In general, Pella windows are at least 20% less expensive than Andersen windows. Pella's pricing begin about where Andersen's prices begin. You can find cheaper Pella windows but they will be lower quality windows. Audiophile-quality Pella windows are available but they are not cheap.
Anderson windows are made by PPG (which is also the maker of Gibson products). Gibson has a better reputation for quality than Pella but both are relatively low-cost manufacturers. If you want to buy American-made windows, then consider buying from either Pella or Anderson as there are few other options available.
It is also worth mentioning that some brands of windows are more expensive than others because they are made by high-end manufacturers who only make custom windows. These windows are often sold through luxury car dealerships at very high prices. For example, Mercedes makes some of the best windows in the world and its windows usually cost more than $10,000 each. Other famous brand names that sell expensive windows include Arlon, Breville, and Sommer. It is possible to find used windows for these brands but it may not be easy or possible to get a discount.
Pella windows are often less expensive than Andersen windows. In average, Andersen windows will cost at least $1,000 per window, with some jobs costing up to $1,400 per window. While Pella has windows that cost $1,000 or more, its most costly ones do not exceed $1,100. Generally speaking, Pella's windows tend to be cheaper but they do not have the same quality construction as Andersen windows.
Andersen installs most of its windows automatically using a robotic arm called an i-beam robot. The installer walks behind the machine as it moves across the floor of the store installing windows. Each section of glass is placed in a channel in the i-beam robot and guided into position. The robot then lowers the glass into place and secures it with screws or adhesive. Pella uses a similar machine but instead of walking behind the machine as it works, an operator controls the arm from a small room next door to the showroom. This allows the operator to monitor what the robot is doing and stop it if necessary.
Both companies offer energy-efficient options for customers looking to save money on their heating and cooling bills. These options include green tinted glass and solar-control films that block out part of the light spectrum so less heat is absorbed by the glass during sunny days.
Pella only manufactures one type of window, which is known as a single-hung window.
Pella and Andersen both deliver energy-efficient windows with a tight seal. However, Andersen's energy-efficient windows are significantly more expensive than Pella's. As a result, it will take longer for Andersen's windows to pay for themselves. In addition, Pella offers a lifetime warranty on its windows, while Andersen requires replacement of the window after eight years.
Anderson is one of the largest manufacturers of home windows in the United States. It sells several brands under one roof including Anderson, Castlewood, Integrity, and Vermont Manufacturing Company. The majority of its windows are sold under the name Anderson.
Castlewood is another large manufacturer of home windows that is based in Oak Brook, Illinois. It was founded in 1916 and has more than 50 employees. Castlewood markets two main lines of windows: Heritage and Wholesale. The Heritage line is made up of four models that all feature Energy Star certification. These models require less energy to cool and heat homes because they have tighter seals that block out noise and prevent heat from escaping or cold air from entering. The price range for these windows starts at $1400.
The Wholesale line consists of only one model that is not Energy Star certified but instead meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for green building. This window costs about $2500.
As a result, it's a fair bet that you'll save money. Also, Andersen uses more raw material per window than Pella.
Andersen's energy-efficient windows use about 3 percent more raw material than Pella's versions. This means that for every 100 units made by Andersen, one unit will use between 7 and 8 pounds of material, while the same number made by Pella will use 5 to 6 pounds.
As for cost, an average-sized Andersen window costs $3,000, while a similar size Pella window costs $1,500. Again, this comparison is based on average prices, so some models from each company can be much more expensive. For example, an Andersen double-hung window will cost $10,000 or more, while a comparable Pella window starts at $4,000.
Overall, Andersen is more expensive than Pella. If price is not a concern for you, then Andersen's energy-efficient windows are a good choice because they use more environmentally friendly materials. Otherwise, consider Pella's windows if you want to do your bit for the environment.
Expect to pay between $600 and $1,000 for each Pella window, not including installation. Individual windows start at roughly $300 and go up to $2,500. Pella window costs vary depending on the material, style, energy efficiency level, and finish options. Installation costs are additional.
There are many factors that can increase your Pella window cost. For example, if you request a stained-glass insert, that option will add to your price. A custom color scheme can raise your bill as well. Other options include alarm sensors or remote openers. These convenience features can add time to the manufacturing process which increases cost.
Pella windows are made in America from quality materials. Each one is handcrafted and painted before being assembled into complete windows. This ensures that every component functions properly before it's shipped to your home. If there are any problems with parts after delivery, give Pella a call and they'll take care of it immediately.
Your Pella window cost depends on how you customize it. If you want individual colored glass panels, for example, that will add to your price. Stained glass inserts are another common customization and those too will add to your bill. There are also optional features such as alarm sensors or remote openers that can increase your cost further.
The Pella factory warranty covers parts and labor for three years from date of purchase.