What are the differences between Andersen 100, 400, and A series windows?
Window shopping can be tricky with so many great options to choose from. Andersen Windows has 3 different series that we carry here at Opal Enterprises: 100 Series, 400 Series, and A Series. Let’s go over what makes each one special. Also, be sure to view and share our handy guide below!
Andersen 100 Series is a superior alternative to vinyl windows, because they are made of Fibrex material (a revolutionary composite). Fibrex material is made with 40% wood fiber and 60% thermoplastic polymer. Most of the Fibrex material is reclaimed, making it sustainable and earth friendly. It also reduces VOC emissions because there are no wood treatments or painting needed. Andersen Fibrex material is amazingly tough and will not fade, blister, peel, or flake. 100 Series Windows are highly durable, energy efficient, and eco-friendly.
Andersen 400 Series windows have beautiful wood interiors and tough Perma-Shield® exteriors. The Perma-Shield exterior was formulated by Andersen in 1966 to enable wood windows to have tough vinyl exteriors. Perma-Shield exteriors are low maintenance and do not require any painting. The 400 Series is a popular choice for wood interior windows, and they offer more color options than the 100 Series. They also have trim color options, which the 100 Series does not.
A Series – Architectural Series
A Series is Andersen’s premium window line. Like the 400-Series, A-Series also features wood interiors. What sets this series apart is the attention to architectural detail, premium construction, and wide selection of colors and woods. The exterior of A Series is unique because it’s a composite of fiberglass and Fibrex. This series is a popular choice among architects and designers seeking to create an authentic architectural style. A Series is also the best performing and most energy efficient window series from Andersen, making it a great choice for anyone seeking a top-quality window. A Series has the most color, wood, and finish options of all the Andersen Windows series.