Ideal Platinum 3000 Windows Reviews

The Ideal Platinum 3000 window is the company's premium vinyl window that is available as a double hung, slider, awning, casement, picture, hoppe, bay or bow window style. The Platinum 3000 uses a fully fusion welded frame and sash, 7/8'' double strength insulated glass, Duralite warm edge spacer, a reinforced sash rail, foam filled sash and frame rails, foam wrap on the jambs, an ultra view half screen, a tilt and lock mechanism, dual tech lock, as well as low E and argon fills on the standard glass.

The Platinum 3000 delivers some impressive performance numbers, although it's unclear how some of the numbers such as the U-factor are arrived at. For now, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say that the Ideal Patinum window is a very solid vinyl window for the price point.
The Ideal Platinum 3000 Window Series gets a 4.7 out of 5 star rating.

Review By John M. - Site Editor

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Ideal Platinum 3000 Prices

Consumers should expect Ideal Platinum 3000 window pricing should run $550 to $800 fully installed for a normal sized window. Where on this price range you land will depend on the installation type required, the upgrades selected, and the glass package you opt for. Similarly priced windows include Okna 400 costs and Sunrise windows prices.

-- Window Itself: $400 to $550 --

-- Installation: $75 to $250 per opening --

-- Window & Installation: $550 to $800 -- *

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Ideal Platinum 3000 Ratings

In terms of ratings, the Ideal Platinum 3000 gets a .22 U-factor (although we believe that this is from the center of the glass so this number might not be as impressive as the .22). It gets a .02 air filtration, which is very impressive (although again the website is a bit unclear whether this is with the double pane or triple pane option.)

The Ideal Platinum 3000 delivers an R5, .39 visible transmittance, .18 solar heat gain coefficient, and a Design Pressure of 50. All in all, pretty impressive numbers although again I'd like to get some clarity on the AI and U-factor before I whole heartedly endorse this vinyl window.

Ideal Platinum 3000 Warranty

The Ideal Platinum 3000 window comes with a lifetime warranty on the basic vinyl, the insulated glass unit and all moving parts and components. It includes a warranty on seal failure, as well as a no fault glass breakage. The Ideal window warranty is transferrable to a subsequent owner for $50 and the company must be notified in writing within 30 days. The new warranty covers the new owner for 10 years from the date of purchase.

Ideal Platinum 3000 Reviews

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Ideal Platinum Series 3000 Reviews

Hi Jim, I appreciate your website and am hoping you can give your opinion about some estimates that I've received.

For some background information, my house was built in 1957 in the Maryland suburbs outside of DC. I still have the original windows. The frames are made of wood. I have 13 window openings in my house but some of them are pretty large and require multiple windows, for example 80x72 and 122x53. All the other openings seem to be able to be replaced with one big double-slider window. 3 windows need to be tempered.

1st Quote: Thompson Creek Windows (been in business since 1980) 30,778.31 through August but then goes back up to retail which is about $45,000 (50 year warranty on the windows and installation labor). This quote included extra carpentry work which I'm not sure is legit and it includes frame replacement for two of the openings. The rest will just take out the windows and sashes, leave the frame, and aluminum cap the outside wood that is still exposed.

2nd Quote Part 1: Endure Window - EN600 Series DLA-UV $23,533.77
Has the Pro Via lifetime warranties but the company has a 10 year warranty on their installation and labor. The company has been in business since 2008. I don't like this but it sounded like if I was willing to sign the same day then It would go down to $21,000 something and if I paid cash I could get it down to $18 or 19,000. It's unclear if the company is leaving the original frame.

2nd Quote Part 2: Endure Window - EN600 Series DLA $18,750

3rd Quote Part 1 & 2: Zen Nirvana (Soft-Lite Classic Plus Series) $16,980 or Zen Lotus (Soft-Lite Classic Plus Series) $17,550. Lifetime Warranty on everything. Company has been around since 1998. Can save 2.5% if paid with cash or check. No money is required until the job is completed. This company also leaves the original frame.

4th Quote: Ideal Platinum Series 3000 $10,560-12,100 depending on the configuration I choose. This company has been around since 1980. They don't advertise and don't have sales people so their products are spread via word of mouth and are on Checkbook. This helps them keep their prices low. There is a lifetime warranty on the windows but the labor and installation only has a 1 year warranty however after that it's on $40 per visit and has been that dollar amount since the 1980s. This company also leaves the original frames.

The companies in quotes 2-4 all have impeccable ratings. The 4th doesn't have very many which is odd for a company that has been around so long but it doesn't have any negative ratings including on BBB. The first company has top of the line windows but their installation and warranty customer services reviews are all over the place.

Any insight that you can provide, would be greatly appreciated.

Megan - Homeowner - September, 2022

Website Editor's Answer

Megan, all of those window series are excellent. But the Ideal Platinum 3000 is as good or better than the Thompson Creek, Soft-Lite Classic Plus Series, and/or the ProVia Endure. So the 4th quote is the winner for sure, especially with the impeccable ratings of the installer. Basically the first three quotes are good but overpriced and the 4th bid is a great value. Congrats!

Editor Jim R. - September, 2022

Ideal Platinum 3000 Price Quote

I'm replacing 12 double hung windows. One company offers the Okna Enviro Star 800 and the other offers the Ideal Platinum 3000 at half the price of the Okna. Both companies have good reviews. Which is the best choice?

Margo - Homeowner - July, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Margo, the Okna Enviro Star 800 is one of the very best vinyl windows out there. However, the Ideal Platinum 3000 is a great vinyl window as well. Not as good as the Okna 800, but I'd consider it a top tier performer. The Ideal Platinum 3000 at half the price is the MUCH better deal. Assuming the company doing the installation has a good track record etc, this is the better value.

Editor Jim R. - July, 2018

Ideal Platinum Triple Pane Price Quote

Hello - I have an estimate for 17 double hung windows installed for the price of $9,750 by a reputable vendor. One window manufactures is the Ideal Platinum with a R5 glass package and the other is the Okna 500 with the super deluxe glass package. Both are triple pane vinyl with similar performance numbers. Do you consider this a reasonable price? Which window is a better quality window? Thanks, Phil

Phil - Homeowner - July, 2019

Website Editor's Answer

Phil, that is a very fair price for a triple hung Okna 500 DX or the Ideal Platinum window. Very fair. I would rate these windows close, with the edge going to the Ideal Platinum with an R5 glass option. If this were my project I would make my selection by choosing the installer/company with the reputation, track record, etc.

Editor Jim R. - July, 2019

Ideal Platinum 3000 vs. Revere Berkshire Elite

Could you compare the Ideal Platinum 3000 with the Revere Berkshire Elite? Thank you!

Deb - Homeowner - July, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Deb, the Ideal Platinum 3000 is a good vinyl window, whereas the Revere Berkshire Elite is a mid range vinyl window. The Ideal Platinum 3000 has a .02 air infiltration, which is excellent.

Editor Jim R. - July, 2018