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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.
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Sunrise Windows vs. Windows USA
Tom, thanks! I have already contacted a local company that does Sunrise, and I appreciate your quick and thoughtful response! Your website had been a priceless resource for us as we learn more about this project.
Do you have any feedback on Windows USA? We have some friends who have been happy with them, but not sure about their product.
David - Homeowner - from 2017
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David, I don't know anything about Windows USA. The first entry that came up when I googled them was a complaints board page that had a pretty extensive complaint session by consumers who seemed to indicate that the company uses some less than impressive sales techniques. There were also some quite favorable reviews mixed in there as well.
There are several comments from ex-salespeople that I thought were pretty interesting. I think if you spend 20 minutes reading the comments, you will have a pretty good idea of what many of their past customers or potential customers think of them.
Tom - Site Editor - from 2017
Sunrise Windows vs. Okna
I know you like sunrise and I was planning to go to a sunrise showroom :) Are there any other close contenders to check out? I want to be thorough in my search but only want to look at the very best? Anything with fiber glass?
Curious what do u think of Marvin integrity fiberglass in comparison to soft lite and sunrise?
Also i was opting for pure vinyl or fiber glass because i was told wood clad windows can expand and contract and become difficult to open. Was that correct info?
I really appreciate your time and information :) You are helping to narrow windows down.
Julia - Homeowner - from 2017
Julia, the only other close contender to Sunrise and Soft-Lite is Okna Windows And Doors. If you want to go with fiberglass I would recommend looking at the Infinity by Marvin. It's a better window than the Integrity in my opinion. Marvin makes a very good window, but it's not as energy efficient as these top end vinyl windows. It has good numbers, just not great.
Wood is an organic material that does expand and contract over time. The outside of a wood clad window will be vinyl or fiberglass cladding and only the inside will be wood. Still, wood windows rarely last as long as all vinyl or fiberglass because the wood takes more wear and tears at the joints. The warranty on a wood clad window reflects this and is typically 10, 15, or 20 years. Jeld Wen makes a wood-treated window that carries a lifetime warranty that I've actually heard good things about.
Wood is pretty, but it has to be stained and protected every five years or so. It doesn't get the same performance numbers and will break down more quickly. Some consumers love the look of wood and are willing to make these sacrifices for the overall aesthetic.
I tend to be a proponent of all vinyl or fiberglass because I would prefer energy efficiency over the look of the window.
Tom - Site Editor - from 2017
Sunrise Restorations vs Simonton 5500
I received two quotes on replacement windows so far, Anderson 400 series has not yet quoted. Project is 14 windows in various sizes, mostly all 36 inch wide and 48 or 72 inches long. I live in Birmingham, AL. Each has extra thick glass, double pane, Argon gas, Low E. No panes, standard hardware, in frame replacement. All installation included and haul away of old product. I am guessing from reading the site that Anderson will be more expensive than these.
Simonton 5500 was $10,500
Sunrise Restorations Series was $12,205.
I also have a 6 pane bow window. Sunrise Restoration manufactured bow was $7,200 and Simonton 5500 was a 6 panel skylights which would be installed, finished and trimmed locally - $4,500.
Basically a difference of $4,400 more for the Sunrise but I think the bow window may be a higher quality finished bow window.
I appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Greg - Homeowner - from 2017
Greg, the Andersen 400 will probably be more expensive. The Simonton 5500 series is a nice window, but not as nice as the Sunrise Restoration. The Restoration is a solid top tier window. I would see how low you can get the Sunrise rep to go down in price.
Tom - Site Editor - from 2017
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.
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.
Fred - Installer in NJ - 2012
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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.
Anne - Homeowner in Louisiana - 2013
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.
Don - Homeowner - from 2011
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.
Steve - Contractor - from 2011
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