Marvin Windows vs Andersen Windows
How do these two brands stack up against one another. Let's take a closer look and compare these two on company structure, what they sell, how they market, and what they cost.
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Marvin Windows vs Andersen
Marvin is headquartered in Warroad Minnesota and employs some 7000 people. They are best known for their fiberglass window series and they arguably make the best. (Alpen and Inline would have something to say about this, but Marvin is much better known than either of these two companies.) They have been around for over 100 years and enjoy a very good reputation in the window industry.
What They Sell
Marvin sells a number of fiberglass window series, including the Elevate and Essential Collections, which were introduced back in 2019 as more or less replacements for their very popular Integrity and Infinity series. The Infinity and Integrity series are still around and sold by certain Marvin dealers, although I’m not exactly sure why. (Maybe name recognition in the industry.) Regardless, all four of these fiberglass series are quite well made and very durable. The Elevate is the nicer and more expensive option over the Essential Collection. Marvin also sells the wood clad Ultimate series, also considered a very good (and very expensive).
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How They Market
Marvin sells their five fiberglass windows&doors using local dealers that either sell them exclusively or sell Marvin along with other brands. (Perhaps they sell Marvin for fiberglass and wood clad, and ProVia for a vinyl option.) Marvin also sells to certain large builders and to contractors. What Marvin does not do is sell directly to the public. Nor do they sell through any big box stores.
Marvin Windows Cost are some of the highest out there - it’s not uncommon for them to run north of $1.5K per window fully installed. I tend to think they are worth it if they are in your budget.
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Marvin Windows vs Andersen Windows Cost
Hi Dane. Owner builder of a forever final home build project. We have 30 windows. Looking at 3 current quotes.
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Bill, I like the Andersen 200 series pricing. Are you looking to get wood windows? I personally don't like wood windows unless you are willing to maintain them and do the maintenance that is reuqired of them so that they last 30 years. A top tier vinyl with a wood laminate is the way to go in my opinion.