Windows are a crucial aspect of your home’s interior and should be considered one of the major home improvement projects you can take up this season. Windows help to bring in natural light and brightness to your home that keeps you upbeat. Not only do they bring in sunlight they also help improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its value.
But windows have a certain lifespan and start deteriorating with age, signaling that you need to replace them. Nowadays, many companies manufacture replacement windows, and there are plenty of options to choose from so you get the best option for your home.
We understand that researching various companies can be very time-consuming and takes away from your busy schedule. To save you precious time, our team at Champion Exteriors has curated a list of the top five replacement window brands.
What Are Replacement Windows?
Replacement windows are also known as retrofit windows and are a type of window that fits in an existing frame. You can use these windows to replace old, outdated windows in an existing structure, and they are a great way to add value to your home.
As the windows age, they lose their energy efficiency and can also deter your home’s appearance. The main benefit of replacement windows is that they offer more energy efficiency and better insulation than traditional wood or metal frame windows.
Top 5 Brands To Consider For Replacement Windows
While some companies focus only on replacement window systems, most window manufacturers make windows for both new construction projects, and replacement. Here are some of the top companies that have greater recognition in the market.
ProVia Windows and Doors
ProVia was started in the year 1977 by Bill Miller and has seen tremendous growth over the years. ProVia is a company that caters to a niche market that demands a high degree of customization and superior quality. The company defines its home replacement windows as professional-class, and they come in various styles.
Customers can rest assured that ProVia will handle their orders carefully. The company makes stylish replacement windows that combine state-of-the-art technology with authentic craftsmanship to deliver customized orders to every customer. ProVia offers a variety of styles, from the common double-hung and casement window to newer options such as picture, and architectural shapes. Their windows are rated high by ENERGY STAR®, and use traditional, as well as modern colors.
Here are some of the most popular windows brands available from ProVia:
- Endure™: Budget-friendly windows that offer good energy efficiency. They’re available in five color options.
- Aspect™: Mid-range, low-maintenance windows that are energy efficient and offer good color retention.
- Aeris™: The premium and most popular range of windows. These are made from premium vinyl with a wood-panneled interior.
- EcoLite™: A classic-looking white window made from SunShield® Vinyl. Perfect for a small budget.
Apart from providing world-class windows, ProVia also manufactures doors, siding and offers roofing services.
Andersen Windows & Doors was founded in 1903, then known as the Anderson Lumber Company. Since filing their first patent in 1926, the company has registered over 225 patents and is a proud manufacturer of some of the finest replacement windows.
As a leading manufacturer of windows and doors, Andersen Windows & Doors serves the new residential, home improvement, and light commercial markets. So no matter your needs, you can find the window that suits your preferences. The company, headquartered in Minnesota, now operates in three countries and offers a wide range of product solutions through diverse distribution channels and businesses. They have more than 13,000 employees and several plants. They’ve received multiple awards for their windows and work culture, such as Forbes’ list of World’s Best Employers, 2022. Anderson Windows and Doors is a company you can trust.
Anderson offers both new construction and replacement windows in various ranges, from the budget-friendly 100 series to the pricier and more exquisite 400 series. If you want a designer look, then you can consider the company’s A Series, and E Series.
Here are the window materials the company uses:
Jeld-Wen is one of the leading manufacturers of replacement windows in North America. The esteemed company also makes both exterior and interior doors. Jeld-Wen windows have a very extensive distribution network, and the products are supplied not only to the U.S., but globally with the help of a wide global network comprising retail home centers such as Home Depot, wholesale distributors, and building product dealers.
Jeld-Wen was founded in 1960, a little later than most of the companies on our list, but has expanded rapidly and now has operations in 19 countries spanning three continents. The company has also been a partner with ENERGY STAR® since 1998.
Below is the range of products that the company offers.
- Premium (Vinyl)
- Custom Wood
Pella Corporation designs and manufactures windows and doors for both residential homes and commercial properties. Apart from being used widely in North American homes, Pella Windows is used in multiple popular places in America. The company was founded in 1925 by Pete Kuyper, who was proud to support the communities where he lived. Today, the company employs more than 8,000 people, with 17 manufacturing locations and more than 200 showrooms across the country.
If you are looking for highly innovative design solutions, you should consider windows by Pella. Its patented window screen, known as rolscreen, is the industry’s first retractable window screen. This time-tested innovation is very popular amongst homeowners and gives the company a competitive edge.
The company offers more than 10 window styles, including the likes of double-hung, sliding, and casement windows. Pella has partnered with Lowe’s, one of the largest retail-based companies, to distribute and install replacement windows.
Pella’s Lifestyle Series
The Pella Lifestyle Series include premium wood-made windows with high durability and aesthetic appeal. This series provides energy-efficient solutions for windows that meet or exceed the ENERGY STAR standards in New Jersey, and other states.
Simonton Windows is a branch of Ply Gem Industries, an industry leader in siding manufacturing. It is headquartered in North Carolina and falls under the Cornerstone Building Brands family.
The company was founded in Pennsboro, West Virginia, in 1946 by Sybil and Fred Simonton who wanted to fill the need in the industry for quality aluminum exterior products.
Their son later joined the business and expanded the company’s product line by introducing the finest energy-efficient vinyl windows.
Fast forward to 2022, and Simonton has grown in size, and now offers more than 12 different options for windows. They also make doors.
Unlike the options listed above that offer more than one material for replacement windows, Simonton has its focus set on offering high-quality windows made out of vinyl material.
Their replacement windows are available in standard sizes, as well as custom options that can fit your preference.
If your heart is set on vinyl windows, then Simonton windows will not disappoint. Here are some of the styles they offer:
- Double/single hung windows
- Sliding and casement windows
- Bay and bow style
- Garden windows
- Geometric windows
With Simonton products, you’ll get high energy efficiency with quality warranties. Our warranties have helped us win numerous awards for customer satisfaction, and we’re proud to provide our customers with a sense of security.
Replacement Windows Vs. New Construction Windows
Many homeowners are confused about these two choices. There’s a difference though between the process and cost of replacing windows and the process and cost of new construction windows. Replacement windows can fit in an existing frame without much hassle while your contractor will have to completely stip an old or existing frame to install new construction windows.
You may be wondering how to choose between the two. To decide, you need to assess your home’s condition and future plans. If you are looking to build a home in a few years, or your home requires much-needed remodeling, then new construction windows would be a good idea. However, if you’re looking at new construction windows, they will likely be more expensive than replacement windows, and their installation will cost even more due to the labor requirements.
On the other hand, if the structure where the window is installed has no issues and you want to change only the windows, then you should install replacement windows.
Champion Exteriors Offers The Best Window Installation Services
All the companies provided in this blog post are some of the finest when it comes to their range of products and the quality of the service they provide. If you are looking for a contractor that can help replace the windows on your South Jersey home with experience and professionalism, then all you need to do is contact the team at Champion Exteriors.
We have expertise in replacement window installation and will ensure that your home looks as good as ever. We also install high-quality windows made by ProVia.
Our team not only installs windows and doors, but Champion Exteriors also offers residential and commercial roofing services. Call us at (609) 845-3576 to know more about our services, or if have any questions regarding window installation.