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The most popular choice among Andersen window products is Andersen 400 Series. It is a worthy choice, the window has great exterior and interior look. Once these windows installed into your house, everybody is gonna see the difference and compliment you on the look of your new windows.
The Beauty of Andersen 400 Series
The interior of the Andersen 400 window is made from the pine wood and available in 3 colors. The wood frame has clean cuts and smooth lines. The pine wood is available in 3 colors. If you would like to paint the interior of the windows into your favorite color, then you should find a painter. You should remember as well to paint your windows in the first weeks of installation, so your warranty is not gonna be voided. Andersen 400 series come with balance covers. It means that no dirt or spider web is gonna accumulate in those channels.
The thickness of the frame and the sash combined is 2 1/5 inches. It means that your glass area is not gonna become smaller.
The exterior of the Andersen 400 series window is vinyl. This construction of the window, makes it more durable. The window is not gonna rot, does not have to be painted or maintained in any other way. Andersen 400 series windows have a sloped sill and do not have a weep holes. The window is available in 7 colors.
Performance of Andersen 400 Series Window
Andersen 400 Series are Energy Star qualified windows. The U-Factor is 0.27, SHGC is 0.32. The glass of the window come with Low-E and Argon Gas. This is a double hung window. It means that both sashes are moving and can be tilted into the house for the easy cleaning.
The air infiltration rating is below 0.30, which is slightly below the industry average of 0.33, but not impressive. Andersen company is using rubber weather stripping. On the top and bottom sashes of the window, the weather stripping is very limited. It means that Andersen 400 Series window is not gonna be very energy efficient. Some people complain, that they can feel cold air coming into the house.
Andersen 400 window has block and tackle balance system. This system does not have to be adjusted or lubricated.
Quality of Andersen 400 Series Window
Andersen 400 Series windows are made from pine wood. The exterior of the window is covered with vinyl to protect it from rain and snow. The window is very durable and well built. Andersen company gives 10 year limited warranty and 20 years transferrable warranty on glass. The wood components of the window are covered for 5 years only.
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Andersen Windows and Doors Company is one of the largest window manufacturers in the U.S. The company was started in 1903 by Danish immigrant and his family. Since that time Andersen company grew steadily. Today in addition to Andersen Brand, the company has other branches. One of the main is Renewal by Andersen for window replacement services. It includes: Silverline and American Craftsman windows and doors as well as Eagle Window and Weiland Sliding Door manufacturers. So in other words, the company is extremely big and diversified.
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As you can guess, the base model is Andersen 100 Series window. This is new construction single hung window. It has interesting design and comes with several glass options as well as 4 interior and 6 exterior colors.
If you want to go one step higher, then it is gonna be Andersen 200 Series double hung window. This window brings the warmth of the wood into your house at the acceptable price. Andersen 200 series available in 2 colors only, while choice of glass is very wide as well as the finish and color of the hardware.
At the top of the line of Andersen window company is Andersen 400 series, Woodright series, A and E series windows. The main difference in these windows is materials they are made of, color options and design options. The frame of these windows is much stronger, than Andersen 100 and 200 Series windows.
Andersen Windows and Door company has got a good pipeline of products. Many people like their good design and quality of the windows. Some other people claim, that Andersen window company lost its glow when it started selling its products at Home Depot and Lowes. They say, that window company is no longer a luxury brand, because you can buy their products at the high volume retailer. So there is no longer exclusivity and mystery in Andersen windows. At the end of the day the most important thing is your goals, weather it is energy efficiency, beauty or performance. You should pursue whatever is most important to you.