5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Window Replacement

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Total Performance

Replacement windows should be thermally efficient andadd to the total comfort of your home. Choose a window that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines and has a .32 or lower U-Value, which measures heat transfer through the window.

Material Strengths

There are a variety of window materials available today; making it complicated for homeowners to understand which materials best suit their needs.

 Replacement windows should be low maintenance, durable and continue to look good over time. Wood windows look great but will require much more upkeep over time than fiberglass or vinyl low-maintenance alternatives.

Vinyl, the most frequently used material, has a tendency to warp, fade, expand and contract in extreme temperatures, causing seal failures over time.

A better option is Ultrex®, used by Infinity from Marvin. Ultrex is a pultruded fiberglass material that is eight times stronger than vinyl and three times stronger than wood. Vinyl also expands at seven times the rate of Ultrex, making Ultrex the best choice. Because of its incredible durability and strength, Ultrex fiberglass outperforms all other replacement window materials and will look great for years to come.

Appearance and Design

Advances in technology have made it possible to purchase high performance, long-lasting replacement windows that look great too.

Look for a narrow window profile. The narrower the profile, the more space can be used for glass, letting in more light and enhancing your view. A replacement window should also blend in seamlessly with your home, so choose a window that complements your interior. EverWood®, available exclusively on Infinity replacement windows, looks, feels, paints and stains like wood to match your décor, yet is inorganic and requires no maintenance.

Reliability and Expertise

There are hundreds of window manufacturers in the marketplace today. How do you know who to trust? Will the manufacturer you choose still be in business in 10 years from now if you have a service need?

Choose a window manufacturer who is well-established and has an excellent reputation. Ask around to see who has been satisfied with the installation and service they received when replacing their windows.

Total Value

To ensure the best value, look for a manufacturer known for their reliability and expertise and a product that delivers it all – excellent performance, superior materials and unmatched appearance and design – all at a competitive price.

To learn more about replacing your windows and to learn more about Infinity Replacement Windows from Marvin, please call (303) 794-0490 or drop us an email today!

 

2016 Colorado Garden and Home Show Starts Next Month!

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Enjoy the multitude of fragrances as you stroll through more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens – 11 in all.  Visit with us in Booth 1223 from more than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada. Visit with the region’s gardening gurus and home improvement experts about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward.

5 Pumpkin-Carving Hacks You Need To Try This Halloween

Pumpkin Carving Ideas 2015

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This year, we fully intend to adorn our porches with even cuter gourds (if that’s even possible). And, we found five pumpkin hacks to help you get into the spirit, too. From tips to preserve your jack-o’-lanterns to carving shortcuts, we want to help make this your best Halloween yet. Keep scrolling for five clever and unconventional hacks that we challenge you to try this year.