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Infinity from Marvin’s Top Design Trends for 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

As winter turns to spring, many homeowners will be inspecting their weathered window exteriors and wondering whether it’s time to make an upgrade. If recent storms and years of exposure to the sun and other harsh elements have worn away the appearance of your window finishes, you can save yourself the hassle of maintenance by upgrading to more durable, high-performance Infinity® from Marvin Replacement Windows, which are available in more exterior and interior finishes than ever before.

As home design trends evolve, we’ve updated our line of finish options to give customers better choices when choosing finishes that suit their home exteriors and interiors. This includes a new exterior finish that offers a modern take on a classic look. Here’s a look at the most popular window design trends for 2018, as well as what you gain by upgrading to Infinity Replacement Windows.

The Importance of a Superior Finish

Windows are an investment in your home, and a quality finish is one of the best ways to protect that investment. Infinity from Marvin windows are designed to offer exceptional durability against the elements that degrade window finishes over time. This includes a mechanically bonded finish that is up to three times thicker than finishes from competing window brands, providing superior resistance to both scratches and UV degradation. This means your finishes will maintain their look and sheen for much longer than what you get from competing window brands.

Window finishes

To extend the life of your windows, Infinity from Marvin windows incorporate acrylic into its finish to maximize color retention and window durability. Over time, this means less maintenance for homeowners and an appearance that will continue to look new years after the windows have been installed.

Taking Stock of Interior and Exterior Options

Both exterior and interior finishes are available in a range of options to suit your preferred color schemes and your sense of style. While Stone White is the standard color used for both interior and exterior finishes, interior color options also include Sierra and EverWood®, a stainable woodgrain interior finish that you can match perfectly to your existing woodwork.

For exterior window colors, homeowners can choose from Sierra, Cashmere, Pebble Gray, Bahama Brown and Bronze, as well as Ebony, a new addition to the Infinity from Marvin lineup. But if these stock options aren’t what you’re looking for, these replacement windows can be painted any color you want, giving you endless options as you seek out the perfect look.

Introducing Ebony, a Classic but Modern Exterior

A new addition to Marvin’s Wood-Ultrex line of products is Ebony, an exterior finish offering a classic but modern look that maintains its look over time. Darker colors like ebony have historically been difficult to use as an exterior color because the materials used to produce these colors tended to degrade quickly over time, causing the products to fade or take on a chalky appearance.

That’s no longer the case. The patented Ultrex finish used on Marvin Infinity Windows is perfectly suited to resist scratching, fading, sun damage, cracking and other signs of wear and tear that are easy to spot on dark exterior finishes. This mechanically bonded finish is five times more resistant to UV damage than other competing finishes, ensuring that your Ebony window finish will continue to look great even after years of exposure to the elements.

Don’t sacrifice style just because you want a window that is resistant to damage and deterioration. Choose the right windows with the right kind of finish and you can get the best of both worlds: Stunning new windows that will maintain their look for years to come.

How to Upgrade to Infinity from Marvin Without Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Inifinity from Marvin kitchen

Many homeowners look at aging home windows with dread, and for one reason: They’re afraid of the high cost of replacement.

While it’s true that replacing all of the windows in your home is a major home improvement project, it’s also necessary if you want to maintain the integrity of your home, especially where noise and insulation are concerned. Infinity® from Marvin Replacement Windows offer modern design and durability that makes this upgrade a worthwhile investment.

For customers who aren’t prepared to pay out-of-pocket for the entire project, North Georgia Replacement Windows is happy to offer flexible financing options to make this project more affordable for homeowners.

Why Finance?

Owning a home comes with additional costs to consider. Some of these are small: Replacing your furnace filter, maintaining your lawn and landscaping. Others, such as replacing a furnace, reshingling the roof or replacing windows, can be costly. Even when planning ahead, most homeowners can’t afford to pay for the full amount of these projects up front.

Even those who can afford to pay out-of-pocket may prefer to keep some extra cash on hand in the event of unforeseen expenses. For these reasons, many home window replacement projects are financed through a lender. North Georgia Replacement Windows works with lenders to provide competitive rates and even same-as-cash lending options to our customers, providing financial flexibility to our customers as they seek the best way to pay for the project.

Our current relationship with EnerBank USA offers our customers two excellent options to easily finance the windows of their dreams.

Two Options to Finance New Windows

Through EnerBank USA, NGRW is happy to offer two financing options for Infinity from Marvin windows”

  • Fixed monthly payments. Through this financing option, customers can take out up to $65,000 toward new replacement windows, repayable on a seven-year term. This loan, which comes with a 6.99% APR, is ideal for customers who want a fixed payment they can factor into their monthly budgets.
  • Twelve-month same-as-cash loan. This financing product also allows borrowing up to $65,000 for new windows, but all accrued interest is waived if the balance of the loan is paid off within one year. That means financing is essentially free to customers who successfully pay off their loan in 12 months or less—a great option for customers who want short-term financial relief but have the ability to pay off the loan amount quickly.

For customers who choose these financing options, NGRW will work with both the bank and the customers to ensure a smooth process from loan application to window installation.

Other Benefits of Financing

When you finance through a window dealer, you enjoy certain advantages that aren’t available when seeking out financing on your own. One such benefit is the accurate project proposals that come with financing through us directly: We’re able to come up with detailed proposals and communicate these directly to the lender, updating this information if the scope of the project changes.

Thanks to this direct relationship, we’re also able to lead you through the approval process quickly and smoothly, speeding up the process of outfitting your home with new windows. The time lost to waiting for bank approvals and slow communication can delay the completion of your window project and create unnecessary stress throughout the process. We minimize the tedious finance approval process to make this home improvement project as easy as possible for our customers.

If you’ve been holding off on purchasing new windows because you don’t think you can afford this upgrade, contact us to talk about your window needs and your financing options. We’ll work with you to help you find the right payment option for your current window project.

How Infinity from Marvin Replacement Window Glass Can Help Soundproof Your Home

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Infinity from Marvin Replacement Window

Most people live in homes exposed to some degree of noise. If you live on a high-traffic street or within audible range of an airport, you likely want to consider upgrading your windows to reduce how much of this sound can be heard inside your home.

Infinity® from Marvin Replacement Windows offers several options for installing replacement windows that make a significant difference in the amount of sound that travels through your glass. Interested homeowners have three options when shopping for replacement window glass: Standard Transmission Class (STC) glass, which acts as a buffer for the typical sounds generated inside or near your home; Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) glass, which covers a wider range of frequencies to mitigate sound coming from highways, trains and airplanes; and glass featuring a layer of PVB laminate, which is designed for noise mitigation as well as increased security.

When you shop with North Georgia Replacement Windows, we’ll help you pick out the right glass to address your specific needs. Here are some of the glass features we use to mitigate sound and improve the peacefulness of your home’s interior.

Glass Thickness

A window pane’s thickness is one of the most basic factors affecting the amount of sound audible through the glass. In general, a thicker pane will prove more effective at reducing sound than a thinner pane. Testing from Cardinal Glass has found that increasing glass thickness from 3 mm to 6 mm can increase the window’s acoustical glass rating by four to six points, an improvement that will be clearly audible to any homeowner.

For most homes, glass thickness exceeding 6 mm thick is unnecessary and may distort the quality of your view. In addition to thickness, there are other steps to improve your replacement glass’s sound mitigation.

Acoustic Air Gaps

Air gaps are a common feature in insulated windows to reduce the amount of audible sound passing through the glass. This airspace can range from 6.5 mm to 19.5 mm in width, providing a buffer to sound from the outside. An air gap increases the STC rating (an average amount of noise stopped at various frequencies and measured in decibels) of a window by effectively absorbing some of the sound waves passing through, instead of allowing a hard material to serve as a conductor. The larger the air gap, the higher the STC your window pane will have, and this air gap will help reduce noise without compromising the clarity of your window.

Acoustical values of glass

Although both argon and oxygen may be used to fill the air gap between two glass panes, testing has shown no significant or acoustical sound difference in performance between the two gases.

PVB Laminate

Unlike STC and OITC glass, PVB laminate is a relatively new addition to the Infinity from Marvin family. PVB laminate is a great choice for any home where increased noise attenuation is required, such as homes directly on busy streets or in close proximity to airports. PVB interlayers provide a solid sound buffer that reduces noise in collaboration with air gaps and thickened glass. Our customers can choose special PVB laminate inserts specially designed for sound reduction performance.

This laminate layer offers other features that homeowners will enjoy, including increased security if someone tries to break into your home. Much like your car’s windshield, PVB windows won’t shatter when struck by a hard object, and they require significant force to create a large opening in the glass. PVB inserts can also stop 95 percent of damaging UV rays from entering your home, protecting your furniture and other interior surfaces.

Outside noise can be a headache for homeowners, but replacement windows can make a big difference overnight. Call now to explore your options for higher-quality glass and a quiet, comfortable home.