Window World Prices
Window World prices range from their low end headline grabbing $189 installed vinyl window all the way up to around $500 plus per window fully installed. Window World is one of largest replacement window manufacturers in the country. In general, Window World focuses on economy vinyl windows, selling a low end to mid range replacement window option.
Ala Carte Pricing. This is the term used to describe how Window World prices out their products. You start with a base price, in the case of the Comfort World 2000, it would be $189 fully installed. If you would like to upgrade to a low-e glass you would tack on $50, argon fills $25, extended warranty with glass breakage $50, any additional installation requirements $50, and so forth. The pre tax price you would be looking at with this scenario is $364 per window. Some industry insiders say this approach is deceptive, others say it is an effective marketing technique. I'll let you be the judge.
It's important for consumers to understand that Window World is a franchise, which means that each city or region is owned and operated by a different person or group. The result is a wide range of overall quality, professionalism, installation practices and bid and quote procedures. Certain owners might run multiple regions, while others run only one. Some franchises are very competent and offer good value and installation, while other franchises do not. The bottom line for consumers is to do yoursome research on your local Window World franchise to get a sense of the quality and professionalism that they offer.
Window World sells two main lines of windows, which are called the Comfort World 4000 and 6000. These used to be exclusively relabeled Alside Windows - the 4000 is either an Alside Sheffield or an Xact window and the 6000 is the Alside Ultramaxx. Check out reviews of these windows to get a sense of their quality and craftsmanship.
Review By Jim R. - Site Editor
Window World Rating
In terms of overall window ratings, these three replacement models do not offer very impressive numbers. Of particular concern would be the air infiltration numbers, which measures how much air gets through a window. We haven't found the AI numbers for the 4000 or 6000, but I would assume they are something like .12. I often recommend that consumers shoot for something in the .08 or lower AI range, but obviously budgets do not always allow for this.
The Window World 2000 double hung should provide a .35 U-value, .52 SHGC and a .18 air infiltration rating. The Window World 4000 double hung should deliver a .30 U-factor and a .27 SHGC. The Window World 6000 double hung should provide a .30 U-factor and .20 SHGC.
Window World Warranty
The Window World warranty listed on their website appears to be quite comprehensive, although I've been told that customers have to pay extra for warranty add ons such as the glass breakage provision. There is a limited lifetime warranty on the vinyl frame and sash, as well as components such as vent stops, locks and balances. The insulated glass unit appears to carry a lifetime warranty as well.
According to the website, all labor to replace or repair any defective part is included. The warranty can be transferred to one subsequent owner, although the company must be notified in writing and this service involves paying Window World a one time $50 fee.
June 28, 2016
Do you know if the window world of Omaha uses the old excalibur or the new Alside mezzo for the 4000 series. Thanks.
Response From Editor John M.
June 28, 2016
Frank, to the best of my knowledge, Window World uses the Comfort World 2000 as their entry level window, which is a relabeled Xact window. I've included a link to the page that provides some information on this window.
The Comford World 4000 is the Alside Sheffield series, unless they've changed something, which is certainly possible. The Window World rep should tell you if you ask, I don't see why they wouldn't. I would be remiss if I didn't try to dissuade you from putting in Window World windows. A mid range Simonton with good professional installation would be much better. Gerkin also is a brand that might be available in your area and they make good windows as well.