Polaris Windows Prices

Polaris windows prices range from $35 to $65 per square foot for the window itself. Polaris is owned by Modern Builders Supply out of Toledo, Ohio. Polaris is not a huge operation, nothing compared to some of the large manufacturers like Jeld Wen or Marvin Windows. They do sell their windows in a number of the surrounding states through a series of distributors and local reps. There is always debate on whether smaller manufacturers are riskier then the larger ones and the very simple answer is "probably." However, smaller companies can be more attentive and responsive to their customer's needs.

I have heard that Polaris sales people often engage in long sales presentations that, in my experience, are unnecessary. This will certainly depend on the individual rep in your area, but this isn't always the best thing for the consumer, so feel free to ask the individual prior to them providing a bid about how long the project quote is going to take.

Polaris Windows sells three vinyl window models - the UltraWeld is in the conversation as one of the top vinyl windows available. Polaris enjoys a good reputation as a vinyl window manufacturer, particularly in the consistency and quality of their mid range and premium windows. Their factory uses high end machinery and gets good marks from installers and contractors.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - 2015

Polaris ValuSmart Windows

The Polaris ValuSmart is their entry level vinyl window that gets okay reviews from contractors. The ValuSmart window has thin frame lines and consumers can expect to get around a .33 on U-factor and .06 on the air infiltration.

-- Window Itself: $35 to $50 per square foot --

Polaris ValuSmart Reviews

Polaris ThermalWeld Windows

The Polaris ThermalWeld is their mid range vinyl window that is considered a very nice mid range option, although not in the same league as the UltraWeld. Consumers can expect better numbers out of the ThermalWeld, including a .29 U-value and .28 SHGC.

-- Window Itself: $40 to $55 per square foot --

Polaris ThermalWeld Windows Reviews

Polaris UltraWeld Windows

The Polaris UltraWeld is their high end vinyl window and one of the top rated vinyl windows on the market. The UltraWeld has the same upgraded frame as the ThermalWeld, but with a foam fill in the multichambered extrusion. Expect a .28 U-value and an .01 AI.

-- Window Itself: $50 to $65 per square foot --

Polaris UltraWeld Windows

Polaris Windows Warranty

The Polaris window warranty carries a lifetime warranty that applies to the sash and mainframe. The insulated glass unit carries a 30 year warranty period. The warranty doesn't cover either damage or accidental glass breakage. Exterior paint on the frame carries a 20 year warranty against fading, blistering and peeling.

The Polaris warranty is, to the best of my knowledge, transferrable to a subsequent owner and the the warranty is good for 30 years from when the windows were purchased. As with all warranties, consumers are strongly urged to read them completely prior to purchase.

Polaris Windows Reviews

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What is the best quality window you have?

Diane - Homeowner - June 1, 2017

Website Editor's Answer

Diane, we don't sell windows, instead we try to help consumers find the best window for their budget and project requirements. For my money, Okna, Sunrise and Soft-Lite are the three best vinyl window manufacturers. Followed by Polaris, Kensington, and ProVia windows perhaps. On the West Coast, I'd recommend Milgard, Anlin and Amerimax.

I would also suggest not buying an entry level model, but instead to upgrade to a mid range vinyl window series for the best value. Once you receive a few bids from several top window makers, feel free to send me your bids and I can help you sort through the best options I see for your project. Check out our article on window capping costs for additional information.

Editor John M. - June 1, 2017

Polaris Windows Bid vs. Soft Lite

Hi John, I obtained quotes for Polaris and Soft-Lite. I have attached the Soft-Lite quote $5,743.00. I also clarified that the quote is for the "Double-Pane with Super Spacer". The polaris quote was $6,548.00 for "Energy Smart Supreme2". I was advised to stay away from Stanek due to their multiple bankruptcies where they do not then honor warranties? At this point, I am leaning toward the Soft-Lite. I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.

Laurie - Homeowner - October 22, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Laurie, Soft-Lite has a number of window models, as does Polaris -- the Energy Smart Supreme2 is just the glass option -- can you find out what model or series the Soft-Lite and Polaris rep are selling you -- this is a huge component in terms of quality, features and components.

Yes, Stanek did go through a bankruptcy and although they were purchased by a large company that has done a good job with the transition, you make a good point of "why risk it." Without knowing the models, I am leaning towards the Soft-Lite as well, but you need to get clarification on this point before you can make a definitive answer.

Response From Editor Jim R. - October 22, 2016

Laurie's Response

John, the Soft-Lite bid is on the Imperial LS window model. The Polaris is on the Thermal Weld.

Laurie - Homeowner - October 24, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Laurie, the Soft-Lite Imperial LS is the better window in that comparison. Go with the Soft-Lite for sure!

Response From Editor Jim R. - October 24, 2016

Polaris Price Quote vs Soft-Lite

I have quotes from both Polaris and Soft-Lite. The Soft-Lite quote -- which is for the double pane with the super spacer was $5,745 for 9 windows. The same quote for Polaris was with the Energy Smart Supreme2 and came to $6,550. I had been considering Stanek, but then a friend told me that they'd gone into bankruptcy and to stay away from them. I was curious what you thought.

Laurie - Homeowner - August 21, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Laurie, Stanek did go through a bankruptcy and although I like their windows, I think your point is well taken -- why risk going with a company with a more shaky track record than one with a solid track record? I would tend to rate Soft-Lite above Polaris so the fact that the Soft-Lite quote is lower than the Polaris seems pretty clear to me that the SL is the way to go.

Editor Jim R. - August 21, 2016

Polaris Replacement Window

Good afternoon, Jim and John I am looking for a reliable distributor to purchase and installed a Polaris replacement unit. I initially found out about this product from the owner of Universal Windows Direct in central NJ. Unfortunately,when he responded to me via email, he was extremely rude and very unprofessional. Also, I don't appreciate be told "it is only money". Sorry if I aired my dirty laundry, since installation is important I need to find a company is reliable. Thank you in advance for taking my question.

Tricia - Homeowner - April 25, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Tricia, I don't know who the Polaris rep is in your area, besides Universal Windows Direct, but I would suggest you call up Polaris headquarters, tell them you are interested in buying their windows, and see who else services your area. Get a bid from them, I would suggest also trying to see if Okna and Sunrise windows have reps in your area and getting a free bid from them as well for comparison.

It sounds like you were trying to negotiate price, which I agree with you, it's not only money -- it's your hard earned money! Trying to get the best price on the windows and installation is both tough and necessary, most sales people would rather make more money than less money, it's your job to get them to a lower dollar amount. Good on you for trying!

Response From Editor John M. - April 25, 2016