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Explore Revere Windows reviews on their most popular series, including the Amherst Plus, Berkshire Elite and the Sovereign series. Find additional replacement windows cost on many of the top brands and companies.

Company Information: Revere was previously owned by a building supply company called Gentek until that company was bought by AMI or Associated Materials, Inc. -- so they are now owned by AMI. Many consumers assume that Revere is owned by Alside for one very good reason -- their main window, the Berkshire Elite, is nearly identical to Alside Mezzo windows. This is not only Revere's most popular window series, it is also Alside's (in the Mezzo).

What They Sell: Revere makes several vinyl windows and siding lines. In terms of windows, they make the Amherst Plus, Berkshire Elite and the Sovereign series. However, when I hear mention of Revere windows, it is nearly always in reference to their Berkshire Elite series.

Bottom Line: While I don't think the Amherst is a very good window, I think both the Berkshire and Sovereign are pretty solid middle-of-the-road vinyl windows that, given the right price point and right installer, are fine for many projects. Revere isn't going to be in my top window recommendations for most consumers, but they do make a decent vinyl window.

Revere Windows Rating: I would give Revere a 6.9 out of 10 stars for overall brand, quality and craftsmanship.

Company Rating:Revere Windows gets a 3.6 out of 5 stars based on 35 consumer reviews below.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: June 28, 2024

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The Amherst Plus is the company's entry level vinyl window and just not an option I would recommend for many consumers. The Berkshire Elite is the place that I would start.

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Revere Windows Reviews | Berkshire Elite series

The Berkshire Elite series is Revere's most popular vinyl window that comes with some nice standard features. These include a Fortress cam lock, a narrow line frame and sash, composite reinforced meeting rail, sash-to-sill interlock, and a true sloped sill. The Berkshie Elite is more or less the Alside Mezzo window (basically a relabeled series, which is not uncommon in the industry). Both Revere and Alside are owned by AMI, which is the reason they both sell the same window.

The Berkshire can be ordered in a white or beige interior, or in a cherry wood, foxwood, maple, or oak interior veneer. It can also be ordered in a number of exterior colors, some of which will be considered upgrades. Do note that these custom frame colors can be quite expensive, adding up to 30% additional cost to the price tag.

I would put the Berkshire Elite series in the middle of the pack for mid grade vinyl windows. While I wouldn't say Revere has a reputation as a top quality manufacturer in the vinyl window market, they do make a decent product.

Dane - Site Editor

Berkshire Elite Window Cost

I’ve gotten a bid on the Revere Berkshire elite window and I was curious what you thought of the window. Seems like a pretty good price - comes in at $575 fully installed. It’s where they just cut out the window and put the other one back in - I don’t know what that is exactly, but that’s what he said the process was. He said something like it’s a retro. Anyway, the company seems to have OK reviews although some of them are kind of spotty. Any anyway, love to get your thoughts.

Jason - Homeowner - from 2023

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Jason, the Revere Berkshire elite window is, I would say is just an OK, middle of the road vinyl window. It definitely isn’t a top-tier offering, and likewise, it isn’t one of the worst window brands** out there either. It’s right there in the middle. The price you're getting is actually pretty good. However, it's really going to come down to the company doing the install work. That is going to be key!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Revere Berkshire Elite vs. Sunrise Omega 12

Hey Dane, I came across your post that asked another user to email you for a list of good and great windows. Any chance you could forward that list to me as well?

Also, if you are able to provide me some candid advice about my window upgrade situation for my condo (1200 sq. ft. lots of windows) I would really appreciate it because my experience with the local companies (Northern Virginia) so far has been less than stellar.

I have 10 windows and a sliding door (12 ft. wide), eight of the windows are a 3-lite-slider mulled on top of a picture window (the design is per HOA requirements) and an additional two picture windows. I have narrowed my selection down to two vinyl window models - Revere Berkshire Elite (combo of laminated & Low-E and triple pane Low-E) and the Sunrise Omega 12 & NRG.

Both options are going to run me about $20K with the sliding door. I am leaning toward the Revere windows (~$14K just the windows) but I came across a post from you where you stated that the numbers (AI and potentially other figures?) could be disingenuous.

I do not want to get stuck paying for something I will regret. Firstly, are there any immediate thoughts you have about either brand that should steer me to or away from their windows? Secondly, which would you pick out of the two and why?

The Revere are offered by Window Universe Express, and I can only seem to find glowing reviews and a couple of brief negative ones. It almost seems like they are suppressing feedback. Do you have any insight to who they are and what their window install abilities and product quality (seems to be exclusively AMI Windows) are really like?

If I am asking too many questions, please feel free to disregard, because your site has already been an amazing resource and sending me your list would be a big help! Thanks for any feedback you can provide!

Brian - Homeowner - from 2022

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Brian, thanks for your question. So, for me, the Sunrise "Classic" window is the much better built window over the Berkshire Elite. The Berkshire Elite is actually the Alside Mezzo -- AMI/Alside/Alpine/Revere are all the same company more or less -- all owned by the same company and they interchange their products. Funny enough (or maybe not so funny) MI purchased Sunrise last year. I have very little nice to say about MI -- but they seem to be leaving Sunrise alone in terms of their production materials, process, and quality.

I don't know too much about Window Universe Express, except that they sell the Mezzo or Berkshire Elite for the most part. My notion is that they get a good bulk price on it and can charge consumers just under what one might get a higher end window for....I haven't really heard anything bad about them so I can't speak to anything in that regard.

As to what makes a window good or bad -- the vinyl wall thickness and gauge, the engineering and design features used in the manufacturing process. Some manufacturers cut corners by using the same vinyl pieces, instead of custom molds for each piece. Quality corner welds, a sloped sill is much preferred to a pocket sill for instance, but a sloped sill costs more money.

Additionally, the overall build, fit, and tolerance of the window. Finally, the components, features and hardware. All of these go into the quality and durability of a window. I look at brand quality year after year, and spend time researching what other installers like or don't like, to make these judgements.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2022

Revere Berkshire Windows Prices

I have 8 windows and a patio slider to replace.

I had a bid for Soft-Lite Elements for $12,600, which I thought was a little high too. We're opting for black windows and grids, which I have been told ups the price.

I also have a quote for about $9,000 for Revere Berkshire windows. But I'm underwhelmed by that product. Did not know Okna is right in our backyard here in Philadelphia. So I'll definitely check them out. Thanks again!

Michael - Homeowner - from 2021

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Michael, the black frames adds a lot of cost. A comparison with an Okna 800 in black is a good apples to apples.

If Ideal windows has a dealer, check them -- they are some of the best priced vinyl windows for the quality out there. I agree with your assessment of the Revere Berkshire window...unless your timeline in the house is under say 8 years.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Revere Bay Window

I have a Revere Bay Window that needs to be replaced. The dealer is suggesting to use an OKNA window since Revere won't replace the window under warranty. It is 7 years old and the wood on the pay window has rotted.

The infor I have on the existing window is:

Barrier Xp Glass, U factor <=0.30, SHGC <=0.30.

Window qualified for energy star rating.

Fusion Welded sash and frame.

Fully welded sloped sill

Can you tell me what the comparable OKNA window might be and the approximate cost?


Cheryl - Homeowner - from 2021

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Cheryl, I'm sorry to hear that your Revere bay window needs to be replaced after only 7 years. Okna is one of the very best vinyl window manufacturers out there, so that is great news.

Here is my good and great window list and you will seen that Okna shows up in both. Have you read our revere windows reviews page and seen other consumer comments?

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021

Berkshire Elite vs. WeatherBarr Cornerstone XT

Tim: I am researching information about replacement windows for our house in the Dallas Texas area. Our home was built in 2000, and has aluminum double pane windows, several with broken seals with moisture between the glass panels. (I've had all of the glass replaced in the house at least once under warranty; they are GA Aluminum windows.)

At this time, I have talked to several contractors, each representing different vinyl double pane windows for only four of our windows - the master bedroom only. I am finding it very difficult to analyze the info since each contractor is using different products - but all of them have the same general configuration/ratings/price (within $700 of each other for the job). Both have lifetime warranties - for the most part.

Here's the specifics:

1. Berkshire Elite single hung replacements.

2. WeatherBarr Cornerstone XT single hung replacements.

So, can you help me understand how they compare for our project?

Thanks for your review.

Don - Homeowner - from 2019

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Don, unfortunately I’ve never hear of weatherBarr Cornerstone XT. The Berkshire Elite is a decent vinyl window.

In Texas I usually recommend the NT Presidential, Energy Elite or Executlive series.

Don Young makes a very good aluminum window and a decent vinyl window.

Zen windows has a Dallas branch. Make sure they are using the Soft-Lite products instead of the Alside products (the Alside Mezzo is identical to the Berkshire Elite window).

Finally, the Milgard Tuscany series is about on par with that Berkshire elite option.

I’d look at a few of these brands before you proceed with either one of the choices you currently have.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Rever vs Pella

Berkshire Elite you feel is a mid-range quality. What would you think of Pella 350 Series? And what would you recommend for a top-range quality window?

Cathy - Homeowner - from 2019

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Cathy, I consider the Pella 350 Series right on par with the Berkshire Elite. Both are good mid range vinyl windows. The Pella brand tends to be expensive because it is known by some many people. They make a great wood window (expensive), and a decent vinyl window. If I had equally priced bids for these two windows, I would probably shift my focus from the window to the company doing the install. This would make a bigger difference than the slight differences in the windows.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Revere vs Ply Gem Premium

Hello Dana, I thought I had narrow my window search down, but my husband received a quote for Berkshire. Can you please compare these two windows Berkshire vs Plygem. Also, does triple pane make a big difference? Thank you in advance for all of your help.

Manita - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Manita, so I would compare the Revere Berkshire Elite to the Ply Gem premium series. The Berkshire Elite is a quality mid range vinyl window. Given quality installation, either of these windows should provide you with a quality solution.

Triple pane adds weight to the window, which can pose an issue for large openings in a weaker frame. However, with a quality window, triple pane does provide some nice increase energy efficiency that is often used in cold climates. If you do live in a cold climate, I think triple pane glass is a nice upgrade if it isn’t cost prohibitive.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

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Hi Dane, I live in Maryland and was quoted a price of $10,500 to remove the existing vinyl windows and install 24 Berkshire Elite Double Hung vinyl windows, low-e glass and argon filled. The windows are approximately $7,500 with the remainder installation and disposal costs.

We plan on staying in the house another 10 years. Obviously I don't want to pay for junk but, since I don't plan on being here forever and with my wife's allergies I can rarely open the windows anyway, this seems like a decent price for a decent window. Your thoughts?

Greg - Homeowner - from 2018

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Greg, I think you're right on in your thinking here. The Berkshire Elite is a nice mid range window and the price you've been quoted sounds pretty darn fair. Given your timeline, I'd say that this is a very good option. Assuming good installation, those windows should be good to go come time to sell.

Good luck on the project!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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Berkshire Elite Double Hung By Revere

Live in Monroe NC & below is what I was given as a quote for 11 windows (2 of these are in the garage). This is from Evergreen Construction in Charlotte NC.

They seem a bit high considering it’s a mid-grade window. They will remove and replace 11 windows with new Berkshire Elite Double Hung windows by Revere. They will use spray foam insulation around the window and cap all wood with aluminum trim coil. The cost is $7700.

David - Homeowner - from 2018

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David, the Berkshire Elite Double Hung windows is basically an Alside Mezzo window. It actually has impressive air infiltration numbers but I've always felt that the mainframe is not as sturdy as other comparably priced windows.

I would certainly suggest getting some additional bids to see if you can get a feel for whats available in your area. Recommendations I usually make include Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Zen, Polaris and the premium window series from Simonton.

Feel free to shoot me any additional bids and I'm happy to weigh in on them.

I hope you and your family are faring well after the hurricane!

All The Best.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Berkshire Elite Window Quote

Hey Tim, I live in very hot Chandler AZ! I currently have the original 18-19 yr old double pane aluminum windows the builder put in. My bedroom window faces to the east. Now during the summer it seems to warm up all day and then stay warm into the night. I only have 7 windows and a patio slider. I am ok with paying a tad more for comfort and longevity, but not Renewal By Andersen prices. I would also like to not be buying windows again for 20 yrs or so.

A lot of what I read is negative about vinyl windows for the AZ climate. Some say virgin vinyl or uPVC? is a must if going vinyl. I don't know what is and is not though.

Window Universe quoted me $6556 installed for 6 Berkshire Elite 2 Lite Sliders, 1 Berkshire Elite picture window and 1 sliding patio door. $390 less if I went with single hung instead. Install and disposal is only $1415 of that. This includes LowE/Argon, foam insulated frame, block&tackle balance system, reinforced sashes, heavy duty screens, transferable lifetime glass break, seal failure and hardware warranty. Is that all just a horse and pony show?

Would Milgard, Marvin or Simonton be better? Price is still a concern but with so few windows I could potentially spend $100 extra per window and still not be spending that much more overall on something better like fiberglass or even a better vinyl option.

Should I look into fiberglass windows instead? I understand they are great with heat, durability and keeping a small frame, but they are a bit more expensive. Is fiberglass really worth it for an AZ house that I will probably own until I die or should I look at another option?

I saw you or Dane mention Aluminum to another lady in either TX or AZ. I understand they are great for durability but not great for heat convection/transfer. My aluminum windows are 18-19yrs old and I've started having the heat issues and broken balance systems the last few years. So I only got about 15-16yrs out of them. New ones could be constructed better? These were contractor/builder windows so probably lower grade.

Thank you in advance. Apologies for the long winded email. I've been pulling my hair out on your website and others trying to find good information and recommendations. Vinyl, Fiberglass, Fibrex(A100), clad windows, thermally broken aluminum... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Matt - Homeowner - from 2018

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Matt, trust me I understand that the process can be very frustrating, especially in places like Arizona where the very hot climate requires a good vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum window. Unfortunately, there are not many really solid offerings out there, at least when compared to places out east (in my opinion).

A quality vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum window will work for very hot climates, but there are only a few aluminum windows I would recommend and none of them are in Arizona.

The Revere Berkshire Elite is more or less the Alside Mezzo window, which is just an okay unit. The frame I consider less than ideal. They don't offer the window in a triple pane because (I assume) the frame can't support the extra weight. I would be very wary about using this window in the hot Arizona heat.

I would rate the Anlin windows and the better Milgard and Simonton windows above the Revere. Marvin as well, but you will definitely pay more for the Marvin Integrity or Infinity. I would recommend you find local dealers who offer these brands and see how these bids compare to the Revere.

Send me the additional bids you receive and I'm happy to provide some insight into cost and value.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Revere Berkshire Elite Quote

Hi Again Dane, after surfing online and then going through your Revere Windows Reviews, I found a company called Window Universe. I contacted them by submitting an online form as they advertise giving a quote via email. They suggested the Revere Berkshire Elite window. I sent them the details of our 42 window types & sizes and promptly received a quote which is about half of the quote for the Sunrise Standard/Classic replacement windows, i.e. $26K vs. $48K for the similar window options... Low-E double pane. The price breakdown for installation was $5K so the windows would be costing about $21K.

Also, per Window Universe;

Question 1) Would you recommend the Revere Berkshire Elite window?
Question 2) How would you translate 'certified installers". Does it mean they're factory trained?
Question 3) Do you have any opinion or concerns with Window Universe and their email quote? The price seems to good to be true. I would really appreciate your feedback.

Jim - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Hi Jim, to answer your questions:

1. The Revere Berkshire Elite is a mid range vinyl window imo. $500 per window is about what I would expect you to receive, but they haven't seen the project first hand.

2. The installers at Window Universe only install one or two windows so they know how to install that window. Factory trained probably means they did a one or two day course at the factory on how to install the window.

3. I don't know much about Window Universe. I know that the Window Dog works for them -- if you type in any city or state on his site that's the company that comes up as the "best window company around."

The price is good though compare to the other bids (the Sunrise is better but not twice as good. My question is will the price hold up when they see your project firsthand...)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

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Berkshire Elite vs. Sunrise Restoration

Hi Dane / Tim, I want to thank you all for having such an informative site for windows! As we make our decision for which window to install we wanted your perspective. Here are the estimates we have received. Please let us know your thoughts! All estimates are for double pane 23 double hung, 1 casement, and 1 picture window:

Berkshire Elite - $12,960

Alside Mezzo - $11,157

Window World 4000 Series - $11,412

Sunrise Restoration - $15,800

Thanks again for your feedback!

Nick - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Nick, all of the bids look correct in relationship to one another. That is, the Sunrise Restoration is the best window by far. $623 average per Restoration is a very fair price, but I would see if they would be willing to come down to $600 per window. If they did, I'd jump on it.

The Berkshire Elite is the next best window, but not by much over the Alside Mezzo. The WW 4000 is junk and more expensive than the Mezzo.

If it were me I'd figure out a way to go with the Sunrise Restoration -- assuming you are staying in the house for a fair number of years.

If you are moving, I'd go the secondary Berkshire or Mezzo -- probably the Mezzo for the price.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Berkshire Elite vs Northeast Building Products

Hi, I’m getting all the windows replaced on my home and have similar quotes from 2 contractors.

What windows are better? All Berkshire Elite windows or a combination of the Northeast Building Products Crusader and Trustguard windows?

Thank you! Really appreciate the guidance.


Hank - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Hank, it's not surprising the quotes are similar, these two windows/companies are pretty equal in terms of quality and reliability. They are both mid range vinyl windows. If it were me, I would switch from the window comparisons to the company comparisons to make my decision. This will probably matter more long term than the differences between the windows.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Revere Berkshire Elite vs. Soft Lite Imperial LS

We are replacing 32 old aluminum windows and have 3 bids thus far. Is the Berkshire Elite acceptable or is the Imperial LS worth the cost?

Revere Berkshire Elite: $16k

Slocomb 177: $21k

Soft Lite Imperial LS: $22k

Mark - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Mark, the Soft Lite Imperial LS is definitely worth the extra cost in my estimation. The Revere bid is pretty good though -- a very fair price point. Personally I would see how I could stretch into the Imperial LS, which is the far superior window to the Slocomb 177. If you are leaving the house in 5 years or less, go with Revere. If you are staying longer than this, go with the Soft-Lite.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Berkshire Elite DH 5000

Do you have any information on comfort windows in New York State? They make their own windows and we also got a quote from stockmohr and they use revere windows - Berkshire elite dh 5000

We live in the buffalo area and any information and/or suggestions would be appreciated.

Judy - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Judy, I don't know anything about Comfort Windows -- I would check other review sites to try and make a judgement.

The Berkshire Elite 5000 is a decent mid range vinyl window. I might keep looking, maybe see if Okna has a dealer in your area.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Berkshire Elite vs. NT Executive

Looking at 19 replacement windows in Dallas, Texas. No grids, Trying to make it look modern. Between NP Windows Executive $12,515 or NP Windows Traditions $13728 from Brennan or Berkshire Elite Single Hung $9187 from Metroplex Windows and Glass. Comments or suggestions welcome.

Thank you.

KJ - Homeowner - from 2018

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KJ, I'm not sure I would go with the Berkshire Elite Single Hung window, even though this is obviously the cheapest option you have so far. I wouldn't rate this window high enough to give it my endorsement.

The NT Executive is the better window over the NT Traditions so it's interesting that the Executive is the cheaper option. Are you sure you didn't mean the NT Presidential for $13.7K? The Presidential is probably the only NT vinyl window that I would go with.

If it were me, I would get a couple more bids to round out my offerings. I would get a bid from Milgard on their Texas vinyl window line and from Don Young on either their aluminum window or their higher end vinyl window.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Revere Berkshire Elite Window vs. 7700 Wincore Series

I love your website as I am a first time buyer of 8 replacement windows ad 1 patio door. I am just starting the process of getting at least 4 quotes on mid and higher priced double hung vinyl windows. Living in cold winter and hot summer Wisconsin, I'm asking for quotes to include double pane and triple pane windows. The front of my house faces south. The rep selling the 7700 Wincore windows is pushing only the double pane as he says that triple pane windows aren't worth the extra $170/window cost and they have had issues with triple pane windows.

A second company is sending me a quote for Imperial LS windows by SoftLite and for Revere Berkshire Elite windows. The second company is quoting both double and triple pane windows and due to our climate and the way that the house sits, believe that that triple panes are worth the extra money-don't have his quote yet but estimated the cost difference to be less than $150.

Question-are triple pane windows worth the extra money as I am planning on staying in my home for at least 15 years.Could it just be that the Wincore windows aren't engineered for the extra pane??

Thank you.

Tom - Homeowner - from 2018

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Tom, my personal belief is that triple pane windows aren't worth it -- unless you live in a very cold climate, and then they are. So basically I think they do make a lot of sense for Wisconsin.

I think you are exactly right in saying that the Wincore rep doesn't trust their triple pane. I like Wincore by the way but if the rep is saying don't trust it, then don't trust it.

I might have the same reservations on the Revere Berkshire Elite windows, but I don't quite know the window to say for sure.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is one of my top five vinyl windows out there and if you went triple pane, you really couldn't do much better. I would strongly urge you to go with this option if you can. I would use the bids from the other two companies to try and find the Soft-Lite reps floor price.

Negotiate A Price Quote.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Revere Berkshire Elite vs. Ply Gem Builders 600

Your web site and your revere windows reviews are so full of information. It is a great site to learned a lot about windows. I need your opinion on Windows to go into a new house. I need 24 double hung windows. New construction windows seem to have several problems after the first few years.

I have priced ply gem builders 600 for $11393. Ply gem pro series classic $8068. Atrium 450 $8608. Marvin integrity $13650. Andersen 200 for $10500 and Revere Berkshire elite $ 8000. The revere comes from a company called window universe express. The Andersen comes from Home Depot. The other windows come from a local building supplier.

I have tried to get a quote from others but because this is being built in a small town in NC 27573, I am very limited. A lot of the companies near will quote me a price on top of the line like Okna 600 for $20000. They seem to carry the best. I guess I am looking for good windows with a beer pocket book. My budget is limited. I sure would like your advice on which windows to go with. Thank you.

Barbara - Homeowner - from 2018

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Hi Barbara, thanks for the question. New construction windows shouldn't have problems after a couple of years. The nailing flange along the top and sides should provide a very secure and water tight barrier for a good 20 years -- that is the point of using a new construction instead of a retrofit or replacement window. They can be a pain to replace, but they should be very secure once installed.

So in terms of the bids, I would toss the Atrium quote as I don't love this brand and it's more expensive than the Ply Gem Pro Classic, which is a solid mid range window in my opinion.

I would toss the Andersen 200 quote as well, only because it's the company's entry level wood window and I'm not sure you want wood clad windows. They have some real downsides that aren't the best option if you want a window that's going to work well for a long time. If you are set on wood, then we can explore this further.

I like the Marvin Integrity fiberglass window, but based on your comment of a limited budget, I'm not sure you need to go here.

I would put the Revere Berkshire Elite right at the same level as the Ply Gem Pro—perhaps even a tad higher. It comes at a good price. I know nothing about the company Universe Express, but assuming they have a good reputation, I would be inclined to put this bid at the top of my list.

So that's the rub based on what you have—the Revere Berkshire Elite or the Ply Gem Pro bids are the winners in my book.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Berkshire Elite vs vs. Vinylmax

Hope you are doing well! Your website gives a lot of insight to consumers like me. Thanks for an excellent job!

I am looking to change 17 double hung windows. Got quote for Okna 500 with deluxe glass package, no grids for $7820. How important is it to get the grids in terms of curb appeal? How much more do you think the price should be to get the grids?

Got another quote for MI windows for $6940 and Vinylmax Edison for $5870 with siding. Will appreciate your expert suggestion here please.

The installer who does Okna also has SoftLite windows. I haven't got a quote on that yet. Is that a better option in comparison to Okna?

Thanks a lot for your advice!

Virginia - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Virginia, ok so grids are simple a look, they perform no real function other than that. Some homeowners like the more traditional look of grids, I personally don't like them because it takes away from the viewing area of the window. Totally your call. Hop in the car and drive around your neighborhood/town for an hour and you'll probably come up with the answer that suits you.

The price you were quoted on the Okna 500 seems very good to me. $460 with installation is a great deal. The window is fantastic and you have been quote a good price. This would be my choice without a question.

The Vinylmax Edison is a very solid middle of the road window and a very good deal in its own right. I'm not a fan of MI windows and I would suggest not going in this direction.

Soft-Lite is a very good manufacturer, on par with Okna, but they make a lot of different models. I would say the Okna 500 is on par with the Soft-Lite Imperial LS.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Virginia's Reply]

We also got a quote from Berkshire Elite with sustain-a-view glass package for $7500. Can you please advise on this model compared to OKNA?

Thank you! Have a great day!

Virginia - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Virginia, the Berkshire Elite is a good window, but I'm not sure I would rate it much above the Vinylmax Edison. Perhaps a bit, but not by much. Certainly not better than the Okna 500 model.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Revere Berkshire Elite vs. Simonton 6500

Hi, I've been reading your reviews and was hoping you could recommend some companies that sell in Texas.

I've had HD talk about the Simonton 6500, and an online quote for Berkshire Elite. I have a guy coming to talk about Don Young.

It's really hot in Texas.... will vinyl windows hold up?

I've seen that you like Okna.... are they available in Texas? We're in the San Antonio area.

Rick - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rick, high quality vinyl windows should be able to handle the heat in Texas. Many consumers also opt for aluminum windows, which are very durable, but do lack much in terms of energy efficiency.

I'm inclined to say that the Simonton 6500 series and Berkshire Elite are pretty comparable in terms of quality, performance and features. They are both middle of the road at best windows.

If you are going to go with vinyl windows in Texas, I think you need to step up to something better than the two selections you have.

Don Young sells a very good aluminum window that I would recommend. Their vinyl windows are going to be better than the 6500 and Elite, but they aren't as good as their aluminum windows.

Zen Windows might be available in your area, as well as Milgard and Amerimax. I'd be interested to hear what the Don Young aluminum window comes in at, that might be my top pick for Texas if it were my home.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Revere Windows Reviews

We are in the market for new windows for our home. We had a triple pane Softlite Elements bay window installed in 2013 and are interested in triple pane for the rest of the house. We got a very reasonable quote from a very highly reviewed company for Revere's Berkshire Elite triple pane windows. Internet reviews are not favorable but no one is giving specifics as to why the Berkshire Elite is not a good window. We have found that the triple pane feature is relative new due to a redesign. Any insite you have would be appreciated. Bay Windows Prices

Shannon - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Shannon the Revere Berkshire Elite is a decent window in my opinion. Revere perhaps doesn't have the best reputation in the industry, but I think the Berkshire Elite is a decent enough mid range vinyl window. I have no idea what the air infiltration rate or U-factor is on the window, but I would imagine with the triple pane option that you would be getting t least a lower U-factor.

I'd be interested in seeing how the Revere Berkshire Elite compared in price to say the Soft-Lite Elements or the Soft-Lite Classic. Number wise, the double pane in either one would be comparable or better than the Revere option. Certainly the Soft-Lite is a better window, but the price might not justify it.

At the end of the day though, a mid range vinyl window with professional and thorough installation at a good price point is a pretty good combination.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Revere Berkshire Elite vs Imperial LS

Can anyone compare or contrast the Soft-Lite Imperial LS, Pro, and Elements lines? I have a quote from an installer I like for 13 Imperial LS windows for $7000. I like the look of the Pro window, but he does not offer it. I am wondering if I should go with the LS. From another installer that I don't like as much, I have quotes for Berkshire Elite for 7450, and the Vista Panorama for 6735. Thank you.

Lynn - Homeowner - from 2016

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Lynn, the Imperial LS from Soft-Lite is an excellent window, one of the very best on the market. The Pro is a very good window, but the LS is the better of the two. The Berkshire Elite and the Vista Panorama don't even compare. The price you were quoted is excellent as well.

I rarely get to write that it sounds like you got a great deal out of the gates (assuming professional and competent installation). Good luck!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Revere Berkshire Elite Review

I'm considering replacement vinyl windows from Revere called the Berkshire Elite. I have 6 double hung windows 29" x 60" - can you give me any reviews for these windows and what I can expect to pay? I live in Indiana.

Ron - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Dena, the Revere Berkshire Elite window is the mid range vinyl window from Revere and considered an okay replacement window option. As far as reviews, I like this thread that has some nice unbiased advice on the quality of the extrusion and sill. You can cut and paste this to get to this site - no connection to our site.

As far as window replacement cost goes, there are tons of factors that go into a project bid, but for a standard sized Berkshire Elite with a low-e glass and argon fills at that 29" by 60" with standard installation, I would say you would be looking at $400 to $450 per window fully installed.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

Revere Berkshire Windows Reviews

I am considering the Revere Building Products Berkshire Elite vinyl window for replacement of 7 nominal 3'X4' double hung windows. Can you provide any comments or recommendation for the company and/or the specific product referenced above. Revere is not listed in your "Our Recommendations" webpage, but your revere windows reviews are excellent. Thanks.

Ron - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Hey there Ron, Revere is owned by Associated Materials, along with Alpine, Preservation and Alside Windows. Each of these companies tend to use similar quality vinyl extrusions and materials to manufacture their windows. In general, they are not as well built as other options on the market. For instance, on our Best Replacement Windows page, we offer 4 budget vinyl windows, which I would say are equal to the better product from Revere. But this does bring me to another point, most manufacturers make 3 models, a budget, mid range and premium vinyl window. The Premium Sovereign model is a nice window, in my opinion. If you are considering Revere, I would stick with this model, but there are definitely window brands on the market with stronger reputations than Revere.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2015

Revere vs Vytex Windows

I've been looking at replacement windows and thus far I have the following quotes for 15 windows - they range in price from 9K to $14K.

Thermal Industries Park Avenue Series with triple pane for $14,000.
Revere Berkshire Series with triple pane for $9,000.

Vytex Fortis Series for $10,000.
Vytex Potomac-HP Series for $9,000.

John - Consumer - from 2010

[Installer Response]

Of the four you mentioned, my pick would be the Vytex Fortis window, a nice unit and towards the lower end of the price spectrum you have so far. You may want to get some more bids though as the "contenders" leave something to be desired.

Steve - Installer - from 2010

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Revere Windows Reviews | Sovereign Elite Series

Revere Sovereign Window vs. Pella 250

Hi,I live in Longmont, CO outside of Denver and we are looking to replace our homes original single pane aluminium sliding windows with new double pane vinyl sliders. Received the following quotes from 2 different companies.

Wondering if the Revere is really a good window given they will cost almost half of the Pella? Both quotes are for 9 windows plus replacement of the window sills.

Revere Sovereign Double Pane - $5,450

Pella 250 Series Double Pane - 9 windows - $9,865

Thank you in advance for any input!

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Michelle, the Revere Sovereign is an okay mid range vinyl window. The Pella quote is simply too much and the Pella 250 is not a good enough window to justify the cost that they've quoted you out on.

Now the question becomes do you trust the company installing the Sovereign? I might ask about a glass package upgrade on the Sovereign to improve the overall energy efficiency of the window. The Revere quote is about what I'd expect on that window.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

[Michelle's Reply]

Thanks so much Dane! We do trust the company installing the Revere windows. One man company that's been doing it for 30+ years. We are now actually looking into the Berkshire Elite line on the Revere due to the additional glass viewing area, not liking the bulkniess of the Sovereign frame. Getting an updated quote for that.

The same company also installs Sunrise Windows. Do you think it would be worth getting a quote for those instead? Are they a better line of windows than the Revere?

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2018

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Michelle, the Berkshire Elite is a popular window and yes a bit less bulky than the Sovereign. The Sunrise Classis or standard window is a much better window than anything Revere makes in my opinion. The Sunrise is very solid choice that I would absolutely have in my house.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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Revere Windows Quote In Maryland

I am looking to replace my old vinyl sliding windows with the "Swing & Clean" easy clean variety. Just looking at Google, Revere showed up and their online brochure looked good, but some reviews on your site did not recommend that company. I am probably looking for a mid range manufacturer. I live in Maryland.

Evie - Homeowner - from 2016

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Evie, Revere is not a bad window, but it wouldn't be at the top of my list either. Sometimes, I feel like that window is touted (by their reps) as the cream of the crop and priced out as such when really the window is more middle of the road. Of course, the company sells three models so it really depends on which series you are referring to.

I know Vytex makes windows in your area because they are headquartered in Maryland and their Potomac-hp is a very good performer. Simonton is a good mid range window manufacturer and their Impressions Series and Platinum Prism Series are quite nice. Finally, I know there are several reps who carry Sunrise in Maryland, which is one of my favorite vinyl manufacturers. Their standard window is a very good window and you can add any upgrades to the window that make sense and fit in your budget.

I would get bids from all three of these companies and see how their bids compare to your Revere window bid.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Gentek Revere Windows

Gentek manufactures vinyl builder grade windows as far as I'm concerned. I say this because they sell most of their windows through supply company storefronts to local installers and contractors. Essentially, Gentek is Revere Windows from several years ago. Their nicer line does include a faux wood interior that I thought was pretty darn nice looking.

Dale - Contractor - from 2014

Revere vs Ply Gem Windows

I have estimates for double pane sliders from Revere and triple panes from Plygem windows. The prices are pretty close. We have awful winters here in North Dakota so I need something that can handle cold. Any feedback on the two?

AJ - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

Plygem is far better that Revere, so if you can get them with an even better glass at around the same price, jump on that. As long as you get a good install they should be great.

Hubert - Contractor - from 2011

Sovereign Triple Pane Window

I need to replace a handful of good sized double hung windows and the Gorell rep quoted me $950 per window (this includes the Armor glass). The other quote was Revere, it's their Sovereign triple pane window and it was $725 per - I'm wondering which is the better quote and should I keep looking?

Donny - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

In terms of overall quality, Gorell is a much better window. However, that quote seems high, although I don't know the specifics of the install and just how large a window you are talking about. Try Milgard, Simonton or Sunrise for another quote to see how it compares with the Gorell.

Barry - Contractor - from 2010

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