Every region in the country has building codes designed to help homes and businesses withstand much of what Mother Nature can dish out year after year. We were reminded recently of how fierce these storms can be when a weather system brought a blizzard to much of New England. Coupled with hurricane-force winds, the storm…

Read more In Their Words: How Andersen® Windows with Stormwatch® Protection Help Brian Penschow’s Customers In Any Weather

While some may dismiss golf as “a good walk spoiled,” anyone who’s ever designed a home near a golf course – or lived in one, for that matter – will quickly point out the risks of a lovely view spoiled by an errant, airborne golf ball. At Talis Park, a golf course community in Naples,…

Read more Stormwatch® Windows Help Preserve the View in Golf Magazine’s Ultimate Dream House

Andersen is proud to be a 10-year Founding Partner in the Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. While many are familiar with USGBC-MN’s conferences and continuing education, only a few know about their innovative program for residential markets that we’re honored to support. The Dynamic Green Home Project was launched in 2012 to…

Read more Dynamic Green Homes Prove that Green Housing Doesn’t Have to Cost More

Almost anyone designing, engineering and building homes has a longstanding interest, passion and understanding of how buildings work. Austin-TX-based custom builder Matt Risinger grew up watching episodes of “This Old House,” which sparked his decision to start learning about buildings from the ground up – the construction work needed to keep old row houses livable,…

Read more In Their Words: Matt Risinger’s “100 Series View” of How Andersen Windows Supports Building Science

Many potential home buyers begin their home design process with castle-size dreams and soon learn their limited budget could turn the project into a nightmare. As designers and builders, the perennial challenge lies in delivering the dream through a realistic lens that keeps the customer happy and respects the budget parameters.

Jared Gossett and Matt Jones of Austin, TX-based Cityhomes embraced a post-recession credo of “better is better” to help their customers discover the improved quality of life found in functional, efficient, affordable design.

Every fit and finish counts, and each little touch adds up to a quality of life that is just as luxurious as the customer dreamed, in a smaller footprint that keeps the dream more affordable. They explain how in this video:

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It’s pretty clear that empowering informed consumers is mutually beneficial for the seller and buyer. Mileage estimates helped spur demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles. ENERGY STAR® labels on appliances have done the same thing. The growing adoption of green categories such as Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) in real estate listings like Multiple Listing Services…

Read more HERS Scores Now Part of More MLS Listings: What to Know

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When Andersen first introduced Building Information Models (BIM) in Revit software last year, only select product lines were available for the 3-D design program. Today, Andersen is pleased to announce that architects and designers can now access the entire Andersen® window and patio door portfolio of Andersen A-Series, E-Series, 400 Series and 100 Series products in Revit, approved…

Read more Andersen Expands Autodesk Revit to include All Window and Door Lines

In its annual Green Home of the Year awards, Green Builder Magazine named Eco Village in River Falls, Wis., the Best Affordable Project for 2014. The development will be one of the first Habitat for Humanity communities to incorporate on-site renewable energy options commonly associated with more expensive communities. This includes features like photo-voltaic arrays,…

Read more Eco Village Named Best Affordable Project by Green Builder Magazine

Andersen(R) A-Series products are known for performance and architectural authenticity. But good looks and energy efficiency is only a piece of the story. Behind the scenes, the A-Series product line is much more and the key is simplicity. The A-Series product line was designed with ease in mind. Make it easy for architects and homeowners…

Read more Andersen Awarded U.S. utility patent for Modular Fenestration System