Marvin Windows and Doors has once again been honored with a Minnesota Family Business Award, presented by Twin Cities Business magazine. Earning 2016’s “Special Distinction – Legacy” honor, the magazine notes that “over four generations, the Marvin family has built one of Minnesota’s most durable companies.” Source: Marvin
Between freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and wind, winter can be hard on your house. Watch this video for tips on how to: Seal cracks and gaps around windows, doors, and siding. Install plastic window insulation kits. Add insulation to your attic. Insulate pull down attic stairs. Apply foam insulation to water pipes. Maintain your fireplace and chimney. Apply deicers and
Install and Maintain Paths and Walkways Make sure you check sidewalks and driveways for cracks. If you don’t fill them now, water can seep in and freeze, making them even larger. Take the time to resurface worn concrete now and save you a whole lot of time and money later. Light the Way With Outdoor Lanterns Less daylight calls for
Check for Peeling Paint Inspect exterior walls to see if any paint is peeling or blistering on the house or outbuildlings. According to Carl Minchew, Director of Benjamin Moore Paints, “Peeling paint is a sign that the existing paint film is failing and can no longer protect the side of the building. Left uncorrected, the siding itself will deteriorate, leading
Kevin, Norm, Roger, Richard and Tommy are back for the 37th season of This Old House, and this year, Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to sponsor the well-loved show. In the kickoff episode this fall, the crew introduced an early English-style Arts and Crafts house built in 1909 and in need of a renovation fitting of its historic grandeur.
Autumn Maintenance Tips Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure leaves and debris unblock all drainage areas. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier. Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks, use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood. Lower humidity and cooler (not yet cold)
Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. Making changes to not only your wattage consumption, but also the way your home retains and expels air can have a dramatic effect on the way your space uses electricity. Here are 5 tips on how to lower your electricity bill.
Most homeowners don’t think of their front door when determining how to save energy in their home. But as with windows, exterior doors lower the insulating value of the surrounding wall. A poorly installed door, or one that does not have sufficient weather stripping, leads to drafts and air leaks that waste energy. If a new front door is in
As we all know energy inefficiency is a huge problem for most homes. Home improvement and performance are never-ending drills. Initiating the process of home energy can be quite overwhelming. Here’s a beginner’s list to get you going on the right track. Rated from 1 to 5 by level of difficulty to repair by: doing it yourself, cost, time invested
The Ultimate Multi-Slide Door isn’t just a panoramic door, it’s a completely new lifestyle. Slide open your door for phenomenal expansive views, fresh air and a tremendous amount of warm, natural light. Features include: • Available in sizes up to 56 feet wide and 12 feet high • Center arrangement available with motionless center pane and operating panels on each