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Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows have been a popular choice among Madison-area homeowners for decades for their strength, durability and energy efficiency. They’re also well known for their ability to resist rot and decay. Also known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl windows are easy to manufacture and install — which are a couple of the reasons for their lower overall cost.

That said, there are some vinyl windows on the market that are low-quality, and it’s important for homeowners to steer clear of them for obvious reasons. At Legacy Exteriors, we only work with top window brands like Pella and ProVia — so you can be confident that you’re getting  quality products that are backed with exceptional warranties.

The following is an overview of the vinyl window brands we install. Since each brand has an abundance of options to choose from, please let us know if you’re looking for more information or guidance — we’re happy to stop by your home to discuss your needs and answer any questions you have.

Legacy Exteriors carries a wide selection of replacement windows from fiberglass, vinyl, a vinyl and wood combination, to wood. If you like options, we’ve got them. And, we provide all of the information you need upfront so you can make an informed choice on style, type, and installation location.


Pella offers four vinyl window collections, each with an array of options to suit your design sensibility, as well as your budget. Pella vinyl windows never need painting or refinishing, making them low-maintenance and easy to care for. Pella’s vinyl formula produces a product that stands up against weathering and retains its color. Pella also makes their vinyl windows with fully-welded sashes and frames for extra strength and durability, which is good to know when you live in Wisconsin.

In addition, we are a Pella Platinum Certified Contractor, which means we receive and adhere to all required education regarding proper window installation and industry best practices consistent with Pella products. We also maintain specific insurance to work as a Pella Certified Preferred Contractor. Plus, we’re local. And when you’re looking for window installation in the Madison, WI, area, this is a critical consideration — as you will want to hire a window contractor you can depend on to be there for you if you have questions or issues down the line. 

This all adds up to proficient window installation, and peace of mind for the homeowner who knows the window contractor installing their new windows is educated, experienced, insured and local. 

Let’s take a look at the four major Pella windows options …


The 250 Series delivers Pella craftsmanship, along with a beautiful aesthetic, for window frames that are stronger and more energy efficient than ordinary vinyl. In fact, Pella’s 250 Series is up to 52% stronger than ordinary vinyl thanks to their exclusive, performance-tested vinyl formula that provides incredible durability and style.

Additional benefits of Pella 250 Series Windows …

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Strong & Durable
With multi-chambered frames and reinforced sashes, the 250 Series resists warping and twisting.  Pella’s fade-resistant vinyl formula also offers excellent weathering and color retention.

Hidden Window Screens
Pella’s exclusive Hidden Screen, “appears when you open a Pella 250 Series single-hung, double-hung or sliding window and folds away when the window is closed.” Crafted of highly-durable screen cloth, this screen is designed to stand the test of time. In tests, Pella ran these screens through 9,400 cycles, which is on par with opening and closing your window every day for 25 years — so they’re built to last. In addition, the Hidden Screen provides the clearest view when the window is closed.

Enjoy Comfort & Savings …
… with window options that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® certification in all 50 states.

Fewer Drafts
Pella’s exclusive weather-repel system is designed with three points of protection — including triple weatherstripping — that channels water away from your home.

Quiet Windows
Noise reduction is one of the benefits of Pella’s triple-pane glass (optional), as is improved energy efficiency.


These low-maintenance, high-grade vinyl windows are available at a budget-friendly price.

Encompass windows are made of Pella’s high-quality vinyl that looks great and lasts for years. No painting, staining or refinishing needed. Part of what makes these windows so incredible is Pella’s precision welding process that helps deter warping, twisting, sagging and bowing. And their easy-care vinyl is fade-resistant, and performance-tested for excellent weathering, color retention and overall durability.

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Additional benefits of Encompass Windows …

Increased Comfort
Pella’s exclusive weather protection system provides additional protection from leaks and drafts. These vinyl windows also offer solutions that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.

Amazing Warranty
Since they’re made by Pella, Encompass windows are backed by one of the best warranties in the business.

Energy Savings
Encompass windows offer energy-efficient options that meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.


Expertly engineered to withstand hurricanes, these vinyl windows meet the most stringent coastal requirements, offering options that have been tested to meet or exceed Florida Building Code’s strictest requirements. This means they’re tough enough to stand up to Wisconsin winter storms.

Additional benefits of Pella’s Hurricane Shield Series windows …

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Exceptional Everyday Performance
Protect your home from hurricanes and more with Pella’s advanced glass technology. Products with laminated glass reduce more noise and block 99.7% of harmful UV rays, which helps keep your window treatments, furniture and décor from fading. Advanced glass technology also keeps your home more comfortable, energy-efficient, and helps provide protection from intruders.

Made for Precise Installation
Pella is a company that is very exacting regarding performance, so it’s no surprise that they meet the stringent Florida installation requirements. The Hurricane Shield Series is built to make the installation process as seamless and reliable as possible — which results in a more secure home. 

Even More Protection
Pella’s shatter-resistant, laminated glass and their exclusive recessed sash design on single-hung and sliding windows is an added layer of protection from intruders.

Quiet Windows
Noise reduction is one of the benefits of Pella’s Hurricane Shield Series vinyl windows, which help reduce more sound than products with non-laminated glass.

Extreme Energy Efficiency
Hurricane Shield Series windows come with insulating argon gas and up to 18 insulating air chambers to reduce heat transfer. This adds up to amazing energy efficiency.


The Defender Series is engineered to protect you and your home with impact-resistant technology that can withstand hurricanes and increasingly stringent coastal requirements. In addition, Pella Defender Series windows with laminated, insulated glass block 99.7% of harmful UV rays.

Storm Protection
Wisconsinites will appreciate the Defender Series’ ability to weather storms with exceptional durability. Impact-resistant windows protect your home and everything inside.

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Made for Precise Installation
When it comes to performance, installation matters. That’s why the Pella Defender Series of windows are equipped with a precise-installation frame design. Installation holes are pre-drilled into the frame, making your home secure more quickly and easily.

Even More Protection
Shatter-resistant, laminated glass helps prevent against intruders.

Quiet Windows
From the sounds of a storm, to barking dogs and traffic, Pella Defender Series windows help to reduce more sound than products with non-laminated glass.

Extreme Energy Efficiency
Insulating air chambers and argon gas between panes of glass help reduce the transfer of heat and also improve energy efficiency.

UV Protection
Helps protect your furniture, carpet, window treatments — and everything else inside your home — from fading with advanced glass technology.


ProVia’s SunShield® — a specially engineered vinyl compound for building products — is well known as a superior, low-maintenance window frame material. SunShield provides long-lasting color retention, along with resistance to rot, insects and microbial damage.

ProVia’s ability to create windows with above-average performance is the result of ongoing research into new technologies that ensure ProVia vinyl window frames exceed industry standards for best-in-class technology. They also offer superior weatherability, as SunShield vinyl is uniquely formulated to withstand the harsh effects of Wisconsin weather, UV light and southern exposure. 

Another great ProVia perk is their lifetime transferable warranty. Their vinyl windows are warranted  against chipping, peeling, cracking, blistering or pitting for as long as you own and live in the home in which the product was originally installed. This warranty is transferable to one subsequent purchaser. ProVia offers three all-vinyl window lines that incorporate SunShield. Let’s learn more about each of them …


Endure windows offer stunning energy efficiency along with improved curb appeal. Highly customizable, they have optimum levels of technology that make it so these windows continually operate at peak performance. These high-performance ENERGY STAR®-certified vinyl windows efficiently warm your home in the winter and cool it in the summer for lower utility bills.

Additional benefits include:

  • Low maintenance
  • Extreme durability & weatherability
  • Exceeds standards for strength and color retention
  • Large number of options for window styles, glass types and more
  • Screen options including fiberglass, stainless steel, and barely visible FlexScreen®
  • A variety of internal and external colors — including black
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We like to think of Aspect vinyl windows as the best mid-range vinyl window choice. It is ProVia’s answer for discerning consumers seeking a better-quality home window that outperforms other mid-range vinyl windows. Aspect’s window construction is similar to ProVia’s top-of-the-line Endure all-vinyl window, making these windows extremely durable and energy efficient. A high-tech glass package measurably improves thermal performance, resulting in less heat loss, warmer glass temperatures and reduced interior condensation.

Additional benefits include:

  • Low maintenance
  • Outperforms similarly priced competitor products
  • Withstands the harshest Wisconsin weather
  • Meets or exceeds industry standards for strength and color retention
  • Choose from a variety of hardware and glass options.
  • Screen options including fiberglass, stainless steel, and barely visible FlexScreen®
  • A variety of window styles are available in white, beige and sandstone
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ProVia® ecoLite™ windows provide the perfect combination of sturdy construction and energy efficiency — making them the best vinyl window option on the market in the category of economy-class windows. These vinyl windows are designed from the ground up to be a budget-friendly, effective way to keep unwanted heat and cold out of your home.

Made in the USA, ecoLite vinyl windows are ideal for single- and multi-family homes. They exceed the performance of other economy windows on the market. One of the ways this is accomplished is through independent testing and certification based on the most stringent requirements for ease of operation, air and water infiltration, wind load resistance, and forced entry.

Additional benefits include:

  • Low-maintenance
  • Withstand the effects of heat, UV light and harsh Wisconsin weather for superior weatherability 
  • A variety of window styles are available
  • ProVia’s ecoLite windows are available with popular glass options not typically offered with economy windows for improved comfort and curb appeal
  • Fiberglass screens
  • Offered only in white, with high-quality vinyl interiors and exteriors
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Interested in learning more or scheduling a complimentary consultation?
Feel free to contact Legacy Exteriors anytime. We’re a local, licensed window contractor with decades of experience working with Madison area homeowners.