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How To Identify Older Andersen Windows

Determining what window manufacturer you have in your home is often a difficult task. Often, it isn’t a priority to know who manufactured your windows for your home. Not until there is damage to the window or leaks do we even look at our windows. After time passes of being in the home and leaks or damage to the windows occur, you ask, how to identify older Andersen windows? Andersen windows are the highest quality and longest-lasting window on the market. Locate the etched Andersen logo on the window glass and you will be able to determine the year, make, and model manufactured by Andersen.

Awning window is one of four main Andersen window types
Awning window is one of four main Andersen window types

Features to Identify Andersen Windows

The easiest way to determine if you have an Andersen window is by looking for the logo etched into the corner of the glass. This doesn’t determine the window series but does show if the window is made by Andersen. Using a product identification guide to determine where the product identification label is located and the type of window that you have is vital to successfully replace or update your windows. 

Andersen windows can be recognized by their quality but also by their shape. This company produces a range of unique window designs and has its logo etched into the window glass. In addition, to their unique designs, the windows last a very long time. Minimal weathering, even as old as the windows might be is a distinct difference in an Andersen window vs other manufactured windows.

Let’s take a look at the cost range for replacing the Andersen window styles.

Gliding windows are one of four Andersen window types
Gliding windows are one of four Andersen window types

Cost of Andersen Windows

Now that you know how to identify older Andersen windows, there are a variety of window types. So, let’s take a look at the options for each type of Andersen window.

  • Casement: costs for installation range from $370-$1,600 depending on the series type.
  • Awning: cost for installation ranges from $420-$550 depending on the series type.
  • Double-hung: cost for installation ranges from $298-$515 depending on the series type.
  • Gliding: cost for installation ranges from $328-$1205 depending on the series type.
  • Picture: cost for installation ranges from $215-$280 depending on the series type.
  • Bay Window: cost for installation ranges from $2,045-$2,772 depending on the series type.

Other Recommended Maintenance

While you are busy checking into replacement options for your Andersen windows, consider exploring which ones might leak and why during a rainstorm. This is just another way that might give you more longevity to your windows.

After checking the windows for leaks that might occur during a rainstorm, you will want to check your sliding doors for possible air drafts. Insulating the sliding doors will allow you to keep warm air in during the winter months and cold air in during the summer months.

While you are working towards a solution to your windows, it is also a great idea to take the time to look at areas on the roof, especially the chimney, if you have one. This is important to check in the summer and fall months. You want to make sure that it is not leaking, missing any shingles, and that the chimney is intact. This is a great roof inspection checklist you can use to start!

Lastly, if you are focused on the roof, checking your gutters, or if you do not have gutters, checking how to handle roof runoff without gutters, is vital to the foundation of your home and prevention of leaks or worse, flooding.

Casement window is one of four Andersen window types
Casement window is one of four Andersen window types

When Do I Call A Professional

Call a professional if you need help with your windows. Understanding which windows make sense for your home, based on where you live is important. A professional wants to help you and often can save you money by directing you to the right window product. In addition, a professional contractor will need to install the replacement windows and check for leaks and seals of the current windows.

Conclusion

Finding the right windows can be difficult to figure out and know which one is right for the home. There are a variety of types of Andersen windows as discussed above. Deciding what you need for the home is a big decision and keeping up the maintenance is even more important. Reach out to Colorado Inspection Team can take a look at your windows during a home inspection in Castlerock, CO, and the Front Range areas.

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