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Read 5 Window Source reviews from consumers and industry experts alike. The Window Source has over 40 branches or locations, mostly in the mid west, south, and northeast. Only two real locations in the west, including Colorado Springs and San Diego. In general, the Window Source locations seem to get quite positive reviews.

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Here is a list of their locations: Birmingham, Alabama, San Diego, California, Colorado Springs, Colorado, New Haven & Fairfield County, Connecticut, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, and Bowdon, Georgia, Southern Illinois, Indianapolis and Michiana, Indiana, Cedar Falls and Des Moines, Iowa, Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, Shreveport, Louisiana, Southern Maine, Delmarva, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, Traverse City, Michigan, Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri, Seabrook and Manchester, New Hampshire, Western New York, Charlotte, Piedmont Triad, and Raleigh, North Carolina, Bismarck, North Dakota, North Canton and Cleveland, Ohio, Providence, Rhode Island, Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kingsport, Chattanooga, and Memphis, Tennessee, Midland–Odessa, Dallas-Fort Worth Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.

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Window Source 9000 Series Cost

Hi Dane and Tim, first of all, I enjoy reading your website and have used it a lot. I wanted to reach out to ask your opinion on four vinyl basement replacement windows. We've received bids from 7-8 different companies and still have a couple more to go, but we've tried to narrow it down.

All of these companies are reputable in the Kansas City area and seem to really stand by their work. I've maybe even done too much research, but that's kind of how I am. Each window set offered in the packages below are energy efficient, double-paned with a low U-factor, and have other features as well.

Please note, all four of these companies' prices include installation and are before I do any negotiation or try to work the price down (which I have to assume all four companies would do to earn our business). Also, I know Company 4 has a price match guarantee for a similar quality window.

Company 1: Heartland Hampton Series slider or fixed / $1,590 ($397/window)

Company 2: Andersen 100 Series slider / $1,621 ($405/window)

Company 3: Wincore 7700 picture / $2,182 ($545/window)

Company 4: Window Source (made by Great Lakes) 9000 DH hopper / $2,320 (a fifth window was included in the bid for free; $464/window if including fifth)

We're trying to make a decision in the next 1-2 weeks, so any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks very much!

Jonathan - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jonathan, I looked up the window source GL 9000 window series, and was impressed. $464 for a solid vinyl window with the triple pane has got to be at the top of the list price wise. The Window Source of KC gets 31 5 star reviews on google and 19 5 star reviews on home advisor.

The Andersen 100 slider is a nice window and well priced. A better looking window probably than the GL 9000, but a less energy efficient one. $405 is a great price for this window.

The Wincore 7700 is a nice window, but I’m not sure it’s worth the extra cost over the Great Lakes.

Based on the prices I’m seeing nationwide, the quotes you are getting seem really solid. I like all three of these windows, so I would have to look at head to head price and installation company reviews. For me, that puts the Great Lakes from Window Source at the top of the heap.The

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[Jonathan's Reply]

Dane, thank you so much for your note. It has been quite a process to whittle down to four companies/windows, and it helps having an informed perspective to read.

I take it the Heartland Hampton windows from Company 1 are less of a known commodity? I read that Heartland is a smaller operation and I couldn't verify the quality as much based on what is out there, compared to the other three. The salesman who quoted those said he could bid a higher quality window, but didn't think we'd want a higher quality one if we could just use something solid in the basement. As much as we like the low price of the Heartlands (like the Andersens), I think we'll likely choose between the GL 9000 windows and the Andersen 100 sliders (with the Wincores as a backup; that bid was given to us by a small family-owned business).

As of now, our plan is to try to get the GL 9000 hopper windows at a slightly lower price (as close to $2,000 total as we can), because if you take out the fifth window they offered to include for free, it's $580 each for four windows (which is more than the Wincores). We really like Window Source of KC, and the guy who quoted us those GL 9000s said he and his dad (owner) would personally install them for us. Hard to beat that...

The Andersens were quoted by a newer company, DMJ Home Solutions, but we really like its owner as well. He's a contractor who partners with an Andersen dealer, and was just happy to have the opportunity to earn our business.

The great thing is all four of these companies are ones we'd trust to install; the tough thing is not being able to give them each our business, because they've each been great thus far. I'm very encouraged to read from you that no matter which way you slice it, we're seemingly going to get a solid deal.

Let me know if you have any other thoughts, and thank you again. I'll be sure to post about whichever brand/window/style we end up going with once the job is complete.

Jonathan - Homeowner - from 2021

Window Source 6000

Hello Dane. I live in Lexington, KY, in a 25 yr old home with original double hung windows. We had 4 replaced by The window source series 3000 (ply gem, I think). They look good and seem to be holding up after 4 years. I want to replace more windows, do you think window Source series 6000 would be a good choice to last 10+ years?

Thank you for your insight.

Mike - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mike, I don't know a ton about Window Source, but the Lexington branch gets stellar reviews, which is great. I took a look at the specs on the Window Source Series 6000 and I think you should be good with this window for ten plus years. There isn't enough information on it for me to make any kind of guarantee, but I'm making the assumption that it's a solid mid range vinyl window. With good installation, I'd put your product longevity at 20 to 25 years as an average.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021

Window Source 6000 Series

We are looking at replacing our aluminum window frames with vinyl in the dallas area with windowsource 6000 series. I didn't see this company listed on your website.

Any thoughts on products from WS? Likely will be in the house another 5-10 years


Jennifer - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Jennifer, so I don't actually know what window the Window Source 6000 is (assuming it's a relabel). If you are leaving your home in 5 years, you probably don't need a great window. I'm not familiar enough with Window Source to make any recommendations. In Dallas, you have tons of options, including Zen, NT, Kensington, Sunrise, and Don Young (if you wanted to go aluminum).

You may want to consider a few more quotes to see how they pencil out in comparison to the Window Source price quote.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Source of Kentucky

I need to pick your brain one more time. I know the last info you gave me was to go with the lowest quote since we are looking to move in 5-7 years. And you gave me the order of brands to look at. But since your last email I have been sent a quote for Zen and another from The Window Source of Kentucky. Zen's installers would be out of their home office in Columbus, OH. And The Window Source of Kentucky would be out of Lexington, KY. I threw the other 2 in just to show all of the quotes that I have received.

Here is a little more detail about our home. I live in Louisville KY. Our house is brick all the way around and from top to bottom. It was built in "98" and seems to be very well insulated. The front of the house faces the East and the back the West. So we get both early morning to mid-afternoon in the front and mid to late in the evening in the back. There are a couple of river Birch's that block a little sun in the front, but not much. It is full sun in the back.

Below are the results on the quotes:

White Vinyl inside and out. All 8 are double hung with double strength glass and have LowE/Argon. 2 of the windows have grids in them.

The Window Source of Kentucky
6000 Series (Ply-Gem Pro Series)
Double Pane
LowE/Argon Energy Miser
8 Windows......... $4278

9000 Series (Ply-Gem Premium Series)
Double Pane
LowE/Argon Energy Miser
8 Windows......... $4762

Zen Windows
Nirvana (Soft-Lite Classic Plus)
Double Pane
Solar LowE Plus
8 Windows......... $4326

Lotus (Soft-Lite Pro)
Triple Pane
Solar Ultra S LowE
8 Windows......... $5028

EZ Window Solutions
EZ Silver Series (Interstate 6800 Series)
Double Pane
LowE/Argon Gas
8 Windows......... $4420

Window Universe Express
Berkshire Elite (Revere)
Double Pane
LowE/Argon Gas
8 Windows......... $4611

Berkshire Elite (Revere)
Triple Pane
LowE/Argon Gas
8 Windows......... $4931

With this information what would your ranking be of the above windows? Keep in mind that we hope to move in 5-7 years.

Thanks again for all of your answers and insight. I really appreciate the quick replies.


Greg - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hey Greg, so this is a no brainer for me. The Zen Windows Nirvana (Soft-Lite Classic Plus) or the Pro triple pane is the way to go here. $90 more for the Pro is probably worth it, it's exactly what I'd expect in terms of the upgrade cost. Either one is going to provide you with the best long term value. Personally, I'd probably go with the Lotus/Pro option myself.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Source 9000 vs. Soft-Lite Elements

I have met with 5 vinyl window companies and after receiving their 5 quotes, I like both the WINDOW SOURCE-MODEL 9000 and the SOFT-LITE ELEMENTS. Both providers will provide triple pane: 4 casements, 1 double hung, and the remainder all picture windows; plus a 9 foot sliding patio door set. Does the Model 9000 equal the ELEMENTS, or is it one of SOFT-LITE'S other models? I spent most of today going through your outstanding window info. web site, and learned so much, but was surprised your company A-Z listing did not list THE WINDOW SOURCE {}? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

Lawrence - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lawrence, I have heard of the Window Source in the past, but I know very little about them. They do seem to be in a number of different locations, according to their website. They aren't listed on the website under their directory search, which includes nearly 700 window and door manufacturers. I'd personally be wary of using any company who hasn't put their products to the test using this site.

On the other hand, the Soft-Lite Elements is one of the very best vinyl windows on the market, a truly top tier vinyl window. If this were me, I would go with the Soft-Lite option in the blink of an eye.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

[Lawrence's Reply]

As promised in April of 2019, I would review the WINDOW SOURCE 9000 Windows, I had installed in late August. They are manufactured by GREAT LAKES WINDOW INC., that is part of PLY GEM WINDOWS. I had a total of 21 - 9000 series windows installed that included 5 casement/ 3 panel patio door set/ and the remainder were all picture windows. The 9000 series are triple pane, Low-E, Argon Gas, Energy Guard3 IS. Pictures = U-factor 0.16/SHGC 0.23/VLT 0.44. Casements = U-factor 0.19/SHGC 0.19/VLT 0.35. WINDOW SOURCE provides a Lifetime Warranty/Labor/Glass Break Coverage.

Lawrence - Homeowner - from 2019

Window Source 9000 Series Bid

I'm replacing a sliding patio door and 14 double hungs for our new home. My three bids include the 9000 series from Window Source for $11,566, the 4000 series from Window World for $8986, and the Grandview series from Window Nation for $15,446.

Debbi - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Debbi, Window Source isn't that well known to me so I can't say one way or the other. The 4000 series from Window World is not a good window. That leaves you with The Window Nation Grandview window. A decent vinyl window but that's a high bid. I think you need another bid or two.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

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