Sunrise Window Reviews
Read Sunrise window reviews from top installers and homeowners who have worked with their products before. Find information on Sunrise windows prices for all of their most popular series and models such as the Essentials, Standard frame, Verde, Vanguard and Restorations. v
Sunrise Windows vs American Craftsman
If anyone ever tells you that American Craftsman windows are anything but a cheaply made product, then don't trust them. These are made with cheap material and barely meet the minimum standards for approval. If you were planning to rent out a property or flip a house, I guess I could see why you might choose this but it's not something you want on your own home. The Consumer Reports seem to have good things to say about these, but it's all baseless. They don't review quality products and practically glance at bargain brands to get their options. I'd go for a Simonton 6500 instead. Craftsman can't compare to it. Just make sure you hire someone else besides Home Depot for the job, because they do a lousy job with the install. There are plenty of better deals in quality with the same pricing out there, like Gorell or Sunrise.
Sunrise Windows vs Window World
Before looking at the Sunrise, I got price quotes from Lowes and Window World from Baton Rouge. Initially, the Sunrise quote was almost double the Lowes quote, but I really liked the look and durability of the Sunrise windows. They were obviously better made and had this beautiful brushed nickel hardware on the casements. The guy who came out wasn't salesy and knew the product well - I called Sunrise to ask about him specifically and they said he was one of their best distributors, so I felt good with that. Turns out that going with a white plastic hardware and a couple of other little options (going with the 8 plus instead of the 12 plus glass) brought the price down to where it made sense to go with the Sunrise. One thing I liked about the Sunrise model was the frame was thinner and not so bulky like the WW and Lowes window. I did pay more for a wood grain vinyl interior for two of the rooms, which looks really good and I couldn't resist. The prices for Window World were lower, but in the end I got a great deal on what I thought was a much better product.
Sunrise vs Alside Windows
We're redoing our ranch style home and so far I have a bid on the Simonton 6500 casement and the Revere Sovereign casement. Is the Sovereign from Alside? I like the lookof them. Both quotes were really close in price -- $3600 for 5 large windows fully installed, which seems very expensive to me. Any advise would be helpful.
Sovereign is a re-labeled Sheffield, made by Alside and not considered a well made window. The 6500 from Simonton is the better window of the two. You may want to get another bid from a contractor on the 5500/Prism Platinum Series to see if you can get a better price on this model. As far as casements go, Sunrise makes a great looking one that is going to be a bit more expensive, but is well worth the extra cost.