Cottages & Bungalows
Live in an area with extreme heat or cold? Here’s what you need to know about windows from our partner Marvin and how they protect your home.
Not only are Marvin windows made to fit the aesthetic of a cottage/farmhouse, but they are also made to protect your home from harsh weather. “Our exterior finishes are designed to stand up to wind, rain and extreme sun,” says Kris Hanson, Senior Manager at Marvin. “Energy-efficient dual-pane glass with insulating gas is standard on all of our windows and doors. Whether it’s our extruded aluminum cladding or our tough Ultrex® Fiberglass, our finishes resist fading, chalking and cracking, even in the darkest colors.”
Even extreme storms or hurricanes aren’t a problem, as many of the products are also available with Impact Zone-ratings to meet hurricane requirements. “A variety of glass packages (triple pane and with coatings) can also be selected to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible, given the amount of sun that your home is exposed to,” says Kris.
FORM AND FUNCTION
Most importantly, these protective qualities won’t have an impact on how the windows look in your home, as balancing both the strength of the windows and their design is one of Marvin’s priorities. “Our engineers work hard to ensure that the materials we use look as good as they perform, and that any structural elements required for the durability of the window don’t change its profile.”