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Thompson Creek Windows vs. Andersen

Are you familiar with Thompson Creek? If so, can you give me your impression? Additionally, you didn’t mention anything like Anderson or Pella, Peachtree or any brands as such. For any particular reason? Curious. Thank you so much for your help! I am in Virginia Beach.

Toni - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Toni, I am familiar with Thompson Creek. They make a good window, but I've found their prices to be more expensive than they should be IMO. So...I would have to see what they offered at what price to give you a fair opinion on the bid. Andersen makes a great wood clad window, and a poor quality vinyl window. Pella makes a great wood clad window, and a decent quality vinyl window. Peachtree Windows & Doors was bought by Weather Shield in 2010. Weathershield has discontinued most parts and hardware.

The brands I mentioned are the ones I feel offer the most value -- the others just didn't make my cut...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Thompson Creek Cost vs Window Universe

Hi Dane, Great advice and website. Thanks for doing it. I’ve got two quotes for 11 double hung windows (one tempered):

- Thompson Creek is 11.2k

- Window Universe is ~8k for Berkshire Elite

Both offer lowE double argon-filled glass. Thompson Creek is a local company that makes and services their own windows. You know about Berkshire. Thoughts?

Greg - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Greg, this is tricky. Thompson Creek makes the better window, but is it worth $3.2K more than the Berkshire Elite. I'd say you are right on the bubble. I'd get one or two more bids to fill in your cost spectrum and give some more options.

Here is my list of good and great windows: [List redacted]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[Greg's Reply]

Window World threw 5k for 11 windows, one tempered, of their double pane lowE argon model (4000 DH?). They’re so much lower than the others … a mistake or worth the 3k in savings (or 6k for Thompson Creek)?

Really appreciate your expertise!

Greg - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

I personally would rather have the Thompson Creek for $6K over the WW for $5K any day of the week...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

How Much Do Thompson Creek Windows Cost

What is the approximate cost of a Thompson Creek window?

Jeff - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jeff, Thompson Creek windows will usually run $600 to $800 per window. They are quite a good window, along with a number of other series and models.

Here is my list of good and great windows if you want to take a look.

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

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Thompson Creek Prices vs. Pella 250 Series

I found your website and am reading reviews. I am planning to replace my windows and have received quotes from Pella and a local remodeling company. I am getting all twisted around by reviews and not sure what to trust. I have read your responses on line for Pella 250 series.

The brand that the remodeling company is selling is MI Windows. Do you know anything about them? The price quote came in $6,000 less than pella. The project is 17 double hung windows, 2 encasement windows, and 1 sliding glass door.

Hard to know what to trust. Looking for a decent window, but above construction grade, unless that is a good product. Replacing original windows that are now about 20 years old.


Karen - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Karen, Pella makes a decent vinyl window, but I think there are better windows out there for the price. MI generally makes a builder grade window and not one that I would consider even mid range. There is a lot of noise and static out there. I would suggest taking a look at my list of good and great windows:

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

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[Karen's Reply]

Thanks, Dane. I will look at these brands. I don’t recognize the names other than Simonton, which I just heard about. Disappointed to hear about MI. The remodeling company i was thinking of working with push MI.

What are your thoughts about Andersen or Thompson creek? Obviously, name recognition is likely at play.

Karen - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Most of the really good vinyl window manufacturers aren't household names. Andersen obviously is, and they make a great wood clad window and door. Their vinyl window division, Silverline, is pretty darn poor quality in my opinion.

Thompson Creek does make a good vinyl window. They just tend to be pretty pricey. Definitely worth getting a bid from them though to see how they come in.

With all the crazy prices lately, more bids is going to optimize your chances of getting a quality product at a reasonable price.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Thompson Creek Window Prices

Hi Dane/Tim, I've been collecting quotes for replacement of the 23 year old builder-grade vinyl windows in our Townhome. We live in Northern Virginia and have (29) windows & (1) patio door. The window prices I've gotten so far are:

United Windows through Lowe's: $634
Okna 500 through Windows on Washington: $841
Soft-Lite Nirvana through Zen Windows: $657
Thompson Creek: $1175

I have a couple of questions:

What are your thoughts on the spacer? Okna and Thompson Creek are touting their poly-carbonate spacer over Intercept - is that really a big deal and is it worth the extra cost?

I am 'liking' the fiberglass reinforced vinyl of the Soft-Lite Lotus. They said it would be ~$60/window .... do you think it's worthwhile to upgrade?

Okna seems like a great window but the price and timeline (3 months vs. 6 weeks for Zen) to get the windows installed is steering me the other way.

Thanks for your input!

Patricia - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Patricia, the best deal by far is the Soft-Lite Nirvana using Zen. In terms of the spacer, it’s not going to make much of a difference. A small amount of energy efficiency comes from the spacer, but it’s not worth a jump in $200 per window. Okna is a great window, but again not worth $200.

I’m 50 50 on the upgrade to the Lotus for $60 per window, that’s about what I’d expect... I’d probably do it myself to go with the Lotus.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

[Patricia Reply]

Thanks Dane for the response!

After reviewing these quotes and getting a little more educated about this, I realized these aren't apples-to-apples. United, Okna, and Zen are pocket-frame replacements and Thompson Creek is full-frame.

Zen said full frame would add $375 per window to the cost and a $42/window uplift to Lotus - putting them right in line with Thompson Creek. Pella (full frame) was another $100/window or so for the 250 (a little underwhelming window I believe).

What are your thoughts about full-frame vs. pocket? We have some leaking that I want to be sure are addressed (not feeling like pocket frame will do that) ...

Patricia - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

The pocket vs full frame is always the big decision. And the price difference is significant, especially with that Zen quote. If you have water damage though it’s hard not to go with the full frame and get it done right. If there is a question abt which one to go with I always say keep getting bids even if you aren’t interested in the actual bid so you can get more professional opinions on what the best approach is for you long term.

Your timeline in the home should definitely be a factor in this decision.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

Thompson Creek Windows

I feel pretty certain that you only review nationally available products, but curious to know if you have any info or opinions on Thompson Creek Windows.

Alan - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Alan, we try to provide reviews on all windows, but obviously the bigger the operation, the more reviews we have. Thompson Creek is one I only know of anecdotally. They seem to offer a solid window at a higher than worth it price. Probably not always true, but this seems to be the experience of some. Also, their sales tactics seem to be somewhat aggressive and a little shady.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Happy Customer

I had my windows installed recently which replaced some very old aluminum ones that were badly in need of replacement since we live in DC where it gets very cold in the winter. The windows are fantastic, function well and I couldn't be happier with the product itself. The sales guys who sold the windows were good, they did a good job measuring and the installed 8 windows in a day and everything worked out perfect. Granted we haven't been through a winter yet, but so far so good.

Kelly - Homeowner - from 2013

Pros & Cons Of This Company

Thompson Creek is a good choice for replacement windows. They make a good product and have great customer service in my experience. My only objection is their sales tactics. They start out with a really high price, over $1000 per window, which is way out of line with their mid-grade product. Then they spend hours trying to pressure you into signing right away. They make calls to their office, try to talk you into being a model home, and eventually they'll leave, just to show back up a few minutes later with some new discount they thought of.

When you finally think you got rid of him, you'll start getting phone calls every few days. Sometimes it's the same guy and sometimes they try a new one. They'll usually come down as low as $650 or so per window. For that price, you can get a decent window from another company and not have to deal with shady salesmen.

Sadly, they seem to be pretty successful with this approach. They're far from the only company to work that way, too. Customers need to know what to expect and stop falling for these tactics or they'll never stop. If your product is really better than the competition, then you want me to take the time to compare it to them.

Steven - Contractor - from 2012

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