Marvin Integrity

lakeyjimMay 8, 2011

A double hung tilt latch is held in the groove by the latch. With an integrity, tilting the sash in (for cleaning, etc), then if I hold the latch in and push the sash, it would keep going through the screen if I pushed hard enough.

This occurs on the top sash, or if the top sash was removed, the same would happen on the bottom sash. It seems the only thing that holds the sash in place is the latch.

Other tilt latch window close against a stop like a door. Is this a design issue on the Integrity?

Also, the latches seemed flimsy. Any comments on this?

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Not a design issue. When it is pushed against the upper sash, it is pushing against the shoes of the sash which hold it to the balance assembly. They are plenty strong and the window is performance grade tested to withstand these pressures based on its design.

I don't have an Integrity in front of me but it may not rely on an exterior stop to make its seal but utilizes a bulb gasket if I am not mistaken.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 9:37PM
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