4 Questions to Ask Before Replacing Windows in Your Commerce Home

Questions to ask about replacement windows
Replacing the windows in your Commerce home isn’t something you do casually. You’ll want to think through the process carefully before you make a decision. Because it’s not something you do frequently, you may wonder what things to consider before choosing your windows. Here are 4 key questions that may help you make the best choices for your home.

1. I’d really like to match the wood coloring in my home. Can I do that?
You’ve probably given some serious thought to the interior of your home. Perhaps you’ve replaced cabinets in the kitchen or flooring throughout the house. You’d like your window frames to reflect (or compliment) your choices (like the ones you see pictured here). Marvin offers a wide of options to make that easier. Marvin windows have all wood interiors available in 6 species and wood or Aluminum Clad exteriors. And you have lots of choices for the exterior as well. With Marvin, you can choose from 19 standard exterior cladding colors— or we can custom match any color you want to work with your home’s existing color palette.

By the way, Marvin, Integrity and Infinity lines all offer a wide array of insert replacement windows, which are installed directly into the existing frame, leaving it intact. This is a great solution if you don’t want to remove interior trim or exterior trim and siding.

2. What if I want low-maintenance windows? What are my options?
If you are like a lot of homeowners, you don’t want to spend a lot of time maintaining your windows. Our Integrity and Infinity brand windows can be a great solution. Our Ultrex® fiberglass has a patented finish that is three times thicker than the competitors. That ensures a virtually maintenance-free finish that resists cracking, denting, chipping and peeling. Or you might consider Marvin Windows with Extruded Aluminum Cladding that comes with a 20-year warranty against chalking, fading, and peeling.

3. Michigan weather can be hard on a home’s exterior. How will new windows hold up?
Our Integrity windows are made with Ultrex fiberglass. They resist corrosion and remain stable in extreme temperatures because the casing material expands at the same rate as glass. This means these windows keep a great seal and insulate your home better. You can also choose Marvin StormPlus® or Integrity IMPACT windows that are actually designed and tested for homes in Hurricane Impact Zones!

4. Can I find replacement windows that won’t look out of place for my older/historic home?
Nothing can ruin the stately elegance of an older home more quickly than replacement windows that just don’t respect the architectural integrity of the original design. How can you fin historically accurate replacement windows? Marvin specializes in creating customized windows to match one-of-a-kind spaces as well as producing exact replicas for historical homes. We offer traditional wood construction as well as single-glaze divided lite options to create authentic historical designs.

One of the best ways to find the right doors and windows for your specific house is 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 doors. Not only will you have a better idea of exactly how they’ll look, but you’ll also be able to feel for yourself how they function. And you can also take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of our professional staff so that you end up with windows and doors that are perfect for your Commerce home.

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