The Marvin Brand
A family owned and operated company since 1912, The Marvin Brand has worked to design and build better ways of living by evolving their window and door products to meet the ever-growing needs and demands of architects, builders, and homeowners. Made in America, Marvin’s three product collections: Signature™, Elevate™ and Essential™ work to provide the perfect solution for their customer’s unique needs.
Marvin windows and doors are all custom made to each customer’s exacting specifications. Marvin is dedicated to manufacturing aesthetically pleasing windows and doors of high performance and quality. Marvin windows and doors offers options for every style of home, including new construction and replacement projects. The versatile collections can provide solutions for all types of architecture and work together to create a cohesive look.
Ring’s End is proud to be an authorized dealer of Marvin windows and doors and offers our customers the opportunity to experience Marvin Signature™, Elevate™ and Essential™ window and door products first hand in one of our nine showrooms. Our staff can provide you with the expertise and assistance you need in order to customize a solution for your project. We can help you with your project from ideation to installation and are happy to service any Marvin window or door product, regardless of where it was purchased.
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Materials for High Quality Windows – Fiberglass vs Wood vs Aluminum
We offer Marvin Windows in a variety of materials, including fiberglass, wood, and aluminum. Some Marvin Windows exclusively use Ultrex fiberglass, which is a proprietary material that is supremely durable yet customizable to fit your aesthetic tastes or design goals.
Wood exterior windows are often prized because of their aesthetic benefits. They can be painted in a variety of colors and offer a grained finish that is difficult to match. Marvin Windows also features extruded aluminum coastline window frames and sashes. Aluminum is used due to its low maintenance retirements and extra durability when exposed to saltwater.
However, many homeowners prefer fiberglass exterior windows. Fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl and is resists expanding or contracting, even with temperature or humidity changes. Furthermore, fiberglass can be painted or detailed to closely resemble wood with fade-resistant paint while without requiring as much maintenance.
What Does it Mean That Fiberglass Windows Are “Virtually Maintenance Free”?
Many of Marvin’s fiberglass windows are “virtually maintenance-free”. This means that you only rarely need to check on your windows for damage or wear and tear. Furthermore, you never need to worry about warping due to temperature changes or climate shifts as the months roll by.
However, you will still need to practice occasional maintenance (a few checks annually, in total) on fiberglass windows by:
- Checking the weather strip from time to time. The weather strip is a dedicated barrier between your window’s sash and frame to reduce water and air infiltration. Sometimes, the weather strip needs to be replaced
- Checking the window’s finish. If your fiberglass window has a wooden finish for aesthetics, you may need to touch this up from time to time
- Tightening screws and other mechanical parts
- Clean moving parts by making sure there is no grit or debris affecting their operation
- And more
What is the Marvin Windows Replacement Process Like?
If you choose to replace or upgrade your old windows with Marvin models, you can attempt the replacement process yourself. Or you can contact Ring’s End and ask about our delivery and installation services.
We offer professional in-home installation service by fully licensed and insured local experts in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. You can contact us today to schedule a replacement service after purchasing your hand-selected Marvin Windows from our store.
However, if we can’t install your windows at your house, we can still provide expert advice on window and door installation so you can guarantee a perfect fit. Contact us for help with all your home project or installation needs, or feel free to visit a showroom near your home.