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Read composite window reviews from homeowners and contractors who have used these windows and can provide insight and cost information for other homeowners and consumers.

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Feel free to include project quotes and bids and get an expert opinion on which proposal(s) is right for you. Our site editor, and our website in general, is not associated with any window company. Instead, our advise is based on the idea of providing American consumers with the best long term value for your dollar.

Composite vs. Vinyl

Comparing composite frames to vinyl, you'll find that a composite or PVC frame will be more stable when it comes to temperature than the vinyl options. Don't get me wrong, a good vinyl window will be stable, except the PVC has resistance to heat. I'm excited about the new ranges of PVC windows coming out soon which should dominate the market when it comes to performance and temperature stability.

Dustin - Contractor - 2013

Polaris vs. OKNA

I have been getting a few estimates together to replace my eighteen openings. So far I have quotes for the Polaris Aspen Elite at $14,900 that is for the windows and the installation. I believe these are good quality windows. The OKNA's have come in considerably higher with the Envirostar at $15,500 and the composite Starmark at $17,500. I did some research and have read fantastic reviews on OKNA, which has me leaning in that direction. I am interested in the Polaris and wondered if anyone has any valuable information to share, also if they do a casement option.

Kyle - Homeowner - from 2013

[Contractor Response]

Polaris isn't a popular name, the only thing I can think of is that they are a private label. Maybe they're Thermal Weld, which means they're a B level window, perhaps they're Ultraweld, which then means they are good quality. OKNA on the other hand are fantastic windows when it comes to performance ratings and reviews. I have never had any problems installing OKNA windows and my customers have always been really pleased with the results. For the number of windows you are replacing, your OKNA estimates are excellent.

Corey - Contractor - 2013

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