Andersen 200 Series as insert?

dzd9fyApril 15, 2012

Does anyone know if removing the nail flange on the 200 series would basically result in a 400 series insert style window? It seems both have the 3 1/4" jamb, so I was thinking they may be the same basic frame and such with lower cost glass options?

Thanks....

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millworkman

You could insert it into a new opening and install it as you would a higher end wood window but NO it cannot be used as a true insert window. The frame and sill construction is completely not suitable for this type of application

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 7:56AM
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dennisgli

What 200 series window are you looking at that is 3 1/4" ?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 11:09AM
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dzd9fy

@ millworkman- Thanks for the clarification. Advice on other inserts than the 400? It seems a bit pricy for the quality. Not married to double hung.... but not sure if any price advantage of single hung?

@ dennisgli- Here is the link from the Andersen website: http://www.andersenwindows.com/servlet/Satellite/AW/AWProduct/awProductDetail/AWProduct/1135095639066/1102951372825?tab=1-5&tabname=Options%20&%20Accessories&tableftnav=Frame%20Accessories

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 12:30PM
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dennisgli

You have to look at the section drawing below to see that it is 4 3/8" deep. Insert windows are designed to fit between the exterior trim and the inside stops/stool.

Plus the Tilt-Wash has a flat sill - so it wouldn't sit right on an existing sloped sill.

Here is a link that might be useful: 200 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Windows Vertical Section

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 10:55AM
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dzd9fy

@ dennisgli- Thanks for the clarification.

Suggestions on 400 vs the composite by Andersen or other manufactures?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 9:42AM
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dennisgli

When I replaced my windows I think Woodwright was the only Andersen insert option. It now looks like you can get Tilt-Wash inserts and also a 100 Series window that can be installed as an insert - is that what you mean by "composite by Andersen"?

I was looking for wood interiors. Marvin Ultimate was my first choice but they were a little too expensive for my budget. Andersen Woodwright was a close second and I have been very happy with them. I also looked at Harvey but the quality was a big step down from Marvin and Andersen.

I didn't talk to Pella or Renewal by Andersen just because I didn't like their sales approaches.

Can't comment on the Andersen 100 Series or other options - but I'm sure others will!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 12:19PM
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Jumpilotmdm

Me too, on the 3 1/4" jamb. How are you measuring that?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 4:14PM
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WindowDog

The Andersen 100 is the builder version of the Fibrex framed Renewal windows. 10 yr warranty max. That about says it all.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 4:22PM
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