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Simonton Windows vs Andersen

Simonton Windows vs Andersen

How do these two brands stack up against one another. While Simonton and Andersen are both well known window manufacturers, they don’t share all that much in common. Simonton manufactures vinyl windows&doors, while Andersen is focused on composite and wood clad. Check out this article on fibrex vs vinyl windows for a full discussion on these two popular window materials.

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Page Last Updated: February 15, 2024

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Simonton Windows vs Andersen

Company Information

Simonton Windows is one of the largest vinyl window manufacturers in the country and has been in existence since 1946. During 2014, the company was purchased by the large building company Ply Gem.

Simonton maintains a number of manufacturing plants, including one in Vacaville California, one in Paris Illinois, and three facilities in West Virginia.

The Andersen Corporation is a large and well known manufacturer that has been in business for over 100 years. They are based in Bayport, Minnesota and employ well over 10,000 individuals at their various factories etc. The corporation also owns Renewal By Andersen, which is a franchise with branches across the U.S.

What They Sell

Simonton manufactures a number of different vinyl window series. Almost too many to name to be honest. Their Impressions 9800 series and Reflections 5500 series are two of my favorites. The Simonton 6500 series or VantagePointe that they sell in Home Depot is nearly identical to the Reflections 5500 series. A very solid second tier vinyl windows.

Andersen makes a handful of series, including the 100, 200, 400, and A series. The 100 is a composite frame, while the 200 and 400 are both wood-clad. The A series is their ultra fancy wood clad that is very pricey.

Renewal sells a fibrex composite frame that is a fancier and more robust version of the Anderson 100 series.

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How They Market

Simonton is sold through a number of different methods. As I mentioned previously, Simonton is sold through Home Depot and they sell a LOT of these units. The are also sold at additional home improvement stores other than HD. Simonton Windows&Doors are sold through local window companies, which is also known as a distribution network. Finally, they sell to contractors and other large building companies who develop large housing developments.

Andersen sells in all the same ways that Simonton does. In this way (and really only in this way), the two companies are very similar to one another.

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Cost Comparisons

Simonton windows cost are in the middle of the vinyl windows cost range. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d put them right in that 4 to 6 range.

Andersen Windows prices are toward the top of the wood windows price range. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d put them at the 7 to 9 range. Their 100 composite series on the other hand is in the middle of the composite windows cost range. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d put it in that 4 to 5 range.

Renewal By Andersen, which makes a fibrex composite (the same frame material as the Andersen 100 series) that is at the very top of composite prices. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d put this in that 9 to 10 range. More on Renewal By Andersen prices.

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