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6 Updates to Make in 2019

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:18

House Method summarized top design trends for 2019. New appliances or a fresh coat of paint can do wonders in breathing life to your interiors, and bringing in more light can do the same. The Marvin Modern line, including multi-slide doors and direct glaze windows, was the editor’s choice for achieving both the look and technology of modern design.

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How to Prepare Your Windows for Winter Weather

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:17

Southern Living featured Lyle Kvarnlov, product services manager at Marvin Windows and Doors, in its article covering winter window prep. To get ready for the cold and ice, Kvarnlov first suggests simply cleaning your windows, which can help you get a better view of any potential deterioration. Next, check for drafts and gaps. And don’t panic if you notice condensation or frost. “Contrary to what you might think, condensation is a sign that your windows are working and maintaining the temperature inside your home,” Kvarnlov notes.

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The Healthy Home

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:16

Kitchen & Bath Business covered human-centric design trends—choices consumers are making in their homes to reduce toxins, let in light and connect more to nature. The Marvin Ultimate Corner Multi-Slide Door was featured for the effortless way it brings the outdoors in. Available in both stacked and pocket configurations with up to 10 panels, the door is designed to operate with ease.

For the full article, visit

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Love Of Modern Design

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:53

Love of Modern Design Continues As Homeowners Seek Functionality And Freedom To Meet Changing Lifestyles

New Marvin Modern window and door line creates boundless connections between the inside and outside

WARROAD, Minn., Dec. 3, 2018 — As the modern movement continues to spark the imaginations of today’s homeowners, Marvin Windows and Doors is helping them see new possibilities for creating clean, simple lines, uncomplicated by extra adornment, that bring in the beauty of the outdoors. The new Marvin Modern line is exactingly designed for use in modern architecture, combining uninterrupted sightlines with unbeatable strength, achieving the ideal aesthetic for modern homes.

“Today’s lifestyles are about removing encumbrances and opting for simplicity. People want spaces that are filled with light, take the eye beyond the boundaries of home and into the outdoors,” said Christine Marvin, director of corporate strategy + design at Marvin Windows and Doors. “Now big expanses of glass can function as walls, removing visual clutter and eliminating anything from getting in the way of the view. As the principals and appreciation of modern architecture become more prevalent in homes across the country, Marvin Modern is our way of supporting this evolving way of life with a solution designed for beauty and function in any climate.”

Holistic approach
The company used a holistic approach to develop Marvin Modern, meeting with homeowners, architects, builders and experts from around the world and conducting in-depth research in three dynamic home markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay and Tokyo. Taking immersion trips to modern homes and notable landmarks in each city, the company searched for the latent, emotive desires that windows and doors meet in homeowners. Among the findings: Modern homeowners have come to expect their living spaces to support their self-awareness, encourage restoration and create a sense of freedom.

New windows and doors: pure, modern aesthetics 
The Marvin Modern product line currently offers a Modern Direct Glaze Window in rectangular and polygon shapes, and a Modern Multi-Slide Door, with a Modern Casement Window and Modern Awning Window coming in 2019. The company took a meticulous approach to designing Marvin Modern offerings, with particular attention to the following:

Performance Attributes

  • Sizing: The Multi-Slide Door is available in sizes up to approximately 12 feet tall and 60 feet wide, and the Direct Glaze Window is available in sizes up to approximately 94 square feet.
  • Material: Boasts an industry-first, revolutionary high-density fiberglass exterior and an aluminum interior, making the products extremely durable and energy-efficient for all climates. No other modern window and door line employs this fiberglass material in conjunction with this proprietary frame design.
  • Energy Efficiency and Performance: All Marvin Modern products achieve a low standard U-Factor of 0.28 with Low E2 argon gas. Direct Glaze single units achieve up to PG60 (performance grade 60), Direct Glaze Mulled units are rated up to PG40 and the Multi-Slide Door is rated up to PG45.
  • Technology: The Multi-Slide Door is available with Sliding Door Automatic Control, and all products will be available with Marvin’s factory-installed Lock Status Sensor giving homeowners peace of mind that their windows and doors are securely closed and locked.

Design Options

  • Sightlines: All meeting stiles, which are the frames of a window, will be less than 3 inches, even when mulled together, to maintain consistent sightlines.
  • Flexibility: The Multi-Slide Door is available in more than 30 configurations, with stacked or pocket uni-directorial or bi-parting options.
  • Colors: Available in a curated palette of ebony, bronze, anodized/silver, gunmetal and stone white, with the ability to split finishes on interior and exterior.
  • Hardware: Designed to effortlessly open expansive doors while staying true to the modern aesthetic with sleek, square corners, vertical slide locks and split finishes.
  • Aesthetics: Features a low-gloss aluminum interior, a black spacer bar and black sealant to minimize visual distraction while enhancing natural light.

“The strength and sizing of Marvin Modern is truly impressive. For perspective, the scenic door can be almost as long as an entire bowling lane and the largest window could easily fit an average-sized SUV,” said Christine. “We’ve crafted the Marvin Modern line to offer the details architects value when designing a modern home and the features homeowners seek in creating a light- and air-filled sanctuary.”

Marvin Modern products are available at designated dealers across the country. For more information, and to design windows and doors with the Marvin Modern visualizer tool, visit

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Saving a Cultural Anchor

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:16

Building Design + Construction published an article detailing the renovation of the historic Cincinnati Music Hall. Having been placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Endangered Historic Places” list, the building was in desperate need of updates. Working with a shorter-than-ideal timeline, and a budget half allocated to obligatory infrastructure improvements, project architect Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel certainly faced a challenging task.

The building’s façade needed the most restoration. Marvin Windows and Doors supplied 103 windows — 90 of which were custom made — including a trio of transom windows that were previously hidden. The three transoms were constructed based on only one from the 1950s, which showed the window details.

To read more about this renovation, check out the November 2018 issue of Building Design + Construction.

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Breaking New Ground

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:15

Maine Home + Design covered “twenty residential and commercial architecture projects that push the limits of design.” Among the list are several projects featuring Marvin and Integrity windows and doors. Located mostly in eastern Maine, the homes demonstrate a variety of design styles — from modern, to modern farmhouse.

Read more about Bristol Classic, Umami Point, Rooted Camp and Coppertop at

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NARI Home Time

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:15

In its weekly NARI Home Time radio series, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) interviewed special guest Eric Mason, Marvin territory manager covering the Kansas City area, where the show is hosted. Mason, who grew up working in the trades, speaks about Marvin’s history, products, installation processes and more.

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New Leadership Changes

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:36

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reported that Darrin Peterson, a 30-year veteran and operations vice president, will be president of the Marvin Windows and Doors unit as of January 2019.

Fourth-generation family member Dan Marvin, head of business development, will become president of the Infinity Windows and Doors division.

The changes, effective Jan. 1, spread out the leadership duties. Currently, the titles are all held by the Warroad company’s CEO, Paul Marvin, who has headed the divisions for three years. He was named CEO in August 2017, succeeding his uncle, John W. “Jake” Marvin.

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Rethinking Shared Space

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 20:27

MKE Lifestyle shared the story of a 1960s duplex that was transformed into a modern marvel. Homeowners Tom Czisny and Thom Bauldry completely remodeled the house to satisfy both of their lifestyles and creative visions. The four-year project involved a complete gut of the house’s interior; Czisny and Bauldry moved a load-bearing wall to create an open floor plan in place of tiny rooms and oddly placed closets. They updated the plumbing and electrical systems, and reconfigured the placement of the windows. The addition of Marvin windows helped let the light in and improve the design of the home, both indoors and out.

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Updated Farmhouse

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 20:21

Dream Kitchens & Baths detailed the key components of an updated farmhouse in Norwalk, Connecticut. Brass door knobs, a live edge wood table and Marvin Contemporary Casement windows help bring the design together. The windows are available in large sizes to maximize light and enhance the view.

For more, check out the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Dream Kitchens & Baths.

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Door & Window Market Green Awards

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:42

Door & Window Market magazine’s Green Awards showcase companies looking to make a difference through sustainability efforts. Marvin Windows and Doors was awarded in the Commitment category “for producing more ‘Most Efficient’ windows than any other manufacturer.” Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes and wood products made from responsibly-managed forests demonstrate Marvin’s dedication to sustainability.

For the full list of winners, see the November issue of Door & Window Market.

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Windows 101: The Essentials

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:41

Domino magazine shared a beginner’s guide to windows, “Windows 101: We Answer Your Most Essential Questions.” From the types of popular window materials (vinyl, rolled or extruded aluminum, fiberglass and wood) to how different window types operate, the article breaks down all the basics. Even tips for cleaning windows are included in the article — spoiler alert — the Marvin Ultimate Casement‘s wash mode can assist in cleaning both the interior and exterior from the inside.

The article covers growing trends as well, such as the use of interior windows. “This rising trend sees windows and doors being used in the interiors of homes to create transparent rooms-within-rooms,” explains Christine Marvin, director of corporate strategy and design. “Homeowners are using scenic doors, like the Ultimate Corner Multi-Slide or Ultimate Bi-Fold, to carve out lounge areas, home offices, meditation spaces and personal gyms.”

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The Same But Better

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:34

Traditional Building wrote about the renovation of the Millbrook School Dining Hall, located about 90 miles north of New York City. The co-ed boarding school needed a space with enough room for all students to sit down and eat together; the original dining hall, constructed in 1934, was no longer sufficient. Even though a new building was going to be required, the Head of School and Trustees still wanted to ensure that it had the same look and feel — that it fit in with other buildings on campus. They wanted returning alums to think of the space as “the same, but better.”

Natural light from Marvin windows and doors helps open the space up. The windows line the corridor leading into the dining hall, and the hall itself is lit by them on both sides.

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Live Better Now

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:33

House Beautiful featured the publication’s Whole Home Project, built on the principle that a well-designed house, customized for the specific needs of those living there, can greatly improve overall health and well-being. Located in Connecticut, the home contains everything the owners need, from a fitness area in place of an unnecessary formal dining room to a built-in “grow room” in the kitchen for year-round access to fresh herbs. There is even a secret kids’ playroom in an upstairs loft. The home is complete with Marvin windows and a bi-fold door that connects the interior to the covered porch.

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What's New

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:28

Qualified Remodeler featured new products of the year, including the Marvin Modern product line. The first two Modern products, which will be released at the end of October, are the Multi-Slide door and the Direct Glaze window. The clean lines and big glass minimize visual distraction. High-density fiberglass exterior and aluminum interiors are available in ebony, bronze, anodized/silver, gunmetal and stone white.

For the full article, check out the October edition of Qualified Remodeler at

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Inside Looking Out

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:27

Midwest Home published an article telling the story of how Marvin Windows and Doors came to be the company it is today. It all started when George G. Marvin arrived in Warroad, MN in 1904, to begin managing the grain elevator. He would later transform the town, capitalizing on the lumber industry and establishing the Marvin Lumber & Cedar Company. With a foundation of strong values and the help of George’s oldest son William S. “Bill” Marvin, the business persisted through even the most trying of times, and grew to become Marvin Windows and Doors.

Editor Mike Berger took a trip to Warroad to see where it all began, touring the facility and learning all about Marvin and its history. To read the full article, visit

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Portrait Windows for Former Church

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:26

Sag Harbor Express covered the story of an old Methodist Church in New York, which was transformed into a space for artists to collaborate and create. The building, renamed simply “The Church,”  went through extensive renovations, and the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review was faced with many tough decisions in the process. One such decision was on the type of window to install in the building. In an extremely rare move, the board ultimately agreed on Marvin aluminum clad casement windows. While the windows were initially deemed “too modern” for the historic building, the benefits of custom sizes and minimal maintenance couldn’t be beat.

Eric Fischl and April Gornik own the building, and are artists themselves. Fischl plans to paint portraits on ten of the large windows on the sides of the buildings — portraits of figures important to the area’s cultural history.

For the full article, visit

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Chic Modern Farmhouses

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:29

Dwell published an article showcasing an ever-growing design trend: the modern farmhouse. A blend of modern and traditional, these homes transcend generations. The article featured several homes designed with Marvin windows and doors. A renovated colonial residence in New York and a vintage farmstead in Maine are among the examples of the modern farmhouse craze.

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Architectural Innovation

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:28

Metropolis magazine featured Pleated House, the 2018 Marvin Architects Challenge winner in the Best Contemporary category. The house is located in a dense forest in Door County, WI. Marvin doors and Ultimate Casement windows complete the look of the façade, which includes cedar siding and dark-anodized aluminum.

Read more in the October edition of Metropolis.

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Prepping for Winter on NBC News

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:27

NBC News online featured an article explaining key household items to check in the months before winter hits. The outdoor prep includes cleaning out gutters, checking flashing on the roof, and fertilizing the lawn appropriately. Inside, it’s important to replace smoke detector batteries, and winterize the windows. Lyle Kvarnlov, project services manager at Marvin Windows and Doors, explains how to clean windows, check them for drafts, and prevent sitting water.

“The presence of old or inefficient windows could have the same effect on your heating bill as leaving a window open all winter long,” Kvarnlov said.

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