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About Andersen Windows
Andersen Windows offers windows and doors in a variety of types, series and materials. Andersen’s products are ENERGY STAR-certified and have warranty options available. You can request quotes and find Andersen Windows dealers through the company’s website.
Pros & Cons
- Various warranty options
- ENERGY STAR windows sold
- Numerous window and door types
- Warranty durations are limited
- Popular products are pricey
Andersen Windows products are a good choice for homeowners looking for affordable window and door options with a warranty. Self-installation is available, but partnering with a professional is recommended for all products.
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Andersen Window types
Andersen Windows manufactures and sells multiple window styles, including:
- Bay & bow
- Specialty shapes
The company also offers window options and accessories, including energy-efficient windows, smart home windows, blinds, shades and window hardware.
Andersen Windows installation
Andersen Windows does not provide installation services. Instead, customers can install the windows themselves using Andersen Windows’ online instruction manuals or utilize the services of a local contractor.
While do-it-yourself installations are possible, it is recommended that customers partner with a local contractor to ensure the process is in compliance with all town and state codes in their area.
Andersen Windows prices
The cost of Andersen Windows’ products is based on the style of window and the means of purchase. For instance, custom-shaped windows are more expensive than standard single- or double-hung windows.
In addition, purchasing products directly from the manufacturer typically costs less than ordering through a certified Andersen Windows retailer. If you plan to have a professional install your new windows, factor the cost of labor into your total price.
Andersen Windows FAQ
How much do Andersen patio doors cost?
The cost of your Andersen patio door will vary based on the style and quality you choose. The customizable E-Series hinged patio door is among the highest at around $4,400 to $7,000 with installation. The 100-Series Fibrex patio door ranges from $1,000 to $1,800 without installation.
Where can I buy Andersen windows?
Andersen Windows' products are available for purchase around the United States at certified retailers. Search for a retailer near you on the Andersen Windows website.
Are Andersen Windows good?
Yes. Andersen Windows is known for using quality materials, including the Fibrex composite material made from thermoplastic PVC polymer and reclaimed wood fibers. This blend is two times stronger than vinyl, according to the company. The company’s multiple warranty options also factor into its reputation for quality products and service.
Are Andersen windows good quality?
Yes, Andersen Windows use high-quality materials, including its Fibrex material, wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass.
Do Andersen windows have a lifetime warranty?
Specific Andersen Windows products, such as the vinyl windows and patio doors, come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Can Andersen windows be repaired?
Yes, Andersen Windows can be repaired.
How much do Andersen Windows cost?
Andersen Windows range from approximately $250 to $550 or more, depending on the window type and frame material.
Are Andersen Windows worth it?
Andersen Windows is a well-known manufacturer of residential windows and doors. Its products can be found at retailers across the country, making it easy to order locally or direct from the manufacturer. In addition to the company’s reasonable prices, the materials used are high-quality and include warranty options. Homeowners searching for quality windows and doors will likely find Andersen Windows meets or exceeds their expectations.
Andersen Windows Reviews
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We got a half-moon shaped window with a double hung regular window underneath it from Andersen Windows. Their contractor came, removed the old window, fixed the wood that rotted around and installed it in one day. It's good quality and it looks good.
Andersen is a good brand. I had them on my house when I purchased it so I stay with the same brand. I had installed nine windows and a sliding door. They told me it did take a while for the orders to come in. That was the only thing. It took longer by a few weeks but it was nothing crazy. During the installation, everything was good. It was done in about three days for our entire house. The workers worked on one side then they worked around the house. Everything looks great.
We did the black windows so it looks really nice and sharp. These are nice and solid and seals were good. It definitely made a difference and the house is warmer. The only complaint I have is the sliding door. It was working in the beginning and now, it doesn't go all the way up to lock. I want to know if there's some sort of warranty for those issues with sliding doors with the locks like that. I'm hoping Andersen won't have to replace the whole slider.
Andersen Windows has been great to work with. They've been very patient. They've been engaged to this project. It was looked at 15 years ago, and it wasn't moved on at the time due to cost limitations. Despite it taking us a long time to get there, they've been patient. The local representative has been great to work with and has answered any questions really quickly so we can move forward with the project when we got ready to move forward. We compared Andersen Windows to EF San Juan and Pella, and the windows that were proposed by the other manufacturers were more of a residential looking window. The Andersen window that was proposed more closely match the older architectural look of our facility which is a Jeffersonian. We got the 2605. It's all aluminum clad, and custom color match exterior.
As far as installation, it was estimated that they could install about two windows a day. We got 167 total windows. When they were working on the ground, they were installing about six to seven windows a day. Right now, they're at about six windows a day. They're not quite half way through yet. We got some competing proposals, but the one we selected was also a contractor that had roofed the same facility about two years before as a subcontractor. That roofing project is $1.3 million. So, we had confidence in what they could do. It's the Exterior Specialties Incorporated. They've been great to work with. I talk with their project lead every day.
As far as the windows, we're happy with the overall quality. The only thing that I had an issue with is there's no locking mechanism for these windows being in a commercial install. There was a mess up on our order for the frame expanders. We had to order a 12-foot units and the ones that came in were 8.5 foot. So the selling dealer, Smith Doors & Windows coordinated filing of the claim with the Andersen Windows. Fortunately, the replacement of the additional frame expanders we needed to complete our project are actually gonna come in before we need them. So we're happy with that. That claim filing was handled extremely well by the selling dealer.
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It took seven months to get the door, and that was the timeline Andersen told me up front. It's a specific three-panel door that's about 12 feet across that accordions back. It was $11,000 just for that single door, but that was a good price for it. I got quoted $14,000 on other places for this type of door and a couple other prices that were higher. I had an Andersen qualified installer install it because I didn't want to screw up an $11,000 door. I could have done it cheaper, but it would have taken me a lot longer and I wouldn't have been ensured that it was done right. So it was well worth doing it with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andersen Windows.
There are other things with the house that have gone wrong, but the door was not one of them. That is working out fantastic, and I'm thrilled with the quality of it. It's gonna sell the house. That door opens out into an atrium that's like a big glass shed that's 30 by 15 feet, and the other side of that is the pool. It's in between the kitchen and the atrium. We'll have an island that has a stove on it, but we'll have an overlap on the inside of the house so that people can sit there, have drinks, open the doors up, see all the way out past the atrium into the pool, and it'll all be one integrated place.
When I met with the contractor, I was super impressed by his experience, approach and qualifications. Price-wise, it was very similar to Pella but I was more comfortable having a stronger direct relationship with the contractor. The windows are amazing. I love them. We've gotten so many compliments in our neighborhood of how good they look. The window of the sliding piece is more narrow, so there's more window than with the vinyl. We didn't think about this, but the windows look so much larger because there's more glass because they're wood. I was super happy with the installation. It ended up being more expensive than I thought it would be. But I'm happy to spend the extra money for the wood. I'm happy with the quality.
The biggest issues that I had were related to supply chain. Once we ordered the windows, it took six months to get the windows in. When the contractor came to install the windows, they opened the first one up and found out that Andersen had sent the wrong windows. We have a 4-inch exterior wall and the windows that were sent were for a 6-inch exterior wall. There were a couple of different options for how to deal with that. One of the options was to return a $20,000 worth of windows to Andersen and have Andersen remake them.
We weren't super excited about that because it'd taken six months to get the windows in the first place. What we ended up doing was the contractor was able to put the windows in, but they had to redo all of the framing on the interior and exterior and they needed to get a certain part from Andersen. We decided that would be the better way and he negotiated with Andersen, that Anderson would pick up the extra labor material cost for redoing all the trim. It took three months to get the part in that they needed. It took nine months to get the windows in from the time that we ordered them.
It worked out and I put a lot of that to our contractor. I'm doing additional work and the fact that he was authorized by Andersen with the extended warranty was a big deal for me. He was great in terms of trying to make the best out of a potentially very bad situation. It took less time than it would have taken to redo the order with the right windows. It ended up saving Andersen some money because they would have taken a huge hit and loss had they had to redo the whole order. I appreciate the contractor to think out of the box and find a solution. I've recommended Andersen and this contractor to a bunch of neighbors.
I've always liked Andersen Windows. So, when they offered an impact window and we decided to upgrade our house, we chose to go with it instead of having those little tarps things that go over your windows or wood over your windows during a hurricane. I called up Ford Lumber from Alabama because they supply the impact windows. The tech came out. And I asked him the different windows and he was obviously sold on Andersen because he sells a lot of them. He also offered other things. But we chose the Andersen because of the reputation.
The installation crew was great. But we waited a long time for the Andersen Windows. Also, a lot of the stuff was damaged when they arrived. There are three items that were damaged, one being we have a four-unit sliding door. And inside, they're double windows. I thought it wasn’t cleaned off until I realized it was. It was damp, marked in the inside of the windows, between one of the windows. That on one of the sliders, and there are two sashes. Different windows, but two lower sashes.
Once they were all in, they're beautiful. There are many things we paid, and we paid a fortune for these windows. We had the things that were damaged prior to arriving to us pre-painted. So, we have the inside white and the outside was another color. But two pieces of trim were the natural wood. They were never painted. We're still waiting on those to come in. I'm looking at our sliders have these two unfinished pieces of regular color wood on either side. More than what I thought should have happened with Andersen. Andersen is known for the quality. And we paid a lot more than my sister did. We could have had that to save. It's still an impact window. Our impact window is not rated any higher than hers. It's just that it was an Andersen window. We know what we hear about them. But that lacked.
We started this whole thing in the early part of this year and we still are not done. And we're getting ready to go into 2023. There's no reason for the alarm system guys to add what they need to to the ones that are missing now until Andersen is totally done. We're missing a door that has to be replaced and two sashes. So, it's three windows that we can have alarmed. So, we would not have them come all the way out here and pay them to come out because it would have cost us, and just for us to tell them, “Hey. And by the way, we have three things that are going to be replaced, so you get come out again.”
We contacted Ford Lumber and they said, “We're doing the best we can do. Andersen hasn't gotten them to us.” So, this is a bit disheartening considering we've already paid. When they got done in October, we paid 100%. Everybody is paid. We could have said, “We're not gonna for this door and those two windows because they're wrong. They're bad.” I paid 100% to everybody because they were installed. But we have not gotten our product. My husband is disappointed and he has made it known to everybody that he wants his house alarmed. We have no security in our house right now.
Andersen is not the only one that costs us money. So did Ford Lumber. We know how business is. We didn’t 100% to Andersen Windows. Part of our payment was for Ford Lumber's part. That's their job. So, for I can't reach out to Ford Lumber and have to jump hoops and ask Andersen Windows to do their thing. Ford Lumber is doing what they're supposed to. I would love to contact Andersen, but I'm afraid I'm going to jump over somebody, and I don't want to get Ford Lumber upset.
I chose Andersen because they're almost the best of the windows. I ordered them and they're fine, except two of the doors were put in incorrectly, and last winter, I had snow inside the house. I waited. Finally, they fixed one door, but they also have to take off all the trim around the sliding glass doors so they can be put in properly, which wasn't done. Andersen's coming next Thursday, and the trim is coming off. I've been waiting for a repair of the Andersen door for over a year, and I'm up to my eyeballs with this, but it's not Andersen's fault. It's the contractor. However, I know they have to be very tactful because they like my contractor and he buys a lot of Andersen products.
I have a lot of windows as well, and I have no fault with them. Everything that was put in properly works properly. In fact, I got Andersen windows with the construction, and then I was having a porch converted to a room. It was very well done. However, I didn't know and I wasn't asked if I'd like the lip to lift the windows up, so I didn't even think about it. The windows that I didn't need to replace were Andersen and they had the lip. The new windows arrived without any lip and they were very hard to open, practically impossible, because there's no place to put my hand. I bought those in addition to and had those installed on here. I'm not crazy about them because they show, and I can't have windows that I can't open. That was the whole point.
We have Andersen Windows in our primary residence for over 25 years and we're very happy with the products. The installation took a few days because it was a big project. But it was excellent.
Andersen Windows would only make replacement windows at specific periods of time throughout the year and their focus was on mass producing all of the windows that were from their catalog. They had a specific jig set up to make all their standard windows but whenever an order came in for a custom window, they would have to shut down the lines to make custom windows because it was not the standard way of doing things. I didn't like it because I had to wait over a year to get my windows put in. I have no question with the quality since I've specified Andersen Windows over and over. But as an architect, I would certainly take this into consideration if my client was on a tight schedule. I'm dissatisfied with the scheduling process but I'm completely satisfied with the product.
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the delay in your project. Andersen is working to better communicate to our customers of the ever-changing manufacturing lead times and updated delivery dates. We recognize that these delays and backorders are causing strain on our Andersen dealerships, contractors, builders, and homeowners time sensitive projects. Please call Andersen's Home Owner Hotline 1-888-888-7020 if issues with your Andersen products arise.
We got the crank out, metal clad casement and a double hung window from Andersen and we like them. One of the windows wasn’t cranking all the way but a rep was sent out who had to adjust something and it’s working perfectly now. They're good quality windows. I like that the window cranks and works very smoothly. I was showed that there's a way to open them up even farther so it makes it easy for you to clean the outside window, which is nice for the upstairs windows. Another thing I was impressed with was they have actual metal screens for the screen windows. Previous windows we had were the cloth type. So, these would be a little nicer too, sturdier and easier to clean. I’m very happy with the windows so far.
Andersen Windows is fantastic. We had 25 100 Series windows installed and I can tell the sound is better in the house. The heat and air exchange and everything else is a lot better too.
I bought three custom impact windows and the window replacement took about 15 months. I'm not happy with the process of acquiring somebody to do an install because Andersen doesn’t have any recommendations. I contacted them but their information for their local installers were out-of-date. And it took me five months to find anybody in our area that was capable of installing the windows. But all in all, I'm happy with the Andersen windows.
Thank you for your review. For your next project, please consider an Andersen Certified Contractor in your area for ordering and installation assistance. More information about this program can be found on our website. https://locations.andersenwindows.com/andersen-certified-contractors/
Andersen Windows Company Information
- Company Name:
- Andersen Windows
- Year Founded:
- United States