Marvin Rocks the International Builders Show!

We’re excited to be attending the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week, joining our friends from Marvin to showcase the latest innovations from the Marvin Family of Brands.  Marvin has done an amazing job with their largest-ever collection of contemporary products as well as their beautiful scenic doors – always a show stopper!  Check out some photos of the booth and our Hastings team at the show.  (and if you’re there, stop by booth C3820 and say hello!)

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Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Ultimate Casement & Ultimate Awning

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!


Ultimate Casement & Ultimate Awning:

Operation and Maintenance

Marvin Ultimate Casement

Marvin Ultimate Casement

The powerful single-arm operator is the mechanism that you crank to open and close the Ultimate Casement and Ultimate Awning. To operate the window, first unlock it by pushing the lock handle ‘up’. Crank the handle to open the window sash.

To lock the window, crank the window sash closed. Press down on the lock handle. The lock pulls the sash tightly against the weather strip and seals the window.

To keep your Casement or Awning operating smoothly, clean the window track occasionally with a dry brush. To help prevent the sash from sticking, apply a small amount of dry lubricant to the track (available at most home improvement stores) if necessary. Do not use oily lubricants.

Using the Wash-Mode Feature

The Ultimate Casement and Ultimate Replacement Casement feature a wash mode system which allows the entire window to be washed from inside the home.

Crank the handle a couple times. Push down on the arm and push the window away. The arm can be disconnected anywhere within the first 45 degrees of opening. Crank the arm back to the closed position.

Swing the window all the way open and pull it across toward the lock. You now have access to the exterior of the window.

Window Opening Control Device (Casement)

Marvin offers a factory applied Window Opening Control Device for crank-out Ultimate Casement Products. See the Marvin website for safety and operating information for this optional feature.


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Ultimate Double Hung

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!


Ultimate Double Hung:


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Operating the Marvin Ultimate Next Generation Double Hung Window

The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung from Marvin is a classic reinvented – with innovative hardware, multipoint locking system, and lockable vent mode all incorporated into a traditional style double hung window. And while it may look traditional, the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung opens, closes, and locks in a whole new way – transforming how homeowners experience life with their windows!

Watch these quick videos to learn about Basic Operation, Sash Tilt & Removal, and Vent Mode for the Next Generation Double Hung.



Routine Care & Maintenance – Care for Window and Door Hardware

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!


Care for Window and Door Hardware:

Hardware Finishes Offered By Marvin

Hardware Finishes Offered By Marvin

Today’s finishes look great and are long lasting. Find out how to clean and care for Marvin window and door hardware.

General Guidelines

 


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Santa’s Little Helpers – Hastings Style!

Hastings’ elves met recently for a holiday themed paint night. Using reclaimed wood from Marvin packaging and palettes, our artists painted Santa, snowmen, trees, ornaments, reindeer, owls, penguins, sheep, and more to sell at a Holiday Shopping Bazaar. Sales benefitted the Hastings Family of Charities – the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Rays of Hope for Breast Cancer, and the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. Our employees support these charities through a variety of fundraising initiatives all year long. Way to go!

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As different as snowflakes….

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Sandy Zingarelli and Laura Deforge of Hastings were among the talented team of artists.

Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining Details

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!


Marvin Painting and Staining:


Download the most up to date copies of the Marvin and Integrity Owner’s Manuals along with other great resources from marvin.com/support or by clicking the images below.

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Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining General Guidelines

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!


Painting and Staining:

Painting and/or staining is necessary to prevent damage and maintain Marvin wood windows. Follow the guidelines below to keep your windows looking and performing like new.


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Maintaining Energy Panels

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!


Maintaining Energy Panels:

Here are the many panel and screen options offered by Marvin

Here’s a look at the many panel and screen options offered by Marvin. (Click to enlarge.)

Often confused with storm windows, an energy panel is technically a glazing option. It is a removable, exterior glass panel finished on the edges by a surround. Energy panels cover the exposed glass surface of each sash, and offer added energy efficiency for wood windows with single glazing.

To keep your panels in optimum working order, occasionally make sure that all fasteners on your energy panels are closed securely. Clean and maintain the glass the same way as your other windows for regular interior and exterior care.

Do not caulk around your energy panel. It is designed to allow a certain amount of air circulation.


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Routine Care & Maintenance – Removing Labels From Glass

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Removing Labels From Glass:

Labels should release from the glass cleanly and easily.

Labels should release from the glass cleanly and easily.

New Marvin windows and doors will bear a Marvin label. Labels and adhesive residue should be removed from glass as soon as possible after installation.

If a label does not release from the glass easily, use the methods described below to remove it.
  1. Soak the label thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Rub the alcohol into the label with a gentle motion until the adhesive and label are removed.– OR –
  2. Soak the label thoroughly with acetone (nail polish remover) and peel the label off after a few minute

Remember:

If a label does not release from the glass easily, following these instructions can help you avoid a sticky situation

If a label does not release from the glass easily, following these instructions can help you avoid a sticky situation like the one above.

  • Do not remove labels when exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Cleaning agents must not come in contact with weatherstrip or finishes, as damage may result.
  • Use of razor blades or knives is not recommended on any coated glass such as Low E II. However, if paint or other construction residue cannot be removed from any non-coated glass surface with normal cleaning, a new 1″ razor blade may need to be used on small areas only! Scraping should be done in one direction only. Never scrape in a back and forth motion, this will only trap debris under the blade and permanently scratch the glass. 

WARNING: Do not use scrapers for cleaning glass. Glass scratched by a scraper is not covered under the Marvin Window and Door warranty.

 

 


Download the most up to date copies of the Marvin and Integrity Owner’s Manuals along with other great resources from marvin.com/support or by clicking the images below.

 

Integrity Owner's Manual

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Marvin Owner's Manual

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