So, you’re searching for some replacement windows and find ProVia. You know you’re looking for something that will last: durable, strong, and energy-efficient.
The Aeris and Endure collections will catch your eye as you browse their windows and design options.
When looking at them separately, they offer all you want - many custom design options and energy-efficient, long-lasting qualities.
But they have to be different in some way. How do you know which one is a better fit for you?
Southwest Exteriors has been a window replacement contractor in San Antonio since 1989. We strive to offer you various high-quality windows. We know your new windows must reflect your preferences, so our ultimate goal is to help guide you to the right replacement window.
We do offer both the ProVia Aeris and Endure window collections because of their exceptional craftsmanship in the window and design.
Of course, we love these window collections and would not offer them if their quality wasn’t proven. If you’re interested in either of these window collections, we want to help you decide which may fit you better.
This article will put the ProVia Aeris and Endure window collections head to head in their material, durability, design, and energy efficiency.
About ProVia Windows
ProVia offers windows, doors, roofing, siding, and manufactured stones. Their vision is to provide unmatched quality and service through their products.
They are a faith-based company known for its Amish craftsmanship and 19 core values, including integrity, generosity, honesty, and compassion.
ProVia is a company that puts heart and soul into its work, and they care more about its clientele and outreach than the profits they make. If the integrity of the products you purchase is essential to you, ProVia is right up your alley.
ProVia Aeris vs. ProVia Endure: What are the windows made of? How durable are they?
What your new windows are made of will determine how well the window will hold up in your home. The material of your windows will determine how durable they are, how much maintenance they require, and how they will look.
What are the ProVia Aeris windows made of?
The ProVia Aeris window is a clad window with a natural wood interior and a SunShield vinyl exterior.
A clad window is best if you are looking for that classic wood look on the interior without the added maintenance of a wood exterior. The vinyl exterior is made by a company called Deceuninck.
How durable are ProVia Aeris windows?
Deceuninck SunShield vinyl material is one of the most durable vinyl available, able to withstand harsh weather conditions like intense cold and heat. The SunShield also has exceptional color retention.
What maintenance is required for the window?
A clad window gives you the best of both worlds with a real-wood interior without all the added maintenance of a wood exterior. The high-quality vinyl requires virtually no maintenance. The exterior frame can be cleaned with a multipurpose cleaner that does not contain harsh chemicals.
To clean the wood interior frame, use a soft cloth or sponge and warm water mixed with a liquid detergent.
What are the ProVia Endure windows made of?
ProVia Endure windows are made of high-performing SunShield vinyl with insulating properties. This ENERGY-STAR certified vinyl window is made of SunShield vinyl, engineered not to crack, chip, or warp under high temperatures.
How durable are ProVia Endure windows?
Standard vinyl windows can be known for misshaping and cracking when exposed to alternating high heat and low temperatures. Because of its engineered SunShield vinyl frame, ProVia Endure windows are designed to combat this, making it an incredibly durable window.
What maintenance is required for the window?
The durability and material of the frame determine how much maintenance is required to keep your window functioning correctly and looking as good as new.
The ProVia Endure vinyl frame is low-maintenance resistant to peeling and blistering to maintain a fresh and sleek appearance. Like with the Aeris window, you can clean this frame with a multipurpose cleaner that does not contain harsh chemicals.
How do the ProVia Aeris and Endure windows stack up against each other in material, durability, and maintenance?
When comparing both window collections in these categories, we would classify them as equal competitors. Both windows are crafted to be long-lasting and highly durable. They also both require little maintenance to keep them looking brand new.
ProVia Aeris vs. ProVia Endure: What can you customize on each of them?
While the material of the window will determine how the window will look, you also want to know how you can design your windows to fit your style.
Here, we will directly compare the design options for the Aeris and Endure windows side by side so you can know whether the window will fit your design needs.
The Aeris and Endure windows have the same window shapes: double-hung, slider, casement, awning, picture, bay & bow, and specialty shapes.
The most significant difference is that the Endure window can also be made in a garden window.
Exterior frame finish
Because both the Aeris and Endure windows are made of vinyl, they are offered in the same four exterior frame colors: white, beige, sandstone, and classic bronze.
Both windows are equal in their options for exterior frame finish.
Interior frame finish
The interior of your home is where you can let your inner designer come out.
The Aeris window interior is available in three different wood types with 16 other wood stain options. The wood interior can also be painted in any custom color.
The locks for both types of windows are available in the same six different finishes. However, the Endure hardware has one additional color option, Coppertone.
Divided lites and grid patterns
The divided lites on a window refer to the style of the grid system. Typically, for divided lites, you can have a raised bevel detail on the grid, a smooth finish, or the grid between the panes of the glass.
For both the ProVia Aeris and Endure windows, you can choose between a simulated divided lite, where the grid pattern is on the exterior of the glass, or an internal grid, where the grid pattern is between the glass panes.
External grids are beveled and can be painted or stained to match your window frame.
Internal grids can either be contoured, flat, or pencil, which can come in satin nickel, brass, bronze finishing, or v-groove, where the four grid lines connect with a v-shaped groove in the center.
There are three categories of grid patterns you can choose from. Cottage is a 4x4 grid pattern on both the top and bottom sash. Colonial is a 2x3 grid pattern on the top and bottom sash. Prairie has two grid lines bordering the top and bottom of the sash and left and right sides to create a small square in each corner.
Many grid patterns are available from these three styles for both window collections.
Five different coating patterns, like pebble or swirly taffeta, make the window less see-through. Bronze, gray, green, and blue tints are also available to add to the UV protection of the window.
You can customize a glass pattern if you want to add beautiful and intricate art to an accent window. Flowers, geometric shapes, or detailed vines are just a few options. Glass glazings and patterns are available on both windows.
How do the ProVia Aeris and Endure windows stack against each other in design customizations?
Overall, both windows offer similar options in their design. The Aeris window has more color options for the interior wood frame, whereas the Endure window has four standard finishes for solid colors and standard finishes for a wood look.
Determining which window is better for you based on their design options comes down to what you want your window to look like.
ProVia Aeris vs. ProVia Endure: How do they compare in energy efficiency?
Another critical quality to review is how energy efficient a window is when looking for replacement windows. You want your windows to protect your home and maintain its internal temperature, no matter how hot or cold it gets outside.
The material of the frame and glass in the window will ultimately determine how energy efficient the window will be. The frame determines how insulating the window will be, and the glass blocks sun heat and UV rays from penetrating through the window.
Here, we will outline the energy-efficient properties of the Aeris and Endure windows and their energy-efficient ratings.
How energy efficient is the ProVia Aeris window?
The wood frame of the ProVia Aeris window already provides a thick barrier to protect your home, but the vinyl cladding on the exterior adds to the window's insulating properties. This means that this window will help keep your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter.
The window comes with standard ComforTech glazing on the glass with multiple glazings. These coatings are Low-E, or low emissivity, and filled with either argon or krypton gas, which aids insulation.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0.21
Air Infiltration Rating: 0.20 cfm/ft.2
How energy efficient is the ProVia Endure window?
The vinyl frame of the ProVia Endure window is crafted to minimize the air infiltration rating and ensure your window is insulating well and minimizing drafts. The window also has an insulating material built into the frame to increase insulating properties.
Endure windows also come with ComforTech window glazing, just as the Aeris window does, so you can choose the level of added energy efficiency you want with your window.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0.21
Air Infiltration Rating: ≥0.30 cfm/ft.2
How do the ProVia Aeris and Endure windows compare to each other in energy efficiency?
Overall, both the Aeris and Endure windows are crafted to have superior energy efficiency in their insulating properties and energy ratings.
Energy ratings are measured as percentages or on a scale from 0 to 1. As you can see, the energy ratings for both windows are near 0.25, meaning that the window is blocking more than 75% of solar heat and excess drafts.
If you are looking for the right window strictly based on energy efficiency, it can be hard to choose between either. Both have similar energy ratings, and their frames are crafted with insulating properties to help maintain your home’s internal temperature.
ProVia Aeris vs. ProVia Endure: Which window is right for me?
After comparing the ProVia Aeris and Endure window collections in their material, durability, design, and energy efficiency, you now know about their features. You can determine which is a better fit for you.
Both windows are made to be highly durable and energy-efficient. To better understand which may be more what you’re looking for, you will mostly look at the design of both.
The ProVia Aeris window may be right for you if:
You want a real-wood interior window without the added maintenance of a wood exterior
You want to choose a more custom, unique color for your interior windows
The ProVia Endure window may be right for you if:
You want a sleek, simple window design
You don’t want many colors to choose from and want standard colors
You want the window to mimic the look of wood without having to maintain a wood interior
When debating which replacement window is right, you must outline your project's wants, goals, and needs. How much are you looking to pay? What do you want the finished product to look like? How long do you want the window to last?
These are just a few questions you should ask yourself when looking for the right window. Asking yourself the right questions will help you narrow your options and find the best solution for your project.
Looking for a window solution that's durable and high-performing but also low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing? Look no further. Our product boasts unrivaled durability and performance, exceeding standards for strength and color. And with various styles, colors, glass options, and more, you will surely find the perfect fit for your home. Our product is designed to weather any storm and retain its color for years. Say goodbye to flimsy, lackluster windows - and hello to a sturdy, stylish solution.
Want to learn more about the ProVia Aeris and Endure window collections?
If you think either the ProVia Aeris or Endure window may be right for you and want to learn more, Southwest Exteriors is here to help.
We offer both window collections because of their exceptional design, craftsmanship, longevity, and energy efficiency. We know these windows are not the right solution for everyone, but if you think ProVia may be what you’re looking for, we want to help guide you to the best window.