Architects and builders can now select from an enhanced line of Andersen®
400 Series double-hung windows with Stormwatch®
protection. New for 2007 are the addition of a monolithic impact-resistant glass option and retractable interior sash brackets designed to better integrate the window’s increased coastal performance features with the aesthetics of today’s home designs.
“We continue to enhance our Stormwatch product line based on ongoing testing and feedback from our customers,” said Shawn Aherns, window and door marketing manager at Andersen. “No matter how well you design a product, to make it truly world-class you need to evaluate the insights from the people who use it.”
Those customer insights have led to redesigned, hide-away interior sash brackets on Andersen 400 Series double-hung windows with impact-resistant glass. When engaged, the brackets add support at the critical check rail and sill locations and are required to help double-hung windows withstand impacts from wind borne debris and increased design pressures. The new brackets can be retracted into the window jamb when not in use to provide an attractive, unobstructed appearance.
Also new is the addition of a monolithic impact-resistant glass option to Andersen 400 Series double-hung windows with Stormwatch protection. Monolithic glass is a key component in windows and doors designed for Florida coastal environments. The glass is reinforced with a clear plastic laminate sandwiched between two panes of glass. It resists impact, forced entry, sun damage and unwanted noise.
Andersen products with Stormwatch protection feature design pressure upgrades and extensive glass options, including High-Performance™ Low-E4™ and High-Performance Low-E4 Sun impact-resistant glass, as well as clear and tinted monolithic impact-resistant glass.
Andersen® products with Stormwatch® protection also offer many structural enhancements including special fasteners, increased silicone glazing and frame, sash and panel reinforcements to help guard against harsh coastal weather conditions.
The Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand in the window and patio door industry. For a local dealer, more information or a copy of the Andersen limited warranty, visit our warranty section online, or call 1-800-426-4261.