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New factory-applied device for Double Hung and Single Hung windows limits opening

Window Open Control Device

FARGO, N.D. – Responding to concerns over child safety and fall prevention, Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors now offers Window Opening Control Devices (WOCD) for its Wood-Ultrex® Double Hung and All Ultrex Double Hung and Single Hung products.

These devices restrict the window opening to less than 4 inches. They require two separate actions to disengage, and automatically reset when the window is returned to a closed position.

These WOCD solutions meet ASTM 2090-10 guidelines and comply with the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) requirements for fall prevention devices. ASTM 2090-10 was developed in response to increasing media and legislative focus on child safety and fall prevention. Builders and homeowners should check their local building codes for further WOCD information

“We expect this intuitive device to be well received as a solution, whether codes require it or not,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “We’re certain that builders and owners across the entire housing spectrum will appreciate the value of a high-quality, factory-applied window opening control device for single hung and double hung products.”

The factory-applied devices are available in White and Beige on the Wood-Ultrex Double Hung, and in White on The All Ultrex Double Hung (IFDH) and Single Hung. The device maintains all product WDMA Hallmark Certified Performance (DP) ratings.

Please visit your Integrity dealers for more information.

Tripane with Argon glass option offers superior insulation and performance

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FARGO, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors brings its commitment to energy efficiency to the next level with the introduction of a tripane glazing option for Wood-Ultrex® casements, awnings and direct glaze windows.

These windows combine Integrity’s exclusive Ultrex pultruded fiberglass material with three panes of glass and argon gas to create the ultimate in performance, beauty and strength. With argon gas added, Integrity’s tripane glass has U-factors of .18 to .20, which means that it has superior insulating properties, keeping heat inside the home to help lower heating bills.

Wood-Ultrex casements, awnings and direct glaze windows with tripane glass live up to Integrity’s Built to Perform® promise with Design Pressure (DP) ratings of 50. The windows’ tough reputation is cemented by the WDMA’s DP rating, which measures how a window reacts to pressure or external force when closed and locked. The higher the rating, the more the window can withstand things like air and water infiltration, structural pressure and operational force.

“At Integrity, it’s important for us to be at the top of the industry when it comes to energy efficiency,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “That’s why our tripane glass with argon is a hit with builders and homeowners alike. It’s a top-notch product option that offers even better energy efficiency and the same great fit and finish as our dual pane Wood-Ultrex casements, awnings and direct glaze units.”

The tripane glass option is available on nearly all current casement, awning and direct glaze sizes, including new Special Sizes that are available in 1/64” increments. Wood-Ultrex windows using tripane glass offer all of Integrity’s current design and hardware options, including divided lite options like Simulated Divided Lites (with or without spacer bars), Grilles Between the Glass and the new Simulated Checkrail. And like all Integrity products, Wood-Ultrex casements, awnings and direct glaze windows with the tripane glass option are delivered to the dealer in an industry-leading 10 business days.

Integrity Windows and Doors achieved the Most Efficient certification in several climate zones with its tripane Wood-Ultrex Series windows. Integrity is certified as Most Efficient in the Northern and North-Central Climate Zones.

Expanded offering demonstrates Integrity’s commitment to a comprehensive All Ultrex line

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FARGO, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors is pleased to announce a new range of Round Top shapes and special sizes in its popular All Ultrex line.

Integrity will now offer True-Half Above Springline, Eyebrow Above Springline and Special Size Round Tops. These extensions to the All Ultrex Series Round Top offering are another key addition to the All Ultrex Series and represent Integrity’s continued commitment to providing a comprehensive line of All Ultrex products to the market.

The new additions to the All Ultrex Series Round Top family feature proprietary glass reinforced composite material that provides complementary performance attributes to Ultrex®, including Integrity’s patented finish technology, while allowing for radius bends.

Integrity is enhancing these new Round Top offerings even further with a variety of new grilles-between-the-glass lite cuts, including starburst and rectangular configurations.

“With these new Round Top shapes and sizes, Integrity is giving even more options to homeowners, builders and remodelers who desire the classic look of a round top window with the modern advantages of All Ultrex construction,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “With its strength, stability and superior finish, Ultrex just might be the perfect building material. Now we’ve made it even easier to use Ultrex on virtually any job.”

The new All Ultrex products offer LoĒ2-272® glass as standard for superior energy efficiency. LoĒ3 -366® and LoĒ-180® glass are available as options. Factory mulling also is available. Choose from among six standard exterior finishes: Stone White, Pebble Gray, Bronze, Evergreen, Cashmere, and Ebony.

And it all comes with Integrity’s 10-business-day delivery promise. Integrity dealers can offer complete information.

Windows combine coastal toughness with beautiful design and size flexibility

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FARGO, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors has introduced Special Sizes on its Wood-Ultrex windows for Impact Zone 3 (IZ3) to help coastal homes and buildings weather the storm.

Special Sizes, launched in 2012 on the Wood-Ultrex line, is enormously popular among builders and remodelers who need a perfect fit for non-standard-sized windows. With products available in 1/64” increments within the size matrix, Wood-Ultrex Special Sizes meet a need for high-quality fiberglass windows in the growing R&R market.

Now the quality, beauty and durability of Wood-Ultrex Special Sizes is available for IZ3 with IMPACT features including laminated glass and a multipoint sequential locking system to ensure consistent and secure weather-tight performance.

“Coastal building applications require some of the toughest products,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “When a home or building is in a hurricane zone, the stakes are even higher. Having an impact-rated window that performs well can make the difference between a structure that stands — and one that is destroyed.”

Much of the damage in severe storms occurs when windows or doors fail. When the home’s exterior seal is breached, wind and water can enter. That can lead to water damage, structural damage – even the roof lifting off.

Integrity’s IZ products have laminated glass to help keep the exterior seal intact. In addition to the special laminate used for IZ3 products, Integrity’s glass is energy efficient, with LoĒ2-272® and LoĒ3-366® offered, so homeowners who choose Integrity get both safety and energy efficiency. And since Ultrex is naturally so durable, a Wood-Ultrex IZ3 window looks just like any other Integrity window, with no visible reinforcements or clips to distract from its beauty. Optional corrosion-resistant hardware ensures that Integrity’s coastal hardware fights off rust even with constant exposure to salt, sun and sand.

Integrity delivers more than top performance. As part of its Built to Perform® promise, Integrity’s IZ3 Wood-Ultrex Special Size windows are delivered to the dealer within 10 business days.

Wood-Ultrex IZ3 windows in Special Sizes are available in casement, awnings, double hungs, polygons, picture and transom units. Homeowners, builders and remodelers have the choice of numerous configurations with IZ3 certified mulls for design flexibility. Integrity’s Wood-Ultrex IZ3 windows in Special Sizes offer all current product options such as grilles, exterior colors, hardware finishes, screens and Ultrex Exterior Trim for a beautifully complete look. IZ3 windows are available in both Special Sizes and Standard Sizes nationwide.

“Builders, remodelers and homeowners love our Wood-Ultrex line, our Special Sizes and our Impact products,” Felling said. “It just made sense to put them all together for a complete coastal solution. Wood-Ultrex IMPACT windows in Special Sizes go beyond the coast, though. They’re great for any home or building that needs a little extra security. For instance, if a homeowner is worried about break-ins, this window could be a great solution for the first floor. The laminated glass provides a strong barrier against forced entry and cannot be cut by glasscutters. Wherever they are used, specially sized Wood-Ultrex IMPACT windows combine the power of Ultrex, the beauty of wood and the flexibility of Special Sizes for an absolutely
unbeatable window.”

New Wood-Ultrex® Insert Double Hung provides beauty, strength and flexibility to R&R market

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FARGO, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors continues to lead in the Remodel & Replace market with the introduction of the new Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung. Combining the strength of Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass, beautiful wood interiors and a fit for any opening, the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung is quite possibly the perfect insert replacement window.

Insert windows are designed for applications where an older window is not performing, but a full frame replacement isn’t needed. Integrity’s Insert Double Hung answers this need with frame-in-frame design. Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung windows are precision-built in 1/64” increments, so builders and remodelers can specify a size that fits each project.

“This product is something that can really be used in almost any type of project,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “Its flexible sizing makes it easy for builders to get the right fit, and our product options ensure it can fit into any home’s existing style and decor.”

Like all of Integrity’s products, the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung is delivered to the dealer in only 10 days, getting this innovative product in customers’ hands fast. The Insert Double Hung is available in large sizes — up to a stunning 4 ½ feet wide by 7 feet tall for beautiful views. Dual operating sashes allow for either the upper or lower sash to be opened and removed for cleaning. Plus, the new Insert Double Hung offers the new Window Control Opening Device as an option for areas where fall prevention is a concern.

Since double hung windows lend themselves to several window configurations, the Insert Double Hung comes in operating, picture and transom units. And since the checkrail cover has a reduced overhang, the window offers a beautifully traditional look, with all the benefits of modern energy efficiency — as well as Integrity’s record of few callbacks.

The Insert Double Hung also offers builders a 3 ¼” replacement frame with through-jamb installation for a no-fuss installation experience.

“An insert double hung is something that really helps round out Integrity’s offerings to the R&R market,” said Felling. “Our customers love the toughness and beautiful profiles of Ultrex on the exterior with warm, easily-stainable wood on the interior. With the features of the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung, this may be the perfect replacement window. We can’t wait to see how the market embraces it.”

For more information about the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung, visit www.IntegrityWindows.com.

Builders, remodelers and architects can enter every month for a chance to win

Fargo, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors is now offering builders, remodelers and architects a chance to boost their productivity with a new Apple iPad®.

The 2014 Integrity iPad Sweepstakes will offer qualified entrants a chance every month to win an iPad, from February through December. Building professionals can enter once per month now through November at www.integritywindows.com/TOUGHtools. No purchase is necessary.

Winners will receive an Apple iPad Air Silver 32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, valued at more than $700. Entrants must be employed as a professional builder, remodeler or architect.

“We know that an iPad is a critical tool for today’s builders, remodelers and architects,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “So we’re delighted to offer this great opportunity to our friends in the building industry.

“And whether you win or not, be sure to go to the Apple App Store and download Integrity’s free ‘Built to Perform’ app for iPad and iPhone.”

Entry information and rules are available at www.integritywindows.com/TOUGHtools.

Popular door’s new custom option works in residential and commercial applications

All Ultrex Special Size Doors Product

FARGO, N.D. – The All Ultrex Sliding Patio Door by Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors offers the beauty and durability of Ultrex in a sliding door that’s both tough and easily functional. And now, the All Ultrex Sliding Patio Door joins Integrity’s Special Sizes for even more flexibility on the All Ultrex line.

Special Sizes have long been available on All Ultrex windows. With the All Ultrex Sliding Patio Door, builders and remodelers can choose a complete All Ultrex home package — in almost any size. The door is available in 1/64” increments within the standard size matrix. With such precise sizing options, the All Ultrex Sliding Patio Door can be used in a wide range of residential and commercial applications.

“We wanted to be able to open up opportunities for this door,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “Trade professionals and homeowners really respond to a door that is made entirely of Ultrex. It’s tough, virtually maintenance-free and has an extremely low rate of callbacks. Plus, it looks great in almost any sort of home or building and it operates incredibly smoothly.”

The All Ultrex Sliding Patio Door in Special Sizes is made with Ultrex — a pultruded fiberglass that is eight times stronger than vinyl, three times stronger than wood/vinyl composites and as strong as steel. Ultrex is used on both the interior and exterior of the door. It has numerous design options, including Integrity’s new Brick Mould, Flat and Flat Ranch Exterior Casings, six exterior finish colors (including darker colors like Ebony, which vinyl cannot offer due to fading concerns), five hardware finishes and a Grilles Between the Glass option for a traditional look with easy cleaning.

For safety and energy efficiency, the All Ultrex Sliding Patio door in Special Sizes has standard tempered LoĒ2-272, with LoĒ-180 and LoĒ3-366 as additional options. And like all Integrity products, the All Ultrex Sliding Patio Door has an industry-leading delivery time to the dealer of only 10 days.

Company is first & only to achieve 623-10 and 624-10 with completed requirements for 625-10

FARGO, N.D. – All products manufactured by Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors are made with Ultrex®, a pultruded fiberglass that is eight times stronger than vinyl, three times stronger than wood/vinyl composites and as strong as steel. And now, Ultrex’s coating is the first and only to achieve 624-10 verification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). The AAMA 624-10 designation specifically refers to Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles.

The toughness of Ultrex is legendary, as it resists rotting, warping, fading and chipping to maintain its beauty. Part of this durability comes from its coating. This patented system protects the Ultrex and allows its natural material characteristics to perform at their highest level. Ultrex is currently the first and only finish to have achieved 623-10 and 624-10 verification and to have completed the lab requirements for 625-10.

AAMA 624-10 certification means that the finish has passed numerous, rigorous tests, including:

  • Dry Film Thickness of >3.0 mils (minimum requirement is 1.2 mils)
  • Dry Film Hardness of 2H (minimum requirement is F)
  • Dry, Wet and Boil Adhesion testing with no loss of adhesion
  • Direct Impact with no film removal
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance tests of muriatic acid, mortar & nitric acid without blistering
  • Detergent Resistance test with no loss of film adhesion and blistering
  • Window Cleaner Resistance test with no loss of film adhesion and blistering
  • Humidity Resistance test with no blisters
  • Cold Crack Cycle test with no cracking, adhesion loss or detrimental effects
  • Three outdoor weathering tests

These tests simulate the harsh conditions that a finish will encounter throughout the life of the window or door. Passing these specification tests and achieving AAMA 624-10 gives Integrity independent verification that the Ultrex finish is best in class among fiberglass products.

“Being the first and only finish to have achieved AAMA 623-10 and 624-10, and completing the lab requirements on 625-10, is a great honor,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “We’ve always known how durable our finish is, but it’s great for our customers to have independent corroboration. It truly shows that when you buy an
Integrity window or door, you’re getting the whole package: beauty, durability, performance, outstanding service and support, and Integrity’s unmatched 10-business-day delivery.”

Award program recognizes the best in design, innovation and quality among projects using Integrity products

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Fargo, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to announce that it will once again honor the nation’s premier builders, remodelers and architects in the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award program. The award recognizes outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects using Integrity products. Winners are nominated by the Integrity dealers and distributors who supplied Integrity windows and doors for the project. Award candidates also may self nominate.

“Red Diamond Achiever Award recipients represent the absolute best in the building professions,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “We’re happy to shine the spotlight on builders and others who reflect our values, operate responsibly, innovate constantly and deliver superior quality no matter the project.”

Integrity will provide each Red Diamond Achiever award winner and a guest with an all-expense paid VIP trip to Minneapolis and Warroad, Minn., for events including a roundtable discussion; a tour of the Marvin Windows and Doors factory; a personal meeting with Susan Marvin, President of Marvin Windows and Doors; and several other activities.

Additionally, each winner will be featured on IntegrityWindows.com with photos and information from their award-winning project submission. Winners also will receive a beautiful glass award, print copies of case study cards, direct mail postcards and electronic files, recognition through Integrity’s social media outlets, and a cash donation in the winner’s name to a charity of the winner’s choice. Integrity also will feature the winning projects on a beautiful 2015 calendar that will be available for order nationwide.

“As a company with a rich tradition, we appreciate businesses like our Red Diamond Achiever Award winners who have selected Integrity products as part of their enduring commitment to quality and excellence,” Felling said. “We couldn’t be prouder knowing Integrity products have earned their trust.”

To enter and learn more about the 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Award Program, visit http://integritywindows.com/Red-Diamond-Achiever-Award-Program/.

Winners of the 2013 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program include:

  • Burton Builders of Lewes, Del.
  • Deltec Homes of Asheville, N.C.
  • InHaus Development of Surrey, B.C.
  • Greg D. Fisher, Architect, of Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Gakidis & Stewart of Onset, Mass.

View the 2013 winners here.

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1928 brick Tudor-style cottage selected through online public voting process

Fargo, N.D. – Nov. 5, 2013 – Integrity Windows and Doors is proud to announce Randy Burton and Burton Builders in Lewes, Del., as the inaugural People’s Choice Award winner in the 2013 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award program.

Burton earned the honor after being selected through an online public voting process celebrating the best in design, innovation, sustainability and quality among projects using Integrity products. After thousands of votes were cast, Burton Builders’ Andrews Residence remodel led the pack of five projects chosen by the judges and was named the People’s Choice winner. For the award-winning project, Burton Builders was challenged with maintaining the architectural style of the 1928 Tudor-style cottage while equipping the home to withstand harsh coastal conditions.

“The Red Diamond Achiever Award program was created to honor the professionals responsible for impressive building and remodeling projects that solve tough challenges without losing sight of beauty and livability,” said Becky Felling, director of marketing for Integrity Windows and Doors. “While all five of our winners were deserving of recognition, Randy Burton’s Andrews Residence project proved most compelling and awe-inspiring to the voting public.”

Burton Builders and the four other Red Diamond Achiever Award winners who competed for the People’s Choice Award were selected by a panel of industry experts with diverse backgrounds: Bob Vila, home improvement expert and TV star; Patrick O’Toole, editorial director for Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler and HousingZone.com; JoAnne Liebeler, producer and host of several home improvement TV shows; Shawn McCadden, an award-winning remodeler, consultant, speaker and columnist; and Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors.

In addition to Burton Builders, the other winners of the 2013 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Program include:

  • Deltec Homes of Asheville, N.C.
  • InHaus Development of Surrey, B.C.
  • Greg D. Fisher, Architect, of Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Gakidis & Stewart of Onset, Mass.

Integrity will provide each Red Diamond Achiever Award winner and a guest with an all-expense paid VIP trip to Minneapolis and Warroad, Minn., for events including an award presentation with Susan Marvin and other Marvin family members; participation in a roundtable discussion with other Red Diamond Achiever Award winners and industry thought-leaders; a private tour of the Marvin Windows and Doors factory; dinner with Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors; and more.

Additionally, each winner will have photos and project information featured on Integrity’s website and social media channels. Winners also will receive a commemorative award, a variety of marketing materials to help publicize their business and this award, and a $200 cash donation in their name to a charity of their choice. The People’s Choice winner will have a $500 donation made on his behalf.

“Like Integrity’s windows and doors, Red Diamond Achiever Award winners raise the bar with elegant designs built to perform,” Felling said. “We’re proud to be the choice of some of the best building professionals in the industry and look forward to more opportunities to celebrate their accomplishments in the future.”

DETAILS OF PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Andrews Residence, Rehoboth Beach, Del. Winning entry by Burton Builders

This 1928 Clinker Brick Tudor style cottage sits just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. The owner of the home wanted to update the home while matching the charm that had existed for over 85 years. Integrity windows and doors were used to match the architectural style and meet the performance requirements of a coastal environment. Several windows were fitted with Integrity IZ3 IMPACT products, a hurricane-rated window that can withstand winds up to 140 mph. The Integrity product offerings allowed for brand new casement windows with a divided lite design that replicated the 85-year-old wood windows. The home also features a two-story glass wall that overlooks the outdoor living space, providing a seamless transition between home and nature.

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Integrity Windows and Doors is the world’s largest and most experienced manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex -- a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material. Based in Fargo, N.D., Integrity offers a comprehensive line of window and door products that are Built to Perform® and backed by first-class customer service. Integrity is a member of The Marvin Companies, a family-owned and operated manufacturer of premium windows and doors based in Warroad, Minn. To learn more about Integrity window and door products, visit IntegrityWindows.com.

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