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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.


Renewal By Anderson Pricing

Hi, I live in a 1937 Tudor in N. Virginia. I'm replacing 47 windows and a patio door. All will be casement windows with large bay/box windows in front. The bay/box will be rectangular casements. One bid from Renewal by Anderson was $66k, although the bid wasn't for all 47 windows, it was for 42 and the door.

Kim - Homeowner - from 2017

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Renewal By Anderson Quote

Hi we have 20 Windows need replacing. We had house built 1992. Had Renewal By Anderson come out quoted 31,445.00. We live in Nashville TN. I would like a good window but not with the price of Anderson. Can you help us. Anderson told us vinyl isn't any good. Thank you Judy

Judy - Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Hi Judy, Renewal By Anderson quotes are often in that range. Interestingly, their performance data can't hold a candle to the top tier vinyl windows on the market. When it comes to looks, vinyl can be a bit boring, but the top tier vinyl windows are more durable and energy efficient than the composite fibrex that the RBA is made of. Several of the top vinyl windows do come in interior laminates that equal the interior look of the RBA (for half the cost).

Get a few more bids from local companies who sell that following brands: Sunrise (I checked, there is a dealer in your area), Okna, Soft-Lite, Zen, Hi Mark, Polaris, and Kensington. Google "okna windows in nashville, Tn" -- insert company name to find others...

If you can't find three from the list above, check out our recommended list and see if any other brands are sold by local companies.

Collect your three bids and feel free to send them over and I can give my input on what you have.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017



Renewal Pricing vs Milgard Fiberglass Windows

I received 4 quotes for fiberglass replacement windows for 2 windows approximately 60 x60 each. They face the ocean side and the house was built in 1947. The quotes I received range widely.

First from a person who does window installation but no license $5000 for everything including moulding around my window (Milgard fiberglass) seems like it was a full window and not a replacement.

Second from local milgard installer at $6,000 for full Milgard fiberglass window but said I needed contractor to take off the siding since he felt the wood was soft ( not true since I checked the surrounding wood and there are no leaks except for the windows themselves.

Third from renewal by Andersen Wow. Seems like the sales person knew what he was talking about when he looked at the windows when I noted that the old windows had a vertical frame (casement windows) that integrated into the house frame (the surrounding frame will not be replaced since integral with walls [ laster lathe walls). Said it would be covered and not show the notch where the vertical piece would be taken out but he forgot about the top of the window that is the same. Price came in at $10,500 minus potential discount making it around $8000.

Fourth was local dealer quote of $2700 (big difference) but he never took into account of the frame issue just said I could sand the frame and was a bit late getting back to me with the quote. All windows are for sliding fiberglass windows and are Milgard with the exception of the RBA that is the composite material. I wanted the best window glass rated rate sun and heat protection since this is a south west window and these old houses do not have any insulation.

I have had bad experiences with contractors before even when I thought I had good specifications, etc. I am relatively old (76) and have legal custody of 3 grandchildren so the funds are tight but I do not want major problems in the future like I have had with my siding and roof replacement that I can’t afford to fix. In other words I need help given the vastly different quotes. I do want something that will be problem free and am willing to pay a fair price for a good product. Are the RBA so much better? I read on your site that the Marvin fiberglass seems good. I really need some help since the yelp reviews on these companies seem OK. Thank you very much for your help.

Joyce- Homeowner - from 2017

[Site Editor's Answer]

Joyce, in terms of the windows themselves, Milgard makes a good fiberglass window. RBA makes a good window as well, but they are almost always quite a bit higher and not worth the price they charge.

The big issue with your project seems to be the additional work involved, i.e. removing the siding (and window) and then checking to make sure the existing frame and sill don't have any water damage that needs to be repaired before the new window can be put in.

When you remove the siding, you could use either a new construction window (which includes a nailing fin or flange around the top and side) or a replacement window. The new construction route might be the way to go as it provides a good fit and better protection from water.

Here's my problem...it's virtually impossible for me to say who of the group is going to do the best job. If you are price conscious, RBA isn't the way to go, you are paying for the advertising and marketing etc.

I think you need to find an installer (either one of the ones you have or a new one) who has a good reputation for solid and thorough work. It sounds like $4 to $5K is the right price for the work.

But you definitely want to make sure that you go with someone who isn't going to throw in the windows and gloss over any of the frame work that may need to be done. I think you need to find someone with a track record you can trust, either by using someone who firends and family has used or someone with some verifiable reviews.

Marvin fiberglass windows are also quite good, probably a step up from the Milgard. Their Infinity is the preferable to their Integrity model.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2017


Renewal Prices

Dane, I recently bought Renewal By Andersen windows. I bought 10 DH windows and 2 picture windows (complete tear out) along with new trim and sills on the interior. I paid $19,000 after discounts, but we were very happy with the installation process, no mess or problems, and my energy bills did go down with the new windows.

Ron - Homeowner - from 2017


RBA Window Costs

wanted to replace 7 windows plus a slider with Renewal by Andersen. After 5 hours in my house with their salesman pitching the superiority of their windows I ended up purchasing one casement (34.5 x 57.5) and one double-hung (47 x 57) window for $4427 plus $288.30 for a mandatory building permit. I planned to complete the rest of the windows within the year, however due to a breach of trust and discomfort with the salesman I am now looking for a different company. I love the windows, I don’t love the price tag, I really don’t like the changing prices and sales tactics.

Unfortunately Renewal by Andersen is only sold by a single dealer in my area so finding another dealer is not an option. Now I am looking to find a good window from a reputable company that offers a style that will be compatible with the two Renewal windows I just had installed. I live in California so extreme weather isn’t an issue, but the windows are west facing and get full sun all afternoon which is why the Renewal windows with the composite material seemed so attractive. Plus the salesman said that they were able to make a smaller frame with larger glass area due to the added strength of the proprietary composite material. I want more glass, less frame. Can you provide some advice about the companies I should be looking at?

Jacque - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jacque, RBA makes a nice window, but they are VERY expensive. The Andersen 100 window is made of the same fibrex material and is often sold in home depot for around $250 to $450 for the window, depending on the upgrades, glass, etc. that you want. You would obviously have to find your own installer -- I wouldn't recommend going with the HD subcontractors, but you could find an experienced installer and get them to install it for you. The other option is to go with a vinyl window -- Milgard, Amerimax and Anlin should all be available in California and they make a good quality product at a nice price point. Have the local dealers or companies come out and give you a bid and compare how the window looks to your current Renewal Windows. Marvin Infinity is a fiberglass window, but it should look somewhat similar to the Renewal as well.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Renewal By Andersen Prices

We have a farmhouse in Northern Wisconsin that was built around 1900. We need to replace 9 windows where the frames have rotted out. We had Anderson Replacement Windows come out for a consult and they are quoting us $16,000 installed for their Fibrex series. What makes this attractive is their 5 year, zero interest, financing and 1 day professional installation with replacement of all rotted wood. Is this a good deal - or is this ridiculously high?

Linda - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Linda, in my opinion, $16,000 for 9 windows is ridiculously high, regardless of how you finance it or what terms they provide. The Renewal windows are nice, but they are actually more or less an upgraded Andersen 100 series, but much more expensive.

Before you sign anything, I would get several more bids just to compare the prices and the energy efficiency of the windows. I'm not sure what's available in your area so I'll list a number of different brands that I like.

Okna, Soft-Lite, Sunrise, HiMark, Polaris, Kensington, Wincore and Champion.

They are listed starting with my favorite. Hopefully a few local companies will carry one or more of these brands. I think you owe it yourself to at least see what else is out there.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016






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RBA Price Quote

Hi Dane, we are contemplating a quote from RBA. It is for five windows, three double hung, one picture window, and one rather large bay window (92'x50"). the quote is for $13,400. I know that we could most likely have it done for a lot cheaper, but how much would the quality suffer, if at all. We don't mind paying more for quality, but is this excessive? We live in New England.The quote includes everything from the cost of the windows, to wrapped sills and installing a hip style roof over the bay window. Thanks ng

Paul - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Answer]

Paul, Renewal By Andersen quotes tend to be at the top of the cost spectrum. The company makes a nice window, but it's nothing mind blowing in terms of performance etc. If it were me, I would get a few more bids -- see if there are any local dealers who sell Okna, Soft-Lite, Zen, Sunrise, Polaris, Andersen 100 Series (which is more of less the RBA frame), even Harvey.

I can't tell you if the quote is too high because it does sound like there are some installation requirements that go above and beyond a typical install, but the recommendations I gave are going to offer windows that are easily as good as the RBA (obviously not every model, but certainly their premium models).

The long and short of it is I think you can get a better window for less money, but the bids are going to be the proof of my opinion.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016


Cost Of Anderson Renewals

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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