Venting Picture Windows

Venting Picture Windows

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Project Location: Michigan Lake House

Challenge: This lovely lakeside cottage had everything required to take advantage of the magnificent views of Lake Michigan – everything that is, but windows as nice as the view they framed. The old picture windows with flanking casements had definitely seen better days. They were rotten, drafty, and just plain out of character with the rest of the cottage. The owners wanted to replace them, but wanted to be sure they had the right contractor for the job.

Solution: The Chicago-based owners found us through a referral from a trusted associate and we went to work outlining options. After listening to their needs, we recommended Marvin Venting Picture windows to take advantage of the cool lake breezes. These windows allow both unobstructed views and ventilation, thanks to their unique engineering at the hands of Marvin. To open them, one simply releases the locking mechanism and pushes the sash outwards. Heavy duty hardware makes the operation practically effortless and a perimeter screen that moves with the sash ensures insects won’t make their way into the house. These Venting Picture windows are unique to Marvin, yet add only a slight amount to the cost of the project.

We travelled to northern Michigan to perform the installation and in just a couple days had the project wrapped up. The owners can now enjoy their cottage more and will be saving energy as well.