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Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

Posted by Mayhew (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 9:13

I've posted a couple of things on this forum which have been very very helpful. We're looking to replace the windows in our NJ Tudor home (bronze exterior/white interior).

We've had quotes for Marvin Ultimate and Andersen A series - both pretty expensive and more than we were wanting to pay (around $40k). We're now considering two very different products; Marvin Integrity (Wood-Ultrex) and Okna Enviro-Star. Wood interior would be our first choice (aesthetics, resale appeal etc) however the price and energy efficiency of the Okna is outstanding. There's still a significant price difference between the Marvin Integrity and Okna but we're trying to determine if the Marvin Integrity is worth the extra $10k.

We've only just moved into the home and can see ourselves staying here for many years to come (replacing the original single pane windows).

Help!!! Opinions welcome....

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RE: Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

It is going to come down to what you want to look at and live with in a window. Both are very good products with the edge toward to Okna in energy efficiency and in my opinion aesthetics in the Integrity.

RE: Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

+1, can't add much to that. If the appearance of the Okna is to your liking, you'll get better performance, better warranty, lower maintenance and cost. If the real wood interior is worth the premium to you, the Integrity is a very good choice. It all depends on your priorities :)

RE: Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

The Okna EnviroStar actually looks like a wood window when its installed. Many homeowners who live in older ( higher end neighborhoods) tell me they have an aversion to cinyl and demand wood. however, when i show them the Okna EnviroStar you would be shocked to find how many turn the corner and its never just based on price. its the performance as well as structural advantages of a higher end vinyl such as the Okna and last but not least, no maintenence. the EnviroStar is one of only a select few of higher end brands that can actually maintain or even enhance the integrity of a Tudor or older home.
as a side note, you may want to request seeing the okna with antique brass or brushed nickel hardware. its a real head turner.

RE: Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

Thank you. We actually spec'd out the Okna with antique brass and full SDLs, and we saw a casement with the same spec. Looked impressive! Anything we put in will be light years ahead of what we have now. Just wanting to make sure that we explore all of the options. We went and had a look at an Integrity Wood-Ultrex yesterday and wasn't overly impressed.

We're leaning towards the Okna right now however we're getting some quotes next week for Marvin Infinity. How should the Infinity compare vs. the Okna in terms of price, aesthetics and performance?

RE: Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

the Infiniti is nice but the okna will beat it in both performance and price..
if you put the okna next to the infiniti you say both are pretty windows.

RE: Marvin Integrity vs Okna Enviro-Star

The Infinity has the same bones as the Integrity, just a little prettier. If you don't NEED the stained wood interior, the Okna is gonna be very hard to beat, and bests the Infinity in all measurable areas. It is about the closest thing that you'll find to "the total package", in terms of looks, performance, quality, etc... Should come in a bit cheaper than the Infinity as well.

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