Andersen A Series Replacement Window Review

Andersen A Series Replacement Window Review

Andersen has many window series options so if you’re set on Andersen windows for your home you shouldn’t have any problems finding the right one. In this article, we’ll go over the features of Andersen’s A-Series. You can expect to find the following information in this blog post: 

Construction and Durability

Style and Beauty

Value and Delivery


  • Wood interior and fiberglass and composite exteriors

This series uses solid wood for the interior window sash and frames. Fiberglass and Fibrex material are used for the exterior sash. 


Andersen’s A-Series windows can be used for new construction or in replacement projects.


Windows are available up to 4’ wide and 8’ high. Custom sizes are also available in 1/8” increments.

Energy Efficiency

The A-Series is Andersen’s best performing energy efficient window. The windows in this series have been recognized by ENERGY STAR as some of the most efficient residential window models available in the U.S. and Canada. 


A-Series windows are available in four popular styles and also 34 specialty shapes.

Awning + Casement + Double-Hung + Picture + Specialty

Illustration of an awning window. Awning windows are hinged on top and open out at a 90 degree angle. Illustration of a casement window. Casement windows are hinged on the side and open out at a 90 degree angle. 
Illustration of a double-hung window. Double-hung windows have two operable sashes. Illustration of a picture window. Picture windows are fixed frame windows. They do not open.  


Grilles, or grids, 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. Glass now is made in large sheets and grilles are an aesthetic touch.

Andersen offers grille patterns to match popular architectural styles as well as custom patterns. They also offer four options for grille types:

Full Divided Light

  • They give your window the most authentic look with grilles on the exterior and interior sides of the window as well as an aluminum spacer between the sheets of glass. The spacer creates the full illusion that there are individual panes of glass instead of one sheet.
    Illustration of Full Divided Light grille

Simulated Divided Light

  • This option is similar to the Full Divided Light with grilles on the exterior and interior sides of the window. The exterior grille is permanent and the interior grilles can be permanent or removable. There is no divider between the glass on this option.
    Illustration of Simulated Divided Light Grille

Removable Interior Grille

  • This grille is secured on the interior side of the window so you can remove it when you want to clean your full window.
    Illustration of removable interior window grille.

Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass

  • This option places the grilles between the panes of glass making it easy to clean the exterior and interior sides of the window glass.
    Andersen finelight grilles between-the-glass



Andersen offers its highest performing glass packages for this series including Low-E4 and Triple-Pane glass.

 Andersen A Series Glass options


Hardware Finishes

Andersen A series and 400 series hardware finishes

Hardware for Awning and Casement Windows

Hardware options for awning and casement windows include traditional folding hardware and contemporary folding hardware. Andersen also offers a window opening control device kit that limits how far the sash will open.

Andersen traditional hardware for casement windows Andersen contemporary hardware for casement windows Andersen opening control device kit for casement and awning windows.

Hardware for Double-hung Window

The standard option for a double-hung window is a Lock and Keeper. Andersen also offers a traditional hand lift, bar lift, and finger lifts as well as a contemporary bar lift.

Andersen A Series Lock and Keeper for double-hung windows Traditional lifts Andersen contemporary bar lift for double-hung windows

Tilt Sash

A tilt sash option isn’t available on all windows but it is available as an option for the Double-hung window in the A-Series.

Andersen calls this feature the “Easy Tilt-to-Clean” because that is precisely what a tilt sash is and does. The sash is the part of the window that holds the glass in the frame and on double-hung. In other words, it’s the part that moves up and down when you open the window. On a tilt sash, that part can unlatch from the frame and swing-down so that cleaning the window glass doesn’t involve having to go outside.

Andersen example of tilt-sash window

Exterior Colors

Andersen offers 11 color options for the exterior of the products in the A Series. The great thing about the color options on this series is that you’re not limited to just one color. You are able to customize the look of your window to fit your house even more by combining different colors for the sash, frame, and trim.

Andersen A Series Exterior Paint Colors

Interior Finishes

With the A-Series you have several options in wood species, interior stains and paint colors.

6 Interior Wood Species

Andersen A Series wood species chips

Andersen A Series wood species options

6 Interior Wood Stains

Interior finishes are only available on Pine, Maple, and Oak. Cherry, Mahogany, and Vertical Grain Douglas Fir are only available unfinished. 

Andersen A Series interior wood stain paint swatches

11 Standard Interior Colors 

Andersen A Series Interior Paint Colors



The A-Series is part of Andersen’s luxury windows and doors collection so it is also on the pricier end of windows.


Products in this series are covered by Andersen's Owner 2 Owner Limited Warranty


The lead-time on an A-Series window is about 5-6 weeks. That's about how long it takes to get the window ordered, made, and delivered.

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To learn more about Andersen's A-Series or to download an A-Series brochure, head over to our Andersen A-Series product page. You can find more information about Andersen's other series on our product pages or in the related posts. 

Andersen Windows and Doors – Core Product Line  

100 Series – Composite (Fibrex)
200 Series – Wood
400 Series – Wood

Andersen Architectural Collection – Luxury Line

A-Series – Composite (Fibrex)
E-Series - Wood


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