Frequently Asked Questions


1
Which products offer blinds between the glass?

Many of our windows and doors are available with a blinds between the glass option. Visit our blinds and shades page for more information.

2
Which products offer hurricane protection/impact glass options?

Andersen products with Stormwatch® protection are designed and tested to meet the tough building code requirements in coastal areas. Visit our impact/coastal windows and doors page for detailed product and glass options.

3
How do I get your products installed?
  • Find an Installer: If you’ve decided you want to leave installation to the pros, we can help you find the nearest Andersen retailer that offers window installation services.

  • Do It Yourself: Many DIY-ers successfully tackle their own window replacement projects. Find a dealer near you to purchase your windows and doors for DIY installation.
  • Renewal by Andersen: Window and door replacement couldn't be simpler. Custom-sized windows, a wide variety of options and accessories and best in class service make Renewal by Andersen the easy choice.
4
Can I paint my windows or doors? Where can I find a color-matched paint?
Andersen® windows and patio doors made of Fibrex® material, vinyl, fiberglass, or with a prefinished Flexacron® are manufactured with a low-luster, virtually maintenance-free cladding. Painting is not necessary to protect these products.  However, should a color be desired that is not already offered, these materials may be painted by following these guidelines. Aluminum-clad products cannot be painted. Note: Andersen does not warrant the adhesion or performance of paint over vinyl or other factory-coated surfaces.
5
Can blinds between the glass be replaced if they become damaged?
Blinds between the glass cannot be replaced. A replacement door panel is necessary.
6
What colors are offered with the blinds between the glass option?
Select E-Series windows and doors offer blinds between the glass in almond, tan and white.
400 Series gliding patio doors and 200 Series Perma-Shield® gliding patio doors are available with white blinds between the glass.  
7
Do your windows meet egress standards?

Many national, state and regional building codes have required dimensions for emergency escape and rescue openings, known as egress codes. More information about egress codes and requirements for Andersen® windows and doors can be found here.

9
How do I find the right size?

With a wide array of standard sizing and custom sizing in 1/8" increments, rest assured that Andersen can deliver a window or door that will meet your dimensions. Take a look at these sizing tools to find the specific size information you need.

10
What hardware options are offered for your products?

Andersen offers a variety of window hardware styles and patio door hardware styles in many finish options to match any home.

11
Can I purchase your products unfinished and stain them myself?

Many products are offered with unfinished wood interiors as an option. Please refer to individual product pages to determine availability.

12
Do you offer grilles inside of the glass?
Andersen does offer Finelight™ grilles that are suspended between the panes of glass, allowing you to easily clean both the inside and outside of your windows and doors (select products). See your local dealer or retailer for availability.
13
What warranty is included?
With our exclusive Owner-to-Owner® limited warranties, you get peace of mind, plus real added value.