Retiring a Window that Hit the 50 Million MarkMarch 5th, 2013 by DWM Magazine
The last Andersen® Narroline® double-hung window rolled off the production line in Bayport, Minn., Jan. 31, 2013. During its 50-year history, more than 50 million Andersen Narroline window units have been installed in homes across the United States and abroad.
Andersen says it will continue manufacturing Narroline window conversion kits, which feature the Andersen 400 Series tilt-wash sash. These kits provide the ability for homeowners to upgrade their existing Narroline windows to new technology without disturbing the frame or interior and exterior trim.
The window, which rolled out in February 1962, was completely factory assembled, packed two to a carton and featured primed exterior frame parts.
“We’ve made product enhancements to the Narroline window since ’66, but it’s pretty much the same window to this day,” says Pat Vogler, vice president of operations at Andersen.