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Window Nation was started in 2006 by Harley and Aaron Magden and has quickly become one of the larger names in the window industry. They are not a manufacturer, but instead focus on installing (and servicing) windows and doors. They sell two main brands: Vytex Windows and Soft-Lite - both considered very high quality window companies. Scroll down to read our Window Nation reviews.

Please Note: In 2021, Window Nation sold to AEA, which is a private equity company. The founders of the company still help run the company and this is a fairly standard procedure as companies get larger.

Overall Rating:Window Nation Windows And Doors gets a 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 62 consumer reviews below.

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Window Nation Windows And Doors

WN offers a number of different brands (Vytex, Soft-Lite, and Alside Windows), none of which they make themselves. Their most popular series include the Georgetown, Grandview, Ultravision, Potomac HP, Imperial LS, and Addison Series (made by MI Windows for WN). While their Vytex and Soft-Lite options are very solid in my opinion, and I'm pretty so-so on Alside.

While Window Nation seems to be a solid operation, I often find their price point to be higher than I'd like. WN has over 20 branches in numerous states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas. (I might have missed a state, but basically they have a lot of locations.)

"At the right price point and with their more premium window series, I'd say Window Nation is a solid option. Certainly worth a free bid in my opinion."

Window Nation Complaints

Some customers have made the comment that Window Nation salespeople can be aggressive or pushy -- essentially trying to get that sale closed when they first come out and give you their bid. I haven't heard this as much lately, so perhaps when they sold in 2021, they changed this approach. I'll try and update this statement as I get more feedback.

"At the right price point and with their more premium window series, I'd say Window Nation is a solid option. Certainly worth a free bid in my opinion."

Imperial LS Rank: Top 10
(Amongst All Vinyl Windows)

Window Nation Warranty

The WN warranty is a limited lifetime warranty on the window frame and all parts being free of manufacturing defects. The warranty is transferable, but will only cover the new owner for an additional 5 years. The company offers a labor warranty for either 1, 5, or lifetime 0 depending on which warranty you purchase (they have a standard warranty or upgradable options).

The warranty specifics on the window itself is going to depend on the actual window manufacturer that you purchase. Always read the warranty prior to purchase as exclusions and coverage often change. Click for our page on replacement window warranties from all the major window companies.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: May 6, 2024

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Georgetown Window Reviews

The Georgetown is often WN's lowest priced option and therefore we often refer to it as an "entry level" offering. It is actually quite a good window series with a U-value of 0.30 and an air infiltration rating of .09. These are quite respectable numbers and anything under a .10 for AI should be considered a good option. (A .05 or below should be considered an excellent option.)

The Georgetown is a Vytex window that WN simply sells as their own. A pretty common practice in the industry. Given solid installation reviews and a reasonable price point, I would say the Georgetown is a good buy.

Dane - Site Editor

Not Sure Which Replacement Windows

Hey there love the site, so much information it’s tough to know where to even start. I was considering getting a bid from window nation, but before I did, I wanted to get your opinion on which of the many windows I should ask for a bid on. I will consider using your form, but I’m definitely going to get a bid from them since they have good reviews from our local branch.

Georgina - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Georgina, thank you for using our site and taking a look at our Window Nation Reviews page, we really do appreciate it. So, many WN branches sell different series based on what they have access to and the price point they’re able to purchase different series from the manufacturers at. This will affect what you’re able to get a bid on. My advice is to get a quote on as many window series as they were will allow you to. I would want to see the different price points for each of their different series.

Typically, the Georgetown is going to be their entry-level offering, but it’s stil pretty darn good, it’s just not a great series. Their best two window options, and again both might not be available at your local branch, are the Potomac HP and the Imperial LS. The Potomac is a Vytex series and the imperial LS is a Softlite series. Either one of these is excellent, especially when coupled with professional installation. Collect the WN bid, and then let’s work to get you a few more bids and then we can compare them all with one another and see what is the best fit for your budget and timeline in the home.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Window Nation Georgetown Bid

Hi Dane I'd love any recommendations you may have for affordable options or recommended contractors. I just got a WindowNations bid for replacing 11 windows for our 30 year old condo (all white, about 34 x 58"). The salesman touted their quality sealants and insulation, mold control that they spray, warranty, and their cews install. But I didn't like how, after I balked at his first bid of $13,391 financed for Georgetown model, he "found" military discounts to bring it down to $8850 for the same model if no financing and if I act by Sunday.

He also spoke negatively about their two lower levels, the UltraVision (he kinda suggested it was for house flippers, and said it would only save me $367) and said UltraView wasn't for me (something about color?). They may have a good product, but their pricing is so loosey-goosey that it erodes their credibility. I'd love to hear your thoughts on their bid, too. Thanks!

Mike - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mike, pretty typical sales approach that rubs me the wrong way as well. The Georgetown is a good window and the $8850 is a decent price for sure. all means, go out and get a few more bids to compare it to... [Here is our window list.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Georgetown Series Quote

I was recently quoted on the Vytex Georgetown from Window Nation. We don't plan to be in our home for more than 8 or 9 years so we aren't super hung up on getting the best window out there. More like a decent vinyl window. The bid was for a slider, fifteen double hungs and one series 7000 sliding patio door. The bid price was $9420.

Joanne - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Joanne, that isn't a bad price for a patio sliding door and 16 windows. WN tends to bid out projects a bit higher than what I'd like to see, but in your case it looks like your are paying roughly $475 each. That's a pretty fair price in my opinion for the Georgetown. Not the best window out there, but it sounds like its a pretty solid fit for your needs.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

Vytex Georgetown Series

Hello,we just got a quote from WindowNations to replace 26 double hungs, 11 are tempered glass (tall first floor windows), rest are bathroom, closet and bedroom windows on 2nd floor.

Quote was $17,576 with their Vyteck George series. I think it is too high... what do you think is a fair price? in the 10,000-12,000 range? We plan on selling the house in the next 2-3 years! I would appreciate your advice please. Thank you.

Winnie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Winnie, without seeing the project first hand I can't say much on price. The Vytex Georgetown is the company's entry level window and not the window I would choose for my home. Their Fortis and Potomac-hp windows are much better. You need more bids to see what local contractors/companies are going to charge for the project. If you are leaving the house in two to three years, you are in a tough spot. Likely, you will not get 100% return on your investment, great. If not, I might not put in new windows.

One option you may to consider is to go to your local home depot and ask what the guys who work in the window department recommend -- say you want their best window and see what it is and how much. Then find an installer on your own (yelp or craigslist), one who gets excellent reviews from lots of customers over a good amount of time. Typically they will charge $100 to $150 each for the install. If the windows cost you $350 per and the install costs $150 per, then you are at the $13K mark.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

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UltraView Window Reviews

ClimateGuard Ultraview Bid

Dane and Tim, I'm very glad I came across your website after our consultation with Window Nation. The sales reps were polite, nice guys, etc. etc. But, after reflection I quickly realized they're the typical salesman seeking to make the most money possible. By about the 30 minute mark of the presentation I could see the "used car salesman" rising to the surface.

I'm not mad at 'em, that's what a business is designed to do, make money. They're trying to feed their family just like me. So I get it and chalk it up as a learned lesson. Anyways, I'm looking at reviews and seeing other folks' estimates realizing I did not get a good price. I was quoted a total of 11 ClimateGuard Ultraview brand windows. 2 sliders at 57"x38" and 9 double hung; 2 double hungs at 36"x54", 6 double hungs at 36"x38", and 1 double hung at 28"x36". We were quoted $10,036.

I feel like we should be closer to $5500 to $7500. I have three days to cancel my contract, I plan to do this as soon as I hear back from you. Although, if you tell me a price range that is acceptable for the windows I need, and they're willing to meet that price, I will gladly still work with WN. So, what price range should I be looking for? Thanks for what you do!

Joe - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Hey Joe, so yes that bid sounds quite high to me. $912 each is a stiff price to pay, unless we are talking full frame replacement windows. Just means you have to keep collecting bids. I think your estimate is correct, anywhere from $500 to $666 each should get you a pretty good window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

[Joe's reply]

Hey Dane, thanks for the assistance and all of your Window Nation reviews - sooooo helpful. I called to cancel/renegotiate. They came down to $7700, which is $700 per installed window. I'm still not crazy about the price. I suppose back to the drawing board. I'd be glad to fill out the contractor lead, but I didn't see the link, or not sure what to click? If you let me know I'll be glad to do it. Thanks again,

Joe - Homeowner - from 2020

Window Nation vs MI Windows

I live in a 90 year old cedar shingled home and need to replace the final group of my almost 100 year old windows. In 2012 WN installed 8 UltraViews for $4211. Recently I replaced 14 more double hung. WN had quoted me $7500. Since I did have a bit of customer service issue with them and 2 of their windows had gas leaks I went with another local company that had rave reviews on Angie’s List. Window Universe just installed 14 Mi windows for $7384.

Although their customer service and installation people were top notch, I am not so pleased with the windows. They are very boxy and I lost a lot of glass/light space. I am a female senior citizen and guess I should have done my research. I asked if the windows would match the others and the color does, but not the style. The frames are thicker and glass space much smaller. After reading the reviews on your page, I am concerned about their quality as well.

My last stage of replacement will include 9 narrow stable windows and 2 more double hung. These are the hardest to let go as they are solid wood with thick beveled wood grids. I can’t afford new wood ones. Sorry for rambling, but I don’t think I want the Mi. Should I go with the WN UltraView or could you recommend something comparable in price but better quality. I live in Cleveland Ohio. Thanks.

D - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

D, if you want to replace wood windows with vinyl, but perform immensely better, go with a high quality vinyl series from one of the following companies: Okna, Sunrise, or Soft-Lite. All three of these companies should have a presence in Cleveland. The wood laminates do a good job of looking like wood, without the hassle and breakdown of materials over time.

Google "okna windows in cleveland ohio" for instance and see what local companies carry the brand. Have them come out and give you a bid and let them know you would like them to bring any samples they have of the wood laminates they carry. These options are going to be more expensive than the MI or Ultraview series, think $650 each as an average. However, they are some of the best performing and highest quality vinyl windows you can get. Hopefully, you can match the style of these with your existing windows.

Let me know how it goes!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Ultraview Window Reviews

I received the following quote from WN for 12 39x54 double hung s: Window Nation to furnish and install the following: 12 windows ULTRA-VIEW MODEL. Clean up and haul away of old windows and debris. .07 Air infiltration rating

Lead- Safe Certified: WN is lead-safe certified and embraces the EPA’s safety guidelines for proper handling and disposal of lead contaminated materials.

Total Price: $15,144

FINAL PRICE: $ 6300.00 good until 12/31/2017

I have also received quotes for Wincore 7700 windows from a local supplier for $230 out the door, and an instill price from a contractor for $100 peach, including capping and caulking. WindowNation has come down several times since they came out two weeks ago, is their “Final Price” worth it? Is it better than the Wincore?

I live in Cleveland, OH

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kevin, WN offers nice windows and the Ultra View is quite a good window. However, the Wincore 7700 is a pretty darn good vinyl window and the price you were quoted is REALLY good. The $100 for the install is average (the fact that it includes capping seems very competitive). The Wincore 7700 for $350 installed each is a VERY good deal.

How funny is that that WindowNation started out at $15K and now their price is $6K?

I'm on the fence here. For $6300, I might would go with WindowNation, but I would be tempted to go with the Wincore 7700. I might see if you can order the 7700 with a foam injected fill, upgraded glass package and a reinforced sill and see how much that would run you. Those upgrades would turn the 7700 into a very solid vinyl window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

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Window Nation Envision Reviews

The Envision series is available through certain dealers and homeowners can expect the following window energy efficiency numbers: U-value .27, SHGC .29, air infiltration rating .06, and a structural design pressure of 40. All in all, these are very solid numbers. My understanding is that the Envision is the Soft-Lite Bainbridge, which is a good series in general.

Dane - Site Editor

Envision Price Quote

Hello Tim, I have 2 quotes for 10 replacements. Home Depot offers me the the Simonton 6100. Including trimming around the frames and installation for $ 7972.00 Window Nation an Envision model with their unique installation and custom window made to measure just for you for 7274 after an initial offer of more than 15000. Please let me know if they are fair offers for the quality of windows offers. Thanks!

Ronnie - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Ronnie, the Home Depot quote is too high and I would toss it. The Envision window is a good option -- it is actually a Soft-Lite Bainbridge model. Crazy initial bid though. An okay price for 10 windows. If this were my project, I would continue collecting bids to see if I could find a better installtion price than $727 each.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Nation Envision Windows

I just received my quote for 9 windows installed for $8800 ( all sliders ) from WN. The day the salesman came to my house he gave me a brochure for the imperial ls. I called him the next day with some questions and told me I was getting the envision because they don’t make the imperial in dark brown and that they are the same window just the locks are different. This seems a little odd and expensive for that window. What are you thoughts?

June - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

My understanding is that the Window Nation Envision series is the Soft-Lite Bainbridge, not the Imperial LS. I feel like the Soft-Lite Imperial LS is quite a bit better than the Bainbridge or Envision.

The Bainbridge is a decent enough window, but I'm not sure that's genuine to say it's the same as the Imperial LS. Quite a bit to pay for either window to be honest. I think you need to grab some more bids to see if that price is inflated or is fair for the job required.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Envision Windows By Window Nation

Hello, We are considering vinyl replacements for our house 23 total. We received a quote from Window Nation for Envision windows made by soft-Lite for a total of $17,300. I cannot find these windows on the Soft-Lite web site and would like to know your opinion of the quality of these windows and the price quoted. Are their better options or recommendations?

John - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

John, the Window Nation Envision window is indeed a relabeled Soft-Lite window, specifically their Bainbridge series. The Bainbridge is a step up from the Barrington (their entry level window) and is pretty darn solid: design pressure of 40, air infiltration of 0.06, .29 U-factor, .37 VT and .28 SHGC.

$750 each though is relatively steep. I'd get a few more bids -- I think you can do better than that (and if you can't, at least you tried...). I'd try and get a bid from Okna, Sunrise, Polaris, Kensington, Vytex, or even Vinylmax. The two V companies stick to their premium models, while the others you can go with their mid range options. I'd get a couple of these bids and then see where you stand.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Window Nations Envision Quote

I am trying to evaluate window the Envision series. I like the lower profile frame and the .55 VT while not sacrificing much energy efficiency Ufactor .27; shgc .29; air leakage .06; structural DP 40 153mph; water R40 48mph—8” rain per hour. I liked this window as visible light is very important to me and want to balance with energy efficiency. Most other windows I looked at I could easily notice the green tint (eg thompson creek just one example) and am very concerned about it cutting out the natural light I currently get in the house. Thompson Creek Windows Reviews

I have original aluminum-windows from 1993, double pain but no gas or coatings. They are very cheap builder grade and are hot or cold to touch and get so much condensation on the interior of the window I have to towel off the bottom of window and it’s creating a mold problem in bathroom. However, they let in lots of natural light.

I live in Leesburg VA 20175 and the prices are just ridiculous in this county. In a perfect world, I would like to have a decent window that will last 13-17 yrs but I don’t want to pay a fortune. TC quote was for $29000 for 21 Double hungs vs WN at 19,000. Both included replacing 2 windowsills and tempered obscure slider over tub to replace current side by side DH.

Having the cost sheet would help and Any opinion you can give me on the envision window would help - thanks for your window nation reviews page, it has really been a godsend for our research.

CC - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

CC, those are vey good numbers indeed on the Envisions series. TC and WN have a tendency to put out what seem to me at least to be higher than expected bids. I'll send you the cost sheet but in your case it won't help (all the numbers are going to probably be lower.)

Maybe call these guys and get a bid -- I have no idea if they are good or not, but they sell a great product. You could do this for all of the top manufacturers listed on our best replacement windows page -- Okna, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Wincore, Marvin. Get a few bids and see if this brings any more clarity to your situation.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Polaris vs Envision

What are your thoughts about Polaris vs Envision? We got a quote for 28 vinyl double hungs for 700 dollars each. That seems high to me? What are your thoughts? Thank you.

Kaci - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kaci, Polaris sells three replacement series. Their mid range, the ThermalWeld, is quite good and their premium, the Ultraweld, is a top contender in the vinyl window market. I'd put the Envision on par with the ThermalWeld. So $700 each for the ThermalWeld sounds high to me. $500 to $600 each is more of what I'd expect for this quality of window.

I think you need two more bids to round out your bid process and to give you a few more options. You can also use the lowest of the four bids to bring back to the Polaris or Window-Nations salesman to see if they will come down in price from their initial bid.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Window Nation Envision Windows

I recently got a quote from WindowNation for Soft-Lite Envision windows, but I can't find this window on the company website. The local company that gave me the bid said that they are an exclusive window made for them by Soft-Lite. Is this a good window or not? Thanks.

Elliott - Homeowner - from 2015

[Site Editor's Response]

Elliott, thanks for the question, I hadn't heard of this Soft-Lite model so I did some checking. It does look like this is a relabeled window that is marketed by Window Nation. This is a fairly common practice that companies use for marketing purposes, mainly because when they say "we carry an exclusive Soft-Lite window that is available to no one but us," it often sounds impressive.

Here is the deal on the Envision window - it's simply a rebadged or relabeled Bainbridge Model, which is listed on the Soft-Lite website. The Bainbridge is one of their entry level models (a step up from the Barrington). The window is not bad by any means: air infiltration of 0.06, DP40 structural rating, .29 U-factor, .28 SHGC and .37 VT.

However, it is not as good as a number of the other Soft-Lite windows, including the Pro, Imperial LS and Elements models. I would say that with good installation and a fair price point, the Envision should be just fine for most homes. I would certainly get a couple more bids to compare prices and features and to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2015

Window Nation vs Andersen

I have a rather large house with Marvin wood windows - drafty, some rotten sills - you get my point. I'm only plan on being in the home for say 5 or 7 more years, but not too much longer.

I have 4 bids and am overwhelmed because each company says their product is the best and most efficient. The prices are wildly different.

The following are the bids installed:

Anderson Renewal $1,125 each

Marvin Integrity Wood-Ultrex $910 each

Okna 400 Series - $730 each

WindowNation Grandview - $515

Steve - Homeowner - from 2015

[Contractor Response]

Steve, I rarely if ever recommend going with the lowest priced series, but if you are only planning on living in the house for 5 to 7 years, I might consider the Vytex Grandview (I believe this is perhaps an off label, I would ask if it's a Vytex window - the WindowNation site seemed to indicate that it was). These are an okay middle of the road vinyl window...not as good as the Okna, but obviously less expensive.

The Renewals are crazy expensive and honestly not worth the cost, not for a composite window. The Milgard Integrity is a very solid wood clad, but you aren't going to recoup your costs in your time frame. (Check out Marvin Integrity prices here.)

The buyer will probably never ask about the windows anyway. Make sure that you are getting really thorough installation and you should be just fine with a mid range vinyl window. (I always suggest asking for their most thorough installation team and mention that you are really concerned with making sure that the project is done proerply the first long as the installation is good, you should be just fine.)

Dane - Contractor - from 2015

Loving My New Windows

We recently had our windows replaced by WindowNation and are thrilled with our new windows. They were well priced and I think they are great looking and performing windows. The only problem we had is I went out and purchased new blinds to go with my new windows, but they never told us that during installation they would remove the window seal, so I have no way of hanging the blinds. But I guess that is my fault and it's not their place to tell me these things. Overall a great experience, professional sales staff and installers.

Wendy - Consumer - from 2011

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Potomac Windows Reviews

-- Estimated Potomac-HP Cost: $550 to $750 installed --
(assumes medium-sized opening and retrofit installation)

Potomac HP vs Grandview

Hi Dane, I would love your advice. I have read all the questions and comments on your sight and just wanted you thoughts on if the increased price was worth it. We are looking at 16 double hungs (2 of which are on the large size typical so a bit more costly). My husband and I live in the Pittsburgh PA area so it's cold in the winter average temps in the low 30s and in the summer around 85 most days.

We will be using window nation after getting pricing from several other big name companies that are just out of the budget ranging $25k-32k.

Window Nation had quoted us:

14,800 for Grandview windows

17,500 for Potomac windows

Of course, we plan to live in the house, if all goes according to plan for the next 12-15 years. I was hoping you could weigh in if the Potomac windows are worth the extra couple thousand. Thanks.

Amanda - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Amanda, this is a tricky answer with your medium range timeline in the home...I tend to think that yes the Potomac-HP windows is worth that price difference over the Grandview -- roughly $125 more each as my guesstimate for the 16 windows. It's kind of a coin flip for me -- I would probably take a hard look at my finances and decide whether I could swing it. It would be a nice upgrade for sure...

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Potomac Price Quote

I have an arched window above 2 double-hungs (see attached picture). I'm replacing the double-hungs with Vytex Potomac. When the technician from Vytex came out to measure, he informed me that the arched window and the double-hungs are one unit, and needs to be replaced as well.

I'm waiting for the local Vytex office (Window Nation) to give me a quote on the arched window. In the meantime, I would very much appreciate your input on the price of the arch window. For reference, I signed a contract with WN for $1k per double-hung so the 2 windows under the arch is $2k.

I like your website so much that I have told my friends and relatives about it. It's so very kind and generous of you to answer people's questions, like mine, for free. THANK YOU!

Sophie - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sophie, thank you for the kind words.

So…arched windows can be pricey…I’m thinking $1500 to $2000 based on what they quoted you for the double hungs. I’m not quite seeing how those two double hungs are worth $1K each. I definitely think you need to expand your search to get some price comparisons. As soon as you introduce windows like arched tops into the mix, you are going to get even larger price variations than before. Window Nations bids have been quite high as of late from what I’m seeing.

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Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Potomac vs Reliabilt 3900

Hello, I live in Maryland and need 15 DH windows. I have 3 quotes and would like your thoughts as I've appreciated your window nation reviews quite a bit.

Window Nation -- Vytex Potomac - $11, 253
Home Depot --HD 6500 (Simonton Reflections 5500) -$10,995

Lowes -- Reliabilit 3900 by Atrium - $6,875


Joe - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Hey Joe, so the low bid on the Reliabilt 3900 windows is not my pick for best long term value. If you are staying in the home for 7 years or less, I might consider it for the simple fact that it's so much cheaper than the other bids. (I hate giving this advise since then the next homeowner has to deal with a lower end window, but my advise is for you so...)

The Vytex Potomac-hp is a top tier vinyl window with a .03 air infiltration rating, triple weatherstripping, and a composite sash reinforcement. At $750 each, that's not necessarily a smoking deal, but it's certainly in the ballpark in terms of price.

The Simonton Reflections 5500 is a good vinyl window, not as good as the Potomac, but still good. But that's no cheaper than the Potomac and the bid is from HD and I'm always hesitant about their subcontractors. Some are good and some not so much. Bottom line, the Potomac through Window Nation is the better deal.

If you can buy the Reflections 5500 from HD and find a good local installer, that might save you some money. Not sure if you want to go this route but you can go to Yelp and find highly rated installers and see if they will give you a bid for the installation. The other option is to go back to Window Nation and tell them that if they can do the job for $700 each, then you're in. That's $10,500. That's the number I'd throw out and then give them some time to mull it over. Probably depends on their work load if they bite or not.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Window Nation Complaint

My husband and I chose Window Nation out of Monroeville, PA (near Pittsburgh) to install 21 new Potomac windows in our home because they were advertising a buy 1 can 1 free deal. After the windows were installed, we heard from a very reliable source that the ACTUAL cost of our windows were about $600 a piece. Ours figured out to be $1,037 each with parts and labor WITH the buy 1 get 1 free deal. It figures out to about $2,074 each WITHOUT the deal!

Two of our windows were very small picture windows and they charged us $1,179 each WITH the buy 1 get 1 deal. This means that each of those small windows would be $2,358 WITHOUT the buy 1 get 1 deal! I spoke with a guy from Vytex (the window manufacturer) and he confirmed that our window costs about $600 each! My husband decided to anonymously call W-N to ask what the price was for the same size Potomac Window that we had installed. The woman tried to avoid the question for quite some time until my husband insisted on an answer. She finally confirmed what we already knew....about $600 each.

I then decided to do some research and emailed a woman who had 1 Potomac window installed from W-N. She replied saying that hers cost her about $670. I'm guessing they hope nobody calculates the cost each on a larger job. We felt very cheated! My husband spoke to the sales manager, Ray, many times. As he tried to justify the amount, numbers did not add up. We asked for a price breakdown right from the start and they would not provide one. After a month of pleading with them and corresponding back and forth via email, Mr. Price finally sent it to me.

We are astounded by the individual price of each window! We certainly do not agree with the price each....especially after hearing many times over what the TRUE cost was. For a company who tries to obtain 100% customer satisfaction, they definitely failed with us. Mr. price turned our complaint over to his boss, Shawn, the Regional Sales Manager. I insisted that the only way we would continue to communicate is via email and I never received one single email from Mr. Gallagher.

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Jennifer - Homeowner - from 2018

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Window Nation Reviews :: Grandview Series

The Grandview series is actually made by Vytex, a manufacturer with a solid reputation in the industry. This relabeling is a relatively common practice, and the Grandview model is a strong second tier vinyl window. The Grandview series is more or less the Vytex Georgetown model with a few nice upgrades.

The Grandview series, when coupled with professional installation, should provide nice long term value -- depending on the price point of course. Performance wise, consumers can expect the Window Nation Grandview series to deliver a .26 U-factor and a .08 air infiltration rating, .27 solar heat, .49 visible transmittance
I would give the Window Nation Grandview Series a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating.

Dane - Site Editor

Grandview Bid

Hi Dan, I have an offer $20,000 from WN Vytex Grandview window: 32 double hungs, 1 Double casement and 2 fixed picture window, a total of 35 windows total. Please let me know if this is a good deal, also is it worth to upgrade to Fortis series. Thank you.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nick, that's an excellent price. The Fortis is the better series in my opinion, so yes I would definitely see what they are going to charge for upgrading the series. But that price on 35 windows is quite good. I'd probably still suggest getting a couple more bids to see what's out there, but that is a fantastic start!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Grandview Series vs Renewal By Andersen

Hi there, I live outside of Newark Delaware and plan to replace my 19 double hungs this winter.

United Distinct 5900 Series $16K (United Windows Reviews)
Okna 500 Series: $21K
Window Nation Grandview Series: $26K
Renewal by Anderson Series: $36k

I’d love to get your opinion.

Ken - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ken, I would say either the Okna or the Vytex options would be the best. The United 5900 series if you plan on being in the home for less than 7 years. The Renewal price bid is just too high.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

WN vs Pella

Dane, thank you so much in advance for answering my questions - I have 24 windows - I filled out the form on the site and this is what I've come up with so far. Love to get your opinions as you said at the top of the site. This is full installation and not were they cut the window out.

Window Nation Grandview - Price Quote - $26K
Pella 250 Series - Price Quote - $29K (includes triple pane)
Long Home Kensington Quantum 2 - Price Quote - $32.5K (also a glass upgrade)
Provia Aspect - Price Quote - $33.5K (ProVia Windows Reviews)
Okna 7500 - Price Quote - $8K (yikes)

Leeza - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Leeza, first off thank you for filling the form, that is very considerate of you and yes, of course, I will help you through these quotes. The Grandview quote for full frame installation is decent. If that WN "branch" has good/great reviews, this is definitely a contender in my book. However, the Grandview is not a world beater, but it is a very solid unit. I guess what I'm saying is this would be my pick IF this ISN'T your forever home. The price is reasonable and the installer is good (unless they get bad reviews...)

If this IS your forever home (let's put this figure at 20 years plus), then I would do the Kensington Quantum 2 or the ProVia Aspect, in that order. The Okna quote is ridiculous (but I do love that window, but just too much money!) That's the order based on just the price quotes and series offered. The ratings/reviews on the installers would play a big part in my decision. Google both companies and see how they do across three or four review sites to get an overall picture.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2023

Grandview Series Price From WN

Hello, I just got a quote from Window Nation for 8 Grandviews (4) 36x45 and (4) 36x60 for 9200 installed including capping and install. This seem like a good deal in northern Ohio?

Bill - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Bill, that's a pretty good price with capping and install. I'd say you have one good quote. I'd get two more and then compare the three.

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Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Window Nation vs Home Depot

HI Dane, I was reading your Window Nation Reviews and see that you felt that Jennifer"s quote of $13,950 for 10 double hung Grandview windows was too high. I have a quote from WN of $16,624 for 10 double hung Grandview windows plus two sliding glass doors. The quote is not broken out between windows and doors, but after reading your response to Jennifer, I wonder what you feel about this quote.

This was the third quote I got and the lowest of the three. The Home Depot replacement windows quotes was 17,904 for 10 windows and two doors (all Simonton 6100). Renewal by Anderson window cost was $29,600 (yikes!) for just the 10 windows.

Have I happened to talk just to overpriced companies? If so, could you please email a list of other windows I should lnto? I live in the 22152 zip code in Northern Virginia.

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Nancy, the WN quote is actually pretty solid given the two sliding doors. I'm not saying it's cheap by any means, but for today's prices, it is lower than what I've seen elsewhere. Having said that, I think you have one good bid, but it would be better to have a

couple more bids to compare them with.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Double Hung Grand View Windows

Hi Dane I got a quote for ten double hung grand view windows. After all of the special discounts and one time deals, the price went from $26k installed to $13950. Still seems crazy! Any thoughts on this bid? Thank you!!

Jennifer - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Jennifer, it definitely seems high to me as well. Here is my list for you to keep looking.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Window Nation Grandview Project

Hi Dane, your site is informative on the Window Nation reviews. Thank you. My situation is I am looking for companies that will finance a window project for 43 windows in a commercial building. This is an old property, 1890 and really needs new windows. Its an old hotel and I'm looking at vinyl replacement.

So far I can only get WN to offer financing for windows and install. $38,500 for 43 Grandview. Mixed sizes but some very large. Concerns I have are I know this is a high price and I worry about Window Nation doing a good job. Their reviews are mixed and this is not going to be a simple job with the buildings age. Can you suggest a company that is solid that finances commercial in MD zip code 21639?

Jeremy - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Jeremy, unfortunately I know little about the commercial market. I can provide you with a list of what I consider very good windows and you can see if they'll provide you with a bid and financing on a project of this size. I should also mention that you could go with a bigger company like a Ply Gem, Simonton, or even MI who are used to larger commercial projects. Not always the best windows, but it could be a better fit for your needs.

Here is my list.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

[Jeremy's Reply]

Thanks. WN has been the best with everything. $820 each for the grand view, some large some average for a old hotel built in 1890 with some very old windows. Everywhere I've called either won't do or won't finance commercial except window nation. Rather defeating. I will look into your suggestions. I know that price is a bit high but all things considered they have made it easy and seem to have quality reviews and been in business for awhile. Thanks.

Jeremy - Homeowner - from 2022

Grandview Windows Bid

Hi Dane, just got an estimate of $7560 for 11 double hung Grandview windows with full screens from Window Nation in MD. The Vytex factory is 20 miles down the road. That comes to about $700 a window installed. They said 16 weeks lead time. I have a dealer/ installer for Sunrise nearby. I have 30 day price protection with WN for a comparable product with the same warranty.

Is the Sunrise product better if I can get it at a cheaper price installed? The Window Nation sales guy talked up a good story with all the Grandview features. The Georgetown is the same as Grandview without the low expansion foam in the frame. He started at $8600 and went down to $7560 for the Grandview. I just don't know if the juice is worth the squeeze to save $25-50 a window with Sunrise. Your thoughts? Thanks.

Paul - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Paul, I would rather have a Sunrise window over the WN Grandview. It's the better window, so if it is less money, then you should definitely go that route in my opinion. The Grandview is an okay option, but I'd prefer the Potomac-hp from Vytex if I was making a long term investment in my home. I would collect the Sunrise bid and a bid from a Vytex bid outside of WindowNation and then do a three way comparison with the price quotes all in front of me.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

Window Nation Prices

Hello, I would appreciate your feedback on a price quote from Window Nation to replace 19 windows with their Grand View model. Sixteen of the 19 are W: 36" H: 61". The others are smaller. When I looked at the Vytex website and did not find any reference to this model, I called to ask some questions. The only information they would provide was that the Grand View fell between the Georgetown and the Fortis in terms of quality. It was clear that their agreement with Window Nation precluded any further advice/information for me.

In reading through your window nation reviews website, it seems this quote is a bit steep. We like what we read about Vytex but wonder if we should pursue a higher model or at least get a better price on the Grand View. Hello again—just wanted to add that I live in Colora, MD (between Baltimore and Philadelphia). They quoted $15,672. Thanks for your help.

Shirley - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Shirley, yes the Grandview series is made specifically for Window-Nation and yes they are correct that is a step up from the Georgetown and a step down from the Fortis. Yes, that seems on the high side to me...although prices have been pretty nutty over the past three months. I think the key in this market is to collect a fair number of leads. Sometimes I find the prices to be about the same as what I'd expect...but often I find one or two that really stands out...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

GrandView Windows Prices

Hi Dane and Tim, I was recently quoted $11,300.00 from Window-Nation for 14 GrandView series (specifically 12 double hungs; and 2 two-part sliders). All vinyl, 2 Panel/Low-e and Argon. The sales rep later offered us the SolarBan 70XL as an upgrade at no additional cost. According to the sales rep, the SolarBan 70XL is a better window.

Which is a better option - SolarBan 70XL or GrandView? Is $11,300 a fair price for either SolarBan or Grandview

Charlene - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Charlene, the Grandview is a good option, solid. The Solarban 70xl is the glass upgrade they offered to put on the windows. I included a link to the page below if you care to read about it. The glass upgrade will provide better U-value and SHGC numbers, basically better energy efficiency.

You may want to get a couple more bids to compare that Grandview bid might be paying too much for what you’re getting. $800 a window might get you a better window than the Grandview. Brands to look for include Soft-Lite, Polaris, Okna, Sunrise Windows, Kensington, and Zen.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

[Charlene's Reply]

Dane, thank you so much for the feedback. My husband and I really appreciate it. In the interim, we heard from Window Nation and they offered us the Greystone Collection window for the same amount of money. Would you pay $11,300 for 14 windows?

Charlene - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Charlene, I honestly have never heard of the Greystone Collection. They sell like 12 different windows in different areas. If this were me, I'd be very upfront with them and ask them which relabeled window this is. After all, you have a right to know what you are actually buying.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Nation Grandview

Hello, in April of 2020 we received a "discounted" quote from Window Nation for 13 Grandview windows at an installed price of $13080. We live in the Washington, DC Metro area. Is this a reasonable quote for our area? Thanks!

Paul - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

No, I think that's too high for that window. Now it could be that you have a complicated job in terms of the install so that could be driving the each price up like that. Get two more bids and you'll get your answer. There is a good Okna dealer in your area (although also not cheap). See if you can find local Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Kensington, or even a Zen dealers (as long as they are selling a Soft-Lite and not an Alside window). Get a couple more bids and I'm happy to give you my opinion on how they stack up to the Window Nation bid.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Grandview Series Cost

Hey there my girlfriend had a quote from sales guy that says he works for WindowNation. WN manufactures Grandveiw windows at the plant in ohio, but its says your company makes them. They say buy 1 get 1 free .so she is has 12 windows so 6 should be free yes.double hung double pain for all 12 windows. And the bid was 12500. Is that a lot?

Ted - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

The Grandview is a decent series, but $12,500 for 12 windows is quite high. Try to get a few more bids to compare them to....try Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Okna, Zen, Polaris and Kensington. Their mid range window series are going to be a solid option for you. Get the bids, compare them and go from there!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Nation vs. Window Source 9000

I am replacing 14 double hung and one sliding glass door in my townhome in northern Virginia. I have received 4 quotes. Window World quoted me the series 4000 DH DS and Window Nation quoted me the Grandview window and Window Source quoted the 9000 series. Are they of equal quality? Of the quotes I received they ranged from $15,445 down to $8,986.

Of course I like the cheaper price but want 2 make sure I get a quality product. Also, want 2 make sure I am properly comparing the estimates. Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated on the windows and vendor. Thanks in advance for your time and your hard work on window nation reviews - invaluable!

Debra - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Debra, I don't know much about Window Source of Virginia, but they received very good online reviews. Their premium 9000 series looks good although I don't know what window this actually is. My notion is this is a relabeled window (meaning they sell another company's windows). Could you find out which window they are selling, I could give you a much better opinion if I knew.

The Window Nation Grandview model is a decent middle of the road vinyl window. Not a top tier window, but quite solid for lots of homeowners. Assuming good installation, the Grandview model ought to serve you well. The Window World 4000 series is the entry level window and is a poor product. Not something I would want in my house unless I was selling in the next 7 years or I was going to use it as a rental.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Grandview Series Quote

Hi Tim, My name is Kevin I just bought a home from the 1940's and we definitely need all new windows. We got a quote from window nation for: 16 windows and 1 door.

11 Double Hung
Configuration: Equal Sashes
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon

2 Picture Window
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon

1 2 Part Slider
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon

1 2 Part Slider
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon/Tempered Full/OBS Full

1 Double Hung
Configuration: Equal Sashes
Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon

Special Product
3 Special Product
Provia Entry Door

They quoted us at $21,836. We have no idea if that is good or not we have no clue when it comes to windows. We don't want to get ripped off and we aren't sure whether they are good windows or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated as are at a loss.

Kevin - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Kevin, that is a pretty steep bid for the Grandview model. Let's say the door is $2500. That means the average cost for your 18 windows (I considered the two part sliders as 4 windows) came out to $1075 each. That's quite a price tag for a window that delivers an air infiltration rating of .08. Admittedly, I don't know how many lineal feet you have in all so I'm more or less making a generic observation.

The bottom line is this: the way to figure out how that bid compares is to get more bids from quality local dealers. My recommendation is to google, for instance, "Polaris Windows in Springfield Ohio" and see if any local companies in your hometown carry these brands.

Search for the following: Sunrise, Okna, Soft-lite, Polaris, HiMark, Kensington, Zen, Alpen, and Vytex. I listed these vinyl window manufacturers in order from best reputation to good reputation.

Find the local companies that carry these brands, call them up, and get a few free bids. Make sure to tell each one that you are comparing bids and that you would appreciate their best bid at the start. Feel free to email me the bids and I'm happy to give you my opinion on what is the best deal.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Window Nation Grandview Bid

Dear Tim and Dane, I received a quote of $11.7 K from WN to replace all 17 windows of my house with their Grandview. The window specs are as follows. 2 (33X64), 2 (25X65 tempered glass), 1 (41X40), 4 (33X76 tempered glass), 7 (33X64) and 1 (25X52) all with low E argon, double pane, triple reflector coating and neat glass . Does this seem reasonable or should I negotiate further? Thanks.

Sid - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Sid, I think you should always negotiate to find the best price possible - have you taken a peek at our window nation reviews - this has some good past pricing. The price quote is certainly in the realm of reasonable, but you might be able to get a better deal elsewhere. I always suggest getting three bids and then using those three bids to help generate the best price.

Without seeing the project myself, it's very difficult to ascertain how fair it is. That's where the local bids come in -- don't hesitate to tell the other companies who give you a bid that you are collecting three quotes and would appreciate their best price up front as this is an important, but not the only, factor that will be driving your decision.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

Grandview vs Polaris Ultraweld

Hi, I received a quote from Window Nation today for 13 vinyl replacement windows called the GrandView made by Vytex. They seem like a pretty good window, but what do I know? Trying to compare windows online is mind boggling for me because I've never done this before and I'm not sure what to look for. I have a mid-range budget. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The quote from Window Nation for 13 double hung vinyl replacement window (with grids on top), including installation, is $9835.00. Is this a good price and is this a good Window?

My second consideration is to buy the Polaris brand windows from Modern Builders Supply and have them installed by an independent contractor who is someone I know. Thanks for your help.

Leslie - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Leslie, the Vytex Grandview window is good — .08 air infiltration and .26 U-factor (depends on the glass, but this is with the low-e/grids option). $750 each is okay, but not what I'd call an out-of-this-world price for what I would consider a top end mind range window.

If Modern Builders Supply carries the Polaris Ultraweld series, then you've got a top tier window. The numbers are very impressive on the Ultraweld, I think a sub .04 air infiltration. Now this window is probably worth the $750 installed -- assuming an installer charges you say $125 each for the install portion. If you can get this window and a local window installer with good online reviews, this would be the road I would take!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Grandview Model Review

Hi Tim and Dane, I stumbled onto your site today and found the information really helpful, thank you!

I am working with Window Nation on an estimate and this is what they gave me. I’m really not sure if this is a good deal or not. The experience was a lot like buying a car and negotiating, quite overwhelming!

14 double hung vinyl windows - 12 are 36x53 - 1 is 23x33 (tempered glass) - 1 is 36x37 (tempered glass)

They are Grandview models with following features: 2 pane/ low E and Argon, Full Flat colonial grids, Full flex screens. Triple silver double pane/neat glass upgrade - .26 u factor, .27 solar heat, .49 visible transmittance

Initial price he returned was almost 21k!

End result after 3 hours of back and forth at my dining room table is 10,070 (includes taxes)

Is this a good deal? That’s about $719 each.

Thanks for your help!

Ed - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ed, the Vytex Grandview is good, but not a great vinyl series. I'm not totally sure it's worth $720 each. I think you should be able to get a top tier vinyl window for that price. I would suggest you get a couple more bids to see some comparison prices. You can always go back to Window Nation.

If you said Window Nation wanted to sell you the Soft-Lite Imperial LS for $720, I would say that's fair, but not the Grandview. Of course, I don't know what your project specifics are, so I can't say if the price is unfair or not.

See if you can find a local company or dealer who sells the Okna 400, 500 or 800, Sunrise Classic or Restorations, Soft-Lite Imperial LS or Elements, Polaris Ultraweld, HiMark 500, Zen Lotus, or Vytex Fortis or Potomac-hp, both of which are better windows than the Vytex Grandview. All of these would be better windows than the Grandview and I'll bet you could get it for close to that $720.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Ed's Reply]

Thanks so much Dane!

We aren't looking for a top level window as we are original owners of our house of 21 years and don't plan on being here for another 21!

We just want to get out of the drafty, heat and cold seeping windows we have now :) I

f I could get window nation down to $600 a window do you think that would be fair? Or do you think it's not even worth that price point.

My problem is I sat with them for 3 hours last night and signed up, but I have 3 days to cancel. I told them today I was considering canceling and waiting to see if they lower the estimate.

Thanks for your help, window nation reviews, and insight!

Ed - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

If you can get them down to $600 then yes I'd say that's fair.

My point is this -- just because they came out and gave you an estimate doesn't mean they DESERVE your business.

I just don't want to see you overpaying for a middle of the road window when you could get the Sunrise Classic/standard for $650 and that's a better window than the Grandview in my opinion.

I do understand your position and it can be a stressful situation, which is ridiculous since it is windows!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Grandview Window Quote

Good Day; Upon doing some research I recently received a quote from the website. The quote was to replace 24 Windows, Mid-Range Budget, Vinyl Window Frame, Double Hung Window, Standard Replacement Installation. Total Cost: $10,560 (Includes Windows and Installation) I also received a quote from Window-Nation for roughly the same work, adding a door to window, window to sliding glass door conversion. Total Cost: $18,343.00

Specifications: Model: Grand-View • Style: Double Hung • Factory Recommended Pattern • Glass: Extreme 2 Pane/Low-E & Argon • Configuration: Equal Sashes • Grids: Prairie Contour - Top Sash • Screen: Half Screen • Color: Interior White/Exterior White

Why is there such a contrast in price quotes? Should the specifications listed amount to a difference of $8000.00? What should I be looking at as a price range to have 24 windows replaced, with the specifications above, and conversion mentioned? Your expertise, and thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Please provide your insight - thank you for your window nation reviews and have a blessed day.

Lorne - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lorne, there can be tremendous differences in window prices for all sorts of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that companies can charge whatever they want and whatever the market will bear. I think you need a couple more quotes to round out what you currently have. Have you checked out our list of recommended window brands page? Google the "window brand and your hometown" and see if any local companies carry these recommended brands and have them come out and give you a quote.

The great thing about quotes is that they are free and they are essentially learning sessions for you. Ask all sorts of questions about how the different options such as grids, screens, glass packages affect the price.

Once you get your four quotes, then you are probably ready to make a better judgement on what you should go with. I actually think the price for a good mid range vinyl window, plus the additional work is probably in the $13K to $15K range, but that's just my gut response without seeing the actual work. The additional bids should shed more light. Feel free to send me all the bids when you get them and I can give you my opinion...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Great View Replacement Windows

I have a bid with a company in Maryland for 7 Great View vinyl replacement windows. Now, however, I cannot find any specs or info about these windows on the internet. I want to say they are made by Vytex, but don't show on the Vytex website. Do you have any info? Are they any good? Thanks.

Nick - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nick, I believe that the Grand View window series window is made by Vytex and relabeled by Window Nation. The Grand View window has a .08 air infiltration rating, .26 U-factor and a .27 SHGC, generally good numbers for a vinyl window. I would say that the Grand View is a solid mid range window, perhaps a bit on the better side of that mid mark. Window Nation gets good reviews in many cases, they also get their detractors. I think assuming you are getting solid installation from the local company, the Grand View windows are a good bet.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Window Nation Reviews :: Imperial LS Series

Certain Window Nation branches sell the Soft-Lite Imperial LS window, considered by many to be a great vinyl window. The Imperial LS comes standard with some high quality features, including triple weather stripping, an Intercept Spacer, and a kevlar reinforced meeting rail. One of the most impressive numbers on the Imperial LS is the .03 air infiltration number. A very impressive vinyl window and definitely on my top ten list. I would give the Window Nation Imperial LS a 5 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

Imperial LS vs Comfort Smart

Hi Dane, thank you again so much for your help in choosing windows and your window nation reviews pages. We put the replacement project on hold after our last email and now decided to go forward. When I emailed Windows Nation back, it appears they no longer use Soft Lite's Imperial LS but now uses Great lake's comfort smart series. They said the quality of the windows are superior to Imperial LS, at the same time, they lowered our quote by 1000 dollars....

Wondering what your thoughts are on this product? Or should I go with Zen Windows lotus windows instead?

Their brochure is as below:

Mandy - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

I don't buy that explanation from WN. The Imperial LS is a great window, while the Comfort Smart is the company's mid range window. I would go somewhere else to buy my windows at this point.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Window Nation Imperial Price Quote

Hello Dane, today I had WN come out to give me a quote. The quote is for 33 windows. My home is 8 years old and it is our forever home. We just want more energy efficient windows than the ones the builder (Ryan Homes) installed. We get a lot of sun in the front our home.

The WN guy started at 38k and when I didn't bite, he said they were running a Mother's Day special and then it went to 28k. Also let me mention we got pricing for black on the outside and white inside. The style is the Imperial. My husband was ready to sign on the dotted line but I am a haggler. Any advice for me.

Thank you.

Barbara - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Barbara, if you're a haggler, then yes I some advise for you. In all likelihood, the Imperial they are selling is the Soft-Lite Imperial LS, which is an excellent window. One of the very best on the market. But paying $850 is pretty high, even for this series. I feel like the economy has changed as well so that you can find companies who will cut prices to fill in days when their crews don't have jobs, etc.

First, you need to get a few more bids. Not only will this help you to compare the prices and brands, but if you get a lower price, you can take this back to the WN dealer and ask him to match. If it's a like window like the Okna 600 for instance, he will be hard pressed not to. This is where I would start. I think you have a good first bid, now you should compare it to like-quality series.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

Window Nation vs Marvin

My name is Brett I am looking at 14 pocket windows from WN. What are your thoughts on $915 each installed for the Soft-Lite Imperial LS? They are the triple pane with full screens. It seems high to me but I only have a quote on the Marvin Infinity for around $1500 each.

Any info would be helpful. This is my first time having to have this done. I have attached the sizes also have a quote on the Vytex grand view window those are around $773 each from window nation.

Brett - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brett, $915 installed is quite a price tag, about $150 to $200 each too high on the face of it. Now that isn't to say that it's unreasonable, especially if you got a bid on the Marvin Infinity for $1500.

However, before you go spending $1K a window, I would go and get a couple more bids. WN has a tendency to be pricier than some other companies and I think there are other dealers out there who you would get a better deal from.

See if you can find a dealer in your area that sells Okna 400 or 500 series, Soft-Lite Classics, Sunrise Standards, Polaris ThermalWeld, or maybe a Zen Window dealer.

If the next two come in at something in that same neighborhood, then the price range is correct.

By the way, I think I might go with the Vytex Grandview for $200 less than the Soft-Lite Imperial LS.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

[Brett's Reply]

Would it change much with tempered glass in half and grids in all?

Brett - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brett, tempered glass can cost as much as $100 per unit, so yes that would change the calculus for sure. But again, that's where the additional bids come in. They will give you an apples-to-apples comparison between companies for the same set of components and upgrades on your project.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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Window Nation Bellevue Series

The Bellevue series is manufactured by AMI, Associated Materials, Inc. This series is one of their premium lines and include some nice components and options, including a carbonized foam liner, super spacer, ClimaTech® glass package, sash-to-sill interlock, true sloped sill, and a constant force balance.

Performance wise, the AMI Bellevue slider should deliver a .27 U-factor, .30 SHGC, and .55 VT, and .11 AI. Generally good numbers with the air infiltration a bit higher than I like but it looked like the testing was on a larger unit so it would be lower for a smaller window.
I would give the Window Nation Bellevue Series a 4 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

-- Estimated Bellevue Cost: $450 to $650 installed --
(assumes medium-sized opening and retrofit installation) *

Window Nation vs Window World

Hi Dane, I'm hoping you can help with a comparison between two quotes we got from WW and WN. We have 28 windows to replace, and we are going from wood to vinyl. We are hoping to go with one of these two companies, but we want to make the best decision based on quality, warranty, and service.

Window World quoted us with their 4000 Series DH, and Windows Nation quoted us with their Belle Vue model.

Windows Nation was willing to price match WW, so both are coming in just under $23k for replacing the 28 windows.

Please let me know what you think and anything we should take into consideration when deciding between these two options. Thank you!!

Katie - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Katie, I would go with the BelleVue Model myself. I believe this is a better window overall than the WW4000 model. Not by a ton, but better in my opinion. I would definitely google both companies with the word reviews after their names to get a sense of their reputations. This would be a big component of the equation for me.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Bellevue Quote

Hi Tim, I found your website on window nation reviews as I am starting market research for replacement windows for our house. We found out we have some wood rot and mold on of our windows. The window is working, but the sill on the outside is rotting. Is it better to replace windows or is it ok to get the sill fixed? Most of the window sill is rotted on outside.

Second question is in regards to replacement windows. We had someone from WN out today and got a quote for replacing 9 windows in our town home (three levels above ground). Our home has two that are almost floor to ceiling, 6 that are standard size up on third floor and a half window in our kitchen. Ultimately, we were quoted the Bellevue and total price before discount would be $13k and after discount $9k (buy one get one free. Basically as the sales guy explained it is actually 25% off second window materials price).

What are your thoughts on that price? Personally I feel like it is high, but I don’t have it to base anything off of yet. I am planning on getting two more quotes as well. Do you know the material type of that window? Any recommendation for other windows to look at that are similar or better value? We would like something that doesn’t require too much maintenance and no external weep holes so they don’t get clogged.

Dave - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Dave, it definitely might be higher than you could get. The Bellevue series is vinyl and an okay one, but not one that would be close to my top ten list. Okna, Sunrise and Soft-Lite should have reps in your area and this is where I would start. If you need more bids, check for Zen, Polaris and Vytex-- stick with their mid range or premium vinyl windows. These will all be better in quality than the Bellevue.

A couple things to keep in mind. One, custom sized windows from floor to ceiling can be all over the board in terms of cost. This is reason enough to get lots of bids, I will bet you will be surprised how your bids will vary. (Not always the case, but more so with custom jobs.) Also, if you have custom work to be done on the sills, then this can really drive up price as well. Companies will often vary widely in this type of work based on who works for them and what kinds of jobs they typically tackle.

Whether or not its necessary to replace just the sills is going to depend on whether moisture has gotten behind the frames. Again, getting more bids is going to give you the best opinion/consensus on this. With somewhat complicated projects like yours, the bids are almost like free professional assessments of the state of your sills, frames, and walls. I would take advantage of this to make sure you get the best long term value for your home.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Bellevue Windows Quote

I live in Annapolis, Md and I have an estimate from WN for 18 belle vues.

10 @ 36x54” - 6 @ 36x65” - 2 @ 36x66”

First quote $14,185. Recent quote $11,830 including installation. I am wondering if this is a decent option and is this a fair price?

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Reply]

Kathy, I'd never heard of WN selling a Bellevue model, but I did some checking and this is what I found. The Bellevue is from AMI, which makes decent, but not top tier, vinyl windows. However, it does look like the Bellevue is their higher end model. I checked out the features and it does seem to include some nice components and options, including a carbonized foam liner, super spacer, ClimaTech® glass package, sash-to-sill interlock, true sloped sill, and a constant force balance.

Performance wise, this is what I came up with for the slider: .27 U-factor, .30 SHGC, and .55 VT, .11 AI. Generally decent numbers with the air infiltration a bit higher than I like but it looked like the testing was on a larger unit so it would be lower for a smaller size. All in all, a pretty solid option. So does $658 per unit sound like a good price? (I used the $11,830) Yes...perhaps...

If it were me, I would get a couple more quotes. There should be an Okna, Soft-Lite and Sunrise rep in your area and they make better vinyl windows pound for pound than AMI. I would get a couple more bids and see how they stack up in terms of price and performance.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

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Window Nation UltraVision Series

The UltraVision is yet another relabeled series that certain WN branches sell to consumers. To be honest, I don't know what this series actually is -- but I do know that it has a .07 air infiltration rate, which is a solid number. It has a DP40, also solid. It has a .30 U-value, .50 SHGC, .60 visible transmittance, and condensation resistance of 55. All in all some good numbers. While I'm not going to put this in my top tier vinyl list, it might go somewhere in my "good" list. I think the price point for me would be the big determinant as to whether I endorse it or not. I would give the Window Nation UltraVision Series a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating.

Tim - Site Editor

Ultravision Cost Quote

Dane, I received a couple quotes to have all the windows replaced in my house. Our Ultravision cost quote at $12000 for 14 windows. And Castle quoted me at $14500. Castle seem like a better option but I'm not sure. How does the Ultravision compare to castles premium option? Thank you in advance for your sage advice and your window nation reviews.

Adam - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

To be honest, I don't know what the UltraVision window actually is -- I do know that the UltraVision has a .07 air infiltration rate, which is a solid number. I'm not quite sure how this compares to Castle. I wouldn't exactly say that Castle Windows -- so paying over $1K each strikes me as high. I think you need two more bids to round out your offerings and to get the full picture of what your project is worth.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

[Adam's Reply]

Thanks for the advise, we've also had an estimate from powers for a Pella quoted at 15,700. For 14 windows but we plan on leaving in 2 years so those I feel would've been a little over kill. Also how do you feel about window nations installs? All the sales people talk about how poor everyone else's installs were and I never know who to beleive. Unfortunetly, I've hit my wife's limit on the sales pitches haha, so Window-Nation, power home remodeling and castle are the 3 I'm aloud to choose from. (Read Powerhrg reviews here.)

Adam - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

The Pella quote isn't worth it. For the most part, I hear pretty solid things about Window-Nation installs. I'd insist on getting their best crew -- tell them you're flexible on timing etc. but that you have to have their best installers if you're going with them. Hopefully that maximizes your chances of nothing going wrong. They all talk trash about their competitiors, it's a bunch of gamesmanship...

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

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Window Nation Addison Reviews

The WN Addison is a relabeled MI window. The series is made specifically for WN and its various locations. I good window, but I would prefer the Imperial LS series from them over the Addison option.

Dane - Site Editor

Addison Series By MI

Hey Dane, I need about 10 replacements for my house in Austin, Texas. I am looking for a mid-range vinyl product. I got a bid on the Addison series made by MI. The overall experience was not great and the price was astronomical "Today only deal".

After finding this website I have started researching Soft-lite Classic Plus and Anlin Windows. I have reached out to Zen and received a more reasonable quote but wanted to explore a couple of options before settling. I was hoping to get a list of brands or companies I look into for my area of Austin.

Thank you and love the website!

Drew - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hey Drew, thanks so much, and here are my best Austin replacement windows list for you to take a look at...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Atlanta Window Replacements

Sir, I live in Atlanta Ga. Area. Have contract with WN for 33 "Addison" windows. Seven are eyebrow windows with top to bottom measurement roughly 11.5 in or less. Nation has contacted me stating they (MI presumably) cannot build because their min measurement is 23.+ in. They have sent me a change order to sign deleting the eyebrows subtracting original cost.

These are in an aluminum frame. Saleman stated he checked 20+ manufactuerers and could not find one that could/made eyebrows required and is suggesting having a glazer replace glass in aluminum frame. I responded that this option is unacceptable. Do you know a Company in Atl that does build the eyebrows windows as described?

David - Homeowner - from 2023

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Hi David, off hand I don't know of which companies would be able to handle your request for custom eyebrow shapes -- my suggestion is you start calling up companies in the area and asking them directly. I'll send you my Atlanta replacement windows list.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

Addison Windows Quote

Dane - I came across your window nation reviews site today and hoping you can help me confirm (hopefully) that we made a good decision. Last night, we had Window-Nation out to quote replacing 21 windows in our house. We have had issues with condensation and it actually freezing recently, so figured, even though it's a lot, we have to replace them. We got a quote for just over 25k for all 21 windows.

This is their Addison series, which supposedly has a very low air infiltration rate. We live in southeastern PA. Is that price a good price? I know that inflation has jacked up prices for everything, especially some home improvements. Thank you - I appreciate any feedback you can provide.

Steve - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Steve, I know they sell the Addison series, but I don't actually know who makes that. I looked at the brochure and it does look like a very nice, but I hate to give it a thumbs up when I've never actually seen or felt the replacement unit in person. The price quote they gave you is pretty standard fair from them --

I have a hard time with these over $1K on vinyl windows but for top tier offerings, it seems to be the norm. Here's what I will confirm for you :) if the Addison has a sub .06 air infiltration and if the WN branch that you used has strong reviews, then I'd say you made a good decision. Happy to send you my list of recommended brands if you need it.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

Addison Series Review

I Received a quote for on 8/4/22 in Kansas hour south of their headquarters their in Lenexa. Windows replacement for 6-36 x 54 double hung, 4-36 x 48 double hung, 2-36 x 38 one double hung one awning opening. All of them are Addison series which I did not see that listed on your page. After seeing your window nation reviews page I think it is obvious we were way overcharged.

Their quote was for $21,690. Which looks like I'm gonna have to cancel. I thought maybe it was a fair price since Anderson was over double that. How much do you think these windows should be? Got three days to cancel any help would be appreciated.

Mike - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Mike, I've never heard of the Addison, so I can't comment. However, I'm always suspicious of windows I've never heard of because I've heard of hundreds and hundreds of brands. I would cancel and go out and get three or four strong bids.

Here are some recommendations.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

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Window Nation Paramount Reviews

-- Estimated Paramount Cost: $450 to $650 installed --
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Paramount Windows

Window Nation has a Paramount window that we are considering putting on our house, but I can't find anything on them. Does anyone know if they are a good quality replacement for our home?

Frank - Homeowner - from 2011

[Installer Response]

The Paramount window is made by Vytex and rebranded by Window Nation. I believe it is an exclusive arrangement that they have. As far as performance and price, I'd put the Paramount right in between their Georgetown (entry level) and Heritage (mid range).

Jerry - Installer - from 2011

[2nd Installer Response]

I installed for Vytex for a number of years and I think they make a quality product, all except their Georgetown model, which I don't like. Their warranty isn't the best, they charge $150 per trip for any warranty claims that happen a year after you purchase. They will send replacement parts through the mail for free, but that means you change them out yourself.

Steve - Installer - from 2011

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General Window Nation Reviews

Read our general Window Nation reviews, consumer complaints, kudos, price quotes and much more below. If you have any questions that we can answer for you, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Dane - Site Editor

Overall Quality

Thanks so much for your speedy and thorough advice and list; I will start exploring it immediately (Simonton has been quoted as one of the 10 best in 2021--of course, one never knows who's doing the quoting and if they're being paid to do so; so thank you also for mentioning that you are not incentivized by any company--much appreciated).

By the way, do all of these companies do their own installing? Finally, will any company be able to keep my inside plantation shutters intact when replacing my exterior windows, which Anderson windows guaranteed? Thanks for mentioning that I could get back to you with quotes. My son seems to think Window Nation, recommended by his contractor friend is great in this area.--I have never heard of them.

Jane - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jane, I would imagine they would remove the plantation shutters when replacing your windows and the replace them when they are done -- shouldn't be uch of an issue, but I would certainly bring up the subject with whomever you choose to do the install. WN is by and large a quality company so you should be in good hands!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

WN vs Ideal

Hi Dane, how about Window Nation? I have not talked to them yet but wanted to see if it is worth the discussion. The trickiest part for us is paying from them so financing options are a good thing for us. I was going to also reach out to the ideal dealer are they better than WQW and do you know if they offer financing options? Thanks again for all of your help.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Reply]

Chris, WN offers some very nice windows. Their bids tend to come in a bit higher than I would like to see, but they do sell some quality windows. All relabeled from other manufacturers. Ideal Windows makes a very good product and they are often times quite affordable for the price. Some good value there. In terms of financing, I don't know off hand. Sorry about that.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Nation Complaints

I spent so much time getting quotes on different parts of our home, including our gutters and windows. We eventually dealt with a man named David, who phoned around and tried to get us a good deal on the gutters. They did the measurements and told us that an installer would be contacting us soon.

So without concern I paid the deposit and waited for the installers call. He called as promised and arrived and did further measurements to ensure they were all windows measured correctly the first time and told us they would be back in a few weeks to complete the job.

Well three weeks went by and not a word. You can imagine my surprise when I went online to do some banking and noticed that Window Nation had actually refunded my deposit without a word. I've tried calling the salesman and no one answers or calls me back. What a bad service. I would never use Windows Nation again and would suggest anyone thinking of using this company stay away.

Dennis - Consumer - from 2010

Great Customer Experience

I spent a lot of time researching windows and meeting with sales representatives from different window companies. The one I really liked was the salesman from Window Nation. He took the time to sit down and go through all the options they had available and was so thorough when doing the estimate. We chose to go ahead with them because their pricing was also within our budget. When the installers arrived they were professional and cleaned up after themselves. What an absolute pleasure.

Tony - Consumer - from 2009

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