In California, it’s not uncommon for weather to range from triple-digit dry spells in the summer to torrential rainstorms powered by the Pacific in the winter. Extreme weather along the Pacific coast and toasty temps in the Southwest take a toll on our homes in these regions. Windows are one of the most critical aspects of your home’s building envelope, providing not only a comfortable indoor climate for you and your family, but also one that’s safe. Without the right materials, windows can warp, blister, peel, or rot – just due to high temperatures or sudden temperature swings. Andersen 100 Series windows and doors are designed to withstand harsh climates, whether you’re replacing, remodeling or building new.
Our 100 Series are made of innovative Fibrex®, a composite material made from PVC and recycled wood, which is a 2x stronger and 12x thicker finish than painted vinyl. It can also withstand temperatures up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, even in dark paint colors, with no need to worry about the bowing, cracking or melting that can happen with vinyl.