Andersen 100 vs E-Series Windows Review

Andersen 100 vs E-Series Windows Review

Andersen is one of the most well-regarded window companies in North America. They offer several window options at various price points to meet the needs of all homeowners. We know price and quality matter so in this post, we’ll compare two of Andersen’s window series to show you how Andersen products differ from one price point to another. Keep reading to learn more about Andersen 100 vs E-Series windows. 

Andersen 100 vs E-Series Windows

We’ll show you side-by-side comparisons in this post. You can use the links below to skip ahead to a particular section or visit each series’ product page to download a brochure (one brochure from each series will detail all the windows in the collection). 

Download brochures for each product series on our Andersen Windows pages:

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Materials

The 100 Series windows are also known as Fibrex® windows. Fibrex® windows are a composite window made from wood and vinyl fibers, Andersen makes these as an alternative to vinyl windows.

Windows in the E-Series collection are made with wood interiors and aluminum cladding exteriors. Wood windows are among the most expensive options but they’re also a beautiful choice. Homeowners with very traditional homes should consider wood windows for an authentic architectural look. The aluminum cladding on these windows means less maintenance than traditional wood windows and more protection against wind and rain. 

100 Series

E-Series

Frame Construction: Fibrex® Interior & Exterior

Frame Construction: Wood protected by aluminum exterior

Interior Wood Species Options: 10 options

  • Pine
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Cherry
  • Mahogany
  • Vertical Grain Douglas Fir
  • Alder
  • Walnut
  • Mixed Grain Douglas Fir
  • Hickory
  • Custom (Specialty request)

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Color Options

Color is a major decision. The color of your windows is noticeable on the exterior and interior of your home. If you have a particular design and color in mind your choice of color may limit your product options. Fortunately, Andersen offers more color options than many brands. 

As an alternative to vinyl, the 100 Series windows are available in a variety of neutral colors including the popular black interior and black exterior combination. As for E-Series windows, aluminum exteriors are available in over 50 options with custom color matching also available. 

100 Series

E-Series

Interior Colors:

  • White
  • Sandtone
  • Dark Bronze
  • Black

Exterior Colors: 

  • White
  • Sandtone
  • Terratone
  • Dark Bronze
  • Black

Factor-Finished Stain Options: 9 options

Painted Interiors: 14 options

Exterior Colors: 50 standard colors + 7 anodized finishes

Andersen 100 Series Color Combinations

Andersen E-Series Color Options

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Operation Styles

Andersen covers all the basic window styles in the 100 Series and offers many more options in the E-Series. One style that stands out are the hung windows, single-hung and double-hung. Hung windows are extremely common in our area and double-hung windows with tilt-sashes are popular on two-story homes because they are easier to clean than non-tilt windows. The 100 Series single-hung windows don’t have a tilt sash but E-Series windows do. 

100 Series

E-Series

Operating Styles: 6

  • Awning
  • Casement
  • Gliding
  • Picture
  • Single-Hung
  • Specialty Shapes (12)

Operating Styles: 10

  • Awning
  • Push-Out Awning
  • Bay & Bow
  • Casement
  • French Casement
  • Push-Out Casement
  • Double-Hung
  • Gliding
  • Picture
  • Specialty Shapes (25)

100 Series Operating Styles:

E-Series Operating Styles:

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Hardware

Hardware styles and finishes can make a big impact on the look of your windows. Andersen offers a few options but they vary by window style. 

Window Styles That Share The Same Hardware:

  • Awning & Casement Windows
  • Hung and Gliding Windows

To learn about specific hardware options available for windows in each series please visit individual product pages.

100 Series

E-Series

Finishes: 6

  • Antique Brass
  • Black
  • Dark Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Sandtone 
  • White

Finishes: 10

  • Antique Brass
  • Black
  • Bright Chrome
  • Bronze
  • Gold
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Pewter
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • White

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Warranty

Good warranties from established companies offer more security for your product than warranties from new companies. Larger established companies have the infrastructure to help you when you need to file a claim. Warranties are often a major deciding factor for homeowners so it’s important to consider the reputation of the company and understand what problems are covered by the warranty and how. 

Andersen details the specific coverage for individual parts of a window in their warranty documents. We’ve included links to Andersen’s warranties for 100 Series and E-Series windows in the table below. 

100 Series

E-Series

Manufacturer’s Warranty:

Owner-2-Owner Limited Warranty↗

Manufacturer’s Warranty:

Owner-2-Owner Limited Warranty↗

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What Do We Recommend?

The choice between Andersen’s 100 series and E-Series is usually clear to homeowners. These products are very different from material to customization options. The 100 Series products are extremely popular and work well in all homes and all climates, it’s also the least expensive option offered by Andersen. The E-Series windows are beautiful and perfect for homes with existing wood windows or for homeowners who want wood windows. E-Series windows offer lots of flexibility in terms of design that you can’t get with the 100 Series windows.

Both are great options and you should choose the product that best fits your home’s design and your budget. 

Brennan Enterprises offers window sales and installation services to homeowners and businesses in North Texas, give us a call or fill out a form to schedule your free in-home virtual consultation.