Andersen offers two product lines to meet any window need you have as a homeowner. This article will review two of their window collections, the 200 Series and the E-Series.
If you’re interested in wood windows both of these series are good options to consider. You’ll find that the biggest difference between the two series is the ability to customize the windows and the cost.
Our comparison will examine:
Both series offer wood windows with weather-resistant exteriors.
- Interior - Wood
- Exterior - Vinyl
Vinyl on its own provides an excellent low-maintenance exterior for any window. In this series, Andersen takes vinyl’s superior weather resistant qualities and pairs it with the wood core as a protective cladding element on the window. This combination of a weather-resistant vinyl exterior, the strength of a solid wood frame, and the beauty of a wood interior performs well beyond what vinyl or wood can achieve on their own.
- Interior - Wood
- Exterior - Aluminum
Aluminum provides a virtually maintenance-free exterior that resists the elements. Its high-definition details and versatility gives Andersen the ability to provide any color you can imagine in practically any shape. They use a process of extruding the aluminum to create a thicker, stronger cladding.
Both 200 Series and E-Series windows are available for new and replacement window projects.
200 Series double-hung windows are offered up to 3’4" wide and 6’ high.
E-Series double-hung windows are available up to 4' wide and 7'6" high. Windows in this series are measured in 1/8th increments to allow customization.
New and well-installed replacement windows should always be more energy efficient than those being replaced, but glass also affects energy efficiency. In fact, glass can affect energy efficiency more than any other part of a window.
Not all glass insulates the same. Andersen offers one of the industry’s widest array of glass options, so you’re sure to find the right choice for your climate and your home.
200 Series and E-Series windows are both Energy Star Certified.
This series offers three window styles:
This series offers 10 style options:
Grilles (or grids) are an aesthetic touch that give your window a more traditional look. Before technology made creating large panes of glass a possibility, glass for windows was made in small individual pieces that were joined together by window grilles.
200 Series Grille Styles:
Simulated Divided Light Grilles: Applied on the exterior and interior sides of the window. The interior grille can be removable, or permanent. The exterior grille is permanent.
Removable Interior Grilles: Fastened on the interior side of the window making them easy to remove and thoroughly clean the glass.
Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass: This option places the grilles between the panes making the interior and exterior glass easy to clean.
E-Series Grille Styles:
Full Divided Light: Permanently applied interior and exterior grilles with a divider between the panes of glass create an authentic grille look.
Simulated Divided Light: This option features fixed grilles on the interior and exterior of the glass creating a similar look as the Full Divided Light grilles.
Removable Interior Wood Grilles: Removable grilles are installed on the interior surface with optional permanently fixed exterior grilles.
Finelight Grilles-Between-the-Glass: Grilles between the glass are the best choice for easy cleaning. In this option, an aluminum grille is placed between two panes of glass.
Because each series is highly customizable, you have a medley of options to create the grille pattern that suits your desires. We’ll look at double-hung windows in each series to illustrate the wide range of style choices.
The following pattern options are available for double-hung windows in the 200 Series:
The following grille patterns are available for E-series double-hung windows:
Glass and energy efficiency go hand in hand. Take a look at the overview of Andersen’s glass offerings and their energy performance below.
There are five glass options for windows in the 200 Series. Each one specializes in a feature to help maximize energy efficiency. For example, Low-E coating offers homeowners technology to help block ultraviolet rays (heat-causing solar rays) and will allow plenty of light into your home.
As the luxury line, the E-Series offers seven glass variations. The Sun option, ideal for southern climates, provides outstanding thermal performance with a subtle tint that blocks out even more heat from the sun.
The sash is the mechanism that moves up and down when you open the window. On a tilt sash, that part unlatches from the frame and swings down. This feature gives you the option of cleaning the exterior of your window from inside your home. This feature is only available on select window styles.
Tilt sash options are only available on double-hung windows for both the 200 and E-Series.
Hardware options in each of these series vary by window style. We’ve laid out a few of the many choices below.
Double-hung windows in the 200 Series includes the Lock & Keeper in the following colors:
Gliding windows have two hardware options (the Classic Series Handle or the Lock & Keeper) in two color options (Stone or White):
Classic Series Handle
Lock & Keeper
Double-hung windows in the E-Series offers two hardware options in the colors below:
Lock & Keeper
French Casement windows give you the option of Crank Handle & Operator Cover as well as the French Casement Lock:
Crank Handle & Operator Cover
French Casement Lock
The vinyl-cladding for 200 Series windows are available in White and Sandstone:
You have 50 standard color choices with E-Series aluminum cladding and you’re also able to create your own custom colors. See a sample of the colors below or visit our E-Series page to see the colors more clearly:
Interior wood is available in a White or Pine finish:
E-Series wood colors allow you endless combinations for your specialty needs. For those interested in simplicity, there are 10 unfinished lumber colors, plus a custom option:
Additionally, wood in the E-Series gives you the option of factory-finish stain options:
Want a vibrantly painted interior? Mix-up your own custom color, or chose from the 14 factory shades:
The 200 Series offers economical options for your window replacement project. Featured in Andersen’s luxury windows collection, the E-Series is on the pricier end of the cost spectrum.
Andersen’s 200 Series and E-Series covered by separate Owner 2 Owner Limited Warranties, you can learn more about them at the links below:
Andersen 200 Series Warranty
Andersen E-Series Warranty
Lead-time for a product depends on the materials and can vary depending on the time of year. These estimates include order placement, creation, and shipment to the dealer.
Your window project is more than a chance to improve insulation and lighting in your residence. The customization options in Andersen’s 200 and E-series are a collection of tools to help showcase the elegance of your home.
Are you ready to start your own beautification project? The professionals at Brennan are ready to help. Contact us at 817-860-9767 to get started!