The 100 Series is available in six types of windows: awning, casement, single-hung, gliding, picture and some custom/specialty shapes.
The next step up in the Andersen product line is their 200 Series line, which is a wood window protected by vinyl on the outside of the home. Considered a premium product, they’re less expensive than the full wood product lines, but only available in two colors and a limited variety of window types (double-hung, gliding and picture windows).
How do Andersen 100 windows compare to other windows that are comparable in price?
The cost of this line is a slight upgrade from higher end vinyl windows, but a much, much better product and value for a homeowner’s budget.
”The Andersen 100 windows are an especially good product. From their smooth appearance and clean, modern lines to their ease of operation, they’re a superior window. The durability of their finish is outstanding and we’ve had zero problems with this product. It’s an excellent choice,” says Sal Sucato, owner of DunRite Windows & Doors.
What colors are available for the Andersen 100 windows?
Aesthetics are very important to homeowners: they want windows that complement the look and color palette of their home. And one of the best features of the Andersen 100 window is something that simply isn’t available in vinyl windows—the ability to order them with an exterior color that is different from the interior.
Want a black exterior and a white interior? You can do it.
Black interior and exterior? They’ve got that, too.
In addition to black or white, they also have several shades of neutrals that complement the colors of the desert: sandtone and terratone, which we’d compare to a light and dark taupe, and they have a dark bronze color (non-metallic). You can order windows in any combination of these colors for the interior and exterior. The only exception would be terratone, which is only available on the exterior, not the interior.
All colors have a matte finish, never need to be painted, and are guaranteed never to fade, flake, blister or peel since the color is mixed into the composite during manufacturing.
When it comes to color choices for the window hardware, it depends on the type of window and how it operates. Typically it coordinates with the color of the window’s interior frame, but some products also offer hardware in several different metal finishes, such as antique brass or satin nickel.
Specific colors for the frame’s interior and exterior, and its hardware, are determined by the specific window you choose.
What about the glass?
Glass is the most important part of a window, when it comes to energy efficiency, since it has the most exposure to the elements. Andersen 100 windows come standard with low-E glass, which is very important, but they also have several other options to improve efficiency even more.
Their HeatLock® coating reflects heat back into the home, which is useful for homes in Northern Arizona, but perhaps not so much in the Valley. The SmartSun™ upgrade, on the other hand, helps block direct sunlight and UV rays even more than low-E coatings alone can do. You can order both the HeatLock and SmartSun upgrades to get the best of both seasons, winter and summer, but you’ll want to skip their PassiveSun® upgrade, which helps the glass absorb heat and bring it into the home; something that’s not so helpful in the only useful in cold climates, not hot.
Learn more about the Andersen 100 line here, and call or fill out the form belowif you’d like a free in-home estimate. We’ll talk through all of your product options, and how each choice is different. Our prices are highly competitive, and our five-star reputation for great service is hopefully reassuring.
DunRite Windows & Doors has made homeowners in the Phoenix metro area happy since 2001. We install Andersen, Pella, Thermatru, Milgard, Anlin and Masonite brands of windows and doors.