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Andersen 100 vs. 400 Series Comparison

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Shopping for new windows can be challenging, especially when there are so many great options to choose from. Andersen has a variety of product lines, and here at Opal Enterprises, we carry three different Andersen brand window series:

  • 100 Series
  • 400 Series
  • A-Series

If you want to purchase Andersen Windows to renew the look of your home, we offer 35% off labor and a lifetime labor guarantee! But before you commit to new windows, we encourage you to compare Andersen 100, 400, and A-Series. That way, you’ll be sure to make the right choice. Also, feel free to view and share our handy guide below.

thermal reader checking window’s energy efficiency

A thermal reader checking a window’s energy efficiency. Andersen 400, 100, and A-Series windows will all help block heat transfer into your home, lowering your utility bills.

100 Series Replacement Windows

Andersen 100 Series is a high-quality alternative to vinyl windows. They’re made of a revolutionary composite material called Fibrex, which is two times stronger than vinyl. These windows offer superior insulation properties, helping to maintain a stable thermic environment in your home.

Consider the 100 Series windows for their superior durability, energy efficiency, and eco-friendliness.

100 Series Window Materials

Fibrex material is a proprietary composite developed by Andersen and is exclusive to their products. It’s made up of 40% wood fiber and 60% thermoplastic polymer.

Most of the Fibrex material used in constructing these windows is reclaimed, making it sustainable and earth friendly. It also reduces volatile organic compounds (VOC) gas emissions because no painting or wood treatments are needed.
Andersen Fibrex material is amazingly tough and will not blister, peel, flake, or fade — even under extreme weather conditions.

Color and Style Options

Compared to the 400 and A-Series, Andersen’s 100 Series has a more limited number of color choices. However, the available options are stunning and sure to compliment your home’s exterior. Andersen 100 Series windows have the following color options:

  • Six exterior colors
  • Four interior colors

The 100 Series is an excellent pick if you’re looking for style and flexibility because it has a wide range of style options to choose from:

  • Awning
  • Casement
  • Single-hung
  • Gliding
  • Picture
  • Specialty

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400 Series Replacement Windows

Andersen’s 400 Series replacement windows are consistent best-sellers and are a favorite among contractors. Compared to Andersen’s 100 Series, the 400 Series is more energy efficient. That means they can save you more on monthly heating and cooling costs.

400 Series Window Materials

Andersen’s 400 Series windows have elegant wood interiors and rugged Perma-Shield® exteriors. Andersen formulated Perma-Shield® in 1966 to merge the beauty of wood with durable, weather-resistant vinyl.
Thanks to their strong Perma-Shield® exterior and solid wood interior construction, 400 Series windows are resilient enough to last for many years. They’re also low-maintenance, with exteriors that never require painting.

Color and Style Options

As mentioned earlier, Andersen’s 400 Series offers more color choices than the 100 Series. When comparing the two, you’ll also notice that the 400 Series boasts more material options.

The 400 Series is also a well-liked choice for wood interior windows. If you’re considering the 400 Series, you’ll get the choose from the following color options:

  • Seven exterior colors
  • Three interior colors
  • Three interior wood species

This series also has the most extensive style range among our three Andersen Window selections:

  • Awning
  • Casement
  • Double-hung
  • Gliding
  • Picture
  • Specialty
  • Bays and bows

Andersen’s A-Series

Now that we’ve compared Andersen’s 100 and 400 Series windows, it’s time to look at the company’s A-Series. The A-Series is Andersen’s premium window line. What sets this series apart is the attention to architectural detail, premium construction, and wide selection of colors and woods.

The A-Series is also the best-performing and most energy-efficient window series from Andersen. It incorporates HeatLock® technology and triple-pane glass, making it an excellent choice for anyone seeking a top-quality window.

Andersen triple-pane windows offer a high-quality design that ensures that your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work more to keep your home at a consistent temperature. Due to Andersen’s energy efficiency, you won’t be dealing with high energy bills every month.
Working with a top-rated window contractor will ensure that the new windows are installed correctly and meet maximum efficiency standards for an extended period.

A-Series Window Material

Like the 400-Series, A-Series windows also feature beautiful natural wood interiors. That being said, their exteriors are unique due to their fiberglass and Fibrex composite. This ultra-strong, durable material seals out harsh external elements and will never corrode, fade, peel, or blister.

Color and Style Options

While Andersen’s 100 and 400 Series windows boast some incredible features, the A-Series has the most color, wood, and finish options of any Andersen Window series. You’re almost guaranteed to find an A-Series window that blends seamlessly with your home’s exterior and interior. Choose from:

  • Eleven exterior colors
  • Seven interior colors
  • Six interior wood species
  • Six interior wood finishes

The A-Series is a sought-after preference among architects and designers who use it to create an authentic architectural style. This series is available in a slightly more limited number of window styles, including:

  • Awning
  • Casement
  • Double-hung
  • Picture
  • Specialty

Comparison of Andersen Windows Series - 100, 400, and A Series

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Our Team Can Help You Choose the Right Andersen Windows for Your Home

Installing new windows is a serious investment. When you commit to a window replacement purchase, you want to be sure that you’ve made the right choice. The right windows should appeal to your sense of style, match the aesthetic of your home’s interior and exterior, and come with features that make your home more comfortable.

We want your new windows to fulfill all of your home renovation goals. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping homeowners find the perfect windows. If you’re interested in comparing Andersen’s 100, 400, and A-Series windows further, we’d love to help.

We have showrooms in Naperville and Des Plaines. Why don’t you stop by and let our friendly staff walk you through all the amazing Andersen window options we carry? Once we’ve found the right windows for you, we can provide an estimate and schedule your installation!

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Our Installation Technicians Are Highly Trained

Andersen Windows & Doors is discerning about who it chooses as an authorized dealer. At Opal Enterprises, we are proud to have earned the honor of becoming factory-trained to install Andersen’s highest-performing replacement windows, including 100, 400, and A-Series windows.

We only employ the most skilled installation technicians in Illinois. Our techs have all received rigorous training and know the best practices for Andersen 100, 400, and A-Series window installation. They’ll install your new windows with precision and care, ensuring they’re set up to function properly.

Our courteous technicians will cause as little interruption to your day as possible. Once they’re finished putting in your new windows, they’ll gladly answer any questions you have about operating or maintaining them.

Lifetime Labor Warranty

You’ll receive a lifetime labor warranty if you hire us to install new doors, siding, or Andersen windows. Please note that this warranty only applies to defects that occur during the installation process. If you have an issue with the product itself, you’ll have to contact Andersen about their warranty offerings.

If you notice an issue you believe occurred during installation, our lifetime labor warranty can help you get the adjustments you need to feel satisfied with your new windows. Simply fill out the form on our service request page to activate your warranty.

Schedule a Consultation Today to Learn More About Anderson Windows

Working with the team at Opal Enterprises makes comparing Andersen’s 100 and 400 Series windows easy. Our friendly representatives can walk you through the colors, materials, and hardware options that Andersen offers. Once you’ve made your decision, we’ll make sure your windows are installed correctly, so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Our Andersen Dealer status allows us to offer homeowners the best prices on a wide selection of Andersen windows. We understand how expensive home renovation can be, so we strive to provide clients with affordable products and installations. Schedule a free appointment to learn more about our products and our reasonable prices.

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