BAYPORT, Minn. (May 2012) — Building or remodeling a home requires constant communication between architects, contractors and homeowners. It can be a daunting prospect for everyone with hundreds of decisions to be made beginning with the most basic: what style of house do we want to live in? Through careful research aimed at simplifying and enhancing the experience, Andersen Windows introduces the Andersen Home Style Library for Andersen A-Series windows and patio doors.
“People connect to a look or design of a house before they know it as a style brought together through a combination of design elements – they may not know why a design has appeal for them, it just does,” said Annette Panning, marketing manager at Andersen Windows. “That captures the spirit behind this guide; showing homeowners the design elements that make up a specific historic period of architecture or style, and guiding them through the choices to create it — window style and placement, grilles, color, interior finishes, hardware options, even the style of front entry. The language and imagery of what that means from Federal to Queen Anne to Prairie is all there in Andersen’s Home Style Library.”
Whether it’s new construction or remodeling an existing house to achieve a desired style, the Home Style Library gives homeowners the tools to help them discuss and communicate their vision of home. It gives contractors and architects a common language to best understand their customer’s desires and make it a reality.
The Home Style Library will expand in time. To begin, Andersen offers illustrations and descriptions of the ten most popular residential building styles found across the country, including:
What makes the Home Style Library work is Andersen® A-Series windows and patio doors. This upper premium product line is based on the principal that style should and can be attainable. With A-Series products, it’s easy to dream, easy to design and easy to install.
A-Series windows and doors are also the best performing products Andersen has ever produced. A-Series includes a full line of window and door styles from casement to awning to double-hung, as well as gliding, hinged and folding patio doors. Each style has common sight lines, glass setbacks and matching profiles. The A-Series line includes common, simple sizing, with custom sizing available, and compatible hardware and grille options, which work together to give free rein to any style without the limitations of incompatible product design.
“The Home Style Library is possible because of the common design elements unique to Andersen A-series windows and doors. It’s intended as a guide for people to understand the defining elements of certain styles. That way, if they want something different they can make that choice knowing why, and ultimately create a place they’ve always wanted to call home,” explained Panning. “For those people who want a truly unique style all their own, we have the Andersen E-Series/Eagle® product line — bringing virtually unlimited options to the table.”
ABOUT ANDERSEN CORPORATION
Andersen Corporation includes the following families of brands: Andersen® windows and doors, Eagle® windows and doors, American Craftsman® windows and doors and Silver Line® windows and doors. 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.
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