If you’re considering replacement windows for your Northville-area home, you probably have energy-efficiency in mind. It’s not just a matter of saving money on your utilities (although who wants to spend more than they have to in order to heat or cool their home?). You also want comfort and style when it comes to new windows.
These days, you don’t have to give up comfort and cost savings to get great-looking style in windows for your home. And even if you live in an older home that you love, you don’t have to worry about new windows that look out of place.
For instance, the renovated home (actually a duplex) you see above is located on historic Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota—one of the country’s premier and best-preserved historic residential areas. Remodelers had to meet strict requirements from the local Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) to maintain the home’s 1924 Mediterranean Revival style. When an on-site inspection showed the windows to be beyond repair, the HPC determined that Marvin Wood Ultimate windows met the exacting federal standards and guidelines for preservation and rehabilitation. While the renovated house still retains its historic character and integrity, it also has 21st century technologies: new rainwater collection, geothermal systems, and a modern building envelope. Closed-cell spray foam insulation, and energy-efficient Marvin windows helped to complete the renovation along LEED silver guidelines.
What if your Northville home is a bit more contemporary looking? Here’s a look at how a much smaller, contemporary home in the woods takes advantage of Marvin Tripane windows to achieve extremely energy-efficient performance and great contemporary looks.
Then again, you may be considering building a “one-of-a-kind” home in the Northville area. How do you choose the right windows for that? The Northern home you see here (in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) used Marvin Casement, Awning, Fixed and Direct Glazed windows, Ultimate Inswing French doors in it’s unique style. Direct glaze windows over the kitchen work counter and next to the fireplace occur more like holes in the wall than windows. Other windows have interior surrounds painted in a dark color to contrast with the concrete, or are inset to add sculptural dimension to the exterior walls.
No matter what your need for new doors or windows for your Northville-area home, we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. And for a “hands-on” examination of quality window and door fixtures, visit us to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI.