About Andersen Windows
Andersen® offers a wide variety of window options for homeowners and builders, such as replacement windows, architecturally designed windows, and storm windows, and it also produces window accessories such as handles and other hardware, insect screens, grilles, and art glass. Andersen® also provides installation and replacement services.
Andersen Windows - To most consumers, a home's windows perform some obvious but important functions ones they take for granted and probably never give a second thought to. Windows provide a view to the world, let in sunlight for illumination and warmth, and open to allow ventilation.
What most homeowners don't think about is their windows' energy performance. Window surfaces can account for up to 25% of a home's total heat loss, which underscores the importance of high-efficiency windows. With all the money spent on heating and cooling bills annually, high-performance windows can be a truly rewarding investment for many homeowners.
Andersen®, with its dedication to research and performance, is one of the most well-known manufacturers of quality windows and doors in the world. Andersen® has a history of revolutionizing the windows industry, introducing insulated glass in 1952 (eliminating the need for removable storm panels), inventing clad windows, and introducing Low-E glass in 1983. Andersen® was also the first window manufacturer to be Green Seal certified for environmental responsibility.
Windows are a cost-saving investment, over time. Quality windows can help you reduce conductivity and condensation, and save money on heating bills. Incorrect installation can void a warranty, however. Make sure your windows are installed properly by hiring a professional. Andersen® not only manufactures some of the world's best windows, but it also provides installation services.
All Andersen® windows are solid wood and feature low-maintenance PermaShield® vinyl cladding, which never requires painting. Andersen® produces windows in all shapes and sizes, from the very popular, such as casement and double-hung windows, to the more exotic, such as skylights and specialty windows (with curves and angles other than right angles).
Andersen® also offers its 200 and 400 Series product lines for each window type, from awning to gliding and everything in between. Andersen®'s Architectural Stormwatch® window and door products are more exclusive and designed for specific window types.
Andersen® is especially known for producing top quality, handsome wood-framed windows and doors. Here is a brief overview of Andersen®'s available window types and series:
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows are characterized by the way they extend from the wall of your home. Bay and bow windows maximize your home's living area, but do involve more construction as they typically change your floor plan. They are usually used in rooms with especially scenic views, as they allow for additional features such as window seats.
Bay windows are usually one window, parallel to the wall, flanked by two angled windows that extend out from the wall. Bow windows are a series of windows, usually four or more, set at different angles that combine to form a sort of arch.
Andersen® bay and bow windows come in a wide variety of angle, window type, and series combinations for maximum design flexibility.
The awning window is hinged at the top and opens outward, so that it resembles an awning when open. Awning windows can stay open in a light rain, as the angle allows fresh air to circulate without letting rain in.
Andersen®'s awning windows are available in the 200 and 400 Series, and Architectural. They also offer a 200 Series of Fibrex® composite basement and utility windows
Double Hung Windows
Andersen® has been a leading innovator in double hung windows. Double-hung windows work by sliding one sash vertically past the other. After WWII, facing material shortages, Andersen® introduced the Pressure-Seal, which eliminated pulleys and counterweights.
Today, the double hung is one of Andersen®'s primary lines. Andersen®'s double hung windows are available in the 400 Series Woodwright®, the 400 and 200 Tilt-Wash, the 200 Series Narroline®, and Architectural Monumental.
Andersen®'s double hung windows feature compressible bulb weatherstripping and vinyl-wrapped foam for increased energy efficiency.
Casement windows are hinged on the side and open outward using a crank mechanism. Casement windows can increase ventilation, and often offer a better seal than double hung or gliding windows.
Andersen® casement windows are available in the 400, 200, and Architectural lines. SmoothControl™ ensures Andersen® casement windows open in just eight turns.
Gliding windows are similar to double hung windows, but instead of sliding vertically, the two sashes slide by one another horizontally.
Andersen® produces gliding windows in the 200 and 400 Series.
Picture and Transom Windows (fixed pane)
Picture and transom windows do not open. Picture windows maximize the viewing area, and can be offered in larger sizes as there are no moving parts and there is greater stability. Transom windows are often more rectangular in shape and are usually found over doors, or over other windows.
Andersen® offers a number of 200 and 400 Series picture and transom products designed to match specific casement, awning, or double hung, Tilt-Wash double hung, and Woodwright® double hung windows.
Andersen® manufactures specialty windows (elliptical, circle top, circle, oval, gothic, etc.) in the 200 and 400 series. Some are specially designed to complement particular Andersen® products such as casement, awning, or Tilt-Wash double hung windows. Of course, they are also offered in standalone versions.
Andersen®'s Product Lines and Special Features
Andersen®'s 200 Series offers only the most popular window sizes and options. This translates to the same Andersen quality at a better value for consumers. Interior finishes are typically pine or white, and exterior color choices are white and sandtone.
Andersen®'s 400 Series offers a broader range of styles, sizes, and options, including more exterior color choices. The 400 Series offers superior craftsmanship and unparalleled performance.
The Andersen® Architectural line is composed of specially handcrafted windows in dramatic sizes and shapes, all made to complement windows in both the 200 and 400 Series.
Architectural windows offer more choices in not just exterior colors (up to 21), but also in interior finishes, such as alder, cherry, mahogany, and Douglas fir.
All Season/Storm Windows
Andersen® was instrumental in helping to eliminate the need for removable storm windows when it introduced insulated glass in 1952. Today, Andersen® remains an industry leader in windows that are weather resistant and yet still beautiful.
Andersen®'s coastal windows and doors feature Stormwatch® protection, with impact resistant glass; extra fasteners for the hardware; and reinforced frames, sashes, and panels.
The Stormwatch® feature is available on select windows and doors exclusively in the 400 Series. Glass options for Stormwatch® windows and doors include High-Performance™ Low-E4™ glass, Monolithic Impact Resistant glass, and High-Performance™ Low-E4™ Impact-Resistant glass, which combines the features of the other two.
High-Performance™ Low-E4™ Glass
Andersen® was the first window company to introduce Low-E glass, in 1983, and today it has improved on its innovation with High-Performance™ Low-E4™ glass.
Andersen®'s Low-E4™ glass will not only reduce UV penetration to 17%, which beats standard dual-pane glass by 45%, but it also boosts thermal protection. Low-E4™ glass, as compared to ordinary dual-pane windows, averages 41% better performance during the summer and 35% during the winter.
Low-E4™ glass also reduces noise transmission, and is specially treated to dry faster and to reduce water spotting by up to 99% when activated by sunlight. This means Andersen®'s Low-E4™ windows also stay cleaner.
Other Window Materials
Andersen® has become the world's most trusted manufacturer of wood doors and windows, but in the last 50 years Andersen® has expanded its portfolio of products. Andersen® Corporation has welcomed many new companies to the Andersen® family of window and door products, and many of those subsidiaries specialize in wood alternatives.
Aluminum Windows by Eagle Window & Door
Eagle produces high-quality aluminum clad wood windows and patio doors, and specializes in high-end residential and commercial construction. Eagle offers its customers a wide range of design options, including 50 standard exterior colors, 11 interior finishes, and 9 interior wood species. Divided lights and between-glass blinds and shades are also available.
Custom Products by KML Windows
KML was established in 1982, and acquired by Andersen® in 2001. The Canadian-based firm is a market leader in architecturally designed doors and windows.
Vinyl Windows and Doors by Silver Line Building Products
New Jersey-based Silver Line (American Craftsman® at the Home Depot®) was founded in 1947 and produces long-lasting, energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio doors. Silver Line's products are all NFRC certified for U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and Visible Transmittance. When ordered with the appropriate glass, Silver Line products meet or exceed EnergyStar® guidelines.
Interested in reading online reviews, ratings and comparisons of Andersen window products? View our list of Andersen window lines below.
Andersen 200 Series Awning Windows
Andersen 200 Series Bay Windows
Andersen 200 Series Bow Windows
Andersen 200 Series Casement Windows
Andersen 200 Series Double Hung Windows
Andersen 200 Series Gliding Windows
Andersen 400 Series Awning Windows
Andersen 400 Series Bay Windows
Andersen 400 Series Bow Windows
Andersen 400 Series Casement Windows
Andersen 400 Series Double Hung Windows
Andersen 400 Series Gliding Windows
Andersen 400 Series Picture and Transom Windows
Andersen 400 Series Skylights and Roof Windows
Andersen 400 Series Specialty Windows
Andersen Windows Architectural Series