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Preservation windows prices should run $40 to $50 per square foot, not including installation. The Preservation Collection is made by Alside, although most consumers aren't going to know this by going to the website. The "collection" is a vinyl window that the website spends quite a bit of time convincing you is the end all be in vinyl replacement windows. As an example, the site dedicates an entire page to its SST foam spacer. The fact of the matter is that nearly all top tier windows use a non metallic spacer.

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Editor's Preservation Window Review

The Preservation vinyl window does have some nice features, but it is really more of a middle of the road vinyl window that is often sold as a top rated vinyl window like an Okna 800 Series or the Soft-Lite Elements.

The Preservation window does come with a block & tackle balance system, which is a nice feature. On the downside, the Preservation window uses the snap in sill, which they rename the capture sill. The sill is poor design compared to a true sloped sill. The Preservation windows can be ordered as a double hung, casement, awning, slider, bay or bow, garden window or sliding glass door. There are 9 interior wood veneer options and 9 exterior color frame options. The slider and double-hung windows have a fiberglass sash reinforcement. Compare The Alside Preservation Series to Champion vinyl window prices.

Tim - Site Editor

Preservation Windows Prices Quote

Hello Tim, I am looking at replacing 20 windows and 1 patio door. They are all casement windows with 3 being basement ‘hopper’ windows. I have 2 large casement windows each with 4 crank outs on it.

My latest offer was $40k w/2 year no payments – no finance charge. Plus a free cruise!! (oh boy)

What do you think? Is this in the ball park?


Greg - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Greg, no, I don't think that's a good deal at all. Sounds expensive and I'm not a huge fan of cruises :) I'll send you my list of top vinyl windows.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

[Greg's Reply]

Tim, thank you for the response! I live in SE Minnesota by Rochester. From your list of top tier vinyl windows, it appears only Soft-Lite has a local dealer/installer. I would love to see the Okna brand...looks like a good quality product!

We currently have 1975 Anderson windows in our house. They are leaking pretty bad and fogging up...even in the summer.

Of the 20 windows that we are looking at replacing 2 of them are pretty large - about 6ft tall by 7ft and 10 ft. They each have 4 crank out windows. So, I am sure that they are the expensive windows from my quote, plus the patio door.

I appreciate your website and the information that you provide. I like to research and get quotes from local companies when possible...the thing is, how do I know what is a fair price? I do not know where I would go to find this answer.

In your opinion, what is a fair estimate of the quote I sent to you? And would you stay away from the Presentation windows?

Greg - Homeowner - from 2020

[Website Editor Answers]

Greg, I can't tell you what a fair market price is because there are more than 30 factors that will go into pricing out window replacement projects. I can say that if you don't need full frame replacement, only pocket replacement, on fairly standard sized windows and you don't have any additional issues, you should be able to get a quality window for $500 to $650 each fully installed. Let's say the door is $2K. It sounds like you have two bow windows with add another $2500 each for these.

I'd say $30K sounds like my initial target price. However, collecting 4 or 5 bids should show you the fair market price of your project. If everyone is coming in at $40K, then I would assume your project is complicated enough to warrant that price tag.

For me, Preservation windows tend to be bid out high for what you are getting. I have seen some bids that were low enough that the Preservation window was my selection, but not too many. The window is made by Alside, who tends to make builder grade windows, but this is their best window.

I checked and it looks like Bobs Construction carries Sunrise. The company seems to get good reviews on google, but did get a horrible review on yelp...

Checked Angies List and Yelp and see if you can find highly rated local companies here.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2020

Preservation Reserve Prices

We need to replace 40 windows in our home (13 years old wood frame windows)

We ruled out anderson replacement windows because of the cost. $100,000.

We were just given a quote to replace the windows with Preservation Reserve windows, double pane. $32,000.

Please give me your opinion about the quality of Preservation Reserve Windows and if you would recommend another brand. The house is located in Peachtree City, Ga.

Iris - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

The Preservation Reserve window is good, but even that seems pricey to me. Not like the Renewal Andersen, but still pricey. Other brands you might consider might include Sunrise, Okna, Soft-Lite, Zen, and Ply Gem. Take a look at our recommended windows pages for additional brands and options. Look for local companies who carry these brands by googling "Sunrise windows in Peachtree City, Georgia" and see what comes up. The local companies who carry them should be on that first page somewhere. Have them come out and give you a bid. Then see what you get, you might be amazed by the variations in price and product.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Alside Preservation Window Bid

Hello, I just had a guy at my home that gave a quote for Preservation vinyl casement windows. Both the same size (about 40"H x 56"W) and one has tempered glass (in a bathroom).

Triple Pane, Krypton gas, blah blah...

The price was $3113 installed.

The price Home Depot quoted for their Simonton Slider windows (not casement) was $3400 for the same 2 windows.

I went with Preservation, but am wondering now if that was a wise choice.


Roger - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Roger, the Preservation, while not cheap, is a solid window. It's made by Alside, not the best manufacturer, but this one includes lots of nice features. It is a better window than what Simonton sells at HD. I think you made the right call between these two options. I also don't love the HD installation policy that pays a low per window price.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Preservation Series Window Cost

Hi, I have a quote on the Preservation series and the Harvey Classic window. Its to replace 1 slider and 5 double hung windows.

Preservation Series: $3,570

Harvey Classic Series: $3,260

Marquita - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Marquita, these two quotes are both very solid. I think I'd give the nod to the Preservation series, but the Harvey Classic series is also quite good. You may want to look at the company doing the install as the place to sway your decision one way or the other.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019

Alside Preservation Price Quote

I have quotes from two quality local companies who both have been in business for 20 + years. I need to replace 1 awning window and 18 casements and would love to get your two cents on which quote is the preferable,

Sunrise Standard: $12,940
Ultra U+8 glass, with argon gas, foam filled frame and fiberglass screens:

Preservation Window: $16,840
EnergyMax 7 glass, with argon gas

Thanks so much.

Rod - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Rod, while the Preservation window is a very solid vinyl window, the Sunrise is its equal in every way. Given the two price quotes, I would say the Sunrise is the winner.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2019

Alside Preservation Costs vs. Simonton Verona

Considering either the Simonton Verona or the Preservation windows for the 14 windows we need to replace. Any thoughts?

Alside Preservation Series: $18,000

Simonton Verona Series: $13,000

Lorraine - Homeowner - from 2018

[Website Editor Answers]

Lorraine, the Verona is probably the better value for the price. The Preservation is the better window though.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018

Preservation Triple Pane vs. Sunrise

Hello Dane, we have 2 twin casements and we live in Virginia. Both are 58" x 58." Both will use tempered glass. Here are the quotes we have so far.

Vista Panorama: $1765. The installer has super reviews.

ProVia Aeris: $3575. Their installers seemed good, but I haven't looked at their reviews yet.

Sunrise Windows: $3631. The installer also has super reviews.

Preservation Triple Panes: $4140. Salesman was a bit pushy.

Andrei - Homeowner - from 2018

Preservation Series 9001 vs. Polaris Sunrise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim - Homeowner - from 2017

Preservation Energymaxx 4 vs. Imperial LS

Thanks for the tips Tim. I received the following quotes:

Andersen Renewal price: $10k, was just ridiculous

Window Nation: $5,800 for Imperial LS series by Soft Lite

Zen Windows: $6,600 for Nirvana series (also produced by Soft Lite)

Specialty Window and Door: $5,050 for Imperial LS series by Soft Lite, $4,450

Preservation Energymaxx 4 series by Alside

I'm torn between the Imperial LS and Preservation options above. I really like the Presevation EnegyMaxx 4 series , the window seems to be a decent window and I really liked the quoted price. I think the Imperial LS reviews a little better though. The dealer from Specialty Window and Door that gave me quotes on both said he's had better experience dealing with fixing warranty issues with Preservation windows over the Imperial LS. Funny thing, I just noticed tonight the 40 year old aluminum windows in my house are Alside windows, says Alside right on the locking latch.

What are your thoughts? Have any guidance?

Thanks again,

Ernie- Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Ernie, I agree with you that the Renewal quote is way too high. Assuming that Specialty Window and Door has a good reputation for installation and their prices are the most affordable, I would go with them.

Of the two options they offer, I like the Imperial LS over the Preservation, but that's just my opinion. Very interesting that Preservation dealt with warranty issues better than Soft-Lite. I haven't heard that before.

Bottom line is they are both very good windows and I think you would be well served by either. At this point, go with your gut!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Preservation And Slocomb vs. Simonton 5500

Hello - I wanted to get your thoughts on recent bids that we have received for 11 replacement windows for our home. All double hung in white. We currently are leaning towards Simonton 5500 but I have received other estimates. I am in the Raleigh, NC area.

Simonton 5500 - right at $5000 for 11 windows, this includes the outside aluminum capping. contractor also said he would include repair and replacement, "at no charge" of 6 facer boards on the dormers that are going bad. He valued this at $200. (local building/remodeler that was recommended by a general contract that has done other work for me)

Preservation Windows - just a tad over $6000, this would include the outside capping. facers where discussed but I'm sure they would be an additional charge. (Aluminum Company of NC)

Slocomb Harmony 143 - just bit under $5000, $4850 I believe. Would include the outside capping but not the facer boards as with the Simonton contractor above. (HomeCraft Windows) - they did require I do certain advertising (facebook, reviews, etc.) to get this pricing.

Sunrise - roughly $6900, would include the outside capping. facers where discussed but I'm sure they would be an additional charge. I know these windows are highly recommended and the best quality of the brands I've listed, but we feel they are out of our price range. (Kelly Window and Door)

We started the search with ~$3500 in mind for our budget. We also started with only replacing 8 windows (hence the $3500 budget) but my wife has talked me into doing the other 3 which we do use often bring the total to 11. So at this point I understand, but, really do not want to exceed, the $5000 mark as we are doing other remodel projects around our home.

Do it my self options or find smaller individual contractor options - I have priced out Ply Gem 2000 at $2500 from a supplier and the Simonton 5500 at $3600 (I don't think they are giving me their best price?) . None of the suppliers around here want to sell to a homeowner and basically hang up the phone when I tell them I am not a licensed contractor. So I have had a hard time pricing out mid to high quality options for just the window without installation. The only reason I got the Simonton quote was that Simonton spoke with the supplier then transferred my call to them.

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated!

Brandon - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brandon, you are correct that the suppliers don't want to deal with the consumer directly. The only way around this is to go to say Home Depot and buy direct from them and then find a window installer using craigslist or yelp etc. This can save you money, but I would recommend buying the best window they sell -- it won't touch the quality here, but I see some HD sell the Andersen 100 window, which I like. Personally, I'm not sure it's worth the risk of a sub par window or sub par installation. Not with what I see.

I think the clear winner here (given your budget) is the Simonton 5500 window. I think it's a fair price, but I would absolutely call back and say that one of the contractors came down on his price (maybe say to $4200) and that if the Simonton rep can come close to this, then you are ready to sign today. See what he says!

The Sunrise is the other bid that looks good to me, but it sounds like it's out of your price range and the Simonton 5500 is a good vinyl window.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2017

Preservation Prices vs Okna 500 Series

Down to two estimates to replace 35 windows. 15K for Preservation and 18K for Okna Insultec Deluxe. Are the Okna windows worth the additional 3K? Plan on reselling home in 7 years. Thanks.

Steve - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Steve, the Okna Insultec Deluxe is completely worth the extra $3K, no question about it. I hate the idea that you are selling your house in seven years though. The Okna 500 performance numbers are so much better than the Preservation, which is an overpriced window in my opinion. If it were me, I would definitely go with the Okna Insul Tec, it's one of the best vinyl windows you can buy.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

Preservation Windows Cost Quote

My wife set up an appointment with a company that sells Preservation windows. WOW - 2 hours of my life I'll never get back AND he made me miss my VFW meeting! In short, after all "discounts" he had to offer, just under $6800 for 4 installed windows ($1670 each). I'll board my windows up with foam & plywood before I buy a vinyl double hung for that price.

Tom - Homeowner - from 2016

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