Pella Encompass Windows Reviews
Explore Pella Encompass windows reviews, ratings, prices and warranty information on this updated Pella ThermaStar vinyl replacement window. The Thermastar by Pella gets quite a bit of attention because it has been part of the Consumer Reports Replacement Windows list for the past five years. Unfortunately, it tends to be the lowest rated window in the vinyl category and does not fare any better in terms of its overall reviews from contractors and industry experts.
This rather checkered past was one of the reasons why Pella renamed the window, although they still sell it at the Big Box stores like Home Depot and Lowes. The Encompass actually sells well because consumers who shop these stores have probably heard of Pella and they see the low sticker price and think they've got a decent window. Unfortunately, the Encompass is a no frills vinyl window that is not going to provide the sort of long term value that most consumers should be looking for.
Check out our low budget windows page for recommendations and affordable options. For consumers who are interested in Pella vinyl windows, they may want to consider the Pella 250 and Pella 350 window series, which get much better reviews than the Encompass.
Review By John M. - Site Editor
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Pella Encompass and Pella 250 Series
Building a new home and trying to decide what window to have builder install, choice between Pella Encompass and Pella 250 Series. Is 250 series worth the extra money Thank You Bill
Bill - Homeowner - October, 2019
Website Editor's Answer
Bill, between these two windows, the 250 series is the much better window. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of Pella windows, I feel like they are overpriced for what you get. I would check out our top windows page to see what mid range brands we recommend. I’d see if any of these are available through any local dealers.
Editor Jim R. - October, 2019