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Explore Alside window prices from consumers and homeowners on the Excalibur, Sheffield, Mezzo, Ultramaxx, and Fusion window series.

Have a question on window quotes, prices, or reviews? Send our site editor Dane your questions, and get personalized answers that can save you thousands of dollars on your project!

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Alside Windows Reviews

Excalibur Series | Sheffield Series

Mezzo Series | Ultramaxx Series

Madison Series | Fairfield Series

Preservation Windows | Fusion Series

3000 Series | Pro Series 3

Revelations | Promenade Doors

General Pricing

Alside Excalibur Windows Prices

The Alside Excalibur Series generally receives mixed reviews from industry experts. The Excalibur is considered a low to mid-grade window, although it is the most popular Alside window series (and the entry level window often sold by Window World). One of the best features is the narrow sightlines, which allows for less frame and more glass.

The company seems to stand behind their products, despite the issues the windows have - thin walls, AI numbers around 0.18 and poor seals. They also look rather plain and simple. They are a decent window for a rental property of a house flipper, but not something for a long term replacement window. Compare the Excalibur to Window World prices.

Dane - Site Editor

-- Estimated Alside Excalibur Cost: $300 to $450 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Excalibur Cost

I need 5 new windows -- all double hungs. I have it down to 2 options which are totally different prices.

Alside Excalibur: $496 per window

Okna Envirostar: $740 per window

Dean - Homeowner - from 2011

Alside Excalibur Windows Costs

I have quotes on 2 bay windows and 12 double hungs. Any opinion on which is the better option?

Alside Excalibur - $7500

Harvey Classics - $8700

Bryan - Homeowner in Massachusetts - from 2009

[Contractor Response]

Bryan, the Alside Excalibur is not a good window, so I won't comment on this bid. The Harvey Classic is a solid vinyl window, it's certainly the winner in this horse race.

Wayne - Contractor - from 2009

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Alside Sheffield Windows Prices

The Alside Sheffield Series is a bargain priced window that few would recommend if you're looking for a something that will provide good long term value. A lot of window contractors don't like the snap or clip in sill and overall construction quality. To keep production costs low, all four sides have the same extrusion, which results in a weaker frame.

The Sheffield is slightly thicker than the Excalibur and the frame contains more chambers, but the seals and weatherstripping are poor. The Sheffield frame is pretty bulky and lacks visual appeal, although it will provide better strength and durability compared with the Excalibur. Compare the Sheffield to the Silverline 3100 Series - see all Silverline windows pricing.

Dane - Site Editor

-- Estimated Alside Sheffield Cost: $350 to $500 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Sheffield Window Quote

Hi, we have 24 windows and got a bid on Alside Sheffield and the bid came in at $9,750. The pricing includes all windows, installation, caulking, new trim coil, foam insulation around, and haul away. That also includes all tax. In terms of warranty, they stated they have a lifetime warranty.

The window he priced is the dual-pane (NOT the triple), white on white vinyl with the exception of the 6 windows highlighted in red. Those would be white with the wood grain vinyl on the other side. None of the windows would have grids and they would all only be the half screen not the full screen.

Melissa - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Melissa, $420 per window is a decent price, but I think for $500 a window you could probably get better windows that will last longer. Nearly all vinyl windows come with a limited lifetime warranty so the fact that he said most companies offer a 7 to 10 year warranty is wrong.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Sheffield Window Costs

I have windows that need to be replaced. Here are the bids I have so far.

Great Lakes Grandview 5000 Series (w/triple pane): $8200
Simonton Prism Platinum: $7600
Great Lakes Grandview 4000 Series: $7400
Alside Sheffield (w/Climatech): $6300

Jackie - Homeowner - from 2010

[Site Editor's Response]

I would personally stay away from the Sheffield, although I like their Ultramaxx series, which is their step up window. The Grandview 5000 is also a good window, but no better than the Prism Platinum. I think this is my selection, the Simonton option, followed by the Great Lakes 5000.

William - Contractor - from 2010

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Alside Mezzo Windows Prices

The Alside Mezzo is the newest window series that is essentially an updated Excalibur window. It used the same frame, but with a different window sill. The frame is relatively slim and allows for more glass, but at the sacrifice of some performance. The Mezzo series has nice options such as some decent interior and exterior color options. It also comes with a high-quality extruded screen.

The Mezzo should be energy star qualified, but the frame won't support a triple pane glass option. This should be in indication to consumers of the overall construction and durability of the window.

Dane - Site Editor

-- Estimated Alside Mezzo Cost: $400 to $550 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Mezzo Window Costs

Hi, I have 13 windows that need to be replaced just outside of Atlanta.

Alside Mezzo Price: $6600

Slocomb 643 Solstice Price: $7600

Aaron - Homeowner - from 2021

Alside Mezzo Window Costs

I need 12 windows replaced. Here are the bids.

Provia Endure Window Costs: $4,250

Polaris Thermalweld Window Costs: $3,000

Vinylmax Edison Window Costs (with Intelliglass Plus) $2800

Alside Mezzo Window Costs: $2575

Leslie - Homeowner - from 2021

Alside Mezzo Price Quote

My current price quote for three windows and the replacement of an eyebrow window are as follows:

Zen Nirvana Quote: $3130

Alside Mezzo Quote: $3350

Wincore 7700 Quote: $4440

Sunrise Solace Quote: $6465

Shawn - Homeowner - from 2021

Alside Mezzo Windows Quote

Hi Tim, we've read your replacement window blog and most of the estimates mentioned are considerable lower than what we were given. We wanted your opinion on three estimates received from two local companies in Wisconsin. The estimates are for our entire home 17 Double Hung, 1 Picture Window and a sliding patio door.

Company #1-
Window: Mezzo Double-Hung/Double Pane
Patio Sliding Door: Pro Via ($4500.00)
Offered upgrade to Mezzo Triple Pane (.22 u-value) for same price listed below
Total Proposal Cost - W/Cash Discount: $23,302

Company #2- Two proposals received
Window: Okna Double-Hung/Double Pane - 500 Deluxe Series
Patio Door : Okna 8800 series High Performance Patio door - double pane ($4,814)
Total Proposal Cost - W/Cash Discount: $20,400

Window: Okna Double-Hung/Triple Pane- Insul-Tec 500 Series
Patio Door : Okna 8800 series High Performance Patio door - Triple pane ($4,814)
Total Proposal Cost - W/Cash Discount: $21,800

All estimates are for a pocket installation.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to review these estimates.


Adina - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Adina, your prices are pretty high, especially since they are cash discount prices. Minus the door, you are paying roughly $1K per window for pocket installation. That's not cheap. Prices are expensive right now with U.S. consumers putting money into their homes because they are so restricted from traveling etc.

I think you could either continue to get more bids to see what else is out there. You could wait on your project and see if prices come down as we move into fall and things go back to normal. Or you could go with the lower priced Okna bid, which is the best of what you have so far.

Here is my good and best list.

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Tim - Site Editor - from 2021

Alside Windows Costs

Hi there, here are the windows price quotes I have for my 22 double hung white replacements for my home in Indiana.

Polaris ThermalWeld Series: $11700

Revere Berkshire Elite Series: $13300

Polaris UltraWeld Series: $13700

Okna 500 Series: $15200

Simonton 6500 Series: $15500

Universal Windows Direct Unishield Plus Series: $16500

Okna 600 Series: $16700

HGI Homestar Series: $16800

Sunrise Restorations Series: $21000

Stephen - Homeowner - from 2021

Alside Mezzo Window Question

Hi Tim! I stumbled across your site in trying to research replacement windows.

We have a large two story home with double hung windows and a couple of eyebrows and one picture window .

We have gotten a laughable extremely high quote from Anderson (100k)

And a more reasonable quote from an Alside vendor for the Alside Mezzo ($24k)

This is about $640 /window with install

This is for 37 windows with install with interior grids.

We were leaning toward the Alside until I saw your review that said there are better options.

Do you have any suggestions ? We are replacing our biker grade wood windows that are very non-efficient.

We are looking for energy efficiency, nice looking and longevity but do not want to pay Anderson prices!

We are in TN just south of Nashville.


Meggan - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Meggan, the Alside Mezzo window is not a bad product, but I do think there are better made windows for the same approximate cost. I believe Champion has a branch near your area, as well as Zen, which sells Soft-Lite windows. (A few branches sell Alside so make sure that it's the Soft-Lite window they sell.) I'll send you a list of recommended windows.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Mezzo Price Quote

17 triple pane windows.

Alside Mezzo: $10900

Preservation Energymaxx 7: $15000

David - Homeowner - from 2020

Alside Mezzo Prices vs. Simonton Reflections 5500

Hello, I am torn between two bids and would like to get a little advice if possible before pulling the trigger.

The value of the property I live in is about $285,000 to give a little bit of background information.

These offers are for the window frames to be painted by the manufacturer on the outside while being white in the inside.

Both of these quotes are for 8 windows and 1 sliding glass door.

Alside Mezzo: $7918

Simonton Reflections 5500: $11000

I was wondering what you would choose between these two options?


Brian - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brian, this is one of those tricky ones. The Simonton Reflections 5500 is the better window. But is it $3K better...I don't think so. These are for custom exterior vinyl frame colors, right? Because painting vinyl can invalidate the warranty fyi, but you did say by the manufacturer so I'm assuming you are getting a custom color, which does add quite a bit to the bottom line. If these are your two choices, I would use the time principle to decide. If you plan to be in this house for 15 to 20 years, I'd strongly consider the Simonton 5500 option. If you are out in 10, I'd go with the Alside Mezzo.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Mezzo vs. Pella Lifestyle Series

Looking to replace 9 windows, I have four quotes and from what I can tell, all of the installers are good at what they do.

Alside Mezzo Series: $5375
Pella Lifestyle Series: $5850
Simonton Reflections 5500 Series: $6180
Okna 500 Series: $9695

Eric - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Peter, the Reflections 5500 would be number one on my list, then the Alside Mezzo.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Mezzo Windows Bid

I have a quote on 14 windows for $14500 on the Alside Mezzo. Is this a reasonable price? Most are double hungs, but there is an oriel and a arched top that are pretty expensive. Plus some tempered glass.


Derick - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Derick, that quote looks high. The Mezzo should be more in the $400 to $500 range. Tempered glass can add $100 per window so that's an important factor and those specialty windows are expensive as well.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Mezzo Pricing vs. Wincore 5400

Hey there, we're looking at replacing 12 windows and have these two estimates:

Wincore 5400 Series (no grids): $5660
Alside Mezzo Series: (8 grid-less and 4 with grids): $4940


Rich - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rich, I would say the Alside Mezzo is a better deal over the 5400 series from Wincore. If it were between the 7600 Wincore that might be a different story. That's a very good deal on the Alside Mezzo you have.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Mezzo Price Bid

I have 3 window cost bids on 22 vinyl windows, all of them double hungs/

Protech 177 Series: $14,300

Alside Mezzo Series: $11,250

Berkshire Elite: $9,590

Thom - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Thomas, I'm not sure the Protect 177 is worth the price they want. Interestingly, the Alside Mezzo and Berkshire Elite are more or less the same window. So assuming the installation companies are the same, I'd have to say the Berkshire Elite takes the day!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Quote

We have 19 windows that need to be completely replaced.

Simonton 6500: $19K (with a promotion)

Duragard Series: $15K

Simonton 6100: $15K (with a promotion)

Alside Mezzo: $8.4K

Bea - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bea, I'd rate the bids this way: Alside Mezzo, Simonton 6100, Simonton 6500, Duragard. Basically the Alside Mezzo bid is low enough that its the best of the bunch.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Basement Windows

We have 3 bids for 6 rather large basement windows.

Okna 500: $4500

Alside Mezzo: $4200

Premium Vinyl Window: $7500

Brie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brie, the Okna would be my pick, no questions asked.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Cost Bid

4 replacement windows, lots of quotes. Now I just have sift through all of them and find the one that works.

Viwintec Casement: $3685

Sears Premium: $9200

Alside Mezzo: $3200

Viwintec 6000 Ultra: $3260

Kensington Kingston: $2800

Steve - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Steve, I would say either the Kensington Kingston or the Alside Mezzo, in that order. Both are decent windows and both offer better value than the Viwintec.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Price Quote

We live here in Indiana and are replacing our 30 windows.

Alside Mezzo Price: $20.5K

Apex Insignia Price: $22K

Window Source 6000 Price: $19.9K

Paul - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Window Price Quote

I need to replace eight windows total, three patio sliding doors and one french door. Here are the bids I have thus far.

Simonton Reflections 5500: $16,950

Alside Mezzo: $14,430

Simonton Reflections 5050: $17,830

PGT 5400: $17,850

MI 1650: $14,150

VyWinTech Shoreline: $17,500

Franklin - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Quote vs. Marvin Integrity

Tim, I have quotes from local window companies for our project / home in New Jersey. I was hoping to get your take.

Simonton 5500 Reflections: $11,500

Alside Mezzo: $13,920

Tribuilt Pro: $17,695

Marvin Integrity: $20,500

Helen - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo And Soft-Lite Classic Pricing

Dane, is the Soft-Lite Classic worth about 33% more than the Alside Mezzo, in your opinion? This is the difference in our quotes.


Jeff - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jeff, the Soft-Lite Classic is worth about that much more than the Alside Mezzo in my opinion -- I would go back to each and see how much they will come off the price.

This, and the quality of the installation, would be the deciding factors for me.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Price Quote

We just purchased our first home, and all of the windows need to go. There are 40 windows in all. So far, we have received bids from two window companies. The bids are so far apart that it is difficult to know which is fair. Any clarity would be most appreciated.

Renewal by Anderson Quote: $80,000

Alside Mezzo: $15,000

Catherine - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Catharine, you are correct that the bids you have are completely different. The Renewal is very expensive, while the Alside quote is probably a lower quality than what you should be looking for. The Mezzo is okay, but it uses a somewhat flimsy frame in my opinion and I don't feel like this is the sort of window that's going to last as well as better made products out there. I'd look at Okna, Soft-Lite, Sunrise, and Polaris and see if you can find a window in the $500 to $550 range that will give you better long term value, even if that means spending more today.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo vs. Simonton Reflections 5300

I have replacement bids from a Simonton dealer on their 5300 Reflections series for $9500. Then I have one for $7500 on the Alside Mezzo. Both bids are for 20 windows and it is only for the windows, but not for installation.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo vs. Norandex X3000

Replacing 12 sunroom windows outside of Atlanta. So far I have these two bids. Both of the bids are installed prices.

Alside Mezzo: $500 per window

Norandex X3000: $425 per window

Alside Mezzo Price Quote

As a novice replacement window buyer, your site has been so helpful, thank you. Would love your advice on my situation please ...

22 wood casement windows: 7 picture, 7 triples, 4 awning, 2 doubles, 2 singles, 3 patio doors and 4 2-lite sliders.

Alside Mezzo: $29,500

EnergyWall's EnergyWeld: $27,800

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo vs Simonton Reflections 5500

We recently received quotes in Eastern NC to replace M&W windows. We have 20 to replace. The Simonton is a couple of thousand more than the Mezzo. Do you prefer one of these windows over the other and why!

Tracey - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tracey, of those two windows, my choice would definitely be the Simonton Reflections 5500. Thicker frame, nicer components, stronger overall window, better sill, better company.

What I'd like to see you do is get the Simonton for the cost of the Alside. See the article below for suggestions on how to lower the initial bid price.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Price Bid

Dane – I have received 5 quotes on replacing 15 windows; Okna 500 Deluxe $12,500, Okna Deluxe 400 $11,500, Softlite Nirvana $8,325, Ideal Platinum $6,885 and Alside Mezzo $6,720. I live in PA. I am between the Okna and Softlite. Based on the price/quality/installer I am leaning towards the Softlite. What is your opinion? Thank you.

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nancy, I agree with you completely, the Soft-Lite Classic or Nirvana is probably the best value of the bunch. Quite a good window. Assuming you feel comfortable with the installer, then i think you have your winner.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Mezzo Pricing vs. NT Executive

Hi Tim, we have quotes on 30 single hung windows for our home in Houston, Tx., all with low-e 366 cardinal glass.

Alside Mezzo: $17.1K

NT Executive Series: $20.3K

NT Presidential Series: $21K

Milgard Hermosa: $27.5k

Dave - Homeowner - from 2018

Editor's Note: Initial bid prices are not what the consumer ended up paying. They are simply what the company salesperson bid the project out at. Negotiating window prices should bring these quotes down.

Alside Mezzo vs. EnergyWall EnergyWeld

Our project involves 17 windows and installation. Most double hungs at 70 inches by 35 inches, all with the elite glass package. The Energy Weld window looks like the better of the two windows but I'm not quite sure.

EnergyWall EnergyWeld: $11,874

Alside Mezzo: $12,000

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathy, I would try and negotiate both of these prices down. I would also agree that the EnergyWall EnergyWeld is the better window.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

[Kathy's Reply]

I negotiated like you said and I got the Energyweld down to $11K and the Alside Mezzo down to $10,500. I'm going with the Energyweld and thanks for your advise, it saved me almost $1000!

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo vs. SoftLite Elements

Hey, I have 10 windows that need to be replaced. 2 are 54 inches wide, so they are probably going to be casements or sliders or casements. Here are the initial bids.

Vinyl Kraft TrustGard Windows (w/Argon, Low E, Foam Filled): $3700
Alside Mezzo Window (w/Climatech IE Glass): $4,000
SoftLite Barrington Window (w/ Low-e, Double Pane): $4966
Polaris Ultraweld Windows: $5,500 (w/Double Pane, Low-e)
SoftLite Elements Window (w/Triple Pane, Low-e): $6044

Matthew - Homeowner - from 2018

Alside Mezzo vs. Vista Panorama

I have 6 windows that need replacing and I've received lots of bids. Here they are, from lowest to highest.

Radiance Plus Series
Bid Price: $2,447.15
U-factor .20

Pella 250 Series
Bid Price: $2,489
U-factor unknown

Polar Seal Series
Bid Price: $2,551
U-factor .28

Alside Mezzo
Bid Price: $2,766
U-factor .23

Vista Panorama Series
Bid Price: $2,945
U-factor .21

Sunrise w/Ultra U Plus2
Bid Price: $3,045.06
U-factor .25

Sunrise AR 90
Bid Price: $3,460
U-factor .23

Ply-Gem Triple Pane Option Series
Bid Price: $4,200
U-factor unknown

Polaris EN PS Series
Bid Price: $4,300
U-factor .18

Preservation Series 9001
Bid Price: $5,700
U-factor .17

Tim - Homeowner - from 2017

Alside Mezzo vs. Vista Panorama

I have bids on both Vista Panorama and Alside Mezzo. There are 6 windows, with the prices and ratings as follows.

Alside Mezzo Window: $4146
AI: .04
U-factor: .23
VT: 39%
SHGC: .24

Vista Panorama Window: $4416
AI: .06
U-factor: .21
VT: 34%
SHGC: .16

Nelly - Homeowner - from 2017

Alside Messo vs. Soft-Lite Classic

I have quotes for Champion, Alside Messo and Soft-Lite Classic. The Messo and Classic are very close, with the Messo $550 more expensive. The champion for $2000 more expensive than the other two.

Mike - Homeowner - from 2017

Alside Mezzo Pricing vs Okna 500

Tim, I have received quotes on replacing 13 windows from 3 companies; Okna 500 deluxe $8454, Alside Mezzo $6700 and Anderson 400 $13400. We live in Indiana. I'm between the Okna and Alside. What is your opinion? Thank you

Brenda - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Brenda, my opinion is that there is no choice between the two. The Alside Mezzo is a mediocre vinyl window, while the Okna 500 Deluxe is an excellent vinyl window, one of the best on the market. It is absolutely worth the price difference.

Having said that, the $8454 might not be the floor of the Okna reps price. I would use the Alside Mezzo bid as leverage to try and negotiate a better price on your windows. You've found a great window, now its time to get the best price :)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Mezzo Costs vs Amerimax Masters Grande

Hi! We have quotes on the Mezzo by AMI from a few local installers (including Window World) as well as Amerimax Masters Grande from a local installer. Both windows give a limited lifetime warranty. What I’m more concerned about is the quality of the window. The Amerimax quote is coming in nearly $3k higher than the Mezzo. Is it worth the investment? I don’t want buy junk but at the same time I also don’t want to overpay for something that is of equal quality.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Bradley- Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bradley, the Alside Mezzo window is one of Alside's better windows, but not one that I would recommend. I think the overall design and construction leaves quite a bit to be desired. The Amerimax Masters Grande series, on the other hand, is quite a solid vinyl window and one that I would certainly consider myself. As to the price difference, I really can't say because I don't know how many windows are going in or the installation requirements. You may want to get two more bids from some local companies to give you a broader picture of the range of bids -- it might provide clarity for you on the cost difference.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Alside Mezzo Pricing

My contractor recommends Alside Mezzo windows which they can install for $335 each, they also offer American Window Company's Grand Mesa line for $315 a window. We also had a door to door window company LEI Home Enhancements coming by for a quote in the morning, they offer Alside Revelations, I don't have a price yet.

Alside Mezzo Costs

Would like your opinion on a price quote we received for 17 Okna 800 windows. 4 of these windows will have the interior wood laminate finish. 2 of the 4 will have a bronze exterior finish with 2 tone grids (GBG).

We really like the Okna but $14,400 installed seems a bit high. Appreciate your thoughts - have learned a lot from your site which has really helped us in this process.

We also looked at Mezzo and Soft-Lite but didn't like the aesthetic as much.

Emily - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Emily, it's hard to speak to how fair the quote is without having anything to compare it to -- like the Mezzo and Soft-Lite (model?) quote. This will tell me a lot and allow me to give you a better assessment. Is the bronze exterior a custom color, this can add quite a bit to the price. The Okna 800 is an excellent window, much better than the Mezzo and better than all but the Soft-Lite Imperial LS and Elements. The more bids you get, the clearer the Okna bid will be, but the 800 is going to be one of the most expensive vinyl windows out there, but also one of the best.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Mezzo Cost Quote

I have also looked at the Alside Mezzo. They average around $500 per window. I initially disregarded them because they do not have a foam insulation but I have seen a couple of good reviews. We live in St. Louis so we have some very cold days but not extreme temps. This company also told me that when they tried to buy the soft lite elements from the manufacturer they were told that soft lite will only sell to one distributer in an area. So I don't think I can find another company to bid on these Thank you for your help.

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathy, the Alside Mezzo is a decent vinyl window, but not a great one by any means. The frame feels flimsy to me, and the sill seems thin. I don't particularly love Alside windows and think there are much better windows out there (like the Soft-Lite). Here's my suggestion -- go back to the Soft-Lite guy and tell him you want to go with the Soft-Lite Pro, but it's out of your price range and ask him if there are any changes you can make in the upgrades, glass, or features to get the per window price to $550 per window ($4950 total). You might be surprised what he says or offers -- the Soft-Lite Pro would be so much better long term than the Mezzo in my opinion.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Mezzo Windows Cost

I have 3 quotes on nine double hung vinyl windows. I'm wondering what the best is for my situation. I'm not planning to be in this house for the rest of my life, maybe 6 or 7 years.

Soft-Lite Imperial LS - $5250

Alside Mezzo Series - $4230

Soft-Lite Pro Series - $4550

Matt - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

I don't love the Mezzo, I feel like the frame is weak, it has a poor design (compared with the Soft-Lite), and loose tolerances. The Soft-Lite Pro is a good window and absolutely worth an extra $320 spread over 9 windows.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is an excellent window, one of the best out there, but honestly if you aren't going to be in the house for that many years, go with the Pro, it's a good window, and perfect for your purposes.

- Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Mezzo Pricing

Looking to replace 18 double hung, 4 half rounds & 1 picture in a 30 year old home in the Nashville Tn area. Quotes are as follows

Alside Mezzo $11,250
Seaway Encore $13,986
Simonton VantagePt6100 $14,285
Simonton VantagePt6500 $18,499
Sunrise Restoration $21,754

John - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

John, I think the best value in the bunch is the Seaway Encore. I don't think the VantagePointe is worth the extra money, and the Restorations is a great window, but it's very expensive at $945 per window. The Alside Mezzo is not a bad window, but I think if it were me, I'd do the Encore. I think it's worth the money over the Mezzo.

Of course, installation quality is a big issues as well. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the company who is doing the work.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Mezzo Windows Cost Quote

Dane, here are my quotes and the specs on each. All of them include an upper sash 2x4 grid, obscure glass in both sashes of largest window, all white, tan capping on outside.

8 double-hungs approx sizes:

1 @ 42 3/4 x 48 3/4
1@ 33 3/4 x 53 1/2
4 @ 43 3/4 x 67 1/2
2 @ 43 3/4 x 57

Bid 1: Sunrise Vanguard, $10,216

Bid 2a: Alside Mezzo double-pane $5,280 (includes full screens, accidental glass breakage, grids, obscure glass, EPA removal process/materials, removal of existing awnings)

Bid 2b: Alside Mezzo triple-pane $5,760 (includes full screens, accidental glass breakage, grids, obscure glass, EPA removal process/materials, removal of existing awnings)

Bid 3a: Simonton 9800 series $5460 (5% cash discount; Pro Solar 366 low-E with argon gas, flat colonial grids, Ultra-U Plus glass system, full screens)

Bid 3b: Sunrise "Double-hung" (not Essentials) $6455 (5% cash discount; waiting for detail on this bid along with pricing for Simulated Divided Lites grid and OptiView screens)

The Alside is being pushed for it's better, more comprehensive warranty over other manufacturers. The Simonton is being pushed for 9800 series "at the 5500 series price."

I can't compare Sunrise bids because I can't tell if they're the exact same window and features. Significantly different quotes has me puzzled. I like the low profile latch on the Sunrise.

I prefer to go with block and tackle balances over coil but may have to compromise; same with SDL over standard flat grid.

Bid 3 installer also sells Great Lakes brand to consider but I don't have quote for that one.

U-factor must meet or exceed 2016 Energy Star ratings so we can qualify for tax credit. All 3 installation companies are long-standing with A+ BBB ratings.

Thanks, in advance, for your input.

Joanne - Homeowner - from 2016

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Hi Joanne, there is a lot here to discuss, let's start with the bids. For me, the best value in that bunch is Bid 3b, the Standard Sunrise at $6455. Bid3a on the Simonton 9800 series would be my second choice. The Mezzo is a decent window, but I like the 9800 better and it's cheaper in this case than the Alside Mezzo price quote.

The Sunrise Vanguard is a very good window, but I don't think it's worth that much money over your last bid. The Standard Sunrise window uses the same frame as the Vanguard, but the Vanguard includes a number of nice upgrades and features that don't come standard on the "base" Sunrise window. If there is an upgrade or two that you like, you can always add this to the base model and see how that affects the overall project cost.

Assuming you like the installer for Bid3b and feel like they will do a thorough and professional job, this would be my choice for sure.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Alside Ultramaxx Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside Ultramaxx Cost: $500 to $650 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside UltraMaxx vs. Mezzo Cost

Tim, I got an estimate from LEI for their triple pane window with Krypton gas that shows really good efficiency numbers . The estimate I got for 21 double hung windows is $13,312 for the window using the Alside Mezzo frame and $13,512 using the Alside UltraMaxx frame. If I go with the Mezzo frame it has some foam filled in a couple of the chambers and fiberglass reinforced. If I go with UltraMaxx frame it isn’t reinforced with anything and doesn’t have any foam filled chambers in the frame. I also got a quote for a double pane double glass Okna 500 for $15,429. My budget is limited so, I’m leaning toward going with LEI. What is your thoughts on the Alside Triple Pane Mezzo/UltraMaxx windows?

Johnny - Homeowner - from 2021

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Johnny, my own opinion is that both the Alside Mezzo and UltraMaxx windows are sort of mid range vinyl windows. Fine if you aren't planning to be in the home long term. For an extra $2K you could go with the Okna 500, a REALLY good vinyl window. I totally get the budget constraints, but if you plan to be in the house long term, I think it makes more financial sense to get the better window.

The Alside UltraMaxx is the slightly better window over the Mezzo in my opinion. They're pretty similar in terms of quality though. Kind of a coin flip for me. If you do go this route, check to make sure the LEI "branch" you're going with has solid reviews.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021

Alside Ultramaxx Windows Cost

Dane, we went with Alside Ultramaxx. 11 windows installed for $5850.

I live on the Delaware River so the winds can get pretty bad in Winter and the windows should be a bit heavier. Got the climate package too.

Thanks for your help.

Steve - Homeowner - from 2020

Alside UltraMaxx Window Costs

Hi Guys, hopefully one of you can guide me in the right direction. I am sending this email so that I can get an idea if I'm going to pay to much or if the prices are in-line with the market. I really think your website is awesome and enjoyed reading all your advice. I wish that I had come across it before looking and contacting some companies already.

I am looking to replace 13 (36 x 59) windows (1 double-hung has to be tempered glass) and one72" x 80" slider in my townhome. We probably will be here 5-7 years before moving from here.

I live in Frederick, Maryland (1 hour west of Baltimore / 1 hour northwest of DC). My townhouse faces in a westerly direction and the wind comes down the mountain and hits 8 of the windows and the slider. The slider is very drafty and so are some of the windows. The house was built in 2003 and has 'builder grade' windows.

Bid 1: Local Home Improvement contractor in business 29 years

Alside UltraMaxx windows + Model 6100 Slider - $9700

Bid 2: Window Universe

Berkshire Elite + Model 6100 Slider - $9456

Bid 3: Maryland Windows Doofs Roofs - 2 different windows quotes

VinylMax Edison windows and Patio Door - $12,084

ProVia Endure EN600 and EcoLite 4312 Patio Door - $13696 (should I go with the Aspect patio door? My door faces west and that's where the wind comes from)

Bid 4: Four Seasons Home Improvement - in business since 1976 - 2 different windows quotes

ProVia Aspect and Alside 6100 slider - $11875

Alside Mezzo and Alside 6100 slider - $11257

Seems like a lot of people like the Alside 6100 slider...

Thanks for giving me an honest opinion of these prices.

Warren - Homeowner - from 2020

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Warren, if you are planning to be on your home for 5 to 7 years, I really wouldn't invest much money wise. I would probably go with the Berkshire Elite + Model 6100 Slider for $9456. The Berkshire Elite is the Alside Mezzo window and the 6100 is the same one as the bid for $11.2K. So to me, go with a mid range option like this and save the money. With proper installation, you shouldn't have issues with the windows or door in the first 7 to 10 years.

The best quality window and door is the ProVia Endure EN600 and EcoLite 4312 Patio Door. These are both very high quality offerings, but you are obviously paying for the extra quality with a significant price bump.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Ultramaxx Price Bid

Received a quote to furnish and install 8 Alside Ultramaxx white, double hung windows with triple and quadruple weatherstripping. Does not include colonial countour grids. $425 each. Is this a fair estimate?

Mike - Homeowner - from 2016

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Mike, I think this sounds like a pretty fair quote. The Ultramaxx is a decent window, although if it were me, I would get two more quotes to make sure that this is the best price you can get. It's very tough to talk price without a couple of bids sitting side-by-side. On the face of it though, it sounds pretty good.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Ultramaxx Pricing

For the most part, installers give the Alside Ultramaxx Series decent reviews (but not enough to make our recommended window list). Like any window, good installation is vital. It does feature a pocket sill (which Alside calls a full capture sill), which a lot of contractors don't love as debris can build and and clog the weep holes and eventual lead to mold and mildew inside the frame.

If a homeowner is going to buy Alside, the Ultramaxx is the best option. Compare to Pella vinyl window cost.

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Alside Madison Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside Madison Cost: $400 to $550 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Madison Window Costs

I am comparing these two choice for my home replacement needs. Here is what I have - 35 to 37 windows depending upon configuration

Vytex Fortis is about $24,000

Alside Madison is about $26,000

I do not see reviews for the Madison online. The installer told me it was a custom window just for them. It is a triple pane window about 1 to 1&1/8 inch thick. I think this window might be one of the Alside products listed online. But I do not know which. Offered by an installer on a "marketing promotion" price.

The Vytex Fortis window is two pane. But is being offered by an installer that I know and trust. I was leaning toward this choice before seeing the triple pane Alside option.

I am concerned the Alside product might be junk based on the window world reviews I see and hear.

Brian - Homeowner - from 2016

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Brian, I don't know anything about the Alside Madison window. The Alside Mezzo window is okay and the Ultramaxx is a solid mid range vinyl window. I don't care for the Sheffield or the Excalibur. So I won't recommend going with a window you know nothing about.

I do, however, like the Vytex Fortis. It's a solid window. The Vytex Fortis delivers a .26 U value, .29 SHGC, .05 air infiltration and .53 VT. Very solid numbers and good features. If it were me, I would go with the Vytex -- oh yeah, and it's $2K cheaper!

How often does that happen? :)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

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I am also unfamiliar with the Madison by Alside - but it is a triple pane window and the salesperson represented it as having .22 u value and .22 SHGC value - is that possible? If so and if you were able to verify, would that change your opinion and willingness to spend the extra $2000?

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brian, while triple pane definitely helps with U-factor and SHGC, it doesn't help if the overall frame construction, corner welds, quality of seals are not as high quality. My own opinion is that long term, a quality-made double pane window is better than a mediocre triple pane window. I think some would argue with this, but that's my own take. Triple pane also brings in more parts to fail...I would stick with the Vytex personally.

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Alside Fairfield Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside Fairfield Cost: $450 to $600 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Fairfield Window Costs

Tim, I saw on your website that it looks like you offer advice on window bids. I would appreciate your thoughts.

I live in Denver. I am replacing 12 windows and 1 slider.

Slider- 6 foot standard

2 95x60 (with colonial panels (1x4) on 2 ends (24”) with stationary glass in middle)

2 60x60 (1 has colonial panels (2x3) on each side)

2 48x60

1 72x60

1 72X49

All single slide

I have received 3 quotes- 1 was too high for sure

12,500 (Alside Fairfield 80 series with 6100 slider)

11,700 (Alside Mezzo with 6100 slider)

Reading some of the prices on your website, these seem high but I am wondering if it is because of geographic location. Not sure how the Fairfield compares to the Mezzo. Are you able to help shine some light on whether either of these are a decent deal? Thank you in advance!

Amber - Homeowner - from 2021

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Amber, the Fairfield 80 is an okay vinyl window, as is the Mezzo. Neither one would be my choice if I'm being honest. In Denver I would get a bid from an Amerimax dealer, a Sunrise dealer, and an Anlin dealer. Maybe even a Zen dealer. These three manufacturers are better than Alside. Zen sells Soft-Lite, which is quite good. Plus, these bids will show you whether the bid you have is fair or not.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021

Alside Fairfield 80 Cost Quote

My husband and I are replacing 4 windows, 2 large picture windows and 2 smaller sliders. Cost bid is $2500.

Lori - Homeowner - from 2016

Alside Fairfield 80 Price Quote

We have eight aluminum single pane windows that are 48 inches by 72 inches. All are picture windows with 18 inch awning windows at the bottom. We have one quote from Alside on the Fairfield 80 triple-pane widow with a slider at the bottom for $8730 with installation.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2017

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Alside Preservation Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside Preservation Cost: $550 to $700 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Preservation Window Costs

Thanks for the quick response. I waited to reply until I had a few more quotes...hoping to get your opinion between these bids on 16 windows.
1. Preservation (Energy Maxx 10 glass option) ~ $10.4k
2. Zen Nirvana (Solar Low-E Super Spacer glass option) ~ $11.5k
3. Soft-Lite Elements (Ultra-S glass option) ~ $11.2k
4. Mezzo (ClimaTech Elite glass option) ~ $7.9k
5. Atrium Series 8900 ~ $5.1k (window only)
6. Atrium Series 8300 ~ $3.1k (window only)

Alex - Homeowner - from 2016

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Alex, I think this does all go back to how long you are planning to stay in your home, but I think you can get rid of some of these. At the top end, you have the Preservation quote -- I think the Preservation is an overpriced window, so I would toss it. The Zen and Soft-Lite are interesting because the Zen Nirvana is really just the Soft-Lite Classic, which is the mid range Soft-Lite vinyl window. The Elements is their premium vinyl window and the quote is actually less, so that's the best value in that top end by far.

I personally would be reticent about the Atrium quotes, the windows are just not as well built as they need to be to provide long term value. The Alside Mezzo is a decent window, but it's nothing great. If it were me, I would use the Preservation quote to see how far down you can negotiate the Elements quote. ("I want to go with you, but the $11.2K is out of our price range. If you could get it somewhere close to the $10.4, I'm ready to sign today" -- something like that. ) If you could get that sucker down to $10.5K, I think you've got yourself a heck of a deal! I'm not sure you can, but I'll bet there is some room there.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Preservation Windows Costs

I just bought a split level home and have had 4 quotes in 2 months and I'm confused. It's for 1 patio window, and a sliding glass door.

RBA - $38k

Preservation - $19k

Window World - $7.5k

Alside Fairfield 80 - $9.5k (triple pane)

Milgard Styleline - $10.5k

Milgard Tuscany - $11.3k

Robyn - Homeowner - from 2016

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Robyn, I like the Milgard quote the best and would recommend spending the extra $800 for the Tuscany.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

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Alside Fusion Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside Fusion Cost: $450 to $600 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside Fusion Window Bid

Dear Tim, I'm in the process of replaceing my windows in my house. We are in the market of a lower end window since we don't plan on living here for more than 10 more years. There are 18 windows total mostly large windows. 3 bids

Wallside - 11,500

Alside mezzo - 9,200

Alside fusion - 8,000

Which out of the three is a better deal. Thanks

Nathan - Homeowner - from 2020

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Hi, Nathan. If you are only staying in your home for 10 years, I'd say the Alside Mezzo is your best bet. The Wallside is a better window but not for $2.3K more. I think the Mezzo is worth the extra $1K over the Fusion model.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

Alside Fusion Window Costs

I have old aluminum windows that need to be replaced, 11 in all. The contractor I'm using has provided me with 3 options for double pane vinyl windows. I know very little about replacement windows and need some help figuring out what to go with. Thanks in advance.

Crusader by I believe it is Northeast Building Products - $6300

Alside Mezzo - $7000

Aside Fusion - $5600

Donald - Homeowner - from 2016

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To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of any of these. Aside doesn't make windows with very strong frames and I'm generally not a fan of the sash design. The Crusader uses a stronger frame than either of the Alside options but I dislike the glazing system they use, the vinyl they use or the sight lines.

The air infiltration numbers on all three models are not going to be less than impressive. Brands I would suggest getting a bid from include Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Kensington, Zen Windows, and Polaris. Get a couple more bids and see how they compare to what you currently have.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016

Alside Double Pane Windows Cost

Please help, I am trying to figure this out, I have 2 quotes, one from Window World in cedar rapids Iowa on a Alside window; double pane, Jam box replacement and interior trim replacement, wood grain vinyl inside and white outside for $8100.00. The other quote is from the Window Source in cedar falls Iowa, these are PlyGem 9000, double pane insulated frame, all the rest is the same wood grain vinyl interior and white exterior for $8300.00.

Brody - Homeowner - from 2016

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Hi Brody, I would probably give the nod to the Ply Gem, although it depends what model or series Alside we are talking about. I like the Mezzo from Alside, although certainly there are better brands available than either of these two options. How many windows is this for?

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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Alside 3000 Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside 3000 Cost: $450 to $600 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Alside 3100 Price Bid

My first quote is as follows:

4 Double Pane Hopper Windows: $220

14 Alside 3100 Series Double Hung Windows, Triple Pane: $7200

14 Zen Lotus Double Hung Windows, Triple Pane: $8500

Jim - Homeowner - from 2017

Alside 3000 Windows vs Anlin Del Mar

Hi Guys: we have had bids on replacement vinyl windows here in Tucson, AZ. We will be replacing 8 sliding windows and 6 picture windows (all aluminum single pane from the 70’s). Obviously, energy efficiency is paramount here in the Arizona desert. I can give you a list of window sizes, etc if you wish!

So, for the Windows World windows (aka Alside 3000), they are double pane, low-e, argon filled. Several of the windows will have Cardinal 340 glass (west and south facing). And several windows need tempered glass since they are less than 18” from the floor. For this there are a total of 14 windows and the cost is $7,998.

We had the local Anlin dealer out here (American Windows and Solar). He quoted the Anlin Del Mar windows. A total of 17 windows. The difference in number of windows is that several of the picture windows are too high (70”+) and Anlin doesn’t make windows that high. So we split the windows into sliding windows on the bottom and picture windows on the top. This has the added advantage of only requiring tempering on the bottom sliding windows. All windows have the same described features as the Alsides -- double pane, low-e, argon filled. Several of the windows will have Cardinal 340 glass (west and south facing). For all 17 windows, the price was negotiated down to $17,000.

So my question is, other than installation quality, is the price difference reflective of the window quality? I don’t mind paying for quality but just need reassurance or feedback that this is worth it. From what I have been able to glean from your (and other sites) the Del Mar are superior. But double the price?

Also, I can scan both quotes and email them if you would like to see them!

Peter - Homeowner - from 2017

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Peter, the simple answer to your question is yes there is a huge difference in the windows. Window World uses a relatively poorly made vinyl window that will begin to break down somewhere in that year 7, 8 , 9... Anlin makes a good window, but $17,000 is a huge difference than the $8K from WW. I think you need to get two more bids -- one from a Milgard dealer on the Tuscany vinyl window and from an Amerimax window dealer on the Masters Grande or Craftsman Portrait. Perhaps also a Simonton dealer on their Impressions or Reflections series (their better window lines). This is going to give you a better idea of the price ranges you're looking at and I think give you a middle option between the Anlin and WW.

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Alside Pro Series 3 Windows Prices

Alside Pro Series 3 Window Bid

Tim, we were recently approached by a local AZ company RKM Windows to install replacement windows in our home in exchange for a testimonial and some local marketing. They claim to be heavily discounting the windows and covering the labor. They are promoting the Alside Pro Series 3 window, which look to be the Mezzo series. We have 9 total windows:

6 are sliders, 60x48

2 are double hung 27x53

1 is a picture window 36x48

Their cash price is $6525, which seems high to me, especially if they are covering labor.

Since we weren't actively looking we have not looked into pricing but this just seems high. Unless this is a smoking deal I wouldn't even consider replacing Windows at this time.

We would certainly appreciate your feedback.

Matt - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Matt, I agree. $725 per window should get you a top tier vinyl window with amazing performance data. Nothing that Alside makes is in that top tier range of products. I'd tell them thanks but no thanks.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

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Alside Revelations Windows Prices

-- Estimated Alside Revelations Cost: $500 to $650 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation)

Windows placement price

Good morning, I got the price estimate of $14,000 for 19 triple panel windows incl taxes, installation and warranty from Lei Home . What do you think about this price? Thanks.

Nghia - Homeowner - from 2020

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Nghia, I think spending $735 per window on an Alside Revelations is too much in my opinion. I think you need some additional bids to at least compare that to...I think you can do alot better than that.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

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Alside Promenade Door Prices

-- Estimated Alside Promenade Door Cost: $1500 to $2500 installed --
(assumes medium sized door and normal installation)

Alside Promenade Patio Price Bid

Hello, I stumbled on this article on your site Alside window reviews while trying to do some research on windows. I have a 3rd floor condo with original 1970 Anderson dual pane aluminum windows, and we are trying to get them replaced. We are in the Chicagoland area.

We have 2 sliding windows (46x56.75" each) and a sliding patio door (6 ft width). I was given a quote to replace them with Alside Mezza sliding windows with ClimaTech ThermD TG2 glass (the installer initially was going to do ClimaTech ThermD glass but offered TG2 for free when I cited concerns about UV exposure in the bedrooms). For the patio door, he quoted a Alside Promenade patio door with ClimaTech ThermD.

Prices with window removal & install:

Per window: $1,200

For the sliding door: $3,300

All are silver on the outside and white on the interior, to comply with HOA guidelines on style. 10 year labor warranty & lifetime parts warranty.

In all, $5,700 for this work and triple pane windows in the bedrooms does not strike me as unreasonable, but from reading online it seems like the per-window/door cost might be high. Granted, I am on a 3rd floor so perhaps labor is more intensive. I also have not found any information online if this sliding door is any good. The installer was very friendly and professional, and other tenants in the building have used them and were satisfied. We aren't planning on being on our condo for the next 15 years (maybe 10), but I am not the sort of person to skimp on important fixtures and value good performance and quality. Your input would be appreciated!


Michael - Homeowner - from 2021

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Michael, probably a fair bid, but you will never know until you collect a few more bids. You are correct about the labor being more expensive with the three floors. Some companies won't touch the work, which has the effect of driving up the prices often from the companies that will do the work. I will send you my list of window recommendations.

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

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

General Alside Windows Prices

Alside Casement Windows Costs

Hi, I’ve got a quote for 17 Alside casement windows for $6,700. The installer is very reputable in my area. I did tell him that my budget is very limited. The reviews I have read on Alside are absolutely horrible but I haven’t found anything specific about their casement windows. We have very small windows in our bedrooms and are going with casement for egress.

Do you have any experience with the Alside casement window? We are willing to up our budget a bit to avoid a trash product. Also our installer is a Simonton dealer as well. He first quoted double hung by Simonton. I’m wondering why he switched to the Alside product for casements.

Thanks a ton.

Chrissy - Homeowner - from 2018

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Chrissy, I wouldn't say that Alside is horrible, but I certainly wouldn't call them a first tier manufacturer. They make a number of different models, so I'm not sure which model you are considering. Their higher end Mezzo and Ultramaxx series are both quite decent.

I would definitely give Simonton the nod over Alside. Again, Simonton makes lots of windows so you need to avoid their entry level models. Their mid and premium model windows are well built. A mid range Simonton casement with a reputable installer should satisfy your budget and your home needs.

As to why he switched to Alside, I can't say. It's possible he gets better pricing from Alside. It's also possible he has had better experiences with Alside. In my opinion though, Simonton is the better quality manufacturer over Alside. This is the route I would go if these were my choices.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018

Alside Window Costs vs Jeld Wen

Just found your site. We went through Home Advisors, and we've had 4 people out so far. We are stunned at the price of windows. We have 17 windows to replace in a 25-year-old home. It's a retirement community and we really don't need or want to spend tons of money. American Exteriors was "offering us a bargain" at $19,500.

Reve Exteriors (which does the Alside windows) quoted $21,500. We don't need those kinds of windows - we just want single-hung, double-paned, windows with grids (we have a variety of sizes and configurations in 1800 sq. ft. home). How is the Jeld-Wen V-4500 series at Home Depot? I'm hoping to come in $15,000 or less in Nampa, ID. Any other suggestions? We're not trying to be cheap - just reasonable!

Sue - Homeowner - from 2017

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Sue, I understand your shock at the prices and those quotes seem high to me -- you very well might have a complicated project in terms of the installation. The Jeld Wen w4500 series is just an okay window, I'm not sure I would whole heartedly recommend that one. I would avoid any wood if I were you, it requires maintenance and will not be as energy efficient as a total vinyl window.

Does the HD carry the Andersen 100 window? It's my favorite window at HD, although they tend to carry things on a regional basis. If you are going to buy from HD, ask the sales people what their best vinyl window is and go from there. I would find an installer on my own if I were you -- search Angie's List or craigslist and find someone who specializes in window installation and has GOOD reviews. Have them or perhaps a couple of installers come out and give you a bid if you go out and buy the windows yourselves (if you really are looking to save on the project).

The Andersen 100 window shouldn't run you more than $350 per window from HD. The installation should run $100 to $150 per window (unless there is something else going on with the frames and sills). Have the installers break the per window installation cost. Tell them you don't want to pay more than this $150 per window unless they can justify why the costs would be higher than this. At $500 per window completely installed, you are at the $8500 mark.

Keep getting more bids and let's find you a price that makes sense for you.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017

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