Andersen Raises the Coastal Product Standard

BAYPORT, Minn. (March 2012) — Living on the coast means breathtaking beach views, the fresh smell of ocean air and the feel of warm sand and sun right out your door. But for your home it can mean dangerous storms, harsh elements and damaging wind, sand and salt. Andersen® A-Series windows and patio doors with Stormwatch® protection let you enjoy all the reasons to live on the coast while helping protect your home from the unavoidable harshness* of seaside living.

“Living in a Coastal climate can be tough,” said Steve Berg, marketing manager of coastal products at Andersen. “It seems like salt and sea-spray are detrimental to the longevity of most building materials, especially windows and doors.” Most clad wood windows require washing or waxing the exterior cladding regularly to keep the warranty valid. Not Andersen A-Series windows and patio doors with Stormwatch® protection**.

“We’ve reinvented coastal windows by using durable exterior cladding materials, such as fiberglass and our patented Fibrex® composite material,” said Berg. “These are low-maintenance, high quality materials ideally suited for coastal applications. It’s a win/win for trade customers and homeowners.”

A-Series products with Stormwatch® protection showcase the latest innovations in design flexibility, craftsmanship and high-tech product performance. Virtually unlimited customization is the norm allowing A-Series windows and patio doors to complement classic architectural home styles. They’re available in 11 standard exterior colors, nine prefinished or unfinished natural wood interiors and a full range of grille patterns, decorative hardware styles and finishes with no visible reinforcement brackets. In addition, A-Series products with Stormwatch® protection are fully compatible with the new Andersen® exterior trim system. Trim is available in matching and complementary colors and can be installed in about five minutes.

Designed to meet or exceed the most stringent coastal building codes**, A-Series products with Stormwatch® protection have product performance ratings up to PG70. Coastal A-Series products combine over 40 years of coastal product experience with advanced glass, sash, frame and hardware technologies to produce the most technologically advanced and energy efficient windows and patio doors for the coast. These products are available with a variety of glass options and upgrades to satisfy virtually any coastal application**. They include:

  • High-Performance Low-E4® impact-resistant glass
  • High-Performance Low-E4 Sun impact-resistant glass
  • High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™ impact-resistant glass
  • High-Performance Low-E4 tempered impact-resistant glass options
  • Performance Grade (PG) upgrades when impact glass is not required

Andersen A-Series windows and patio doors with Stormwatch protection are available through Andersen dealers and include A-Series double-hung, casement, awning, specialty, venting and fixed transom windows; hinged inswing and outswing patio doors, 2 – 3 and 4 panel gliding patio doors.

ABOUT ANDERSEN CORPORATION
Andersen Corporation includes Andersen® brand windows and doors, Eagle Window & Door Manufacturing, Inc., American Craftsman Window & Door Company and Silver Line Building Products LLC. Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing 9,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. Andersen holds FSC chain-of-custody certification (SCS-COC-001337) from the Forest Stewardship Council, was one of the first window manufacturers accepted into the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Program and has been awarded the 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for its family of brands.

*Tested to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08 PG 70.
**Visit andersenwindows.com/warranty for details on the A-Series limited warranty. Hardware is excluded.
***See your local code official for requirements in your area.

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