Real wood fans love the 400 Series Woodwright oak windows. Beefy oak frames with thick, sloped sills give these windows a very traditional look of quality and craftsmanship. These are precision-milled wood interiors with grille patterns that are historically accurate. If you want true old-world styling for your home, the Woodwright 400 Series is worth serious consideration.
This Andersen 400 Series Woodwright oak double hung window review gives you the details you need to decide if this is the right window for your home or business. Browse our window reviews to compare other windows from Andersen, Marvin or Pella you might also be considering.
Benefits of the Andersen 400 Series Woodwright Oak Double-Hung Window
Traditional beauty is the primary reason consumers give for choosing the Andersen 400 Woodwright windows. They feature heavy wood sashes and frames that make the most of the Oak wood. If you don’t prefer Oak, Pine and Maple are also available. Many order the windows unfinished on the interior so they can stain them to match the trim in their home or prime and paint them any color they choose. You can also order them painted White.
There are 5 exterior colors with 11 trim colors to give your windows a combination that complements your home’s siding or trim. Six exterior profiles give you the exact look you want. Four hardware styles are available in 10 finishes. Three grille styles, 3 patterns and 4 widths give you more choices for tailoring the look of the 400 Series Woodwright windows.
In addition to the standard double-hung style, Andersen offers these in different shapes such as quarter-round and half-round tops, arched and unequal leg arch that can be used on either side of a large arched window. Combination windows using fixed transom windows are offered, and Andersen makes a 400 Series Woodwright double-hung bay window.
Drawbacks of the Andersen 400 Series Woodwright Oak Double-Hung Window
Due to the historically-accurate nature of the frames and sashes, these windows are not made in casement, gliding or other style. If you really love the look of these double hung windows, that won’t be a problem. If you’d rather mix and match styles, consider the bestselling Andersen 400 Series windows with 17 different window types including standard double hung windows.
These are expensive windows due to the heavy, precision-milled frames. The Andersen 400 Series Woodwright oak double hung window price starts above $400 per window.
Finally, you’ll need to provide ongoing maintenance for these windows since they have wood exteriors rather than vinyl-clad exteriors. Plan to paint them every 3-6 years depending on your local climate.
Installation of the Andersen 400 Series Woodwright Oak Double-Hung Window
It’s important to have any wood window installed properly so that air doesn’t leak, moisture doesn’t penetrate and the sashes operate smoothly. We recommend you get at least 3 written estimates for the cost of the windows and the installation.
Make your choice not only based on cost but on the experience and skill of the window contractor. When your Andersen 400 Series Woodwright oak double hung windows are properly installed, you’ll get maximum beauty and durability from them.