When the time finally comes time to replace the windows in your home, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or intimidated by the process.
After all, we all want a beautiful home that we can feel confident about. With windows being such a prominent feature of every home, we naturally want to find the best ones.
However, when selecting new windows for your home, there is unfortunately no rule of thumb to blindly follow. That’s right: No single window brand or material type is the undebatable best. Instead, decisions need to be made on a case by case basis.
Truthfully, the best window for any home project depends on its homeowners’ style, climate and budget. So even though narrowing down the options can sometimes feel like a tedious process, it’s an important step in any home improvement project.
At WDI, we proudly house products from a variety of window brands, and our factory trained window professionals can happily guide you in making the right choices to fit your needs.
This in mind, keep reading to learn about products from one of our favorite manufacturers: Marvin windows.
For over 100 years, Marvin products have been built, designed and installed with people in mind at every step. So when you select Marvin windows for your home, you not only get a variety of styles to choose from, but you get a simplified customer experience.
WDI is proud to be your local, independent Marvin retailer. Not only do we honor Marvin’s commitment to delivering high-quality products and services, but we cultivate experiences that help people live better.
Marvin windows come in three signature material types— wood, extruded aluminum, and Ultrex® fiberglass. Keep reading to see how each material compares to one another.
Known for their beauty and traditional look, wood windows are available in a variety of natural finishes that can add character inside and outside your home. Marvin offers a wide selection of wood windows, including four premium millwork options and seven unique stains.
While most available wood windows are finished one way or another, Marvin takes extra steps to ensure their windows stand out. Before being assembled, each individual piece of wood is sanded, conditioned, stained and oven-cured. Then, each piece is clear-coated, sanded, and clear-coated once more. The multi-step process produces an extremely durable wood and ensures consistency across every Marvin replacement window.
When it comes to strength and durability, Marvin’s Ultrex fiberglass is nearly unbeatable. In fact, compared to other materials, Ultrex is the strongest window material in the entire replacement industry. Its unique strength and long-term durability make Marvin windows the natural option for anyone who’s already committed to fiberglass.
As for color, Ultrex uses an acrylic finish that is fade-resistant and virtually maintenance free. With a finish that’s 3 times thicker than other options, Ultrex also resists chipping, denting and peeling. Plus, its innate strength allows for Ultrex products to be built with narrower frames than any other Marvin windows — enhancing the views inside any home.
These properties make Marvin Ultrex fiberglass one of the strongest and most desirable on the market.
For those looking to balance classic beauty with modern, engineered strength, blending wood with fiberglass is a perfect solution. If you’re already sold on Marvin windows, then the Marvin Elevate Casement is a product for you to consider.
Previously known as the Integrity Wood-Ultrex Casement, this Wood-Fiberglass hybrid from Marvin is a simple option for letting in light and air flow. Its warm wood interior delivers timeless beauty, while its resilient, long-lasting fiberglass exterior will stay strong in even the toughest conditions.
In conclusion, the best window for any home project depends on its homeowners’ specific needs. So when shopping for new windows, there is unfortunately no rule of thumb to blindly follow.
Even if you’ve already decided on a brand, such as Marvin windows, remember: There are lots of materials to choose from!
Narrowing down your window options can sometimes seem like a stressful process. However, at WDI, we can happily guide you in making the right choice.
Come visit us today to get started on your next project!