Earthwise windows make for an interesting story about the replacement window manufacturing business. As replacement windows became more popular and manufacturing processes improved folks figured out they could produce windows on a pretty small scale. Many small “local” manufacturers popped up all over the country. Of course these companies didn’t have the resources of larger companies so they didn’t employ product designers or engineers. They simply bought all of the parts necessary to assemble windows that were designed by someone else. It was sort of a window kit.
Many of these companies did well for a while, but a lot of them found that without the marketing and sales support of a larger business they were not able to grow. Earthwise windows addressed this problem by coming up with a central brand that is produced by many small independent companies across the country.
For consumers this can be a bit of a mixed bag. Since the products are produced by a different company in each area it’s hard to get an idea for what kind of quality you’ll get. The company that produces Earthwise windows in Indianapolis is completely different than the company that produces them in Northern Virginia. Is one better than the other? Probably. Which one is better? Who knows.
There is nothing really unique or interesting about the Earthwise windows. That is probably necessary because they need to be a product that can be produced with basic equipment. In our experience they are typically sold on price. They are one of the cheapest companies in town which can be a good thing if you’re buying windows for a rental home or if you’re flipping the house.
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