Revere Windows Reviews

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Our Revere windows reviews will be completed shortly.  You’ll be able to find detailed reviews on the new Revere Berkshire Elite window along with the Revere Amherst Plus window option.

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We’ll also have detailed revere windows reviews of the older Revere windows.  The full line of Revere vinyl windows consists of:

Revere is owned by Associated Materials, Inc based out of Ohio.  As we’ve previously discussed AMI owns several window companies which makes them one of the largest companies in the replacement window business.

Each company that they operate fill a different segment of the market.  The Revere window line is a higher end product that is typically only offered by larger window installation companies.  The Revere vinyl windows use high end components and the newer models, particularly the Berkshire Elite, offer high end ratings.  From low u-factors to great air infiltration windows the newer Berkshire Elite option represents a pretty solid value.

The Revere brand traces its roots back to Paul Revere in Boston in the early 1800s.  The story goes that the company once made copper sheeting for naval vessels.  Since then they’ve produced the world famous line of cookware and other metal products.  That led them into producing metal siding which led to aluminum windows and other building products.

The Revere window plant operated in Richmond Virginia for many years.  After the building products business was acquired by AMI the production was shifted to other plants across the US.  All Revere windows are still manufactured in the USA for the American market.

At this point the older Revere Berkshire and Revere Amherst windows have been discontinued.  These models have been replaced by the newer Berkshire Elite and Amherst Plus.  While the Berkshire Elite shares a similar name to its predecessor it is a completely redesigned window.

We hope you enjoy the Revere windows reviews and we invite you to ask any questions you may have as you’re considering your options.  We’re happy to help out!

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45 thoughts on “Revere Windows Reviews”

  1. Thank you for your information on Revere. I received a quote for replacement windows from them today. I admit, as a late in life first-time homebuyer, that I’m baffled at the options. I thought their price seemed competitive and wasn’t hard sell. Are they a decent mid-priced replacement window?
    Confused in Dubuque, Iowa

    1. We think so, but it really depends on the local company offering the windows. If they’re a solid firm with a good track record then you’ll likely be happy with the results.

    2. I would like to know if you or anyone else would install Berkshire or the sovereign windows in my area. Bristol Pa. I would like to know the difference between the two and to get a quote on 14 windows. if possible.

      1. Sovereign windows were designed for triple pane glass. They have thicker frames to cary the extra weight. If your windows are big you may never notice the difference, but if your windows are small they difference can be noticeable. If you’re going with double pane glass there aren’t many reasons to pay extra for the Sovereign frame.

  2. Thanks for your reviews. Was offered Berkshire elite by a reputable local installer, but wife wanted exterior divided light grids, which then installer said Revere’s Sovereign line is the only one that had that option.

    What are your thoughts on the Sovereign line? I can’t figure out the difference between the Berkshire elite and the Sovereign lines from their brochure.

    1. The Sovereign line is typically used for triple pane, which is also why it works for the exterior grids. It’s been a popular window for years. I also like that it comes with foam filled frames standard. I expect you’d be happy with it.

  3. Appreciate all of your information. I haven’t yet received CPD info from Window Universe in Cleveland (a little concerning the rep didn’t know what that was, and this company is recommended by you…just sayin’!), but I assume that Alside and Revere Casements (both AMI windows) make the same casement, correct? Or not?

    My biggest beef with the casement from AMI is the aesthetics of the screen clips. I had one contractor tell me that he could order the window without the clips… he simply inserts an aluminum tenision clip on the sides (kinda nifty, but don’t know how it will hold up). Any thoughts on that?

    Thanks!
    Rob
    PS: your website rocks is crazy-informative. Just. Awesome.

    1. I send them an email and ask them to follow up with you. I’m confident they’ll be able to take care of you. There’s a reason they’re the top rated company on Angie’s List in all of Northeast Ohio.

  4. I was ready to sign the contract with Window Universe for some Revere Berkshire’s but decided to take one more look around. Can you help reassure me?

    1. Hi Ben, the newer Revere Berkshire Elite window uses upgraded balances, has a 0.04 air infiltration rating, standard double strength glass and it meets and exceeds all of the Energy Star guidelines. I do think it’s a great product.

      For more feedback check out the reviews of Window Universe in Indianapolis on Angie’s List. Last I saw they had something like 50 straight great review from real customers in your area. If people weren’t happy with the products you’d see it on there. I’m confident you’ll be happy with the results.

      BTW, just today Angie’s List started offering a 40% discount to our readers. You can sign up with this link and use promo code WINDOWDOG40 to save 40% off of the cost of an annual membership. It’s absolutely worth spending a few bucks to make sure you’re comfortable with your choice.

  5. Which is a better window – Vytex Fortis Series Energy Saver Plus vs Revere Sovereign Model 0501 BarrierXP Plus?

    1. I’m more familiar with the Revere product than the Vytex. Not a huge fan of the older Sovereign window although we have installed them from time to time. What did you like about the Vytex product?

  6. I am going to be replacing 8 casement windows and have been looking at the reviews for the revere Berkshire Elite and the Polaris ultra weld., are these comparable windows?
    Any pros or cons . I am in Indianapolis area

    1. I’m not sure about the Ultraweld, but the Revere Casement window has an air infiltration rating of 0.02 which is pretty tight.

  7. Are Revere Elite frame constructed with metal or fiberglass support inside the frames? If not, why not? Won’t vinyl tend to bow over time?

    Also, do we need to ensure that the vinyl is virgin vinyl?

    1. Pretty much all nicer windows use virgin vinyl, that’s not really a thing anymore although salespeople still do talk about it. The Revere windows are available with either a steel or composite reinforcement. They have a lifetime warranty so no need to worry about anything like that.

  8. Hello Mr. Windowdog. Do you know if Revere makes its windows with beige vinyl exterior and white vinyl interior? I’m trying to determine whether the beige outside is welded to the white interior vinyl, or if the beige is a painted finish. It didn’t seem to say on their brochure.

    Thank you for answering all my questions.

    1. I do. There are 2 ways to do a beige exterior and white interior on most of the Revere windows. To figure out what is going on with colors first remember that the vinyl window extrusions typically come in either white or beige. So to start, the most common way to do this is to use a beige window and add a white laminate on the interior. I typically recommend this option for several reasons.

      Another way to do it, is to start with a white window and paint the exterior beige. This works fine, the price is about the same and the colors are almost exactly the same. The dealer should be able to show you color samples to make sure you’re happy with the options.

      These are the same options any company would offer for a vinyl window in 2 colors. Either it’s a laminated interior layer or it’s painted on the exterior.

      Hope that helps!

      1. Can you please comment on how a laminated interior compares with a painted exterior. Which type is more durable? Is there a warranty issue? I guess I need to be careful on using cleaners.

        1. Since you’re looking at the beige exterior and white interior I like the beige window with white laminate. The white interior laminate offers a nice look. In fact it looks less like a vinyl window that the regular white. With that scenario you all get the beige vinyl exterior rather than a painted finish on the exterior and you get a choice of half or full screen. With the painted exterior you can only get a full screen.

          I’d pick the beige window with white laminate interior every time.

          1. It’s vinyl. You used to see foil laminates on the exterior, but most companies have gone away from that and offer painted exterior colors now.

  9. I have a question, I had a quote for Pella 250’s, Marvin Inifity, and Power Home Remodeling groups line of windows. All of them came in the $22,000+ for 19 Windows and turning to adjoining windows into a bay window.

    The quote I got on the Reveres came in at $12,000.

    Why such the difference? It sort of scared me into thinking something must be wrong if the quote is that low. Any feedback will be appreciated.

    1. I bet I know the company offering the Revere line in your area. There’s nothing wrong, just a different business model that doesn’t spend money on marketing and advertising the way those other companies do. Take your $10k savings and go on a great vacation.

  10. Would you know where I can find a photo of Revere sash with the foam inside?

    One of the windows I saw (not Revere) claimed it had foam inside the sash. Turned out that a thin strip of foam was jammed inside one of the chambers. To give an idea, the strip was half the thickness of a pencil. Thank you for any ideas about that.

    1. Remember, don’t get too bogged down in the weeds on this stuff. Efficiency options like foam in the sash only matter so far as they reduce the U-Facotor. If the U-Facotr is lower the window is more efficient. If it’s higher the window is less efficient.

      I once heard of a salesperson from a company I won’t name who stuffed pink foam into his sample corner cut so he could shoe everyone how much foam there was in his window. Of course the actual windows didn’t use pink foam at all.

      Stay focused on the U-Factors, that tells you how efficient the window is and you don’t need to do any guessing.

  11. How do I find an installer in Youngstown/Warren Ohio area for Berkshire Windows? Window Universe said they do not service my area?

  12. I was looking at either the Berkshire Elite Double hung window verses the Simonton Prism Bronze window. I’m able to read your review for the Berkshire but you don’t have one yet for the Simonton. It seems like the Berkshire is a higher end then the Prism Bronze but I’m not sure. Any incite you can provide would be appreciated.

    1. It is. The Prism Bronze is similar (or exactly the same) as the 5050 window. I have a video on that one. It’s not the worst window out there, but there are nicer options, including the Revere Berkshire Elite.

  13. Husband and I are on the home stretch for windows, finally. 🙂 We really wanted the Okna 600 with the light oak interior white exterior. But they are just not in the budget. We’ve decided on the Berkshite Elites in the soft maple inside white outside. The Berkshire come in at $4600 less for 12 double hungs, one picture, two patio doors and one garden. I’m just looking for some reassurance that we are making the right decision on the Berkshire. I see only great things about Okna, not so much about Berkshire. So it makes me wonder. I know they just changed that window not long ago. I’m hoping that is the cause for the bad reviews. The model we are getting does have the foam and super spacer. 0.27 U factor. Please reassure me? Thanks much…awesome site. I’m here almost everyday reading reviews.

    1. Glad you’ve enjoyed the site! We’ve installed thousands of Berkshire Elite windows with great results. I think you’ll love the results. Okna makes nice products too. As you can see the ratings are about the same between the 600 and the Berkshire Elite. There are small differences, but generally very similar products. Good luck with the project!

  14. I’m trying to find out the material content for the Berkshire Elite Sanctuary sliding door. It is nearly impossible to get any information beyond “vinyl” We tried emailing Revere twice. There are no numbers to call. I’m interested if the product is 100% raw virgin unrecycled vinyl. Window Dog, can you help find confirmation?

    1. Yes, it is. All nicer windows and patio doors use virgin vinyl. I’m not aware of any windows that don’t. I think it’s mostly just a sales pitch at this point. If anyone out there knows of a window that doesn’t use virgin vinyl I’d love to hear about it. Mostly salespeople just like using something like that to try to explain why their prices are higher.

  15. I’m confused. When I click on best window company in my area the Window Universe company comes up. Where is there a showroom or do they come to your home and take 3 hours of your time to learn they don’t have what you want in the first place. I live in Shelby Township MI and would love to see the Revere Windows.

    1. I promise Window Universe isn’t going to come to your house and take up three hours of your time. It looks like they sent you a quote for the Revere windows just a couple days ago. You can cruise by the showroom to see the window samples on your own time. It’s really the easiest way to order new windows.

  16. Just now starting what seems to be a daunting task of gathering info on window replacements. Happened upon your sight through Google search. Thank you for the time you put in to help us “lay people” navigate the world of windows! I will be using your sight often as I continue this journey.

  17. Been reading a lot on this site. You do a really good job. I also watched and subscribed to your YouTube
    Channel. Great information. I received the stuff via email you sent about buying and dealing with this whole window buying experience. I’ve seen where you seem to like Window Universe. I googled them and found they actually have an office here in Knoxville, TN. They have a really different way of doing business. They are supposed to be in contact via email within the next 3 days and give me a price quote. They also explain that they don’t need window sizes. It seems kind of weird. All they want to know is how I want the window to open and what color. All I know is some guy named Dan is looking over my information and will send an email in 3 days with a price. Is this standard for Window Universe? They have you as a reference on their site. That is why I’m asking you about this.

    1. It sure is. I’m Dan and I’m always happy to help out. I know we’ve already been in touch and your order is about to go into manufacturing, but I thought this would be helpful info for someone else in Knoxville or almost anywhere else.

      You can find more info about who we are here and in several other places on the site.

  18. I’m looking for a small bay window for a kitchen remodel and replacing a sliding patio door. Was considering Harvey and Pella but not sure if they are the best option. Any thoughts welcome…live in Massachusetts. Thanks!

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