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Wood and clad wood windows among best remodeling values

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Annual cost vs. value report by Remodeling magazine once again finds wood windows are a top investment

Warroad, Minn., November 17, 2010 – Wood and clad wood replacement windows are once again among the most cost-effective home improvement projects, according to the 2011 cost vs. value report by Remodeling magazine. For both mid-range and upscale remodeling projects, wood windows ranked among the top five most cost-effective improvements in the magazine’s closely watched annual report.

For mid-range remodeling projects, wood windows returned 72.4 percent of their cost on resale, according to the report. For upscale remodeling projects, wood windows returned 67.5 percent of their cost on resale. Both figures ranked among the top five most cost-effective improvements.

“As the leader in made to order wood and clad wood windows and doors, we’re happy to see the enduring value of our products recognized by this influential report,” said Brett Boyum, marketing director of Marvin Windows and Doors. “Quality wood and clad wood windows are a smart buy for any remodeling project.”

Quality wood and clad wood windows also save money on energy. Replacing old windows with energy-efficient wood windows can save homeowners 15 to 25 percent on their monthly heating and cooling bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.