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Downside of Alside Mezzo or Sheffield?

Posted by peanutlover17 (My Page) on
Wed, May 28, 14 at 9:15

We are looking to replace 21 windows with vinyl for our 20 year old home in the Midwest. We have received multiple quotes for insert windows including:

Alside Mezzo $11,000
Alside Sheffield $12,000
Softlite Pro $14,000
Sunrise $16,000

I have read many posts stating that Softlite and Sunrise are much better quality than Alside. Can someone explain exactly what makes the quality worth $1000s more? Since we have some narrow windows (15 in) we are hoping to lose as little glass as possible. Any thoughts on that- the Mezzo line seems to have the narrowest frame? I am willing to continue to shop around if needed. Thanks!

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RE: Downside of Alside Mezzo or Sheffield?

Only rich people can afford to buy cheap windows.
The mezzo frame is flimsy and designed cheaply. The Sheffield is extremely bulky, has a horrible sill design, and looks cheap.
After all the negativity you have read regarding alside products, i am taken aback as to your consideration of the product.
The soft lite is a much better product as is the sunrise. Fyi, the sunrise will have a slimmer frame than the mezzo and its built MUCH better.
I think you already know the answer to your question.

This post was edited by mmarse1 on Wed, May 28, 14 at 11:17

RE: Downside of Alside Mezzo or Sheffield?

I am stealing that first line mmarse1.

That is a keeper.


RE: Downside of Alside Mezzo or Sheffield?

those windows are pretty close in glass area, but the softlie and sunrise are better quality by far

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