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  • Bedford Square Historic Redevelopment
    From Inspiration to Transformation: Two Historic Buildings Set the Tone for Redevelopment in Westport, Conn.

    Retrofit Magazine: November 2017

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  • Windows 101: The Basics and Beyond – Anatomy of a Double Hung: Part 1

    Windows 101: The Basics and Beyond is a new educational video series produced by A.W. Hastings and designed to help homeowners understand fundamental terminology and concepts about windows. In the second segment,”Anatomy of a Double Hung: Part 1,” homeowners can learn about parts and structure on the “outside” of a double hung window, along with popular casing styles and options. In our next installment, “Anatomy of a Double Hung – Part 2″, we’ll learn about parts on the “inside” of a double hung, as well as sill details and styles. By sharing this series, you can help homeowners become more knowledgable before making their next

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  • Windows 101: The Basics and Beyond – Window Types

    We’re excited to introduce Windows 101: The Basics and Beyond – our brand new video series for homeowners! This new educational series produced by our subject matter experts at Hastings is designed to help homeowners understand fundamental terminology and concepts about their windows prior to their home improvement or construction project. In the first segment,”Window Types,” homeowners can learn about the most popular styles of windows and how they operate. Feel free to share this video – and check back soon to dive deeper into the parts and structure of Double Hung windows, in upcoming segments of Windows 101!

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  • The Sales Process: A Different Point of View: Part 2

    Read “A Different Point of View: Part 1” here. Would it be fair to say that when approaching a consumer during the sales process your focus is on figuring out what it is that will motivate them to buy from you? You have a short window of opportunity to give them as much information as possible to influence their decision, so you are eager to tell them about the many different features of our product lines, our quality installation or your company¹s sterling reputation. Unfortunately, your eagerness can all too easily come across as “feature-dumping.” Soon, you’ve given the customer a huge amount of information — but what

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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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  • Willard Beach Project Profile

    Shared on Hastings View last summer, this Willard Beach residential remodel continues to be a great example of the durability of Integrity’s Ultrex Fiberglass windows and doors in a coastal environment.   Homeowners on the coast are looking for products that will hold up against hot sun, salt spray, flying sand, and driving rain. When it’s time to build or remodel, a high performance, durable window is the key to ensuring the longevity of a seaside home. A recent project in coastal Maine demonstrates how Integrity’s Ultrex Fiberglass windows were used to transform a home while protecting it from the elements

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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. 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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  • Installing Windows? Reach for your installation instructions BEFORE reaching for your level and hammer

    Let’s face it, when it comes to installing building products like windows and doors, often we install them without really reading the instructions that the manufacturer provides. Sometimes those instructions don’t even make it out of the wrapper. After all, it takes time to read through them and figure everything out. And, I’ve heard it said many times, if you installed one window and it worked properly, you can install all other windows the same way, right? Well, the truth is you might get lucky using this logic for a while, but eventually, odds are you will run into a

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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 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Coastal Perspectives: Willard Beach Project Profile

    Homeowners on the coast are looking for products that will hold up against hot sun, salt spray, flying sand, and driving rain. When it’s time to build or remodel, a high performance, durable window is the key to ensuring the longevity of a seaside home. A recent project in coastal Maine demonstrates how Integrity’s Ultrex Fiberglass windows were used to transform a home while protecting it from the elements and maximizing ocean views. This home near Willard Beach, Portland, ME makes use of the many benefits of Integrity All Ultrex and Wood-Ultrex windows and doors. Given the home’s close proximity to

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  • The JLC Live Experience

    We are in full “preparation mode” for JLC Live, the biggest residential building trade show in our region, where we will meet, host and educate contractor customers from around New England and Eastern NY. We are working to make this our best show yet, keeping a focus on the strong remodeling and replacement opportunity in our market. Throughout our preparations, we dug deep to uncover the value of what we bring to our retailers and their contractor customers at the JLC Live show. As we developed our plans for the show, a few distinct points of differentiation surfaced and I

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