Harvey Classics Reviews
March 23rd 2013 at 1:40 pm
We bought Harvey Tributes double pane windows for our house, 17 windows total. In less than 3 years we had two windows that the seal failed. There were cloudy spot between the glass. The tilt-wash mechanism is a pain to use - the sashes pop off the cam & you have shards of plastic from the vinyl scraping the metal cam. I also had to use a screwdriver to adjust the cams in order to get the sashes back in. I had one safety latch fail too, meaning it was permanently popped out, making it difficult to open the window more than 3 inches. Harvery sent replacement parts for everything (which is good), but i had to install them all myself. The other problem with them (design issue) is that if the lock is turned and you open the window it scratches the sash. Dumb design! All of mine are scratched. I don't think I should be having problems with windows that are less than 3 yrs old. I'd never buy Harvey again - for the $$$, Anderson 400 series are the best.
Installed by Earthwise Home Improvement of MA
Didn't caulk the windows. Damaged some of my casings.
Price was great! Around $350/window installed for 17 Harvey Tributes, double pane, with between glass grids (the cheap ones) on the upper sash only.
August 31st 2011 at 1:25 pm
Was under the impression that the seal was warrantied for 20 yrs, only to find out that is 10 yrs. Out of 6 (x2 top and bottom) windows 9 of 12 seals have failed causing fogging between the 2 panes of glass. Would never buy Harvey's again.
Installed by contractor of NH
August 30th 2011 at 8:51 pm
I had ALL my windows replaced with the signature series windows five years ago by my contractor and have had nothing with problems everytime I attempt to clean these windows.They have a faulty inferior plastic piece inside the track that breaks if the windows are angled even slightly when putting them back into place. I have called the Londonderry NH location and although they admit the problem they would only send me replacement hardware but they constantly break when removed from the track for cleaning.These windows have a twenty year warranty but work with contractors-not consumers!My contractor retired two years ago.. I would never reccommend these windows to anyone
Installed by Gerald Construction of NH
very competitive for signature series
March 19th 2011 at 6:11 pm
I replaced all 20 windows in my home 8 years ago and would recommend Harvey replacement windows to anyone who asked. The north side of the house gets a lot of wind/weather and living by the water they take a beating and are still 100% effective and look fantastic, my heating bill was cut in half since we put them in. Definetly worth the investment.
Installed by Berube Brothers const. of RI
Fast and efficient installation.
September 30th 2010 at 7:42 am
I am an architect and I have to say that I bought a home with Harvey windows, and they were only a few months old. I should have looked at them closer because they may do a great marketing campaign, but the windows are really no better than the cheap ones at home depot. The instalation seemed ok, but Harvey does NOT make a quality window, and as for the warranty, be ready for a run around, because thats all I got.
Installed by A&A window Salem Ma of
they seemed to be installed ok but the caulking looked like it was done by a 5 year old
September 10th 2010 at 9:22 am
About a year ago we installed replacement windows. The company's website states that these windows never need replacement--half of the windows have had to be adjusted and some of them still do not work properly. I am unsure whether the problem is with the window or the installation. I have called the manufacturer's customer service department for assistance but they have been unhelpful--the department's manager was rude and insulting--what transpired from the conversation is that the Customer Service department assists builders, not consumers. I am not what in retail we refer to as a "high maintenance customer"--one of the installers damaged the newly-refinished floor and ceiling of one of the rooms but I said nothing, since it was minor and did not want to create ill-will. My cousin installed this same window in his house and has no problems--did the work himself, but I will not use this brand for the rest of the house because of the bad experience and lack of follow-through in fixing the problem.
January 2nd 2008 at 8:19 pm
I had priced several brands of windows by various installers. The harveys were just as good at a much better price
Installed by Brown and Sons of VT
They installed 19 windows in one day,cleaned up and were very helpful in showing me what they were doing. I will use them again for other work
I paid 289.oo ea. installed. That included low e and argon gas. It was a special deal from Harvey that there was no extra charge for the low e and gas. Im glad I didnt try to do it myself! Dont pay to much for your vinyl windows! Get several quotes.
September 26th 2007 at 7:45 pm
Installed by Myself of MA
I installed them myself, not too hard to do. If you have rotted wood that needs to be replced, especially sills, have someone else do it to save yourself time. Since these are fully encased windows, I felt I put them in as good if not better than a regular installer. I did have a few done by a company where window sills were rotted, 6 overall. I did the remaining 18.
Price from installer was $350 [er with Grids and low e/Argon. Back in 2004 Price doing it myself about $210 per window plus a few cylinders of caulk