3 Things You Must Know About Marvin Fiberglass Windows

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We’ve shown you in the past some of the best fiberglass windows available on the market. We gave you some of the benefits of brands like Pella and Milgard. Today we’re going to show you some of the details surrounding Marvin fiberglass windows and why they may or may not be a nice fit for your home.

Now there’s one thing we need to make clear from the start: when we’re talking about Marvin fiberglass windows we’re talking specifically about the Ultrex model, which is part of their Infinity line. Let’s show you three important facts about the window, including price range, benefits, and finally our recommendation.

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Best Fiberglass Windows

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There has recently been a lot of talk about fiberglass windows being the featured window replacement for homes compared to vinyl. When it comes to vinyl vs fiberglass windows, we here at HomeProHub aren’t quite ready to crown fiberglass as the champion just yet. But they are definitely a lot more popular than they used to be – and for good reason.

The best fiberglass windows for your home are also the ones that make the most sense for your budget. (The price for the best fiberglass windows on the market can often make your jaw drop.) So before you embark on your next home window project, here’s what you need to know about all-things fiberglass.

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Why a Home Window Repair Project is More Complicated Than You Think

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Here at HomeProHub, we talk a lot about new home improvement window projects. But sometimes you just need a little home window repair instead of replacing the whole darn thing. Seems simple, right?

Well, not exactly. When it comes to home window repair, it’s often not as simple as calling a glass company or a window contractor and asking them to come out and fix it. Sometimes the repair that needs to be done is a sash that won’t open because the pulleys are damaged. Or maybe it’s dried paint that’s causing the window to stick shut. No matter what the damage might be, you need to have a strategy in place to get your window repaired.

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Stop, Look, and Listen When Replacing Home Windows

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Photo credit: Steven A Johnson

When you were a child, there was a good chance your mother or father would advise you to, “Stop, look, and listen” before crossing the street. Those same wise words still apply today when replacing home windows. By utilizing the trifecta of stopping, looking, and listening you’ll be able to figure out if it’s time to go forward with a home improvement project.

Replacing home windows is a big decision. To help you make the wisest choice possible, you need to use your senses and best judgments at all times. Here are the three best ways to make your decision with confidence.

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What is a Sample Home Improvement Contract Usually Missing?

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Photo credit: Steve Snodgrass

This is how screwed up the process of working with a contractor can be: let’s pretend you didn’t ask for a sample home improvement contract before you went forward with the project. In retrospect it’s no biggie, right? You took all of the safeguards when choosing a window contractor. You spoke with nearly a dozen of them. You did your homework. You researched his license, insurance, past projects, and basically chose a professional that excelled at everything you checked out.

Your positives feelings were verified when the final project was completed on time, on budget, and looked simply spectacular. You invited all your family and friends over to check it out. Why wouldn’t you brag? You are the shining example of how to complete a home remodeling project from start to finish.

And then you get a letter stating a lien had been placed on your home. Where did this come from and what now?

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