Provia Endure Windows Reviews

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Provia Endure is a window line that you may not be familiar with. While traditionally known as a door manufacturer Provia expanded into windows several years ago. The Endure line is their top of the line window model. Is it worth the cost and nicer than the competition? Is it worth the additional cost compared to the cheaper Provia Aspect window? We’ll see.

If you’ve recieved a quote for Provia Endure windows you probably heard all sorts of claims from the salesperson. The in-home window salespeople can be a tricky bunch. It’s certainly possible that the salesperson overhyped the products to try to get the sale.

What are the highlights?

In their marketing materials Provia talks about many features that are also available from many other window manufacturers. Things like 3-1/4″ jamb depth, upgraded balance mechanisms, reinforced sashes, dual vent locks, etc are all pretty common. A salesman might act like these are unique features but they’re not.

As an example, if you’ve seen their brochure for the Endure model you’ve probably seen this picture. It’s showing their sash reinforcement that they call Innergy compared to an aluminum reinforcement. The picture is meant to show you that the non-metallic reinforcement is much more efficient. What they forget to mention is that almost no nicer vinyl windows are using metallic reinforcement anymore except in specific situations.

As you can see in the picture the non-metallic reinforcement is better than aluminum but nobody really uses aluminum anyway so not too relevant.

In a similar strategy the brochure talks about Neopor foam insulation and barrier-fin weather stripping, both also very common options.

In short it’s a decent option but doesn’t really offer anything that you can’t get from many other manufacturers.

Do they offer blinds in the windows?

Provia does offer blinds in the Endure line, but that’s an option you might not want to rush into.

While a lot of prospective customers ask about blinds in the windows it’s important to remember Provia only offers a 10 year warranty on them. 10 years can sound like a long time but it’ll go by in a flash. Blinds in windows can be a pretty expensive option too and if you need to replace them in 11 years get ready for a big bill.

If they expected the blinds to last longer they’d offer a longer warranty. By offering a short warranty they’re telling you that they don’t expect the blinds to hold up very long. I’d avoid that option.

What about the color options?

You can see the available colors for this window model below. Exterior colors have become increasingly popular and Provia offers a range of color options similar to most manufacturers.

One nice feature is that the Provia window colors can match the door color options. That can let you get an exact match in your windows and doors which is unique.

Keep in mind adding exterior colors can add $200 or more to the cost of your Provia windows. You might consider white windows with a different color exterior trim as an option to keep costs down.

What should Provia Endure windows cost?

As you might expect lots of people ask us about replacement window costs and there isn’t always a simple answer. Everything is custom made and remodeling projects can be unique so prices can vary.

I’d say a reasonable cost for a white window with basic options would be in the range of $400 -$500 before installation. Some companies won’t want to break out their installation costs separately which can make things harder to compare. I’d say maybe $600-$700 per window installed is a typical cost.

Is there a Provia Endure patio door?

They do also make a Provia Endure patio door line and we’ll be completing a review on that product soon.

What about the Provia Endure warranty?

The warranty for the Provia Endure is the same as the Provia Aspect and it’s pretty decent. Like most manufacturers they offer lifetime warranties on their windows. There are however a lot of limitations.

For example, if the purchaser doesn’t live in the house, say it’s a rental, the warranty is only 5 years. In that case the warranty on the blinds goes from a short 10 years to a very short 5 years and there is no glass breakage warranty.

We’ll have a more thorough post on the Provia window warranties online soon. For now I’d say it’s a decent warranty but certainly not unique or any better than the warranty you’d see from any other nicer manufacturer.

So, what’s the bottom line?

Ultimately there aren’t really any patents in the vinyl window business. Most manufacturers offer a range of models to cover a range of price points. The Provia Endure window is perfectly nice but not really remarkable in any way. You can get basically all of the same features and options from many companies so there’s no need to fall in love with this one.

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.

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13 thoughts on “Provia Endure Windows Reviews”

  1. I would avoid these windows at all costs. I had 27 windows installed by a reputable installer in my area. I watched them install the windows, tape all around etc but my windows mow make a whistling sound on a windy day. I had someone from Provia come out and basically say that’s normal and that they only test to 25 MPH and that with today’s regulations, the clearances are tighter and some air sounds may be heard. Sounds like a bunch of BS to me. I am still trying to work with them but no luck so far and wanted to let everyone else know of my experience.

  2. I got these windows and I wanted to like them but they were probably the worst windows I have ever installed I am a general contractor wanting to give the best product to my customer and now I have to sleep at night not satisfied with a product I chose for them the sides were not straight so I had to try to make them straight, the seal piece on bottom of window to long so buckled, ugly staples holding the seal in place, very thin cheap looking plastic, the surface has scratches on every window..I am very disappointed. I have used Polaris windows for years and so much better

  3. In this article, you said that the window would cost $400-$500 a window without install. Then you said $600-$700 would be a good price installed. So, you’re claiming that a company can install correctly with proper flashing, exterior lumber or aluminum work, spray insulation, clean up, sealant, trim stops inside and then warranty for $100-$200?
    That barely pays for the gas to get to the job site.
    This advice is why people go cheap and get shoddy work.

    1. Hi Jeff, thanks for taking the time to write. How much do you charge for installation for Provia windows? I’m always interested to hear what other folks are doing out there.

      1. Well, if I paid say $500 for a premium Endure window. One with a superspacer, triple pane, krypton gas, U-rating of .16/.17, it’s going to cost about $100-$175 to get that installed in my area. Culver’s pays $21 an hour. Companies are dying for installers so you have to pay more right now. If you only pay an installer $100/125, you will have to hold their hand through it, probably. Or at least watch and inspect more carefully than most crews to make sure the customer is taken care of. Those crews tend to “forget” to insulate around the frame. Or they won’t use proper G8 aluminum. They go cheap. Then to offer a real lifetime warranty on labor and products, you have to assume you will be visiting that home a few times. Gas for the sales rep, vehicle costs, commission for the sales rep, marketer pay, service crews to drive around the state, lead costs are insane right now. You have to be over $1,200 a window to have healthy business that takes good care of every customer and the customer doesn’t have to worry about their warranty going away due to a company closing the doors.

        1. Hi Jeff, $1200 per window is more than I would have expected but things are different now than they were a few years ago. That’s for sure. Thanks for taking the time to write.

        2. Jeff is right on point with the cost. We are at a similar price point for the windows and capping.

    2. The way I read that was 400- to 500 for cost of windows. Then the 600-700 dollars was cost of install. That would be 1000-1200 total cost. Which seems inline with most other companies.

  4. I had Provia Endure windows installed today and am having serious buyer’s remorse. They look nice and appear to be installed properly, but they let more sound through than the 45 year old aluminum windows with broken seals that they are replacing. I’m now going to have to spend more money to try to dampen the noise from motorcycles and screaming children.

    1. Hi Erica, that seems strange. Do you know which glass package you picked for the Provia windows? The triple pane glass will likely block more sound than double pane, but it’s not the cheapest change to make after the windows are installed.

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