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  • Coastal Complete Solutions

    The Northeast coast is home to some of the most magnificent properties in the country. No one knows better than you, our architect partners, that this region’s rich coastal heritage provides inspiring design opportunities. It also creates unique challenges and requirements when designing and building along the seacoast and islands of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The Nor’easters of 2018 are a very recent reminder of the need to pay close attention to Design Pressure (DP) values. Marvin and Integrity offer windows and doors specifically designed for the requirements of coastal and impact zone construction. Here’s an

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  • ABX 2017
    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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  • 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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  • Marvin Windows
    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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  • 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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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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  • Operating the Marvin Ultimate Next Generation Double Hung Window

    The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung from Marvin is a classic reinvented – with innovative hardware, multipoint locking system, and lockable vent mode all incorporated into a traditional style double hung window. And while it may look traditional, the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung opens, closes, and locks in a whole new way – transforming how homeowners experience life with their windows! Watch these quick videos to learn about Basic Operation, Sash Tilt & Removal, and Vent Mode for the Next Generation Double Hung.

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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 – 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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  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Hastings Style!

    Hastings’ elves met recently for a holiday themed paint night. Using reclaimed wood from Marvin packaging and palettes, our artists painted Santa, snowmen, trees, ornaments, reindeer, owls, penguins, sheep, and more to sell at a Holiday Shopping Bazaar. Sales benefitted the Hastings Family of Charities – the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Rays of Hope for Breast Cancer, and the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. Our employees support these charities through a variety of fundraising initiatives all year long. Way to go!

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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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 – 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 – 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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  • 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 – How to Adjust the Hinges

    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 third installment of the Hastings Signature Services “Quick Fix” video series, Becky Dorfman from the Hastings Signature Services Support team demonstrates how to adjust the hinges on a Marvin French Door. This adjustment can return a door to proper function after normal settling occurs. Stay tuned for more videos in this “Quick Fix” series from Hastings Signature Services.

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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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  • 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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