Andersen Windows "High Performance" windows may be defective as they may not work at higher elevations as the Argon used as insulation fill between the window pains is subject to leakage with changes in atmospheric pressure.
Investigation and potential class action lawsuit against Andersen Windows based upon consumer reports that Andersen Windows 'High Performance" window with Argon is not performing as represented, there by causing additional energy costs to homeowners. Andersen developed a window unit called "High Performance" which purports to contain a low-emissivity ("low-E") coating with consumer the option of adding an argon fill to aid in insulation, for an extra cost. The alleged primary defect is the use of capillary tubes in window units sold to consumers in the Western part of the United States. Andersen Windows are manufactured in Minnesota and then shipped across states and into higher elevation locations and are installed in areas subject to dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure between the panes of glass. As a result, the argon leaks out of the capillary tubes causing hundreds of additional dollars per year in energy costs to these homeowners.
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Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing over 9,000 people at more than 20 locations. Andersen Corporation manufacturers, distributes and sells Andersen windows and doors. Andersen annually manufactures more than six million wood windows and doors, with sales worldwide.
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