11:25AM | 05/31/05
Member Since: 05/30/05
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I have a new home we just moved into with Andersonn 200 double hung and Anderson 400 casement series windows. We built a custom high end home.

When measuring for blinds we noticed that the casing on the double hung windows only extended out from the Anderson frame by 1/4 inch. The Anderson frame is 1 1/4 inches. The builder said this is the way Anderson windows are hung and we will need to hang outside the frame blinds.True or false??


11:04AM | 09/02/05
Member Since: 09/01/05
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We are having the same issue. Did you ever get a solution...I have the same problem. I called Anderson this morning to see if I could hang blinds as an inside mount...even if it stuck out a little. They said mounting anything inside would void the warranty. But I have beautiful crown moulding that I don't want to cover up...HELP!!!!!


05:06PM | 12/12/07
Member Since: 12/11/07
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Well make that 3 of us. We have the same problem with the double hung windows. No room for the blinds. Blind company says mount on the moulding.


08:20AM | 12/13/07
Member Since: 10/27/07
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On the casements narrow blinds will fit on the inside molding. For the double hungs, the installer suggested that I buy a firring strip and install it to the wall above the molding and attach the blinds to that.


02:41PM | 12/13/07
Member Since: 12/11/07
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Thanks for the hint. After requesting suggestions from the company they sent the warranty and warned about installing anything near the balancer. Felt like they were more interested in warning about violating the warranty agreeement than about helping.

For brand new windows, these things don't work all that great anyway. I'd suggest a different brand to someone else.


01:31PM | 12/21/07
Member Since: 12/20/07
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My husband and I are confronting the very same problem. Brand new, custom home. We're EXTREMELY unhappy with the Series 400 windows. The sales pitch was great, the Andersen windows we had in 2 prior homes were fine. These don't open with the ease of the others. We had to drill the frames ourselves to get the grilles to seat properly. Two double hung and one casement were defective from the manufacturer, and are still awaiting replacement. And now we confront the "can't hang blinds inside the molding problem". And, voided warranty or not, you won't hang blinds inside the double hung Series 400 unless you have 6" walls. That's something the salesperson should have told us.

Never again. "Andersen windows" has become synonymous with the word JUNK for us.


05:00PM | 12/26/08
Member Since: 12/25/08
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I am trying to find replacement blinds for casement windows. The current blinds have a very low profile header with cords on the very far left to control tilt and the far right to move up and down. Anderson and Levelor are very unhelpful.

Any suggestions on parts or new blind suppliers?


08:36PM | 11/20/09
Member Since: 11/20/09
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WOW can't believe someone else has the same problem finding blinds to replace the old ones. I had the same problem with levelor and anderson no help. Have you found where we can purchase replacements blinds. I don't want to put the old ones back they are a mess and the hardware is cracked.


06:09PM | 08/13/10
Member Since: 08/12/10
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We have had similar issues with our DH andersons, blinds don't fit and they don't move easily. The tilt design is as cheasy as it gets. Stools are too narrow. It appears to be all in the name of cheaper manufacturing.

I made and painted some aluminum L brackets to hang the blinds from and attached the brackets to the top of the window so that the blinds hang within the window opening footprint. The thickness of the blinds puts the inside of the blind noticably out of the window recess, but it is not something that stands out when you look at it. not only is this something that the sales weasles should explain, but it's just a poor design choice since they are targeted at upperscale use which often goes with fancy casings and blinds.

The sliding door screens are a monthly project to keep the roller height adjusted and put them back on the tracks. The casement window operator [crank system] is junk, all are loose and now 2 of the 6 we have are stripped. I also don't like the single piece screens since it's a chore to remove the screen even if you only want to open it a small amount.

My Harvey replacement vinyl windows were a dream, I should have stuck with them. I will never recommend anderson to anyone.


07:00AM | 08/04/11
Member Since: 07/30/11
3 lifetime posts
For the double hungs, the installer suggested that I buy a firring strip and install it to the wall above the molding and attach the blinds to that.

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