Andersen® vs. Renewal by Andersen®: How Do They Differ?
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Andersen® vs. Renewal by Andersen®: How Do They Differ?

Andersen® and Renewal by Andersen® are leading providers of windows and doors in the industry. Whether you’re looking for a high-quality sliding glass door or window for your home, you can count on both. However, there’s a common misconception that the two are the same.


Here’s the difference between Andersen and Renewal by Andersen.

Andesen® Corporation

You can get a wide range of window and door products from Andersen. Hans Andersen, a Danish immigrant, established the company in 1903. It specializes in new construction, replacements and commercial projects. You can access its products and services through independent certified contractors and dealers offering installation services.

How It Differs From Renewal by Andersen® 

Renewal by Andersen is a division of Andersen Corporation. The first Renewal store opened its doors in 1995 in Minnesota. It then immediately expanded to over 100 markets around the country, making it one of the leading providers of windows and patio doors in the U.S.

It solely focuses on the replacement market while Andersen mostly manufactures vinyl-clad wood windows for the new construction market. Renewal by Andersen aims to help homeowners who are looking for high-quality, low-maintenance and long-lasting windows.

The company plays a major role in the development of Fibrex® material. This frame material is extremely strong, meaning it can be produced in virtually all sizes and shapes. It’s made of wood fibers extruded with polymers. With this material, you don’t need to worry about moisture-related problems that wood windows usually experience. It’s also twice as strong and more energy-efficient than vinyl.

For quality replacement windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen of San Diego. We also offer superior sliding and hinged French doors. Call us at (858) 935-8451, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in San Diego and the surrounding communities.