Marvin Introduces the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung
By Marvin Windows
February 4, 2014
Industry-first advancements include revolutionary hardware, operation and design
Marvin’s Ultimate Double Hung has long been one of the company’s most demanded windows. Beloved by builders, architects and homeowners alike, the Ultimate Double Hung has been a standout of the Marvin product line.
Now, Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to introduce the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung, featuring never-before-seen hardware, operation, performance and design. It’s a traditional-looking window that’s anything but traditional, combining state-of-the-art technology with Marvin’s legendary craftsmanship.
The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung is the first and only window that does not rely on a traditional lock and keeper. In its place is an innovative keeperless hardware system, which elegantly combines the traditional double hung look with intuitive operation, modern convenience and added peace of mind. All aspects of the window’s operation are controlled with a single piece of hardware. This revolutionary hardware system allows users of the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung to effortlessly and intuitively perform a variety of functions:
- Locking and unlocking: With a flick of the sweep, the bottom and top sashes can both be opened to let in air. The hardware is designed to give a positive “click” when the window has been locked, for extra peace of mind. When one sash is open, the other sash can be locked, a feature that no other double hung window on the market can offer.
- Venting: When users want fresh air, but don’t want to open the window all the way, the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung delivers with Vent Mode. After raising the bottom sash of the window, the user simply slides the sweep to the locked position. The sash can then be raised to four inches of clearance, where it will stop with a “click.” Vent Mode is a great solution for added security with ventilation.
- Washing: The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung’s hardware allows the bottom and top sashes to tilt in for easy washing. To wash, simply press the button on top of the sweep and pull the sash inward to clean the exterior from inside.
The window’s multi-point locking system locks directly into the jamb to help prevent draftiness and improve structural performance. Result: a more air-tight window that provides greater energy efficiency and comfort.
The design of the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung is stunning in its attention to detail, fit and finish. The entire interior of the window is wood. Weatherstripping is minimized so that nothing mars the beauty of Marvin’s warm wood interior – and with three weatherstripping colors to choose from, there is a seamless blend.
The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung also features a narrower checkrail. At only 1 15/16”, the checkrail follows traditional window proportions, making it ideal for historic renovations as well as new construction.
But beauty and ease of operation are only the beginning. The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung performs to industry-leading standards, with a DP50 rating on the most popular sizes.
“The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung is the result of listening to the customer and crafting a window that not only meets what the customer asked for, but delivers more,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “The double hung is an iconic product used in architecture for centuries. Our challenge was to deliver a product that
stays true to its heritage but brings enhanced functionality, performance and innovation for a better user experience.
“And like all of our products, the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung is handcrafted in America and backed by the quality, craftsmanship and reputation of our fourth generation family business,” Marvin said.