Your crew was great. They worked very hard; were neat and efficient, and always extremely friendly & courteous. Thank you for a job well done.
Brownstoner covers the process of remodeling a derelict Crown Heights limestone, giving it a new life as a polished family home. New Marvin windows helped return the home to its former glory, both inside and out.
Read more on Brownstoner.com
The large-format Ultimate Multi-Slide Door from Marvin gets an upgrade with its new Sliding Door Automatic Control. Using a mounted wall switch or a remote control, homeowners can open and close the large-format doors with the touch of a button. The system is compatible with the door’s uni-directional, bi-parting and center stacked configurations, and is available on units as large as 12 panels. Praised Jamie Briesemeister, Integration Controls, “It is a great solution for large doors/spaces.”
Read more on page 44 in Remodeling Magazine.
The Architizer A+ Awards represent the best of architecture and design worldwide, and the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is one of just a handful of product finalists in the running to win one of two (juried and popular choice) coveted awards in the windows and doors category.
Read more on Architizer.
Our favorite home improvement expert and longtime fan Lou Manfredini talked home repair issues on the TODAY Show. An Integrity Insert Replacement Double Hung window was front and center as Lou demonstrated the difference between purchasing new windows for a home or using a replacement insert. Lou mentions the Integrity brand by name, and calls attention to the fiberglass exterior and wood interior composition on the display.
Watch the full segment on the TODAY Show.
Architectural Digest reports on the top 5 new kitchen trends for 2017, including the rise in Matte Black for home design
Matte Black: Trade in typical chrome, bronze, or stainless-steel finishes for sleek matte black, seen on everything from faucets to outdoor kitchens and window finishes. Clockwise from top: Free-standing outdoor kitchen made with Dekton by Cosentino for Brown Jordan, brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com; Vettis closed-spout single-handle sink faucet by Brizo, brizo.com; contemporary casement with matte black hardware, and detail of hardware by Marvin, marvin.com
Read more at ArchitecturalDigest.com
According to Metropolis Magazine, any breakthrough in architecture requires a strong collaboration with an innovative manufacturer of building products. In a roundup of recent projects from around the world with these kinds of winning strategies that offer inspiration for architects and their clients, the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door as featured in a California residence designed by architect Ken Ungar.
Read more in Metropolis Magazine.
The Marvin Contemporary Casement in larger standard sizes is part of a list of stylish windows that work overtime to help shelter from the elements. Now available in dimensions of 36” by 102”, 40” by 96.12”, and 44” by 91.12”, these casement windows maximize natural light indoors, while maintaining energy efficiency within the house
Read more in ARCHITECT Magazine.
Students do the tricky (and sticky) work of installing windows in the ProHome’s hi-performance wall assembly
More and more cold-climate homes have exterior rigid insulation which is often needed to meet code-specified R-values and which by minimizing thermal bridging increases performance over a wall with only cavity insulation. Installing exterior insulation is quite simple, but it does complicate some details including window installation.
If this is their first experience installing windows, the students who helped on the ProHome will have learned the importance of getting it right from the right guy. Builder Mike Guertin says that he spends “… an extra 15 to 20 minutes on a window … to make sure we’re getting an excellent air seal because that’s going to give us the most bang for the buck.” And air sealing is only one of the goals of an exceptional window install. The other important actor is to manage water.
Though there are a few ways to install windows in thick walls, Mike taught the students to set them in plane with the siding and trim.
In an article from the archives, Architectural Digest Magazine features a beautiful Tennessee home built on the site of a family bed and breakfast. The home, located on a scenic rise overlooking a meadow, features Marvin windows that helped replicate the look of multiple historical homes the owners admired.
Read more in Architectural Digest.
Remodeling Magazine recently featured five trends driving modern window design, including seamless indoor/outdoor living, contemporary design, home automation and dark exterior finishes like Marvin’s suede, gunmetal, clay and bronze to match the raw materials used in modern projects.
Read more in Remodeling Magazine.
Located less than a half hour from the Canadian border, and with a population of just under 1,800, Warroad, Minnesota is probably an easy town to miss unless you happen to be from there, or know somebody from there.
This small town has become such a hockey factory and developed such a rich history within the sport — at all levels — that it has been dubbed “Hockeytown, USA.”
One of the biggest driving forces behind hockey in Warroad over the years has been the Marvin Family, owners of the largest employer in Warroad (Marvin Windows and Doors), for contributing to the construction of the Warroad Gardens rink and helping to ensure that kids always have a place to skate. That commitment has helped drive a passion for hockey in the town that has helped it produce a lasting impact on the sport that has been felt locally (the dominant boys and girls high school programs), Internationally, and in the NHL.
The NBC Sports Group celebrated Hockey Day in America with an NHL quadrupleheader followed by a documentary that brings the rich hockey tradition of Warroad to life through iconic Olympic athletes and professional hockey players.
In a recent feature in Portrait Magazine, it’s clear the Pacific Northwest has a special relationship with the outdoors. For the wet part of the year, that relationship is something like puppy love: longing glances, occasional dalliances, gloomy afternoons spent pining on the sofa. But during those brief, brilliant months of summer, they throw themselves out of the house with abandon: cooking, eating, entertaining, recreating, relaxing and soaking up every drop of those few, endless days.
For the owners of this custom home in Lake Oswego, their vision of paradise is a place where the outdoor party never has to stop, rain or shine. That’s where Marvin windows came in – keeping the home “well insulated even during the stormiest of days, particularly important for a home this close to the water.”
Read more in Portrait Magazine.
After the 2017 International Builders’ Show and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the editors at BUILDER and Remodeling magazines asked readers and industry professionals to let them know what stuck out to them in an online survey. Selected among the products that impressed these pros was the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door with Sliding Door Automatic Control.
Jamie Briesemeister of Integration Controls praised the door as “a great solution for large doors/spaces.”
Read more in BUILDER Magazine.
The February issue of Professional Remodeler features an article by Marvin’s Kris Hanson, discussing how remodelers can provide a valuable service by helping clients understand the many options available for replacement windows. Important considerations are outlined, including clients’ goals and design needs when thinking about how replacement windows can transform the look, feel and function of a home.
Read more in Professional Remodeler.
This modern guest home by Hoover Architects, PLLC was designed with a tree house in mind, focusing on a heightened connection between indoors and the beautiful tree-lined lot. Sustainability was key, and Integrity double and triple pane windows allowed for open, unobstructed views and the performance that this home required.
Read more in Residential Architect.
Fox Cities Magazine profiles a Usonian-Style Frank Lloyd Wright replica built on the shores of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. Marvin windows were utilized to fulfill the unique challenge of replicating the complex design of the home – a single-story, flat-roofed dwelling that emphasizes a deep connection with nature, including the natural habitat whenever possible. Massive structural timbers had to be delivered by crane, and the windows had to be “strong enough for the unique design.”
Read more in Fox Cities Magazine.
The Healdsburg Residence, a 2015 Marvin Architects Challenge winner, graces the cover of this month’s PRODUCTS Magazine. Selected for representing its “Made in America” theme, the Healdsburg Residence is a beautiful example of modern farmhouse style.
The Marvin Corner Window is also featured on page 18 as part of an article called “Home Made” – featuring domestically-made building products and the states they’re manufactured in.
Read more in PRODUCTS Magazine.
The Marvin Companies’ new Chief Human Resources Officer Krischelle Tennessen offers her insights on one of the most pressing issues facing company leaders today – how to attract, retain and motivate employees.
In her position at a company that’s more than 100 years old and is still family owned, Tennessen outlines the three key principles that represent success: be authentic, be flexible and be transparent.
Read the full article in Prairie Business Magazine.
Houzz.com shared the site’s most popular home exteriors in 2016, and Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner Lake Calhoun Organic Modern took top marks. The Minneapolis home, built by John Kraemer & Sons, features Integrity Wood-Ultrex windows and doors throughout the property to showcase the property’s stunning lake views. Read on for more from Houzz about the winning project.
People fell in love with these exterior home scenes
For all the time we spend enjoying our homes from the inside, there’s something so pleasing about coming home to a beautiful outside. Whether it’s a gorgeous paint color, careful landscaping or the invitation of a front porch seat, these 15 photos captivated users, making them the most popular exteriors uploaded to Houzz in 2016, as measured by saves to ideabooks.
1. Lakeside modern. By far and away, this shot was the most popular exterior photo uploaded to Houzz in 2016. Readers appreciated the organic, modern forms in this exterior, in particular the stonework and dramatic windows.
Senior Manager of Group Product Management Kris Hanson joins other leading window manufacturers to discuss current trends in the window industry, including big glass for both traditional and modern remodeling projects.
“Regardless of personal style, people want windows that offer larger views, and they like having options when it comes to finishes,” said Hanson. “The trend toward more glass aligns well with a renewed desire to experience a seamless integration between the indoors and the outdoors.”
Read more in Qualified Remodeler.