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Explore NT Windows pricing on many of their most popular replacement windows and sliding doors. Popular series from the company include the NT Traditions, Executive, Presidential, and aluminum Twinsulator.

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NT Windows Prices :: Energy Master Series

Energy Master Windows Cost Quote

Hey there Dane, so I got a quote of $32k for 35 windows for the NT energy master. Trying to decide if doing a dark bronze for front and sides is worth the cost bc white looks very off with the yellowing stone and reddish /brown brick. Doing all with bronze out and white in, is an upgrade of $8,500. Is doing the added insulation in frames worth it for $60/window to take u-vale from .29 to .27 (added cost $2,100).

Also, is doing the triple glazed on the north facing rooms worth the upgrade if those rooms are super cold in the winter? Our master, bathroom, closet and front bedroom are super cold in winter. ...

Bethany - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Answers]

Bethany, I think that the color cost is steep, but it always is -- I really can't answer the question of whether it's worth $8500 to you because it's an aesthetic question -- you have to tackle that one all on your own :)

I think the added insulation is probably worth the $60 upgrade cost.

Yes, triple glaze them on those really cold rooms or see if you can get a double gazed option with a higher SHGC on those windows.

I just spoke with a rep from Burris on the phone to confirm that they are still in business.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT Traditions Windows Prices

The Traditions series is the company's mid range vinyl window. A decent window, but I think the Presidential and Executive make more sense for maximizing long term value.

Dane - Site Editor

-- Estimated NT Traditions Price: $550 to $750 installed --
(assumes medium sized opening and normal installation) **

Traditions Cost vs Window World 4000

Hey Dane, I live near Dallas and looking to replace 8 double-hungs replaced. I like the look of the Traditionas quite a bit more than the WW4000, but I'm just not sure it's worth the price increase. Also, a neighbor had the Traditions from Brennan a few years ago and she paid like $700 each. I'm looking at $953.

NT Traditions Price $7,480
Window World 4000 Price: $5,230

(Window World Reviews)

Scot - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Scot, that is a tough price increase from 3 years ago. If you plan to stay in your home for 8 years or more, then I think it makes sense to go with the NT options. Less than this, and I would stick with the WW4000 option.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

NT Traditions Cost vs. Executive

Hello from houston. We got bids for 17 windows.

NT EXEC $9200.00

NT TRADITIONS $13,727.00.. Are the tradition windows worth the extra cost? Please help.

Bob - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Bob, my understanding is that the NT Executive series is the "drop down" from the Traditions series, although the two models are very close. I would expect a 10% to 15% difference in price, so I would say the Executive is the better value for your money.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Traditions Price Bid

These were the bids and configurations.

Window 1: 36x24, white, grids, arched
Window 2: one 72x96 triple mulled unit made up of one single hung twin 72x80 and one 72x16 eyebrow top. White. Grids.
Window 3: 24x60, white, no grids, double hung
Window 4 & 5: 36x60, white, no grids, double hung
Window 6: 36x60, white, no grids, double hung, tempered glass (within 24" inches of the back door when measured outside)
Window 7: 72x60, white, no grids, double hung

Simonton 5500 - $10,085; if I remove the keepsake laminated glass, it would bring the cost to approx. $9315

NT Traditions - $9,771

NT Presidential - $8,070

Pella 250 from Lowe's - $8,386

Obviously NT Traditions was a horrible bid given I could get the nicer version windows for almost $2,000 less. (I feel more confident in the installation from the cheaper company as well given their answers. Reviews are equal.)

For the other companies you recommended, Okna has no sales representative in DFW; Sunrise Windows never answered me even though I submitted the request twice (on two different days); and Zen Windows couldn't figure out the configuration on the large front window in their computer system and bowed out. Milgard is closing some of their plants and their website wouldn't give me a dealer in the area (likely not compatible with a Mac). I also tried Marvin but the companies listed as dealers have bad reviews.

Kammy - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kammy, wow, it sounds like you ran into some obstacles along the way...good on you for doing all that work. For me the NT Presidential at $8,070 seems like a no brainer, especially considering that you feel comfortable with the installation company. This is where I would go if these were my bids.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Traditions vs. Berkshire Elite

We're in Dallas, Texas and are in need of 21 replacement windows. We are trying to decide between the following bids.

Berkshire Elite Single Hung: $483 per window

NT Executive: $658 per window

NT Windows Traditions: $722 per window


KJ - Homeowner - from 2018

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NT Executive Windows Prices

The NT Executive window is considered the second in line behind the NT Presidential series. The only real differences are that the Executive comes with a roll form aluminum screen and 3/4 inch insulated glass. The Executive isn't offered in as many options or colors. All in all, a top tier mid range vinyl window.

Dan - Site Editor

-- Estimated NT Executive Price: $600 to $750 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation) **

NT Windows Cost

Hi, we have several arched windows and some special sizes - 28 openings.

Renewal by Anderson: $92K
Anlin Del Mar: $37K
Anlin Catalina: $31K
Anlin Panoramic: $28K
NT Executive: $25K

Eric - Homeowner - from 2024

NT Windows Cost Quote

Hello Dane, I'm looking to replace 38 windows in my home (20+ years). I'm looking at WindowWorld and NT windows. I got several quotes and I'm confused about how to decide on these. While WW is cheaper, not sure on their quality of 4000 series.

Brannen NT Variations $39,852

WindowWorld 4000 Series $23,365

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Best Regards.

Baskar - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Baskar, the NT is the better window by quite a bit (you didn’t say which model, but still…), but not by THAT much. I wouldn’t go with the WW4000 series myself, it’s not a very good window in my opinion. I’d get a couple more bids myself to see how they compare with the Brennan quote. That company does get excellent reviews by the way — here are some other options — list redacted.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

NT Executive Price Quote

Hi Dane, I am thinking of having windows replaced in my home I have 11 windows 1 large picture 3 sliders Ned the the rest single hung and quoted a price of 8055 and was wondering if that is a good quote for the nt executive. Also do the executive windows come with glazing that blocks the sun?

Ava - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Answers]

Ava, I think the price sounds quite fair. I would Google the company that gave you the bid and make sure their online reviews are good to great.

The NT Executive is quite a good window, so coupled with professional and thorough installation, you should be well served. The Executive comes standard with a low-e glass. If you want to up the SHGC to keep out the heat, you should be able to upgrade glass packages -- they will offer a few options so make sure the sales rep explains the options and upgrade pricing. Do note that the more heat you block, the slightly darker the tint of the window. Some consumers don't like the darker tint, while others think the trade off is well worth it.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT Executive vs Alside Mezzo

We have a whole house of vinyl windows that are very discolored between the panes. The windows do not leak even in a storm. Survived Harvey in Houston! Just unsightly. And block the view. They were here when we bought the house 8 yrs ago.

Estimates for replacement are between 10k and 17k approximately for 17 windows. NT Executive vs Alside Mezzo? Best estimate from good company. I think.

Thinking about doing just the glass. Opinion?


Gail - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Gail, I would rate the NT Executive above the Mezzo myself. I think NT makes a good vinyl window in the Executive and Presidential series.

If this were my project, I would absolutely get a couple of estimates on the glass only replacement. Based on the reviews and the price of the company doing the work, this would be a definite consideration…if the price was right.

It sounds like you are set, but if you did want some additional Texas recommendations, here they are:

[List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our Colorado window recommendations.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Executive vs. Presidential

Hi Dane. Is there a key difference between the presidential and executive series for NT Windows? Recently got a bid that seemed fair but it was the presidential. See attachment.


Maria - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Maria, the NT Executive series is the "drop down" from the premium Presidential series, although the two models are very close. It comes standard with roll form aluminum screen frame and 3/4 inch insulated glass (compare this to the 7/8 inch insulated glass on the Presidential and an extruded screen frame.) The Presedential also has other options such as more colors and triple pane glass. Expect the Executive model to run roughly 5% less than the Presidential.

We no longer open pdfs for security sake. Feel free to give me the basics in the pdf: price, number of windows, type of windows and I'm happy to give you my opinion.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[Maria's Reply]

Thanks for the quick response.

Quote is for 17 windows. Price $10740. NT Windows executive series vinyl white with no grids

Maria - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Pretty fair quote from the looks of it. NT is a solid manufacturer. Just make sure that the company doing the install has good online reviews. You could always do some comparison shopping. You have lots of great options in your neck of the woods.

Dan - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Executive Price Quotes

Dane, we met with a dealer / installer for NT windows yesterday. He showed us the NT Presidential and Executive, but the window as we are ordering is the same with the exception of the molding/trim frame. My wife liked the Executive look and said no need to spend the extra money.

He quoted the Executive around $16,674 and said their company is currently running a 20% off special which took it down to 13,379. And then they offer 12,978 with cash/check.

Unless you convince us the Anlin is 5000 better than the NT Executive, it seems like we'd be hard pressed to go with Anlin. Any thoughts?

Thanks for your suggestion on looking at the NT line of windows.

David - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

David, the Anlin for $16K or the Executive for $13.3K...I think I'd go with the NT Executive and pocket the difference. If only it actually worked that way, right :) The Anlin may be a touch better, but with good installation, I think the Executive is a darn good window!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

North Texas Executive Window Costs

Here’s pricing bids for the 10 windows I need to have replaced in our Texas home.

Don Young 6220 Series: $5,960

Burris Tec Series: $6,100

North Texas Executive: $3800

Michelle - Homeowner - from 2020

NT Executive Windows Quote

Hi. We are looking to get replacement windows in our home. We have approximately 20 windows to replace (this year) in Houston with no grids (and about 15 more replacements next year). We have been given quotes on single hung windows for the MI 1650 series and the NT Executive series . I have seen mixed reviews on both. Can you please give me your comments or suggestions?

Joel - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joel, I feel like the NT Executive is a solid upper mid range vinyl window. The MI 1650 is a low end mid range window in my opinion. So with that heads up, my pick would be firmly on the NT Executive. I would be remiss if I didn't throw in the idea that the installation company doing the work would be a big part of the equation for me if this were my project.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

NT Executive or Amcraft Estates Original

Hello Tim I have read some of the comments on your site and wanted your opinion on this brand (Perfexion Silver) for 16 double hung windows priced at $8800, is there a better product for the price range? The NT Executive is being sold at this same price. Just wanted to get your take.

Jeremy - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Answers]

Jeremy, those two windows are close to one another , although I would give the edge to the NT Executive. If this were my decision and the prices were close, I’d switch my attention from the window to the company doing the work—reputation, reviews, warranty, and number of years in business.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

NT Executive Pricing vs. Milgard Hermosa

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 Series: $17.1K

NT Executive Series: $20.3K

NT Presidential Series: $21K

Milgard Hermosa Series: $27.5k

Dave - Homeowner - from 2018

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NT Presidential Windows Prices

-- Estimated NT Presidential Price: $650 to $850 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation) **

NT Windows Presidential Series Cost

Hi Dane, I have 2 estimates for about 30 picture and 15 single hungs from two vendors - one uses NT and one uses Burris. This is for a home in Southlake.

The quotes are: (1) majority of Burris TectView EX frames - a few smaller single hung with AC frames - for about $39,000; and (2) NT Windows Executive Series for about $43,000.

The Burris estimates seems more able to combine larger units (72 X 72; 72 X 96) to a single picture window while the NT window estimate suggests separating them into 2.

Is there one you recommend over the other?

Abhi - Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Abhi, I would opt for the NT Executive Series for $43K over the Burris TectView EX for $39K. I think it's worth the extra cost. I like the NT brand quality over the Burris myself. However, I think a big part of this has to be the company doing the work. If the online reviews/ratings for the Burris dealer is demonstrably better than the NT dealer, this would definitely change my decision. But pound for pound, the NT over the Burris here.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

[Abhi's Reply]

Thanks for the quick reply! The Burris installed is Alexander and Sons. I believe Justin Alexander left Scott's Exteriors to go off on his own.

The NT Installed is My Home Windows. Bryson Hurt.

Change anything??

- Homeowner - from 2023

[Site Editor's Answer]

Abhi, Alexander and Sons and My Home Windows both seem to get good reviews online but the My Home Windows seems to get slightly better reviews from what I can tell -- so no I'd still go with NT Executive series option. Hope this helps.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2023

NT Windows Pricing

Dane, here is the summary for the NT and Burris – What do you think? We have 21 windows to replace,

Burris Tectview A Price: $703 each

NT Presidential Price: $928 each

Felipe - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Answers]

Felipe, that price difference is about what I would expect, which makes making a judgement on it extremely difficult. This is a coin flip for me. Two tie breakers might be how long you plan to stay in the home. If it's over say 10 years, then the NT makes more sense and if it is under 10 years, then the Burris might make more sense. The other piece of the puzzle is the reviews/ratings of the companies doing the install. This is an important piece of the puzzle so google googling "[company name] window reviews" and aggregate their ratings from Google, Yelp, HomeAdvisor, Angi, etc. That should give you a pretty clear picture of the quality you can expect.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

NT Windows Presidential Series Cost

I'm replacing all 15 windows for my Dallas home. I took your advise and filled in the Get Quotes Now on your site and got a wide range of prices.

VistaMark Endura Cost: $14,000

NT Presidential Cost: $10,800

Window Universe Express Cost: $10,405

MI EnergyCore Window Cost: $7,3000

Greg - Homeowner - from 2022

NT Presidential vs. Zen Windows

Hi Dane, I reached out to Zen Windows and his estimate was 50% more than previous quotes I sent you earlier. The problem is that Zen, Simonton from Home Depot and Andersen 100 from HD all claim to be good and good price and at the end their estimate runs at least $1200 each or more. Thanks.

Brigit - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hmmm, I would reach out to an NT dealer/company and see what their price is on the Presidential series. If that comes back at $1200 a window, then that might just be the going cost for your area at this time. Prices have been darn high lately. I wish I knew if they were going to drop anytime soon, but I really don't. Get another bid and see...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Presidential Series Cost

Dane, I am in the process of replacing 23 windows, full frame. In my current windows configuration, I think I have two windows with tempered glass, not sure the house was built in 1996. I don't know if tempered glass was required within 24"of a door back then. Anyway, I changed the configuration of some of windows, requiring 12 windows to have tempered. I am getting a range of $150 to $500 for each window required to be tempered. What is the deal with this?

HD quote $20,675 for Simonton 6200 series

Clarity quote $23,727 for Anlin Catalina

Customer 1st quote $22,874 for NT presidential 900 series, but at his presentation he showed me the NT Executive window. What are you thoughts? Thank you in advance for your assistance. Also, I am in the Dallas Fort-Worth area.

Nathaniel - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nathaniel, that is a big range for the tempered windows. $150 is the price I usually quote as an industry standard, however companies are free to bid out at any price and it seems that lately the prices are all over the board.

Your quotes look pretty good though, especially as it includes some tempered glass and full frame installation. My two picks would be the Anlin Catalina and the NT Executive, with the edge going to the Executive series.

Because these windows are so close, I would make my pick based more on the installation company's reputation than on the window itself. I think this makes more sense, but the Executive is a solid window and my first choice.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Windows Pricing

We replaced the 12 windows on our home with Sunrise. The NT Windows pricing for the Presidential was $12,000 fully installed. We chose the double hung, black grid windows. The price was 13,000.00. That windows and install. When the windows came and they installed it was not Sunrise it was NT Presidential series. Does the amount we paid for the Sunrise seem too high and since NTs were actually installed should we have paid less? I feel like we are being taken advantage of

Sally - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Wow, that is a bold move on their part...I've heard of a different series from the same company being installed, but never a totally different brand! The NT Presidential series is a good window and is probably comparable to the Sunrise window. Maybe. I'm not completely sure, but they are close. If you had multiple bids and one of the bids was less, than I think you could make the case that they charged you too much. $13K for 12 windows is expensive. I would ask for $1 off or you will report them to the better business bureau...I don't know, this is a tricky situation, but what they did is wrong...

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021

NT Windows Presidential Series Cost

We have 2 different quotes for 9 windows, including 2 casements, 3 picture windows and 4 double hungs. We live in Sugar Land, Texas.

Quote 1: Window Word 4000 Sereis: $4400

Quote 2: NT Presidential Series Cost: $7200


Charles - Homeowner - from 2020

NT Windows Presidential Costs

Hi Tim, I’ve received quotes from 2 companies.

One suggested NT Presidential series. 18 replacements in sandstone. $10,700. The reviews for this series have been good. They come with a lifetime limited warranty offered by NT. The installation company is local and has good reviews

Another company recommended Restoration Series by Amsco. I like the low profile design of these. 18 windows in white. $11,800. This company provides a supplemental warranty and will do the work themselves. It too has good reviews. The original quote was $15,800 and the salesman changed the quote to white frames and also to a less expensive obscure glass for my side lights and bathroom arch window.

I feel this is still a bit too high. I have not been able to find reviews for this particular series of window. What should NT Windows pricing be?

I appreciate your opinion. Thanks

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Nancy, for me the clear winner here is the NT Presidential. The quote is better and I believe the window is better as well. I haven’t heard much about the Amsco Restoration series, but it is a nice looking window. However, I’m not convinced it is a well made or energy efficient window.

Amsco tends to be a more builder grade window, or at least you don’t hear it mentioned as a quality window all that often. I would say its a mid range manufacturer at best. Amsco typically leaves all warranty issues to the dealer and doesn’t handle any warranties themselves, fyi.

The NT Presidential window is a higher end mid range window and a very solid choice. With good installation, and it sounds like you have that here, you should be well served in your choice.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Window Recommendations

I am trying to decide between three window brands and the best window for the range and money.

The three windows I’m looking at are;

NT Presidential - 10k
Milgard Tuscany - 9k
Burris AC - 8k
All the prices are within 1k of each other. So I just want the most window for the money invested. I am leaning toward the Tuscany mainly for warranty.

Eric - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Eric, if this were my project, I would rank the bids exactly like they show up: NT Presidential, Milgard Tuscany, and Burris AC. I like the NT Presidential more than the Milgard Tuscany myself. However, I would probably decide on one of these first two options more based on the quality and reputation of the installation company. I think the windows themselves are both quite good options.

Good for you for getting three solid bids!

Dane - Website Editor - from 2020

NT Presidential vs. Amsco Artisan

Dan, Please Help with my decision as I am running out of Time as Planation shutter are on order. Down to 2 quotes for replacing 12 windows in SE Texas.

Amsco Artisan Cost $5040

NT Windows Presidential Series Cost: $6621

How do these two measure up against one another? I like the exterior look of the Presidential, I have yet to find a good pic of the Artisian.

For Amsco I do not have installation cost—$5040 total reflects a $150 install cost.

Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Tim - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tim, I would definitely go with the NT Presidential over the Amsco Artisan. $1600 is a drop in the bucket for a much better series that will provide much better energy efficiency and will hold up better over time.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

NT Windows Pricing

Hello, I need to replace 28 windows. I received a from the Zen people on their Lotus series for $31,855. Seems high to me.

The bid on the NT Presidential window is $23,583.

The bid on the Milgard Hermosa series is $16,400.

Ramin - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Answers]

Ramin, both the Zen Lotus and NT Presidential bids sound too high. I would either ask them to come down on the price or I would go with the Milgard quote.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2018

NT Presidential White Vinyl Windows

Replacing 16 windows in my Texas brick sided house. The bids below are for low-e solar glass and Argon gas. I have 5 different estimates from 5 companies who do both aluminum and vinyl.

NT Presidential: $18,500

NT Twinsulator Aluminum: $20,500

Zen Nirvana: $22,000

Don Young Aluminum: $14,100

Simonton Prism Platinum: $13,000

Bill - Homeowner - from 2018

NT Presidential Windows Prices vs Okna

We are replacing 24 year old single pane, single hung aluminum windows in the Houston area. We have 50 windows which makes this an expensive project. We were all ready to pull the trigger on the NT Presidential window, when we got a final bid on the Okna 505 series with double pane low e 55/27 with argon. The difference is $5000 and I’m wondering if the Okna is really worth it. Also, while both installers get A ratings, the Okna installer mentioned that he uses insulating foam spray insulating before they caulk. The other installer didn’t mention that, but if we go with the NT, I will be asking. So, I guess I’m asking what would you do?

Kathy - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Kathy, I think the NT Presidential is a good window, but the Okna 505 is a very good single hung window. I would personally say go with the Okna for the $5000. However, before I did I would tell the Okna rep about the NT bid and tell him that you are on the fence and want to go with him if he can get close to the NT bid. Tell him that the $5000 is just out of your budget and you are wringing your hands over the extra cost, something like this. I'll bet he moves on the price...

As far as the foam spray, many installers use a low expanding foam to fill any gaps before caulking. If you do go with NT, definitely ask him whether he uses it. Some installers prefer traditional insulation and feel more comfortable with it -- improper use of expanding foam can cause damage, but most installers who know how to use it don't have any issues with it.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

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NT Twinsulator Windows Prices

-- Estimated NT Twinsulator Price: $650 to $850 installed --
(assumes medium sized window and normal installation) **

NT Twinsluator Prices

I live in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area. We are replacing 22 windows. The six largest are 36x72, three more are 28x72 and the remaining are various smaller sizes. All windows were quoted with Low E double impact glass and bronze exterior color. Either laminated or painted, depending on the brand. Wondering if a painted or laminated window is better? Also, will the aluminum window hold up better than the vinyl due to the darker color?

Sunrise standard $18,200 installed.

Relief windows 1100 Series (Wincore 5400?) $17,101 installed.

NT Presidential $17,180 installed.

NT Twinsluator $15,630 installed.

Donald - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Donald, the best window of the bunch is probably the Sunrise. Those are good prices with a bronze exterior. Then the Presidential, followed closely by the Twinsulator.

Painted doesn't matter one way or the other. A laminated glass makes glass very strong and good for storms and sound. That definitely adds to the cost.

Aluminum windows are very strong and will hold up longer than vinyl. They are really bad for energy efficiency. Typically, I only recommend them for hot climates that really beat down windows over time. Louisiana is close, but I think vinyl is the way to go. South Texas is usually where aluminum windows make sense.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

[Don's Reply]

Tim, Thank you for your reply. I have been reading several forums and some of the pros in the Houston area mention it would be wise to have a reinforced sash in a vinyl window. Does the Standard Sunrise have this, it seems the NT Presidential does, possibly an aluminum one. The NT Twinsulator installer (Houston Based) recommended them over the NT Vinyl Traditions primarily due to the dark color, he says dark vinyl windows have a potential for sagging - warping do to the heat in our area.

Of my largest windows 4 face South and 5 Face West both directions have no shade. I am 125 miles due East of Houston. I like the efficiency rating of vinyl but am concerned about longevity. The Sunrise window warranty states it covers warping while the NT warranty does not. I would not think it would be an issue with the aluminum window but could with a vinyl window. I spoke with NT manufacturer directly, they have dark vinyl window installs going on 10 years that have held up well, he recommended the Presidential series. Is this the same as their Traditions Series? I appreciate your insight.

Donald - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Don, I don't believe the Sunrise comes standard with a reinforced sash. You would have to pay for that upgrade, but well worth it.

Darker exterior aluminum frames do pull in a lot more heat. If it were me, I would probably go with a Sunrise in white. Especially since you are worried about longevity. The Sunrise with a reinforced sash and a good glass package should do well in your area.

However, if longevity is your biggest concern, then go with an aluminum window. The Twinsulator is a good aluminum window. Don Young also makes an excellent aluminum window.

I'm not an expert in your climate/region, so I can't say for certain what the best option is for you.

The Sunrise is the better brand over the NT, although the Presidential is a good series.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

NT Twinsulator Cost Bid

Your website and expertise has been so helpful in this daunting process of shopping for replacements in an area that we are new to. Houston has a lot of challenges and finding good, legitimate advice is tricky. Every salesperson has the best product and all the reasons you shouldn't use another companies window over theirs and that only confuses the situation more.

My understanding is that Vistamark was spun off of a couple of other companies who let all their people go and then they formed their own company. The windows truly look very nice (for vinyl) but one salesman informed me that they have problems when the sills fill with dirt and leaves causing them to not drain properly and allows for water intrusion. He may have just been throwing stones though to sell his product over theirs.

I ended up meeting with 4 companies, 3 of which carry the NT line, 1 of which carried NT and Vistamark and 1 that carried only Vistamark. Here is the outcome:

AWP (Advanced Window Products) - VINYL
30 Vistamark Restorations windows (19 single hung/11 picture) -$15,350
White vinyl frames with double strength glass, LoE, Argon gas between panes. Sashes with aluminum reinforcement. Windows surpass Windstorm test through TDI. Lifetime Warranty/Lifetime Glass Breakage/Lifetime Labor Warranty. Employs own installers.

Superior Window - VINYL
NT Traditions - 27 Windows (they made a few sliders instead of double hung)-$20,000 (he started at $28,000)
White vinyl frames with dual glaze SliverGuard double strength glass. Full aluminum reinforced meeting rails with autolock hardware. Extended Labor & Glass Breakage warranty. He is trying to sell the Traditions as a step above the Presidential window but I don't see that this is the case but perhaps I am missing something. They are higher energy rated from what he showed us. Employs own installers.

Renaissance Windows & Doors - ALUMINUM
NT Twinsulator - 23 Windows(14 picture windows/5 single hung/4 sliders)-$18,996 (without grids in front) $19,890 (with grids in front) OR
Showcase Earthwise Vinyl Windows-$17,580 (Though after seeing this window installed I did not like the look of it)
Bronze or White Aluminum Dual Pane LowE 366 Argon insulated glass with 4" Hardie trim around bay window exterior of 3 windows. Glass Breakage Warranty. Installation and factory pre-finish warranted for 2 years, unless otherwise specified, on material and workmanship. NT offers lifetime on the window for residential applications.) Windstorm Certification (though we are just barely outside the windstorm required area). Employs own installers.

Allstate Siding & Windows - ALUMINUM
NT Twinsulator -24 Windows (14 picture/6 single hung/5 sliders)-$17,340 (with grids in front) OR the NT Presidential series -$16,000 (with grids in front)
Bronze or White Aluminum LowE366 Dual Pane Argon with Hardie traim around bay window exterior of 3 windows. ALLSTATE Glass Breakage Warranty. Manufacturers Warranty. The quote doesn't specify installation warranty but he said 1 year. Of course I wouldn't sign off on anything without this being clear. Employs sub-contractors (1099) who work only for them and have for years is what they said.

Unfortunately, I got sucked in to vendors trying to take current doubles and turning them into sliders which made it all the more confusing to compare apples to apples.
That being said, please advise on these bids as well as using sliders in place of current dual single hung openings. This is worse than buying a used car!!!!

Lou Ann - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Lou Ann, so there's a lot to unpack here. Vistamark is a relatively new company and I'm not sure there is enough of a track record to say whether or not their products will hold up over time. They use a capture sill instead of a sloped sill so yes you can get build up in the frames. It's a design flaw that a number of windows have. I'm not sure I would take the chance with the Vistamark myself, not when I had other solid options.

I know the NT Presidential and Executive series use a sloped sill. I'm not completely sure about the Twinsulator or Traditions. I think you should check on this with the two vendors.

The Twinsulator is a good product, very solid. The Don Young 8200 series is maybe the better of the one, but nonetheless the Twinsulator is good.

The best deal you have is the NT Presidential for $16K, but it sounds like there may be issues with the company. I looked them up and their Google reviews are good. They go back roughly three years so you may want to read them. It's sort of hard to know, but I usually look at the reviewers with lots of reviews to make sure the review is legit.

For me, it's either the Twinsulator in the aluminum or the NT Presidential in the vinyl. Both are good products.

I'd take a hard look at the online reviews for the different companies before I pulled the trigger.

You could also get a bid from a Don Young dealer if you were leaning towards the aluminum options, which a good route for your area.

I prefer the single hung option for the performance numbers myself. Many of the newer single hungs will definitely outperform sliders...but I think it's more of a personal preference in terms of how they look and operate.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

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