In addition to mike’s contribution, I would like to present an abbreviate history of the Anderson window and door company. The importance of which is that Anderson has been an industry leader in innovation and quality for over 110 years. And if for any reason you needed to purchase replacement parts or would like to add more windows or doors in the far off future, you can be assured that they will be available, with the same high quality and reliability.
I personally have own Anderson windows for over 33 years and LOVE them. They are the best valued purchase I have made for my 1947 fixer upper.
“Come Home to Quality, Come Home to Andersen®.”
In 1952 Andersen begins fitting its windows with a first-of-its-kind new Welded Insulating Glass to help provide protection against condensation and frost. It also eliminates the need for a removable storm panel.
In 1960 Silver Line starts producing residential and aluminum windows for both new construction and replacement applications. The Perma-Shield® cladding system makes its debut in 1966. The patented, tough vinyl exterior for wood windows is developed with the help of Italian inventor, Luigi Zanini. The low-maintenance, vinyl-cladding system revolutionized the window industry and created an entirely new category of wood windows, called clad-windows.
In 1991 Andersen develops Fibrex® material, a revolutionary composite made of wood fiber reclaimed from Andersen manufacturing operations and a special thermoplastic polymer, some of which is also reclaimed. Among its features are resistance to rotting, excellent insulation and low thermal expansion in extreme temperatures.
Renewal by Andersen is founded in 1995. The subsidiary offers a fresh approach to window replacement by serving “do-it-for-me” homeowners who want simple, reliable solutions for replacing old windows with low-maintenance, energy-efficient, custom-made windows.
In 1999 Andersen becomes the first window manufacturer to be named an ENERGY STAR® National Window Partner of the Year.
In 2004 Andersen introduces Stormwatch® protections, which are windows and doors designed to resist the effects of high wind and wind-borne debris common in coastal storms.
2008 A new steam generating plant at Andersen’s Bayport production facility provides the ability to use virtually all renewable energy to help power manufacturing operations. The facility is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovative design and environmental stewardship in its own operations. Andersen receives Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody certification (FSC-C016636). This certification is among the first of its kind in the window and door industry and is awarded to companies that meet FSC standards for traceability in their wood supply chain.
2009 Andersen introduces 100 Series windows and doors. Made of Fibrex® material, the 100 Series features environmentally responsible construction, economical pricing and energy-saving performance. Andersen® windows and doors and Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows receive SCS Global Services (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification for indoor air quality. Andersen® and Renewal by Andersen®branded products receive recycled content certification by SCS Global Services (SCS). This certification is among the first of its kind in the window and door industry and states the minimum amount of reclaimed materials used in specific products. Andersen expands its glazing options with a new solar control glass designed to reject unwanted solar heat while allowing the sunlight to stream through. Andersen® SmartSun™ glass helps reduce energy consumption in the home while providing year-round thermal protection and enhanced visibility.
2012 Andersen earns the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award, which is reserved for partners demonstrating outstanding leadership year after year. The award is only given to organizations that have been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years.
2013 Andersen celebrates 110 years as a leader in the building products industry.
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