Marvin window installation

lkgarnNovember 10, 2010

Is there anything special about the Marvin window with installation? I have a friend that works for Pella that can have his installers come out and put in the windows for us - but I really want to go with Marvin windows instead of Pella. Is there any reason not to have his Pella installers do the job (as long as they are good!).

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millworkman

Key phrase is "as long as they are good". Several questions though:

What type of Marvin windows?

Who and or what defines if they are good installers?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 10:33AM
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lkgarn

These will be replacement windows -I would like to go with wood with aluminum exterior.

That is a good question - and I dont have a good answer for that! What does define a good installer?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 11:40AM
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millworkman

Sorry should have been more specific with my first reply. Will these be insert type replacements or rip out and install full frame units?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 12:28PM
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lkgarn

They will be rip outs. One window is wood and the frame is rotted. The other window we will be enlarging the width - so essentially full frame installs. My husband wants to stay away from vinyl - he just doesnt like the looks of them. The rest of our windows are single pane (wood inside/aluminum outside) with storm windows on the outside.

My husband is extremely handy but is not sure about doing the window installation ourselves.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 1:46PM
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prrjim

You can download the instructions from the Marvin web site on how to install their windows. I have a couple Marvin windows coming in a week or so and I have read through the instructions and gathered what I need to do the install. The instructions are well written. The instructions show the Marvin SillGuard and it looks like a good thing to install in a wood wall.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 9:11AM
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