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Pella vs Andersen Windows

How do Pella vs Andersen Windows stack up? Let's take a look and compare these two companies on structure, what they sell, how they market, and what they cost.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Updated In January, 2024

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Pella vs Andersen Windows

Company Information

Pella is arguably the best known window company in the United States. If they aren't, then Andersen is. Regardless of who is better known, I think it's safe to say that these two are the two most popular brands in the industry. Both are best known for their wood clad series. (Please note: Wood clad windows are the costliest of all window materials, as well as the most beautiful - possibly the only beautiful window materials. (Wood Windows Cost)

Pella has been in business since 1925 and they are headquartered in the city of Pella, Iowa. The company employs some 10,000 people in their various factories etc. Pella sells in all 50 states. Their high end wood clad series are what the company is best known for and you will pay a pretty penny for Pella wood windows.

Andersen Windows & Doors is owned by the Andersen Corporation, which has been in existence for over one hundred years. The company is based out of Minnesota, which is oddly the headquarters of quite a few larger window companies.

What They Sell

Pella sells a good number of window series. Their vinyl series include the 150, 250, and 350. The 150 is the entry level vinyl window series that is pretty darn mediocre. The Pella 250 is the step up vinyl window and by far the biggest seller for the company, mostly because it is sold through Lowes Home Improvement. The 250 is also sold through other . The 350 is the step up over the 250 series. As far as fiberglass goes, the Pella Impervia is another of their best sellers. I personally don’t find the Impervia to be a well made fiberglass window, I think there are much better options such as the Marvin Elevate series myself. Now, Pella’s wood clad series are very good, especially their Designer and Architect. However, these window series are very expensive

Same goes for Andersen, more or less. They sell their 100 composite series through Home Depot’s hundreds of location across the U.S. Their higher end 200 and 400 series are sold using a dealer network. FYI a dealer network is a series of local window companies in different cities that sell or rep one or more brands. So, for instance, a Houston company might rep or sell Andersen, Milgard and Windsor windows. Andersen Windows Reviews

Renewal by Andersen is a franchise of Andersen’s. They sell their one and only window in a very different manner than either Pella and Andersen. Renewal is a direct to consumer company that uses regional advertising to get out the word to their customers. Their marketing material is quite good and effective in how they advertised deeply discounted pricing. Renewal By Andersen Reviews)

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How They Market

Pella and Andersen market their window and doors in very similar ways. They sell their cheaper series in the big box stores. So for Pella this would be their vinyl series, the 150, 250, and 350. They sell their fiberglass and wood clad through a nationwide dealer network.

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Cost Comparison

Pella, Andersen, and Renewal are all at the high end of the cost spectrum. For the most part that is. Let me explain. For wood clad windows, both Pella and Andersen are two of the most expensive. Same goes for the Pella Impervia. Pella/vinyl/windows are more in the middle of vinyl windows cost range.

As I said Andersen wood clad series are quite expensive but perhaps not quite as much as Pellas wood clad options. The Andersen 100 composite, sold at Home Depot, is in the middle of the composite windows cost range.

Renewal By Andersen on the other hand is at the very top of the composite series prices. Think $1600 to $2500 per window fully installed.

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Andersen 400 vs Pella Designer

Hey guys, would love to get your take on which brand you like better Pella vs Anderson Windows. We really need to get wood windows and have gotten bids from both of these companies and they were very similar in price. Unfortunately, they seem to be incredibly expensive at roughly $2100 per window installed. It’s the Anderson 400 and the Pella Designer I want to say. Thanks in advance for your time

Lady - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lady, I like both of these windows to be honest. They’re both very beautiful (and expensive) options - probably like Andersen a touch more. If you’re going to go with wood, these are two of the best. I don’t think I can make a real distinction between one or the other. I think it comes down to aesthetics, and which window you like more when you operate it. So I definitely think that you need to go to a showroom and look at both of the windows to see the different wood species and to operate the window(s). Having said that, I think the other big factor here is the company doing the work. This is going to make a big difference in how the windows operate and how long they last.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

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