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  • Marvin at 7 Tide Wins Window & Door Dealer of the Year Award

    New England Home Magazine: November/December Issue

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  • Your Windows & Doors Just Got a Little Smarter

    The Chronogram: Oct. 29, 2018

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Ultimate Glider

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Ultimate Glider: Operation and Maintenance The Ultimate Glider features one handed operation. Grasp the handle to both unlock and open the sash. Push the sash closed and it will lock automatically. When the sash is closed completely the tabs will

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Ultimate French Casement & Ultimate French Push Out Casement

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Ultimate French Casement & Ultimate French Push Out Casement: Ultimate French Casement Operation and Maintenance The Ultimate French Casement features two sash with a roto mechanism attached to each sash. The sash lock, located on the sill, operates a locking

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Ultimate Casement & Ultimate Awning

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Ultimate Casement & Ultimate Awning: Operation and Maintenance The powerful single-arm operator is the mechanism that you crank to open and close the Ultimate Casement and Ultimate Awning. To operate the window, first unlock it by pushing the lock

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Ultimate Double Hung

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Ultimate Double Hung: Operation and Maintenance To operate the Ultimate Double Hung window, unlock the sash lock by rotating the sash lock lever horizontally. Once unlocked, push the bottom window sash upwards to the desired position. To close, reverse

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Care for Window and Door Hardware

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Care for Window and Door Hardware: Today’s finishes look great and are long lasting. Find out how to clean and care for Marvin window and door hardware. General Guidelines Use a clean, soft, damp cloth to polish and remove

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining Details

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Marvin Painting and Staining: Painting a Wood Exterior A bare wood, brand new Marvin window or door must be painted immediately to prevent possible damage to the wood, even if the window or door has been ordered and delivered

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining General Guidelines

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Painting and Staining: Painting and/or staining is necessary to prevent damage and maintain Marvin wood windows. Follow the guidelines below to keep your windows looking and performing like new. GENERAL GUIDELINES Immediately following installation, all bare wood windows and

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Maintaining Energy Panels

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Maintaining Energy Panels: Often confused with storm windows, an energy panel is technically a glazing option. It is a removable, exterior glass panel finished on the edges by a surround. Energy panels cover the exposed glass surface of each

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Removing Labels From Glass

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Removing Labels From Glass: New Marvin windows and doors will bear a Marvin label. Labels and adhesive residue should be removed from glass as soon as possible after installation. If a label does not release from the glass easily, use the methods described below to remove it. Soak the label thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Rub the alcohol into the label with a gentle motion until the adhesive and label are removed.– OR – Soak the label thoroughly with acetone (nail polish remover) and peel the label

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Caring for Exterior, Painted Wood

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Caring For Exterior, Painted Wood: Superficial surface dirt can be removed by washing painted wood exteriors with water and a soft-bristled, long-handled brush (such as those used for washing cars). Heavier accumulations can be removed with a mild solution of household detergent. Other cleaning solutions consisting of alcohol/water mixtures are also effective. As with any cleaning operation on a vertical painted surface, streaking will be minimized if the surface is washed from the top to the bottom. Always rinse the surface well with clean water to remove excess

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Condensation

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Condensation: A Sign of High Humidity Condensation most often occurs when the temperature drops in the winter, but it is not due to any defect in your window or door. It’s simply a sign of high humidity in your home.

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Cleaning Screens

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Best Practices for Cleaning Screens: Cleaning the screens on your Marvin windows and doors is best done by removing the screens altogether, laying them on a flat clean area, like a sidewalk, and spraying off any dust with water from

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors: Keep your Marvin windows and doors looking their best with regular interior and exterior glass cleaning. Glass Cleaning – How To’s For best results, do not clean glass when it is exposed

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Water Stain and Mildew Removal

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Marvin Water Stain and Mildew Removal: If you experience condensation on the exterior or interior of your window and door surfaces, you may notice discoloration along the lower parts of your wood windows or doors. This discoloration is likely

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Annual Window and Door Checklist

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Annual Window and Door Maintenance Checklist: Regular maintenance will help keep your Marvin windows and doors operating smoothly. Use this checklist as an annual maintenance reminder. Weatherstrip is a resilient material designed to act as a barrier in the

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  • Hastings Signature Services “Quick Fix” Video Series: Marvin French Door – Removing & Replacing the Handleset Hardware

    Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. We want to make it easy for you to find answers to common service questions for Marvin windows and doors. In the next installment of our “Quick Fix” video series, Becky Dorfman from the Hastings Signature Support team demonstrates how to remove and replace handleset hardware from a Marvin French Door. Not just for malfunctioning hardware, this simple fix can also be used to change up the look of the door by updating the hardware. Stay tuned for more videos

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  • Installation Series Part Five: Weatherproofing & Insulation: Your Best Friend

    This video is part 5 in a 5 part series, summarizing the key steps and best practices when installing your Marvin or Integrity windows. In this video, Marshall Baser shows the final stages of installing a window: Weatherproofing and Insulation. Watch Part 1: House Wrap, Part 2: The Opening: No Cutting Corners, Part 3: Sill Panning: Protecting & Draining, and Part 4: Window Placement: A Square Deal. If you misplace the installation instructions that come with your windows, visit www.marvin.com or www.integritywindows.com to print them out.

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  • Installation Series Part Three: Sill Panning: Protecting & Draining

    This video is part 3 in a 5 part series, summarizing the key steps and best practices when installing your Marvin or Integrity windows. In this video, Marshall Baser discusses talks about Sill Pans and demonstrates how to install one. Watch Part 1: House Wrap and Part 2: The Opening: No Cutting Corners. If you misplace the installation instructions that come with your windows, visit www.marvin.com or www.integritywindows.com to print them out.

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  • Taking Window & Door Fundamentals to School

    Hastings’ Customer Education Manager John Crane met with CADD students at Porter & Chester in June. The purpose of the visit was to lead a workshop designed to introduce the basics of windows and doors. Early in June I received a call from Ken Gay, an instructor from Porter & Chester Institute in Chicopee, MA. He was wondering if one of the Hastings trainers would be willing to come in to speak with his class of CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) students. After conducting a mini needs assessment with Ken, we decided that it would be beneficial for the students to learn

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  • Consumer Review Websites: Pros & Cons

    A.W. Hastings’ Integrity Brand Manager Sandra Stoughton reviews the pros and cons of the consumer review website, Angie’s List and provides an unbiased recommendation on how to use it for your business. I’ve been spending a lot of time recently diving into information around consumer review websites. The consensus among most of the articles and surveys I’ve found (and my own personal inquiries to friends and family) is that consumers are giving review sites the same level of trust that they give to friend and family recommendations. This made me question my own buying behaviors and what I do when

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  • Marvin & Integrity Windows and Doors for a Combined Renovation and New Construction Project

    View the full case study at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles. The Cellardoor Winery in Linconville, Maine teamed up with Phi Home Designs to embark on a 4-year series of projects that included the renovation of a 200-year-old barn and construction of a new wine making facility. The combination of both historic and commercial needs presented a challenge of compatibility. Phi Home Designs Owner Michael Roy said, “We wanted the right look with a combination of barn sash style windows and some clear view double hung windows out the back of the farmhouse, to take advantage of the beautiful vineyard view. Marvin makes it possible to change

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  • Hastings’ 5th Annual Charity Tag Sale – May 18 & 19

    Wow!  Is this crazy or what!  We started our tag sale five years ago in an effort to raise money for our Big 3 charities that A.W. Hastings feels strongly about: MS, Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer.  Never did I imagine five years later we’d still be doing this – and each year the enthusiasm is just as strong as year one.  I now see familiar faces, year after year who come to find a bargain, all knowing the money goes directly to those charities. The proceeds raised are divided equally among our Big 3 charities.  The first year we raised

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  • Window & Door 2012 Dealer of the Year Award

    To Our Valued Customers,  We are very pleased to announce that A.W. Hastings has been selected as a 2012 Dealer of the Year for Window & Door Magazine. This annual award recognizes the top window and door retailers and distributors in the industry. Hastings is being honored for Overall Excellence – Leadership in the Professional Market, one of the magazine’s top two awards. Hastings’ submission focused on Innovative Thinking in three areas: our Distribution Center for innovation in distribution, HireElements for innovation in recruiting, and our Success in Social Media Series for innovation in marketing. We were honored to learn

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