Renewal By Andersen Window Reviews
Andersen window company used to offer a 10-year warranty on their products but As of the summer of 2016 the Renewal by Andersen warranty has changed. They now offer a 20-year warranty on the fibrex frames which is much better than the 10 year warranty they had offered in the past.
Many homeowners have complained about the dealers’ sales tactics, who often drag prospective clients through very long sales pitches, then hit them with a high-pressure spiel trying to get them to sign right away. Sales tactics include how great the Andersen Fibrex frames that you keep hearing about is, and how its detailed as not wood and not fiberglass but a composite of the two thats supposed to be a better option.
From our brand comparison research of what warranties are offered, you can now get real wood windows from Jeld-Wen with a lifetime warranty on the frames that covered rot or termites or any damage. That’s pretty strong, the warranty on the Renewal windows is better than it was, but in line with what other companies offer.
So what does Renewal By Andersen Windows Cost?
They cost a lot. The pricing depends on the local dealer.
Renewal by Andersen window prices are some of the most expensive replacement windows on the market – homeowners should plan to pay anywhere from $100 to $120 per square foot for a double hung window (without installation).
They are sold and installed by independent companies, not by Andersen itself so the prices will vary. We typically see them being offered in the range of $1000 per window or more including installation, but you may be able to find them less than that.
Our conclusion is that you can get BETTER warranties on real wood windows than you get with Renewal by Andersen.
Why would you get imitation wood (Fibrex) with a 20 year warranty when you can get real wood with a 20 year warranty for about the same price? You probably wouldn’t which is why we’re pretty convinced that the Fibrex product doesn’t represent a very good value.