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Read 5 Anderson windows reviews from contractors and consumers to better understand the pros and cons of their window models and prices. Find more here on Renewal By Anderson prices.

These windows have a rating of 6.5 out of 10.

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RBA Good Replacement

The problem with RBA is they are franchised. You don't really deal with Anderson, so you don't know what kind of service you're going to get. Sometimes, a franchisee is good cause they're smaller and really connect with customers, but a lot of them don't really care. They bought the name and the reputation that goes with it, and don't really follow up with customer service. The window quality itself is good. They have vinyl and wood windows, and do a lot of custom work. The pricing is inconsistent, though.

Stewart - Contractor - 2012

Contractor Rating: 7 out of 10

RBA Good Replacement

Renewal is windows which are made by Anderson, a good quality replacement window. While most people are under the impression they are the same, they are very different. The only ones the same are their hinged and gliding doors. Even though they are made by the same company, they are different quality windows and the Renewals are more expensive when it comes to price.

Daniel - Installer - 2012

Contractor Rating: 9 out of 10

An Expensive Choice

I have been doing some research into the Renewal by Anderson windows and what many people don't realize is that they are actually a franchise and are not owned by the Anderson manufacturer. This means that installation can be different depending on which franchise you visit. These are expensive windows, even when compared to some of the better vinyl windows available on the market. You are looking at around $300 for each window.

The Renewal by Anderson windows are made from a Fibrex frame, which has been used for twenty or more years. Fibrex is a mixture of vinyl, epoxy and sawdust; it does not make it better than the vinyl products available. I have done a large number of installations in Pennsylvania, many of whom I installed OKNA windows made from vinyl and they are all thrilled. Each job cost around $7,500. One of the customers chose the Renewal by Anderson windows because they were convinced they were a better choice after seeing their advertisements. They spent $30,000 on their windows and is now concerned they paid way too much.

Jason - Industry Insider - 2011

Contractor Rating: 7 out of 10

Aggressive Salesman

I recently saw the Renewal by Anderson adverts and called for one of their sales team to come out and meet with me. I was concerned when I was told he could only come if me and my wife were at home and the entire presentation would take around ninety minutes. We decided to hear what the RBA salesman had to say and made an appointment. I was turned off the windows the minute the salesman walked through the door with his overbearing sales tactics.

After sitting through an exceptionally and never ending sales pitch, he gave us a quote of $15,000 for twelve windows. I told him that I could get them cheaper from the other window companies and we were meeting with other reps later in the week. He got so upset and then he started discounting his price. He even told me he could reduce the price by $2,000 if I signed there and then. I decided against it as he had already left such a bad taste in my mouth. The entire ordeal was rather unsettling.

Bill - Homeowner - 2010

Homewner Rating: 3 out of 10

Renewal by Anderson or Pella Impervia

I am in the process of replacing some windows at home and after a lot of window shopping; we have narrowed our choice down to the Renewal by Anderson and the Pella Impervia.The Pella Impervia is sold locally with a separate warranty for installation. My concern is that the warranty actually states that if there are any water problems, it is not covered. The Renewal by Anderson windows is also sold by a local company and they only work with these windows. Their warranty includes both the window and installation.

When it comes to quality, I thought they both ticked all the boxes. I saw some samples where I did notice the frame is thicker on the Pella than the Renewal, but the corners look messier on the Pella as well. We are torn as I love the Renewal with their thin frame and my husband loves the Pella with their wood like finish.

I have already got the price on the Pella windows and was pleasantly surprised; they were on a par with the Simonton windows quote I got at Home Depot. I am still waiting on the Renewal estimate. The house sidings will need to be cut during installation, I was told this by Pella and Renewal. The difference is that Pella did mention they would replace the interior trim and lining. The exterior trim would be included in the installation. I was told to get their NFRC ratings, but Pella couldn't give me theirs and I haven't met with the Renewal rep yet to see if I can get their ratings.

Graham - Homeowner - 2010

Homewner Rating: N/A

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