Opinions on Marvin Integrity (wood-ultrex) and Marvin Infinity

chrisellis1975November 25, 2012

I'm looking at replacing the existing windows in my Tudor style home in NJ. I'm looking at a combination of casement and double hung windows (w/bronze exterior).

We've had quotes for wood windows from both Marvin Ultimate and Andersen A series and we recently got a quote for Okna - as to cover both ends of the price vs quality spectrum (wood vs. premium vinyl).

Are the Marvin Integrity (wood-ultrex) and Marvin Infinity worthy contenders in terms of quality, cost and efficiency?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Windows on Washington Ltd

Tough to say where that pricing will shake out on the Integrity and Infinity.

You have looked at some nice samples there of the different materials.

Make sure you are comparing installation details in the same capacity.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 8:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HomeSealed

You are looking at three product materials with different pros and cons. I can say that each product that you've seen is highly regarded, but for very different reasons. You will want to assess your priorities for the project to determine which is the best fit. All are well made quality products.

-Performance?
-Appearance?
-Cost?
-Value (very different than cost)?
-Warranty?
-Longevity?
-Option content?
-Perception by others (including guests and/or future buyers of your home)

If I could make a chart, the Okna would skew toward performance, value, cost, and warranty, the Ultimate toward appearance, perception, option content, and the Integrity/Infinity as somewhat of a bridge between the two. Not as good in the "good" areas of each choice, but not as bad in their weaker areas either. Whether that makes it a "glass half-empty" or "half-full" proposition depends on your perspective.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 11:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HomeSealed

... let me add that those Pros and Cons are regarding the comparison of these specific products and their respective materials. For instance, the Marvin product line is actually a very good performer as WOOD products go, and the Okna is very attractive as VINYL products go.
My recommendation would be to pick the material that best suits your needs/goals FIRST, and then pick the product line. :)

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chrisellis1975

Thank you both for your reply. I really appreciate the feedback.

@ windowsonwashington - can you please provide me with some advise as it relates to comparing installation detail? Do you mean new construction vs. replacement? or the way in which they actually install the windows (materials used etc)?

Thanks

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:20PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lockheed, Certainteed Bryn Mawr III, or Alliance
Wondering which is the better new construction vinyl...
16cassie
Full Replacement Questions, Resources?!? Woodwright vs. E-series?
We are in the midst of ordering full-frame replacements...
joeyjoey1
Sunrise, Marvin, and window shopping woes
Hello, I am looking for some advice. Briefly, we live...
Summer
Hunter Douglas Roller Shades Not Staying Down
We have a bunch of new Hunter Douglas Roller Shade...
Sean
Any opinions on Hurd H3?
I know Hurd is not well-regarded here on GW but the...
song_ca
Sponsored Products
Virtu USA Ava Single Sink Vanity in White with Mirror
Overstock.com
RION Furniture - Watson Dresser, Weathered - GDRE159WEA
Great Furniture Deal
Hunter Ceiling Fans Classic Original 52 in. Chestnut Brown Ceiling Fan 23852
Home Depot
Cerno | Forma LED Floor Lamp
YLighting
Arteriors Home Jaden Natural Wood Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Zuo Linea Walnut Desk
Euro Style Lighting
Premium Select Gilded Bronze 72-Inch Ceiling Fan with Dark Mahogany Solid Wood B
$568.00 | Bellacor
'Be Here Now!' Wrapped Canvas
$34.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™