Twitter Interview with Andersen Windows

If you missed our Twitterview with Andersen Windows, we’ve got it here for you.  Start at the bottom and read up. If you have a Twitter account and prefer to see it on Twitter, just click “Discover” and look up hashtag #JCHinterview.  It was really enlightening, and we hope you will enjoy and learn from it.  Feel free to follow up with us at Jenkins Custom Homes, or Andersen Corp. if you have other questions. Also, be sure to follow us on twitter @JCHAustin.

 
JCHAustin Welcome to our interview with Sachin Gore@Andersencorp. Hi Sachin! #jchinterview -10:01 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Thanks for having me. I am looking forward to sharing information about windows and doors with you.#JCHinterview -10:03 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin How’s the weather in Bayport, Minn. today?#jchinterview -10:04 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Typical for Minnesota. Cool with the chance of snow! Nothing like your weather, I presume. #JCHinterview -10:05 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin It’s kind of drizzly today but a nice temperature! Let’s talk about windows, though. #jchinterview -10:05 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Can you tell us a little about yourself & your job description? #jchinterview -10:06 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Sure. I work in Research & Development at Andersen. I have been with Andersen for 15 years. #JCHinterview-10:07 AM Dec 7th, 2012
AndersenCorp My current role is Applied Innovation Leader. Basically, what future focused window and doors features.#JCHinterview -10:07 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Wow! That’s awesome! #jchinterview -10:08 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin So, when someone’s trying to decide between different windows, what are the major categories Andersen offers?#jchinterview -10:08 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Can you kind of give them to me from least expensive to most expensive? #jchinterview -10:09 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp We offer a full line of products from value priced vinyl to super premium clad wood products. #JCHinterview -10:10 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin So, what’s a value priced vinyl, for instance?#jchinterview -10:11 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Our value priced vinyl products from SilverLine offer low maintainence products at low cost. #JCHinterview -10:13 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin What do you think is the most important factor when deciding between windows? #jchinterview -10:14 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Besides brand (of course!), the features and benefits such as energy efficiency and sustainability.#JCHinterview -10:15 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin If energy efficiency is most important to me, which one would I look at? #jchinterview -10:16 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Our A-Series products are our highest performing products for both energy and against inclement weather in coastal areas. #JCHinterview -10:17 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin What about if sustainability is most important to me?#jchinterview -10:19 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Also, the A-Series utilizes fiberglass and composite materials that don’t conduct heat and cold like aluminum.#JCHinterview -10:19 AM Dec 7th, 2012
AndersenCorp For sustainability, both our A-Series and 100 Series products utilize our patented composite material Fibrex.#JCHinterview -10:20 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin What’s Fibrex? #jchinterview -10:21 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Fibrex is a proprietary composite made from vinyl and 40% reclaimed wood fiber from our manufacturing operations.#JCHinterview -10:21 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin I actually already knew that and am a fan! Is it expensive? #jchinterview -10:22 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Here’s a link to more information about Fibrex -http://t.co/G8DnFbwO #JCHinterview -10:22 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp No, it is competitive with premium vinyl products and provides much greater performance. #JCHinterview -10:23 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin What colors does Fibrex come in? You know, color is so important to those of us in the #homebuilder world #jchinterview-10:36 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp The 100 Series is available in 5 exterior colors including dark colors like Cocoa Bean. It can also be painted if needed. #JCHinterview -10:37 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin OK, we get this question a lot: “Don’t wood windows sag”? #jchinterview -10:24 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Improvements in design and materials have solved the problem of wood window sag from the past. #JCHinterview-10:30 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp For instance, all of our wood windows have cladding materials like fiberglass and aluminum to resist sagging.#JCHinterview -10:31 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin So technology is helping… That’s great! #jchinterview-10:32 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Speaking of advancements & technology, tell us what you’re working on these days & what’s new? #jchinterview -10:33 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Well, frankly a lot is new. We have two new products series, the A-Series and 100 Series. #JCHinterview -10:33 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp We’ve also introduced exterior trim made from Fibrex that is available for our 200, 400 and A Series products.#JCHinterview -10:34 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp We have the broadest array of accessories including TruScene low visibility insect screens and VeriLock intregated security. #JCHinterview -10:35 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Talking with @AndersonCorp about #customhomes#windows #jchinterview -10:34 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Wow, that’s great! Now, tell us about VeriLock. What is it? #jchinterview -10:38 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp VeriLock is a patented sensor integrated in to our E-Series products that tells you your windows or doors are closed & locked. #JCHinterview -10:40 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin So it’s like security for your windows. Does it help with energy efficiency as well? #jchinterview -10:42 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Yes, it does. To get the maximum energy efficiency, windows need to be closed & locked, not just closed.#JCHinterview -10:43 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Final question, on a personal note, what one factor in your career has contributed to your success more than any other?#jchinterview -10:43 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Being open to trying new job opportunities, even when they are outside your training or comfort zone.#JCHinterview -10:44 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin …and, you’re also a really sweet guy – so that can’t hurt! 🙂 OK, anyone else have questions they want to ask Sachin??? #jchinterview -10:46 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
mtippsjch @AndersenCorp Are there any other common questions you get asked that weren’t covered in the interview? #jchinterview-10:47 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Thanks for the compliment! We get asked about warranty and we tell them we have one of the strongest in the business. #JCHinterview -10:48 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Oooh, good point, and that happens to be one of the primary reasons we recommend @Andersencorp to our#customhome clients #jchinterview -10:50 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
mtippsjch Can you tell me a little bit more about your warranty?#jchinterview -10:50 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Many lifetime warranties expire when the original purchaser sells. Ours is transferrable and stays with the window.#JCHinterview -10:51 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
AndersenCorp Our standard warranty is 20 years on the glass and 10 of parts. #JCHinterview -10:52 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 
JCHAustin Wow, this has been so enlightening. Thanks so much for allowing us to interview today! #jchinterview -10:52 AM Dec 7th, 2012

AndersenCorp Thank you for giving us the opportunity to chat with you today. #JCHinterview -10:53 AM Dec 7th, 2012

 

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