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Andersen 400 Series Tilt-Wash
 
Approximate retail price:
$350
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Community icon16 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Clad-wood windows
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User Reviews

 
3.0
Andersen tilt- wash window
6/17/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Best Uses
Energy Conservation
Comment:
Windows are fine, but it sure is hard to figure out how to tilt the window for cleaning.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Woodright 400 installed by DYI
2/18/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Glass Sealed Securely
Good Insulation
Opens/Shuts Smoothly
Cons
Watch For Quality Issues
Best Uses
Energy Conservation
Keep Original Look
Comment:
I ordered 26 Woodwright windows, 5 to replace lesser quality windows installed 20 yrs ago and 21 for original 1929 single pane double hung windows. It was very important to me to retain as much of the original character/integrity of the original windows - 4 over 1. During the installation of the first two windows we discovered that the salesman/retailer rep did not tell us that the house lacked the necessary window stop that most windows have. Instead the exterior face board served dual purpose. The lack of the window stop caused new replacement window to jut out unnattractively beyond the exterior face board profile. To resolve this - the retailer agreed to cut back all of the window sills from the inside to allow the window to be seated in the proper place - even Anderson conceded one should not have to do this. The house is a vintage Foursquare house kit house built in 1929.<br /><br />In addition to the window sill setback issue more delays ensued due to encountering many quality issues that turned up prior to installation - the retailer was excellent about getting issues resolved with Anderson and replacements were ordered promptly.<br /><br />At the end of the day I have to admit they are beautiful! Guests have complimented them as well. More importantly there is a considerable improvement in comfort and draft control. My office no longer requires a supplementary heater - that alone says a lot with this extra cold winter. Furthermore, we no longer have to endure days of iced over windows - instead there are crystal clear views of the winter landscape. Eventually we'll finish the rest of them. Being retired I'm looking forward to aging in place without having to repaint, re-glaze etc... and to getting my workshop space back so I can paint canvases not windows.<br /><br />It is reassuring that although I failed to look up Consumer Reports in my exhaustive research - I did choose a good product. Whew!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Happily, warm in winter &amp; cool in summer
12/29/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Custom Sizes
Glass Sealed Securely
Good Insulation
Opens/Shuts Smoothly
Cons
Best Uses
Energy Conservation
New Construction Windows
Replacement windows
Comment:
Our project is an 1800's era farmhouse with 24 very large windows (72 tall) plus another 11 average sized windows. Because of the uniquely tall windows, we went with the Anderson Woodwright Series windows which are 100% custom fitted double hung windows. The overall construction and quality of these windows is outstanding. Plus they very nearly match the charactor & design appearance of the original windows. The only negative is that at over $700 a pop for each of the tall windows, they are a bit pricey.<br /><br />As a real estate investor I have done a number of rehab projects, usually doing most of the work myself and installing these windows was no more difficult than any other. However, because the old windows utilized counter weights to help when raising the sashes, it was important to be certain those old voids and passages around the window opening were properly filled with insulation prior to installing the new windows (No point putting in a great window if the cold/heat just bypasses it and goes through the structure).<br /><br />Once the project was complete, we decided to keep & move into this particular home and after 2 years we remain very happy with the Anderson windows. They are great looking windows, which match the charactor of the home. The windows work smoothly and are tilt in for easy cleaning, which is important because half are installed on the second story, and my girlfriend doesn't like climbing ladders to clean windows.<br /><br />Bottom line... I will use these windows again.<br /><br />p.s. I have been fortunate enough to have not experienced a warranty issue with these windows, although in the past had a product failure with another Anderson product which required repair. Upon calling Anderson, all they wanted was some info off the lable (serial number, model number etc.) and within 24 hours I had the replacement parts in my hands, no shipping fees, no cost, no hassle what-so-ever.<br />I hope they continue to maintain that same level of quality service & warranty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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