Andersen Windows, the most trusted brand of windows and doors, introduces Andersen® 100 Series windows and patio doors. The new 100 Series product features environmentally responsible and third-party-certified construction, economical price, and energy-saving performance.
Recycled content is an important component in the construction of 100 Series products. The overall amount of recycled content is certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) and ranges from a minimum of 18% - 24% pre-consumer recycled glass and wood fiber content based on the National Fenestration Rating Council-rated standard window size in single-hung, casement, awning, picture and gliding window styles.
Andersen achieves this by manufacturing the 100 Series from the company’s Fibrex® material. Fibrex material is a highly sustainable structural composite that blends the best attributes of sawdust and polymer – much of it reclaimed directly from Andersen’s manufacturing plant operations. It combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Independent testing has found that Fibrex material has a low thermal expansion and contraction rate, is resistant to rotting and termites, and retains its rigidity and stability in high temperatures.
Andersen 100 Series products also have received SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification for indoor air quality. This level of certification meets North America’s strictest indoor air emission criteria, namely the California Section 01350 Specification, the strictest emission standard in the U.S.
“There’s a lot of engineering that goes into Andersen products and you really notice it in our new 100 Series windows and patio doors,” said Blaine Verdoorn, marketing manager at Andersen. “This product line is tailored to the likes and needs of builders in the West, and we know they and their customers will appreciate its sustainable design.”
Andersen 100 Series windows feature a clean, contemporary design and are available in single-hung, gliding, casement, awning and specialty fixed styles in more than 1,200 sizes and can be specified in more than 20,000 combinations. There are four exterior color options available: White, Sandtone, Terratone®, and Cocoa Bean. All have matte finishes and white interiors.
There are 48 glass options including the new Andersen SmartSun™ Low-E glass, standard Low-E glass, dual-pane and specialty glass. Finelight™ grilles-between-the-glass are available, with a sculpted profile and duplex color capability, so the interior and exterior colors match those of the window.
Windows with SmartSun glass can also help homeowners save money with a tax credit. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009, the legislation allows for significant federal tax credits for “qualified energy efficient improvements,” which includes windows, doors and skylights. Just visit our website at www.andersenwindows.com to find a link to the tax credit information. Or, visit the Energy Star Web site for more information, www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=windows_doors.pr_taxcredits.
Builders and architects will appreciate that 100 Series windows can help earn up to 17 LEED points in the Energy & Atmosphere category, up to 13 LEED points in the Materials & Resources category, and up to 15 LEED points in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. Andersen® 100 Series windows meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications in all climate zones.
As a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Andersen has designed the 100 Series product line to last and reduce future waste streams. Fibrex® material is durable, long-lasting and can be reclaimed to make new windows, and the products are protected by minimal packaging to help reduce cardboard usage, jobsite waste, and shipping costs. Andersen also is committed to using only wood from sources certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or similar organizations.
About Andersen Corporation
Andersen is a privately-owned business and was founded in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived via the St. Croix River. Andersen Corporation, headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, is now an international enterprise employing more than 11,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide.
Andersen® windows and patio doors help increase your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Better yet, if you buy them now, you may qualify for a credit of 30% of the product cost up to $1,500 on your federal income tax*. For more information, visit www.andersenwindows.com.
“ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
* Many Andersen products with High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun glass, High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™ glass will qualify when used for remodeling, replacement or home improvement. Please consult your tax planner and review all IRS guidelines. Andersen is not a tax advisor.
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