Andersen® StormWatch® Protection Provides Year-Round Peace of Mind

Bayport, Minn. (January 2011) — Imagine being far from home when a storm hits and unable to protect your house from the damaging affects of the weather. Andersen® windows and doors with Stormwatch® protection are designed to resist the effects of high wind and windborne debris associated with hurricanes and other coastal storms 24/7 even when you’re not there.

Andersen products with Stormwatch protection are available in a variety of impact-resistant, energy-efficient styles, shapes and sizes that meet stringent coastal building codes* and provide design flexibility for any coastal construction project.

“Architects and contractors can feel confident that Andersen’s impact-resistant products were not only thoroughly tested to perform to the requirements of these codes, but have proven themselves time and again in real-life situations,” said Steve Berg, marketing manager in charge of coastal products at Andersen. “Unlike shutters or other temporary storm protection measures that have to be installed and uninstalled, Andersen impact-resistant windows and doors provide continuous protection from high wind events while enhancing the beauty of the home.”

The wide variety of Andersen products with Stormwatch protection combine Andersen’s high standards of product quality and design with advanced glass, sash, frame and hardware technologies to satisfy wind-borne debris, product performance and energy coastal code requirements.* Available features and options include:

*See your local code official for requirements in your area.

  • High-Performance™ energy-efficient, impact-resistant glass or monolithic impact-resistant glass for protection from wind-borne debris
  • Performance ratings that meet or exceed most local code requirements (consult your local building code official for specific requirements for your locality)
  • Andersen® Perma-Shield® exterior cladding system to resist the effects of salt water and sea air without chipping, peeling or corroding**
  • Optional corrosion-resistant** hardware to keep windows and doors looking and operating like new
  • Sash, lock, and hinge reinforcements for added strength and security

Andersen® products with Stormwatch® protection are available through Andersen dealers and include 400 Series double-hung, casement, awning, and specialty windows; Frenchwood® hinged, outswing and gliding patio doors, and patio door sidelights and transoms.

Andersen also offers the Andersen® Coastal Product Finder and Design Pressure Estimator, proprietary Web-based software designed to help architects and builders find the right products for coastal applications. These convenient online tools take user-supplied information and estimate design pressure requirements, recommend the Andersen products that meet those requirements, and provide third party certified documentation and test reports that validate the product’s performance to code requirements.

About Andersen Corporation

Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, and the Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand among builders and remodelers in the window and patio door industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1903 and has a strong history of commitment to its business partners, employees, community and environmental stewardship. Andersen holds FSC chain-of-custody certification (SCS-COC-01337) from the Forest Stewardship Council and was awarded the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for the Product Manufacturer—Windows category for its family of brands. The company employs nearly 11,000 people and markets products throughout North America and in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information, visit www.andersenwindows.com.

**See the limited warranties for details.

“ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the US Environmental Protection Agency. “Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corporation.  © 2011 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.

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