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Are United Windows Any Good?

Hi Dane - I finally received 3 estimates & I followed your earlier advice and got this estimate below for Ideal windows from Prowns, and estimates from Gilco(United) and Carl's (Genisis). Are United Windows any good? If you could review these and let me know what you think is the best I would truly appreciate it.

GILCO is the only one that talked about the current Windows not being the proper size, about potential damage in the existing frames and having to replace exterior frames & said there will likely be an additional cost - the other two companies never addressed any of that. He seemed to be approaching it as an experienced finished carpenter. Not just a salesman

ESTIMATE 1*****************************
Genesis Windows by KHPP Mfg

ESTIMATE 2 ****************************
GILCO. $3827
Retailer: Builders General Little Silver NJ


Lisa - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Lisa, I spent about 20 minutes looking at the different companies and here's my take. I was most impressed by Prown's, which had pretty much perfect reviews on yelp and google (and lots of them). I don't love how expensive the Majestic window bid, but it is a better window than the Genesis, and a MUCH better window than anything United makes. If you are staying in the home 8 years or more, this is the bid I would go with. Excellent product, excellent reputation for the installer, and more expensive than I'd like to see, but the price is fair if I comapre it to the quality of the other windows.

I take your point about the Gilco being more of a carpenter, but the Prown's nearly perfect reviews leads me to believe that you would be on solid footing going with them. Prowns, I'm assuming, is going to remove your existing windows and replace them with the proper sized window and not damage anything on the exterior.

I wouldn't go with the United based on the product alone.

KHPP makes a very good window, but it seems like Carls is more of a fencing, decking instead of focusing on windows. Their reviews seemed decent, but not great.

The Prown's would be my choice, especially if your timeline in the home is substantial.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

United 8000 Series Window

Hello, I have 2 estimates for replacing my 20 year old windows. One is for United 8000 series window and the other is for Simonton 7000 series. Which is the better window in your opinion? This will probably be my last home, so I would like to put decent quality in.

Thank you for your time.

Don - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Don, the United 8000 and Simonton 7000 are pretty comparable windows. I would probably give the United the nod over the Simonton on this one. However, neither of these are windows I would consider that great.

Windows I like that won't break the bank include the Polaris ThermalWeld, Okna 400 Series, Okna 500 series, Soft-Lite Classic, Soft-Lite Pro, Kensington Huntington, Harvey Classic, PGT 2300, PGT 5400, Simonton 9800, Simonton Reflections 5500, Zen Nirvana, Zen Lotus, and the Sunrise Classic.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

United 5500 Series for Bathroom

Good morning, I found your website when looking into a quote received from a contractor for a bathroom remodel. We want to add a large transom-type window across the back wall of our vaulted ceiling bathroom and they quoted the United. We live on the Chesapeake Bay in an older refurbished Bay cottage and it is important that are windows are durable and provide protection from winds/drafts/cold in the winter. I have not seen much positive about United and was hoping you could suggest alternatives.

Crystal - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Crystal, United windows are low quality vinyl windows in my opinion. Instead, I would suggest looking into the following brands: Okna, Sunrise, Polaris, Soft-Lite, Kensington, HiMark, Vytex and Vinylmax. Hopefully there are some local companies who sell these brands. If you strike out here, go with a premium model from Simonton or Ply Gem. These windows are all over and their better models are pretty solid window options.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

United Windows Issues

We are under construction on a 75 unit apartment complex and have ordered more than 350 United Windows for this job through our supplier. Recently we understand ICE raided the United Springfield NJ manufacturing plant and found and took away many undocumented immigrants.

While United has assured us that this reduced workforce is a blip and won’t impact our delivery schedule much it’s hard to rely on that corporate promise with nothing substantial to support their claim. Do you have any inside the plant information or feedback from other suppliers that would support their claim of “not to worry; everything is under control”?

Robert - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Robert, unfortunately, I have no "insider knowledge" of the raid or how it would affect your orders. With the economy humming along so well, I would hope they could keep to their production deadlines. I wish I knew more, sorry. I would continue to be a fly in the ointment to insure that your order is on time and gets delivered according to schedule.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

United Casement Windows

I used United casement windows in an additions my company built in 2010. Some of the sashes have gone bad, how can I contact the manufacturer to check on the warranty and get replacement sashes. Is there a way to contact the company? Phone number -email. The distributor from which I purchased the windows is no longer in business.

Terry - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Terry, besides the information on their website, I don't have any specific numbers/contact info for you.

24-36 Fadem Road, Springfield, NJ 07081

When you do get someone from United on the phone, I might give them the impression you want to buy windows and ask if there is a distributor who now handles your area. Assuming you get this, call them up and ask for a bid. (I'm making the assumption here that United is going to be much more receptive if you are a bit cagey with your goals — a sad but often times true assertion).

Once they come to give you their bid, then you ask about the sashes and replacement parts etc. Always tricky to say how this plays out, but it's at least my take on how to get at your issue.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

United 4800 Series vs. ProVia Endure

Hello I was wondering if you could provide any information on the Provia Endure series slider versus the United 8000 series slider window

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brian, the United 8000 series slider is a decent window. The ProVia Endure is a very good window. Between these two, the ProVia is my pick without hesitation.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

United 4800 Series vs. MI 1650

I'm stuck deciding between MI 1650 windows and the United 4800 series. I wish I had better options (your website doesn't seem to think much of either) but I don't. So I was curious what your thoughts are on these two?

Joe - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joe, yes you are correct that I'm not a huge fan of either. However, given decent installation, they should serve you well for 10 years if done right. I'd give the nod to the MI 1650, but not by much.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

United Double Hung Windows Quote

I received a quote for the replacement of 6 windows for 2650.00 (United) double hung with interior grids. Is this a fare price for these windows? I received this quote from a friend who owns a window company. Being told that I was given a discounted price for great windows. I live on Long Island NY. Any advice you can give would be most appreciated. Thank you

Bernadette - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Like all companies, United makes a number of different windows, two replacement series I believe, the 8000 and 4800 in the double hung. So this would certainly be important in deciding if it was a good deal or not. United Windows don't have some stellar reputation in the industry, I hear a little bit about them, but I would put them in the low-to-mid of the mid range vinyl window manufacturers.

So $441 per window installed is fine, but it doesn't blow my mind by any means. I think you should get a few more bids from some of the recommended brands that are available from local companies in your area. Get a few bids and see how they compare to your united quote.

I think this link provides a pretty fair assessment of United windows from a number of contractors and window experts. http://www.replacement-windows.com/windowbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4978

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

United 4500 Sliding Door

Hi, I am in need of a quick response. Looking to replace 2 original patio doors. House built in 60's. Looking for more energy efficient glass. Plan to retire next year so cost is a factor. contractor would provide Harvey doors. I have price from home depot for Andersen and from Lowes for United. I am VietNam veteran so I get 10% discount from both.

As there is other improvements we are planning the no interest with either HD or Lowes is beneficial we can pay off within 6 months.

If contractor can accommodate a 80 vs. 82 inch for one of the doors reduces that price in half. the savings thru Lowes with the United (there are a few other items would be over $1300 comparing complete pricing including labor etc. Am I making a mistake buying the United 4500?

Thank you for a quick response.

Michael - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Michael, while United is more known for making building quality products, I can't speak to the quality of the 4500 sliding door. Many of the products sold out of Lowes and Home Depot are relatively cheaply made products. However, $1300 is a significant savings, so I see your dilemma.

I know Harvey makes a good window and door, as does Andersen. In those cases, you are getting what you pay for, and a portion of what you are paying for is the name and marketing of the companies.

I think the question you need to ask yourself is this: is the $1300 savings worth taking a chance that eight years down the road you start seeing issues with the door. I can't answer that question, but if money is tight, it might be worth going with the cheaper option and making sure that the install goes smoothly.

I wish I had a more definitive answer for you. Thank you for your service to our country!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

United Bow Window vs. Simonton Windows

Hi Tim, my contractor quoted 3 prices for replacing my bow window for United (2 options - $3,794 & $4,089) and Simonton ($4,658). Is Simonton a better window than United? If I want to price a higher quality window than Simonton, what manufacturers would you recommend?

My home is 60 yr old split level and my wife & I plan to stay in the house maybe 5-10 more years. What level of quality do you recommend that we invest in for this project?

Jim - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jim, Simonton is absolutely the better window compared with United. I would definitely recommend going with the Simonton option, even if you aren't in your forever home. It's not like Simonton is the most expensive window out there, it's more in that mid range and is appropriate for your timeline. Both companies probably buy the actual bow/bay window box from the few companies that specialize in making them so there will be very little difference there.

I would still go back to the Simonton dealer and tell him you have another bid for $4,000 and say if he can get close to that price, you are ready and willing to sign right then...see what he says.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

United 8000 Series vs Silverline

Hi Editors, I'm planning to replace the vinyl siding on my 25 year old two-story house and the Silver-line single hung windows that are on it. The house is about 25 years old with more than half the window seals broken and taking moisture. I am looking at the United 8000 series Double Hung windows with nailing flange and built in J channel. Will removal of the Silver-line window allow for the setting of the United 8000 without touching the existing jams and trim? I have sixteen windows and one slider to replace. Your thoughts on the 8000 series needed.

Jerry - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jerry, United windows are more of a low end vinyl window and not a window that I would recommend putting in your home. They will certainly be better than your old Silverlines, but they're not going to off you the sort of long term value that you should be looking for in a window. I would prefer you get a mid range Simonton or a Ply Gem Pro over the United double hung.

Without seeing the existing windows, I couldn't say whether it would affect the existing jams and trim. Certainly a contractor could come out and tell you. I would get a few out there to get a consensus on this question and to offer up some additional brands and bids to compete with the United.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

United Ultra Tite2 Windows

Thank you so much Tim. That is great advice. It is interesting that last month I had one window company come, Unified Windows in New Jersey, and they only presented and pushed one brand of windows, Ultra Tite2, which I had never heard of. They wouldn't even discuss other brands. Plus their installation reviews online are mixed. So that is why my search continues. Based on your advice it sounds like I'm doing the right thing which is good to know!

Dennie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Different companies are structured in different ways. United Windows makes their own vinyl windows, so that's all they sell. Other contractor type companies might be dealers for a number of brands. It totally depends, there is no single formula, which can make it even more confusing. Btw, United is probably a company you can pass in.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

UNITED 4800 Series vs Reliabilt 3900 Window

Hi Dane, I'm interested in the UNITED 4800 PLUS or the Reliabilt 3900 replacement vinyl windows. I would appreciate your thoughts and opinion. Thank you.

John - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi John, I have to tell you that both of the selections you are asking about are considered builder grade windows, that is a lower cost lower quality window. Interestingly, when I looked at the Reliabilt, which is the better window in this scenario, I found the Reliabilt 3900 window cost to be roughly $440 just for the window itself - from Lowes. For this price (and assuming $125 for installation), you could buy a much better window in my opinion.

If you went with the Okna 400 series for example, I would think you could get the window and installation for $565 ($440 + $125). This also goes for the Zen Nirvana, the Soft-Lite Pro, the Sunrise standard frame, the Milgard Tuscany, the Amerimax Craftsman Portrait and the Polaris ThermalWeld model. All of these windows are solid vinyl windows that will serve you much better than either the United or the Reliabilt.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

United 4800 vs MGM Sienna

I have a rental town home in Maryland. What brand of windows would you recommend? I got a quote for united 4800 series, MGM sienna windows and revere windows. I am so confused!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Maria - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Maria, there are certainly lots of options out there and the process can get more than a little confusing. All three window brands you mentioned are in the lower end of the vinyl window range, however we are talking about a rental so you probably aren't looking to put a ton of money into the project.

If it were me, I would go with something like a Simonton window, maybe their VantagePointe series, or their mid range Reflections series. Simonton makes decent windows and with proper installation, it should serve your interests well.

The other company that is local to your state is Vytex and they make very decent windows and its very possible that a dealer in your area would offer competitive pricing on one of their window models. I would definitely call up the company, ask for the local rep or dealer and get a bid from them for comparison.

Let me know what you find!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

United vs Crystal

Looking for 12 replacement double hung windows, plus converting 2 to a bay...so far I have 3 quotes. The Alside Excaliburs and United 4800s were really close in price, then the Crystal Series 200 was about half that. I'm not sure which I should go with and what the differences are. The United rep said they use shims and caps on every window instead of simply nailing them in. Is that a big deal? Excaliburs have a better warranty. I don't really know much about the Crystals, they can't be as good for that much less.

Alissa - Homeowner - from 2012

[Response To Homeowner]

I've done a lot of work with Sunrise, Soft-Lite, OKNA, Simonton, Gorell. They all have various window series, basically a premium line, a standard one, and then a bargain. For the most part, big differences in price from one estimate to another are because you're comparing across quality lines. I'd go back and ask them about the features to figure out what level of window you're looking for before you compare the costs. To be honest, none of the three brands you mentioned are something I would recommend to customers of mine.

Mike - Contractor in Delaware - from 2012

United vs. Certainteed & BF Rich

I'm looking for replacement windows in New Jersey. I have 4 casements, a double slider, a 9 foot patio door and 2 picture windows. I've got quotes for CertainTeed Bryn Mawrs, BF Rich, and Series 700 from United Window and Door. The quotes are all pretty similar, with pretty much the same warranties and features. I'm not sure which to go with. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info out there on United.

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2010

[Contractor Response]

A lot depends on the contractor. CertainTeed is now made by MI, and I'm not a fan. I don't know a lot about B F Rich. United is a middle of the road window, they aren't great but not horrible.

Carter - Contractor - from 2010

[2nd Response]

I used to use United windows a lot. They are mostly in New Jersey. They are a nice, solid product, that's what I put on my own house. I used CertainTeeds once because a customer insisted and I will never do it again.

John - Contractor - from 2010

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United vs Alside

I'm getting quotes from several companies, including United and Alside. I want a good window without laying out a ton of money.

Aimee - Homeowner - 2010

[Contractor Response]

Excalibur is a low quality builder's window. The design is poor and it has high air leakage rates. The United is a little better, but I'd still look somewhere else. Okna, SoftLite, Gorell all make great windows for reasonable prices.

Matt - Contractor - from 2010

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