When you break down the window and patio door selection process, it’s really not that complicated. Andersen simplifies it into four basic steps. Start by picking the types of windows and doors you want. Then choose glass. Next, choose your exterior and interior options. Finally, enhance your selections with grilles, hardware and accessories. Andersen makes the process easy and the final product exquisite.
1. SELECT YOUR WINDOW AND DOOR TYPES
A double-hung window has two vertically sliding sash in a single frame. Double-hungs lift open while remaining flush with the wall, making them ideal around patios, decks and walkways.
Casement windows are hinged windows that, with a turn of a crank, open outward to the right or to the left. Casements are common above kitchen sinks for areas where full venting windows are desired, and give you flexibility to group in stunning combinations.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward. They catch breezes from the left or right and are often used above, below or alongside stationary windows.
Gliding windows feature two sash, with at least one of the sash sliding horizontally past the other. They give you the advantages of double-hung windows with a more contemporary look.
Stationary windows, as the name states, are windows that don’t open. Often referred to as picture windows, they’re typically used to provide maximum light and an unobstructed view, and are often combined with venting windows.
Specialty windows are stationary windows characterized by their special shapes, including curves and dramatic angles. They can make a signature statement in your home and provide a delicate lighting accent.
Bay and bow windows are window combinations that project outward from a home. These dramatic combinations can add space, volume and light to a room and add more personality to any home.
PATIO DOOR TYPES
With at least one panel that glides smoothly past another door panel, you’ll get more room where you need it—inside or out.
To save room in smaller areas such as balconies, patios and decks, you’ll love the space-enhancing benefits of inswing patio doors.
With panels that open outward, these doors give you more usable space inside your room.
Sidelights & Transoms
Expand your hinged patio door with elegant combinations, including sidelights, transoms and stationary door panels.
2. CHOOSE YOUR GLASS
Glass can affect energy efficiency more than any other part of a window or patio door—and not all glass performs the same. Some types of glass do a better job at insulating your home. Others provide greater clarity. You can even choose glass to filter out specific kinds of light. Andersen offers one of the industry’s widest arrays of glass options, so you’re sure to find the right choice for your climate and your home.
No matter what type of project you’re doing, choosing your glass is key. Andersen® high-performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, for example, blocks unwanted solar heat while allowing light to stream through. The result is lower energy costs and protection for furniture, carpets and drapes by blocking out 95 percent of the damaging ultraviolet rays that can cause fading. All Andersen low-E glass is available in four decorative patterns that let in light while obscuring vision while adding a unique touch to your home. Explore Andersen glass options >
3. CHOOSE YOUR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR OPTIONS
EXTERIOR WINDOW OR DOOR COLOR
Andersen windows and doors are available in a variety of colors to match, complement or contrast your home’s exterior. No matter what color you might be looking for, Andersen has a solution.
Optional Andersen exterior trim is available in 11 colors, so you can match or complement your window or door colors to create a variety of looks. Made of Fibrex® material, our trim never needs painting, and it won’t fade, flake, blister, chalk or peel no matter what the climate (see warranty for details).
The interiors of all Andersen windows and patio doors are available in unfinished stain-grade pine or with a long lasting, low-maintenance white finish. Frenchwood® patio doors and Woodwright® windows can also be ordered with unfinished oak or maple interiors. Perma-Shield® patio door interior colors match exterior colors.
4. ADD STYLE WITH GRILLES, CHOOSE YOUR HARDWARE AND ENHANCE WITH ACCESSORIES
With a wide and ever-expanding array of Andersen® hardware choices, glass options, grille styles and more, you’re sure to find what you need to personalize the place you call home. View all Andersen options and accessories >
Andersen grilles add character to any home and are available in a wide selection of standard patterns, semi-custom patterns or custom patterns for a truly signature look.
Grilles influence style, and the choices at Andersen are endless. You can use grilles to make your casement windows look like double-hung windows. Or you can match existing grille patterns. If you want to match existing windows, it’s a good idea to take a picture of your current windows before seeing your contractor or Andersen dealer.
With Andersen windows, the hardware you choose does more that just provide mechanical functions. It enhances the overall design of your windows and harmonizes with your home’s cabinetry and décor. At Andersen, we design hardware ranging from the traditional and classical to simple and contemporary.
With Andersen, you have a beautiful array of hardware styles and finishes to enhance your home’s décor. If you’re replacing or remodeling, it’s important to choose finishes that best complement the hardware you already have. Look at your lighting, plumbing, cabinetry and other areas for guidance.
Choose Andersen patio doors, and you’ll enjoy a wider selection of hardware styles and finishes that you’ll find with just about any other manufacturer. We offer six distinctively different styles—Yuma®, Encino®, Anvers®, Newbury®, Covington™ and Whitmore®—in diecast zinc with durable powder-coated finishes. Also, be sure to check out our additional hardware options such as exterior keyed locks, matching hinged finishes and more.
Bring a whole new level of protection and style to your windows and doors with Andersen insect screens—including the innovative TruScene® insect screen technology. You can also add beauty and enhance your home's style with elegant art glass panels.
With art glass from Andersen, you can enhance a transparent look, express your individuality or add a touch of elegance. These finely crafted inserts are designed to fit more Andersen windows and patio doors.
Each of the four patterns inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright remains true to the principles of Wright’s original work: simplicity, unity and nature.
Give your home a classic look with five different styles that represent major architectural design themes from the late 1800s through the 1930s, as well as a Southwestern-inspired design.
Two designs influenced by 20th-century American and European architectural schools feature striking visual patterns that evoke an extraordinary blend of art and nature.