Coastal & Impact

Hurricane protection that delivers

Living on the coast comes with a lot of benefits. Worrying about the safety of your home during hurricane season isn't one of them. Our hurricane strength* windows and patio doors are designed, engineered and manufactured to withstand severe coastal weather conditions. Andersen® windows and doors with Stormwatch® protection offer our greatest level of hurricane strength* protection for your coastal home.

*Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 I.S.2/A440-08. Performance values vary by product line. View Product Performance Data. See your local code official for building code requirements in your area.

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Andersen® Products Rate #1 in Performance*

*2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects

Tested to last

Coastal products

A-Series

E-Series

Big doors

400 series

100 series

A-Series impact windows & doors

A-Series products with Stormwatch® protection feature exterior composite materials that withstand corrosive coastal conditions while providing classic architectural styles.

  • Our most energy-efficient coastal windows and doors
  • Hidden structural reinforcements that don’t sacrifice aesthetics
  • Available in 11 exterior colors and 12 interior finishes
  • Choose from a variety of hardware, grille and impact-resistant glass options
  • Optional exterior trim to enhance your home’s appearance
  • Hurricane strength protection designed to satisfy*1:
    • ASTM/E1886/E1996 large missile test
    • TAS 201, 202, 203 large missile test for High Velocity Hurricane Zone
    • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2 A440-08

*See your local code official for building code requirements in your area

1Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 I.S.2/A440-08. Performance values vary by product line. View Product Performance Data

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E-Series impact doors**

Made to exact specifications for unmatched design flexibility and freedom utilizing a wide range of options and accessories for a beautiful blend of form and function that will stand up to harsh coastal conditions.

  • Made to exact specifications for unmatched design flexibility and freedom
  • 50 standard exterior colors, anodized finishes and custom colors
  • Wide variety of wood species and interior finishes
  • Choose from a variety of hardware and grille options
  • Available with several monolithic and impact resistant insulated glass options
  • Hurricane strength protection designed to satisfy*1
    • ASTM/E1886/E1996 large missile test
    • TAS 201, 202, 203 large missile test for High Velocity Hurricane Zone
    • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2 A440-08

*See your local code official for building code requirements in your area

**As of January 31, 2022, E-Series windows with StormWatch® protection have been discontinued. Please discuss other Andersen coastal product solutions with your local Andersen supplier.

1Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 I.S.2/A440-08. Performance values vary by product line. View Product Performance Data

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Coastal liftslide door

Panel options include: stacking, pocketing and corner configurations

  • Rough openings as wide as 43', panels up to 60 sq ft.
  • Available with several monolithic and impact-resistant insulated glass options
  • Hallmark certified rating for air, water and structural performance
  • Heavy-duty aluminum framed bottom gliding, 1 3/8” thick, insect screens available
  • Tested to the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) at a PG45 level
  • Tested to TAS and ASTM Impact standards at PG80 (DP +80/-80) for 8' tall and smaller doors and PG45 (DP+45/-55) for 12' tall doors
  • Coastal ratings for oversized panels to TAS (Miami-Dade protocol) and ASTM standards
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Coastal Folding Doors

  • Contemporary 3 11/6” panel profile maximizes light and view
  • Units built as tall as 10’ with FL Product Approvals, and Hallmark certification
  • Rough openings as wide as 24', panels up to 28.75 sq ft.
  • Panels up to a maximum 48" wide to 7' 6 5/8" tall, 45 1/4" wide to 8' tall, 40" wide to 9' tall and 36" wide to 10' tall
  • vPG Upgrade (PG50) option or Impact glass options with high performance impact-resistance glass or monolithic impact-resistance glass
  • Standard AAMA 2605 exterior finish
  • Multi-point, corrosion resistant, locking system secures the door firmly
  • Standard concealed shoot bolt hardware available in brushed stainless steel or bronze stainless steel
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Coastal Pivot Doors

Designed for large, spectacular openings including Entranceways

  • Pivot hardware eliminates side hinges and enables panel width up to 5' wide or as tall as 10' high
  • FL approval and Hallmark certified to PG 60 with multi-point locking activated by single lever handle (no additional shoot bolts required)
  • Available with high performance impact-resistance or mono laminated glass
  • Patented High Performance, water rated flush sill, designed for ADA/FFHA threshold requirement
  • Inswing or outswing, single doors
  • Lock rail configurations available
  • Opaque and solid panels available
  • NFRC rated for aluminum wood-clad panels
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400 Series impact windows

An excellent value for the money. With technology that has been successfully used in coastal environments for over 50 years, these products provide reliable performance in the harshest weather conditions.

  • 400 Series coastal windows provide an excellent value with reliable performance in the harshest weather conditions
  • Perma-Shield® exterior vinyl cladding resists salt spray and sea air, available in 7 colors and never needs painting
  • Choose from a variety of hardware and grille options
  • Enhance window beauty with exterior trim
  • Available with several monolithic and impact-resistant insulated glass options
  • Hurricane strength protection designed to satisfy*1:
    • ASTM/E1886/E1996 large missile test
    • TAS 201, 202, 203 large missile test for High Velocity Hurricane Zone
    • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2 A440-08

Not all 400 Series products are available with Stormwatch® protection or satisfy HVHZ testing requirements. Please contact your Andersen dealer for details.

*See your local code official for building code requirements in your area

1Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 I.S.2/A440-08. Performance values vary by product line. View Product Performance Data

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100 Series Products with PG Upgrade

For coastal regions where weather is a concern and higher performance requirements are needed, boost your 100 Series products with a PG50 upgrade.

  • 100 Series products are made of composite Fibrex® material which is 2X stronger and more durable than vinyl and environmentally responsible
  • Fibrex material blocks thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum to help reduce heating and cooling bills
  • The finish on 100 Series products is 12X thicker than that of painted vinyl windows* resulting in superior scratch resistance so they’ll look beautiful for years to come
  • 100 Series windows with a PG50 upgrade have hidden structural reinforcements to allow them to achieve higher design pressures
  • Designed to Satisfy**1:
    • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2 A440-08 & -11
    • Florida Building Code Product Approvals
      • Single-Hung Window: FL 15906
      • Gliding Window: FL 15907
      • Casement Window: FL 15908
      • Awning Window: FL 15909
      • Direct Set Windows: FL 15910

*When 100 Series products were tested against five leading competitors' painted vinyl window products

**See your local code official for building code requirements in your area

1Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 I.S.2/A440-08. Performance values vary by product line. View Product Performance Data

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Peace of mind

We offer windows and patio doors with hurricane strength protection* to give you peace of mind. We test our coastal products to high standards.

Stormwatch protection

Stormwatch impact test

Hurricane season

Withstanding the storm

Stormwatch® Protection

We offer windows and patio doors with hurricane strength protection* to give you peace of mind. We test our coastal products to high standards.

Andersen products with Stormwatch® protection are designed and tested to meet the tough building code requirements* in coastal areas. Choose from a variety of windows and doors with style options that are built to stand up to Mother Nature, while offering design flexibility to help make your home one of a kind.

*Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 I.S.2/A440-08. Performance values vary by product line. View Product Performance Data. See your local code official for building code requirements in your area.

Andersen Stormwatch® Impact Test

Watch as we fire a 9 pound 2X4 at 35 mph into an Andersen Patio Door with Stormwatch Protection. This testing shows that impact-resistant glass provides wind-borne debris protection and maintains structural integrity of the unit after impact.

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Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Creating a checklist to prepare for a hurricane or other high-force wind event can help identify necessary repairs and minimize risk of damage for added peace of mind.

Withstanding the Storm

Hear the story of an architect returning to the beachfront homes he designed in Seaside Heights, NJ after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Coastal glass options

Our Toughest Protection for Windows & Doors

Depending on your home’s location and design, you can select from a variety of Stormwatch® performance options that will that satisfy local code requirements*. For maximum protection, impact-resistant glass help guard against windborne debris and eliminates the hassles, inconvenience and cost of storing and installing storm panels or shutters.

Choosing the right type of windows and patio doors for your coastal home can be complicated by many factors. Trying to navigate the code requirements for your area can be challenging so it’s important to choose a reputable dealer, contractor or builder that will work with you on your project. See your local code official for building code requirements in your area.

Impact-Resistant Glass

SmartSun™ Impact-Resistant Glass

Sun Impact-Resistant Glass

SmartSun™ Monolithic Impact-Resistant Glass

home at night next to water with Low-E4® Impact-Resistant Glass

Low-E4® Impact-Resistant Glass

Provides all the benefits of monolithic impact-resistant glass, while adding an insulating air space that helps keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Available in: A-Series, E-Series, 400 Series, Big Doors

Low-E4 SmartSun™ Monolithic Impact-Resistant Glass image of interior of livingroom looking out to water view

Low-E4 SmartSun™ Impact-Resistant Glass

Delivers the benefits of Low-E4 glass, plus it helps shield homes from the sun's heat and filters out 95% of harmful UV rays while letting the sunlight shine through.

Available in: A-Series, E-Series, 400 Series, Big Doors

Low-E4 SmartSun™ Impact-Resistant Glass image of house next to water

Low-E4 Sun Impact-Resistant Glass

Tinted for maximum protection from the effects of intense sunlight and provides all the benefits of Low-E4 glass.

Available in: A-Series, E-Series, 400 Series, Big Doors

Low-E4 Sun Impact-Resistant Glass image of interior livingroom looking out to water

Low-E4 SmartSun™ Monolithic Impact-Resistant Glass

Reinforced with a clear plastic laminate sandwiched between two panes to resist impact, forced entry and unwanted noise. Choose from clear or gray.

Available in: A-Series patio doors, E-Series, 400 Series, Big Doors

Did you know?

Using certain construction methods and building products during new construction and remodeling may result in lower home insurance rates. You can find out more by working with your local insurance agent or by contacting the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) for information regarding their Fortified Home Program.

A-Series Coastal Product Guide

A-Series Product Guide

400 Series Coastal Product Guide

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Additional resources

Helpful links

A-Series coastal products info sheet

400 Series coastal products info sheet

Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation