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Wallside Windows vs Andersen

Wallside Windows vs Andersen

Wallside Windows vs Andersen - how well do these two well known brands stack up on company structure, what they sell, how they market, and what their windows cost. Let's take a closer look.

Wallside Windows Cost: $$/$$$
(2/3 out of 5)

Wallside vs Andersen

To be honest, there is very little overlap between these two companies and brands. Wallside is not well known (at least outside of Michigan), while Andersen is arguably the best known brand in the United States. Wallside manufactures and installs a single replacement vinyl window series direct to Michigan consumers. Andersen, on the other hand, is best known for their wood clad windows and doors, sells in all 50 states, including the big box stores.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Updated In May, 2024

Andersen Pricing: $$$$/$$$$$
(4/5 out of 5)

Company Information

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Wallside Windows has been in existence since 1947 and his headquartered in the state of Michigan (and they only sell their windows and doors in this state). The company manufactures and installs a single replacement vinyl window series, which they sell directly to their customers (making them a direct to consumer company like Renewal By Andersen). Wallside enjoys what I would say is a decent reputation in the industry.

Andersen Windows & Doors is probably the best known manufacturing in the entire window and door space. They are Minnesota based and have been at it for over 100 years. The company is best known for their premium wood clad windows and doors, although they do also sell a composite option as well. Andersen enjoys a “very good” reputation as a quality manufacturer.

"There is very little overlap between these two companies and brands. Wallside is not well known out of Michigan, while Andersen is the best known brand in the land.""

What They Sell

Wallside sells vinyl windows and sliding doors that they manufacture in their factory. Their windows are considered a bit more entry level vinyl window than many of the high-end and more expensive options out there. However, they do sell their windows at quite a good price point, which attracts lots of consumers to their window and door installation services.

Andersen differs pretty significantly in terms of what they sell: the 100 composite series, the 200 wood clad, the 400 wood clad, and the high end Architectural series. All of these option come in either replacement or as new construction. (New Construction windows contains a nailing fin along the edge for secure installation inside the window frame.)

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How They Market

Wallside markets their installation services by going directly to consumers. They use local advertising ads in television and/or print in order to get their name out across the state of Michigan. Because they have been around for so long, the company is a pretty well known brand within the area.

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Andersen markets and sells using a number of different methods. The sell through the Big Box stores like Home Depot (specifically their 100 composite series), as well as through local companies or dealers, who then sell the windows directly to customers. In addition, Andersen sells to larger developers and builders who use their windows in projects they are developing. In a word, Andersen is everywhere.

Price Point Comparison

Wallside window costs will run 3 to 5 out of 10 for the spectrum of what vinyl windows cost. Their sliding doors will be in that same range as well. They typically offer their low end stripped down model for that 3 out of 10 price range, and then consumers can upgrade as they want with the prices going up accordingly.

Wallside Windows Cost: $$/$$$
(2/3 out of 5)

Andersen window prices sit at the very top of the pyramid for wood windows cost (especially their high end A series). The Andersen 400 series will be an 8 to 9 out of 10 among wood clad options, while their 200 series will be a 7 to out of 10 amongst wood clads. The Andersen 100 series will be a 5 to 6 out of 10 among composite window series. In general, Andersen sits right at the top of the overall window cost spectrum - although their composite window is much more reasonably priced.

Andersen Cost: $$$$/$$$$$
(4/5 out of 5)

Have a question on Wallside Windows vs Andersen? Hit me up. dane@replacementwindowsreviews.co

Renewal By Andersen vs Wallside Windows

Dane and Tim, I've collected some bids and there are two I was hoping for your opinion between RbA and Wallside. The Renewal pricing was significantly higher (I guess this makes sense), but I didn't know if it was warranted. Thanks in advance!

Timmy - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Timmy, I need some numbers before I say which is the best amongst these two. RbA is the better window for sure, but often priced out much higher than it ought to be. Wallside is a decent, but not great, option. I would actually like to see you get a few more bids besides these two - I'll send you my list of windows for you to peruse. Hopefully, at least a few of these window brands will be available in your area.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Andersen Windows vs Wallside

Dane, love your site and thank you so much for all of the effort here. I have narrowed my choices down to Andersen and Wallside - I live in Michigan and Wallside is a pretty big player. I have a bid from them and also from Home Depot on the Andersen 100 series. Prices are pretty comparable. What decision would you make here? Also, what are the labor costs on a typical window install - can you give me a ballpark figure?

Duane - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Duane, just on the window front, I would go with the Andersen 100 series. Here's what I don't like about Home Depot - you never really know who is doing the work. If HD can convince you that the installation team is going to do exceptional work, then go with them. But typically, they are using subs, which means that the installation portion might not be as good as it could be.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

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