Polaris Windows Reviews

Check out Polaris Windows reviews from consumers and installers who have used these window models and lines in the past and can give opinions on the quality and craftsmanship of their products.

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Polaris Windows Reviews

I don’t want to pay a fortune for windows. I got a quote for the Polaris ThermalWeld series, but they came in at $8,200 with low-e glass, argon fill and grids. That is for 12 windows, but is still more than I want to pay.

Hoop – Consumer – from 2023

Website Editor Reply

Hey Hoop. So that’s actually a pretty great price you got on the Polaris ThermalWeld series. That is a very good window and if you can pair that up with good installation, I think you will be well served!

Hooper – Consumer – from 2023

Polaris, Atrium or Vista

I am in the process of replacing a large number of windows in my new property. I need twenty four windows of which fourteen are sliders, two are pictures, two are non-moving and six are casements. Ideally I want colonial grids with white inside and black or bronze on the exterior. As I have just purchased the property, I obviously don’t want to pay a fortune on windows right now. Andersen came in at $37,000 and then with discounts was $26,000. I also got quotes from Vista windows for $13,500, Atrium 8700 series for $11,600 and Polaris Ultraweld for $14,400. Are any of these decent windows? I am really not sure which to go with.

Kristin – Consumer – from 2012

[Contractor Response]
I wouldn’t even look at the Atrium or Vista if I were you. You can’t go wrong with the Polaris Ultra, they are great windows.

Michael – Installer – from 2012

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Polaris Costs & Pricing

ValueSmart Series: $400 installed

Thermaweld Series: $500 installed

Ultraweld Series: $650 installed

More on replacement window prices.

Window Choices

When it comes to the higher end windows you are looking at names such as Polaris Ultraweld, Okna, Sunrise, SoftLite and HiMark. Some of the Gorell products can also fall into this category along with the Energex Elite windows. Middle range I would consider Simonton, Vista, Wincore and even PlyGem as good choices. There are so many window companies that brand themselves as top contenders, but are not as good as some of those I have already listed when it comes to their structural and thermal ratings.

Holland – Installer – from 2012

Advice on Polaris Thermaweld Windows

I am busy replacing all my aluminum windows with vinyl. The windows are double hung and I will be carrying out the installation myself. I believe the Polaris Thermaweld Window are a good choice, but could do with some advice on them. I want a quality window, but don’t want to pay a heavy price.

Loretta – Consumer – from 2012

[Contractor Response]
While I understand that price is a major factor and the ThermalWeld windows are alright, I wouldn’t say they are the best, you will find better windows at a similar price. Have a look at the UltraWeld Windows they are also Polaris and are considered a top of the range window when it comes to vinyl.

Henry – Installer – from 2012

Good Window Choice

I have a lot of experience with Polaris and feel their UltraWeld is a great window. When it comes to bay and bow windows, Polaris is the best, even when you compare them to known brands such as Simonton. Their energy efficiency is excellent, they are visually appealing and have good performance numbers.

What I have noticed is that they now offer a super spacer and their u-factor has improved to .28. Personally I have always preferred the stainless steel spacers and Polaris now offer this in their Ultraweld design, making these strong and durable. What many people don’t realize is that stainless steel has low conductivity and many window companies say they have stainless steel spacers, when in fact they have tin plated steel spacers, so watch out for that.

Matt – Installer – from 2011

Polaris vs. Andersen and Stanek

I am busy replacing some windows and have narrowed my search down to three estimates. The first is from Andersen on their Renewal series, the second is Polaris and the third is Stanek. I went on recommendations given to me by friends and family that had used each of these window companies and each one came with glowing reports.

A friend who had Stanek windows installed has had them for over seven years, where my other family and friends had their installations done recently. The Polaris stood out because of their price and foam filled frame, but I am concerned as one of the replacements is a sliding door and I am not sure how they will do on this. From what I can see Stanek and Andersen look stronger when it comes to their frames, even though they are slightly more expensive. I could really do with some advice on which is the better choice.

Nancy – Consumer – from 2011

[Contractor Response]
You have narrowed your search down to some good window choices, though I wouldn’t pay a high price for any of them. Whatever you do don’t take your windows from one and sliding door from another, it is going to look strange on your home, try and stick to one company for all the windows and doors that you need. Have you looked at other window companies such as Okna, SoftLite or Gorell? They are also all great window companies and they have really nice looking windows that are durable.

If you have already looked at the other companies and want an answer out of the three you have listed, I would have to say go with the Polaris windows. They are good value for money. They are strong windows and I have them installed in my own property and have never had any problems with them. Ideally you want the UltraWeld range and not the ThermalWeld range.

Wayne – Installer – from 2011