Andersen® Tilt-Wash Insert Window: Hitting the Sweet Spot on Price with Custom Sizing and Energy Efficiency

Bayport, Minn. (January 2011) — The Andersen® tilt-wash double-hung window has set standards for performance and durability. Now, the tilt-wash double-hung window is available as an insert or “pocket window” for remodeling and replacement with quick, easy installation and custom sizing to 1/8 inch.

Andersen introduces the tilt-wash insert window; a “pocket window” with a spectrum of design and feature options that delivers style and performance just the way remodelers and homeowners have requested. Each window comes with pre-drilled installation holes and an install kit containing nearly everything needed to complete the job: instructions, screws, shims and backer rod. In addition, each unit comes with its own exterior stop covers for a clean, finished look when the job is done.

“Value is big part of the tilt-wash insert product,” said Kevin Anez, marketing manager at Andersen Windows. “This is a full-featured product specifically for remodeling and replacement at a price that sets it apart from anything else available today.”

Design and performance features include a range of sill angles — 0°, 8° and 14° — flexible jam liners providing a weathertight seal around the sash, and glass options ranging from Low-E4® to Low-E4® SmartSun™ and Low-E4® Sun glazing. Low-E4 glass technology stays cleaner longer than ordinary glass, eliminating up to 99 percent of water spots* and cuts energy bills up to 25 percent** compared to dual-pane glass. Sill height options allow for the tilt-wash insert window to seamlessly blend with the current features of a home.

“Fast, reliable installation is important to building professionals,” said Anez. “Custom sizing gives the tilt-wash insert a near perfect fit in any opening without disturbing the exterior flashing or interior casing. With the install kit and stop covers the only thing that’s needed is some sealant and the tools to finish the job.”

The Andersen® tilt-wash insert window comes in four standard exterior colors, pine and pre-finished white interior, a range of grille styles and widths, and the full range of double-hung hardware options. The tilt-wash insert will be available for order through Intelligent Quote (iQ) software in April 2011.

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.

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*Exterior only, when activated by sunlight.

**A study of identical homes comparing Low-E to ordinary dual-pane glass showed 25% in savings on cooling bills. 10% on heating bills. Savings may vary geographically.

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

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