#NextGenStyle (7 of 7) – Traditional American Four-Square

Mike’s #NextGenStyle is a classic 2828 Next Generation Double Hung with a Y-Diamond Lite Pattern, traditional to American Four-Squares found in the historic General Electric Plot in his home region of Albany-Schenectady, NY. Bringing authenticity to his design is Ebony Clad Sash with a Stone White Clad Frame, Potter Casing, Thick Exterior Sill, Pre-Finished Clear Coat Cherry Interior, Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware, and a Retractable Screen.

Mike Klahr
Regional Business Development Manager,
A.W. Hastings

Mike supports retail partners and a team of Hastings representatives in Eastern New York and Connecticut. He enjoys traveling the region building strong relationships with customers and collaborating with his team.

When he’s not traveling to visit retailers, you can find him on the football field or a baseball diamond coaching youth sports.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (6 of 7) – The Beauty of Simplicity

Ron’s winning #NextGenStyle Next Generation Double Hung demonstrates the beauty of simplicity. Featuring Bright Silver Pearlescent Cladding, this large double hung offers clear, open glass allowing the beauty of the outside to enter the space. The fresh white interior frames the view and is accented by sleek Satin Nickel Hardware. Beauty and simplicity are the two words used to best describe the inspiration behind Ron’s #NextGenStyle.

“It’s exciting that Marvin gives us the capability of absolutely clean, undecorated details that fit contemporary sensibilities. Large sizes, square sticking, and no SDL can turn a traditional window into a modern design element.”

Ron Conterio
Architectural Products and Services Consultant,
A.W. Hastings

Ron enjoys consulting with architects throughout the state of Maine and collaborating with retail partners to make their Marvin and Integrity projects the best they can be.

When he’s not calling on architects and working with retailers, you can find Ron playing violin in the country’s oldest symphony orchestra, the BSO (Bangor Symphony Orchestra).


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (5 of 7) – Victorian Fireside

Jim’s #NextGenStyle submission was inspired by Victorian Architecture and the warmth of being fireside during cold New England winters. His design features a Next Generation Double Hung Round Top with a curved lite cut which offers character, but keeps enough open glass space to allow for enjoyment of the snowy New England landscape. The Clear Finish White Oak Interior gives the home a comfortable traditional feel, while colorful Wineberry Cladding adds to the Victorian home’s exterior palette.

When asked about the design process and how he felt when seeing his window in person, Jim replied, “I wanted to design something a little more traditional. Seeing a design on paper is one thing, but seeing the window in person makes it easier to appreciate.”

My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-12Jim Conlon
CADD Operator Architectural Services,
A.W. Hastings

Jim creates shop drawings and provides technical support to architects and retailers. He enjoys answering technical questions, helping customers and other employees in a positive way, and exploring all of Marvin’s possibilities, while making someone’s vision come to life.

When he’s not at Hastings, you can find Jim going for a run or making a nice home cooked meal.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (4 of 7) – Mid Century Modern Meets Contemporary

Bonnie’s inspiration for her #NextGenStyle window comes from Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. She envisions several of these Next Generation Double Hung windows going across the second floor of a Wright inspired home. When she saw her window in person, Bonnie said, “seeing the details of my design come to life is really interesting. It’s amazing how the style options from Marvin can combine to create so many different looks.”

The design is a 3’ square double hung with a “Modified T” Simulated Divided Lite Pattern and Square Sticking. The sash are configured to be 1/3 over 2/3 so that no matter how the window is operated, the T Pattern remains. The exterior is Ebony while interiors feature a warm Honey Stain on Douglas Fir with Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware. To ensure convenience and privacy, her design even includes Marvin’s Light Filtering Interior Shades in Ivory.

My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-17Bonnie Gergely
Communications Specialist
A.W. Hastings

Bonnie keeps our customers and our employees informed on industry and product news, events, and marketing information. She enjoys being in the know and sharing all the good news that comes her way.

When she’s not preparing email newsletters and blog posts, you can find Bonnie digging for the next big story to share.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

Routine Care & Maintenance – Swinging Doors

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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 & Integrity Swinging Doors:

 Operation and Maintenance

Make sure to clean out debris from the door drainage system

Make sure to clean out debris from the door drainage system.

To operate the door from the interior, grasp the active panel’s handle lever and rotate it downwards. Pull the door panel towards you for an Inswing door, or push the door outwards for a Outswing door.

Doors require very little maintenance to keep  functioning efficiently. Most problems can be eliminated by keeping the sill clean, ensuring smooth door operation. Chemicals, solvents, paints, and other harsh substances should never come in contact with the sill. Remove any paint, grease or sealant with 50% isopropyl alcohol. Finished wood doors need to adjust to humidity levels in a home and may warp slightly as seasons change (allow one full year for your door to go through this process). Door handles can be wiped down with a damp cloth to remove fingerprints and smudges. Marvin doors have a special weep drainage system incorporated into the sill design. Periodically check the sill to be sure the weep system is free from debris. To maintain sill appearance, wash only with mild soap and water solution.

Handle Operation for the Multi-Point Lock
Always close and lock your passive panel first and the operating panel (with thumb turn) second. Marvin’s multi-point hardware has locking bolts at the head and base of the door. Lifting the handle 45 degrees upward will set the head and foot bolts in place for a secure seal. A 90 degree turn of the key from the outside or the thumb turn on the inside will lock the deadbolt in the handle assembly. When the deadbolt is unlocked, downward pressure on the handle will release the bolts and latch, and the door will open. Engaging only the deadbolt will offer some security. However, to obtain full security and full performance against air and water infiltration, engage the head and foot bolt along with the dead bolt.

NOTE: An operating passive panel will have either manual head and foot bolts or multi-point hardware.

Adjustable Hinges
Some Swinging Doors are equipped with adjustable hinges which allow horizontal and vertical adjustment after the door has been permanently installed. To adjust panel(s) horizontally away from the hinge jamb, open the panel slightly to access the hinges, turn horizontal adjustment screw counter-clockwise using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen wrench. To move the panel toward the hinge jamb, turn the Allen screw clockwise. To raise the panel vertically, first adjust one hinge and remaining hinges equally by turning the vertical adjustment screw clockwise using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen wrench. To lower the panel, adjust all hinges equally by turning the screws counter-clockwise. Be sure to make horizontal adjustments first. Make any vertical adjustments ONLY after the horizontal adjustments are complete.

NOTE: When raising or lowering panel vertically, it will be necessary to loosen or tighten all vertical adjustment screws so the weight of the panel will not be on just one hinge. Compare alignment marks on each hinge to ensure even weight distribution of the panel.

Butt Hinge Adjustment
On doors equipped with butt hinges, there are 1/32” (1mm) shim behind each leaf on all hinges. Horizontal panel adjustment is possible by removing or redistributing these shims.

Door Shim

Door Shim


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#NextGenStyle (3 of 7) – Adirondack Camp Influence

The inspiration for Jody’s #NextGenStyle design was the original windows in his cottage in the Adirondacks. During a recent renovation, he determined that Benjamin Muncil, the renowned architect of many Adirondack Great Camps (including White Pine Camp, once used as Calvin Coolidge’s “Summer White House”), likely designed his cottage. Jody’s Next Generation Double Hung replicates Muncil’s simple but classic style, with its distinctive eighteen lite top sash.


I wasn’t quite certain if I was on the right track when I submitted my entry to the Next-Gen window design contest. Although entrants were encouraged to design their own window, I was infatuated with the simple, but distinctive design of the 1905 double hungs in our Adirondack cabin. So, I stole that design. However, I felt I would be given a pass if I gave credit to the renowned ADK architect who had originated the style. And, I guess I was. But I should also add that “my” Next-Gen shows off Marvin’s ability to replicate existing historic designs as well as produce the creative designs that were also entered in the contest. When I saw the final result of my design, I thought “’Well, Benjamin Muncil would probably approve.’ I know I did.”


My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-16Jody Hoyt
Treasurer, A.W. Hastings

Jody has played many roles within the company during his 40-year career at Hastings. He enjoys seeing how Hastings has evolved into the vibrant and inventive company that it is today.

When he’s not behind his desk grinding out spreadsheets, you can find Jody enjoying the great outdoors, in all seasons.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (2 of 7) – Modern Farm House

Naomi’s #NextGenStyle is inspired by her personal style,


“I spent the better part of my career dreaming up design for other people’s homes. This experience made me really think about what I wanted for my house and it also made me see that the walls and windows that surround a home are a big part of the overall design.”


My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-9Naomi Mancha
Architectural Product and Services Consultant,
A.W. Hastings

Naomi works with some of the most talented architects, designers and retailers on Cape Cod. Her focus is on developing relationships with architects and helping retail partners advance their customer’s building and renovation projects to a spectacular conclusion.

When she’s not exploring her home region of Cape Cod, you can find Naomi traveling the globe or exploring urban locales like Boston or New York City.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (1 of 7) – Celebrating our Family Tree

Mary’s #NextGenStyle is inspired by the close ties she has to her family. The warm brown tone of her window’s Hazelnut Stained Interior brings to life her “Tree” Simulated Divided Lite Pattern, which pays homage to her parents (the trunk of the tree) and her siblings (the branches). “Knowing Marvin can accommodate just about any design request, I tried to think outside the box and not be confined to the usual style of a window,” Mary shared. “Reflecting on what is most important to me, family, was the inspiration for the family tree pattern.” While designing the window, Mary also visualized the sun filtering through the glass and onto an African Violet plant, which originally belonged to her mother.


“When the window was unveiled I got a bit choked up. It exceeded my expectations and sharing the story of my parents love of their children really brought the window to life.”


My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-14Mary Paquette
Marketing Services Coordinator,
A.W. Hastings

Mary facilitates memorable Warroad tours for our customers. She is involved in all aspects of planning the trips, from coordinating flights to arranging activities. She enjoys making it possible for guests to experience the warm and hospitable culture of the Marvin family and the community of Warroad!

When Mary’s not sending our customers on an epic adventure, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, and enjoys traveling, baking, cooking, and reading.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

Marvin Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung Lock Removal & Replacement

Marvin’s Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window allows homeowners to express their own personal style with many options for customization – including painting and staining! 

Removing and replacing lock hardware as part of the painting and staining process is easy. We encourage you to watch this video that shows how to do it, step by step, so your window can look beautiful and function properly.

 

Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Venting Picture Window

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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 Venting Picture Window:

Picture Window Venting System

Picture Window Venting System

Operation and Maintenance

To operate the Ultimate Venting Picture Window, simply flip both handle assembly levers upwards. This action will allow brackets to pivot the sash outward while remaining centered. The exterior sash projection will be approximately 3/4” to 1” depending on the product’s glass thickness. Reverse this action to close the sash. The Ultimate Venting Picture Window requires very little maintenance. Clean the glass occasionally, and maintain the interior wood or exterior surfaces on the same schedule as your other windows.

Ultimate Venting Picture Window

Ultimate Venting Picture Window


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

Integrity Owner’s Manual

Marvin Owner's Manual

Marvin Owner’s Manual