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Explore Preservation Windows reviews from contractors and homeowners who know the brand and the quality of this vinyl replacement window series. Check out all of our Preservation Window prices.

Company Information: Preservation windows are actually made by Alside (although you won't find the company's name or information on the site.) It is marketed as a stand alone product and touted as a very high end vinyl window. The window is certainly decent, but it is probably comparable to mid range Simonton vinyl windows, rather than one of the really elite vinyl window options out there. If you talk with knowledgable contractors and installers, Alside doesn't have the best reptuation in the industry in terms of design and construction. The exception to this is their Ultramaxx series, which gets pretty decent reviews.

Series Info: The Preservation is a good vinyl window that does use a block & tackle balancing system (as opposed to the constant force balancing system, each has their pros and cons). However, like all Alside products, the Preservation window uses a capture or snap in sill that is no inferior design to a true sloped sill.

Bottom Line: The big question for consumers is what price can you get this window for? If we assume that vinyl window prices run $40 to $90 per square foot fully installed and the Preservation window is a middle of the road window, then you should be looking at $55 to $65 per square foot. So for instance a 28" by 36" window should run you $385 to $455 fully installed. If the price you are quoted is well above this, you may want to get some additional quotes to make sure you are getting the best deal possible.

Company Rating:Preservation gets a 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 15 consumer reviews below.

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

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Preservation EnergyMaxx4 Windows Cost

Hello, today, I got a quote for 12 replacement EnergyMaxx4 Glass Packs, Double pane containing Argon Gas, Preservation High Performance Windows, made in MN. 6 are actually replacement and 6 are new. No siding needs to be removed or replaced on any of the windows at installation. We will be redoing all the trim and siding around the install.

$30,284.00 initially was the quote, but after 10% promo discount and 10% 1st visit discount, the total is $24,228.00 for the 12 windows.

One is a picture window 54"x 48", 6 slider windows are 58" x 53" and 3 double hung windows at "35 x 37" and 2 double hung windows at 27" x 53".

What are you thoughts?

Billie - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

I would say that price is expensive for 6 replacement windows and 6 new construction windows. I'd suggest collecting three additional bids. Once you collect the bids, we can make the decision from there.

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Preservation Energymaxx Price Quote

Hi Dane, I live in Charlotte, NC and the owner of EnergyStar Windows came out and quoted me for window replacement using Preservation windows. Similar to what I've read, he touted them as if they were the best windows you can possibly purchase. I was hoping you might be able to provide your opinion on the quote I received.

I believe the specific window was the Preservation Energymaxx 7

23 double hung

2 large picture windows

Quoted price - $18,500 w/15 months of 0% financing.

His schtick was that he wants to get 2 "show houses" in the neighborhood which he would charge nearly at cost and then use them as his marketing throughout the rest of the neighborhood. He asked that I not share my pricing with neighbors as he would not be able to give them the same. Seemed a little sketchy to me.

Are you able to share any thoughts on this?

Thank you.

Ben - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Ben. The Preservation Energymaxx 7 is a decent window, but he priced it out at roughly $740 per window. I could go down to Home Depot and buy an Andersen 100 series window (a comparable window in my opinion) for say $350 to $400 and then have a good installer do the work for say $150 per window. That puts me at $550 and Home Depot has made their mark up on the product in that sceneario. I would say his "cost comment" wasn't exactly truthful. I would get some additional bids so see. What is true is that prices have gone way up because of demand and supply chain issues.

Here is my list of windows: [List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our good and great windows list.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Alside Preservation Windows Review

Dear Dane, just received a quote for 28 double hung windows, Alside, Preservation EnergyMaxx 7, triple pane. Pricing is at $762.00 installed, and manufacturers rep. claim this is and special deal (aren't they all?). Based on what I have read on your site this would still appear to be somewhat high, considering the amount of discount that he is supposedly providing to us (free install worth about 20% and 30% off window or a total discount of @50%). Total square footage for the windows is approximately 400sq. ft. Will look forward to your comments to my email address.

John - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

John, I wouldn't say this is price is that out of line based on recent prices, which have been through the roof. I would agree that it's not low by any means. I guess my advice would be to collect a couple more bids to see if the bid is truly high in your area or is in line with what other manufacturers are charging. I'll send you my list for you to take a look at... [List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our good and great windows list]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Preservation Windows Quote

Hi Tim, I just got a quote (attached photo) for Preservation windows. ( it's for 13 windows, two are sliders and the rest just regular double hung. For 13 I am quoted at 8866. And then we discussed other rooms like the sun room, which has 8 windows, that we discussed possibly as a phase 2.

The windows themselves seem impressive and the installer has rave reviews. Have you heard good things about this line of windows? Any info is appreciated. It's a decent price, he will be our 3rd vendor to come out and he sits somewhere on the 60-70% range. Not the most expensive but not cheapest either.

Thanks Tim!

Korey - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Korey, the Preservation window is a pretty solid window. I wouldn't put it in the first tier of vinyl windows, but I would put in the second tier. $682 per window is definitely in the ballpark of what I'd expect. If this were my bid, I'd get a couple more quotes, hopefully a couple of lower ones, that I'd then ask if the Preservation installer could match the bid. Even if he can't it's very possible that he drops his bid.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

Preservation Reserve Windows

We need to replace 40 windows in our home. We ruled out Anderson because of the price. We were quoted the job using Preservation Reserve windows double pane. What”s your opinion about that companies’ quality?

Thank you.

Iris - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Iris, yes the Andersen (especially the Renewal series) can be quoted out very high. The Preservation is occasionally in that same boat, but not to the same extent. The Preservation is good upper end mid range vinyl window. If the price bid is fair, then I don’t see why you wouldn’t seriously consider the Preservation quote.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Alside Preservation vs. Sunrise Classic

I have bids from 2 installers, both of whom work for companies with good reputations and have been around for over 20 years. The bids are for 18 casements and 1 awning window and differ quite a bit in price. I was wondering which one you thought was the best to go with. Thanks in advance!

Sunrise Windows: Double Paned, Ultra U+8 glass, Argon Gas, Full fiberglass screens and foam Fills.

Cost: $12,940

Preservation: Double Paned, EnergyMax 7 glass, and Argon gas

Cost: $16,842

Appreciate any guidance.

Rod - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rod, I definitely think the Sunrise window is the way to go here. The Preservation window is a good one, but with the price quotes you have, the Sunrise is the better of the two.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

AMI Preservation vs. Simonton Verona

Currently debating between going with the AMI Preservation windows or the Simonton Verona Series for our older mobile home. I like the look and construction of the Preservation window more, but it's also quite a bit more expensive. We have 14 windows to replace.

Preservation Windows: $18,000

Simonton Verona 6200 Windows: $13,000

Lorna - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Lorna, the Preservation window is the better window than the Verona, but not for the price you have. I'd rank your bids Simonton than Preservation right now.

Typically, windows for a mobile home are less expensive than for a standalone home. I would suggest getting a couple more bids to check to see if this price is fair market. Paying over a thousand a window for a mobile home seems quite excessive to me.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Preservation vs. Slocomb 677 Series

Dane..saw your website and wonder what you think: We have quote from Chas SC window company for Alside Preservation windows..$6650.00 installed. ( we would need to add Hurr Panels to this figure, about $2200) well we have quote from another company for 10 Hurricane strength Slocomb windows/ 677 Series, with wood color interior trim for $10,900....

We need to replace 10 Anderson double hungs, 30 yrs old, one now bad...this is our back family room - addition 30 yrs ago... we live on a barrier island, Ranch brick house, on marsh side of island....Been thru Hurr Hugo to far all good...but age (72 and hubby 86) now creates need for hurr panels vs plywood - which we have used in past....

Trying to balance money/cost and make resp decision on best window....the rest of house has basic vinyl windows we replaced 7 years ago, so now have quote for hurr panels on them while we get quotes on other 10 windows... Your thoughts on the quotes above...Read about Alside Preservation windows just now now have reservations..despite the cost savings between the two bids above.and the nice guy we are talking to...(the other guy Slocomb window is nice tooGrin.)

Carol - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Carol, the Slocomb quote is just too high in my opinion. I think the Alside Preservation is a nice window and a decent value at the quote listed.

I think you should try to get a couple more quotes on hurricane or impact windows to see what else is out there. Simonton Stormbreaker Plus windows are an affordable hurricane window. Stanek also makes good hurricane windows, although I'm not sure if they are available in your area.

Two other companies that make impact windows that should be available in south caolina include Custom Window Systems and PGT. They are both florida based, so you may need to google "PGT windows in YOUR TOWN, south carolina" and see what comes up. Do that for all the brands I suggested and see if any local companies carry these brands.

It's always tricky with impact windows because if you go with plywood on the windows during a true hurricane or big storm, then you can go with a non-impact vinyl window during all the other times.

Let me know what you find!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Alside Mezzo vs. Preservations

I have two bids, one from a company selling the Alside Mezzo and Preservations and the other selling Soft-Lite.

I was put off by the Preservation salesman at a Home Show last week anyway.

With regard to Soft-Lite, I'm just concerned that it's a small company and could easily go out of business therefore voiding my warranty. As a homeowner, and I also don't want to put a lot of money into this project because I fear I will never recoup the money as I am in my 60's. That is why I will look at the midrange windows. The problem is going from Pella wood windows with internal blinds to brand x. I am also hoping that a transferable warranty is a plus when I decide to sell my home.

Jan - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jan, I understand the worry about going out of business, but Soft-lite did weather the great recession just fine.

I would say this -- go with a mid range Soft-Lite window if you want to drop the cost, the Soft-Lite Classic or Soft-Lite Pro are good windows. Even the Soft-Lite Bainbridge...

If you are set on the Alside, I would say go with the Mezzo series. The Preservations line is way overpriced in my opinion.

Good luck!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Preservation Windows vs Sunrise

My wife set up an appointment with a company that sells Preservation windows. WOW - 2 hours of my life I'll never get back AND he made me miss my VFW meeting! In short, after all "discounts" he had to offer, just under $6800 for 4 installed windows ($1670 each). I'll board my windows up with foam & plywood before I buy a vinyl double hung for that price.

Is there anything from Andersen, Alliance, Semco, Jeldwen and Therma-Tru (in a vinyl full frame double hung) that can compete with the Sunrise's double hung price, warranty, and performance? If no, no need to explain (my own research points to "no"). If yes, which lines should I get pricing for?

Tom - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

I'm not sure I would say there is anything that can compete with the Sunrise from that list, but I do think the Andersen 100 composite window is a decent performer and quite a nice looking window. Beyond this I can't vouch for any of the other brands. I wouldn't think there is anything specific to the Sunrise that would pose an installation challenge above and beyond any other window. So if your contractor feels comfortable doing the window installation and you trust him, I would say go for it.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Preservation Windows Price

I just received a quote from a distributor for the Preservation window line. I'm wondering if this is a good window and what a fair price is? It's a top of the line vinyl frame with triple pane glass and krypton gas. The cost per window I got him down to was $815 for a double hung 36" by 50".

Anne - Homeowner - from 2014

[Contractor Response]

Preservation windows are from Alside. They market them as their exclusive high end window, but I would put them as a solid middle of the road window that is often sold for a high end price. That's a problem, the average person doesn't know that the Preservation isn't a top tier vinyl window like the best models from Sunrise or Polaris Windows. For that price you can probably get a truly outstanding window like a Marvin Infinity windows. This comes out to $65 per square foot, which is at the very top end of the price scale that we put on the Preservation series. You may want to get some additional bids for the sake of comparison.

Pete - Installer - from 2014

Preservation Vinyl Windows

Alside Preservation has a bulky frame and snap in sill that I'm not a big fan of. If the decision is between the Preservation and the Sunrise standard window, I would not hesitate to go with the Sunrise. They make a nice durable vinyl window that looks nice and uses a more narrow frame. The Preservation is pretty similar in design and construction with the Alside Sheffield window, which is not the best build window in the business. Sunrise vinyl windows are going to be a better long term investement for you and your family in my opinion.

Michael - Installer - from 2011

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