Renewal by Anderson Prices
Renewal by Anderson prices vary between $900 and $1,200 per double hung window. This price is the installed price. These are considered expensive replacement windows and the prices are often referred to as inflated by industry professionals. RBA has a very mixed reputation, this is mostly based on the fact that they are a franchised company, and overall they do offer a good quality window.
Basics Of Renewal By Anderson
A Renewal By Anderson are privately owned franchises in area across the nation. What this means is that customers don't purchase direct from Anderson, but rather from the individual franchise. This can cause confusion especially when it comes to sales, pricing and even the customer service. It really all depends on the owner of the franchise in the specific area. In general, Renewal By Anderson is known for their long sales pitches, which are complained about by many homeowners throughout the country. In most cases homeowners are offered a high price, which is then knocked down if they place their order there and then. This is a bullying tactic which doesn't go down well with many of the homeowners.
In most cases prices start around $1,500, this is more expensive than they would pay for an Anderson window. The discounts are then offered, along with some special deals. In the end the homeowner can end up with an estimate in the region of $1,000 per window, which is still considered expensive, but much cheaper than the initial quote offered by the company.
The problem is that not all of the franchises use this tactic, which has given them a poor name in the industry. It's advisable to do some research on the RBA franchise in a specific area before asking them to come out and offer an estimate.
Renewal by Anderson Windows
The RBA is only one type of window. These windows are Fibrex, which is a recycled wooden composite frame and vinyl. The advantage is that these windows can be customized and come with a host of features and options available. The frame is fusion welded and they have a strong stainless steel spacer. They have good performance numbers. The U factor is .30 and the SHGC is .34. These windows also come with a glass upgrade which can improve the SHGC to .28 and the U Factor to .24. This is called the SmartSun package.
Andersen Windows Cost vs. Apex Window Quote
Hi Dane, I came across your website while researching Apex for window replacements. We have 22 windows and 2 sliding glass doors that Apex quoted about $35k which sounds reasonable. We also got a quote from Andersen which was upwards of $50k. It would be great if you can share a list of window companies that we can reach out to for quotes.
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Akshat, the Apex quote does not sound unreasonable, especially when compared to the Andersen quote. However, I would certainly pursue some additional quotes to see how the Apex quote compares to some other options.
Renewal by Anderson Price Quote
Hello Dane, we had a person from RBA come in today and price our window replacement project. We have around 25 windows to replace of which we were planning to replace only 8 in phase 1. RAB wanted $66k (after a 25% discount) for 25 windows (entire job) and $20k for 8 windows some with grids (phase 1).
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Don, I would cancel the contract with RBA and keep searching -- all of these top tier windows achieve more energy efficient numbers than the Renewal composite window btw. (Their fiber window are made of vinyl and wood, so not all that different than a pure vinyl window.) Here is my list
Renewal by Anderson vs. ProVia Endure
I’m considering either the ProVia Endure, which runs $700 per window or the Renewal Andersen composite window that runs $1900. Is the Anderson window really that much better?
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The composite Renewal window is a nice unit, but it’s not worth $1900. In fact, from an energy perspective, I’d rather have the ProVia Endure over the Renewal in terms of performance. The Endure is very good and worth $700 per window completely installed. The RBA for $1900 is over priced