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Old 03-10-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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Any thoughts, experience, reviews of Renewal by Anderson window replacements?
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Old 03-10-2020, 01:07 PM   #2
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Any thoughts, experience, reviews of Renewal by Anderson window replacements?
They are famously overpriced, do poor work and use the lower end Anderson's lol. In my experience which is probably seeing 20 projects they did

Must have good sales people

We just fixed some handy hack work they did on some trim when we remodeled a house. I'll see if my super has pics

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They are famously overpriced, do poor work and use the lower end Anderson's lol. In my experience which is probably seeing 20 projects they did

Must have good sales people

We just fixed some handy hack work they did on some trim when we remodeled a house. I'll see if my super has pics

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their windows are not terrible their installation is though

I had a customer us them and asked me why the house was drafty. Installers tore off all the exterior casing on all windows and sliding doors and just attached the new aluminum to the windows and doors. I could reach behind the aluminum and almost touch the interior casing.
I think they preinstalled the aluminum before installing the window from the exterior.

They came back 4 more times to do all of the corrections, customer wound up suing them ( she was a lawyer ) and got 50% of her money back I believe.
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Way, way over priced. As in a 6,000 dollar job ends up being 35,000 dollars.

Anecdotal of course, but from a good anecdoter.

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I have similar anecdata to corroborate the consensus.
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Me too...
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They came back 4 more times to do all of the corrections, customer wound up suing them ( she was a lawyer ) and got 50% of her money back I believe.
They probably still made a nice profit.
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They probably still made a nice profit.
I thought I read somewhere the window costs Andersen less than $30 to make no matter what size
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Probably not quite but I heard they are pretty cheap to make.
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Way overpriced.
There are better windows available, esp for the money.
All I've ever seen them do is insert style installation.
They use subs quite a bit, and if you get the good crew you can get a good install, if you get the hack crew, too bad.

Their sales people are highly incentivized to close the deal on the first visit.

Don't sign on the first visit and they will call you back quickly with a lower price.

It's an effective profit machine, but not the best option for the house or the homeowner.



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Had a customer get 4 of them. They thought it would be better to go with "Andersen" on their main windows and hired me to do the others.

Sales guy showed up, in a car, without a ladder. Had to borrow the homeowner's ladder.

Price was approximately $7,000 per window, installed, with new trim.

I was 2 houses away, when they came to do the installation. 1 guy. He cut between the J channel and the window. You know, the plastic nailing strip on Andersen. Pulled the window out. Sat the new window in place. Attached it through the sides, I assume. Leaned out the window and caulked between the J channel and the new window. He also had no ladder. Extremely poor caulking job. Globbed all over the place and several gaps.
On the interior he installed pre-finished trim. Didn't fill any nail holes.

That is my only experience. I have heard a couple other customers say they got a price and it was incredibly high. I'm pretty sure one couple said $35,000 for 4 windows, but it's been a while back so I'm not positive.
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Had a customer get 4 of them. They thought it would be better to go with "Andersen" on their main windows and hired me to do the others.

Sales guy showed up, in a car, without a ladder. Had to borrow the homeowner's ladder.

Price was approximately $7,000 per window, installed, with new trim.

I was 2 houses away, when they came to do the installation. 1 guy. He cut between the J channel and the window. You know, the plastic nailing strip on Andersen. Pulled the window out. Sat the new window in place. Attached it through the sides, I assume. Leaned out the window and caulked between the J channel and the new window. He also had no ladder. Extremely poor caulking job. Globbed all over the place and several gaps.
On the interior he installed pre-finished trim. Didn't fill any nail holes.

That is my only experience. I have heard a couple other customers say they got a price and it was incredibly high. I'm pretty sure one couple said $35,000 for 4 windows, but it's been a while back so I'm not positive.
Yeah but they have life time warranty....lol

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Man, if I could get the price they give and do the quality I do normally, I'd be rich and only work a few months a year.

Good thing only the main windows will leak on that house.

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Basically the same biz model as Mr. Electric and Roto Rooter. $8000 panel replacements and $5000 to replace 20' of pipe under a slab.
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There's a name for that business model and I've been trying to think of it for a couple weeks now.
Anybody know it off the top of their head?
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Basically the same biz model as Mr. Electric and Roto Rooter. $8000 panel replacements and $5000 to replace 20' of pipe under a slab.
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Mr. Electric and Roto-Rooter are franchises. Renewal by Andersen is a dealer opportunity.

All 3 are rip-off type operations.
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Mr. Electric and Roto-Rooter are franchises. Renewal by Andersen is a dealer opportunity.

All 3 are rip-off type operations.
Sorry, meant pricing model. They probably expect to close 10%.
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Too many people think they can mass market carpentry skills which are vastly different and developed over a period of time.

A customer of mine just hired them, I cant imagine they would have been cheaper than me. I heard they were a 100 SERIES unit with only the lower sash active
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Receive one of these every few months in my mailbox. Think they want over 25k for my house lol. I. Have a small bi level


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