Marvin won't build outswibg French casement with cremone hardware

threeapplesSeptember 13, 2011

What do I do? I fell in love with French casements and inswong won't work in our kitchen. I want the antique style hardware and they only do that for inswing. What should I do? So torn here! Thanks

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renovator8

Did you actually talk to a representative from Marvin? In my experience Marvin will just about anything for a price.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 5:47AM
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millworkman

I agree with Renovator8, I have previously sold Marvin and thru there "Signature Series" they will do just about anything. Who told they would not was it just a dealer or did they actually have it sent to Marvin to be quoted?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 9:07AM
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threeapples

Hi,
I spoke to the dealer in our area. I got the idea by looking at an inswing in their signature series. The dealer contacted Marvin's engineering department and they said they won't do an outswing casement with cremone hardware because they've not tested it and can't vouch for it. I'm so frustrated.
Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 9:17PM
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athensmomof3

You may need to have them made custom. I googled and found these folks who make an outswing casement with cremone hardware. . . This is similar to ours with the vertical lights to match up with our largely double hung windows everywhere else. . .

You could just get a custom window made for that spot and use the Marvin everywhere else . . .

Here is a link that might be useful: Outswing casement

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 9:15AM
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millworkman

Try Kolbe & Kolbe for the hell of it, maybe even Parrett

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 1:34PM
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greendesigns_gw

The will make them. It's just you may not like the price.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 10:50AM
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threeapples

Hi,
Well, Marvin is saying they won't make one.
I checked the website you suggested, Athensmom and it's one I've visited for this purpose before. I've not contacted them to see about a quote, but I worry about two things: the exterior is wood, not clad, and it might be outrageous to order just one window. I guess I'm also worried that I've not heard of this company and can't vouch for their quality.
Any thoughts?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 9:41PM
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athensmomof3

I know nothing about the company either, except they show it can be done. Wood windows are still used - I have a friend who just built a beautiful house with them - and with maintenance they will last a long time. You can also get various species of wood that are less likely to rot. I think she used mahogany (?). Of course, that is more expensive than pine, or whatever is used on most clad windows. . .

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 10:27AM
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threeapples

Well, they claim they can't do outswing casement with the cremone hardware I really want (I just think it's so much more beautiful that way). Uggh, not sure if I should do one window from a separate company or just deal with the outswing and no gorgeous hardware.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 9:52PM
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millworkman

Have them build the window with no hardware and and the Cremone hardware yourself

    Bookmark   September 20, 2011 at 7:27AM
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threeapples

millworkman, i'm not sure they'll sell me a window without hardware. i'd have no idea how to affix the hardware, though i have thought of that! :)

    Bookmark   September 20, 2011 at 10:58PM
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