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Old 06-15-2007, 05:52 AM
 
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Default painting or replacing anderson windows?

Okay, we just bought a brick tudor style home that needs some sprucing up. The previous owners replaced all the windows in the house with really good anderson windows. The problem is that they chose white and it doesn't suit the brick. The windows really should be a bit darker, like taupe for example. I can't really afford to replace all the windows, plus they are only 4 years old! Can I paint them? Is it outrageous to even condisder replacing them?? Any ideas would be great!
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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are they vinyl or aluminum clad Andersen windows? If so, the cheapest way would probably be to paint them in the color you want. Of course, you're going to have to find the proper paint which will adhere to them.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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"...you're going to have to find the proper paint which will adhere to them."

I agree. Start with the good folks at your local Anderson retailer. If it's a nice day and one of the sashes will pop out easily, take it with you. That way they can see what you have just in case they shouldn't be painted for some unknown reason. If they can't guide you as to the type of paint, check with the pros at Sherwin Williams or Duron. They should be able to supply you with what you'll need to get the job done right.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:44 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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If they are vinyl and you paint them - there goes your warranty !.....
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:05 AM
 
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Bones, that's a good point about the warranty. Ibsing needs to check first with the area Andersen rep to find out if painting them will void out the warranty. Andersen may also have a 'fix' to change window color.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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I have 19 year old andersen low-e glass windows. They are vinyl but one of the lower shash's has lost the paint. what type of paint can be used to recover the exposed wood
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I would just paint them. A tudor home, especially here in NY the windows are usually bronze which matches very well. White just looks ridiculous on a tudor home.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:02 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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The Anderson Window folks are very customer service oriented. I bet they have someone in house who handles just this sort of question.
We built a house in a development in which everyone had Anderson windows. About 20 years later the company had gotten a few complaints about the windows failing in one way or another. So they sent a crew to our neighborhood, and fixed all the window issues at no charge. They are a super company.
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