Renewal by Andersen Windows Compared to Standard Andersen Windows
Renewal by Andersen windows come with additional value compared to Andersen Corporate windows, which are installed by home improvement company subcontractors. Here are the three main advantages of using RBA:
Renewal by Andersen makes customized windows, created to perfectly fit your house in the style and size that you’ve selected. Renewal by Andersen windows were developed specifically for the replacement market. Andersen Corporate, on the other hand, supplies windows produced in stock sizes that may not fit well in older houses. Andersen Corporate windows are intended primarily for new-construction houses.
When it comes to the look of your windows, windows from RBA are pre-finished, and they can be painted or stained in more than two dozen color combinations. In contrast, Andersen Corporate windows have a much smaller selection of finishes and colors.
In addition to a range of colors and custom sizes and styles, RBA also offers customization consultants who can personally recommend styles that best fit your décor and space, saving you time and stress. Andersen Corporate is not in the position to offer that type of individualized consultation.
Renewal by Andersen produces windows made of Fibrex, a specialized composite made of 60% thermoplastic polymer and 40% reclaimed wood fiber, a green choice that reduces the impact on the environment. Fibrex does not warp, rot, peel, blister or corrode. Andersen Corporate windows, however, are comprised of wood with just a Fibrex coating, meaning the windows are still prone to warping, rotting and deteriorating.
In short, you’ll never have to paint or scrape your Fibrex windows. Andersen Corporate windows must be scraped and painted regularly.
Because the Fibrex is so strong, Renewal by Andersen frames are also thinner than Andersen Corporate, resulting in windows with larger glass area, letting in more light. Fibrex also is resistant to changes in temperature, meaning it will not expand and contract like Andersen Corporate windows do.
Easy, Expert Installation
Renewal by Andersen windows come with certified RBA installers to assure perfect installation. Andersen Corporate windows require you to work with home improvement company subcontractors who are not necessarily experts.
Renewal by Andersen’s installers work quickly and efficiently, removing your old windows and cleaning up after they are done. Subcontractors for the home improvement companies are hired on a per-household basis and are not held to the same high standards.
While RBA can start and finish your job in just one or two days, you often have to wait weeks to get an appointment through the home improvement company subcontractors used to install Andersen Corporate windows. Plus, Renewal by Andersen offers a comprehensive limited warranty that is non-prorated and fully transferable. It’s one of the strongest being offered in the entire window or door industry.