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Fall is Here, Time to Winterize Your Home

Fall is Here, Time to Winterize Your Home

Temperatures are falling quickly and before you blink the first winter storm will hit your home. Before that happens you need to take steps to ensure your home is properly winterized and that starts with making your home energy efficient.

How to Identify Window and Door Replacement Needs

How to Identify Window and Door Replacement Needs

Now is the perfect time to start winterizing your home, and the first step is checking all of your windows and doors for drafts from leaks around the door threshold and casing and window sill and jamb.

Window Wisdom: Cleaning and Caring for Windows

Window Wisdom: Cleaning and Caring for Windows

Tips from the Pros for cleaning your windows for a transparent shine.

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

What is home sealing and weatherization and why should you take action?

How Safe Is Your Casement Window from a Child Falling Out?

How Safe Is Your Casement Window from a Child Falling Out?

Marvin Windows now offers a factory installed casement window safety device

Marvin Windows & Doors Factory Tour

Marvin Windows & Doors Factory Tour

Behind the scenes at Marvin Windows and Doors privately-owned factory in Warroad, MN

Ask the Pros: Serena Shades by Lutron

Ask the Pros: Serena Shades by Lutron

We asked the pros at Lutron about their latest innovation in wireless called Serena Shades

Energy Efficient Windows Explained

Energy Efficient Windows Explained

For years I thought windows were windows. When it was too warm we’d draw the shades and if it was too cold we’d make sure the windows were closed tight. But today’s windows are available with glass and coatings that can drastically alter the temperature in your home, thereby lowering […]

Giveaway: Fish Foam Premium Glass Cleaner

Giveaway: Fish Foam Premium Glass Cleaner

We’ve been using over the counter window spray cleaners for years. Some work better than others but many of them leave a lot to be desired. From running to streaks, cleaning windows isn’t always as easy as you’d think. We had the opportunity try out Fish Foam from Fish Window […]

Window Wisdom Video: Easy Cleaning and Added Security

Window Wisdom Video: Easy Cleaning and Added Security

We’re wrapping up our Window Wisdom series with a short video presented by Steve Donovan from Taylor Brothers Architectural Products here in Los Angeles. They carry a wide selection of windows and doors, but it’s obvious that Steve really knows the Marvin lineup and for him the exclusive features and […]

Window Wisdom Recap: Evaluate, Shop, Care

Window Wisdom Recap: Evaluate, Shop, Care

This month we’ve taken an in depth look at windows and have covered three main steps that will help you ensure their best function. Evaluating your current windows, shopping for new windows and how to care for your new or existing windows. We’d like to thank Marvin Windows and Doors […]

Functionality, Security And Style: Add Exterior Shutters To Your Home

Functionality, Security And Style: Add Exterior Shutters To Your Home

One of our favorite types of project is the weekend project. In just a couple of days, you can feel that rush of productivity and accomplishment after surveying a completed project that improves your home–and maybe even your lifestyle. Eager to tackle your next weekend project? We’ve got just the […]

Window Wisdom: Window Buying Guide

Window Wisdom: Window Buying Guide

Today we are continuing our Window Wisdom series, sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors, by sharing our window buying guide. Last week we showed you how to evaluate the current state of your windows by performing a window audit, so by now you should have a good idea as to […]

Window Wisdom: Perform a Window Audit

Window Wisdom: Perform a Window Audit

This week we’re introducing a 3-part series called Window Wisdom, sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors, where we will take an in depth look at the world of windows. In our modern day, windows are often taken for granted but when we remember that they were invented for the purpose […]

Best Way To Build Custom Window Screens

Best Way To Build Custom Window Screens

C&H universe, I’m in desperate need of your help. My dilemma? The gorgeous windows in our loft are without screens. We can’t open them wide enough to get a decent breeze for fear that our two adorable cats will escape and plunge three stories to the street (insert very sad […]

myMarvin Architect’s Challenge 2010

myMarvin Architect’s Challenge 2010

Last year, we featured some nice photos from one of the winners of the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. This year’s crop of winners is equally as impressive. Ten outstanding architects from across the United States had their work honored as winners of the 2010 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. The contemporary design projects […]

The Most Common Green Home Project In 2010

The Most Common Green Home Project In 2010

This year’s most popular environmentally friendly project? Window replacements, according to a study published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. The study surveyed service professionals in the top 50 markets as ranked by the U.S. Census and examined service requests. Window replacements showed a sizable increase, up […]

Refinish Your Own Salvaged Building Materials

Refinish Your Own Salvaged Building Materials

Salvaged building materials are a booming business. And sometimes the price of those “antique” or “professionally finished” pieces can make you choke. Why not refinish your own salvaged pieces. With a little elbow grease and a sharp eye for solid materials, you can have a one of a kind home […]

Does Your Home Need Low-E Windows?

Does Your Home Need Low-E Windows?

When you’re installing new windows, Low-Emissivity (or Low-E for short) styles are almost standard. They will cost you somewhere around 10 to 15% more than traditional windows, but you can count on shaving 30 to 50% off your energy losses, which will also shave down your utility costs. What Is […]

Create Wow-Worthy Windows With A DIY Valance

Create Wow-Worthy Windows With A DIY Valance

Thoughtful window treatments are a basic way to add style and panache to a room. Consider a valance at the top of the window that will coordinate with your fabrics–and the room’s color scheme–while adding a finished polish to your windows, especially if your window treatments consist of a basic […]

Empire State Building Goes Green

Empire State Building Goes Green

Big news – literally. USA Today reports that the Empire State Building is going green, one window at a time. As part of an effort to go green, the 6,514 double hung windows are being replaced one at a time in order to save about $4.4 million a year in […]