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If you are a fan of wood windows and you are looking for to replace them with a pretty window. You may consider Andersen 400 Woodright Series windows. They are a bit of an upgrade to Andersen 400 Series. Usually the price difference between these two fluctuates around $150-$180 on a higher end. So let’s see if it is worth to pay a bit extra for 400 Woodright Series.
Beauty of Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Window
The interior of Andersen 400 Woodwright window is made from wood. The wood finish is available in pine, oak or maple. The pine wood is available in primed white color. If you want any other color, you should hire a painter or do it yourself. You should not forget to paint the windows in the next one or two weeks from installation, to keep the warranty active. Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Windows do not have balance covers. The balance channel is open and some dust and spider web can accumulate there.
The thickness of the frame and the sash combined is about 2 1/2 inches. It means that the glass area is not gonna get smaller.
The Exterior of Andersen 400 Series Woodwright window is made from Fibrex material. This is a composite material of wood and vinyl. It makes the window more durable and maintenance free. Andersen 400 Woodright window has a sloped sill and does not have weep holes. The window is available in 7 exterior colors.
Performance of Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Windows
Andersen 400 Series Woodwright windows are Energy Star qualified. The U-Factor is 0.27, SHGC is 0.32. The glass of the window has Low-E coating and Argon Gas. This is a double hung window. Both sashes can be tilted in for easy cleaning.
The Air Infiltration rating is below 0.30, which is an industry standard, nothing to boast about. Andersen company uses rubber weather stripping and it is very unsubstantial. On these Andersen 400 Woodwright Series windows the air tightness is higher than on Andersen 400 series. There is double weather stripping on the top of the bottom sash, as well as at the bottom. The bottom of the lower sash locks tightly into the bottom part of the frame as you can see on the pictures. So overall the window is gonna be more energy efficient, than Andersen 400 Series.
Andersen 400 Woodwright series has block and tackle balance system. It does not need any adjustment or lubrication.
Quality of Andersen 400 Woodwright Series Windows
Andersen 400 Woodwright Series windows are made from high quality pine wood material. The exterior is made from Fibrex, combination of vinyl and wood fiber. So the outside of the windows is durable composite system. Does not require painting or any other maintenance. Andersen company provides 10 year limited and 20 years transferrable glass warranty. The interior wood cladding is covered by warranty 5 years only.
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So all in all, Andersen 400 Series Woodwright windows are sharp looking and stylish. You should definitely go with them if beauty is your goal number one. If you are looking for energy efficiency, you should look elsewhere.