Polaris ThermalWeld, Sunrise Windows Or Excalibur Alside

Bonnie1234_February 22, 2013

My house was built in 1969 and still have the original aluminum windows (brrrrrr). I would love to hear feed back on these three windows. Thanks.

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mmarse1

As long as its not the sunrise essentials, I would go with sunrise. The Excalibur is known as a " bottom of the barrel" product and not recommended.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 4:49PM
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HomeSealed

Sunrise and Polaris, then a big step down to the other choice.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 11:45PM
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windowsonwashington

+2

Depends on the model Sunrise but it and the Polaris window are squarely in positions 1 and 2.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 6:42PM
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Karateguy

Yep. Depending on model, the Sunrise and Polaris are good or great. The Excalibur is not in the same ballpark, maybe even zip code.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 6:56PM
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mary44

My house was built in 1974 and after some research we decided to go with 9 double hung polaris ultraweld. I do not know about the other two. We just ordered them and they will be installed sometime next month. Polaris makes a good quality window at a reasonable price.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 3:04PM
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HomeSealed

Good choice Mary. Pricing will vary by dealer, so that statement may be true in some cases but not others. Either way, the ultraweld and its .01 AI rating is very good.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:19PM
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windowsonwashington

Really good choice.

That UltraWeld is a built like a tank.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 12:00PM
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swmotz

Is the Polaris ThermalWeld and Ultraweld the same window or different series?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 3:35PM
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HomeSealed

Different. The thermal is a bit leakier than the ultra. I prefer the ultra as a upper tier choice.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 4:05PM
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mmarse1

The ultra weld is a more solid extrusion , its Polaris' top offering.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 4:39PM
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windowsonwashington

+1

The ThermalWeld is still as good as most folks middle grade offering but the UltraWeld is on par with the premium windows out there today.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 4:41PM
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mary44

Just an update post- we had our 9 double hung polaris ultraweld windows installed last week and they are awesome!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 11:42AM
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windowsonwashington

Good follow up.

Post up some pictures if you get a chance.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 4:02PM
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HomeSealed

Good choice, definitely post some pictures!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 12:48PM
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