Provia is a company that has experienced significant growth over the last several years. They’ve gone from a regional door manufacturer in the midwest to a significant player in the building products business. Provia is still primarily known for making doors, but Provia windows have been available for quite some time.
Provia started as Precision Door based in Sugar Creek Ohio. They purchased Sugar Creek Aluminum and were one of the first companies to offer doors and storm doors that were built to go together. As they continued to bring on new product lines they changed their name to Provia. They now offer a range of building products all over the country.
Provia windows come in two main product lines. There is the Aeris Collection and the Integra line of vinyl replacement windows. As you can clearly tell from the marketing materials the Aeris is the fancy line and the Integra is a more basic line of windows.
As is the case with most vinyl windows there really isn’t much that goes with “high end” vinyl windows other than fancy brochures and higher prices, but the Aeris WX1000 line comes with real wood interiors which can be a really nice option.
From a business standpoint Provia has always done a good job of maintaining their margins. They’re used to charging a premium price for their doors and they maintain that same attitude when pricing their windows. Unfortuantley for the consumer that means you typically pay a little more for Provia windows that you would for comparable windows from another manufacturer. Does that mean they’re better windows? Well, the fine folks at Provia would like you to think so, but in most cases they’re just typical vinyl windows.
Here we’ll be positing individual reviews of the following models of Provia windows:
- Aeris WX1000
- Aeris VT800
- Aeris VT700
- Integra 300 Series
- Integra 200 Series
You’ll notice Provia also makes a very nice storm window, but as of yet we’re not getting into storm window reviews. They also offer vinyl siding and stone veneer, but for now at least those products fall outside the scope of this site.
To make sure you’re getting the best deal on new windows you might want to take a look through our section on common replacement window sales tactics. Don’t get taken for a ride!
Disclosure: based on the info provided here and our detailed consideration of all of the replacement windows available today our company has elected to offer Provia windows in select markets due to some specific features and designs that are available.