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?

Choosing Replacement Windows in Colorado

For Colorado homeowners who are looking for the best windows and doors, we recommend the Infinity from Marvin fiberglass replacement window.  It is a window that lasts a lifetime.  Unlike vinyl windows, our product provides the best value and durability.

 

This was the best experience we have had with replacement windows (had a bad experience approx 7 years ago with a National company). The in-home sales presentation was very professional and informative, And no pressure. Price was competitive. Windows took about 8 weeks to be manufactured. However, the best part was the installation team. They were fantastic!. Timely, efficient, professional, informational, and friendly. Tyler and his crew were great. I would highly recommend Gravina's Window Center of Littleton.

- Charles Cole

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About Our Company

Locally owned and operated since 1973.

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Our Office Team

Inside support for project management and service after the sale.

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More Facts About Us

We are the oldest Infinity from Marvin window dealer in the country.

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Installtion Crews

We don't sub out our work.  All of our installers are Installation Masters Certified

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Find Out More About Us

From our friendly office staff to our sales team and installation technicians, everyone at Gravina's Window Center has the

knowledge and experience to guarantee that your window replacement project will provide maximum results.

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89 W Littleton Blvd.,
Littleton, CO
80120

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How to install interior window trim

This video shows the basics of finishing the interior of a residential window.  The wood used in this video is stain grade pine casing.  Even though our installers are craftsmen who can handle all our customers finish work, we still like people to be educated on the process.  The video is from an episode of "This Old House".

 


 

 

 

How to install interior window trim: 


- window stool, flat molding that attaches to the interior side of the windowsill
- window casing, interior molding applied around the top and sides of the 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: 

- a 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 nail set)

 

 

 

We don’t always need to trim the interior of our windows but when we do we want the woodwork 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”

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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