Double hungs look good and they compliment the wall on which they are hung.
03:38PM | 01/19/13
We had new Andersen windows in my old mother's house and now we cannot hang blinds or shades for her privacy. Reading the above makes me sick, they were expensive.
03:17PM | 02/01/13
Hey you all, Andersen is spelled with a 'sen' not 'son'.
09:31AM | 02/20/13
Wish I had read this before we ordered the 400 Series (casements) as replacements in our house. It's been six months and we still don't have completely installed windows due to manufacturing issues. Even the replacement parts have had issues..
Hadn't heard about the blinds violating the warranty. Even the Andersen reps who have been at our house didn't mention it and they knew our goal was to put the blinds back up.
Thanks to all who have shared.
04:46PM | 03/13/13
Totally agree with all. Andersen has not designed their windows for "stock" window treatment applications. The alternative is to order expensive custom fits. Maybe they have an interest in one of these companies??
11:17AM | 10/24/13
As a window installer for the last 10 years this is an installation issue. when we measure for windows we Always as if the customer is wanting to reuse the old window treatments. There are many ways to address this before the window are installed.
pushing window out to the exterior of the home and installing a deeper jamb extension allows for the brackets to be hung inside the window opening, 3/8" to 1/2" is all it takes. The blinds will extend into the room to clear the bottom sash. Most complaints about any window is directly related to the installation. I have worked on million dollar+ homes and shanties and found if the person performing the measurements asks the right questions and is honest with the customer up front all 3 parties will not have any issues.
The homeowner also has to make sure they express their wants up front. you have to remember this field has a high turn over, long hours, numerous customers, and heavy objects can make the most professional installer/salesman forget to ask a few simple questions that can make all the difference
cchuck & s8vm632, when our house was built, they put in Andersen double-hung windows. I've always had to mount my blinds on the outside top of the window trim & hate it. Not being a DIYer, I'm trying to picture how you've done yours. Would you be willing to take a picture & post for those of us that need to see it to understand it? I'm really frustrated with this. Also, our windows had a 20-yr warranty and leaked from the start. I called several times & never could get anything done. Now, we're past the warranty so I guess we'll just have to bite the bullet & replace at some point. We definitely won't be replacing with Andersen!! Thanks!!
02:58PM | 09/02/14
The Renewal by Andersen windows are the same and extremely expensive. Hate them!