Andersens went up 50% in 5 years is this reasonable?

mmksOctober 22, 2012

We are rebuilding our house after a fire, we got the quote on the exact same Andersen 400s. They are half again what they cost just 5 years ago! The increases we are seeing on other things are no where no where near this high, what is going on? Same dealer...same windows.

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renovator8

Andersen make two kinds of 400 series windows. Be sure you are talking about the same windows.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 10:49AM
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mmks

The guy said he ordered the exact same windows.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 11:00AM
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renovator8

I never trust an order I have not reviewed. I doubt the change is entirely due to the manufacturer. A 50% increase would probably put these windows in competition with extruded aluminum clad windows. Try a another Andersen supplier or an extruded aluminum clad window.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 11:41AM
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shifrbv

B.s. msrp may have increased not windows. Get quote from five dealers. There are a lot better windows one could have for a lot less than that.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 7:38PM
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millworkman

shifrbv, your response is confusing and actually asks more questions than is answers. What do you mean?

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 8:25AM
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renovator8

I don't know what the Andersen price increase was for 2012 but for 2011 it was 3.5% and for 2010 there was no increase.

The most it could have increased is probably 15% so you need to start looking for a reputable supplier.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 8:55AM
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