Andersen 100 Series 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.
The Andersen 100 Window Series gets a 4.3 out of 5 star rating.

Andersen 100 vs 400

Review By John M. - Site Editor

Last Update: February 2, 2024

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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 Series Reviews

I plan on replacing fourteen of my windows at my townhome, which is right next to a loud road. I'm mostly interested in the noise reduction of new replacement windows. I have three price bids and would love to hear your recommendations and advice. This is the window/price only, no installation is included in these quotes. It's for 10 double hungs.

Anderson 100 Price Quote: $7.6K (this includes an stc upgrade)
Simonton 5500 Price Quote: $6.9K
Pella 250 Price Quote: $6700 (Pella 250 Series Reviews)

Kelly - Homeowner - November, 2023

Website Editor's Answer

Kelly, I like the Simonton 5500 option. I think they are all decent quotes to be quite honest with you.

Editor John - November, 2023

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Andersen 100 vs 400

Andersen 100 vs 400 - how do these two series stack up against one another? First off, the 100 series is a fibrex composite, while the 400 is made with a real wood interior. So right there, they are nothing alike from the material perspective. The 100 is sold through some dealers, but is mostly sold in the big box stores like Home Depot. The Andersen 400 series is sold through exclusive dealers and is considered a pretty high end window.

Looks wise, both of these series are quite nice looking. Andersen always does a great job in terms of their product aesthetics. Price wise, the 100 series is gonna run maybe $600 to $850 fully installed, while the 400 series will run more like $1500 to $2500 fully installed.

Bottom Line: The 100 composite is less expensive and not as good a quality as the 400 wood clad series, which is expensive but very nice looking.

Editor John M.

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Anderson 100 vs. Jeld-Wen V-4500 Premium

John, I have 17 vinyl windows new construction (5 fixed windows 6x7’) that need to be replaced.

Have looked at :
Anderson 100
Jeld-Wen V-4500 Premium
Privia Endure

Todd - Homeowner - March, 2022

Website Editor's Answer

Todd, the ProVia Endure is an excellent vinyl window. The Andersen 100 is a good composite window. The Jeld Wen is "just okay" vinyl window.

Here is my additional list of great windows: [List Redacted -- contact (John) his great window option.]

Editor John - March, 2022

Anderson 100 Series

Contractor came to the house he offered Anderson 100 series I'm waiting for his call back with the actual Specs he's telling me it could be between $9,000.00 to $10,000 Is that a good price?

My zip code is 10314. Thank you again looking forward to your reply.

Susana - Homeowner - June, 2020

Website Editor's Answer

Susana, the Andersen 100 series is the much preferred option for that price over the Simonton 6500 or the Reliabilt 3900. Quite a good window in combination with quality installation.

Editor Jim R. - June, 2020

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

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