This might be one of the easier window reviews we’ve written. If you’re considering the Provia ecoLite window for your house you should probably look elsewhere. If you’re considering the Provia ecoLite window for a rental house you should definitely look elsewhere.
Want to know why? We’ll tell you right here.
Why you should not get Provia ecoLite windows in your house
Provia started as a door company and they make very nice doors. Their doors also come with very nice prices which mean they’re not for everyone.
I personally sold Provia doors for years I can tell you some people were shocked at the prices. The people who did buy were always satisfied with the results because the doors are very nice. My company still offers them and they’re still very nice.
That’s not the case with the ecoLite windows. They’re marketed as a low end and low priced product which is not what Provia is used to doing. Provia is used to being expensive and backing that up with decent quality. They don’t know how to be a low cost producer.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, good quality is good, but it comes with higher prices.
Provia not very good at producing cheap windows. They charge too much for the windows relative to what you get. If you just want a low priced product for your house you can definitely find more for your money elsewhere.
When you buy a low end product from a company that is used to charging higher prices you just guarantee that you’ll overpay for what you get.
Why you should not get Provia ecoLite windows for a rental house
You should not buy Provia ecoLite windows for a rental house because the warranty is pretty terrible.
These windows only come with a 5-year warranty when installed in a rental house or any property owned by a business. That’s pretty bad. They also only come with a 1 year warranty on the hardware and 10 years on the insulated glass unit (glass breakage is not included).
If the salesman tells you anything else they’re either confused or just trying to get the order.
The last thing you want in a rental house is a cheap window with a very short warranty. It’s just not a good value proposition.
So, what’s the bottom line?
This is a cheap window at a less than cheap price. Why would anyone buy it? Beats me. If you’re looking for cheap you can certainly find it, there’s no need to overpay for a cheap product.
If you’re shopping for windows I do always suggest finding a great installation company before you fall in love with any particular window model. There are plenty of great window options out there but not as many local companies that are great to work with.
To find our recommended window companies all over the country check this section. If we know someone in your neck of the woods they’ll be listed there and they’ll be happy to help.
If we don’t know anyone local to you be sure to let us know who you find. I’m sure you’re not the only person looking.
Remember, for more great window company info you can find our suggestions for the best local companies in your area right here. There’s no need to work with a company that gives you the run-around or makes the process difficult. There are plenty of fish in the sea as they say. The best way to get started is to check out our list of great window companies.