So, you’re on the hunt for some replacement windows and find ProVia. You know you’re looking for something that will last: durable, strong, and energy-efficient.
As you browse through their windows and design options, the Aeris and Endure collections catch your eye the most.
When looking at them separately, they both seem to offer all you're looking for - many custom design options, energy-efficient qualities, and long-lasting.
But they have to be different in some way, right? 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 a variety of the highest quality windows on the market. We know that your new windows need to reflect you, which is why 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 both of 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 decipher which may be a better fit for you.
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 and is located in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Their vision is to provide unmatched quality and service through their products.
They are a faith-based company known for their Amish craftsmanship and 19 core values, including integrity, generosity, honesty, and compassion.
ProVia is a company that puts heart and soul into their work, and they care more about their clientele and outreach than the profits they make. If the integrity of the products you purchase is important 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 made 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, you can 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 made to specifically 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 properly and looking good as new.
The ProVia Endure vinyl frame is low-maintenance, resistant to peeling and blistering to maintain a fresh and sleek appearance. Just like with the Aeris window, you can clean this frame with a multipurpose cleaner that does not contain any 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 or not.
Both the Aeris and Endure windows are offered in the same window shapes: double-hung, slider, casement, awning, picture, bay & bow, and specialty shapes.
The biggest difference between the two 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 really let your inner designer come out.
The Aeris window interior is available in three different wood types with 16 different wood stain options available between them. The wood interior can also be painted to 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 for 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 window, 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, 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.
There are many grid patterns available from these three styles for both window collections.
Five different coating patterns, like a pebble pattern or swirly taffeta that make the window less see-through. Bronze, gray, green, and blue tints are also available to add to the UV protection of the window.
If you want to add beautiful and intricate art to an accent window, you can also customize a glass pattern. Flowers, geometric shapes, or detailed vines are just a few of the options available. Glass glazings and patterns are available on both windows.
How do the ProVia Aeris and Endure windows stack up 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?
How energy efficient a window is is another key quality to review 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 works to block sun heat and UV rays from penetrating through the window.
Here we will outline the energy-efficient properties of the Aeris and Endure window as well as 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 windows 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 to choose from. 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 a 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 stack up against 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 either as a percentage 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 of these windows. 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 both of their features and 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
And 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 just want standard colors
And you maybe want the window to mimic the look of wood without having to maintain a wood interior
When debating which replacement window is right for you, you must outline your wants, goals, and needs for your project. 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 to find the right window for you. Asking yourself the right questions will help you narrow down your options and really find the best solution you need for your project.
Want to learn more about the ProVia Aeris and Endure window collections?
If you think either the ProVia Aeris or Endure window may be the right one for you and want to learn more, Southwest Exteriors is here to help.
We offer both of these window collections because of their exceptional design, craftsmanship, longevity, and energy efficiency. We know that 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 for you.