Andersen White Pine Frames

Sometimes, when we pull the exterior casings off of an old window, inside the weight chamber we find a delightful surprise .  It is just a simple paper label, most often brittle and faded with age, but occasionally mostly intact.  It is a circle of blue and red ink printed on white paper that reads “Andersen White Pine Frames.”  While we don’t know as much as we’d like about the history of the Andersen Window Company, this seems to be a good indicator that long before Andersen started making their “Renewal” windows and their “Fibrex” wood-like product, they were making windows out of continuous runs of real white pine.  Most of the windows that contain this label are from houses about 90 or 100 years old and the wood for the most part has stood the test of time.

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