4 Critical Choices When Choosing Windows for Your Commerce Home

Choose a Style That Fits Your Home

When it comes to windows for your Commerce home, not all windows are created equal. Aesthetics matter. You’ll want to give some thought to the style of windows you’ll be installing. Windows that work for a Cape Cod style home won’t necessarily look right in a Colonial style home. And while rounded portal decorative windows may look fine in a Victorian home, they might look out of place in a modern or transitional style home.

Beyond that, it’s important to consider window size and placement. Even if you want to let more natural light into your home, you’ll want to make sure you do it in the right way—and that the style of the window compliments the overall architectural style of the rest of your home.

Select the Features That Matter Most to You

Functionality is just as important as style. You’ll want to consider what features you really want in your new windows. You can choose single-hung windows that open only from the bottom. Or you can opt for double-hung windows that allow you to let fresh air in from the top as well. Casement windows crank outward (often used for windows opening onto patios or decks). Gliders slide from side to side. Bow and bay windows not only provide lots of light, but they can also provide a place to sit and enjoy reading a book. Or you can choose to use this style window as a place for plants.

Choose Your Exterior Materials

You can choose from a variety of window and door materials to complement the style of your home. Marvin windows offer high-quality standard wood options, including Pine, Cherry, Douglas Fir, Mahogany, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir and White Oak. And if your project requires the one-of-a-kind look of an unusual wood species, you can choose from unique species including Black Walnut and Western Red Cedar.

Aluminum clad windows are another option, but not all aluminum cladding is created equal. Marvin’s extremely durable extruded aluminum substrate is significantly stronger than roll-form aluminum and provides superior resistance to fading and chalking.

Ultrex pultruded fiberglass is a material that was patented nearly 20 years ago when Marvin pioneered the fiberglass windows and door category. These windows are tough, smart, long lasting, and worry-free. 

And don’t forget about the inside finishes. You can choose from a wide variety of wood stains or solid finishes to ensure that you get something that works perfectly with the interior of your home.

Choose the Right Company for Purchase & Installation

When it comes to choosing the right windows for your Commerce home, selecting the right company to install those windows is a crucial factor. You expect your new windows to last a long time—and you should. But that’s also why you want to make sure that the company that manufactures them and installs them will be around for a long time as well. Marvin Windows and Doors has been manufacturing and installing high-quality windows since 1945—and we’ll be around for many years to come! We have the experience to help you select the right windows and to make sure that they are properly installed.

That’s why we invite you to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where you can see a wide range of windows and actually get your hands on them. That will tell you more about the quality and functionality of our windows than pictures ever will. Plus it gives you the opportunity to get answers to the questions you have about choosing the right windows for your Commerce home.

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