A look inside Marvin Windows

Beginning in 1912, Marvin Windows and Doors has dedicated to providing the finest tailor-made wood window and door in the industry. But the commitment doesn’t start and stop with the production, Marvin staff work on architectural support, customer service, product support, research and development, sustainability and more.

Why Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton?

 

Trimming the interior of a residential window

FINISHING REPLACEMENT WINDOWS

One of the the things we do well at Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton is interior trim work. We have trained our installers to be expert craftsman in their field. Is interior moulding work a window replacement secret? Not really. So why not give an example of what to expect with interior trim.

We don’t always need to trim the interior of our windows but when we do we want the wood work to enhance the customers home. After all, a little trim makes a huge impact on new replacement windows. It makes the room look so much better.

The attached video is from “This Old House”.

Shopping List for How to Install Window Trim: 
– window stool, flat molding that attaches to interior side of windowsill
– window casing, interior molding applied around the top and sides of window, and used to form the apron below
– carpenter’s glue, applied to mitered joints of window casings
– rag, used for wiping off excess glue

Tools for How to Install Window Trim: 
– power miter saw, used to cut the moldings to length
– tape measure
– scribe or pencil compass, used to mark the window stool for trimming
– jigsaw, used to trim the stool
– nail gun with finishing nails, used to attach moldings (could also use hammer and nailset)

How to Install Window Trim

Written by: Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton on12/29/15

Is there any advantage to ordering pre-finished wood windows?

The most important advantage is in the quality and consistency of the finish

Most of the time we at Gravina’s sell fiberglass windows.  When it comes to wood windows, some homeowners may wonder if there is any advantage to ordering pre-finished windows, since they could conceivably do the finishing themselves. But a factory-finished window has many advantages for both contractors and their customers.

The most important advantage is in the quality and consistency of the finish. The factory has an edge over those applying finishes in the field because the wood can be painted, stained, or sealed, before the window is even assembled. All of the parts get protected, even in places that become less accessible after the window is built. The finish is even and consistent in color and thickness in a way that’s difficult to match under any changing conditions on site. None of the liquid finishing material ever comes near the glass, so no paint or sealant needs to be removed and the glass is pristine and framed with a clean, precise edge.

Moreover, the homeowner can see and approve the color and finish before the windows are installed. And because the materials used have a track record of performing well in window applications, both contractors and their customers can have peace of mind that the windows will last long and deliver the highest quality performance and appearance. Factory-finished windows are already protected against the weather from the moment they arrive on the jobsite. In the unlikely event there is a problem with the finish, it can be identified before the window is installed, and brought to the attention of the manufacturer, thereby eliminating an expensive callback. .

Pre-finished windows can help with construction schedules as well. The application of several coats of stain and sealant can stretch out for days, or even weeks, if inclement weather arises. Using a pre-finished window system can help contractors meet deadlines and avoid penalties for delays in completion.

Quality, speed, and peace of mind are valuable properties in any construction product, and worth the consideration of any smart contractor.

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MARVIN INTRODUCES NEW MARVIN CONTEMPORARY STUDIO COLLECTION

GROWING DEMAND FOR CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

WARROAD, Minn., April 27, 2015 /SATPR.COM/ — Amid growing demand for contemporary design, Marvin Windows and Doors is introducing Marvin Contemporary Studio, a selection of popular Marvin solutions that are tailored to the contemporary design style that more and more customers desire. The introduction of the Marvin Contemporary Studio makes it easier than ever for customers to find products that feature the key elements associated with contemporary design – including clean lines, large expanses of glass and narrow profiles. Having a curated collection of contemporary products allows builders, architects and homeowners to view unique product and option selections that can meet any modern design vision. As part of the Marvin Contemporary Studio launch, Marvin also is excited to announce the introduction of the Contemporary Casement, Contemporary Awning, Contemporary Push Out Casement and Contemporary Push Out Awning windows, which feature: Marvin’s latest Ultimate Multi-Slide Door release is also another exciting addition to the Contemporary Studio and Marvin’s large door offerings. Designed with narrow stiles and rails, this new door comes in a variety of configurations and large sizes with standard widths up to 50′ wide and 12′ tall — offering the ultimate in design flexibility and unbelievable, wide-open views. “Marvin’s Contemporary Studio showcases our modern flexibility while making it easier for our customers to identify well-designed, handcrafted products and options for their projects,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “While we have offered contemporary design solutions for years, we’ve created a tailored collection to better demonstrate the depth of opportunity Marvin can provide to this design style.”

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