Andersen vs. Ply Gem Windows - Replacement Windows Review

Andersen vs. Ply Gem Windows - Replacement Windows Review

When you’re looking for replacement windows for your home, it’s often hard to know which vendor to select - it’s so hard to look at your options without a direct, side-by-side comparison. Well, we’ve decided to make the search process a little easier! In this article, we compare Andersen and Ply Gem offerings directly, pointing you to the product that is best for your home.

Andersen vs. Ply Gem Products

Each brand offers a unique selection of window types. Below, you'll find the product selection from each brand. For more product details, click the link. 

Andersen Ply Gem
Aluminum 2000 Double Hung Window
Vinyl  Double Hung Window (Premium Series - Vinyl)
Fiberglass Double Hung Window (Pro Series - Vinyl)
Wood Single Hung 6100 Series
  5100 Casement Awning Window
  Casement Awning Window (Premium Series - Vinyl)
  Casement Awning Window (Pro Series - Vinyl)
  2000 Sliding Window (Contractor Series - Vinyl)
  Sliding Window (6100 Series - Vinyl)
  Sliding Window (Premium Series - Vinyl)
  Sliding Window (Pro Series - Vinyl)

Andersen vs. Ply Gem Finish Offerings

Each brand and window type vary in which colors are available, both interior and exterior. 

Andersen

Ply Gem

The available window finish colors for Andersen depends on the material. The E-Series Aluminum Clad has the most options (50+), while the 200-Series Vinyl Clad has the least (2). To see the full range of available colors, see this chart. 

Depending on the window purchased, Ply Gem offers a variety of finish options. While some products are only available in a limited number of colors (2), there are windows with up to 11 exterior color options and 5 interior color choices. Click each product's link to learn more about color options. 

Warranty Coverage: Andersen vs. Ply Gem

Both Andersen and Ply Gem want to prioritize one thing above all others: your satisfaction! That's why both vendors offer amazing warranties. However, it's important to know what is and is not covered by both vendor warranties.

Andersen Warranty Coverage Ply Gem Warranty Coverage

Andersen offers the following standard warranty coverage: 

  • 20 years on glass
  • 10 years on operable parts
  • Labor is not included in warranty coverage - warranty not prorated


Ply Gem offers varying warranty coverage depending on the product purchased. To see their warranties, visit their website.

Andersen E Series Windows

Andersen vs. Ply Gem Product Lead Time

When ordering replacement windows, it's important to understand how quickly your product can be made available to you. In industry lingo, this is called lead time. Depending on the manufacturing process and distributor locations, this can vary. 

Andersen Ply Gem
4-8 week lead time 4-8 week lead time

Pricing Differences: Andersen vs. Ply Gem

After taking into account window custom size and shape, average window prices are competitive between the two vendors. 

Andersen Ply Gem
$$$-$$$$$ $-$$$
The average cost of $750-$1,300+ per window The average cost of $200-$750 per window
*Labor is not included

After seeing some of the product information side-by-side, we hope it's easier to make your decision. If you have any further questions or inquiries about product offerings, we'd love to help - give us a call!

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