Andersen vs. Sierra Pacific - Replacement Windows Review

Andersen vs. Sierra Pacific - Replacement Windows Review

When you’re looking for replacement windows for your home, it’s often hard to know which vendor to select. Well, we’ve decided to make the search process a little easier!
In this article, we compare Andersen and Sierra Pacific offerings directly, pointing you to the product that is best for your home. We'll cover a range of topics, including:

Andersen vs Sierra Pacific Window Products

Andersen Window Products


Andersen offers windows constructed of the following materials: wood, Fibrex (a composite material), aluminum, vinyl, or fiberglass.   

Sierra Pacific Window Products

Sierra Pacific offers windows constructed of the following materials: wood, aluminum-clad wood, vinyl, and H3 Fusion Tech (a composite material).

Andersen vs. Sierra Pacific Finish Offerings

Sierra Pacific Windows

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

Andersen Window Finishes

Finish options vary depending 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.

Sierra Pacific Window Finishes 

Finish options vary depending on the material.

Their vinyl line is offered in 14 standard colors.

Aluminum-clad windows are offered in a range of  75 different finishes (58 standard) and in 7 design collections, with color matching available. 

The company also offers wood finish options (9) for All-Wood windows.

To explore all interior & exterior options, visit the Sierra Pacific website. 

Warranty Coverage: Andersen vs. Sierra Pacific

Both Andersen and Sierra Pacific 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

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

Sierra Pacific Warranty Coverage

Depending on the product purchased, Sierra Pacific's Limited Warranty coverage varies.

For details, read more about their warranties.

  • 10 years on painted vinyl and 2604 powder-coated paint
  • 30 years on 2065 powder-coated paint
  • 20 years against glass seal failure
  • 10 years on hardware
  • 2 years on labor for manufacturing defects
  • 20 years for wood rot and insect infestation

Andersen vs. Sierra Pacific 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 Lead Time

  • 4-8 weeks

Sierra Pacific Lead Time

  • Typically 4 weeks
  • 6-8 weeks for specialty items or custom colors

Pricing Differences: Andersen vs. Sierra Pacific

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

*Labor not included

Andersen Pricing

  • $$$-$$$$$
  • The average cost ranges from $500-$1,300+ per window

Sierra Pacific Pricing

  • $$-$$$$$
  • The average cost ranges from $500-$1,300+ per window

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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