The overall amount of recycled content is certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) and ranges from a minimum of 18% - 24% pre-consumer recycled glass and wood fiber content.
Andersen manufactures the 100 Series from the company’s patented Fibrex material. Fibrex material is a highly sustainable structural composite that blends the best attributes of sawdust and polymer—much of it reclaimed directly from Andersen’s manufacturing plant operations. It combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Independent testing has found that Fibrex material has a low thermal expansion and contraction rate, is resistant to rotting and termites, and retains its rigidity and stability in high temperatures.
Andersen 100 Series products also have received SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification for indoor air quality. This level of certification meets North America’s strictest indoor air emission criteria, namely the California Section 01350 Specification, the strictest emission standard in the United States.
Andersen 110 Series windows feature a clean, contemporary design and are available in single-hung, gliding, casement, awning and specialty fixed styles in more than 1,200 sizes and can be specified in more than 20,000 combinations. There are four exterior color options available: White, Sandtone, Terratone, and Cocoa Bean. All have matte finishes and white interiors.
There are 48 glass options including the new Andersen SmartSun Low-E glass, standard Low-E glass, dual-pane and specialty glass. Finelight™ grilles-between-the-glass are available, with a sculpted profile and duplex color capability, so the interior and exterior colors match those of the window.
Windows with SmartSun glass can also help homeowners save money with a tax credit. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009, the legislation allows for significant federal tax credits for “qualified energy efficient improvements,” which includes windows, doors and skylights.