For many homeowners, getting new windows only happens one or two times in the course of homeownership. It may happen when buying an older property, with older windows and frames, or because of a decision to add value to a home with more energy efficiency, or resale value. One of the most common upgrades has been switching over to modern glass panes with vinyl window frames, but Integrity from Marvin Ultrex Fiberglass windows are a new, exciting alternative, and here’s why.
1 – A Unique Look
Unlike vinyl, which is featureless and cannot be altered once installed, Ultrex Fiberglass window frames are textured with different wood grain patterns, giving a much more warm, distinct, appealing look that just looks better on homes. In addition, these frames can be easily painted on to perfectly match the look of your home’s exterior, something that can’t be done with vinyl.
2 – Eco-Friendly
New manufacturing techniques mean that these Integrity from Marvin windows use 39% less energy and resources in their process than vinyl windows. And, should you ever decide that you don’t want these windows anymore, they are 100% recyclable, so you don’t have to worry about adding more waste to the world afterwards.
3 – Low Expansion & Contraction
Vinyl will expand in size with a rise in temperature, and contract in size as temperature lowers. In fact, some vinyl can expand or contract over 800% more than the glass it houses, which may lead to damage and costly repairs. Ultrex fiberglass windows have a much lower rate of expansion and contraction that is in line with glass itself, because it is, after all, made of fiberglass. This means a greater durability and a longer lifespan all around.
4 – Higher Energy Efficiency
When these replacement windows are paired with Marvin windows glass, the energy efficiency is exceptional. The windows repel solar heat, while still letting light in, blocking out up to 95% of the harmful ultraviolet rays that can be a risk to both people and furnishing in a home exposed to hours of daylight. Combined with low conductivity and air infiltration rates, this means lower energy bills, whether heating or cooling a home.
5 – A Better View
Because Integrity from Marvin windows use fiberglass instead of vinyl, it allows the design of the window frames to be both smaller and thinner. This means that more glass can be used within the window itself, allowing for even more sunlight, and clearer, larger views of what is outside.
6 – Durable, Long Life
Fiberglass windows can last up to 38% longer than vinyl windows, and this is accompanied by an effective acrylic exterior finish. The finish adds an extra layer of protection that helps the windows withstand extreme heat, extreme cold, and even the corrosive effects of sea salt for a home that is on the coast.
Make The Change Today
If you’re interested in having more attractive, more durable, more energy efficient Integrity from Marvin windows, then let us help you bring them into your home. Contact us for an absolutely free Replacement Window Consultation where we can evaluate your home, and tell you exactly what you can expect when it comes to replacing your windows with this superior alternative.