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Renewal By Andersen Prices

Renewal by Andersen window prices are some of the most expensive replacement windows on the market - homeowners should plan to pay anywhere from $100 to $120 per square foot for a double hung window (without installation). The company has a mixed reputation because they are a franchised brand. Many installers and industry insiders feel their prices are overinflated for the quality of window and service they provide.

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Renewal By Andersen Basics

Renewal by Andersen works a little differently than most window manufacturers. Andersen owns the RBA name, but they are run as privately owned franchises for each region. This means the consumer is not actually buying from Andersen, but from a franchised distributor. This also means that there can be wide discrepancies between pricing, sales tactics, customer service etc. depending on who owns and runs the franchise in your area.

Many homeowners have complained about the dealers' sales tactics, who often drag prospective clients through very long sales pitches, then hit them with a high pressure spiel trying to get them to sign right away. The price might start out high, around $130 per square foot for each window (higher than even Andersen prices), but they will keep offering more discounts and special deals to get the customer to sign right then and there. By the time they leave, the price might be down to $100 per square foor per window (still very expensive). Not all RBA franchises work this way and some have decent reputations, one reason why we recommend consumers do some homework on their particular RBA franchise before arranging an estimate.

Renewal By Andersen Windows

RBA carries only one line of window, which is made from Fibrex, a vinyl/recycled wood composite frame. Renewal by Andersen windows are fully customizable and have a lot of hardware options and other upgradable features. They come standard with a fusion welded frame and stainless steel spacer. The performance numbers are pretty average though, with an SHGC of 0.34 and a U-factor of 0.30. For customers that upgrade to the SmartSun glass package, the U-value goes down to 0.24 and the SHGC to 0.28.

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Hi, I just got an estimate of $47,600.00 from Anderson Renewal on Runway Drive in Tucson to install 22 windows (2 are sliding glass doors). Is this ridiculous or is this how much it costs? Thanks so much.

Carol - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Carol, this is a pretty standard Renewal By Andersen window cost quote. As to the ridiculousness of the price, I suppose it is all in the eyes of the beholder. $1000 per window is very expensive and that's typically what RBA quotes are, at the top end of the price range. Many consumers are willing to pay this and they like that the company has the JD Powers And Associates accolades, etc.

I would suggest getting a few more bids from good local companies who carry quality brands such as Milgard, Amerimax and Anlin. Perhaps a bid from someone who carries one of the top lines from Simonton as well. Compare these bids in terms of the overall aesthetics of the windows and doors, the performance data (U-value, SHGC, Air Infiltration and Design Pressure), and the reputation of the company for the quality of their installs.

My hope is that you will find a window (and doors) that you like, that perform well, and from a good installer at perhaps 40% to even 50% less than the RBA replacement window price bid. Good luck, I know it can be a grind, but getting a few more bids will hopefully put things in better perspective.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016

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