Do you want to buy new windows for an addition to your home, or replace existing old windows?
You can’t go wrong by going to the biggest window company in the US to get the best quality at the best prices – or can you?
Andersen Windows has been in the business for over 100 years, and is one of the most trusted manufacturers by professionals and homeowners alike.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are right for your project. Let’s take a look at Andersen window prices and products, to help you decide.
Who Is Andersen?
The Andersen Corporation started as a lumber company and standard-sized window manufacturer in Wisconsin, in 1903. It now turns over $2.5 billion annually, and heads up the list of top 100 window manufacturers of 2019.
Andersen Corp currently supplies a massive range of product lines to the internationally. Its ranges include replacement windows, new construction windows, storm windows, doors, and accessories.
Andersen Window Product Ranges
Andersen is unusual – it doesn’t make vinyl windows. It uses vinyl only as cladding around a standard wooden core in some of its window ranges.
Most of Andersen’s window ranges can be used either for new construction or as replacement windows.
The only exception is the Renewal line – this is designed and marketed as a separate replacement window, distinct from the main Andersen window ranges.
Andersen 100 Series
The 100 Series is Andersen’s entry-level window, used for both new construction and replacement installation. It’s made of Fibrex, which is Andersen’s award-winning composite of 40% reclaimed wood fiber and 60% polymer. The window is designed to be unobtrusive, and blend into your home décor.
Window styles in the 100 Series: single-hung, casement, awning, and gliding (or sliding).
Andersen 200 Series
The 200 Series consists of wood cores with vinyl exterior cladding. It’s an affordable product for people who want to paint their own windows, as the interior wood is available unfinished.
The 200 Series comes only in double-hung, gliding, or picture window styles.
Andersen 400 Series
The 400 Series is a premier window made of wood with vinyl cladding. It has lots of choices for exterior cladding colors and interior wood finishes.
The 400 Series comes in nearly all window styles, including casement, double-hung, awning, picture, gliding, bays and bows.
Andersen Architectural E-Series
The E-Series is designed to a homeowner’s exact specifications – pick your size, color, and finish. This level of customization comes with a price tag!
The window is designed for people building a brand-new home or extension, suitable for either new construction or full-frame window replacement.
It’s made of wood with aluminum exterior cladding, and comes in all window styles.
Andersen Architectural A-Series
The A-Series is another high-end line, which is rigorously tested for hurricane and saltwater resistance. It is Andersen’s most energy-efficient line – the A-Series windows were recognized as Most Efficient by Energy Star in 2019.
Andersen’s Renewal line of window replacements is marketed as a separate brand from the standard Andersen brand.
Renewal is not a window brand in itself – it’s a window replacement installation brand.
Renewal by Andersen window prices are in the same range as vinyl window replacements, but they are made of Fibrex. Fibrex is stronger than vinyl, so this is a good choice of window for homeowners who don’t mind paying for the full range of services.
Homeowners will not be able to purchase the Renewal by Andersen windows themselves, as they are only sold to installers that are part of an established network. The installers offer custom consultation, project management, and fitting services.
Andersen Window Prices
Andersen window costs will vary from supplier to supplier, as they are sold and installed by independent companies. Here are the prices of their various product ranges.
|Type of Window||Material||Unit Price (Supply Only)|
|RENEWAL||Fibrex||$300 - $1,000|
|Architectural E-Series||Wood||$900 - $1,425|
|Architectural A-Series||Wood / Fibrex||$1,000 - $1,650|
|Andersen 400 Series Casement Windows||Wood||$389|
|Andersen 100 Series Casement Windows||Fibrex||$298|
|Andersen Architectural Casement Windows||$1,009|
|Andersen 400 Series Awning Windows||Wood||$422|
|Andersen 100 Series Awning Windows||Fibrex||$324|
|Andersen 400 Series Double-Hung Windows||Wood||$395|
|Andersen 200 Series Double-Hung Windows||Wood||$271|
|Andersen 100 Series Double-Hung Windows||Fibrex||$223|
|Andersen 400 Series Gliding Windows||Wood||$927|
|Andersen 200 Series Gliding Windows||Wood||$330|
|Andersen 100 Series Gliding Windows||Fibrex||$253|
|Andersen 400 Series Picture Windows||Wood||$201|
|Andersen 200 Series Picture Windows||Wood||$159|
|Andersen 100 Series Picture Windows||Fibrex||$203|
|BAY OR BOW|
|Andersen 400 Series Bay/Bow Windows||Wood||$1,565|
|Andersen 200 Series Bay/Bow Windows||Wood||$1,695|
Builders and customers speak highly of Andersen windows, and they have a decent track record for reliability. Bad customer reviews are generally aimed at installation issues, caused by third-party installers.
Andersen window prices match up to most other major window manufacturers – but they don’t offer a cheap-and-cheerful vinyl DIY option. However, if you want color and finish choices galore, then Andersen windows are a good choice.