by Lauren Busser Direct from the Designers™' Editorial Director
Deciding what style and material of windows to use on your new home will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Windows add warmth, beauty and light to your home. Since they are one of the most visible features of your home from both the inside and out, you'll want to make a wise and practical choice.
Attractive Green Designs
Windows are an important factor in your longterm energy costs. Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors offers more than 150,000 energy-efficient options to make sure that you get a design that uniquely fits your home and will contribute to your home's energy efficiency.
The technology your windows are outfitted with will depend on where you are building. The area's climate as well as your desired conservation efforts will inform exactly what made-to-order features your new window designs will have. For example, ENERGY STAR® has four zones throughout the United States with varying requirements for each so consult your building regarding the windows and doors and Integrity® offers many glass options that preform best in different climates. Take a look at all their energy-efficient options and see what will work for your build.
Versatile Design Options
There are plenty of ways that you can personalize your home's window design. Whether you love a colored trim or you want a unique grille configuration you can create an intriguing display for your home. Here you can see a combination of Wood-Ultrex windows by Integrity® from Marvin® with the ebony exterior finish and grilles between the glass. Try the Wood-Ultrex Casement Windows and Double Hung Windows as pictured here and add a Wood-Ultrex Sliding Patio Door to blend the indoors with the outdoors.
Get Creative With Round Tops
Make an ordinary room extraordinary by adding a quarter-round, half-round or elliptical window above any standard Integrity® window unit. You will love the way a Top Round window turns doors into grand displays and makes any corner of your home look extraordinary. This staircase is adorned with three Wood-Ultrex Top Round Windows with a Prefinished White interior and Open Hub Round Grilles-Between-Glass.
Create a Custom Display
Want to put a window somewhere but need an odd shape? Try Integrity® from Marvin's® collection of polygon windows. Polygon windows can be used to create a wall of windows in a modern home or as a way to add a bit of extra light to an otherwise dark space. Here you can see how an All Ultrex Polygon Window is used to let in more light to the corner of this bedroom.
Want to see these beautiful windows in person? Visit the Integrity® from Marvin® home page and click "Buy" to find the closet showroom near you.