Painting Andersen Fibrex exterior

beemshakeMarch 9, 2010

I'm looking to replace our single-pane wood windows with insert/replacement windows. The catch is that the exterior of our current windows is painted a sort of crimson/maroon that I'd like to match. The Marvin Ultimates offer a aluminum shade that would probably work, but estimates I got have them running close to 50% more than the Andersen Woodwrights (~$650 vs ~$950 for a 28x42" double hung with simulated divided light). From what I've read, Andersen will allow painting of the terratone finish, but I found a post on here mentioning problems with paint flaking off. So, has anyone on here done it, and can you share your experience?

Thanks!

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beemshake

Okay, doesn't look like anyone has done this. Anyone have thoughts on why it will/won't work?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 11:50AM
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eastbay10

From my experience, Marvin should be more competitive with Woodwright which is Andersen's higher end. I would get a few other quotes. As to painting the Andersen, you are getting into a maintenance issue similar to a wood exterior. Do you really want to do that with new low maintenance windows?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 9:51AM
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brycenesbitt

Apparently, for the Andersens you can paint any color except Cocoa Bean, Dark Bronze or Forest Green colored Fibrex. Reference the user manual under "Finishing guidelines for windows with Fibrex� material".

Here is a link that might be useful: User Manual Andersen Fibrex

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 5:35PM
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toddinmn

Maybe check out the Anderson A-series which may take paint better with it fiberglass exterior or check out their E-series which has over 50 exterior color options.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 8:30PM
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