Focus on Affordable Housing: Rockview Terrace

Rockview Terrace is a new construction affordable luxury living development in New Haven, CT. The 77-unit mixed-use development consists of 2, 3, and 4-unit buildings, each with its own building style and color-scheme. Infinity and Marvin windows were used throughout the development.

Read the full Rockview Terrace case study at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

Congratulations to the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner!

Designed by Ron Lamarre of Lavallee I Bresinger Architects, the new Student Center at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH is a contemporary space that brings the campus out of the 60s. The building was built to provide a place for students to lounge, learn, collaborate, dine and exercise, while also improving the school’s overall image.

Click here to learn more about this winning Integrity project.

Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion

2013 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner George Gakidis of Gakidis & Stewart designed the Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion in Harwich Port, MA as an open air gathering space with full views of the ocean and pool. He chose Integrity Wood-Ultrex IMPACT Casement, Awning, and Polygon windows for their durability against the coastal climate.

Read the full case studies at awhastings.com/project-profiles

The 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Program is accepting submissions through June 26th, 2014. This annual program is a chance for builders to share their projects where Integrity products are used to create a unique solution or on jobs with interesting stories. See the current 2014 entries and submit or nominate a project at integritywindows.com/Red-Diamond-Achiever-Award-Program.

Incorporating Old School Appeal with New School Technology and Amenities

The Centennial Humanities Building and Phinney Library at the Salisbury School in Salisbury CT are new construction buildings within a 19th century institution. See how Marvin windows were used to bring the school into the 21st century at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

Interior Shades from Marvin – A Perfect Fit

Screen shot 2014-01-24 at 2.41.35 PMMarvin has always been known for its quality, great aesthetics and being a market leader in innovation, but in the last two years I feel that Marvin has really begun the process of bundling value into their products. The introduction of painted or stained interior finishes and now interior shades again combine products and services that normally would have had to have been provided by others and now make them convenient directly from the window manufacturer.

Interior shades for me are a very exciting product offering. They were designed to integrate with the Marvin window or door, but to operate in a more traditional way than between the glass options. This allows the product to be both functional and fashionable.  Shades are about controlling light and providing privacy. The design of the Marvin interior shade allows for both of these while allowing you to operate the windows and doors. This is a major advantage over between the glass offerings because the moment you operate a between the glass window the shade or blind travels with the sash negating the purpose of the product – providing privacy or controlling light.

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Additionally, shade products direct from Marvin can allow for a very streamlined purchasing experience.  Retailers representing this product are in the position to be able to recommend a complete window and door solution, now including privacy and light management.  Since the product was specifically designed to work with Marvin’s product, there is no need for in house measuring.   Customers will no longer have to put fastener holes through their finishes to hang third party shades or blinds with Marvin’s new integrated shade solution.

As a retailer, the new interior shade allows you the opportunity to offer customers a shading product that matches the quality and aesthetics of their Marvin windows and doors, while gaining incremental sales.

Mike Klahr bw2013 websize-2.jpgMike Klahr
Product Specialist
A.W. Hastings

UNE College of Pharmacy on the Cutting Edge

The University of New England College of Pharmacy building is the first facility devoted entirely to pharmacy academic studies and research in the state of Maine. The innovative and energy efficient facility was built to continue to attract prospective students to the popular Pharmacy program.

Learn more about how Integrity windows were used in this cutting edge facility at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

Not Just Another Insert Window …..

As you may already know, Integrity Windows & Doors released for sale the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung on December 16th of last year.

This much anticipated release continues Marvin’s “Best in Class” approach to product and market development. The continued strength of the residential remodeling and replacement market has been well documented, and this exciting product will help all of us to capture “our” share of the insert replacement business.

If you are like me you may have thought “well it’s about time” or “what took so long”? After all Marvin knows how to make an insert replacement window. True enough, we aren’t the first to have an insert replacement double hung or for that matter the only ones to offer one but to my knowledge we are one of very few to offer a fiberglass insert double hung.

Let’s not forget the long term performance benefits we have come to learn that Ultrex fiberglass provides. The technology that Marvin owns with Tecton Products remains at the top of the industry with regard to complex thin wall fiberglass pultrusion technology. Our fit & finish is second to no one else who is using fiberglass. In case you missed it, the patented acrylic capping resin system used on Integrity Window & Door components was recently certified to meet the AAMA 624-10 specification, making them the only manufacturer in our industry that does.

I for one am happy that Integrity took the time to incorporate much of the “voice of the customer” feedback into the design of our new insert double hung. Here are a few of the highlights:

1. New sill design allows for more of the bottom rail to be visible on the interior which gives the insert a more traditional appearance. They also added the option of a sash lift.

2. A color matched extension to the exterior bottom rail has been added which improves upon our aesthetics from the exterior.

3. Our sizing capability has been greatly expanded. Integrity will make Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hungs smaller and larger than our current full frame product. Up to 54″ x 84″, incredible. All sizes come certified for performance by the WDMA.

4. The interior check rail/accent ledge has been reconfigured with the depth of the accent ledge overhang reduced by more than half. As a matter of fact this change has already been adopted into the full frame product.

If it sounds like I am excited, it’s because I am. In my opinion the product planning team did a great job.

Ultrex fiberglass, certified exterior coating system, industry leading performance, aesthetic improvements all in a consistent two week lead time – doesn’t sound like just another insert window to me. Check it out!

Ben BrockettBen Brockett
Product Specialist
A.W. Hastings Co.

Integrity Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung

Our customers have asked for it – and Integrity Windows and Doors has delivered with its new Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung! The frame-in-frame design is precision built to the unique window opening, allowing for a clean replacement without disturbing the existing interior or exterior trim of the home. Rich pine interiors are complemented by Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass exteriors and a wide array of options for superior performance and durability that blend seamlessly with the home design.  Hastings Product Specialist Ben Brockett shares more about this key addition to the Integrity product line.

Transforming the Home of New York State’s Oldest Newspaper

The Poughkeepsie Journal was founded in 1785 and is the oldest newspaper in New York state, third oldest in the country. The Journal operates out of a fieldstone Colonial Revival building that was built in 1941. After buying the building in 2009, new owners sought to maintain the historical integrity of the building, but they were also looking for low long-term maintenance costs. Marvin windows were selected to replace both the original single pane windows and the newer, but poorly matched windows.

Read more about why Marvin windows were chosen and what the final solution entailed at awhastings.com.

Non-Profit Ambulance Facility Built with Low Maintenance Integrity Windows

The Madison Ambulance Facility is a non-profit emergency medical service organization that serves the Madison, CT community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The newly constructed building makes use of low maintenance Integrity All Ultrex Single Hung Windows for an energy efficient and affordable solution.

Learn more about the new municipal facility at awhastings.com/project-profiles.