Update: This post contains some info about Kensington Windows and Kensington HPP which are 2 companies that sound very similar, but are not legally related. If you’re shopping for new windows or are looking for service for windows that were installed since 2013 this is not the right page for you. You can find our page about Kensington HPP that started in 2014 here.
Below is the post I wrote back in 2014 with some updates about the difference between the 2 companies. For the most up to date info use the link above.
Kensington windows are produced in western Pennsylvania. They produce 3 main lines of vinyl replacement windows that are available for sale in the surrounding area.
The name Kensington has been around since the 1970’s, but they filed bankruptcy in 2008. This left all of their past customers with no warranty which can turn into a real problem. You can find more info about that situation here.
After the bankruptcy, the company was purchased by Serious Energy in 2009 and reopened. After a few years Serious wanted to get out of the business and the company was sold again to a group of longtime Kensington managers in 2013. They are a relatively small manufacturer with only one 100,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Vandegrift, PA.
None of this means that Kensington isn’t capable of producing fine products, but it is worth considering as you’re purchasing products with a very long warranty. The folks who bought windows called Kensington in 2008, before the bankruptcy, thought they were getting a product with a lifetime warranty and they’re now out of luck.
We’ll be posting detailed reviews on the following new Kensington HPP models:
- Kingston – 300 Series
If you’re considering Kensington windows for your home you may want to get quotes from some other local window companies as well. There are a whole range of options out there to choose from. You can find detailed reviews on many other popular window options here.
Remember, while the names are similar the Kensington HPP or Kensington High Performance Products windows that you can buy today are not produced by the older company called Kensington Windows the went out of business in 2008. The names are similar, but they not the same companies.