Window replacements represent one of the highest returns on investment associated with home improvement, but why? That’s because replacement windows lower energy costs, reduce outside noise, reduce maintenance, improve curb appeal, and provide an overall greater comfort for homeowners. The National Association of Realtors offers that homeowners can regain more than 78 percent of the project cost at resale.
Marvin windows are a great option if you’re considering replacing your existing windows. They deliver proven quality, energy-efficient technology, superior insulation, strength, and durability, plus they have a wide array of window styles.
Window Styles for Window Installation and Replacement
Marvin windows offer a wide variety of styles to complement your home. With such a broad selection of exterior windows, choosing the right window style for your window installation or replacement project can be intimidating. It pays to keep some of the following tips in mind when selecting replacement windows:
- Make sure your windows complement your home’s architectural style.
- How do you intend to use the windows? For extra light? For an entry? For ornament?
- Consider the color of your window frames and mullions.
- Where do you want fixed windows versus operable windows for ventilation?
- Determine the sun’s potential impact on heating, cooling, and even entertaining.
Having these insights will help you decide which of these styles best fits your window replacement needs.
Double Hung Windows
Double-hung windows incorporate movement of both the top and bottom portions of your window, but only one half of the window can remain open at a time. They’re versatile and complement virtually any home style, plus they’re easy to clean and energy-efficient. They also readily accept screens and air conditioners. Double-hung windows aren’t as airtight as other windows, like a casement window, for example. Marvin’s double-hung replacement window was selected as the top replacement window by Consumer Reports.
Single Hung Windows
With a single hung window, only the bottom panel moves up and down while the top remains stationary. The best part about them? Their low cost. They’ll run you upwards of 20 percent less than a double-hung window. But those savings come with limitations, namely with limited ventilation and ease of cleaning. In the long run, you’re better off using double-hung windows.
Bay Windows & Bow Windows
Let’s start by understanding the difference. Bay windows are angled out and away from the house and include three components—a large, fixed window in the center with two flanking windows. The opening must be at least 40 inches to accommodate the size of a bay window. Bay windows can also easily open just like ordinary windows.
A bow window is a set of four to six windows projecting from your home’s exterior, but each window is the same size. Because they are more symmetrical than a bay window, they create more of a curved appearance, while also letting more light into a room. Although opening bow windows can be installed, the cost can be prohibitive and disrupt from their symmetrical appeal.
Casement windows open sideways with a hand crank. They are one of the more weather-tight windows you can buy because the seal meets the window sash straight on. By the same token, they provide a good deal of ventilation while also being easy to clean. Unfortunately, they usually can’t accommodate AC units, and with continuous exposure to elements, their moving parts can wear out or break over time.
The name says it all. A corner window occupies the corner of your house. Marvin’s Ultimate Corner windows offer panoramic views while providing a focal point for your home. These windows are available in heights up to 12 feet and widths up to 7 feet.
Picture windows are intended to provide a clear, unobstructed view of your surroundings. For that reason, they are large and have no glazing bars. More often than not, picture windows are inoperable, which helps to make them highly energy-efficient. You’ll likely want to consider Low-E glass with a picture window to help control the heat being transmitted in and out of the room.
Often referred to as gliding windows, this window style has sashes that move left or right in either direction within a single frame. Sliding windows require little maintenance, are durable, have good energy-efficiency, and are easy to use. You’ll just have to go outdoors to clean their exterior.
Specialty Shape Windows
Polygons. Trapezoids. Triangles. You’re only limited by your imagination. Marvin Windows, in particular, is great to work with when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind window design.
Understanding the Marvin Window’s Difference
Just like their windows, Marvin’s differences are crystal clear. With a superior product and high-quality standards, here are some of the guarantees you get when you use Marvin windows in your next project:
Marvin windows come with the latest eco-friendly, energy-efficient glass options that help keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Their windows always meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines. Marvin’s fiberglass windows also have added insulation to perform in hot, cold, and wet climates while reducing your overall utility costs.
Regardless of your architectural style—historic, craftsman, Victorian, traditional, or ultra-modern—Marvin has a replacement window style to match. Thin profiles allow for large window expanses that bring the outdoors into your home. Marvin fiberglass windows even can mimic authentic wood.
Marvin is consistently recognized for its high ratings and popularity among homeowners. The company’s Infinity line incorporates Ultrex, which is a fiberglass compound stronger than vinyl and more durable than any other window material on the market. Infinity windows will hold up 38 percent longer than vinyl and are resistant to chalking, fading, shrinking, and swelling.
The Marvin Warranty
With Marvin windows, you’ll get a 10-year warranty on manufacturing and parts, along with a 20-year warranty on insulating glass. That’s as good as it gets among window replacement companies.
Why Use Twin Brook for Your Window Installation or Replacement?
As a respected window installation and window replacement company in Gap, PA, we handle every aspect of your project. From the initial estimate, all the way through to completion, Twin Brook handles it all. We’ll be with your every step of the way to make sure you get the quality window installation or window replacement you expect.
Your Projects Get Done Quick
We know how frustrating it can be to watch your window installation or window replacement project linger. That won’t happen with Twin Brook. We have a full-time staff and access to sub-contractors to make sure we adequately staff your project to get it done on time.
Your Projects Get Done Right
Fast completion is one thing. Getting the project done quickly and accurately is another. Our craftsmen pay attention to the details to make sure your window installation not only provides the aesthetics you’re after, but also delivers the construction quality required to ensure energy-efficiency and longevity.
Customers We’ve Helped Before
We’ve been serving the West Chester, Wayne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, and Downingtown areas for years. Along the way, we’ve tackled a lot of window replacements, not to mention bathroom and kitchen remodels, as well as other home improvement projects. See for yourself.
A quality product with Marvin windows. Quality craftsmanship with Twin Brook Construction. Put the combination to work for yourself with your window replacement home improvement project. We’ll stop by to review your project and get you an estimate. Just give us a call today.