If you’re looking for the best replacement windows Iowa has to offer you’ve come to the right place. My mom went to beautiful Grinnell College and as a result I’ve spent a little time in Iowa going back to visit.
Our cross country window road trip will take us back through Iowa in the coming months and we’ll be researching the best replacement window companies all over the state.
As you might expect we’re going to start with the following cities and we’ll expand our search from there:
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You’re probably looking for info on windows right now so here are a few ways you can learn more about your options.
Frist, take a look through our Start Here page to find all sorts of good info. Then it’s a good idea to read through our info on replacement window sales tactics and you can also see our detailed reviews of replacement windows.
This info should help to get you started down the path towards a successful project.
The next best thing you can do is to post a comment here about your experience with the local companies in your area. The hardest part of navigating the replacement window business is dealing with the lack of transparency. By sharing the info you’ve discovered all those who come behind you will benefit.
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7 thoughts on “Best Replacement Windows in Iowa 2023”
Received a quote for Sunrise Restoration windows. There are 7 windows total. One window is 40×59 and 6 are 35×59. The six windows are “twin mulled”, so there are really only 4 windows. The quote was $8322. Does this sound like a reasonable quote?
Twin mulled doesn’t reduce the number of windows. It’s still 7 windows. That said you may be able to find a better price. I’d suggest checking with Angie’s List for some good companies around town. If you’re not a member you can join here and use promo code WINDOWDOG40 for 40% off. Good luck!
I’m looking at replacing windows in our lake home. These will go in the original cabin portion, 2 double hung and a picture window with double hung on each side. Our plan is to replace the 2 double hung with similar windows and change the picture/double hung combination to a bay/casement combination.
We have found 3 companies that have good reviews. My question is how would you rate the 3 windows? Zen/Soft-Lite Nirvana (mid-level, Classic I believe)) vs Ecosmart vs Lindsay Pinnacle?
I’ve gotten a quote for 9 windows and a patio door as follows:
3 DH, apprx 30×60
1 large with 2 DH (one on each side) in living room approx. 92×54
1 slider approx. 39×41
4 DH approx 36×54
1 patio door approx. 77×82
$9100, Okna 800 vinyl replacement windows. I’ve heard mixed reviews on Okna. Is this is a good price? Would you recommend something in my area or a reputable window manufacturer/maker in this area? I live in WI near Dubuque (essentially where WI, MN, IA, and IL all meet). I’m not really close to anyone you have recommended/published on this site.
Thanks! Love your site. it has been very helpful.
Hi Jace, glad you’ve found the site to be helpful. I don’t know anyone to recommend in your area. The Okna windows are perfectly fine. The 800 series will use a thicker frame that blocks a little more light than some other options so that’s something to consider. The best way to get a feel for the market price would be to get another quote or two. I know labor prices tend to be higher in MN, not sure exactly what you’ll find in Dubuque.
I live an hour away from Des Moines. I have received 4 quotes and having hard time trying decide on who to go with. I currently live in a house from 1910 and currently has Vinyl windows which have gassed out and don’t work properly.
I am shopping for Triple pane Double hung.
Also our windows are the tall and narrow style.
1st Business is Window World. I checked reviews before calling yes they have positive and negative reviews. They quoted me the 4000 series 11 windows $8,100 Comes out $736.36 a window. These windows have Cardinal glass
2nd Company is Farm and Home Builders. They quoted me $11,489 for the Reserve line and $12,055 for the Preservation windows. I am sorry but I think these are way over priced. $1,044.45 and $1,095.90 They use Pittsburg glass
3rd Company is Zen Windows They quoted me for 12 windows and the price $11,300 This is for the Lotus line I still think this is still to high in price. This breaks down to $941.67 per window. Joyce windows Make there own glass
Last company is Clear Choice. This guy was the buy it here right now type. They quoted me on 11 windows of the Provia Endure windows. Price was $8,073 breaks down $733.91 a window AGC is glass maker
From what I have seen all these windows are about the same as in quality. The only difference I can really see is in the warranty
What do you think The Window dog is the best and most realistic price?
Hi PJ, it sounds like you have a good selection of options. I’d say it looks like the product Window World is offering is made by Mi windows which is very low end. I’d avoid that one.
Preservation windows are ok, but very often overpriced as you’ve seen. That seems to be part of the business model of most of their dealers.
If the Clear Choice guy was giving you the run around you might want to avoid them. I tend to encourage people to not feed the animals. If they’re treating you like that now what are they going to do later.
I don’t believe Joyce makes their own glass. The rep may have mean that they make their own insulated glass units. Ultimately the manufacturer of the glass doesn’t really make any difference anyway. All of the glass manufacturers will make many options and I’m not aware of any difference in durability or longevity.
I do know the owner of the Zen Windows store in Iowa and he’s a contributor to the site. From the options you have I think they’ll likely be your best bet.
As far as the pricing just ask them for options and to explain the differences. Then decide what works best for you. The honest companies are typically honest about the pricing too.
Good luck with the project.