Andersen has more than a century of quality and innovation behind its windows and doors.
Danish immigrant Jacob Andersen spent nearly 30 years working in the United States lumber industry before he started the Andersen Frame Company in 1903. Andersen set standard sizes, allowing him to mass produce windows and create interchangeable parts, enabling a carpenter to assemble and install a window frame in 10 minutes.
In 1930 the company introduced the leak-proof Master Frame. In 1935 it introduced pre-assembled windows. In 1940 it launched the first-ever sliding window. In 1962, Andersen pioneered dual-pane insulating glass, eliminating the need for storm windows. In 1966, Andersen developed its first clad-wood window, with the exterior covered in vinyl. In 1991, Andersen developed its innovative environmentally sustainable Fibrex® material, a wood and vinyl composite, reusing wood by-products, that blocks thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum.
Only Andersen offers the Frank Lloyd Wright series of artglass and hardware design. Energy efficient and weather tight, Andersen windows offer beauty and quality for residential and commercial applications in replacing, remodeling and building.
Anderson is committed not only to fine craftsmanship, elegant styling and fine detailing; it’s also committed to being a good steward of the environment. A part of the Energy Star program since it began, Andersen, in 1999, became the first window manufacturer to be named an Energy Star Partner of the Year. Andersen also attained Energy Star Sustained Excellence distinction through its outstanding leadership year after year and earned the 2013 Sustained Excellence Award.
What this means for homeowners is less energy spent on heating and cooling. Andersen windows and doors are so durable they reduce maintenance, painting and the need for replacement, conserving energy.