Andersen 100 Windows Reviews

The Andersen 100 series is a composite frame that is made from a proprietary blend of vinyl and wood fiber (some contractors say sawdust, but this makes it sound incredibly cheap). The frame is called fibrex, which is used on the 100 series, as well as on the Renewal By Andersen brand (sometimes abbreviated RBA.)

The pros on this window are its looks; it's quite nice looking on the inside and resembles the look of a true wood window (which of course it is to a certain extent). The other nice thing is that it should be available as both a replacement window and as new construction. The 100 series comes in 6 exterior color options; dark bronze, sandtone, white cocoa bean, black and terratone - all of which are going to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

The big question for most consumers is going to be whether this good looking window is worth the price. Without the performance numbers to back it up, it might be a tough sell for money-conscious conusmers.

Review By John M. - Site Editor - 2015

Andersen 100 Series Pricing

The price range for composite windows is roughly $60 to $110 per square foot, which is a pretty wide range. The Andersen 100 series window costs should run $75 to $95 per square foot fully installed, which puts it in the mid to upper end of all composite windows prices. Comparable replacement windows include the Okna 900 Window and Renewal By Andersen (the RBA windows are going to pricier by quite a bit.)

-- Window Itself: $65 to $75 per square foot --

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Andersen 100 Window Ratings

Unfortunately, the performance numbers on this window are not overly impressive. Their single hung window with a LowE 180 glass and argon fills will have a .34 U-factor, .52 SHGC, and .60 VT. While these aren't poor numbers, they do not offer the level of energy efficiency that most consumers would expect for the price.

A high end vinyl window such as the Sunrise Restorations or the Soft-Lite Elements will achieve much better numbers at roughly the same per window price.

Andersen 100 Series Warranty

The Andersen 100 series warranty covers the window glass for a period of 20 years. The components are warrantied for a period of 10 years (this includes items such as the screen, lifts, weatherstripping, balance systems, sash, frame, etc.). The warranty is transferrable from owner to owner, although the warranty also has a laundry list of exclusions that we urge consumers to take a look at before purchasing.

Andersen Windows And Doors has a series of warranties that apply to their different products that they sell so make sure to look at the warranty for the product you are considering purchasing.

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Andersen 100 Window Review

We are purchasing Amsco Renaissance windows in our new home, can you tell me what the U-Factor rating is for these windows.

Lynne - Homeowner - July 29, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

In terms of performance data, the Renaissance scores decent. With the standard low-e glass package, the double hung will deliver a .31 U-factor, .24 SHGC, and a .42 visible transmittance. Upgrading to the better glass package will improve these numbers to a .26 U-factor, .21 SHGC and .37 VT. The first set of numbers is pretty ho-hum, but the upgraded glass numbers are solid. It isn't the best composite frame window out there, but it isn't bad for the price. I actually think the best bargain out there for a composite window is the Andersen 100 series from Home Depot. I think the prices are great, although I wouldn't use their subcontractors. I'd suggest going with a local installer who gets good reviews on something like yelp or angie's list.

Editor Jim R. - July 29, 2016