Benefits of Marvin Windows in your D.C. Metro Home
Windows with problems can leave your home drafty, and drain your heating and air conditioning throughout the year. Avoid the costly leak that faulty windows create on your indoor comfort and your budget.
At Alco Products, we understand how frustrating it can be to have a home with old, worn out windows in it, leaving you too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. No worries — because we’ve helped homeowners with over 100,000 installations over six decades. Don’t risk the safety of your family with old, faulty windows. Instead, let us show you the possibilities Marvin® windows have to offer you. These replacement windows have a host of benefits. Let’s start with some of the most common.
Problems DC Metro Homeowners Have with Their Windows
1. Costly Utilities
Old windows drain your hard-earned money by allowing the cold of winter to enter your home, and the heat of summer to penetrate your indoor comfort. Old windows drive up your utilities throughout the year—primarily in the Fairfax, VA, Rockville, MD, and Washington DC areas where we experience extreme temperatures in both winter and summer.
Problem Solved with Marvin Replacement Windows—Energy efficient Marvin windows offer DC Metro area homeowners year-round savings on utility bills. They keep the summer heat from penetrating your home, and winter’s brisk temperatures from disturbing your indoor warmth and comfort.
When a window like Marvin gets ENERGY STAR® certified, it indicates the windows are energy efficient and can help you save on energy spending throughout the year. Marvin Windows have the largest choice of wood and clad wood products that meet the ENERGY STAR criteria. Two or more glass panes are separated by energy efficient inert gas to decrease thermal transfer. Panes are filled with Argon gas to increase thermal performance, and boost your indoor comfort year-round.
2. Limited Style and Design Options
Too many people struggle with the frustration of trying to match their older home’s style with the style and design of new windows. Homeowners who live in historic homes often get frustrated trying to find a complementary window style, leaving them overwhelmed with the lack of options.
Problem Solved with Marvin Replacement Windows—Marvin replacement windows offer a wide variety of window styles and designs, including fiberglass, vinyl and wood clad for historic homes. With choices of hardware style, glass elements, and frame materials, homeowners can choose the perfect customization options for their new windows. Personalize your space by selecting window components that match your home’s architecture and your style preferences.
3. Some Window Frames Are Not Durable
Weather elements can take a toll on home exteriors. From siding to window frames, the extreme temperatures of DC Metro area summers and winters can impact a home’s protective layer.
Problem Solved by Marvin Window Replacements—The durability of Marvin windows makes them last for years to come, leaving homeowners satisfied with their durability and performance. Marvin windows stand out from their competition when it comes to durability.
Before Investing in Replacement Windows—Ask About Window Installation Practices
When searching for the best window replacement for your home, find out about the installation practices of the window contractor you plan to hire. Here are the top two replacement practices for new windows:
Insert Replacement Windows
Contractors who insert replacement windows into the space in which they belong do so without disturbing your home exterior or your interior trim. Homeowners are able to choose their window color and style with these types of windows.
Note: This is the most cost-effective window replacement solution for your home because it is a less labor-intensive installation than full-frame replacement window installation.
Full Frame Window Replacements
When a full-framed window installation is in order, everything is removed: interior trim, exterior trim, windows, and windowsills. Homeowners choose the best color option and paint or stain for their new window sills and trim.
Note: This is the best selection when there is deterioration or wood rot impacting the components that are vital parts of a window’s structure.
Full-framed Marvin Windows Are a Wise Investment. Here’s Why:
No more condensation problems
Condensation occurs on windows and can create unattractive glass features that are difficult to view the outdoors through. Additionally, it can cause moisture damage in areas that are tough to spot, which can lead to extensive, costly repairs.
Chronic condensation on windows can negatively impact your home. Condensation causes mold and mildew growth, wood rot, warping, damp insulation, paint damage, and bad odors. Marvin windows feature tempered glass, which solves common condensation problems. Marvin windows give you excellent energy efficiency and climate control (even in basement windows) because their glass is designed to heat or cool faster than other glass options.
No reason to deviate from your home’s design
Older homes with wood elements can stay consistent with their home’s historic design, even with new window replacements. If your home has a custom paint color or specific wood finish, no problem. Marvin windows’ engineered wood grain surfaces are able to be painted or stained to blend in perfectly with your home’s interior color and design.
No more difficulty cleaning your windows
Most windows are tough to clean, making it easy to procrastinate this undesirable chore. But Marvin replacement windows offer easy-to-clean windows at an affordable price. Don’t risk the dangers window cleaning can involve, particularly when cleaning the outside of a second-story home’s windows. Marvin windows give you the low maintenance you desire in windows. They open and tilt inward, making it super convenient to clean.
Marvin Wood Clad Replacement Windows
Wood Clad Windows Defined
Wood windows give you the warm, classic look you love inside your home. The beauty of wood clad windows is the fact that they marry the best of both interior looks and exterior protective elements. The difference between a traditional aluminum window and a wood clad window with an aluminum exterior is that the traditional aluminum window is 100% aluminum, while the clad window has a wood frame—seen indoors—and an aluminum exterior—visible outdoors.
- Interior surface of wood clad windows—Traditional wood (options include pine, mahogany, white oak, fir, and cherry)
- Exterior surface of wood clad windows—Weather resistant exterior frame made of aluminum or vinyl
Marvin Replacement Windows combines timeless beauty with state-of-the-art window performance in both fiberglass and wood clad window options. As experts in wood clad windows, Marvin gives you fabulous features that last including:
- Versatile—Windows available up to 10.5 feet high, and up to 5.5 feet wide.
- Convenient security—Auto-locks on these windows activate when windows are closed.
- Low maintenance—Easy cleaning of both interior glass and exterior glass from the convenience of indoors.
- Screen—A retractable screen is almost invisible when it isn’t in use.
- Smart home—Hidden Lock Status Sensor connects with your smart home so you can know when windows are closed and locked.
- High performance—Available with commercial windows performance certification.
- Strong hardware—For smooth window operation.
- Durable—Available with IZ3 hurricane certification.
Looking for a Replacement Windows Contractor?
If you live in the DC Metro area, Alco Products offers Marvin windows installation for your home. We take pride in our window installations, and work hard to both earn your trust and become your contractor for life. We use superior material choices and detailed oriented installation practices. Hear what others are saying about our work, and see our online gallery of recent projects.