Silver Line windows are vinyl replacement windows produced by Andersen. If you’ve been exploring the replacement window market for any length of time you’ve probably heard that Andersen doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to vinyl windows. Their nationwide network of dealers selling Renewal by Andersen products routinely tell folks that vinyl windows are completely horrible. While that’s not the case, it does illustrate the internal conflict that Andersen is dealing with.
Under the Silver Line (often written as Silverline) brand they produce a range of new construction and replacement window options. They distribute the Silver Line brand across the country through various distribution channels. The products are very similar to the American Craftsman window line that Andersen sells through Home Depot stores.
It is important to note that nice vinyl windows often compete with wood windows. When large wood window manufacturers like Andersen get into the vinyl window business the last thing they want to do is cannibalize their very popular and very profitable wood windows. So what do they do? They produce low end vinyl windows that are not real competitors to wood window products. Just about nobody is torn deciding between Silver Line and Andersen 400 Series wood windows. They’re just not in the same ballpark.
This is a smart business decision for Andersen, but it leaves the Silver Line brand producing a price-focused product that leaves a lot to be desired. If you’re looking for a really inexpensive option Silver Line might do the trick, but if you’re looking for a nice product you might want to save yourself some time and look elsewhere.
We’ll be reviewing the following models of Silver Line windows:
- 1200 Series
- 3000 Series
- 3600 Impact Series
- 8500 Series
- 9500 Series
- 9500 Impact Series
- 9520 Series
- Traditional Replacement
- Traditional New Construction
- Contemporary New Construction
As you can see Silver Line by Andersen offers MANY models. This makes a little more sense for them than it does for smaller manufacturers as they do offer a very full range of replacement and new construction window products. Silver Line windows are available on the east and west coast and they offer impact windows for hurricane areas.
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