All Andersen windows feature the Perma-Shield system, which protects the window's exterior beauty for decades. Andersen windows eliminates the need to paint and repaint.
The materials used to make a frame determines a window's thickness, weight, and durability, and it also has a major impact on its thermal characteristics. The frame is also used in determining a window's U-Factor. Since the sash and frame represent from 10 to 30 percent of the total area of the window unit, the frame material will definitely influence the window performance.
Andersen believes that windows should be made of wood, but exterior facings should be protected from the elements. That's why they manufacture wood-clad windows with vinyl exteriors. These windows offer beauty, luxury and natural appeal while maintaining high standards of weather resistance with an extra surface that lowers their maintenance requirements. The interior wood allows you to retain an attractive paint or stain finish indoors.
TruScene Insect Screens
With 50% more clarity than our conventional insect screens, new TruScene insect screens are virtually invisible, so the view from your windows is as clear as all outdoors. And since they practically disappear in your windows, they don't detract from the beauty of your home.