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.

Source

 

Paul Marvin, New President of Marvin Windows and Doors

Paul Marvin, the nephew of CEO John “Jake” Marvin and currently vice president of sales, has been promoted

Paul Marvin has been named president of Marvin Windows and Doors. Special to The Forum

Inside Business: Marvin Windows and Doors names president

WARROAD, Minn. — Paul Marvin has been named president of Marvin Windows and Doors effective Jan. 1.

Marvin, one of 11 fourth-generation Marvin family members working in the business today, has held a variety of jobs during his time with the company.

Advertisement

He is currently vice president of sales, a position he has held for the past three years.

“Paul has strong leadership skills and has proven his abilities over the years working at Marvin,” said Jake Marvin, chairman and CEO of The Marvin Companies.

As part of the company’s transitional plan, the current president of the company, Susan Marvin, as well as George Marvin, senior vice president of operations, have been promoted to vice-chairs of The Marvin Companies board.

Marvin Windows and Doors, with headquarters in Warroad, has 5,000 employees in 12 factories across the United States.

Source here