Andersen Windows: The Cadillac of the Window Industry

Andersen Windows have been the standard in wood-framed windows for over 100 years. Often called "the Cadillac of the window industry", the 3700 employees at Andersen's 63-acre plant in Bayport, Minnesota, prefer to say that Cadillac is "the Andersen of the automobile industry." Andersen Windows utilizes a nationwide network of wholesale distributors who supply the products to lumberyards and home improvement stores.

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Andersen Windows was founded in 1903 as the Andersen Lumber Company. It is privately held by family and employees. In 1904, founder Hans Anderson revolutionized the window industry with his standardized, mass-produced window frame, dubbed the "10 minute window." Innovation remains the company's watchword. Innovations include the casement window in 1932, Narroline double-hung windows in 1934, the gliding window in the 1940s, the Flexi-vent awning window in the 1950s, the gliding door in 1964, Perma-shield vinyl cladding in 1966, "Window of Knowledge" software for retailers in 1994, and Fibrex material in 1995.

Anderson Windows Styles and Pricing

Andersen window styles are as follows:

  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Double-hung
  • Gliding
  • Picture
  • Transom
  • Bay
  • Bow
  • Specialty (includes circle top, elliptical, round, oval, octagonal, arch, gothic, and many more)

The best-selling line is the 400 series, available in almost any style and size. The 200 series economizes by offering fewer styles and sizes. There are also an Architectural series and an A series, which are custom orders only.

Listed starting prices for 400 series windows are:

  • Casement--$391
  • Awning--$422
  • Double-hung--$395
  • Gliding--$927
  • Picture--$465
  • Transom--201
  • Circle top--$531
  • Bay--$1,502

For the 200 series, representative listed starting prices are:

  • Double-hung--$371
  • Gliding--$330
  • Picture--$262
  • Transom--$159
  • Circle Top--$461

Representative Architectural series listed starting prices are:

  • Casement--$1,009
  • Awning--$1,078
  • Double-hung--$2,301




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