The Andersen Windows and Doors Corporation was incorporated slightly over a century ago. Over the years, the company has redefined industrial trends and practices, working its way to the top as America’s premier window manufacturer.For homeowners looking to replace their windows, Andersen offers an array of products to choose from. Before settling on one for your home, there are several factors to consider, such as the state of your home’s existing window frames. Most Andersen replacement windows are full-frame or insert windows. If your original frames are intact, you can go for the insert windows option. The full-frame option is ideal if your existing frame is rotted or deteriorated.
Andersen has five recommended window replacement models on the market. Most of the company’s replacement windows can easily be integrated into your smart home system, featuring locked/unlocked and open/close sensors. Before we review the top
five models, let’s discuss the Andersen glass performance options for all replacement window models.
These window frames are made of wood protected with a Fibrex composite exterior to resist all weather elements. You can choose from four available shapes: rectangular double-hung, arch double-hung, springline single-hung, and unequal leg arch
double-hung. These windows also come in different colors to match your aesthetic. They come in white, black, dark bronze, and pine on the interior and terratone, sandtone, canvas, white, dark bronze, black, and white on the exterior.For
all of these windows, you can choose from a full-frame or insert option.
Insert windows: If your old frames and trims are in top shape, you can minimize disruptions and save time by choosing insert windows. These windows are designed to fit perfectly into your existing frames, preserving the original look of your window. They are available in custom sizes.
Full-frame windows: Full-frame windows are ideal if your frame has weathered over time. They are a bit more expensive compared to insert windows and are available in standard and custom sizes.
Glass options for these windows include PassiveSun, Low E-4, and SunGlass.
For Woodwright Double-Hung Windows, you can choose from a conventional insect screen or a TruScene Insect Screen. A conventional insect screen is a budget option, which keeps the insects out but isn’t excellent on clarity. The TruScene option
offers up to 50% better clarity compared to the conventional insect screen.