When it’s time to replace windows at your home or office, have you considered all your options? Among the wide selection of manufacturers offered by Poulin Lumber, Andersen and Harvey windows stand out from the crowd for superior craftsmanship and performance. Here’s a little more about each of these fine companies and the wide range of options and features they provide in every window they sell.
Andersen has a reputation for excellence and innovation that is decades old. Founded in 1903 by a Danish immigrant, the company has been producing windows and window frames for over a century, with a wide range of innovations to help improve quality, comfort and energy efficiency. Based out of Minnesota, the company has received a wide range of awards for its innovations and advancements.
Andersen Renewal delivers the strength, elegance, and durability of wood with the ease of maintenance of vinyl. They offer a wide range of options for colors, frames, grilles, and hardware to deliver a truly customized window to perfectly match your home’s architectural features. Andersen’s Fibrex technology delivers larger views, stronger seals and superior durability with solid ecological benefits.
One of the top features of Andersen’s Renewal line is their Fibrex technology. It’s twice as strong as vinyl, delivers superior weathertight performance even in extreme cold and uses 40% reclaimed wood fiber in its production while using narrower frames and more glass in every window. Their windows are warrantied not to rust, blister, crack, flake, peel, pit or corrode. Wood interior surfaces are stainable, allowing you to perfectly match your home’s existing interior and other windows, allowing for a seamless change.
Though not as well known as Andersen, Harvey has been producing vinyl windows for over 50 years, distributing across the East Coast with a strong reputation for solid construction and excellence. Founded in 1961, the company has regularly appeared in the top 15 of the Window & Door’s Top 100 Manufacturers list.
Harvey uses in-house laboratory testing to ensure that real-time quality control and product development can take place. They are able to create custom colors, sashes and grids to match any home’s architectural appearance. They have a fleet of vehicles available to help prevent on-the-job delays due to shipping issues, helping ensure that work continues smoothly.
One area where Harvey windows stand tall is through some of the lowest air infiltration numbers in the industry, especially helpful if you live in a windy area. Glazing is available in several options from the simple clear insulated, to the triple-glazed low-E glass. With thicker walls in Harvey’s multi-chambered vinyl extrusions, improving the window’s sound abatement potential in noisy areas. Finally, all Harvey windows reach a DP rating of 30 or higher, with an optional upgrade to DP50, delivering superior strength.
Now that you’ve had a chance to review some of the options available in replacement windows, do you know what you’d like to go with? It’s okay if you’re still not quite sure! At Poulin Lumber, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best possible options and the information they need to make an informed decision into their biggest investment – their home or business. Please feel free to reach out today to speak with one of our experienced associates and discover the perfect solution for your next project’s needs.