Andersen Windows

Andersen windows are acknowledged as some of the best and most expensive windows on the market. Established in 1903, Andersen manufactures top quality wood windows and doors. The company manufacturers more than six million replacement, wood windows, and doors annually. Explore reviews of Andersen products and services.

Basics Of Andersen Windows

Since 1952, Andersen has been leading the way with new technology to make more energy efficient products. First, Andersen introduced insulated glass, which revolutionized the industry. No longer were removable storm panels needed to help block air flow and reduce heat loss. Innovations continued through to 1983, when Andersen was the first to introduce Low-E glass, another energy efficient breakthrough. They now offer High-Performance™ Low-E4™ glass. In fact, Andersen windows are the first Green Seal certified windows.

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Cost Of Andersen Windows

Price Range: $400 to $1200 installed

Andersen is at the high end of the pricing scale. Consumers will spend anywhere from $400 to $1200 installed for both professional installation and the windows themselves. For additional price information on all of their product lines, see our page on Andersen windows prices.

High Quality Construction

No matter what style of Andersen replacement windows you choose, you can feel confident in its high quality construction. Many product lines feature solid wood construction with Permashield® vinyl cladding on the exterior. This provides the beauty of wood on the interior with the low maintenance features of vinyl on the exterior.

Diversity In Their Product Lines

Andersen offers a variety of replacement styles, as well as accessories, hardware, screens, decorative grilles, and artistic glass options. Most styles come in a choice of the 200 and 400 Series. They also offer a high-end option, the Architectural Series, which features more exclusive options for only specific window types. Here are some of the different types of windows offered by Andersen:

200 Series

The 200 wood windows is the most value conscious product line offered by Andersen. Only the most popular window types and sizes are available in this line, which features white or pine interiors and white or sandtone exteriors.

400 Series

The 400 series is the higher end wood clad window line that offers superior craftsmanship and a wider array of sizes, styles and options. There are also more color choices available.

Architectural Series

The high end Architectural Series includes specialty sized and shaped windows that can be used alone or to complement windows in the 200 and 400 Series. The line also offers more options, interior wood finishes and exterior color choices.

Awning Windows

Available in all three product lines, these windows are hinged along the top of the window and open outward. When opened, the window resembles an awning windows (thus their name) and can be left open even if it’s raining lightly outside.

Bay and Bows

These come in a variety of different sizes, angle types and window styles. Bay windows include one larger central window that is set out from the wall with an angled window on either side. Bows are comprised of a series of four or more windows that are set at various angles out from the wall to form a bowed, or angled window that extends out.

Double Hungs

The most popular style of all Andersen® windows are double hung windows. These consist of two window panes that open by sliding one pane up or down vertically past the other. The windows come in a number of product lines, including the 200 and 400 Series Tilt-Walk, 200 Series Narroliine ®, 400 Series Woodwright ®, and Architectural Series.


An energy efficient option due to their tight seals, casements have hinges on one side and open outward with the turn of a crank. Andersen offers casement windows in the 200, 400 and Architectural Series.

Fixed Windows

Andersen® offers fixed frames which do not open, including picture and transom windows. Picture windows are large windows intended to provide an enhanced view to the outside, while transom windows are rectangular-shaped windows placed over doors or other styles of windows for added illumination. These come in both the 200 and 400 Series.

Specialty Windows

Andersen offers a selection of specialty shaped windows, including circular, oval, elliptical, rounded top, and more. These can either be installed as standalone or in conjunction with other Andersen styles.

Additional Andersen Companies

In addition to the well-known Andersen name, the company also owns other companies within the window and door industry. These include Eagle Window & Doors (offers aluminum clad wood windows and patio doors), EMCO Doors, KML Windows, and Silver Line Building Products (maker of the American Craftsman line of vinyl and patio doors at Home Depot).