National Geographic : 1972 Oct
When you're buying a home, let the windows do the talking. They can tell you a lot. The quality of the windows is a clue to the quality of everything in the house. They can tell you whether the house was built up to a standard or down to a price, whether it's value for money, whether it will be an easy, economical house to own. All this from a window? Yes, because windows have such a demanding job to do. Not only do they establish the beauty and style of the home, they have to let in the light, let in the air, keep out the weather, keep in the heat, and keep operating easily and efficiently, with minimum attention, year after year. If somebody's cut corners with the windows, it soon shows up. Cut your losses. As much as half the heat loss from a house can be through and around the windows and doors! Well made windows can cut this loss in fact, Andersen Windows and Gliding Doors can reduce heat losses by 15% to 35% as compared to windows which just meet commercial standards. Over a year, that's a sizeable sum off your heating and cooling bills. (What's more, you'll be saving energy and helping conserve resources, and that's becoming important to us all.) Good windows can really cut maintenance costs, too. But how do you tell a good window? A window that seals tightly, opens easily, won't 4 stick and won't rattle is the result of great care and precision in manufacture. How can you tell a good window? There's an easy way: look for the name Andersen Windowalls... Andersen with an E. r-"- ------ ------- i How to get good windows. First step is to send for our free, il lustrated, 24-page booklet "How to get good windows." It can tell you a lot. Mail to: Andersen Corporation, Bayport, Minnesota 55003. S 1 plan to build. Q I plan to remodel a Name Address City State Zip Andersen Windowalls ANDERSEN CORPORATION ' BAYPORTMINNESOTA 55003 _________ Andersen Windows cost less to own. Andersen design and materials reduce heating and cooling costs all year 'round. Andersen uses the new Xi" welded insulating glass, for more efficient insulation than f ever before. Andersen Windows need so little maintenance, and are so very easy to clean. Especially Andersen Perma Shield® Windows and Gliding Doors, where a core of warm stable wood is protected by a sheath of tough, durable vinyl. It will not chip, flake, rust or corrode. No painting, almost no maintenance. (The exterior sash of our Narroline® windows are finished with a patented 4-stop factory process; they won't require painting for at least 10 years.) What's more, Andersen Windows add to the value of your home. They're preferred 7 to 1 over any other make. Economy, year after year. Whether you're buying a castle or a cabin, economical windows are important to you. In fact, the tighter your budget, the more important it becomes to insist on long term money-saving windows like Andersen. That's why you find Andersen in quality homes of every size.