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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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.

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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.

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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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