It can feel overwhelming to select replacement windows for your home. From cost, style selection, energy efficiency, longevity, and overall aesthetic, there is a great deal to consider. When your current windows have run their course, it can be tempting to simply replace them with the same window style and type. But that does not always mean you are providing your home with the best.
Your home deserves better than outdated and drafty windows. That’s why as a window replacement contractor, our Lakeside Renovation and Design team chooses to install superior products like Marvin Infinity Windows.
A Little about Marvin Infinity Windows
Marvin Infinity windows are a sustainably built fiberglass window, designed with Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass. They have a patented acrylic finish on their surfaces, which is not painted but rather mechanically bonded to the fiberglass to provide its color.
Ultrex is the main reason Marvin Windows have so many benefits, but the window glass and design also add to its appeal. Here are some major benefits Marvin Infinity Windows bring to your home.
The fiberglass that makes up the Marvin windows is a strong and durable material. Fiberglass is 8 times stronger than vinyl and 3 times as strong as a vinyl/wood composite, making the windows far sturdier than their competitors. A single square inch of Marvin’s Ultrex fiberglass can support up to 34,000 pounds, making it as strong as steel.
Durability and Dependability
The Marvin Infinity® windows are also extremely durable, and not just because of their strength, which keeps them from severe damage. Fiberglass is not susceptible to moisture and, therefore, will not rot or corrode. It is not prone to swelling from water absorption, keeping it from cracking or warping.
Both wood and vinyl windows have the potential to expand and contract with temperature, but the Ultrex fiberglass does not conduct heat, so it does not undergo the same expansion and contraction process as other window options. The frame maintains its shape and the sashes remain intact to allow for ease of use throughout the window’s entire lifespan. To back up their impeccable durability, Infinity from Marvin windows are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
Infinity windows are made to order. Each window is designed to fit perfectly in your home. They are manufactured with better weathertight seals and maintain their air seal for longer than almost any other window type. The fiberglass has low thermal conductivity, helping to trap air in and keep air out.
The glass itself is insulated with argon gas to keep unwanted airflow and drafts from entering your home. This can save you on monthly energy bills as well as put less strain on your HVAC, which can extend its lifespan. The Integrity windows have also received ENERGY STAR® certification. Energy efficiency is an important part of a window’s function, and Integrity windows are certainly efficient.
Infinity from Marvin windows are a far more eco-friendly and sustainable option than their vinyl competitor. The frames are sourced and made of silica sand, which is an abundant natural resource, and they take 39% less energy to manufacture than vinyl. The company has worked to reduce its emission of volatile organic compounds, which can be harmful to the environment and use wood pallets and scraps for fuel recovery.
Marvin as a company has worked to reduce its waste consumption by one-third volume. It also heavily recycles materials.
In conjunction with the airtight seals, Integrity windows help to soundproof a home better than their competitors. The tighter seal, made to order cuts, and glass insulation help keep exterior noises at bay.
The beauty of wood windows trends as a popular look for homeowners. While their aesthetic is beautiful, that look can become an eyesore when the paint chips or the wood cracks. With Marvin Infinity windows, you get the look of wood frames but with a greater durability.
Fiberglass far surpasses vinyl in its ability to provide a realistic imitation of wood grains, and the patented acrylic finish is 3 times thicker than typical paint finishes, helping to maintain color and keep it from chipping or cracking.
A Better View
Large open windows remain another major benefit of the durability of the Ultrex fiberglass in Marvin windows. The frame provides a window’s strength, so most windows, like vinyl, have larger panes to fortify them. The strength of the fiberglass in Marvin windows means less window pane is needed to make the window secure, giving you more glass space and less window pane. This opens your view and brightens your home.
Don’t Settle! Get Windows that Protect and Enhance Your Home
When your home needs replacement windows, remember that you don’t have to replace your current windows with the exact same style and material that you currently have.
Marvin Infinity windows offer an array of styles and color options to help elevate the look of your home while offering windows that exceed expectations and have advantages over the competition, especially when installed by a contractor who is committed to excellence.
Our Lakeside Renovation and Design team of replacement window contractors is factory trained and certified to ensure you receive the best window installation possible. Get a free consultation to see how we can help you say goodbye to subpar windows with our replacement window services.