American Craftsman 50 Windows Reviews
The American Craftsman 50 window is an economy vinyl window that is sold almost exclusively sold through the big box stores such as Home Depot. American Craftsman by Anderson are typically available in much of the eastern part of the United States with the exception of Florida. All in all, the 50 model is not a very well made unit - I would suggest that you take a look at our best cheap replacement windows page for a list of budget windows that may work better.
From the consumer standpoint, Home Depot offers excellent pricing, typically a price point that cannot be matched by local distributors. On the downside, HD will not offer the sort of specialized customer service, customization options and quality of installation that can be accessed through a local distributor. My suggestion for budget conscious consumers looking at the American Craftsman 50 window is to purchase the window through Home Depot if they have your size and options, and then find a quality independent installer, instead of using the HD subcontractors, who are typically paid at a low per window rate.
Standard features on the 50 Series window include dual weatherstripping and a beveled exterior frame. The double hung model does include a tilt in option on both the bottom and the top sashes for easier cleaning. The single hung model includes this tilt in feature on the lower sash. The window is available as a double hung, single hung, casement, awning, fixed picture window, as well as in several specialty shapes. Many times, if consumers do you want custom features, sizes or styles, they will have to special order it with delivery times typically in the 3 to 4 week timeframe.
The American Craftsman 50 series can be ordered in a white or beige on both the interior or exterior frame, as well as in a white or beige interior cam lock. Consumers can choose from three different grill options, including a Contour, Simulated divided Light, and a Flat style. There are a whole host of grill patterns that can help enhance the look of the 50 series, including styles such as Diamond, Prairie, Estate, Colonial and Farmhouse. Consumers can opt for a number of different glass upgrades, including a low E, low E3, tempered glass (laminated glass), obscure glass, and a low E low solar glass.
Review By John M. - Site Editor - 2015