Performance and Energy Efficiency

High Performance Finish

Marvin's clad paint finish provides durability with a maintenance free surface that won't chalk or fade. Our extruded aluminum cladding meets AAMA2605 requirements by incorporating Fluropon coatings, a premium Fluopolymer system containing 70% PVDF proprietary resin.

Learn more about Marvin extruded aluminum cladding.

Marvin products are also available in wood. Exterior wood options include Pine, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir, Mahogany, and primed wood. Specialty species are available.

Energy Efficiency

One of the ways Marvin truly adds value to our windows and doors is through our commitment to building energy-saving performance into every product while still upholding our high aesthetic standards. Because a truly beautiful window or door should not only meet your project's design specifications - it should save energy as well.

Marvin builds energy efficiency into product performance while bringing your inspiration to life. Marvin offers a variety of energy-efficient glass options:

Glazing and Energy Performance

Insulating glass with Low E2 and argon gas come standard with Marvin products. Low E is a general term for low emissivity. Low E coatings are thin metallic layers on a glass surface that manipulate the sun’s light and heat by blocking or reflecting it. Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) measures the amount of heat transmitted through a window.

Low E2 is an all-climate glazing featuring two layers of silver on an inside surface of IG glass. It provides year round performance and comfort. In winter it reflects heat back into the room; in summer it blocks heat from the sun.

Low E3 glazing performs well in southern climates where sun exposure is intense and cooling costs are high. Three layers of metallic silver provide the best solar heat gain performance in environments where limited solar heat transmission is preferred.

Low E1 is often selected in northern regions because of its performance characteristics. It blocks heat loss to the exterior and reflects heat back into the room. Low E1 is ideal for building designs that take advantage of the sun’s radiant heat.

Performance Glazing Options

Tripane glazing, available with argon or krypton gas, provides excellent energy performance. Available in products where glazing thickness can be wider than ¾”, it features two coated panes of glass with a third pane sandwiched between them. It's available in a variety of Low E glass options. Tempered and laminated glazing options are available.

Please visit your Marvin Dealer for more information on ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 criteria.

High performance Marvin windows with Tripane glazing and argon or krypton can achieve low U-values.

Windows Tripane U-factor: Clad Tripane U-factor: Wood
Vertical Sliding .18 - .22 .16 - .17
Swinging .20 - .21 .19 - .20
Tilting/Projecting .20 - .21 .19 - .20
Horizontal Sliding N/A N/A
Fixed .16 - .20 .15 - .19
Dual Action .22 .18

See product pages for IG performance data.

Chain of Custody Certified Wood

Marvin products are available with either Sustainable Forest Initiative® (SFI®) chain of certification or with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain of custody certification. All species used in Marvin products may be specified with certified wood.

Onsite Efficiencies

Marvin products are available with factory applied White Interior Finish, minimizing onsite-painting and waste.

Operating windows can be components of innovative ventilation designs and integrated with HVAC and lighting system programs for high performance buildings. See how Marvin products can contribute to LEED Certification.


That’s a wrap! A recap of our final day of The International Builders' Show (IBS...

That’s a wrap! A recap of our final day of The International Builders' Show (IBS): #IBSVegas #MarvinWindows

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