bid and the window is the best of what you have, this would be my pick — assuming the company doing the install has good reviews. (I would also have a frank conversation with them regarding the window quality of the V4000 and see if you can ferret out any additional information — and then send it to me if you would!!!)

Both of those glass packages are great — I don’t have a strong bent either way. I have no concerns over that frame over time.

I like the Lindsay Pinnacle series, but I don’t think it touches the V4000.

I like the Pella 250 series but not at that price and it can’t touch the V4000

Why go with Chicago Window Guy at $22K — I can’t tell much from the literature on the window so I’m passing on judgement on the window itself.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Lindsay Pinnacle Cost vs. Alside Mezzo

I’d like your feedback on the following bids for 12 double hung vinyl insert windows for my house in the NW Chicago suburbs:

Home Depot Simonton 6500 Series - $13,117

Elite Door Lindsay Pinnacle - $16,500 (good local installer)

LJ Neal Alside Mezzo Triple - $21,500 (good local installer)

Pella 350 Series - $32,000

Anderson - $38,000

I’ve ruled out Andersen and Pella for this house but would like your views on the others.

Randy - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Randy, I’d rank those bids in terms of overall cost value as Lindsay Pinnacle, Simonton 6500, then Alside Mezzo. The Pinnacle is a good window and if you plan on being in your home long term, this would be the option I would suggest. If you are going to be in the home 10 years or less, then I would suggest the Simonton option.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Lindsay Windows Reviews

Dane, hi, we have need of 12 full frame replacement windows and have narrowed our search down to two bids. One is on the Lindsay Pinnacle window for $12600, and the other is for the ProVia Endure for $12,300.

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nancy, the Lindsay Pinnacle and ProVia Endure and are both good vinyl windows. I'd pick the ProVia Endure myself, unless I felt like the company installing the Lindsay was going to do a much better job.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Lindsay Pinnacle Windows Reviews

We are replacing all the windows in our 1956 brick ranch with vinyl windows. Here are the rough specs for our project:

1 picture window with double-hung on each side
1 smaller picture window
3 twin double-hung
6 double-hung (different sizes)

We have gotten several quotes, and we really like one of the installers but were hoping he'd come down a little in price. He quoted us $13,400 for the above project with Lindsay Pinnacle and later called and said he could also do Pella 250s for the same price. When he came out, it was all about Lindsay, which we had never heard of before. But we were sold on that, but now with Pella in the picture, should we consider them instead? Could he be sweetening the deal -- or just trying to make it look that way?

Julie - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Julie, I'm going to say you have 15 windows -- I counted the double hungs as two each and 2 for the top combination window. I would contend that paying $890 for a Lindsay Pinnacle or a Pella 250 series is WAY TOO MUCH. I would say that the Lindsay Pinnacle is a decent enough window, let's call it mid range. The Pella 250 is essentially the company's low end vinyl window. Paying above say $600 for either of these windows strikes me as excessive and that is if there are some installation intricacies involved.

Of course, I don't know how much is involved with your installation. I think you need some additional bids to compare this quote to. Companies I like include Okna, Soft-Lite, Sunrise, Polaris, Kensington, HiMark, Zen, and Vytex. I'd do a search for local companies who rep these brands and see what else is out there because I think you can do better than this.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

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Lindsay Windows Reviews :: Pacific Series

Lindsay Pacific Reviews

Hi Dane, I found you on the website. I would like to have your advice for the window's bid I've got. My house was built in 1992. It has been 30 years, but it is still good. One of the windows has fog in the middle of the two panes. Some window sills have some water marks. I have a total of 21 windows. 5 of them are picture windows. 16 of them are sliders. There were five companies estimated for me.

1. Champion Windows: $34,860 + tax (retrofit installation)

2. Harley Exterior: Lindsey's Window Pacific Series. If I signed the contract on the date they quoted, it was $38,700 + tax (retrofit installation)

3. Apex: Alside Preservation. They wanted my house to be a model home in our neighborhood. It is $19,800 + tax (retrofit installation)

4. 2 FL: Cascade Windpro includes Line and case for windows $24,210 tax included. No wind sills included (retrofit installation)

5. Setzer Construction: Lindsay Windows Pinnacle 1100 or Crownview $20,000 + tax includes case for windows only. No lining, no wind sills. (nail fin installation). They have a very high rate of reviews.

I have a question about the installations. I heard that if you use the nail fin installation, it will need to cut the firewall and siding. If you use retrofit installation, the windows will set out of the siding a lot. Which installation is better?

I'd very appreciate your advice.

Anna - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Anna, I think in this case the Alside Preservation would be my pick from a value perspective. It's a good window when installed correctly. Make sure the Apex dealer/installer has a good reputation though. Setzer Construction also seems to get good reviews, but I don't know enough about either window they carry to really endorse one or the other.

As far as installation goes, there are two basic installation options and each has pros and cons. Article pulled for duplicate content. Email us for the article.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

[Anna's Reply]

Hi Dane, thanks so much for your quick reply. I forgot to tell you that the Alside window that Apex carries is triple pane. Apex carries triple pane only. Do you think it is too much for a regular house for a triple pane? Are there any advantage or disadvantage of a triple pane? Per all quotes the Alside is the best pick, but just not sure how good the installer would be, correct? For the installer the Setzer Construction seems good per all reviews. If so, that would be the two I felt to consider one of them too. I am just not sure how good the Lindsey Windows are comparing with Alside.

Thanks so much!!

Anna - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Anna, I think the triple pane is a nice option that definitely helps with energy efficiency and sound control. Triple pane does mean there are more parts to fail, but the window they sell is a quality product. As to the quality of their installation, that I couldn't say. Apex Energy Solutions out of Seattle WA gets very good reviews, but I'm not sure if this is the same branch.

I would think the Lindsay Windows would be on par with the Apex, but I honestly don't know enough about Lindsay to say one one or the other.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

How To Measure Windows For Replacement

Thanks for the reply! I'm really struggling to find measurements of the daylight opening vs the full width of the windows. I'm looking for for something that is no more than 2" measuring left-to-right from the inside of the pocket to where the glass starts. Do you have any model suggestions?

The previous owners of our home replaced with Lindsay vinyls that have that narrow of a frame. Though from what I've read, Lindsay is not a great company.

Wendy - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Wendy, the best way to go about this is to visit our page How To Measure Windows For Replacement There will be loads of information and videos showing you exactly how to measure.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Lindsay Windows Reviews :: Pacific Series

Lindsay Comfort Series Reviews

Thanks Dane - I've attached the spec sheet for the Lindsay Comfort window and here is the spec for Monte Verde windows here

Can you give a look to see if they're comparable?

Greatly appreciated is you could reply today as I'm close to signing with Brothers.

For background the renters had Brothers come out to measure and that is how we got down the road with them.

I contacted Custom Exchange on my own. It's a $300 dollar difference, but just want to confirm the windows are comparable before I move forward with Brothers.


Chris - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sorry Chris, I took yesterday off for memorial day. I think I missed your timeline. Yes I would say these two are comparable -- plus, Brother Home Improvements gets very solid reviews so I would think you are in good hands! Brother Home Improvements Reviews

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Lindsay Comfort Series

Hello Dane, I'm looking to replace three windows in the Seattle, WA area. Two basement and one kitchen (swap out of an old garden type window with a single hung window.) Any preference or thoughts on the Lindsay Comfort Series, Milgard Trinsic Series, and the Ply Gem Pro series. Appreciate your help and suggestions.

Thank You.

Steven - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Steven, honestly, the three options you mention: the Lindsay Comfort, Milgard Trinsic, and Ply Gem Pro are very similar in quality to one another. If this were my project, I would generally rate the products similar and therefore turn my focus to the company doing the installation. Look for reputation, time in business, and online reviews as the metrics by which to judge which company will provide the best job, warranty, etc.

If you put my feet to the fire though, I would rate them in this order: Milgard Trinsic, Lindsay Comfort Series, Ply Gem Pro.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

[Steven's Reply]

Thank you for your response. I'm pretty much sold on Einar Johanson. Would the price be the same as the one you quoted if we go with the Milgard Trinsic series? Thanks again for your help.

Steven - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Steven, the reviews on Einar Johanson looked great! I don't think I ever quoted you any prices on the Milgard Trinsic. I do like the Milgard Trinsic series though, very nice looking.

Good luck on your upcoming project!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Lindsay Windows Reviews :: Crownview Series

Lindsay Windows Reviews

We are replacing eight vinyl windows here in Seattle. We have received a bid on the Lindsay 1100 series. Four of the sliders are quite large (96 x 42) and the rest are normal sized. We have a ton of extra work that needs to happen to the frame so the bids are high. The bid is from Procraft Windows and Doors. They sell both Milgard Tuscany and Lindsay.

Lindsay CrownView Cost - $14K
Milgard Tuscany Cost - $20K

Jerry - Homeowner - from 2023

Lindsay Crownview Windows

Hi Dane, I'm looking to replace 15 double hungs in various sizes. I don't want to spend a lot on them, as I'm selling the house. I was quoted on Lindsay Crownview windows, which I believe is their budget vinyl windows. I couldn't find any of the ratings on these, and wanted to know if they are decent for the price. I've been quoted $9800 for them.

Since, I'm moving I don't want to make a huge investment, but I don't want to install junk windows.

Thanks for your insight.

Lisa - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Lisa, Lindsay seems like a solid enough brand. I think you're right about the Crownview being their entry level window. Spending $650 on an entry level series is a quite a bit. You should be able to have Window World come in and put in a window for $350 if you're moving (not that I'm necessarily advocating this...)

I have dealt with a handful of consumers over the past months who have had quotes on the Okna 500 for $500 to $600 per window and that's an expcellent vinyl window. Where are you located and have you had any additional quotes to comapre this one to?

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Dane, thanks so much for your response. I haven't heard of OKNA before, but I will look them up. I did get comparison quotes and because I'm not an expert on windows, most of the quotes were more than double the one I received on the Lindsay Crownview windows.

I've heard horror stories on window replacements and cheap bad vinyl. So, I am leery of just going with whatever. Like I said, I'm hoping to move in the next 6mo, so these are really just to get new ones into the house. The current ones are vinyl and most have lost their ability to stay up and are so drafty. But, in the event I don't move right away, I just don't want to be stuck with bad windows.

I reside in a suburb of Chicago

Lisa - Homeowner - from 2020

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Lindsay Windows Reviews :: Lexington Series

Lindsay Lexington vs. Walsh

Dane, Thank you for all of your help. Here are the final results from which I will need to make a decision.

I was able to get 3 more quotes and some information on the Walsh Windows. The brand I was quoted on has a U-factor of 0.20, SHGC or 0.24, VT of 0.39, condensation Resistance of 74 and Air Leakage of <=0.3 - from the NFRC Website. gain this cost was quoted at about $13,500.

The first quote is for Soft-Lite. Again, the quotes seem outrageous. For the top of the line window I received a quote of $28,000. That is 15 Double Hung and 2 Picture Windows.

The only way to get Okna 800 in Wisconsin is to go through AHT. I talked with the Okna sales department and apparently AHT has exclusive territory to sell the Okna brand in Wisconsin. They only sell the Okna 800 series composite and the quote was $32,300.

My final quote was for the Lindsay company Lexington brand window. Triple pane, (except the largest picture window double pane), triple glazed LoE 366, Argon filled and either the Air Leakage or U-factor of 0.17. The quoted price is $17,200. Lindsay does have a "NFRC Certified" sticker for these but I am not able to find them on the NFRC Website.

I actually signed a contract for these last night, May 30, 2017. I have 3 business days to cancel the project, which is Friday June 2, 2017, and I am hoping to hear back from you. If the Walsh 6000 series window with metal spacers is very comparable to the Lindsay Lexington window with non-metallic spacers I would go with the Walsh. If the Lexington is way better than the Walsh, I will stay with the Lexington.

Jennie - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

If the choice is between Lindsay and Walsh, I would go with the Walsh. I have heard a bit more about them then Lindsay. The Walsh Tundra seems to be a good window, but again, I don't know a ton about either one.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Lindsay Windows vs Sunrise Windows

Is anyone familiar with Lindsay windows? I have a 1950 bungalow and so far have had a few contractors give me bids on replacement window. So far, the brands they use are Sunrise, Thermal Industries and Lindsay. I like the price bid on the Lindsay, and how they look, but I've never heard of them so I wanted to try and get an idea as to quality.

So just trying to get some idea as to how they match up to these other brands.

Mo - Homeowner - from 2015

[Contractor's Response]

Lindsay Windows aren't bad in any way, but they are not going to be in the same class as the Sunrise windows, which are some of the better or best vinyl windows on the market. I've installed Lindseys on a few jobs and they are a decent option. I couldn't say how they compare to Thermal Industries, which I have no knowledge of.

Bob - Contractor - from 2015

Lindsay vs Pella Windows

I have a bunch of bids on 22 windows, all different shapes and sizes, although most of them are double hung.

Alside Sheffield Window: $8,650

Pella Impervia Windows Cost: $14,700

Sunrise Windows Prices (Classic): $11,900

Marvin Integrity: $13,400

Lindsay Sunview: $9,990

So far, I've eliminate the Pella and Alside bids. and Pella are out. I really like how the Marvin Integrity looks and feel like the price I received is pretty good, based on some of the numbers I've seen on this site. The Lindsay seems like the best value, but that's just because of the overall price. The numbers were pretty good on the Lindsay - U-factor 0.29, SHGC 0.22, and VT 0.5. Is the Lindsay a good deal with these numbers or do I spend more for the better windows?

Brian - Homeowner - from 2014

[Contractor's Response]

The Lindsay's performance numbers are decent, not bad, kind of right in that mid range vinyl window space. You are right, the price you were quoted on the Marvin Integrity is very good. I would either go with this one or the Sunrise myself. If these are out of your range, then my choice would be the Lindsay, which it sounds like it is. I think one of these three options is your best bet.

Steve - Contractor - from 2014

Lindsay 3100 vs Alside Excalibur Series

I'm replacing 10 windows with vinyl double-hungs. I've had 3 local companies come out to provide me quotes so far that included Alside Excalibur, Lindsay 3100, and Silverline 8500. All of the quotes were very similar in price. Which is the best?

Wendy - Homeowner - from 2013

[Contractor's Response]

Of the three windows you mentioned, I'd have to say the Lindsay would be my choice. I'm not familiar per se with the 3100 model so I can't speak to this directly. Having said that, I'm giving the nod to the Lindsay because I really don't like the Alside Excalibur or the Silverline 8500 for homeowners who are looking to maximize their long term value. You may want to get a couple more bids and see what other window brands are available in your area. Silverline Windows Reviews

Tim - Site Editor - from 2014

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