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Through the looking glass

Because you typically look through them, rather than at them, it can be easy to underestimate the importance of selecting the perfect windows and doors for your home. Your home’s windows and doors effect not only how it looks  – they also have a direct impact on how you feel when you are there. It’s about natural light, ease of operation, protection from the elements…or maybe it’s just about enjoying the view of the backyard!

At A.W. Hastings, windows and doors aren’t just a portion of our business, they’re our only business, which means all of our attention has been razor focused on them since our company was established in 1846. And for us, it goes much deeper than just placing an order. We partner with retailers who share our passion for understanding your needs and personalizing your experience – allowing the Marvin Family of Brands to be a true expression of your style.

Our partnerships extend through our long-lasting relationships with local retailers, onto building contractors and designers, all with a proven reputation for providing an exemplary customer experience. We come together around your project to bring you an end result you’ve been dreaming of – helping you to truly enjoy life in your home for decades to come!

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Inspiration

  • Witness the Ultimate Expression of Today’s Design Trends in Marvin Windows and Doors’ Booth #1277 at ABX

    What connects the design concepts found in tiny houses, modern farmhouses and the Danish concept of hygge? Visitors to ABX 2017 at the Boston Convention and Events Center will find the answer on November 8-10th at Booth #1277.  “We always strive to illustrate how Marvin Windows and Doors create a mood, a look and a lifestyle for today’s homeowners,” explains Keenan Burns, COO of A.W. Hastings Company, the innovative Marvin distributor for New England and Eastern New York. “We see a huge surge in the architectural community embracing personalized windows and doors as key design elements capable of transforming both

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  • 7 Tide Masterminds: INPHANTRY

    It takes a tremendous number of creative minds to come up with a concept like 7 Tide. In our 7 Tide Masterminds posts, we bring you an insider’s view from those responsible for the inspiring and innovative spaces inside the walls at 7 Tide Street in Boston Seaport. Experience economy. Out-of-the-box thinking. Leverage unique technology. Change an industry. These were all part of the vision and impetus for A.W. Hastings & Co., longtime distributor of Marvin Window and Door products in New England and eastern New York, to open the country’s first Marvin Experience Center at 7 Tide in Boston

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  • Manchester Community College Student Center

    New Construction using Integrity Windows in the MCC Student Center in Manchester, NH. Download the full case study

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  • The Performance House

    New Construction home in Old Greenwich, CT using Integrity Windows, recognized as one of Connecticut’s “greenest” houses with a LEED Platinum rating. Download the full case study

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  • 7 Tide Architect Spotlight: James M. Crisp, AIA

    Eight New England architects unveiled their Marvin Window dream designs at ABX in Boston. Each architect will be profiled with his or her My Marvin Project window in our Architect Spotlight. Today’s Spotlight is on James M. Crisp of Crisp Architects in Millbrook, New York. Jim Crisp found his Marvin inspiration in his quest to achieve the perfect fit. “We are always looking for windows which will fit well in the gables of our homes,” he shared. “While driving through New England towns, we keep our cameras ready to capture unique and well-proportioned examples. The window we designed could be

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  • A Study in Contrasts

    From black-interior windows to ebony-hued kitchen islands, New England designers are embracing contrast. While we don’t see serene monochromatic spaces or white-on-white kitchens falling out of favor with New England designers and homeowners any time soon, we have noticed the increased use of color in recent months. In many cases, it isn’t something as subtle as introducing throw pillows or bed linens in the same color as the room’s overall décor. Permanent elements, such as kitchen cabinetry, islands and windows in saturated tones that are in sharp contrast to the wall color and flooring, are proving surprisingly popular. According to

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  • Dead Space Do-Over

    When working with an awkward layout, adding windows can turn wasted space into a user-friendly focal point. With a housing market that’s now returned to its robust, pre-recession status and, “…the ever-presence of multiple-offer situations and bidding wars,” according to a recent article on BostonHerald.com, many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their existing home with extensive renovations rather than join the buying frenzy.  If one of a homeowner’s primary goals in remodeling is creating more space, but lot size or conservation restrictions prohibit an addition, architects and designers need to come up with solutions that meet their client’s needs while

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  • 7 Tide Architect Spotlight: Michael McKinley

    Here’s a look at one of the eight New England architects who unveiled their Marvin Window dream designs at ABX in Boston. Today’s Spotlight is on Michael McKinley of Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC. in Stonington, CT. Michael McKinley drew his inspiration for his dream window from his love of the coast and historical settings. Michael’s description takes you right to the edge of the water: “The gesture of opening the sashes to a sunny salt march, beach and ocean creates an intriguing and memorable image. The color of the sash reminds me of sea glass and I see the

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  • 7 Tide Architect Spotlight: David Andreozzi

    Eight New England architects unveiled their Marvin Window dream designs at ABX in Boston this year and this is another look at one of these design leaders. As part of a 7 Tide series called “Architect Spotlight,” we shine a light today on the work of David Andreozzi of Andreozzi Architects in Barrington, RI. David’s design for My Marvin Project is inspired by a window pattern he fell in love with in 1986, just after graduating fro RISD, while working in Contoocook, NH. David shared, “While traveling through the local back roads on Sunday with my then fiancé Cheryl, I

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  • Stonington Architect Designs a Coastal Inspired “Concept Window” for Marvin

    Stonington, CT, Dec. 12, 2016 –It was an architect’s dream assignment: design the ideal window free from any code requirements or design constraints.  The inspiration for Architect Michael McKinley’s window comes from the coast. The design, a French outswing, is painted a hazy blue and is framed in a grey weathered mahogany.

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  • Marvin Architects Challenge 2016 Winners

    Marvin Windows and Doors, a top-tier brand offering a one-of-a-kind design experience at 7 Tide, believes that beautiful buildings can change lives. What’s more, the Marvin team is confident that quality windows and doors are essential to well-designed homes. Marvin’s customization capabilities offer architects, designers and homeowners a unique opportunity to create something special. As a testimony to this philosophy, each year Marvin Windows and Doors conducts the Marvin Architects Challenge. This contest curates the best of the best in architectural design using Marvin Windows and Doors throughout North America. In 2016, there were six juried winners from a field

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  • Innovators at 7 Tide: Marvin Windows and Doors

    Writer Jonathan Swift commented in the late 1600s, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Nothing could be truer when talking about how windows impact the design of an exceptional home. Some may simply look through them, but architects and designers see these portals connecting interiors and exteriors as art unto themselves.  We thought you would enjoy learning about how another 7 Tide partner has built its reputation literally around you. Enter Marvin Windows and Doors, a true story of American innovation. In 1904, George G. Marvin arrived in tiny Warroad, Minnesota, to take a job

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  • 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge Continued

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 1 is the last day to enter the 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge. Architects are invited to submit their best projects using Marvin windows and doors for a chance to win national exposure and recognition.

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  • Put the STYLE Back in Your Windows!

    No one goes to an art exhibit for the red velvet curtain, but rather for the artwork waiting to be revealed behind it. So let’s just drop the drapes… Picture yourself with a flute of champagne pinched between your fingers eagerly anticipating the drop, only to be distracted by the artist’s poor choice of frame when the big moment arrives. The goal in framing is to complement the art, just as windows are meant to complement the view; this is why the right styling choices are critical. So how does this apply to “styling” your windows? We know artwork is

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  • Integrity Brings an Artist’s Vision to Life

    Hastings summer intern Joshua LaJoie, an English major entering his junior year at Wheaton College, recently had the opportunity to learn more about a special Integrity project on Martha’s Vineyard. “A simple expression of an artist’s retreat finds itself well settled among the surrounding nature which inspired it.” — Patrick Gordon, A.W. Hastings Products & Services Consultant Within the natural confines of Martha’s Vineyard, among the New England firs, lies a newly constructed structure for an artist to call Eden. The size of the structure is not overwhelming, yet it overwhelms. The walls are not decorated, yet they are decorative. The

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  • Creating Connections Through Windows

    Written By Guest Blogger David Andreozzi, AIA A young child looks up at a stained glass window, staring in wonder at thousands of different refracted colors from every part of the magnificent rainbow. Many holy figures stand tall in the portrait composed in the window above. It rises to the height of a seven story building, seemingly into the heavens. But more amazing is that the colors are alive and changing with every different ray of light that passes though every moving cloud and every moving tree. The dancing light allows the figures to glow, to change, to actually come

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  • A Movable Wall That Makes Way for Dreams

    Several years ago, we had an opportunity to buy into a dream we had: to own an old farmhouse that needed a little work, fix it up and create our own little paradise complete with lovely gardens and our own flock of chickens (reference the photo below). So, full disclosure, it wasn’t that straightforward – it never is, right? The house we landed on needed a lot of work (even as I type today, some projects have been done and some haven’t because…life!). As we walked through the house those years ago, I had no problem with its condition because it

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  • Marvin’s Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation – Where Technology Meets Tradition

    I’ve had the opportunity to see the Marvin brand grow now for 23 years. Each time Marvin develops a new generation of product to replace an existing product, they challenge the industry and set a new level for size, performance, aesthetics, innovation and operational excellence. By doing so, Marvin essentially makes every other product that claims to be in their class obsolete. When they came out with the original Ultimate Double Hung, Marvin did it again. The Ultimate Double Hung was the first double hung window to: Be performance rated Eliminate visible vinyl jamb liners Truly be easy tilt for cleaning

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  • Let the Sunshine In!

    Coaxing the perfect amount of light into your home certainly sets the stage for how you will be able to utilize the space. Your lifestyle should dictate the invitation.  If you’re lucky enough to have input from the beginning stages of space planning, the manner in which natural light illuminates the rooms should be a driving force in your decision making. Lighting is no simple matter and how you choose to frame the natural light invited into the various areas of your home will dictate how the rooms will in essence be used. Large open windows on a southern exposed

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  • Focus on Affordable Housing: Rockview Terrace

    Rockview Terrace is a new construction affordable luxury living development in New Haven, CT. The 77-unit mixed-use development consists of 2, 3, and 4-unit buildings, each with its own building style and color-scheme. Infinity and Marvin windows were used throughout the development. Read the full Rockview Terrace case study at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Focus on Affordable Housing: McConaughy Terrace

    As we continue our look at some standout affordable housing projects using the Marvin Family of Brands – today we highlight McConaughy Terrace, one such community in New Haven, CT.  McConaughy Terrace recently underwent major renovations that included both roof and window replacements on close to 40 buildings – with beautiful results. Infinity windows were chosen for the 200-unit neighborhood to save on energy and maintenance costs. Read the full McConaughy Terrace case study at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Focus on Affordable Housing: Wilmont Crossing

    Wilmont Crossing is a new construction mixed-use affordable housing complex. It was built to be a secure, reliable, and aesthetically appealing residence option for the growing population of residents in New Haven, CT who need handicap accessible housing. It contains 47 apartments, a community center, and 9,000+ square feet of retail space. Integrity All Ultrex Windows were used throughout the four-story facility. Read the full Wilmont Crossing case study at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Congratulations to the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner!

    Designed by Ron Lamarre of Lavallee I Bresinger Architects, the new Student Center at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH is a contemporary space that brings the campus out of the 60s. The building was built to provide a place for students to lounge, learn, collaborate, dine and exercise, while also improving the school’s overall image. Click here to learn more about this winning Integrity project.

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  • The New Hampden Academy Shines with Marvin Windows

    Hampden Academy, a regional public high school, also serves as a community center in Hampden, Maine. When state funding wasn’t enough, the community rallied around this project – raising additional funds to add extra features.The building earned LEED Silver certification, with the use of natural light at the forefront of planning and construction. See the full case study to learn which Marvin Windows were chosen for Hampden Academy and why.

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  • Marvin Windows Bring Historical Accuracy to Iconic Turrets Building in Maine

    Designed and built in 1895 as a massive summer cottage for John Emery, an American stage, film, radio and television actor, the Turrets Building at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine was owned by the Emery family for nearly 65 years, before it passed through several hands. When the college purchased Turrets in 1973, it embarked on a series of renovations to restore the original condition of the building. Today, the Turrets is one of the most important examples of cottage-era architecture in Maine that is still open to the public. See the full case study to learn which Marvin Windows were chosen for the Turrets

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  • Vision, Views and Vistas – Marvin Architect Challenge “Best In Show” Winner Has It All

    “Obviously windows and doors set the tone and character.  Here we wanted to create a romantic notion of a house, balancing the amount of glazing and wall surface to maintain character, but by the same token take advantage of the views and vistas. Marvin worked really well with us to create unique windows and door that we incorporated into this house.”    – Patrick Ahearn, Architect, 2014 Marvin Architect Challenge Best In Show Winner Quiet on the set! Architectural Digest recently created a pair of videos about the 2014 Marvin Architect Challenge Best In Show winning project “Shingle-Style Sanctuary.” Terry

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  • Congratulations To Our 2014 Marvin Architects Challenge Winners!

    The winners have been named in the sixth annual Marvin Architects Challenge – and we are excited to share that four of them are from Hastings’ territory! Congratulations to Best in Show winner Patrick Ahearn of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, and Michael Waters of LDA Architecture, Russ Tyson of Whitten Architects, and Mahdad Saniee of Saniee Architects – all winners in the general top 10 judging. While these projects demonstrate a wide range of architectural style and creativity, it’s easy to see the dramatic incorporation of natural light and the innovative use of Marvin Windows and Doors as the common threads that bind them.

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  • Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion

    2013 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner George Gakidis of Gakidis & Stewart designed the Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion in Harwich Port, MA as an open air gathering space with full views of the ocean and pool. He chose Integrity Wood-Ultrex IMPACT Casement, Awning, and Polygon windows for their durability against the coastal climate. Read the full case studies at awhastings.com/project-profiles The 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Program is accepting submissions through June 26th, 2014. This annual program is a chance for builders to share their projects where Integrity products are used to create a unique solution or on jobs with interesting stories. See the current 2014 entries and submit or nominate a project at integritywindows.com/Red-Diamond-Achiever-Award-Program.

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  • The Performance House

    The Performance House is recognized as one of Connecticut’s “greenest” houses. From the outside, the traditional Nantucket style house looks no different than other homes in the neighborhood, but the super efficient home was built to meet, and in some cases exceed, Green Building Standards. Craftsmanship, attention to detail and the low thermal expansion rate made Integrity Wood-Ultrex® windows the right choice for the job. Learn more about the Performance House and the Integrity products used at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • 1950s Cape Remodeled for a Growing Family

    The owners of this 1950s Cape were looking to remodel their home to better fit their growing family and fit in with the established architectural style of their “Old Hill” neighborhood. Integrity windows and patio doors were used to increase energy efficiency and add natural lighting throughout the home. Learn more about this remodel and the architect responsible for the beautiful transformation in the video below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyyJ90dHCAk&w=560&h=315] This project was also featured in a blog post on July 22, 2013 – 1950′s Cape Gets a Makeover with Integrity Windows. See more project profiles and case studies on awhastings.com/project-profiles

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  • Incorporating Old School Appeal with New School Technology and Amenities

    The Centennial Humanities Building and Phinney Library at the Salisbury School in Salisbury CT are new construction buildings within a 19th century institution. See how Marvin windows were used to bring the school into the 21st century at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Energy Efficient Storm Protection with Integrity Windows

    2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner Bensonwood Homes built this private residence with energy efficiency and storm protection on the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Integrity Wood-Ultrex Double Hung, Awning, Inswing French Door, and Picture units were used to take advantage of the beautiful wood interior and the durable fiberglass exterior needed for the intense northeast coastal conditions. The large windows and doors in this home create a transparent atmosphere that connects the inside with the natural surroundings. See more case studies and videos at awhastings.com/project-profiles [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6y-K1XwgZg&w=560&h=315] The Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program has returned. This annual challenge

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  • Interior Shades from Marvin – A Perfect Fit

    Marvin has always been known for its quality, great aesthetics and being a market leader in innovation, but in the last two years I feel that Marvin has really begun the process of bundling value into their products. The introduction of painted or stained interior finishes and now interior shades again combine products and services that normally would have had to have been provided by others and now make them convenient directly from the window manufacturer. Interior shades for me are a very exciting product offering. They were designed to integrate with the Marvin window or door, but to operate

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  • Not Just Another Insert Window …..

    As you may already know, Integrity Windows & Doors released for sale the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung on December 16th of last year. This much anticipated release continues Marvin’s “Best in Class” approach to product and market development. The continued strength of the residential remodeling and replacement market has been well documented, and this exciting product will help all of us to capture “our” share of the insert replacement business. If you are like me you may have thought “well it’s about time” or “what took so long”? After all Marvin knows how to make an insert replacement window. True

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  • Family Retreat with a “Village” Feel

    2012 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winner Donald Giambastiani was inspired by the site’s natural features in this Berkshires renovation. Marvin’s black clad exterior windows were the perfect addition to the fieldstone, cedar shingles and standing seam metal roofs, while the interior Douglas fir highlighted the interior space. See more case studies and videos at awhastings.com/project-profiles [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsfUVXvyYCk] The Marvin Architect’s Challenge has returned for its sixth year. This annual challenge is a chance for architects to show off their best work that displays architectural creativity and features Marvin Windows and Doors. See more winning projects at marvin.com/window-door-ideas/architects-challenge.

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  • Integrity Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung

    Our customers have asked for it – and Integrity Windows and Doors has delivered with its new Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung! The frame-in-frame design is precision built to the unique window opening, allowing for a clean replacement without disturbing the existing interior or exterior trim of the home. Rich pine interiors are complemented by Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass exteriors and a wide array of options for superior performance and durability that blend seamlessly with the home design.  Hastings Product Specialist Ben Brockett shares more about this key addition to the Integrity product line. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQq5OCqWFNk]

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  • NY Camp House With A View

    This new construction camp on Lake Luzerne in upstate New York was constructed to replace an old camp that had fallen into disrepair. Starting with a blank slate, this house was built to minimize site disturbance and maximize space, comfort, and energy efficiency. The new vacation home was built with an open plan and large windows to maximize views of the surrounding woods and lake. Learn more about how Marvin windows were used to offer the best views while keeping the house warm and inviting at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Block Island Tradition with a Twist

    2012 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winner James Estes was inspired by the simple, no frills architecture of Block Island’s early designs, this project celebrates the island’s tradition with a more lively twist. See more case studies and videos at awhastings.com//project-profiles [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqklUlUG81I] The Marvin Architect’s Challenge has returned for its sixth year. This annual challenge is a chance for architects to show off their best work that displays architectural creativity and features Marvin Windows and Doors. See more winning projects at marvin.com/window-door-ideas/architects-challenge.

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  • Transforming the Home of New York State’s Oldest Newspaper

    The Poughkeepsie Journal was founded in 1785 and is the oldest newspaper in New York state, third oldest in the country. The Journal operates out of a fieldstone Colonial Revival building that was built in 1941. After buying the building in 2009, new owners sought to maintain the historical integrity of the building, but they were also looking for low long-term maintenance costs. Marvin windows were selected to replace both the original single pane windows and the newer, but poorly matched windows. Read more about why Marvin windows were chosen and what the final solution entailed at awhastings.com.

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  • People’s Choice Winner – NetZero, and a True Team Effort!

    The annual Marvin Architect’s Challenge calls for architects to submit Marvin Window and Door projects that showcase their best examples of solution-driven design, innovation, classic beauty and sustainability. This prestigious competition has grown to attract amazing submissions from talented architects the world over. For the first time ever, in 2013 Marvin introduced another element of the Challenge – the People’s Choice Showdown. The People’s Choice Showdown is a head-to-head online competition that put all of the 150 Architect’s Challenge submissions up for a public vote to determine “The People’s Choice.” Nearly 140,000 votes were cast throughout the voting period, and when the

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  • Historical Renovation with a Repeat Customer

    Kim Fleischer purchased an old brick home built in 1841 in the early 80’s and as part of the extensive renovations, updated the windows with Marvin. Now, after 30 years, she decided to go back to Windows & Doors By Brownell to use Marvin windows once again. Learn more about this custom window project that included custom pre-finish interior paint, custom trim detail, and the problem solving skills from Windows & Doors By Brownell in the video below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AMP3ak8vcs&w=560&h=315]

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  • A Private Residence Renewed

    The owners of this stone beauty in Fitchburg, MA were interested in improving the energy efficiency and functionality of their single-glaze windows – but they were equally concerned about maintaining the aesthetics of the home’s stone façade. The original windows were set into the stone, and the new ones would need to work in that setting as well. Learn how Marvin Clad Windows renewed this home’s beauty and met the historic and energy efficient needs desired by the owners at www.awhastings.com.

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  • Urban Renewal Project Balances Form and Function with Infinity Windows

    The Brattleboro Cooperative Building is a new construction multi-use commercial building that houses a co-op food store, office space, and affordable apartments in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Hear from architect Gregg Gossens, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust Director of Housing Isaac Wagner, and Infinity Windows by Marvin retailer Josh Druke from WW Building Supply in this video that details the energy efficiency and community revitalization goals for this project. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n0LLKC2qKM&w=560&h=315] Read more about the Brattleboro Cooperative Building in a post from Oct. 7, 2013.

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  • Non-Profit Ambulance Facility Built with Low Maintenance Integrity Windows

    The Madison Ambulance Facility is a non-profit emergency medical service organization that serves the Madison, CT community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The newly constructed building makes use of low maintenance Integrity All Ultrex Single Hung Windows for an energy efficient and affordable solution. Learn more about the new municipal facility at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Fire Damaged Dining Hall is Restored with Marvin Windows

    The Deerfield Academy was founded in 1797 in Deerfield, Massachusetts and has over 90 buildings on its picturesque campus. Sit-down meals are one of the Academy’s most important traditions and attendance to the daily meals is mandatory for both boarding and day students. When a fire in the basement kitchen damaged the dining hall above, the school decided it was time for a major renovation. With requirements that included matching the original look and color “Deerfield Beige”, value engineering, and low maintenance, Marvin windows were chosen as the right fit for the job. Watch this project profile video to learn more

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  • New Use for an Old Building with Integrity Windows

    The Housing Trust of Rutland County apartment complex in Brandon, VT is a great story of transformation. What was once the home of the Brandon Training School Administration was gutted and renovated, and has now found new purpose as affordable multi-unit housing for Rutland County residents. The renovation focused on energy efficiency and keeping operating costs low. Integrity Wood-Ultrex Tripane Casement units with an R-value of 5 were the chosen for the job. Check out more photos of this striking red building and learn more about the Integrity solution here.

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  • Urban Renewal Project that Honors the Environment with Infinity Windows

    Learn more about the Brattleboro Co-Op Building here. The Brattleboro Cooperative Building is a new construction multi-use commercial building that houses a co-op food store, office space, and affordable apartments in downtown Brattleboro, VT.  The Cooperative Building has a 23,000 square foot food co-op on the ground floor, 10,600 square feet of office space on the second floor, and 24 affordable housing apartments on the two top floors. Infinity Windows by Marvin played a central role in the design of the affordable housing apartments on the top two floors. Infinity Full Frame Double Hung windows in single and two-wide assemblies

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  • Prep School Library Completes Total Energy Efficient Upgrade with Marvin Windows

    The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT outfitted its old Edsel Ford library with new Marvin windows in 2009 during an total energy efficient upgrade. The need for a product that was energy efficient and could match the original look of the various windows made Marvin the brand of choice on the Hotchkiss School campus. When comparing old photographs to the newly renovated library building, there is hardly any change in appearance. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf1KESCFq0s&w=640&h=360] Architect: Henry S. Waterbury Architect and Associate at Delano and Aldrich Supplier: Ed Herrington’s Inc. Installation Team: Sierra Construction Renovation Date: 2009 Window Types: Marvin Clad Ultimate Double Hung

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  • Island House Made “Storm Worthy” with Integrity Windows

    Learn more about this Integrity solution here. The Elizabeth Islands are a small chain of islands off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Due to their unique geographic location, the homes on these islands are subject to some very intense coastal conditions: strong winds, extreme humidity, driving rain, salt air and more. When the owners wanted a year round home for their family, “storm worthy” topped their list of requirements. They also wanted to be able to enjoy the fabulous view from practically anywhere in the home. Energy effciency was a key concern. The goal: to keep utility bills low while choosing environmentally friendly products. Integrity Wood-Ultrex

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  • 1950’s Cape Gets a Makeover with Integrity Windows

    Learn more about this home’s transformation and how Integrity Windows and Doors played a part at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles. The owners of the Bailey Residence, a 1950’s Cape Cod, wanted to renovate their home to better fit the needs of their growing family. They also wanted to complement the architectural style of their established neighborhood called “Old Hill.” The homeowners required windows and patio doors that would help increase natural daylight and also be energy efficient. The existing footprint was maximized to gain every inch of usable space. Some floor plans were rearranged to situate the bedrooms and living areas in a way

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  • Integrity Windows on a Tight Budget

    The Anderson Residence called for a large quantity of glass on a tight budget, in a location with little storage space, and a short construction schedule. This home was built to be entirely handicap accessible on first floor with a guest apartment on the second floor. Having a durable product that fit the design of the home was important, as was the ease of operation of the windows. Intrigued by the technology behind Integrity, Letarte Brothers Construction co-owner, Josh Letarte said,“We are able to confidently use the product and know the customer will have years of use without a lot of maintenance. Integrity allows us to keep

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  • Introducing: Integrity’s NEW Ultrex Exterior Trim

    Watch this short video for step by step installation instructions, hosted by Integrity Brand Manager, Ben Brockett, featuring two contractors from Vermont. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F49NQVN-YM4] View the Exterior Trim Solution brochure for detailed product information.

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