The Andersen Window Line Review

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Andersen Windows & Houston Window Experts

Here at Houston Window Experts, we sell over a dozen brands of windows. Many you may have heard of before, and some you have not. A very popular window brand we carry is Andersen, and here is a quick breakdown of the Andersen series options available to you for your home project.

Andersen has five window series; 100, 200, 400, E, and A. One good thing about having so many window lines within the same brand is the flexibility it offers. You do not have to select or stay within one series for your entire project. The series can be mixed and matched to fit your needs and budget.

Working with an authorized contractor like Houston Window Experts can prove very helpful in saving you money and completing a successful project. When you work with an authorized dealer, they will know what windows work well together, if there are ways to save money, and how to make your project look good. Houston Window Experts is the only accredited window dealer in the Houston area, selling the entire line of Andersen products. Andersen trains our team to know how the windows work, what works best for what types of homes, and how to install them.

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400 Series

Andersen Windows 200 and 400 Series

Beginning with Andersen’s 200 and 400 series windows. These windows are wooden interior and frame with an exterior cladding but where most clad windows use aluminum these make use of Andersens proprietary Fibrex. Fibrex is a vinyl-based composite material that is 40% wood fibers so it can be sanded and painted like wood. The Fibrex cladding is more affordable than the typical aluminum cladding.

The 200 series’ main difference is that it only comes in standard sizes, and the 400 series can be ordered in custom sizes. In other words, if you are building a new home, the standard sizes of the 200 series will work for your project most of the time, but if you are replacing your home’s windows, things tend to shift over time, and the standard size is no longer standard so the 400 series is necessary.

Considering that the 200 and 400 series are very similar, let’s learn about the 400 series made with Andersen’s proprietary mix, Fibrex. The finish on the cladding is 15 percent thicker than standard painted vinyl and the 400 series has seven different exterior colors from which to choose. There are also four different grid styles to fit your design needs. In addition, there are lots of hardware options.

Andersen windows are very well constructed. They feel tight which means that the weather stripping is doing its job correctly. The construction is solid, and the windows are made from quality materials. These windows exceed the highest standards for forced entry. And with the 400 series being customizable sizes, they come in ⅛” increments allowing the window to fit any size opening, and can be eight feet tall.

You may not consider windows high-tech, but Andersen windows are available with features to work with your home alarms. You no longer have to drill into the windows to install your alarm systems, voiding your window warranty. The windows connect wirelessly through a proprietary latch to most alarm companies. 

400 Series Options

  • Pine, Maple, and Oak wood options
  • Three interior finish colors or unfinished
  • Seven exterior colors
  • Four grille bar widths
  • Dozens of hardware options

400 Series Configurations

  • Awning
  • Bay & Bow
  • Casement
  • Double-Hung
  • Slider
  • Picture
  • Specialty Shape
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E Series

Andersen Windows E Series

The E series is the top-of-the-line window from Andersen. The exterior cladding is extruded aluminum, which is better than Fibrex. There are 57 colors to choose from and if that’s not enough for you then there’s also a custom color option. Of course, there is an additional cost for a custom color but it’s good to know that the option is there. There are ten grid options and more variety overall. You can even get two, three, or four-tone exteriors to meet your design needs. The wood interior is also available in ten different wood species with pine being their cheapest option. In addition to unfinished, there are 9 different stain options and 14 interior paint colors. The theme continues when it comes to the hardware for the E Series with ten finishes.

As you can see, the E series is all about options, options, and more options. This makes sense considering that this is their flagship window. It is loaded with features and has the flexibility in selections to make it the dream window for just about any project. The alarm system is built into this series as well. If you live in a coastal area, Andersen has you covered with their coastal impact-rated products. 

E Series Finish Options

  • Nine stain colors
  • 14 interior paint colors
  • 50 exterior colors
  • Seven exterior anodized finishes
  • 10 hardware finishes

E Series Wood Species

  • Pine
  • Mixed Grain Douglas Fir
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Mahogany
  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Vertical Grain Douglas Fir
  • Alder

E Series Configurations

  • Awning
  • Bay & Bow
  • Casement
  • French Casement
  • Double-Hung
  • Slider
  • Picture
  • Specialty Shape
100 series windows
100 Series

Andersen Windows 100 Series

The 100 series is made of Fibrex, frame, and all. It’s billed more as an alternative to vinyl windows. It’s not as flashy but may be good for cost savings on your project because with works will all other Andersen series. It may be something you’d like to use on the side of your home or the upstairs in the back, cutting your cost but maintaining quality.

100 Series Features

  • Four Interior Colors
  • Five Exterior Colors
  • Standard Hardware In Two Finishes
  • Slimline Hardware In Six Finishes

100 Series Configurations

  • Awning
  • Casement
  • Slider
  • Single-Hung
  • Picture
  • Specialty Shape

Final Thoughts

Andersen has excellent brand recognition, helping your home’s resale value. They tend to be slightly pricey, but they have excellent quality. Call Houston Window Experts to schedule a tour of their showroom. Andersen has terrific windows, but there are many other brands that may fit your needs as well. 

Houston Window Experts is a turnkey operation coming to your home to give you options without being pushy. We are product specialists, not salespeople. We want to help you get the best product for your needs and budget. We have our own employees installing windows to ensure you get the best quality and service available in the industry.

If we can’t get your business, we’ll at least answer your questions and help you along your window shopping journey. At Houston Window Experts, we strive to treat you the way we want to be treated. If we aren’t a perfect fit for your project, we’ll point you in the right direction because we want to help.

If you’re in the Houston area, we’d love the chance to make your window installation dreams a reality. If you live elsewhere in the country, check out Jeffslist.com for a great window company near you.

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