ProVia vs. Andersen Windows

Golden Group is proud to provide ProVia window replacement services in the Worcester and Greater Boston area. Today we take a look at ProVia vs Andersen windows to help you consider which window replacement is the best choice for your home.

What to consider when comparing ProVia vs Andersen window replacements

Any time you consider replacing your windows, you’ll want to consider some major home construction factors such as durability, quality, materials used, warranties, ease of installation, and price. Let’s examine how to compare ProVia vs Andersen windows.

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Check out the materials used in ProVia vs Andersen windows

When it comes to materials, ProVia windows typically use a vinyl compound and specialized glass. In fact, they use a special Sunshield® vinyl, which was formulated to reduce fading due to sunlight exposure. This vinyl also prevents common window frame problems such as rot and insect damage. 

Some homeowners choose the Sunshield® vinyl because it can stand up to the harsh weather of New England, without needing a lot of care and maintenance. Another reason is its outstanding color retention performance (even with southern exposure) and comes with a lifetime transferable warranty, protecting your investment. 

While ProVia’s Endure™, Aspect™, and ecoLite™ lines use vinyl, their Aeris™ line features wood-clad frames. The wood-clad frames can bring a warm and natural feeling into your home. Also, the ProVia wood frames come in oak, cherry, or maple and can also be re-stained or painted to match your style.

Andersen windows offer a wide variety of frames, including vinyl, a very strong composite, and fiberglass. They also offer wood frames with exteriors made of aluminum, fiberglass, or vinyl, which are designed to withstand the harsh exterior elements. 

In addition, some Andersen windows come with their Stormwatch® protection for heavier protection in coastal areas.  Coastal glass options include impact-resistant glass or protection from UV rays.

Energy Efficiency is critical for New England homes

Here in the Greater Boston and Worcester area, energy efficiency is important to most homeowners. Our customers experience wide temperature swings of the frosty cold in the winter and humid heat in the summer. So having energy-efficient windows helps moderate the heating and cooling costs of your home. 

ProVia windows were designed with energy efficiency in mind. As of 2024, ProVia offers several glass packages. The “Low-E glass” option includes glass that is coated to reflect infrared light, which can protect the interior of your home. You can also select windows with two or three panes of glass. This provides more insulation than a single pane of glass, especially when filled with energy-efficient glass. ProVia also offers a special spacer to ensure an optimal insulation effect. 

Andersen windows also have developed energy-efficient windows. In fact, Andersen Corporation was named a 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in March of 2024, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some Andersen windows use Low-E glass and triple panes as well.

Consider the Provia vs. Andersen window design options

Let’s be honest, windows aren’t just practical – they’re beautiful, and they can add just the right touch to the overall look of our homes. Check with each manufacturer to see which shapes and styles they offer. Here are some of the window shapes you’ll find with ProVia windows and Andersen windows.

Provia offers the following window styles:

  • Double hung windows
  • Slider windows
  • Casement windows
  • Awning windows
  • Hopper windows
  • Picture windows
  • Garden windows windows
  • Bay & Bow windows
  • Architectural shapes 

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ProVia also offers the following glass choices:

  • Clear glass (annealed, tempered, with 3 types of strength)
  • Art glass (with the look of stained glass)
  • Decorative glass (with various designs)
  • Privacy glass (allow light in while maintaining privacy)
  • Tinted glass (protect your interior from UV)
  • Window & backdoor grids (get the look of classic grids without the maintenance hassle)
  • Internal blinds  

Andersen offers similar window-type options but with a handful of different shapes:

  • Awning windows
  • Bay & Bow windows
  • Casement window
  • Double hung windows
  • Single hung windows
  • Gliding windows
  • Pass-through windows
  • Picture windows
  • Specialty windows (uncommon shapes)

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Review and compare the ProVia and Andersen window warranties

Warranties are an important part of your window replacement. In addition to making sure your windows are made of high-quality durable material, you’ll want some protection in the unlikely event that a product fails over time. 

ProVia offers a warranty for the AERIS™, ENDURE™ & ASPECT™ windows with varying degrees of coverage. The lifetime warranty can be transferred one time to a new owner, which can be attractive to a prospective buyer if you put your home on the market. Read here to find the coverage.  Coverage can vary between the basic window unit, paint/stain, hardware, handles, grass, screens, etc. You can also find their ecoLite™ Window warranty here.

Andersen windows also offers limited warranties based on the product. Their Owner-to-Owner® limited warranties are also transferable if you sell your home. Check the Andersen website to view the warranty for each of their window lines.

Get expert advice when choosing between ProVia vs Andersen windows 

Sometimes it’s good to get a professional opinion before making a decision. At Golden Group Roofing, we thoroughly research construction materials so that we can find the best options for our customers. If you’re a homeowner in the Greater Boston or Worcester area, call 508-873-1884 to talk to a team member. Or simply schedule a free estimate online.