Should I Buy Andersen Replacement Windows?

Should I Buy Andersen Replacement Windows?

If you're looking to replace your windows, there's no doubt you've heard of or thought about Andersen Windows. They have been building windows for over 115 years, and they consistently rank as the best and most trusted window brand by reputable builders across the US. 

The question is, are Andersen Windows right for your replacement window project? 

Should I buy Andersen replacement windows?

Andersen windows offer first-rate craftsmanship, thousands of design possibilities, and are the most trusted name in windows for your home. However, they do cost more upfront than builder-grade windows. 

What are some common arguments against Andersen windows?

For those who have yet to decide if Andersen is worth it, we know there are multiple concerns when replacing windows with Andersen

Below, we've listed some of the most common arguments for and against such beautiful, well-built replacement windows. 

"They cost too much"

Yes, Andersen windows do cost a good bit of money. The average price for their windows range between $750 and $1,500. The wide range is due to their different product lines, which range from Fibrex to wood-clad windows. 

Look at it this way: your home is made up of the sum of its parts, so why skimp and install builder grade options when you can purchase from the most trusted name in the building industry. With builder grade windows, we've seen two-three year old homes require new windows because the glass is failing and the windows are separating at the joints. 

At the end of the day, you only want to replace your windows once. By choosing Andersen, you can have 100% confidence that these will be the last windows you replace. 

"They're too hard to maintain"

Does it sound like a good idea to neglect the weatherproofing and energy-efficiency elements of your home for years? No - it does not. Like your HVAC, plumbing, and irrigation systems, maintaining your windows and doors should be on your seasonal honey-do list. 

Windows maintain their waterproof properties through exterior sealant that needs to be evaluated on an annual basis. You know it's hot in Texas, and the extreme temperature ranges wreak havoc on exterior sealants. But, you'll need to evaluate the sealants no matter what type of windows you have. Don't be fooled into thinking Andersen windows require any more maintenance than any other brand. Every element in your home requires some level of maintenance.

If you opt for a wood window from Andersen, they do offer replacement parts and pieces. Some window brands don't offer parts that can be swapped out so you have to replace the entire window, which costs you more money in the long run. 

"There are better warranties out there"

We hear this one a lot. Yes - there are better window warranties available. So? Did you buy your car because of the warranty or because you could choose the exterior color, interior leather type and color, custom sound package, and optional moon roof? Warranties are great, but Andersen has been building windows for over 115 years so they know a thing or two about them. 

 

Conclusion

If you're on the fence when deciding between Andersen replacement windows and another brand, we're confident that you won't regret an Andersen purchase. Whether you're looking at their environmentally friendly, Fibrex line or their Architectural Series, it's safe to say Andersen knows their windows. 

Have questions about Andersen windows? We'd love to hear from you.