Andersen Windows now offers custom sizing in its popular 100 Series product line. Adding custom sizing capability to the attributes of the 100 Series product line offers builders and homeowners a powerhouse of product features including third-party-certified environmentally responsible construction, economical pricing and energy-saving performance.
The 100 Series product line was first introduced in January 2009. The company added 100 Series patio doors to the product offering in May 2009. January 2010 sees further expansion with the addition of bronze exteriors available as the company upgrades its Andersen Intelligent Quote (iQ) software version 10.0 quoting tool software later in January.
Recycled content is an important component in the construction of 100 Series products. The overall amount of recycled content per product type is certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) and ranges from a minimum of 18 percent to 24 percent 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 100 Series products with the company’s Fibrex® material. Fibrex material is a highly sustainable structural composite that blends the best attributes of wood fiber 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 windows 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 100 Series windows and patio doors,” said Mark Pominville, product manager at Andersen. “This product line is tailored to the likes and needs of builders and home improvement specialists. Adding custom sizing only enhances its appeal, and we know contractors 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. They are available in more than 1,200 standard sizes and in custom sizing to 1/8 inch. Exterior color options include: White, Sandtone, Terratone®, Cocoa Bean and Dark Bronze, available early in 2010. 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 patterned 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.
Builders and architects appreciate that 100 Series windows can help project teams earn points in the following USGBC LEED credit categories: Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Awareness and Education. Andersen® 100 Series windows meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications in all climate zones.
As a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council and following the intent of LEED programs, Andersen has designed the 100 Series product line to last* and help reduce future waste streams. Fibrex® material is durable and long-lasting*, and pre-consumer scrap material can be reclaimed to make new windows. 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 Sustainable Forestry Initiative or similar organizations.
Andersen Corporation is the largest window and patio door manufacturer in North America, and the Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand among builders in the window and patio door industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1903 and has a strong history of commitment to its business partners, employees, community and environmental stewardship. Andersen was one of the first window manufacturers accepted into the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program. The company employs over 10,000 people and markets products throughout North America and in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
*See the limited warranty for details