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Imagine an interior shade for your home with the versatility of opening from either the top or the bottom; the precision of virtually complete light control; and the beauty of sleek lines and fully concealed cords.
You don’t have to imagine it. Marvin Windows and Doors is setting a new industry standard with a fully integrated interior shade system that outdoes all competition for functionality, beauty and performance.
Available now through independent Marvin dealers, the new integrated system fits seamlessly into Marvin window and door units with no measuring required. The shade system is available on a range of Marvin windows as well as swinging and sliding doors, or can be retrofitted to existing Marvin windows and swinging doors.
“We’re proud to introduce this industry-leading shade system, which offers an array of features and benefits no other manufacturer or after-market solution can match,” said Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors. “We are excited to bring to market an innovative solution that will change the customer’s experience with windows and doors, and the shades that cover them.
“Marvin offers a turn-key solution that can be shipped with the unit or shipped later,” Christine Marvin said. “We give homeowners a perfect fit; the ability to open the shades before operating the window or door; and no interference with hardware. This is an offering that enhances the beauty of the windows and doors, unlike so many shade systems that actually detract from appearance.
“The whole Marvin team is proud of this true industry first,” she said. “And like all our products, our new interior shade system is handcrafted in America.”
On windows and swinging doors, the integrated shade operates from both the top down and the bottom up, allowing the user to position it anywhere – a feature not offered by other window and door manufacturers. On sliding doors, Marvin’s shades move with the door – an industry first. No longer does the user have to open the shades to operate the door.
Unlike between-the-glass offerings, Marvin’s solution is compatible with all glazing types, including gas-filled and surface-coated glazings. And Marvin interior shades can be used with simulated divided lites with spacer bars – offering greater design flexibility and superior performance.
Other features of this revolutionary new offering include:
Marvin Windows and Doors has added additional certifications to its collection of passive building solutions, with the Clad Direct Glaze Polygon window now certified by the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS). The company’s Clad Ultimate Casement is also certified by PHIUS.
Marvin is the largest American window manufacturer to offer passive building solutions. Handcrafted in America, Marvin’s passive solutions are created by Signature Services, a part of the company that provides one-on-one architectural consulting and unique solutions to meet project specifications for commercial and residential projects.
“Windows are a key consideration in passive building design,” said Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors. “Because our products are handcrafted in our Warroad, Minn., facility, Marvin can offer builders a shorter lead time than international manufacturers. And our extensive independent dealer network means we can support the project from the time it’s drawn up until after installation. Marvin is known for working one-on-one with its customers to deliver the perfect windows for each project along with high-tech building solutions, and we can really shine in the passive building arena.”
Marvin’s Clad Direct Glaze Polygon offers a 10-year warranty on parts and workmanship and 20 years on glass — among the best warranties in the passive market. With a century-long heritage as a family-owned and operated company, Marvin is committed to serving its customers and standing behind its products.
“With our long history of custom manufacturing and our skilled, experienced work force, we’re able to craft windows that will meet the highest standards of energy efficiency while allowing design freedom,” said Brenda Brunk, product planner for Marvin’s passive building solutions. “We’ve deliberately designed our passive building windows so that they look like any other Marvin window. This means you can have a highly efficient window as part of your whole-house passive project and it can be as large as you like with a full range of options for ultimate design flexibility.”
The Clad Direct Glaze Polygon comes in a virtually endless range of styles and sizes. With six wood species options and nine factory-applied interior stain and paint finishes, customers can create a window to fit any home. The Clad Direct Glaze Polygon offers 19 standard exterior colors on Marvin’s industry-leading extruded aluminum cladding. It features an AAMA 2605-certified finish as standard and also offers an extensive range of custom colors.
To complement its passive building solutions, Marvin also offers an automated exterior shading system that’s fully integrated, fully retractable and fully concealed. Unlike current exterior shading systems, Marvin’s new patent-pending shading solution uses no bulky add-ons that ruin the line of the windows from outside and block the view from inside. The smart technology allows homeowners to preset the precise shading position for optimal energy management, privacy, and mood.
This is a great interview with Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors, by the Minnesota Women’s Press. Susan sets a wonderful example for aspiring women in business — not because she’s female, but because she’s an outstanding executive and leader who focuses first and foremost on getting the job done.
Indeed, even speaking to a woman-oriented media outlet, Susan is reluctant to play the gender card. ”The only advice I would give women in a male-dominated field is … that I think we are best-served doing our jobs the best we can and focusing on that,” she said.
Susan also discusses how Marvin navigated through the Great Recession by focusing on quality, customers and community. The company didn’t lay off a single employee during the long downturn. You can read the entire interview at Minnesota Women’s Press.
In a recent feature about the importance of tough, durable windows and doors made specifically for coastal areas, Housing Zone assistant editor Abby Kleckler writes: ”Windows provide numerous benefits for homeowners, but when faced with severe weather, nothing is more important than impact resistance. Along coastal regions where hurricanes are strong possibilities, windows must be able to withstand high wind speeds as well as flying debris.”
The challenges facing architects, builders and home owners in coastal areas are very familiar to Marvin. We offer an array of Coastal Complete solutions as well as our durable and beautiful StormPlus line that marry the performance these coastal regions require with the beauty and style you expect from Marvin. In Housing Zone, Christine Marvin, director of marketing, says:
“You want your hurricane window to be as beautiful as possible. You don’t want it to necessarily look different than a standard window. Aesthetics are important. That doesn’t change if it’s on the coast or if it’s not on the coast.”
This year’s winners include a special honor for the winner of the first-ever Architect’s Challenge Showdown, a public vote to determine “the people’s choice”
Warroad, Minn. – Sept. 3, 2013 – From the sunny mountains in Colorado to the quiet streets of central England, from bold modern designs to classic seaside retreats, the winners in the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge demonstrate remarkable creativity and design in architecture.
Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to announce the 10 winners of the fifth annual contest, which recognizes exceptional architecture from the United States and beyond. Entries are judged on solution-driven design, classical beauty, sustainability and innovative use of windows. This year’s competition adds a new feature – the first-ever Architect’s Challenge Showdown, a head-to-head competition that put all of the 150 submissions up for a public vote to determine “the people’s choice.”
The winners of the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge are:
The judges of the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge are William J. Devereaux Jr., president of Devereaux & Associates; Mark Scheurer, AIA, founding principal of Mark Scheurer Architect Inc.; and David Furman, FAIA, partner at Axiom Architecture.
After nearly 140,000 votes were cast, David Hart of the HL Turner Group in Concord, New Hampshire, was crowned the winner of the first annual Architect’s Challenge Showdown. Hart’s Rose Cottage Project, in a rural neighborhood in Concord, is a multi-generational, aging-in-place house that demonstrates how a zero net energy, sustainable residence can be built within a reasonable budget.
“Whether a faithful historic restoration or a completely original creation, these architects show what’s possible with inspiration and a focus on quality,” said Christine Marvin, marketing director for Marvin Windows and Doors. “I’m proud to show off projects of this caliber, which represent the range of styles and situations for which Marvin can help an architect knock it out of the park.”
For more information on the Marvin Architect’s Challenge and to see photos of the winning projects, visit http://www.marvin.com/window-door-ideas/mymarvin-project/architects-challenge.